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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Wind Tunnel (5.7 R)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 19, 2008

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Comments: Who knows if we were on route or not but we had fun. From the ground we could see a tree with slings just above and slightly right a nice slab with what appeared to be little to no gear placements. We started up just to the right side of this slab where gear could be placed in a crack system. We were forced to traverse back slightly left and on up to the visible tree with slings. This was a fun 5.7 and as others say, you could stop here.

But NO, we had to keep going. The next pitch did r... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Dan's Line (5.8)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 15, 2007

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Comments: Excellent route that felt like a true 5.8. Rarely do I lead a climb without first following someone else up the route. I know, I am a sissy. Anyhow, I led this one without any previous awareness. It was a blast. It held my attention but never scared me. Great route. I highly recommend it.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Arapahoe Peaks : Skywalker Couloir
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 4, 2007

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Comments: Had to avoid the heat in Boulder so we climbed Skywalker today, July 4, 2007. We were surprised to find the snow in great shape (styrafoam) all the way up to the Princess Leia finish where we found the snow band to be very narrow (less than 3 feet and rotten. It was so crumbly that we removed our crampons and climbed to the right on the rock for approximately 80 feet until we could regain the couloir higher up. The rock was a bit more difficult than a scramble...felt like 5.4 given we had hea... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : The Yellow Spur (5.9)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 26, 2004

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Comments: After numerous tries, I finally figured out how to pull the overhang on P1. This used to pump me out and make me sad. The key is to get your feet high by grabbing an undercling with the left hand and laying it back a bit. This enabled me to back step with my right foot and then stand up and grab great holds near the pin. There is one other key....keep moving...the slightest hesitation can cause a flash pump.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Breakfast in Bed (5.8)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 26, 2004

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Comments: I love this climb! The crux is directly off the ledge and yes, you want your piece to be bomber. I place a red Camalot in a slot on the edge of the mantle...quickly pull up and reach for the bomber hold as Ron mentioned on the left-facing dihedral. The climb continues to back off the higher you go. This is a long fun pitch. You can walk off the standard Bastille descent.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Dandi-Line (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 17, 2004

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Comments: This climb is lots of fun for a 5.7 and much easier than its sidekick Mescaline. I agree with James, I good choice for one of your earlier 5.7 leads in Eldo....it is a confidence builder. You gotta be careful of the loose rocks on the higher ledges and if toproping, I suggest setting up a back up anchor to save stress on the tree....it is a small tree.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : The Flakes (5.9)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 17, 2004

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Comments: This is a great after work route. It got my attention right off the ground. My left leg would not stop shaking. I think it is a bit below a 9 but a stiff 8 so I give it an 8+. I felt the protection was always good and there was always a solid hand or foot hold. The challenge was just getting the confidence to lay back the lower section and trust that if I kept moving the next good hand or foot would appear. It always did. There were just brief moments of fear from the unknown. To sum it ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : S&M (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: Mar 28, 2004

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Comments: I climbed this today and really enjoyed it. During the run out sections at the bottom, there were great hand holds and good foot placements .... the rock felt pretty solid to me. As the route got a little more difficult, I was able to find more and more pro. Bring a couple long slings for the traverse. When my partner got to the top, it was a full blown snow storm (yep today). It was not at all obvious to us that we could walk off to the South. We found a two bolt rap anchor just South Ea... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress : Bitty Buttress (5.8+)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jan 12, 2004

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Comments: This route is incredible to do on sunny winter days. It was a no shell or jacket day.Getting off the ground just above the fallen dead tree log feels a bit challenging. After moving six feet up, I found myself moving left to step up a few ledges before traversing back right. The majority of P1 is pure bliss....fun climbing with great gear placements. You just keep moving up and the route will push you to step left out onto the face (near the end of the pitch).Getting off the ledge on the star... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Kor's Flake (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: Sep 21, 2003

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Comments: I wish I read this site and set a 2nd belay 30 feet up the flake just before the O/W so that my partner would end up doing the O/W instead of me. I started up the O/W and didn't see any gear placements....all the way I wished I had a couple big bros as they would have been perfect. For the bulk of this O/W I stayed on the outside but I didn't quite make it to the top of the flake. After what appeared to be 30+ feet of runout I got a bit freaked out and decided to do a body wedge into the thin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : The Whistle Stop (5.9-)
By: Tonya Clement When: Sep 13, 2003

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Comments: This is such a great climb to do after work since the approach is short and easy. There are definately some 5.8's that are much harder than this route; however, I think it deserves the 5.9- because gear is a bit tricky...not hard, just tricky. I am just starting to lead 5.9's and found this to be comfortable yet still a challenge. It made me think. I only wish the route was twice as long. It ends too soon. Does anyone know if there is a second pitch above this route?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book : White Whale (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jul 4, 2003

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Comments: Great 4th of July climb if you are the first one on the route. We pulled into the parking lot at 5:30 am (first car). By the time we came off the route, the entire rock was filled with climbers. On this super hot day, we were in the shade all morning. This route is fabulous. I am trying to do more leads without first following someone. This is the perfect route to just jump on. It protects well (make sure you are comfortable with hanging belays - one is needed at the top of P2). P1 gives... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Don't Pull on the Udder (5.9)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jun 28, 2003

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Comments: Thanks Pat and Azenda! This is so short and yet so sweet. It is a one hit wonder of a move but fun all the same. I definitely placed a cam in the crack just before the 3rd bolt...just to give me confidence to make the step up. This one is a 5.8 in my book. If you have never led a 5.9...this would be a good first attempt as you will succeed!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Sofa Kingdom (5.10)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jun 28, 2003

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Comments: Oh yeah, great climb. It clearly is not 5.10, and I know this because I still struggle on many 5.9 routes, and this was pure joy.! The only reason I would give it a 5.9 is because, like mentioned above, you can get psyched out if you don't just keep moving. I must say, there are places where, being short, I had an intermediate move before the bolt. Those moments made it slightly challenging. Oh, we dabbled with starting left, center and right of the line of the first bolt off the belay ledge... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Owl (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: Jun 19, 2003

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Comments: This was a lead I feared for a long time, in fact I hated following it because I always muscled through the pigeon poop crack and had to take on the roof...a couple nights ago a friend showed me new techniques and it made all the difference. Tonight on lead I learned this route can be easy but I agree it is not a beginner lead. On lead I found (being short 5'2") that reaching for the chicken head on P1 was the hardest move since I was a bit above and right of my last piece. The crack and the ... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : The Triple Mantle (5.9)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: Somebody...please do this route and tell me if the route is intended to continue after the three mantle moves. The mantles were both challenging and fun. Three of us played on it today and we each did them entirely differently..... None of us were able to climb beyond the mantles. We ended up moving right onto the 5.5 route to get back up to clean the top rope.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : KeeMoSabe (5.9)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: Really fun route. The crux move at the top is a real knee scraper if you aren't tall enough to get the frictiony holds on the top of the slopey bulge which enables you to walk/smear your feet up. I never ran it smoothly but I will [definitely] return to practice. We are talking....you could belay out of your car...it is that close to the road.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Ruper (5.8+)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 31, 2003

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Comments: I must comment about this route....I thought I was a solid 5.8 leader until this! I just struggled up P2 on follow...I found the feet to be quite polished and the lay back to require brute strength. Then I took a leader fall on P4. I was able to find protection all the way (including the runout section) and it is a good thing. I just popped off since it was so vertical and I was tired by the time I got there.

As everyone says, the route has a bit of everything and it is tiring. For those... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Rewritten (5.7)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 30, 2003

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Comments: Oh my! I have done this route five times and yesterday was the first time I had done the Rebuffet's Arete. Previously I had climbed just to the left in the rotten band of trees - like an idiot! Don't miss this exciting section as it has some of the best views. I must say, I had a bit of difficulty getting off the arete and back on the wall for the final pitch. Perhaps I made this harder than it is.

As for the first pitch, my partner Will led it and sewed it up. Like others have said, if yo... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : Shortcut (East Face) (5.4)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 28, 2003

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Comments: My partner and I strung the first two pitches together and simul-climbed on two 60m ropes. The rope drag was a bit too much for me, probably due to the low pitch of the climb. It was nice to do it here as these two pitches were relatively easy and took good gear. The lines were not obvious to me so I assume anything goes and the entire face can be climbed. We chose not to simul-climb the crack and set a belay at the neck. The crack was the most interesting and fun part of the climb. Perhaps... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Chouette (5.6)
By: Tonya Clement When: May 27, 2003

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Comments: Great little "beginning of the season" route. I found I placed about three extra pieces (a small cam, an Alien and a nut) here and there just for the added confidence. Why not, as it is good practice.

This is a great place to come if you don't have a lot of time and you wanna get in a quick pitch or two. If this route doesn't challenge you, jump on Splash directly to the right.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : The Bulge (5.7 R)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 20, 2003

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Comments: There is little I can add to all of the previous comments...yet I will say this climb is FABULOUS! It seems there are multiple lines on P1. I personally step off the ground by the tiny bush and then find myself working my way left, for good hands and feet, before heading straight up to the pin. Pulling the small bulge on P1 was always a challenge until I learned to just work my feet up and pull/mantle through it. (Honestly, I had to top rope it a few times before I got it).

P2 was quite f... more >>


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Casual Corner (5.8+)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 13, 2003

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Comments: This route should have a star. Five of us climbed it and five us had a blast, however only one of us chose to lead it. I will wait until later in the season to lead it as it was a bit pumpy through the section requiring a lie back. Add this one to your list!


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : The Monkey Skull : Upside The Cranium (5.10c)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 13, 2003

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Comments: Climbed on 4.12.03. With out a doubt...the best sport route that I have done in the SSV area. Paul Findley led it and four of us got to top rope it. What a spectacular afternoon. The is one I would go back to again and again. We found it best to stay right of the bolts. A 60M rope barely reaches the ledge just off the ground.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Third Buttress : Standard Route (5.7+)
By: Tonya Clement When: Apr 10, 2003

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Comments: Done yesterday after work. Great climb on cool days as the sun keeps you warm. Wonderful lead as the crux (start of the second pitch) protects well. It looks much more intimidating than it really is. Stem and work your feet up until you find enough to grab and go. Actually, for some odd reason, I tend to struggle mentally more on the start of the first pitch. Maybe this is harder given a fall would be a bit dangerous. It just seems a little bulgy and requires trusting the feet with only a... more >>


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