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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: wfscot When: Jul 28, 2013

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Comments: Did this yesterday. Awesome climb. A few loose pieces of rock here and there but easily discovered and avoided. As to the negative comments, alpine climbing isn't for everyone.

Climbgal's descent description is spot on. In terms of rope length, it is entirely possible to string R2 and R3 together (assuming 2 60m ropes). However, there is a real risk of stuck ropes on the pull. We did this and had to send someone back up to the R3 rappel station to get our rope unstuck. Fortunately we had... more >>


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Weller Slab
By: wfscot When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: As of July, 2013, there was a fallen tree blocking the start of the access trail from the camp host site. An alternative trail starts at the back of campsite #6. From there, the trail goes direct to the edge of the talus field and then ascends a bit on the side of the talus before going out into it. There are cairns the entire way up to the base of the slab. It's really not that bad, either. Took us probably 20 minutes from the car to the base.


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Koh Phi-Phi
By: wfscot When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: For those looking for easier climbs, this is an awesome alternative to the Muay Thai and 1, 2, 3 walls at Railay. When we were in the area in Nov. 2012, Muay Thai and 1, 2, 3 were shit shows every day with literally dozens of ropes. We decided to hit Phi Phi up for a few days and had Tonsai Tower all to ourselves.

Most of the climbs are super juggy, which should allow even beginners to get some good exposure. Highly recommended!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Jackson's Wall (5.6)
By: wfscot When: Jun 21, 2013

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Comments: We climbed this on 6/20/13, and there was a nasty loose rock on the exposed traverse just above the bolted belay. It's marked with a couple white Xs, but they look to be fading. It's something you will want to grab if you're not paying attention, and there's a good chance it would hit your belayer or folks on the ground below. Be careful!

Other that that, we found this climb better than expected. The chimney start isn't particularly fun, but the rest of the route is quite nice.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock
By: wfscot When: Jun 21, 2013

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Comments: A bit more info on option #3 for the descent: we had heard several reports of stuck ropes on the primary rap station, so we spent some time looking for this other option. It is exactly as stated here (downclimb W then descend a ramp to the SE), but it's quite the adventure. The downclimb itself is not trivial and is made way worse due to the exposure. Once you're down, you do indeed descend the ramp to the SE but way farther than you might think. The rap eyebolt is hidden a good 40m d... more >>