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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Y Couloir (Left Branch)

5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c X (5)

Alpine, 1500'

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Ypsilon Mountain

Jun 9, 2003

Nevermore

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (49)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

CO : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock

Aug 2, 2002

Porch Monkey

5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a (5)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

CO : Boulder Canyon : The Wall of Voodoo

Jun 12, 2002

Sufferin' Succotash

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

CO : Boulder Canyon : The Wall of Voodoo

Jun 12, 2002

The Ticket

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (34)

Sport, 1 pitch

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper East Face

May 15, 2002

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

The Wall of Voodoo

CO : Boulder Canyon

Jun 14, 2002

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
TRASH BASH.

TRASH BASH.

CO : 11th Annual Flagstaff TRASH...

Sep 14, 2011

Photo

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Nevermore (5.13a)

Aug 2, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hand : Back in Slacks (5.11c)
By: Willie Mein When: Dec 31, 2004

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Comments: FYI - The maintenance on these routes is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2005.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The Hand : Back in Slacks (5.11c)
By: Willie Mein When: Dec 22, 2004

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Comments: When this issue came to our (Flatirons Climbing Council) attention through a post by Greg Hill on Monday 12/20/04, we were concerned that this was an act of malice. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the removal of the bolts was done as a concern for safety. Although the responsible party (RP) was aware of the ban for placing new bolts, RP was not aware that a Notification for Bolt Replacement form must be obtained from OSMP to remove and reinstall any fixed hardware in the Fla... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Der Zerkle : Knot Carrot (5.11a)
By: Willie Mein When: Dec 20, 2004

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Comments: The responsible party was doing some maintenance on these routes by replacing old rusted bolts that were installed without the use of epoxy in the 1980s.

These bolts unscrew from a sleeve that is in the rock and do not require any pry bar or other lever to remove them. There has been no damage to natural or climbing resources. Although, it is clear that the intentions were good (as the old bolts were rusted and unsafe), the responsible party has been informed that a "Notification for Bolt Re... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Hands In The Clouds (5.12a A0)
By: Willie Mein When: Jul 30, 2004

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Comments: Hands in the Clouds is a great sport line with outstanding position. If it were the first pitch off the ground, there would be a waiting line to get on it.

I suggest that one also try Huck Off after doing Hands in the Clouds. It is about the same grade and spice, and the climbing is steep, powerful, and interesting. It starts at the same anchor and goes left and up through the overhanging bulge. You can also TR the route (for those that may be afraid to fly) from the rap anchors that you'll... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: Willie Mein When: Oct 21, 2003

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Comments: Great position, great climbing, good gear, with a little spice. Thanks for establishing an excellent route, Richard.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12c R)
By: Willie Mein When: Sep 29, 2003

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Comments: Adam. Yes, that's the guy. Not many people know of his ascent because he didn't make a big deal of it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : The Evictor (5.12c R)
By: Willie Mein When: Jul 22, 2003

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Comments: I believe that Jim Surette did it way back, without all the hype.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Vasodilator (5.13a)
By: Willie Mein When: Jul 21, 2003

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Comments: Adam, the difference between the tat and other garbage, is that the long sling serves a purpose, and has been placed intentionally. On this route, in that location, it is extremely useful for those that don't flash 5.13. The bolt is in a good location for the red point. IMHO, moving the bolt would be a mistake. Whipping off the crux is clean and fun, but most folks probably were gald to have the sling to yard on, so they could clip the bolt and work out the moves. I think you should leave t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Vasodilator (5.13a)
By: Willie Mein When: Jul 18, 2003

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Comments: The long sling is definitely useful for getting the rope up and/or working the moves on the crux. Unless your name is Sven, and/or you have had the satisfaction for the flash of this fine route, then you have probably made good use of the sling in the past. I agree that it may be unsightly, but I favor leaving it. That tat is phat.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Y Couloir (Left Branch) (5.0 X)
By: Willie Mein When: Jun 10, 2003

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Comments: Exactly. Also, down low, where there was any snow, it was patchy and not continuous enough to ski. On foot, I was postholing. Threcher conditions for some of the approach and descent. I came in from above (from Trail Ridge) and nearly found myself stuck wallowing in poor conditions from the start. I must have taken my skis on and off at least twenty times throughout the day. For skiing, go early spring. For climbing, wait a little longer till the cornices drop. For a good workout, go now... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Y Couloir (Left Branch) (5.0 X)
By: Willie Mein When: Jun 10, 2003

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Comments: The top of this couloir is barely visible in this photo.Conditions were rough on 6/9/03, with very little snow below treeline. There was a very prominent (6'x6') runnel that ran the length of the couloir and there is still a huge cornice at the top. The SW face of Yipsilon looked good, and would have been a better ski.Although I didn't see anybody all day, I did have cellular reception from TR road to the Lawn Lake trailhead.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Torrey's Peak : North Face Ski Descent (Mod. Snow R)
By: Willie Mein When: May 13, 2003

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Comments: Nice addition to the site. All these ski variations are excellent and very accesible. If you find yourself on the summit before the N side softens up, you can ski one of the excellent east side shots (Dead Dog, East Face, ..) early when they get the sun, and then hike back up for the N decent. This makes for a big morning, especially if you don't have a shuttle, nobody gives you a ride because you smell, and then you have to jog up the road two more miles back to the trailhead and your car ..... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Cloud Shadow : Undercling Traverse (V9)
By: Willie Mein When: May 2, 2003

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Comments: That's the start that I've always used to try the problem. Emphasis on "try".


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge : All Mixed Up (WI4 R)
By: Willie Mein When: Nov 19, 2002

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Comments: My patrner, TM, and I just returned from a Mixed Up Moonlight Adventure. We had a blast. Face shots for hours. Actually, it was more like a sand blast,...ice and snow crystals to the face, for hours.

It was very, very windy. Knock you over windy. Grab you partner as you get tossed, windy. Better have twp solid placement, windy.Scary windy.

Skied in and out from the lake.

Ice is in. Trail from lake to ice is in. Snow slopes seemed relatively stable. We bailed before the top due t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Cloud Shadow : Cloud Shadow Low (V7)
By: Willie Mein When: Nov 15, 2002

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Comments: Instead of exiting the ramp with a mantle, continue left another 10ft to finish on the holds on top of Hagan's. This low traverse through the middle (without any of the larger huecos) and the harder finish seems to be V7. I believe that you are probably using a different (better) set of hold through the middle if it seems easier.

In any case, this is one of the best traverses at Flag. Good rock, great moves, and good landings (except for one big move towards the end).


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Nautilus : Nautilus Traverse (V3)
By: Willie Mein When: Nov 12, 2002

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Comments: Sweet photo. The baby burn is always a stout pump. I prefer launching sick air while skiing with little ones in a pack, ... praying that daddy lands it. I call it bonding.

AC's reactionary comment has some merit, but after reading Phil's well said rebuttal and explaination of the photo, I'm certain that AC realizes that there is no need to get his panties all knotted up over this. Good rant, although.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Rincon (5.11a)
By: Willie Mein When: Oct 8, 2002

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Comments: Hi Steve,

Check with the FHRC on the proposal. It was my understanding that this had been discussed and approved.

I was at the FHRC meeting regarding the pin on the Edge a few years back.

Although I do believe that a little spice can add to one's climbing experience, I tend to enjoy the climbing more than the scare.

A bolt at the crux will certainly change the nature of the crux and the route, but so will beating out this placement, damaging the rock, and possibly creating new jams. The pi... more >>


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