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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : ... : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jul 5, 2012

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Comments: Look at the way the pro is hanging and the Bastille is leaning, that spot is way steeper than the pic at first looks.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : Rosy Lane : Line on the Mirror (5.10) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jun 14, 2012

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Comments: Nice line!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Western State Campus : Chipeta Corner (V2)
By: YDPL8S When: Jun 9, 2012

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Comments: I was shown this problem in the spring of '72 by Chuck Tolton and Gunnison legend Charlie Pitts. We spent a whole evening buildering Chipeta, Taylor Hall, the OLD library, and the then "new" library.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Mt. Bancroft : East Ridge Direct (5.5 M2-3 Steep Snow R) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: Wow! That rock has been down in Pluto's workshop.


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : East Side : Holy Grail (5.11d) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: Now that's a nice ledge!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : ... : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: Kind of a cool picture of the Wind Tower.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Apr 21, 2012

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Comments: Cool pic, Allen, one can see all sorts of images in the ash plume.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Little Bear Peak : Northwest Face (Easy 5th Mod. Snow) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: Boy, there's an understatement, stacked dinner plates.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7)
By: YDPL8S When: Apr 2, 2012

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Comments: It takes awhile to get used to flaring cracks. If all you're used to are Yosemite and Indian Creek splitters, these are an acquired taste. Climb a few more, like George's Tree, and you'll get the hang of it. Then when you've really got your act in gear, try Crack of Fear on the Twin Owls (I backed off in fear and lack of energy after the 1st 50 ft, and I was following!).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Calypso Direct Start (5.8+ PG13)
By: YDPL8S When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: ^^^^^^^^
Ditto.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Femp (5.9)
By: YDPL8S When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: Spent a weekend doing Femp, Pear Buttress, and J-Crack. That was a full, fun crack time, Lumpy style!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : Vestal Peak : Wham Ridge (5.4 R)
By: YDPL8S When: Feb 22, 2012

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Comments: Maybe because it's so easy and fun, and steepens so gradually, that complacency lulls you into not placing protection until you get to your belay. I know that happened to me.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Senator Gulch (WI3-4)
By: YDPL8S When: Feb 13, 2012

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Comments: My first ice climb ever (winter of 79/80), with crazyman Bob Dickerson. I had a Hummingbird in one hand, Chouinard ice hammer in the other and Chouinard rigid crampons (black anodized) w/neoprene straps. Bob cruised it and didn't put in any pro until the belay (he was regularly free-soloing Bridalveil in those days). The ice was so thin that I could see water flowing on the frontpoints through the ice. I sold my ice equipment about a month later.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Capitol Peak : Northwest Buttress (5.9)
By: YDPL8S When: Jan 25, 2012

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Comments: Yeah, I agree with the above ^^^^^+++

I'm also thinking that the approach could be epic, that's a pretty long ways in. I'm imagining breaking trail, whether on skis, shoes or postholing could be an arduous task, and then the real fun begins! (guess I'm just an old wimp)


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Dementia (5.10a) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jan 20, 2012

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Comments: He's trying to get on the cover of Men's Health magazine? Those shorts have gotta go!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : The Hallucinogen Wall (5.10 A3+ R) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Jan 11, 2012

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Comments: I'm thinking sodium plagioclase feldspar more than quartz and the pinker ones are potasium orthoclase feldspar...i.e. "pegmatite". There probably is quartz in there, but I'm thinking it's not the majority component...could be wrong as I've certainly never been on that pitch, but I've looked at it from afar many times.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Sports Wall : Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls (5.12b/c)
By: YDPL8S When: Dec 16, 2011

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Comments: Isn't that a song from the late '90s by TLC? I only know this, because I had a teenage daughter when that song came out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : The Metamorphosis (5.10a)
By: YDPL8S When: Dec 14, 2011

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Comments: Only the cockroach knows for sure.


Location: General Climbing : Which climber inspires you ... : Post : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Dec 8, 2011

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Comments: As you can see from the picture "I'm not worthy!" From one "bearing up" old codger to another, thanks for the comment Phil.

FYI - Phil's got more talent in his rearranged vertebrae, or his modified patella than I have in my whole body:-)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: Hahahaha! Turn that pic 90 deg to the right and it's just about correct.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: Allen Hill or Mr. Green would know.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : Marmot Rocks
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: I bouldered there with Jimmy Newberry and friends in 1976 or 77.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Tiara Rado : Short, Cupped Hands (5.9+) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 22, 2011

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Comments: What route is that crack that goes up the center of the arete just right of that "hand" on the left?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Cussin' Crack (5.7)
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 16, 2011

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Comments: Huh? This thing must've gotten a lot slippier since I climbed it back in the dark ages. Like Roger, it was one of my first leads, and thought it was much easier than the Bastille or Empor. The first time I did Jackson's Wall direct (I followed, didn't lead it), we used Cussin Crack for the downclimb, in the old blue Royal Robbins. Oh well, enough old fart crap.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : (Enter) Sandman (5.9)
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: Hey Choss, in my mind it wasn't a flame, I thoroughly enjoyed the pics. Now if they were of me, I would call foul. BTW I am from Cali now, but I cut my climbing teeth in good ole Gunnison, Co.


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