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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.


Location: CO : South Platte : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Nov 3, 2011

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Comments: Allen, I never saw this before, I guess I had stopped reading "Climbing" magazine by that time (wasn't what it used to be in the old days). Nice picture, nice memoriam.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : (Enter) Sandman (5.9)
By: YDPL8S When: Oct 26, 2011

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Comments: 9 pictures for 70 feet of climbing? That's more beta than you get for most boulder problems. If it wasn't for the fetching model in this beta/topo, I'd cry foul.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : Sun Deck : Left Hand Mantel (5.8)
By: YDPL8S When: Oct 7, 2011

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Comments: Fun pitch to take a first timer up, pretty much a 1 move wonder.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : Sun Deck : ... : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Oct 7, 2011

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Comments: The mantel shelf is right above her head.

BTW - notice EBs and she's climbing with a bowline on a coil:-)


Location: CO : Gunnison : Gate View Canyon
By: YDPL8S When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: I can't believe we never found this area, looks really nice! Is it a new find, are all of the routes there new?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Tagger (5.10b/c)
By: YDPL8S When: Aug 9, 2011

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Comments: That 1st pitch is one of those pitches where it's amazing that there are so many different ways to do it, when it feels like there is so little there to work with, when you get there. The key for me was "trust your feet", use opposition (psuedo stem), and don't hang around looking.

That picture of Mic soloing it makes me want to puke, some people just have skills that others don't.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Aug 9, 2011

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Comments: I love this pic! I often use it as my desktop.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+) : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Aug 5, 2011

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Comments: What the ?????


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : ... : Photo
By: YDPL8S When: Aug 3, 2011

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Comments: Uhhhh...you rapped on the ascent and rope ascented on the descent?


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