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Member Since: Mar 15, 2002
Last Visit: Jul 8, 2003
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Ruper (5.8+)
By: Zachary Markis When: Jul 8, 2003

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Comments: Honestly, felt more like 5.7--but, this was a lot of fun!!! The first pitch...? I guess we missed it. We just cruised up some ramp to this corner with extreme exposure and ended up at the Ruper Crack. The crack itself was fairly polished and my cams just kept walking back--but, definately earns the 'three-star' rating!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Rosy Crucifixion (5.10a PG13)
By: Zachary Markis When: Jul 8, 2003

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Comments: Just did this climb yesterday after doing the first three pitches of Ruper. Would have to say it was one of the best days I've had in Eldo! The crux on Rosy is short and well protected with two bolts at the start--or, maybe it is pulling the ropes after rapping off. Great climb and I would agree that the rating is about right. FYI: someone may want to throw up some rings or chains at the end of P1--the slings are starting to fray all over...


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 12, 2002

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Comments: I love this crag! Is kind of easy to get lost on your way back to the car, but well worth it! Everything here is over-graded, however, pretty run out. A lot of side pulls and funky footwork. Great spot to climb during the week, after work.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Mesca-Line (5.7)
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 12, 2002

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Comments: I really liked this climb! Nice and pretty sustained throughout. The crux, I thought, was just above the first little bush, about 20 ft. off the deck. After that, lots a' fun! The roof isn't too big and not too pumpy at all. Wouldn't recommend taking time to place anything at the roof (unless, to the left of the flake). Does anyone know the name of the route two over from Mesca-Line--is a short, 5.9 crack?? Whatever it is called--also A LOT of fun!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Break on Through (5.10b)
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 12, 2002

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Comments: This was first time I'd been to the West Ridge and the first route I climbed there...If you do it on the weekend, and use the tree as the anchor for the first pitch--watch for others on Chianti, directly beneath rappel.


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Bucksnort Slab : Classic Dihedral (5.7)
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 3, 2002

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Comments: Mr. Shane Zentner introduced this area to me. The Bucksnort Slab is full of fun stuff! This route, in particular, is f*@&%$n' awesome!!! Definitely, save those bigger cams for the top--#3. or #4 Camalot. Top of first pitch is great belay on a huge shelf!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Wind Ridge (5.8)
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 3, 2002

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Comments: Best route of the Wind Tower! I love the exposure on the second pitch! Belays are perfect, nice rock and beautiful views! The third pitch does have kind of a tricky start--you have to pull up into this big bowl...but, worth it!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : South Gateway Rock : West Side : West Point Crack (5.8 R)
By: Zachary Markis When: Apr 1, 2002

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Comments: Chimney is pretty funky and can be kind of a reach when placing gear--but overall, great fun!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Spinney Dan (5.10c)
By: Zachary Markis When: Mar 29, 2002

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Comments: Yeah, watch out for the loose rocks at the top--Shane almost dropped it right on my head! Just joking, Bud! One of my all time favorite routes in Shelf!!!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : It's Miller Time (5.11a/b)
By: Zachary Markis When: Mar 29, 2002

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Comments: Nice one to do before jumping on Suburbia--which is right next to it. Pretty pumpy, little route! At the top, best to high step over the bulge, Watch out--pulling on some pretty sharp limestone.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Dead Tree Crack (5.10b)
By: Zachary Markis When: Mar 29, 2002

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Comments: I can't believe that this was only given one star??! It is a lot of fun--kind of a funky move up to the first bolt. Like a vast majority of the routes in Shelf, a tad runout...but, bolts are solid, climb is straight forward and offers awesome exposure!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Osiris (5.7)
By: Zachary Markis When: Mar 15, 2002

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Comments: Are you sure you all were on the right route?? Osiris is one of the classics in Colorado! The first pitch is definately the best--but, there is so much to this climb...slab, crack, offwidth (I know, sounds crazy, but I enjoy them, great belays at almost every pitch! Avoid it on the weekends.