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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Chickenshit Armchair Enviro... (5.12d)
By: KCP When: Sep 7, 2007

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Comments: LMAO. Only in Boulder.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 166/Silly Rock : Photo
By: KCP When: Sep 4, 2007

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Comments: It looks similar to The Monument, in Eldorado Canyon, except that it is closer to the ground and not underclings.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Treasure Wall : Twilight Time (5.10a)
By: KCP When: Sep 2, 2007

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Comments: Fun route.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Anarchitect (5.12d)
By: KCP When: Sep 2, 2007

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Comments:
Steve Levin wrote:
Just wanted to say this is one of the best sport routes on the Front Range and thanks to Alan for his time, effort and $$$ establishing it for us to enjoy.


Ditto.

BTW, Great effort, Matt.


Location: CO : Stashed Pad Removal Days
By: KCP When: Aug 31, 2007

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Comments: Nice job, Amy.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : The Book of Solemnity (5.10a)
By: KCP When: Aug 25, 2007

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Comments: A must-do introduction to 5.10


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area : The Prow (5.11d)
By: KCP When: Aug 22, 2007

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Comments: My favorite route in the East. Why is this route getting a C rating? It is a free climb.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Camber (5.11b)
By: KCP When: Aug 22, 2007

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Comments: This is a must-do route in this area, and I think 11b is spot on.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Overhang Rock : The Big Picture (5.12b)
By: KCP When: Aug 21, 2007

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Comments: I love this route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Warf Factor (5.12a)
By: KCP When: Aug 21, 2007

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Comments: Fun one-move route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Double Down (5.10a)
By: KCP When: Aug 21, 2007

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Comments: A waste of good hardware. This is one of the most contrived routes in the park, and the bolts spoil the natural corner right next to it.

It felt like 5.8 without using the corner. I really wish people would think more carefully before bolting right next to natural lines. Not every square inch of rock needs a bolt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Choss Temple Pilots (5.8)
By: KCP When: Aug 21, 2007

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Comments: This isn't a bad route, except that the last bolt is very poorly placed. I got the impression that the bolter was trying to force the route onto the face.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Frictionary (5.7)
By: KCP When: Aug 21, 2007

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Comments: My girlfriend and I decided to try this place out today. We did about a half dozen of the moderates, up to mid 5.10, and thought this was the best route of all of them. The route follows an obvious, uncontrived path, and it is bolted intelligently. The moves are also very fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Fire and Ice (5.12a PG13)
By: KCP When: Aug 3, 2007

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Comments: I agree that a 5.11 climber would have his or her hands full on this route, although 12c is way off. I onsighted this route pretty easily, in 1990, right after taking three tries to stick the crux of Downpressor Man. There was no stopper move on the route - just sustained and relatively thin climbing most of the way.

Ken, Did Jeff say that to you? Just curious because he was my regular partner back then, and I was with him when he did it. We both onsighted it and, as I recall, agreed that was ... more >>


Location: MA
By: KCP When: Jun 5, 2007

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Comments: You guys should submit some photos of these areas.


Location: CO : Benefit for Steve Dieckhoff
By: KCP When: May 18, 2007

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Comments: Hi Steve,

I am really sorry to hear about your health complications, although if anyone has the mental fortitude to give this thing a run for the money, it's you. I know that we have had our climbing ethics differences in the past, but I have always respected your desire to stay true to your beliefs.

Just remember that you have many friends in the Boulder climbing community, which is much better enduring this alone. Fight like hell, and we'll be rooting for you.

Cheers,

Ken


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 7, 2007

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Comments: Thanks for the post, Steve. You are a reasonable guy, and I always appreciate your input.

My attempt at spreading a little lightheartedness among the crowd was not meant to dismiss the issue of what Dean did. Dean's exploit is already indelibly etched in the minds of most climbers. The media and these forums have helped to insure that.

It's not that the topic of access, as it relates to causing problems for fellow climbers, is trivial to me. My problem is that the general tone of consistent De... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 7, 2007

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Comments: The point wasn't drivel, Pete, even if it was lost on you. Wow! I feel like a paper cut in a room full of alcohol swabs. Do some of you even know how to laugh at yourselves?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 6, 2007

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Comments: Brad,

Selective hearing seems to be a recurring theme in this whine fest. You should take a clue from Kirra, who had no problem recognizing how thoroughly I elaborated on my position. If you haven't gotten it by know, I am sorry to say that you just aren't that bright. Or maybe you do get it, but feel compelled to spend twenty more pages crying about it because you enjoy our company so much. Do you bitch about the guy who cut you off in traffic, nine months later? Are you still whining about th... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 6, 2007

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Comments: You guys are priceless.

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Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 4, 2007

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Comments: ""This thread feels like a reflection of our society.
The entire debate hinges on one issue."

This may be best explained by something said once by Steven Reiss, the Dept head of teh school of Psychology at OSU. To Paraphrase:
'When two sides argue and argue it is rarely the facts of the matter that are being debated, but the weight or validity of the fundimental values and motivations behind each point.'"


Mr. Reiss was a bright guy for saying it, and you, Tony, are equally bright for... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 3, 2007

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Comments: "There is a difference between an error in social judgement, and an obvious professional judgement error that results in restrictions for a large number of people. If I were to make a professional judgement error in my work that had serious consequences for others in my profession, even if it was not technically illegal, I would at best be fired and at worst sued. Professionals can and should be held to a higher standard of judgement and conduct than others."

So exactly what are you su... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 3, 2007

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Comments: By your position, Slim, all I can say is: Don't ever make an error in social judgment or we'll be gunning for you. You'd better stay on your game.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 3, 2007

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Comments: No problem, Brad. If things are sounding a little black and white so far, I'll add some color for you.

Here is a May 18, 2006 official statement from patagonia:

"Thursday, May 18, 2006
Patagonia's Stance on Dean Potter

Patagonia it seems is standing by Dean Potter for climbing Delicate Arch.Many individuals have asked us where we, as a company, stand on Dean's recent climb. Since last week, Patagonia has received hundreds of emails on the issue, many asking for a public stance. First of ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Arches NP - Anchor Replacem...
By: KCP When: Feb 2, 2007

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Comments: "How do you know why other people think and feel the way they do?"

Hmmm. Because they have posted it numerous times. For a minute there, I thought it was a trick question.

"Telling other people what motivates them is not a good strategy for making points in debates."

You mean like assuming that I am motivated by winning debate points?

All sarcasm aside, Ron, I am not here to win debate points. My intention has been to express an alternate viewpoint and then to leave it up... more >>


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