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By Joseph P. Crotty
From Broomfield, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Maltese cross.

Tony B wrote:
... So, uh... Do you need another clue since you appear to be Skunked?


Probably. Other then it's in the Flatirons I am clueless. Whatever it's called it looks ripe with choss.


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By EMT
Mar 12, 2010
me bouldering in MT

edge of time


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By Ol' Toby
From WA
Mar 12, 2010
A brilliant climb.

Shark's Fin arete in the Alabama Hills.


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By Bryan G
From San Jose
Mar 12, 2010
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders

Toby got it


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By EMT
Mar 12, 2010
me bouldering in MT

good one toby... should have known, not that many jugs on edge of time.


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By Ol' Toby
From WA
Mar 12, 2010
A brilliant climb.

Thanks, good route and fun spot.

Downclimb
Downclimb

Where is this lanky gentleman off-route?


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By Charles Vernon
From Tucson, AZ
Mar 12, 2010

The Barb. I don't have a good photo handy, so someone else submit one (if I'm right).


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By Ol' Toby
From WA
Mar 12, 2010
A brilliant climb.

That's the one. It was very entertaining to watch my friend and his (fortunately) tall partner do this downclimb from our vantage safe on the shoulder.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

Joseph P. Crotty wrote:
Other then it's in the Flatirons I am clueless. Whatever it's called it looks ripe with choss.

Correct on all accounts, but the Choss doesn't last. The route has some pretty good sections (the roof).

YDPL8S wrote:
The Guardian, now that's overhung!


No, but that is closest to the real route yet...
And integrates all (now 4) clues...
1) A Horan Route, and one he reacted to, when hearing that someone did it.
2) Within a few miles of Eldo (Flatirons)
3) Alcohol offered as a prize for the winner
4) You guys are SKUNKED so far...

Someone should have it by now!


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By EMT
Mar 12, 2010
me bouldering in MT

the barb


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By EMT
Mar 12, 2010
me bouldering in MT

where?
where?

for Charles


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By Stu Ritchie
From Denver
Mar 12, 2010
Desert Tortoise

Tony B...Left out?


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By Stu Ritchie
From Denver
Mar 12, 2010
Desert Tortoise

EMT...80 ft. of Meat?


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By EMT
Mar 12, 2010
me bouldering in MT

Stu Ritchie wrote:
EMT...80 ft. of Meat?

nope


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By slim
Administrator
Mar 12, 2010
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

tony, all this madness is making me really hungry. for a burger or something.


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By Joseph P. Crotty
From Broomfield, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Maltese cross.

Tony B wrote:
... 4) You guys are SKUNKED so far... Someone should have it by now!


Slim, that is not it as I have climbed the route you are referring to. Although they are similar.

Ok, so it's in SKUNK canyon and it's related to alcohol. My guess is it's on MP so I thumb through (i.e., MP is my FlatIrons guidebook) the current crop of routes and look for booze related names. It's probably one of these two:


Ok, so it's the second one as the photos match, but I cheated so I am disqualified. Note, this was seriously obscure.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

slim wrote:
tony, all this madness is making me really hungry. for a burger or something.


Warmer... getting warmer... YOu are going to burn off your noses soon.
But I did the FA of Burger Madness, which looks more like this:

Ross S. on Burger Madness.
Ross S. on Burger Madness.


Joe Crotty has lead that one too... but Bob Horan has not.

Hint #5: "What are you guys, DRUNK? This one is even in the books!"


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

Joseph P. Crotty wrote:
Slim, that is not it as I have climbed the route you are referring to. Although they are similar. Ok, so it's in SKUNK canyon and it's related to alcohol. My guess is it's on MP so I thumb through (i.e., MP is my FlatIrons guidebook) the current crop of routes and look for booze related names. It's probably one of these two: * Wild Turkey * Under The Influence Ok, so it's the second one as the photos match, but I cheated so I am disqualified. Note, this was seriously obscure.


OK, but you guessed based on the hints prior to checking the photo...
So I'll give you that. You also got it based on Clue #4...
So that's 2 beers remaining. Which means I owe you 2 beers. You going to be at the social on Tuesday?

Everyone else, thanks for playing the 'Obscure' game.
There are a LOT of big overhangs int eh flatirons... Just for fun, here is a nearby one that Joe already knows (that would be me in the pink and him in the white)
Joseph Crotty gets ready to start up the roof of 'Far Out' (5.10d) on the back side of Ridge-2 in Skunk Canyon (Flatirons). Photo by Tony Bubb, 8/07.
Joseph Crotty gets ready to start up the roof of 'Far Out' (5.10d) on the back side of Ridge-2 in Skunk Canyon (Flatirons). Photo by Tony Bubb, 8/07.
Tony Bubb finnishes up the roof crux of 'Far Out' (5.10d) on the back side of Ridge-2 in Skunk Canyon (Flatirons). Photo by Joseph Crotty, 8/07.
Tony Bubb finnishes up the roof crux of 'Far Out' (5.10d) on the back side of Ridge-2 in Skunk Canyon (Flatirons). Photo by Joseph Crotty, 8/07.


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By slim
Administrator
Mar 12, 2010
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

damn, that's what i get for trying to be a hotshot. all of those routes look pretty good to me. have to put 'em on my list.


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By Joseph P. Crotty
From Broomfield, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Maltese cross.

I know ice routes can look similar, but this one is well known.

Classic Colorado ice.
Classic Colorado ice.


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By Mark Cushman
From Cumming, GA
Mar 12, 2010
Profiley Styley

Stairway


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By Joseph P. Crotty
From Broomfield, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Maltese cross.

Mark Cushman wrote:
Stairway


Good job Mark.


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By Mark Cushman
From Cumming, GA
Mar 12, 2010
Profiley Styley

--- Invalid image id: 106696158 ---


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By grk10vq
Administrator
Mar 12, 2010
. . .

rock wars at the long wall.


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By Mark Cushman
From Cumming, GA
Mar 12, 2010
Profiley Styley

GRK wrote:
rock wars at the long wall.

Bingo! You're up!


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