Archive for 'Front Range'

Flagstaff

Flagstaff

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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Yesterday I made a quick trip up to Flagstaff with┬áJon Cardwell and Matty Hong. Just this week Jon made the 3rd ascent of The Game V15 in Boulder Canyon. Not only is Jon an extremely talented boulderer and route climber, I would argue that he is one of the best route setters in the country. […]

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Front Range

Front Range

Posted on 24. Jun, 2012 by .

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Right before last weekend I finished up my Calc exam and I had the chance to get out. I felt very anxious to give Rodeo Free Europe, in Wild Iris, some more work, but it would not be, and so I hung around the Front Range. Being in school is difficult and I really cherish […]

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The Altruist

Posted on 14. Feb, 2012 by .

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I know this news is a bit old in our now seemingly daily news cycle but I did want to highlight a recent ascent here in Colorado. A few weeks ago Carlo Traversi made the first ascent of a long-standing project in the Flatirons which he is calling The Altruist V13. The problem is located […]

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Colorado Bouldering: Front Range by Phillip Benningfield and Matt Samet

Colorado Bouldering: Front Range by Phillip Benningfield and Matt Samet

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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It’s been more than 10 years since a comprehensive bouldering guide to the Front Range of Colorado existed, but Colorado Bouldering: Front Range by Phillip Benningfield and Matt Samet from Sharp End Publishing is now complete! You can pre-order the book right here on B3, just click the link on the right side of the […]

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Flagstaff

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .

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The weather in Boulder continues to be cold and the snow has lingered. Yesterday I made my way up to Flagstaff to climb Hollow’s Way, probably the best line on the Mountain. Unfortunately, that problem was covered in snow, so we made our way up the road to check out a new problem put up […]

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Morrison

Posted on 30. Nov, 2008 by .

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Saturday the weather was terrible everywhere and I found myself at Morrison with Rylan Marshall. Conditions were really nice and I warmed up quickly. I had climbed Center Route (which according to John Sherman is one of the standards for V10, along with Full Service) a few years ago, so I had no real objectives. […]

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Eldorado Canyon

Posted on 29. Nov, 2008 by .

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Today Jason Pinto and I headed into Eldorado Canyon. We made our way to the back of the Canyon and marched up the Eldorado Canyon Trail. Eldo is a big place, and we weren’t sure exactly where to go. Thank goodness there was a new sign to point the way to our beloved rocks. Past […]

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The Millenium Boulder

The Millenium Boulder

Posted on 13. Nov, 2008 by .

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Sunday I went to the Millenium Boulder with a great crew. The Millenium Boulder is a giant erratic (if anyone knows the actual geologic history of this boulder please share) that lies about a mile or so north of The Black Hole and Morrison, and it stands in great contrast to that scruffy cliffband. This […]

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Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado

Posted on 10. Nov, 2008 by .

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Saturday we marched back down to the Wet Mountains. I wanted to finish cleaning off the arete I found last weekend and maybe give it some effort. I didn’t sleep very well Friday night and I was off to a slow start in the morning. Several people were psyched to try The Nickness, a V10 […]

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Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado

Posted on 05. Nov, 2008 by .

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Saturday I went to an obscure area in Southern Colorado, in the Wet Mountains. The rock there is very nice, but it is a long 3 hour drive from Boulder. A nice diversion this time of year as the weather is perpetually threatening to shut down the alpine areas. It was a mellow but fun […]

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