Colorado CLIMBING TRIP REPORTS



This page provides links to my climbing trip reports in Colorado, which so far have been a few trips to Rocky Mountain National Park, a couple of days at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and a some random days of cragging in Eldorado and Boulder Canyons. Most of this was in 2018, when I spent the entire month of July in Colorado climbing. At the beginning of the trip, I was considering CU Boulder as a potential grad school option; by the end of my trip, I had decided it was the only place I cared to go. I applied and was accepted into the PhD program in Applied Mathematics at CU Boulder, to begin in Fall 2019. So there will be lots of Colorado climbing in my future!
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BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON
AREA / WALL ROUTE DATE / LINK
 CHECKERBOARD Wall • Maiden Voyage (5.9, 4p, 500') + King Me (5.10-, 3p, 300')  Jul'18
 COMIC RELIEF Buttress Comic Relief (5.10, 8p, 950')
Jul'18

BOULDER CANYON
AREA / WALL ROUTE DATE / LINK
 BOULDER CANYON Climbing • 1st time climbing in Boulder Canyon (1 day of cragging): Cosmosis (5.10a, 1p), West Face (5.9+, 1p), West Crack (5.9+, 1p), Empor (5.7+, 2-3p)  Jul'18

ELDORADO CANYON
AREA / WALL ROUTE DATE / LINK
 ELDORADO CANYON Climbing 1. 3 Days: The Naked Edge (5.11b, 6 pitches) and various other routes: C'est La Vie P1+P2, Genesis P1, Tagger, NW Corner P1, Werk Supp + March of Dimes P3, Bastille Crack + Outer Space, Green Spur + Rebuffat's Arête via Rewritten, Darkness 'Til Dawn P1
2. 3 Days: Various routes: Gambit, Handcracker Direct, Positively 4th Street, Blind Faith, Rincon, Over the Hill, Chockstone + Chock Suey variation for P3, The Metamorphosis, Hair City P1, West Buttress Direct P1, Chance of Rain
1.  Aug'14
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 Jul'18

MT. EVANS
AREA / WALL ROUTE DATE / LINK
 The BLACK Wall 1. Good Evans (5.10d, 5p, ~400')
2. Road Warrior (5.10+, 5p, ~400')
1.  Jul'18
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 Jul'18

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Map of RMNP climbing areas I created as I was planning my 2018 climbing trip to the area.
SUMMIT ROUTE DATE / LINK
• ARROWHEAD Arrowplane (5.11a, 6p) Jul'18
 The DIAMOND / LONGS Peak 1. Keyhole Route (2nd)
2. Ariana (5.12a, 6p, ~800')
3. Casual Route (5.10a, 7p, ~800')
4. 
Pervertical Sanctuary (5.10c, 6p, ~800')
5. Yellow Wall + Forrest Finish (5.10, 6p, ~800') + Kiener's Route (4th to summit)
1.  Aug'14
2.  Aug'14
3.  Jul'18
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 Jul'18
5. 
 Jul'18
• HALLETT Peak Culp-Bossier (5.8, 8p) Jul'18
• LUMPY Ridge 1. The BOOK: George's Tree (5.9, 5p)
2. The BOOK: J-Crack (5.9 C1, 3-4p)
3. The BOOK: Loose Ends (5.9, 4p) + Cheap Date (10b, 1p) + Outlander (10c, 1p)
4. SUNDANCE Buttress: Mainliner (5.9, 5p)
1.  Jul'18
2.  Jul'18
3.  Jul'18
4.  Jul'18
• Mt. MEEKER Flying Buttress (full) (5.10, 6p) Jul'18
• NOTCHTOP Mountain South Ridge (5.9, 5-6p) Jun'07
• PETIT GREPON South Face (5.8, 8p) Jun'07
• ROCK OF AGES Days of Heaven (5.10d, 3p, 200')
Jul'18
• The SABER Southwest Corner (5.10, 6+p) Jul'18
• The SPEARHEAD Sykes Sickle (5.9+, 7p)
Aug'14
• ZOWIE Tower South Face /w variations (One For the Red Team + South Face P3-4 + Magic in the Middle P5-6) (5.9, 6p)
Jul'18

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