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Climbing Yellow Spur and Eldorado Canyon

John Schroyer and Helen Davis climb the Yellow Spur in Eldorado Canyon near Boulder.

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer and Helen Davis celebrate at the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis celebrate at the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis poses for a picture as she nears the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis poses for a picture as she nears the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis picks up the hardware that her climbing partner John Schroyer set as they finish a pitch on Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis picks up the hardware that her climbing partner John Schroyer set as they finish a pitch on Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis and John Schroyer meet at the end of a pitch while climbing Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis and John Schroyer meet at the end of a pitch while climbing Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer graps a cam and the other climbing hardware he and his partner Helen Davis will need for the ascent of the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer graps a cam and the other climbing hardware he and his partner Helen Davis will need for the ascent of the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer and Helen Davis organize the climbing hardware they will need to ascend the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis organize the climbing hardware they will need to ascend the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis nears the summit of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis nears the summit of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis prepares to climb the Yellow Spur after hiking into the base of the route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis prepares to climb the Yellow Spur after hiking into the base of the route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John schroyer and Helen Davis climb the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John schroyer and Helen Davis climb the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the final pitch of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the final pitch of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Schroyer and Helen Davis begin their hike to the base of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis begin their hike to the base of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis celebrate at the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis celebrate at the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis poses for a picture as she nears the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis poses for a picture as she nears the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the first pitch of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis picks up the hardware that her climbing partner John Schroyer set as they finish a pitch on Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis picks up the hardware that her climbing partner John Schroyer set as they finish a pitch on Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis and John Schroyer meet at the end of a pitch while climbing Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis and John Schroyer meet at the end of a pitch while climbing Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer graps a cam and the other climbing hardware he and his partner Helen Davis will need for the ascent of the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer graps a cam and the other climbing hardware he and his partner Helen Davis will need for the ascent of the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber climbs a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis organize the climbing hardware they will need to ascend the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis organize the climbing hardware they will need to ascend the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up a route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer reaches for a hold while lead climbing the Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis nears the summit of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis nears the summit of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis prepares to climb the Yellow Spur after hiking into the base of the route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis prepares to climb the Yellow Spur after hiking into the base of the route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John schroyer and Helen Davis climb the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John schroyer and Helen Davis climb the face of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the final pitch of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Helen Davis climbs the final pitch of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A climber makes his way up the final pitch to the summit of Yellow Spur Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis begin their hike to the base of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo.,  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

John Schroyer and Helen Davis begin their hike to the base of the Yellow Spur route Friday, April 18, 2014, in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colo., (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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