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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Oak Creek Canyon Overlook
By: Armin When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: the lack of any anchors at the top of all routes is annoying beyond comprehension. Im all about respecting local ethics, but i'm sure it's a set-up for accidents caused by rockfall from people setting up topropes. I mean is it park rules against placing well-thought out anchors? Camo the anchors so the tourists can't see them. I was almost seriously injured (or worse) by gumbies last season (at home crags) in 2 separate incidents where ... more >>

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Quarry : Dig the Groove (5.10)
By: Armin When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Offset cams would be very useful on this route.

Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Alligator Lounge : Let's Do It Again, Daddy (5.8 PG13)
By: Armin When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: The bees were in full force this past Friday 5/20. Beware, I had to bail halfway up due to hundreds of them flying around me. It was absoultely terrifying, and I got the "F" outta there. I left some stoppers and such. Booty to who ever can do the climb when those pests are dormant.

Location: Climbing Skills : How to Belay a Heavier Lead...
By: Armin When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: great article! I would also like to add that you can give your belayer a "happy ending" by stepping in to give a little slack. This of course all things being equal that it is safe to do so on steep or overhanging rock. Who doesn't love a happy soft ending?

Location: CO : Durango
By: Armin When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Looking for a partner today. Have all gear, 15+ yrs exp. I have not climbed in Durango and was thinking of checking out the Golf Wall today if I can find a partner. Lead mid-5.11s at Rifle. Call or txt 970-376-8984, cheers -a

Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
By: Armin When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: Just spent a couple days staying at the double diamond x, here's what we did: main vein: first, and most other pitches are't in. Its alot snow slogging for 2 pitches of real ice. The last crux pitch is sun rotten and super chanderlied.
Moratorium: super fat and sinker plastic.
High on boulder /moonrise: bring an extra set of shoes, you get to wade the river! Crux pitch on moonrise was absoulte sinker plastic ice. Rest of both routes had great ice.
Miami ice: we found the far right side... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World
By: Armin When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: Found: pair of reading glasses at the crag, looks like they may have been there for a couple weeks....

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R)
By: Armin When: Mar 5, 2013

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Comments: Hiked up to scope conditions about 9 days ago: No ice on first pitch, the second pitch had large sections of rock with poor looking ice, and there was what looked to be 40 foot section of bare rock from the end of second pitch to start of third pitch. I bet some hardman/woman has done it!!

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : The Flying Dutchman (5.4 WI2-3)
By: Armin When: Oct 9, 2012

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Comments: We did the Flying Dutchman today, it took sinker 17cm screws the entire way, awesome plastic conditions! Go get some! Smear of Fear had fair amount ice on upper section, the lower part looked questionable. Descended via The Loft and rapped off Loft proper ice, and it was well formed until 10 feet from the top. This descent option was much easier IMO than rapping the Flying Dutchman route.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : J-Crack (5.9+)
By: Armin When: Oct 6, 2012

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Comments: My partner got my #3 BD c4 stuck on pitch 3, good karma (or possibly good beer) if anyone can get it back to me.

Location: WV : Seneca Rocks
By: Armin When: Oct 4, 2011

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Comments: Looking for partners here this week through saturday. I have rope rack and car, and can lead up to 9/easy 10's here depending on how i good I am at coming back from a recent injury. I am staying 45 minutes away.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Espresso (5.11a)
By: Armin When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: Got bouted on this route on 8/11. We left some stoppers and slung great horn near top P1 to escape. Did the walk of shame in climbing shoes climber's right of the wall to get back out. Definitely be prepared for some adventure on this route!

Location: CO : Independence Pass : Outrageous Overhangs Area : Olympic Wall : Horny For You (5.11a)
By: Armin When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Uleius Prime the transformer is hanging out up past the crux!

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13)
By: Armin When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: This climb had "black canyon" feel to it for sure, every pitch had something to it: loose rock, wide, sustained. What an adventure!!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Technicolor Wall : Technicolor (5.11+)
By: Armin When: May 11, 2011

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Comments: I ended up leaving alot of nice anchor material (spectra/nice biners) It coud be arranged to make the anchor much better than its current condition.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak
By: Armin When: Aug 11, 2010

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Comments: Adam, was up there last Wednesday, and everything was wet to pouring on the routes, might be a little more dry now. I did Perverical, and it was the driest of all the routes within my partner and mine's abilities. Ariana looked drier if that's your grade. Cheers

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Eiffel Tower (5.10d) : Photo
By: Armin When: Jun 14, 2010

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Comments: Thank you for your community service, It is appreciated!

Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Brown Cloud ArĂȘte (5.10-)
By: Armin When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: Hey if you don't like Homo Hill (as I've heard some people call it), then don't climb there. More room for me to log my pre-work pump laps. Not my top place to go if I have the entire day off, but with a short drive from my house and quick clips, it's like going to the gym, only free.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : The Unsaid (5.9)
By: Armin When: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: I lost my "grey ghost" (grey metolius TCU) on this climb near the top right below the anchor. 6 pack offer to get it back. Thanks.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : The Shipyard : Electronic Battleship (5.10)
By: Armin When: Nov 19, 2009

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Comments: "old style" #4 BD worked great at crux, my new C4 was little tipped out.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : The Shipyard : ... : Photo
By: Armin When: Nov 19, 2009

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Comments: Is shipyard the climb on the left in this pic?

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone
By: Armin When: Jun 4, 2009

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Comments: Kirk (and others) thanks for all of your hard work and $$ investment, well worth it! It was nice meeting you this evening.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Armin When: Jun 1, 2009

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Comments: including myself, I wonder how many of us on here at mp have whipped on that great pin?

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Steamboat Springs
By: Armin When: Mar 5, 2009

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Comments: Headed there this weekend, anyone have current conditions?

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Slip Sliding Away (WI4-)
By: Armin When: Feb 9, 2009

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Comments: Anyone know route and FA info of the mixed/bolted route just right of the main ice flow. Feels about M6 WI5, chain anchor at the top. Highly recommended.

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