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Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Cauldrons : Eye of the Newt (5.10)
By: Brad Brandewie When: Nov 27, 2014

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Comments: Sorry for the poor rack description. I don't know how I didn't catch this before now but I updated this page to reflect your comments.


Props to new 'comments and compliments' button at the top of each page which is how I found my way back to this page.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Small towers next to Echo a... : Y Tower (5.7) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Jul 12, 2012

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Comments: I leave town and two years later this is what you're calling a tower?

My kid could pee over that thing.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Texas Canyon : Texas Tower : South Face (5.11+) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Feb 28, 2012

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Comments: Amazing effort Chris!

Was the route covered with snow? How about the approach?

Photos like this remind me why I climb on the B-Team.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Sep 8, 2011

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Comments: That is a great photo!
Right On!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Attila's Thumb : Mogul Emperor (5.11- PG13)
By: Brad Brandewie When: Aug 10, 2011

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Comments: More photos and a trip report at piquaclimber.com


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower
By: Brad Brandewie When: Aug 10, 2011

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Comments: More photos and a trip report at piquaclimber.com

This is an amazing outing!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Jul 26, 2011

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Comments: Great shot, James.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Feb 13, 2011

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Comments: Paul,
It was a while ago but I think it was more like 45 minutes.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Butte : Infrared (5.12-) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Jan 25, 2011

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Comments: Beautiful route...
Already climbed Podium...
Topping out as the sun races up the slope below you...
Damn I miss climbing with you guys!


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Sep 30, 2010

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Comments: I agree, very useful. Thanks.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Aug 24, 2010

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Comments: Stellar shot Frosty.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Astro Elephant (5.10-)
By: Brad Brandewie When: Aug 10, 2010

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Comments: Sorry for the confusion guys.

I thought I had changed that picture years ago to show the correct line. I will make sure it is corrected tonight.

Brad


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Jul 19, 2010

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Comments: What a great perspective.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Jun 12, 2010

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Comments: I agree with Paul.

Skyeler,
I've climbed Rainbow Tower, and it is not in this picture. It is, however, in the picture you linked above.

Cheers,
Brad


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Oracle : Fantasia (5.10- C2 R)
By: Brad Brandewie When: May 14, 2010

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Comments: Darren,

Your last post was very fun to read and very sobering. I thought leading the second pitch seemed casual compared to the rest of the route. Hell, now that I think about it, I was up there goofing off and belting out showtunes. Now I hear that it might have been possible to zipper a long way. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

Thanks again for the hard work! How long did it take you to replace all that hardware? I bet your pack was NOT light on the hike in. I assume you used a power drill. D... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Brad Brandewie When: May 13, 2010

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Comments: Mike,
Holy shit man, I'm with Jeremy, be careful up there.

Did you try girth hitching nuts together like Andy mentions above? That would be my preference if I got to a section that seemed like it wouldn't go. Having said that, I usually carry a stick clip (or a collapsed trekking pole) on old routes like this one that have a lot of fixed gear.

I have also had good luck lassoing studs with slings or cordelettes or an aider. (don't know if that will work for the stud in question here)

Another o... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Oracle : Fantasia (5.10- C2 R)
By: Brad Brandewie When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Props to Aaron and Darren for fixing that thing. That was a LOT of work and money. Thanks guys!

I would agree that even with new bolts, this climb is not a gimme. There are some seriously exciting and exposed pitches up there. In fact, I had gotten a little ho hum about exposure before I did this route and those traversing pitches made me feel like it was my first tower again.

How many of those old things were you able to clean with your hands?
Not all fixed gear in the Fishers is to be trusted...
Not all fixed gear in the Fishers is to be trusted!

We found this 40 year old relic at top of the 7th pitch on the Oracle.

This bolt (and many like it) was placed by the FA team of Harvey Carter and Steve Kentz and is only 1" or 1.5" long. Makes you appreciate the big fatties that the ASCA has installed on some of the trade routes eh?


It's good to hear that the 10- R... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Charles,
That crack on the left tightens down to a seam down lower.

Check out the picture of Jeff on pitch one to see the seam I'm talking about.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: I was low on slings so I used those tie-offs instead. They just happened to be on that locker.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Rectory
By: Brad Brandewie When: Apr 7, 2010

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Location: UT : Moab Area : Jackson Hole : Moonlight Spire (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: "my pitch was about 4 feet long"...

... so were you 2 or 3 feet up the last pitch when you called for the hammer?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas
By: Brad Brandewie When: Apr 2, 2010

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Comments: Tim,
That's some clever phrasing, pairing "convenience and quality" as being the other side of the argument against "traditional ideals".

"Quality" is applicable to either side of the argument, depending on one's perspective.

Cheers,
Brad


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Photo
By: Brad Brandewie When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: Interesting photo Nick.
Nice!


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Contortionist (5.11d)
By: Brad Brandewie When: Mar 29, 2010

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Comments: If David thinks a bolt should be added, then I'm for it.

My opinion is that unless the FA wants a route to be retro-bolted, it should be left alone.

Otherwise, every few years there will be a new group of people who think they know how to make a route better. The result will be a trend to "make everything safe to lead" in areas like EA.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Contortionist (5.11d)
By: Brad Brandewie When: Mar 17, 2010

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Comments: I agree with Miles. This line does not need to be retro-bolted.

It should be left for those who are ready to lead at that grade with the available gear.


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