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Location: CO : American Safe Climbing Asso...
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: More worn hardware replaced with ASCA SS hardware.

Rock Climbing Photo: Worn quicklink.
Worn quicklink.



Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Deuces Wild (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the cold shuts at the first pitch anchor with SS Powers bolts and SS Fixe hangers. We moved the existing SS quicklinks and SS rings to the new bolts.

The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support!


Location: CO : American Safe Climbing Asso...
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Here is a cold shut anchor at High Wire Crag (Golden, Colorado) which was just recenltly replaced with ASCA hardware consisting of stainless steel bolts, hangers, quicklinks and rap rings.

Rock Climbing Photo: Worn cold shut.
Worn cold shut.



Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Made In The Shade (5.9-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the quicklinks and chain at the highest anchor (70m rope) with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Levada (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I did some minor route maintenance today. We replaced the worn Mussy Hooks. We made sure all the bolts were tight. Lastly, I trundled the block with the white X on it about 3/4 of the way up the climb to the right. It is now a cheat stone to keep your shoes clean while you try and get established on the footholds at the start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Pup (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I did some anchor renovation on this route. We removed the upper cold shut and bolt. We also replaced the cold shut hanger on the lower bolt with a SS Fixe. We added a new bolt, Powers SS, next to the lower bolt and added SS Quick Links and SS rap rings to both bolts. The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). Support of the ASCA is greatly appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Via Comatose Amigo (5.10a/b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the worn cold shuts and plated bolts at the anchor with SS Powers 5-piece bolts and SS Fixe hangers. We added SS quicklinks and SS rings to the anchor. The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA-www.safeclimbing.org). Support is greatly appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Deuces Wild (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the two bolts with cold shut hangers at the top of the second pitch with Powers 5-piece SS bolts and SS Fixe hangers. We added SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : People's Choice (5.10)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I removed the two cold shut anchors at the top of pitch 3. We added a Powers 5-piece SS bolt and Fixe double ring hanger to complement the SS Triplex wedge bolt and Fixe double ring hanger added by Darren Mabe and Casey Bernal.

We also replaced the cold shut hangers and plated bolts at the pitch 4 anchor with Powers SS bolts and Fixe double ring hangers.

Now, the anchors at the top of pitches 2, 3, and 4 all have SS bolts and SS hardware.

The hardware for this project was provid... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I tightened all the anchor bolts on the eight anchors we replaced in June 2013. A couple bolts were loose, one on Skimbleshanks and one on Old Deuteronomy. The rest were fine.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Skimbleshanks (5.8-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I tightened the anchor bolts on this route. In fact, we tightened the anchor bolts on all eight anchors we replaced in June 2013 at this crag.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 19, 2015

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Comments: The last pitch of White Trash provides a nice, moderate alternative to the last pitch of Euro trash. Clip the first couple of bolts of Euro Trash, place some pro in the dihedral/crack on the left then traverse up and right to the first bolt of the third pitch of White Trash.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Clint Cummins and I added SS quick links and rings to the anchor bolts on all four pitches of this route. The hardware was provided by the ASCA(www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: There is a variation to the final pitch of Euro Trash called Europop which keeps the climbing in the same moderate range of the first three pitches.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Medlicott Dome, Right : Ciebola (5.10b PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: I believe the name for this route comes from the mythical "Seven Cities of Gold" in the Mexican desert also known as 'Cibola'.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Ci...

In that vein the route name should actually be 'Cibola.'


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Lenny,

The 5-piece bolt in the photo you show at the base of the pitch 3 belay is not stainless steel. It is plated steel. You can tell by the three lines on the head which indicates it is Grade 5 carbon steel.


Location: Europe : France : Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles... : Les Gaillands
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: As a bit of history, this crag used to be a bit shorter in height. In the mid-80's they excavated dirt from the base to make it taller.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Grand Inquisitor (5.12a R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: That should be Alec Sharp (no 'e' on the end) for the FA. I believe Chuck Fitch was also involved.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 1 : Unknown C (5.6 PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I braved bullets to replace the homemade hangers on this climb with SS Fixe. We also replaced the homemade hanger on the lone anchor bolt climber's left of the anchor. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware for this project, though I am not sure the gear was NRA-approved.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 1 : Unknown A (5.8 PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I luckily survived from being shot while replacing the one homemade hanger at the start and the two homemade hangers at the anchor with Fixe SS. The American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware, but unfortunately not bullet-proof vests, for this project.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Lion's Den
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: There are a number of new routes in this area that have Fixe hangers painted dark brown and use twisted 3/8" quicklinks for rappel anchors. Hopefully, the FA team will add the requisite information to the Mountain Project database.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : The Hot Zone (5.9-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the cold shut hangers at the anchor with SS Fixe. We added SS quicklinks and rings. The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association - ASCA (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.

Nice to see the stuff I put up there 12 years ago (plated 5/16" quicklinks + link of 3/8" chain) was in OK shape, but stainless is better.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Full House (5.12b/c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the first bolt (cold shut hanger) on this route with a SS Powers Power-Bolt (AKA 5-piece) and SS Fixe hanger.

Also, we added quicklinks and 3 links of 3/8" chain to each anchor bolt at the start of the route to help with the rappel.

The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA-www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : People's Choice (5.10)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the worn cold shuts at the belay on pitch 2 with SS Powers Power-Bolts (AKA 5-piece). We added SS quicklinks and SS rings to the new bolts.

We also added SS quicklinks and SS rings to the belay at the top of pitch 1. Someone else had replaced the cold shuts on this anchor with regular hangers.

Lastly, we replaced the cold shut hanger on the first bolt of this route with a SS Fixe hanger.

The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA-www.safeclimbing.org) provided the ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Dan's Line (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I went up on this route today to replace the broken Mussy Hooks. It turns out that only one of the original hooks had a broken gate. We replaced that hook. Thanks to Ron Olsen for supplying the replacement hook.


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