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Areas = 15
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All 509 | Routes 54 | Areas 9 | Photos 27 | Page Improvements | Comments 232 | Posts 126 | Stars 58 | Ratings 3
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Slow Train Coming (5.11a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Nice rebolting job, Lisa. Actually, that's not a Leeper hanger but an HME(Hughston Mountain Equipment) hanger. You can identify it versus a Leeper by the large carabiner hole. HME hangers are very strong.


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Murphy's Dome South Face : Slim Chance (5.10a) : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: Unless you look closely, it is easy to mistake this for a 1/4" buttonhead. It should be replaced with 3/8" stainless, but those 5/16" buttonheads can be really difficult to get out!


Location: CO : South Platte : Deckers : Murphy's Dome South Face : Slim Chance (5.10a) : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: Actually, this is a 5/16" buttonhead with an HME hanger. The hanger is good and a properly placed 5/16" buttonhead is usually pretty darn strong.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Carina,

Sounds like 'Made in the Shade' (route M in the photo).


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : ... : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: I thought that was his wallet, too. But, as someone else pointed out to me that is actually his belay seat.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Mosquito Burrito (5.8+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: On high traffic routes, the best solution is to use easily replaceable hardware such as two quicklinks or a quicklink and a rappel ring per bolt. Using hangers with rings means that when the rings wear you have to replace the entire hanger. That's not too difficult for wedge bolts as long as the threads on the end of the bolt are fine, but this can be a problem with Powers 5-piece bolts where it is difficult to get the correct torque on the bolts when re-tightening them.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Lembert Dome : Northwest Face : Crying Time Again (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: Back in the summer of 1978, Julie Brugger and I put up a direct finish to the climb. Since we thought we were doing the actual finish we didn't bring a bolt kit. That would have been nice.

Anyway, you climb directly up from the big ledge 20' to a bolt(back then it was a 1/4", it might be replaced by now). From there continue straight up on good rock with good edges(5.10a) for about 20-25' to a good ledge(4"x12") where you can rest. Next, head up and sightly right for another 60' following g... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Sunnyside Bench : Lazy Bum (5.10d)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 17, 2016

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Comments: You can do a direct finish to the first pitch. Rather than heading left at the top of the crack you can climb straight up to the ledge(5.11b face or so), but it is unprotected.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11) : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: I found that section to be a bit too big for my hands. The jams were OK, but it is slightly overhanging there, and I was running it out 20-25' between gear to save strength.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Hot Stuff (5.10)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: Monty,

Thanks for all the hard work!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Cracker Jack (5.9-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. Support them if you can!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : 5th of July (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Stone Cold Moderate (5.7)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Poker Face (5.8+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. Support of the ASCA is greatly appreciated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Pony Up (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Vestibule : Tilted Tower (5.6)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 13, 2015

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


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Headstones (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 13, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the cold shut hangers on the bolts with Fixe SS hangers. We put SS quicklinks and SS rings on the hangers for rappel. The hardware for this work 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 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.


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