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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Treasure Wall : Join The Party (5.9-)
By: Greg D When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: I would agree with Ryan that there are a few dangerous blocks on this one: a 2 foot one just below the anchors and a huge, fridge-size one with not much that appears to be keeping it in place about halfway up the route.

Despite this, the climbing is fun. I traversed in from the left at the start after placing gear in the seem over head. There is a nice, new jug for the left hand. The previous hold broke off in my hand. This looked more fun and challenging than starting up the dirty corner... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Stayin' Alive (5.10a)
By: Greg D When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: People love this climb because it climbs like a fun trad route. Lots of cracks, underclings and sidepulls, all in perfect gear placements. Since mixed routes are common in the area, why not leave this one mixed, too. Way to go.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Mini Skirt (5.9+)
By: Greg D When: Apr 8, 2014

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Comments: This route starts on Fistful Corner, not Mini Me.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : "Big Corner" (5.10b/c PG13)
By: Greg D When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: I noticed the bolts and anchors on this line a few years ago. We got on it recently and found it surprisingly good. I gave it a generic name hoping the real name would get filled in. With Wall Street getting so busy these days, it is nice to know there are some good routes with no wait.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Fistful Corner (5.9+)
By: Greg D When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: A little history: Rob Williams led this route with me following many years ago. He was able to climb this route completely on gear. He did not claim an FA just becauae we figured someone else may have climbed it even though there was no evidence. The bolts were installed many years later by others. So the first known FA is Rob.

The original line climbs the corner the whole way. The bolt at the start is just a variation.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Bushwack Crack (5.8 PG13)
By: Greg D When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: A quality line. But not even tips in the crack at the start for me making it feel more like at least 9 till the crack opened up a bit after 15 feet or so.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Isle of You : ... : Rabbits Feat (5.8+)
By: Greg D When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: Poorly placed bolts in my opinion. Ledge fall is possible more than once.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: Greg D When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: Very loose bolt at last belay after the traverse. It would be great if someone could bring a wrench up and tighten it. Not only can one loosen the nut easily with fingers, but the stud wiggles.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : The Ooze (5.10-)
By: Greg D When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: Umm. It's a left facing corner.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Mad Arab (5.10a PG13)
By: Greg D When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: A good route that is often overlooked. Start with face climbing, followed by an unusual leaning slot, capped by steep fingers and hands. Lots of variety. All of the difficult moves are well protected. Save a 0.75, 1, and 2 for the final headwall. One #3 Camalot is the biggest piece you might want, although other option exist where the 3 goes. Double 2s, double 1s, and light rack will do.


Location: CO : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Meadow Dome : ... : The Babe With Power (5.10+)
By: Greg D When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: We had a 60m and did it anyway. Being very careful and simul rapping for max rope stretch, we were just barely able to reach the ground in the cave with 3 feet of downclimbing.


Location: CO : Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma : The Alpenglow Wall : Splittsville? (5.9+ R)
By: Greg D When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: I found the location of the second bolt to be quite poor. As it is, one must enter into some of the crux moves before reaching the bolt. With that fin of rock in the landing zone one could easily get seriously hurt trying to make that clip.

It should be moved down about 15 inches. I wouldn't add any bolts though. Just relocate the second. There is a good #0.75 Camalot before the third bolt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Knight's Move (5.7)
By: Greg D When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Overall, a fun route and worth doing. Much better than it looks. Yes, some loose rock here and there that is fairly obvious. But, fun climbing with an interesting crux. 170' to the big tree. Drag was not bad. Two easy raps down the fall line.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Chimney (5.8)
By: Greg D When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: I'm with Sam. Leave the bolt alone. The wide protects well with a big piece. I placed an old number 4 and clipped the bolt for nostalgia. Let's keep a little adventure out there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor
By: Greg D When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Some recent updates were in order. So, Scott H's post may not apply any longer.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Pork Soda (5.10a PG13)
By: Greg D When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: This route has been incorrectly listed in some guide books as RP City and I called it "not rp city" in my topo because the name was unknown at the time.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Rain (5.10- PG13)
By: Greg D When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: This is a fun route. I'm not sure why it has a pg13. It has bomber bolts closely spaced the whole way except one section where the climbing is quite easy relative to the rest of the route, maybe 5.6.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Ice Cream Parlor : Linda's Way (5.10+)
By: Greg D When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: This route has a plaque under it calling it Linda's Way 5.9. It appears that the bolter placed the highest bolt on this route right in the middle of the final 20 feet of Pork Soda which I came upon while climbing Pork Soda which I have climbed many times several years ago as well as today. The new line leads right to the existing anchor of Pork Soda which is fine but to place a bolt right in the middle of a long time existing route is unacceptable. Please remove it and reinstall it out of reach ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Highway of Diamonds (5.9+)
By: Greg D When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: Had to bail today for various reasons. Lots of booty up there. Help me out if you can.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Quarry : River Dance (5.8)
By: Greg D When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: This was my first time at Thunder Ridge, and this was my first route there. I felt confused part way up the route. The bolt placements seemed strange and out of character for South Platte and too close to natural pro. At one point, I was well above a bolt before I even saw it. Keep in mind, I just had knee surgery and was looking for moderate, fairly well-protected routes.

Then I shouted to my partner, "This route is weird. Much of it could be protected with gear."

Later, we climbed t... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Static Cling (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: Greg D When: Aug 3, 2011

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Comments: Yeah. No. It does not get rained on... ever. But, I appreciate the concern. Look at the picture. It has been raining hard enough to flood the belay. Yet, the route is bone dry.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Left Out (5.9- R)
By: Greg D When: Jun 5, 2011

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Comments: Really good route. Would be 3 stars if not for the small amount of loose rock. Great exposure. The moves are a bit deceptive in the beginning. A #3 Camalot was very nice to place in a triangular slot right off the ground during the first few juggy moves. A comparable sized hex may be even better.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Half Pipe (5.11-)
By: Greg D When: May 19, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for adding this route. It sees a lot of traffic though.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: Greg D When: Apr 19, 2011

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Comments: nice Jeff, very nice.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : The Balance (5.11a/b)
By: Greg D When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: There is good gear down and right of the first bolt although not obvious once you do the easy scrambling trying to reach the first bolt. I would agree the first bolt is not well placed. The movement on this route is good once you get into it, although it is a bit licheny since it appears to get little traffic. I placed cams from tips to number 1 Camalot and a few nuts to supplement the bolts. Worth doing if in the area and when it cleans up a bit more.


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