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Julian Smith


Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: Oct 21, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 589 | Routes 88 | Areas 21 | Photos 182 | Page Improvements | Comments 87 | Posts 115 | Stars 94 | Ratings 2
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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Julian Smith When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments:
Just put down my Dusty dog today; hope all good do...
Just put down my Dusty dog today; hope all good dogs go to heaven and we get to be reunited with them again; Godspeed.



Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Sentinel and Specimen Rocks
By: Julian Smith When: Mar 25, 2012

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Comments: Climbed the North Ridge of Sentinel today; basically the right hand skyline in Lauren's photo of Sentinel Rock. Boy, this sure is a crag that looks better the further away you are from it. What a piece of junk when you get up close; even by my standards. Beta for the approach is spot on as per taking the trail straight up the canyon from the 1st big switchback on the Palmer/Rec Rock Loop Trail as described by Stewart Green below. There are some interesting cabin remains just ... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Ute Pass
By: Julian Smith When: Mar 13, 2012

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Comments: This is interesting to hear about so many reservations to access being an issue; has anyone seen how much exposure this area gets through any of the local running and biking guides? For example, Ute Pass Trail, which is a signed trail leaving Manitou Springs from the Cog Railway, takes you right to the heart of the area. There are many directions on local running sites for how to connect from Ute Pass Trail to Waldo and then up to Long's Ranch road. Each weekend day a herd of runners a... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Leopard Skin (5.7)
By: Julian Smith When: Apr 30, 2010

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Comments: The route was a little hard to find from the description; kind of like an economic incentive kind of thing as I went back to town and bought a guidebook from the local climbing store. Things went OK after that. Well, if you are looking for how to get on this route, take a look at the beta photo of the Sand Dunes. I can assure you that the route is located somewhere in the photo!
It is really an awesome line. I mean like totally awesome! Can't say enough good about the route; ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : US Highway 550
By: Julian Smith When: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: Kennedy’s Gully has some exposed rock and running water at the top of the second pitch that you can’t really see from below. Maybe it is pretty normal for this climb....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : US Highway 550 : Horsetail Falls (WI4-5)
By: Julian Smith When: Nov 28, 2009

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Comments: Horsetail Falls looks like it is in great shape now; solid ice from top to bottom. I looked at it from the highway, so seeing the bottom was kind of tough. However, there is not a speck of snow on it and it looks awesome!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : Highway to Hell (WI4+)
By: Julian Smith When: Nov 28, 2009

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Comments: Kudos to Robert Lee from Albuquerque for making all of the great anchors to get back down off of the route. The route is currently in great shape!


Location: NV : Red Rock
By: Julian Smith When: Nov 11, 2009

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Comments: Hey; Thanks for the schoolin'. Big horn sheep sound a lot better than the big cats I was imagining. Cheers!


Location: NV : Red Rock
By: Julian Smith When: Nov 10, 2009

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Comments: Question about critters in Oak Creek Canyon; I was coming down through the canyon (11/5/09) and noticed there were what appeared to be large pools of urine on many of the boulders on the canyon floor. Does anyone have any idea what type of animal might have done this? I don't think it was human because I am pretty sure I was the only one in the canyon that day. I was descending from Solar Slab and was a little nervous, but don't really know what kind of critter it might have been. Many... more >>


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Pinnacle : Balance (5.8)
By: Julian Smith When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: This route has certainly changed a bit. The original set of anchors has been chopped; not sure why they weren't just left in place. You will need many more quick-draws now. Definitely take a 60m rope, too. There might be a couple of feet left over when you get lowered to the ground. Remember to tie a knot in the end of the rope!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones
By: Julian Smith When: Aug 2, 2009

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Comments: A bit more on the marathon stuff… left the trailhead at 3:30 AM, hiked to upper South Colony Lake and had to pace around in the dark to wait for enough light to solo the direct start of the Ellingwood Arete; arrived on the summit at 7:34 AM. Down-climbed the rappel and traversed over to Crestone Peak, which is way more complicated than I gave it credit for; arrived at 9:35 AM. Descended the North Couloir, crossed over the Bears Playground, and climbed Humboldt Peak;... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Glenwood Canyon Ice : Glenwood Falls - Left / Rig... (WI4-5)
By: Julian Smith When: Jan 10, 2009

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Comments: Climbed the center part of Glenwood Falls on 1/9/08; the ice is in OK shape I suppose. It is a little hollow and rotten for the steep section leading up to the cave below the last pitch. Climbed the center pillar, and ran into very thin snow over rock and mud on top, so it made for an exciting exit up into the woods. Right side looked pretty thin. Well, I guess this is pretty typical fare for Glenwood Falls; enjoy!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Glenwood Canyon Ice : Hidden Falls (WI4-5)
By: Julian Smith When: Jan 3, 2009

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Comments: Fishing waders can be very useful for getting across the river. I rent them at Anglers Covey in Colorado Springs.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Creekside Wall : Lower Bolted Face (5.8+)
By: Julian Smith When: Jun 28, 2008

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Comments: This route may be the same as the one listed in the Stewart Green Pikes Peak topo that is named Gonna Bust Your Knuckles.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Creekside Wall : Lower Roof Route (5.9)
By: Julian Smith When: Jun 28, 2008

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Comments: The Stewart Green Pikes Peak topo shows a sport route (sans hangers) that essentially takes the same line as the Lower Roof Route; Kayro In Your Gas Tank....


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Nose (aka Mid-Columbine... : The Nose (5.9+)
By: Julian Smith When: May 15, 2008

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Comments: Thanks Bo and Stewart for posting the route and sharing the information; this is such a great climb. I feel like the crux is in the dihedral above the roof (i.e. 2nd pitch). Anyway, good to see that other folks may think the route's 5.9+ rating is a pretty honest grade…;-)


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak
By: Julian Smith When: Mar 30, 2008

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Comments: The skiing above Glen Cove is in great shape now (Little Italy).


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : North Cheyenne Canyon : Hully Gully (WI3+)
By: Julian Smith When: Mar 1, 2008

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Comments: So, it looks like this route is going to be OK to post. Is there a consensus then about how to describe it, as in should real directions be shared that would be helpful to a user of this site or should they remain as they are?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R) : Photo
By: Julian Smith When: Jan 2, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification... I understand what you mean by "Guy" now.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : US Highway 550 : Blue Condition (WI5)
By: Julian Smith When: Jan 2, 2008

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Comments: Conditions up on Engineer Pass seem especially fat at the moment. Blue Condition is in fine shape. Of course the word is out about Gravity's Rainbow. Kennedy’s Gully looks good too, but the top of the second pitch might be a little bit thin.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Glenwood Canyon Ice
By: Julian Smith When: Dec 23, 2007

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Comments: Glenwood Canyon is looking a little skinnier than it was this time last year. Glenwood Falls will go on the left, and probably on the right side as well, but it will be much better if it gets a little fatter. The line to the right of the main flow is missing the top pitch. The power plant is still under repair too, so the volume is way up in the river, with no signs of a freeze-up yet. As always, Hidden Falls is looking good from a distance, but getting to it may require some creativity. Cheers.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : The Shroud (WI3-4)
By: Julian Smith When: Dec 23, 2007

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Comments: The Shroud is more "in" on the left side at the moment, with a nice steep section at the bottom. However, everything seems to end in bad snow and rotten verglass over loose rock as you get towards the top. It definitely makes things a bit exciting.


Location: CO : Rockies Win!
By: Julian Smith When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: Rockies win NLCS game 1! Yes!!!


Location: CO : Rockies Win!
By: Julian Smith When: Oct 2, 2007

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Comments: This is the most awesome rock climbing related news. The turning of the different climbing seasons seems to lend itself particular well to baseball, and I have listened to so many games on the way home from a day on the big stone on 850 KOA. This is the best send of the entire year… Go Rockies!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Aretes : Porcelain Arete (5.9+)
By: Julian Smith When: Oct 1, 2007

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Comments: A few notes:
On the approach, we started climbing up to the Porcelain Arete from directly beneath it, rather than starting on a fin that projects from the northern edge of the Painted Wall. It looked like the guide might indicate going that way, but straight up from the bottom will go (low 5th class), traversing upwards and to the left, where one can reach the gash between the Painted Wall and the Porcelain Arete. From there, continue up the gash until a way to break back over to the ledge syste... more >>


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