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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Goodbye Blue Sky (V9-10)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the history lesson. The day that I first looked at this problem was the day I met you all out at this boulder. I had asked around and the best history I could get was that it was an abandoned Loomis project that had stirred up some controversy over alleged chipping of holds. If anyone's got a better/more relevant name, please share.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Goodbye Blue Sky (V9-10)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments:


Here is the FA footage... Sorry for the bad camera angle, this has been buried on my phone for almost a year. I leaned it up against a tree and missed half the climb.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Stilt Fiction SDS (V5-6)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: If anyone has FA information, please post.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Nine Style Boulder Area : ... : Roulette Dares (V6)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: First ascent John Sherman? Bill Hildebrand? Dylan Lorenz? Kenny Barker?


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Nine Style Boulder Area : ... : V5 (Straight out from Food ... (V5)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: If anyone has name or first ascent information, please share.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Northern Ghosts (V7)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 1, 2015

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Comments: I just noticed that this problem is on MP. I did a SDS variation to Truckin' back in March of 2012 (same day I did Chinese Algebra). I was likely not the first ascensionist, because the problem was totally chalked up at that point.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Young Lust (V5-6)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Dec 30, 2014

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Comments: V5…. Did it twice and… V5.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Terminal Frost (V6)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Dec 24, 2014

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Comments: Of all the established problems on the main face of the main boulder, this was the hardest in my opinion. Harder than both Young Lust and Magic Tricks.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Astronomy Domine (V7)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: Nick Reecy cleaned this up and showed it to me. He was very kind to let me get the FA of a very good problem.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Bone Park Boulder Area : ... : Double Aught (V6)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Dec 16, 2014

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Comments: V6 or 7 feels about right for the sit start to this problem. SDS with left hand on slopey bad crimp and right hand on large sloper…. Adds about 3-4 move V4 into the upper problem.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Upper Boulderfield Area : Upper Boulderfield aka Bull... : The Warm Up Boulder : Don't Camp Here (V7)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Is the SDS a project or has it been done? I came incredibly close to sending the full sit from the LH crimp rail/RH gaston on Saturday but got seriously rained on as I progressed through the problem and slipped off the sloper before topping out…. Hard not to dab on the tree but not impossible… felt like V9 for a tall person like me. Send is imminent, I think I'll get back up there either this week or over the weekend.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall : Drunk Lover (5.11d)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Jul 18, 2014

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Comments: This route is a great warm-up now as it has cleaned up beautifully. I pulled off a chunk of the wall last week on the onsite burn near the top, and a large hold now exists in place of what was a small pinch. The route is now 5.11b or c and is a great alternative to the normally busy warm-ups like 80 feet and Cold Cuts. After the first 20 feet, the rock on this climb is very good!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Croft Problem (V8)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: The top out is amazing!! and a must do for the problems on this wall. 1 star with drop off, 3-4 with proper top out.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Jun 8, 2013

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Comments: !!Jerk Alert!!!

Somebody has cleaned my draws off of Head Full of Lead.

To whom has stolen my draws, they are not yours. They have been donated to the walls of this canyon not your gear closet.

Please return them to Summit Canyon Mountaineering, no questions asked.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Jun 8, 2013

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Comments: !!Jerk Alert!!!

Somebody has cleaned my draws off of Head Full of Lead.

To whom has stolen my draws, they are not yours. They have been donated to the walls of this canyon not your gear closet.

Please return them to Summit Canyon Mountaineering, no questions asked.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Nope... just skinny ass me.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grottos Day Use Area : Gollum's Cave : Choke Hold (V10)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments:


TCam doing the thing a while ago....


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Apr 4, 2012

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Comments: Sit start on the large crimp rail as shown in the picture, stem wide.... I remember using some boot rubber smear for the right foot and the left was on some shallow corner foot. Big move right and work feet over on smears to match on the juggy hold. Grades felt harder than listed here.... Not too much harder though.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Rock Garden Boulder Area
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: This area is located just after mile marker 150 on HWY 141 on the south side of the road.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Mecca Boulder Area : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Mar 21, 2012

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Comments: Agreed!!! WTF!?! I got punted by V3 a bunch today.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Bone Park Boulder Area : ... : Purple (V9)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Mar 9, 2012

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Comments: This felt about the same difficulty as "RED." I couldn't pull it from the full sit.... 10 is probably right for the full sit from "Route 5", it only adds 2 or 3 moves. I disagree with the half a star though.... I thought it was really good.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Bone Park Boulder Area : ... : Left Plethora 1 (V5)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Mar 9, 2012

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Comments: There's now a sit start to this that starts with the left hand on the large block foot and right hand around the corner on the good down facing side pull. Goes at about V7/8 if you top out straight up and not traverse all the way to the V0.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Man Size : Top Shelf (V9)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 25, 2012

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Comments: This is called "Top Shelf" in Isaac's guide.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Cattle Guard Sign Parking : ... : Coors Light (V3)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 4, 2012

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Comments: A little video....



Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Nine Mile Hill : Rock Garden Boulder Area : ... : Chiseled Arete SDS (V7)
By: Kevin Hadfield When: Feb 4, 2012

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Comments: Here she is.... Great climb!



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