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Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Albinestone (5.11d)
By: Ol' Toby When: May 14, 2016

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Comments: Quality! Keeps comin' at ya with the Index trickery.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Narrow Arrow Overhang (5.12d PG13)
By: Ol' Toby When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: The line of strength on the right side. Superb, regardless of the rating!

First bolt and second anchor replaced on 4/11/16.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : All Dogs Go to Heaven (5.12c)
By: Ol' Toby When: Feb 11, 2016

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Comments: The powerful boulder problem over the first roof is hard. I also found the end perplexing! Overall a quality pitch that would get another star with more traffic. As it is, bring a stick to dig spider carcasses out of every hold.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Fifth Force (5.12b)
By: Ol' Toby When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the fresh hardware Doug!

Amazing granite wizardry climbing, with the crux becoming exponentially harder the shorter you are. The end is finicky but easier than the other cruxes with the proper beta. Cool pitch!!

For some reference, Siegrist called this .13, "and hard at that!"


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall
By: Ol' Toby When: Oct 30, 2015

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Comments: Finest crag in the land.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Shuteye Ridge : Shangri La : Shangri La (5.11a)
By: Ol' Toby When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Great fun. The superhero finish put a big 'ol smile on my face.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Echolocation (5.11+)
By: Ol' Toby When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Quality knob jiggery-pokery all the way. What a great pitch. I jumped!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Black Sea (5.11+)
By: Ol' Toby When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: First pitch is one of the best I've done this year. Love the position of the belay on the block, and I was fully engaged as soon as I pulled off of it. Varied, technical, and powerful with a little sting in the tail right when you think you're done. Awesome!!!


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Shuteye Ridge : Shangri La : Kashmir (5.12b)
By: Ol' Toby When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Crank a bouldery sequence to a rest, rinse, and repeat. The hardest moves come passing the third bolt but I encountered tricky sequences the whole way. Quality from bottom to top!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Wipe (5.11a)
By: Ol' Toby When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: Another bunch of thought-provoking moves, starting with a strange layaway/lunge to get off the belay ledge. Bring a few small cams for the finish.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Scientific Americans (5.12a)
By: Ol' Toby When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: The crux section on this pitch is fantastic. Excellent moves between crisp crimps see you through the blankest section. Quite worthwhile.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Arete (5.13a/b)
By: Ol' Toby When: Apr 25, 2015

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Comments: Ain't that the truth!

Miss you, fellas.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Engines of Archimedes (5.11+)
By: Ol' Toby When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: Also thought this pitch was high quality, 3.5 stars. The opening slab-to-mantel is classic slab dancing requiring precise and powerful movement.

I blew the crux clip with rope out and my belayer's attentiveness kept me off the slab below but caution is certainly warranted. The clip is tricky and the sequence is hardest at that point.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Numbah Ten (5.12)
By: Ol' Toby When: Feb 28, 2015

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Comments: This pitch represents a paradigmatic granite problem: when a feature is devoid of holds to pull on in a downward direction, how does one accomplish continuous upward movement?

The key move to enter the flare appears effortless when deftly performed yet can feel dang impossible in low-friction conditions. Excellent climbing in the flare above builds to a a move or two over the small roof and a much-needed breather. Some of the best face climbing on the LTW follows, leading to a finicky move or ... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Twilight Area : Sunnyvale
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: As mentioned, fantastic sheltered winter crag. Props to Peavy and Beavers for their work here.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Twilight Area : ... : Rustic Wilderness (5.13b)
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: Proud effort by Mr. Scott. I thought this might deserve a solid .13 grade, but I'm on the shorter side YMMV.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Electric Ocean : Prometheus Rising (5.13)
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: This is, by far, the most striking trad line in the Poudre Canyon. Absolutely incredible climbing and a brilliant effort by Mr. Cross.

Needs a second ascent!


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : The Beach : Harmonic Resonance (5.13c)
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: This route is killer. HARD for a little shortie! Perfect for the boulderer on a rope.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : The Beach : Frosted Fracture (5.12c)
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: Really quality route with interesting and fun moves. Will get another star as the rock cleans up.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: Credit to Mr. Collin Kopitzki for the brilliant naming of this crag.

"You can literally cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuise the Vistas."



Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Arete (5.13a/b)
By: Ol' Toby When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: Man... I've taken that whipper so many times.

Regardless of the grade, this is a striking, awesome line, and Eukie was an awesome dog.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Twilight Area : ... : Wihizzle Dihizzle (5.12c/d)
By: Ol' Toby When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: A rest before the final crux drops the grade slightly, but this one is on you all the way to the end.

Probably the most striking natural line in the cave. Get on it.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Twilight Area : ... : Landing Strip (5.13a)
By: Ol' Toby When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: Brilliant. Best shortie hard route in the canyon along with the routes on the Beach.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : The Narrows : Twilight Area : ... : Wild and Scenic (5.12d)
By: Ol' Toby When: Dec 19, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route with killer position above the Poudre. The upper crux sequence is pumpy and powerful on an amazing flake feature. Worth the effort for this one.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Camouflage (5.12)
By: Ol' Toby When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: Great vision by the FA party to see and equip this line. Superbly thin and technical movement. Definitely easier when conditions are crisp.


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