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Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : Second Buttress : Back for Seconds (5.11)
By: phil broscovak When: May 23, 2007

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Comments: 1st ascent: Chuck Grossman, early '80s. Great climber, great route.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Hartman Rocks : Little Finger aka Penis Roc... : Little Finger aka Penis Roc... (5.10c)
By: phil broscovak When: May 16, 2007

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Comments: Thanx Allen for jogging my memory. They were just studs back then weren't they.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Hartman Rocks : Little Finger aka Penis Roc... : Little Finger aka Penis Roc... (5.10c)
By: phil broscovak When: May 4, 2007

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Comments: FOUR bolts! 4 BOLTS? What the ph-uck do you mean FOUR BOLTS?
I know its been since the last century that I was there but I do not recall that many BOLTS. What gives Local ethics or my memory?


Location: CO : Clear Creek Canyon Closed
By: phil broscovak When: May 4, 2007

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Comments: Richard, excellent and accurate post, thanx!

Another issue that impacts this is the policy of awarding State construction projects to the lowest bidder. I doubt it ever actually saves the State money what with the cost of doing it over and over.
I know I would never select a surgeon based on lowest bid. As a selection process it tends to lead to a shoddy "do the least possible to get by" attitude. Anyone who has ever been around construction has heard someone say "leave it alone it's a governm... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Jump Back Jack Crack (5.10c)
By: phil broscovak When: Apr 27, 2007

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Comments: FA Rusty Bailly and the lads.
I first saw that wicked wicked crack in 1976 or 77 and it scared me silly. The landing if you fell without gear was a monstrous cacti. The bolt was drilled on lead during a subsequent effort to lead the evil gash. The story I was told is that it was an epic effort done on lead. The climber had to wedge their body in and frantically hand drill behind their head and shoulder.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Ewephoria (5.7)
By: phil broscovak When: Apr 18, 2007

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Comments: This a really fun and satisfying climb. I like that it 'summits' and that it has a lot of nice variation. That said, this is a sand bag rated at 5.7 and if you believe the 1st pitch is 5.5 then I'd like to talk to you about a land deal. I would excercise caution when recomending this 1st pitch to less experienced trad leaders. Now having said that I would still give this climb a bunch of stars and highly recommend it to anyone ready for it. The last pitch up the final head wall though harder and... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon
By: phil broscovak When: Apr 11, 2007

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Comments: Sometimes I can't believe how lucky I am! I got to have a personal tour of this really cool place by Manny. Now it isn't often that an old crag rat such as myself gets too worked up over new crags but I have to say I was absolutely enchanted by Isolation Canyon. This area will inevitably end up a "destination location". The rock is fantastic beautiful stone. Manny and his friends have worked tirelessly to establish trails and routes of the highest quality. Please respect not only their efforts b... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - North : Green Lantern (5.8)
By: phil broscovak When: Apr 11, 2007

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Comments: I loved this route! Very fun moves on a beautiful slab. The protection is where it should be to feel fully at ease with the climbing but not at all over bolted. You can do it in two pitches or like I did do it in one with a few longer slings to eliminate rope drag at the top. The mid way anchor is really helpfull for rapping with a 60 meter rope.
Someone (hint Manny) should post pics of this joyful gem.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Isolation Canyon : Main Wall - South : Angel Wing (5.10b/c)
By: phil broscovak When: Apr 11, 2007

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Comments: Just climbed this route and have to say it is stellar! Manny and the gang have established real gems! Great eyes for lines and smartly protected routes. I led the 2nd pitch and found it throughly engaging. Not as steep as the 1st pitch but very thoughtful. The final pitch was also different from the other two but no less entertaining. This climb tops out with a sweet view. Probably going to become an Arizona classic.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : The Scenic Cruise (5.10d) : Photo
By: phil broscovak When: Mar 2, 2007

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Comments: Alan, that is a fab foto! I laughed, I cried, I went and had milk and cookies. Thanx for the post! phil


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : The Painted Wall : Sistine Reality (5.11+ R)
By: phil broscovak When: Jan 10, 2007

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Comments: Why is this posted to the Painted Wall?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Help Me Mr. Wizard (5.11c)
By: phil broscovak When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: Stan "the Banditto" Mish did the BURLY FA back in the latter 70s or early 80s.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Resolution Arete (5.10 A1)
By: phil broscovak When: Jan 1, 2007

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Comments: It was 26 years ago today that the Madman and I finished the first ascent of the Res. I still clearly remember waking up New Years Day on Sherwood Forest to a crystalline frosty blue morning and a sunrise to "live" for. It was magical!
I just exchanged Happy New Year greetings with both Jimmy Newberry and the Madman and I am immensely gratified that all these years later we are all still great friends. And then I realize that compared to wearing dirt for a shirt, LIFE is GOOD! And good friends a... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R)
By: phil broscovak When: Oct 29, 2006

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Comments: Is this new bolt true or is it a troll? Did Chuck Burr go against the opinion of the whole climbing community? What is this guy thinking? Say it ain't so!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon
By: phil broscovak When: Jul 12, 2006

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Comments: Just heard from Leo. Sharp End should have it on the shelves by the end of this year or early 2007.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Pyramid Peak
By: phil broscovak When: Jun 6, 2006

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Comments: Actually the poster meant to say that Pyramid Peak lies East of the Maroon Bells


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Diagonal Will (5.11 X)
By: phil broscovak When: Jun 4, 2006

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Comments: Tom Pulaski and I did the 2nd free ascent of the DW the weekend following Ed & Bryan's ascent. Tom had looked at that line for years. We thought we had a first ascent until I ran across a few chalked holds. The rock was so bad it was hard to imagine anyone being there ahead of us. Every pitch shed rock like fleas from an old cur dog. While we were ascending there was some campers pitched directly below the route. There was nothing we could do, and, even from 1500' up, we could still hear their v... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : Photo
By: phil broscovak When: Jun 4, 2006

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Comments: Diagonal Will is the obvious straight line through the left side of the long roof.


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: Jun 3, 2006

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Comments: By Ken Cangi
May 17, 2006
In the spirit of not further inflaming the situation, I will state my position on a few of the matters thus far discussed, and then I will bow out of the discussion.
"For better or worse you need to take responsibility for what you say in public..."
Still Waiting Ken.


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: Jun 3, 2006

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Comments: Ken
No one is trying to trash Potter's reputation, he did that himself!
The vast majority are simply expressing their displeasure with his bad choice of action. When you look at all the climbers including prominent names who are opposed to what Dean did it is somewhat funny that you still so tightly cling to your minority opinion. It is like you are trying to ride a dead horse. Giddy up horsie. True to your M.O. you go on the offensive when people disagree with you. To differ in opinion is perfe... more >>


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: May 29, 2006

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Comments: Charles
Thank you for your comments I do take them seriously. However...
Your concern that the following statement was me putting words in Deans' mouth are unfounded.

I also take issue with this quote:
Dean's Statement that NO ONE reveres rock as much as he does are his own words according to Patagonias' press release.

My own opinions on this issue are abundantly clear, so I will refrain from further incitement. Thanx again


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: May 28, 2006

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Comments: Well I stand by all my previous statements! Nothing I have said compares to the damage done by Deans public ascent. Dean broke the rules and regulations of the NPS and flaunted it publicly. Remember use of WHITE chalk was and is specifically banned. Professional photo shoots require NPS permitting. AND there was NO ALLOWED climbing on named features. I had my father in law read through all of this for his opinion. He is an attorney of some renown. He has defeated the IRS and the DOD and several ... more >>


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: May 27, 2006

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Comments: Charles Vernon wrote:

P.S. to Phil Broscavak. I have enjoyed all the contributions you have made to this website over the last few years (especially the Black Canyon stuff), but you are really going over the top in these threads. You should look back at some of your posts--the vitriol is beyond belief and borders on libelous at times. You are certainly entitled to your opinion as is anyone else, but your diatribes and the constant invective are what really elevate this to an on-line lynch mob m... more >>


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: May 19, 2006

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Comments: Thank you Larry


Location: Delicate Arch Climbed!
By: phil broscovak When: May 19, 2006

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Comments: Ken
Your arguments reek of the same double speak that the republicans use to justify their illegal activities. Take your own advice and chill out. If you think people have to have an impressive resume to have a right to be critical of Dean go ahead and ask about me.
No one is trying to send Dean down in flames. They are just very unhappy with the potential ramifications of his (ILLEGAL) indiscretion. T H A N K S D E A N ! ! !


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