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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Lioness (5.11)
By: slim When: Sep 23, 2015

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Comments: good to see you guys adding some routes over there, keep up the good work!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Over the Top (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Derek, sorry about the overly negative comment - I was more just really surprised by it being so dirty. I guess it is possible that all of the rain and the construction left it in rough shape. If I am there again, I will try to clean it up some. The climbing is very good and hard, it feels a lot longer than it is.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Hangdog Cafe : Crank Du Jour (5.12b)
By: slim When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: My initial impression of this route is pretty similar to Jack Sparrow's. The crux isn't very fun. Way scrunchy, way awkward, and fairly painful. The block under the anchor is pretty scary. It would probably kill you and your belayer if it came off. Climb to the left of it, and don't use it for your hands (which would be hard to do without pulling out on it). From below, you can't see the left line of holds very well, and it is tempting to get in the wrong position for the block. crux will be way... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Peking (5.7) : Photo
By: slim When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: IIRC, the route to the left is 'Pulling Down In The Fields Of Cotton', easy 10 or so.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Over the Top (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: I was a bit perplexed by this route. A 'bit' dirty is a big understatement. This thing is absolutely filthy. I am really puzzled that someone would spend the time/effort/hardware/$$ to put up what could be a good little route and then not even remotely clean it. This would probably be a 2 star route, but in its current state, it is awful.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : Runaway Truck Ram (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Funky start. I climbed it a few times, and it seemed like the best way was to climb the arete and reach right to clip. This route is pretty clean and solid.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Fiscal Cliff : 24 (5.9+)
By: slim When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: This one looks like it is covered by steel rock fall netting, so it may not be climbable at this point (?)


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Summit Blocks - West : Edgeucation (5.11a PG13)
By: slim When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: ummm, wouldn't it be protection every 6.67 feet beavis?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Take 5 (5.10)
By: slim When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: good point... i just moved it.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Interiors Wall Area : Make The Grade (5.10+)
By: slim When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: Isn't this route in the original Desert Rock (i.e. circa '88)?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Solo East (5.11)
By: slim When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Mia, I updated the length.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Triple Play (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: IIRC, the first bolt is in a block that isn't solid also....


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Poop Point : Uranus (5.6)
By: slim When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: I remember this one being awful. The only thing I really remember was grovelling up a kitty litter off fists crack for about 10 feet.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Poop Point : Lies and Propaganda (5.10a) : Photo
By: slim When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: This is one of the few things I remember about this route. I think there was also a titanium pin on the route somewhere.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : The Icebox : Hemisphere (5.9)
By: slim When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: I thought this was a great little route. Really neat holds, nice climbing, and nice protection.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : The Icebox : Frozen in Time (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: I agree with Chris' comment about it being tricky to figure out. My first time on it, I had a hard time figuring out clipping, how to stay out of the rope, etc. I didn't really like it. As I figured it all out, it turned out to be a pretty good route. I thought it was fairly tough. Mark's comments about the rock quality are accurate, I dumped quite a bit of kitty litter on my belayer.

I don't think skipping the middle bolt on the steep section is a good idea. It seemed like it was slabby with p... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Camp 4 Boulders : ... : Photo
By: slim When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: the 'o's are silent.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group : Jah Man (5.10c) : Photo
By: slim When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: ummmm, like i said, i sent a pile of REALLY old rigid friends to yates and they came back with new slings. so, nice try....


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Big Dreams (5.10b/c)
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Another tricky one, never feels easy.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Slot Machine (5.10)
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: A bit dirty but should clean up with more traffic. Surprisingly technical....


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Feline Antics (5.10c)
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: I have done this route a bunch of times now, and Ii never feel like I have it dialed. Dougald's advice to stick clip the 2nd bolt is good - it helps keep the rope out of your way while desperately clawing over the bulge.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Honey Pot (5.9)
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: At first I really disliked this route. I would definitely call it R rated. The rock quality is often iffy, where you can get gear it is often in not so great rock, or in places where it isn't really helpful (waist level above a ledge, protecting easy climbing, etc). Also, the gear is laid out such that it makes for some rope management and route-choosing questions. As a TR, this is actually quite fun though.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Scantily Trad (5.12)
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Awesome, thanks Richard - a really nice set of routes on this wall. Definitely a little gem for the area.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Scantily Trad (5.12)
By: slim When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: Man, that is so funny about the incut - I did the route several times before I 'accidently' found it as I was falling off and snagged it. That thing is sooo hidden, even when you are looking at it. It definitely makes clipping the last one a lot easier.

I think if you could move it a foot or maybe 18 inches left it should be good (assuming the rock is good for a bolt). For me, the crux was that sort of 'dynamic high step' with the right foot. I was relieved when it went - I was pretty nervous a... more >>


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Scantily Trad (5.12)
By: slim When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: This route could be an excellent route if the last 2 bolts were moved a bit to the left. In their current location, the rope runs diagonally under your feet during the slightly tweaky crux, and you have the potential for a total flossing. Also, both biners are mangled around a corner. Moving the 2 bolts a bit left would 'feather' it nicely into the crack.

The rock at the start is pretty wild. It is really smooth, kind of like climbing a granite kitchen counter top, yet not slippery.


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