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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 (5.10) : 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.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Sweet Petite (5.11d)
By: slim When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: This is a superb route that is very well-protected. The start looks like it is going to be hard as hell, but the feet somehow work out perfectly. Really nice job on this one, Richard.


Location: CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Crag : Eye of the Tiger (5.12c)
By: slim When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: This is a really good route on neat rock. Having the draw hung at the last bolt is a great help, otherwise it is a strenuous clip. Good work on this one, Richard, it is perfect for a summer morning.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : S Crack (5.10c)
By: slim When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: Morning, the earlier the better. If the sun comes around on you, you're gonna die....


Location: CO : Empire : Ra : Higher Calling (5.11d)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: David's rap beta is on target. When we rapped this thing, it felt like we were down-aiding El Cap or something. If you don't plan ahead a bit, you could end up in a situation here....


Location: CO : Empire : Ra : Eternal Sunshine (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Must be pretty brutal, knowing how Ben can weld his giant paws onto some awful holds. Yikes!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Witches' Tower : War is Love (5.11b/c)
By: slim When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: The routes on this little section tend to seep for quite a while after wet weather, and that wet fluffy lichen is super slippery.


Location: CO : Golden : Golden Gate Canyon SP : Dude's Throne : Green Chile (5.11b/c)
By: slim When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: i actually think this one feels harder than red hot chili peppers. tough to generate upward thrust on such slippery holds.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Indian Wars Wall : Blood Brother (5.11d)
By: slim When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: hard start, leads into good and pumpy climbing to a monster move(s) crux. another superb route on this wall. very hard for the 11d given on MP. i thought this was maybe the hardest of the 12a's on the wall.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Indian Wars Wall : Orphans of War (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: this is a superb route with pumpy climbing leading to a pretty brutal mono move. excellent stone and perfect protection.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Indian Wars Wall : Where have all the cowboys ... (5.11d)
By: slim When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: great warmup, seemed accurate at the 11b grading in the book. really nice moves on good pockets will help warm up your fingers for the surrounding routes.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Dark Side Wall : Establishing Dominance (5.12c)
By: slim When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: this is a really good short route on excellent rock. several ways to do the crux, none of which are easy. be prepared to yank a mono down to your shins.


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