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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : ... : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: Dank you!!!!!


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Cracked Canyon
By: S.Mckinna When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: There have been terrible accidents in cracked canyon involving rockfall. One of which severed a lady's leg above the knee! Be very cautious of people above you (and below) in the canyon and on the rim of the canyon. It would be an absolute nightmare to try to evacuate a person to the road below. Climb safely in this amazing place.


Location: CO : Durango : Fume Wall : Rookie Hook (5.10b)
By: S.Mckinna When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: If you go pretty much straight up over all of the bolts to the anchor, it is a 5.10 climb. At the large roof halfway up the route, you can move to the right avoiding the roof making the grade easier.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Bedrock : Wally World (5.9)
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: The starting flake will definitely not be there forever! It feels solid enough now, but I wouldn't protect with it. I was happy to have a thin wire to protect the moves to the anchor. Still a tad chossy, but it could clean upů.


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Red Rocks : Wall of The Ancients : Ionic Breeze (5.10)
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: If you came here for patina, then stay off this one. It has unrelenting slab moves!


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Red Rocks : Open Range : Nameless Crack (5.9)
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: I continued up the crack past the standard anchor and finished up on the anchor to Black Bart. This section of crack is mostly tight hands or off fingers sizes. One tiny section on this crack was exfoliating otherwise it was good fun. It finishes out the line better IMO as well.


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Red Rocks
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: The East Paradox Creek crossing, approach #1, is impassable from the heavy rains last fall. Five foot banks on both sides of the ravine now block the road. The road could be repaired but really it is unnecessary.
Another approach is: heading west on Hwy 90, look for an unmarked ranch road about 200 yards past road EE 21. EE21 is on the left and the unmarked ranch road is on the right. Close the gate behind you. You will pass another gate or two on the way that need to be closed behind... more >>


Location: CO : Dolores Canyon : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: Ian, I was wondering if you know about the route left of center about an inch in this photo that goes up an arete for several bolts before traversing left then continuing up the face for a few more bolts to the anchor. I did an on-sight of it some time ago and was proud that I pulled it off (toes were sore). If I remember right I placed a finger sized cam before the bolts started and it was roughly 80'.


Location: CO : Dolores Canyon : Comment : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: I felt like Arm and Hammer was more like .10a or b. Jess, my second thought 9+. Maybe just felt strong on that trip. Definitely heads up though, I had no intentions of falling! I think the added bolt was in place when I did it.

Does the 10 Mile Crag campsite have a boulder there with a chipped hold problem on it? Thank you for answering so many questions.


Location: CO : Dolores Canyon : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: This route is awesome and unique. I would add a grade to this one or at least a big +.


Location: CO : Dolores Canyon : Comment : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Great to finally see some beta. Did "Arm and Hammer" a few years back and loved it! It also scared me a good amount. Not sure it was 10+, but I agree about the crux location.

I also did route "Redemption Arete" but started up the steep hand crack just right of "Arm and Hammer" to gain the bolts. It felt more like hard 5.10 with a R or PG-13 rating to get to the bolts. When I did it, there was a stuck #1 Camalot toward the top of the hand crack.

I LOVE it out here. Thank you for yo... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Technicolor Wall : 60 Beers Later (5.10+)
By: S.Mckinna When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: FA: c.busch and jcast, 2005


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : Tradistan Tower : Nuggernaut (5.8)
By: S.Mckinna When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Reads like you missed the P2 traverse. The start of that pitch is pictured above with Andy traversing and the topo posted is accurate also. The raps described by GaryN are spot on as well. There is definitely many ways up this thing. If you make it to the top, follow Gary's description down.


Location: Matthias Holladay : In the Needles and Grenadie... : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: I was thinking graystone or electric pk. Maybe Point Pun....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : Arrow Peak : North Ridge (5.6)
By: S.Mckinna When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: Over the years. I have done both the east ramp and the North Ridge. I am referring the the North Ridge route. Yes, without a rope it is going to have an X rating in many places on the route. My partner and I hiked in and did the Trinity Traverse the day prior and camped. Next day we did the N. Ridge on arrow and hiked back to the car. We both agreed that the gear we brought in to do that route (rope and rack) wasn't worth taking up into Vestal Basin just for that route. Approach shoes with ... more >>


Location: Matthias Holladay : In the Needles and Grenadie... : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Middle Trinity on the right.


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : Tradistan Tower : Nuggernaut (5.8)
By: S.Mckinna When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: Rap info was nice to have. The rap to the smaller, singular tree is 200+. If your rope is shortened much, you might have an easy, super short downclimb. We used a single rope with a tag line (Reepschnur rappel), it worked well, but I definitely had to pull hard! Rap stations get a good amount of sun, so the tat gets faded. Bring good amount of webbing just in case.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : Steve Likes Offwidth (5.9)
By: S.Mckinna When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: You can also link this from the OW crack south of In Mesopotamia. Then you don't need bring gear much smaller than #2 up the wall.


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Girl Scout Wall : Chip Shot (5.10)
By: S.Mckinna When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: I think the direct is 5.10, think kneebar.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Dark Angel : West Face (5.11)
By: S.Mckinna When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: I added a couple of painted quick-links in october. They are hand tight, I forgot a wrench


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Unknown Pod Climb. (5.10+)
By: S.Mckinna When: Oct 31, 2012

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Comments: This is a good quality climb. A 60 meter rope works with no trickery. It should be sorted between 5.10 Corner and Mr. Peanut. I used camalots: 1 #5, 4-5 #2, 2 #3, and 2 yellow aliens. Webbing anchor on SMC hangers.


Location: S.Mckinna : Climbing in the mountains : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Oct 24, 2012

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Comments: I tripped on the talus on my descent. Before I could lay it down, I slammed into a log running parallel to the ground sticking up 3 or so feet. Made for a rough portage and boating experience. Watched the women's olympic volleyball at Dornan's over beers, slept on a thermarest, then made a thirteen hour drive to Durango. The morning after the drive I finally went to Urgent Care and they sent me to the E.R. Eight days later I got out. I am semi-healed and climbing again, the only pain now b... more >>


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock)
By: S.Mckinna When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: Is there a guide book still in print? What's the name of it? I looked for one a month ago with no luck.


Location: jcast : Toolin' around the Southwes... : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Jun 23, 2012

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Comments: I'm sated for the time being. Sweet shot!


Location: jcast : Toolin' around the Southwes... : Photo
By: S.Mckinna When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: Definetly HIGH in the COUNTRY!


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