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Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : Jay's Route (5.10d)
By: Steve House When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: There are now three "Jay's Routes" on this wall. There is a new one (as of 7/4/14) immediately left of this route (both with black hangers). The new route follows a subtle prow and is also roughly 10d (and also good).


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : "Jay's Route" (5.10c)
By: Steve House When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: Black hangers, as per most Jay Smith routes.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : 99 Problems (5.12-)
By: Steve House When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: This is no longer the left-most route on the wall. "Jay's Route" lies to its left (identified by Jay's signature black hangers).


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Hairy Devil (WI5+ M6-7 R)
By: Steve House When: Jan 18, 2014

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Comments: Save some thin pitons and small gear (0 Metolius), small nuts, for the anchor in the somewhat junky crack behind the small (7 foot?), skinny spruce tree. You can get a decent anchor on this big, comfy ledge, but it takes some work. Be warned though, this is proper M6. By comparison, I think BBB or The Talisman are both about M5 (5.7). The first pitch feel 5.9ish, and the second pitch feels 5.10ish.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Desperado (M6 R)
By: Steve House When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: The belay stance at the top of P1 is marked with a piton, and it comes after climbing rightwards for a bit. It's a sloping ledge left of where the yellow-streak gets steep. Don't belay in the gut of the yellow-streak, you'll get hit by rocks. The piton should be good but was left there primarily to make the belay for others.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Steve House When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: Good idea, Eric. Or go climbing. My email is stevehouse10@yahoo.com.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Steve House When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: This is a convoluted story, and I'll do my best to make it clear.

Unfortunately Walk the Line was mis-marked in Jack Roberts' Colorado Ice guidebook. I am 110% sure that "Attractive Hazard" is actually Jeff Lowe's Walk the Line. I discussed this with Jack Roberts one week before his untimely death, and he admitted he was completely unsure of where Walk the Line had gone and Jeff didn't provide any info, so he picked something he thought might have ice up once-upon-a-time. I also asked ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Desperado (M6 R)
By: Steve House When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: The offending anchor was replaced with 2 good bolts in November 2013. This rig is good to go! I now think it might be closer to M7. The gear is R but not X. It is easier when there is less snow on the wall hiding the edges you'll need to use. -S. House


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : Gay Rodeo (5.12-)
By: Steve House When: Jun 27, 2011

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Comments: FA: Vince Anderson. Bryan Gilmore moved the bolt.