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All 226 | Routes 10 | Areas | Photos 16 | Page Improvements 2 | Comments 66 | Posts 37 | Stars 85 | Ratings 10
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Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Legacy of the Kid Boulder : Legacy of the Kid (V9)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: FA: John Duran.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: There's a harder line of pockets just left of Sunday Stroll, maybe using some Stroll holds. I don't know how hard- maybe V9. John Duran route.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: Ben, definitely over 100 ascents. I've done it at least 100 times myself! When I lived near there, I'd go do 10 laps on it maybe three days a week a few winters.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Little Sandy Boulders : Afternoon Monsoon (V4-5)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: FA: T. Kuss.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Cigarette Boulder
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: There are 4 or 6 problems to the right of the two listed. All moderately hard, like V3 or 4.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Cigarette Boulder : Dr. Dyno (originally submit... (V5)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: I did the FA of this problem way back. It was called Dr. Dyno.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Cigarette Boulder : 50 Foot Smoking Ban (V7)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jan 12, 2016

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I did the FA of this problem. No pad but maybe a foot of snow.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Bedrock : Barney's Crack (5.12a)
By: Tim Kuss When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: Protect the crack with small and meduim stoppers. You will phuk yerself with cams.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Bedrock : Barney's Crack (5.12a)
By: Tim Kuss When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: Ok, sorry 'bout those lame ass bolts, but here's the story: I don't know if anyone has replaced those bolts yet, if not, I will.

It was maybe 30 years or more ago when I did this route- probably the second half of the 1980s. Sorry, but I can't remember who was climbing with me. Sometimes I would get my little sister to hike up there and belay. I think this might have been the first route I drilled with my new Bosch. I was psyched to drill on lead, but I hadn't bolted too many routes at that poi... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Gator Pond (5.12a)
By: Tim Kuss When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: Looks good, can't wait to get on. What, ya didn't wanna spent the extra $150 on fixed draws? Shucks, now we gotta carry a bunch of heavy gear up that heinous approach ;)


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Overview & Waterfall
By: Tim Kuss When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: So the tree is dead. They eventually do that. You can tell by looking and seeing the other dead ones right around there. They get bombarded by falling ice and have a hard life right there. Plus everybody climbing it. It's a cool start though. I'm going to attach the top part to the rock, so it stays standing. Eventually the bark will fall off, so it might get harder to lieback up. Maybe then we can notch some foot holds into it or something.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Overview & Waterfall
By: Tim Kuss When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: I found a quickdraw at the base yesterday. Lemme know if it's yours, I'll give it back.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Bedrock : Bam Bam (5.13c)
By: Tim Kuss When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Nice work, Erik.
'bout time someone brought this thing to life. Surely one of the best routes in town!


Location: CO : Durango
By: Tim Kuss When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments:
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Location: CO : Durango : Vallecito Crags
By: Tim Kuss When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: It's cool that these are bolted into real routes now. I remember doing these in the early 1980s. John Duran and friends had done a bunch of climbing on this wall previous to taking me there. It's funny how having bolts to follow somehow makes the climbing better. We used to just look for the cleanest line and avoid making climbing into easy territory. Of course, we were into big runouts at that time, so no bolts was a plus.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Byrd's : Freebase (5.11d)
By: Tim Kuss When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: When John Duran and I did the FA, we started by surmounting the choss roof, just off the ground, with a hard move onto a clean, unprotected face. No need to go to the bolt, which is some other contrivance. Go instead through a bush on the right, then make a slab move to gain the bottom of the crack. We used to belay right there, but I'll bet you could do it from the ground. If it had a convenient lowering anchor, it might make it more popular, as it should be. Maybe some bolts on that low fa... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Direct to Sweeney's (5.11a R)
By: Tim Kuss When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: 'Bout time someone made this into a legit route. Maybe y'all should add another bolt or two, get rid of that pesky "R" thing. People would do it. Just sayin'.
Peace.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Valhalla (5.12+)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: This is a superb route. Right up there with the best climbing in Durango.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : (Enter) Sandman (5.9)
By: Tim Kuss When: Oct 26, 2011

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Comments: Word. She was fetching the quickdraws. OOps, I didn't realize they had people patrolling this site for fowls.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : Total Recall (5.11c/d)
By: Tim Kuss When: Jun 12, 2011

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Comments: Oh, bolted on lead. I can see now, why the bolts not at the clipping stances. Kinda sucks. Like a lot of routes at Ophir, this one needs a rebuild. Get with the modern world, man!


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir
By: Tim Kuss When: May 19, 2011

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Comments: The bolts leading right from Brady's were installed by Jared Ogden a few years ago. I don't know how much work they put into climbing it though, or much else for that matter. Looks pretty hard.

The other line of bolts is definitely a great line. Jim Symans bolted it back in the Lemon heyday. I have toyed with it, really hard for sure, maybe 13+ or so. You should work on those, get 'em done. I'll give you a belay, man.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower
By: Tim Kuss When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: Just wondering if anyone more local to the Tower than me has considered replacing all the time bomb bolts and hangers that exist on nearly every route there? Beware. Many recalled SMC hangers. Many lower grade Redhed style bolts. Rusty. Crap. Never mind the missing hanger on Rumplestiltskin.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Rumplestiltskin (5.12a)
By: Tim Kuss When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: The hanger is still missing as of the last day of April, 2011. Who would remove it/have it fall off/break and not fix it?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : I Need a Batholith (5.10)
By: Tim Kuss When: Apr 24, 2011

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Comments: Hey Sam, sorry that is neg.nelly. You are absolutely entitled to your opinion. 'Cause that's all star ratings are. We all want other people to get on our routes. But Really? Or maybe you're talking about my critique of y'all's ignorance of climbing terminology- just callin' it like I see it, yo.

I soloed the route. I said I had a good time. This horse has been getting whipped and beaten since climbing began, and I think it will live a long and wretched life. Beating the horse is half the... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : I Need a Batholith (5.10)
By: Tim Kuss When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: You can not claim an "onsight" as you were able to pre-inspect certain/any holds as you rapped on past. Any form of toprope pre-inspection or prior knowledge is a "redpoint" or if dangerous/runout moves are present it is a "headpoint", especially if rehearsed. Kinda my definitions anyway.

Some of the bolts used are not 5 piece Rawls or Petzl. I'd like to know what they are?

By the way, you can clip the first bolt on Betty before doing the crux. Ya jus' gotta figure that move out.
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