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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Quartz Sports (5.12b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Great climb! Cool temps help and there are plenty of rests (two being no hands if you work the feet right) before and after the crux sections. The roof isn't hard if you're good at stemming.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Punk Rock : Sex Pistol (5.12a/b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: No way this thing is 5.12; unless you climb it very contrivedly if that's a word. Pulling over the roof is maybe the crux, but there is a huge layback pinch the whole way up the pegmatite.
A good example of bolts trying to force you to climb harder ground. Luckily the natural line follows arms reach of the bolts the whole way.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Criller AKA Dwayne and Crai... (5.11+)
By: gregmiller7 When: Oct 2, 2015

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Comments: I think this should be bolted, Wayne spotted the line and put a lot of work into cleaning it up. After we climbed the route on top rope, and he realized it could be led, it was to him, his last mark he'd leave in Eldo before moving away.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Eye of the Beholder (5.10c PG13)
By: gregmiller7 When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: A good variation finish to the last pitch is to climb the first 3 bolts on Wild Child's last pitch, but continue up and left up the corner, then stepping left at the chockstone and thin crack on E.O.B. (this skips the greasy, bird poop offwidth and allows you to climb the whole thing with single set of cams to #3).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Free Willie (5.11a)
By: gregmiller7 When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: This makes for a sweet trad line for those wanting to not use the bolts. Offset cams are nice, a #3 Camalot protects the traverse and mantle up and left and the beginning of traverse.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : The Obelisk (5.11a)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jul 23, 2015

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Comments: I heard through the grapevine that Jason Haas has onsight free soloed this route; telling of the gripping experience on a podcast. Amazing! Perhaps the hardest solo done on The Diamond?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : The Clock Tower : ... : The Big Dipper (5.11a)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jul 23, 2015

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Comments: This can be safely led on gear with a SR and medium nuts, with extra #0.75/#1s.
5.10.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Stayin' Alive (5.10a)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: This can be led on gear in one pitch with a 70m rope starting with Nick of Time. Only sketchy part of the final slab with no gear but easy climbing. Fun climbing up high.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Bongo Boulder : Bongo (Fury) (V6 PG13)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: I've done this problem a few times since the hold broke on me. I'd still call it V5/6, but I'm not much of a boulderer, so don't know how to rate stuff.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 5, 2015

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Comments: I've done this route 3 times now; once solo. Seems like a spot opened up on P.3 off the belay for an offset cam to reach a rivet, then bolt.
.All the pins/bolts on both bolt ladders are in good shape.
My recommendation for a rack:
10 quickdraws/ 6 runners (more if you dont want to skip clipping bolts)
Single set of cams .5-#3 (optional 4)
Set of offsetmastercams (not the smallest two)
RPs for one move on p.3
5 Rivet hangers
2 Rope rappels
Combine p1-2 and 4-5 easily
if youre co... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Fool's Gold (5.12+)
By: gregmiller7 When: Feb 9, 2015

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Comments: Awesome route! Dave's beta is right on. If you feel comfortable, you can simul the first two pitches and traverse. Combining the two upper pitches (I'd rate 5.10 and 5.10+) is the way to go. Draws are still hanging on the crux pitch, and they are in good shape. The route is easy to rappel.
The crux pitch has cleaned up nicely and is really two boulder problems separated by pumpy rest. Shorter climbers might find some of the moves a bit harder. Enjoy the swing out of the alcove after you send!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Criller AKA Dwayne and Crai... (5.11+)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: The pieces left as directional weren't suppose to be there as fixed pieces, the day we went to lead these routes we noticed someone took down our intricate top rope anchor left up for the week. We had planned to lower off and clean the remaining directional pieces; however, we didn't want to deal with it and figured we'd clean on the follow. I think this could also make for a good mixed route (gear and bolts) as there are good natural gear placements.
I think Wayne would approve of bol... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Gneiss Route (5.12a/b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: Super fun route! A better start would be Billy, 11-. The climbing on the crux pitch of Gneiss route has a super adventurous feel and is sporty in sections. Wear a helmet, and soak up the exposure. Some people may say the rock quality detracts from this route, but I enjoy it and don't expect there to be chalk on every hold... if you want that, go hang with the crowds on wall of the '90s.
The belay bolts right after the crux pitch are in a terrible stance, best to keep climbing into the 3 pitch t... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Spun Gold (5.12a/b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Super fun climb especially when combining P4 and 5. There are a lot of close together bolts starting pitch 5 over the roof, I recommend bringing a bunch of extendable draws and maybe skipping a couple bolts (maybe even a 48 incher). You CAN lower with a 70m rope back to the belay at the start of pitch 4 no problem with just enough rope to clip into the anchor. I actually enjoyed this more than Solid Gold. Don't let the hero jugs fool you.... P4 is very Eldo-esque. There is a new bolted line left... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Spun Gold (5.12a/b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Is it possible to belay at the start of p.4, link 4/5, and lower back down with a 70m?


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : China Doll (5.9 A3)
By: gregmiller7 When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: This route goes clean no problem, Bring your hooks, RPs, offset cams, and slider nuts and you'll be fine. Pitch 3, 4, 6 I was out of the aiders a good bit free climbing sections. Combine p1-3 and 5-6. Great adventure close to home! Solo 7hrs car to car. 5.9 C2.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Stepping Stones : Pinche Guey (5.12-)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: 3 of the bolt placements crossload your biners. Beware.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bitty Buttress : Reveille (5.10d)
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 19, 2013

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Comments: Very fun route and great warm up. You really only need a few pieces, medium offset master cams are helpful. 5.10.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Wall of Winter Warmth : Direct Cop Out (5.10b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Very fun route! I rope soloed it with only clipping the 2nd bolt on the 2nd pitch. The first pitch is super fun and no need for the bolts, the bolts make it out of character with the rest of the route, but whatever. There are short crux sections with tons of no hands rest and plenty of gear opportunities. A standard rack to a #3 is plenty, but I did find having a set of offset master cams very helpful. Each pitch has different climbing and cool holds (chickenheads, jugs, perfect layback fl... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Wall of Winter Warmth : Direct Cop Out (5.10b)
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Seems like there isn't to much constructive info on this page, so what kind of gear do you need for this?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : River Tower
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: how long does the approach take now that the road is closed?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Bongo Boulder : Bongo (Fury) (V6 PG13)
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: The hold you go for at the crux (big move left) snapped on me a few years ago. I was able to do it right after at about the same difficulty. A low commitment boulder problem and a nice place to hangout.


Location: bhoran : BHhb : Photo
By: gregmiller7 When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: its to the right of Gigantor Roof on green mtn


Location: CO : Golden : The Quarry Wall : Eastern Heart (5.12a)
By: gregmiller7 When: Dec 1, 2012

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Comments: Everything is still there, including the chimney.


Location: UT : Moab Area : 191 South : Looking Glass Rock
By: gregmiller7 When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: awesome thanks! looks like a sweet little outing


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