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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Eye of the Beholder (5.10-) : Photo
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Wild Child, Eye of the Beholder, and Challenger.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Eye of the Beholder (5.10-)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Here is a good beta photo of EOB with surrounding routes. When I went back and bolted the first pitch, I followed the way I originally went while leading it on gear, hence the rope drag. There really wasn't to much rope drag while leading it on gear, perhaps because there wasn't much gear. In retrospect, I could have straightened the bolted line out on the part before the roof, though that rock looks a little more friable. It is possible to stop above the ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Overhung Wall : Warm Up (5.11)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: This makes for a fun gear route.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Rocketman (5.12+)
By: gregmiller7 When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: Is it possible to do the first 3 bolts of Gneiss Route and continue into R.M from the anchor at the top of Billy without much of an issue?


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Sticks 'n' Stones (5.9)
By: gregmiller7 When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route with each pitch being fun and interesting; bolts and gear right where you need protection. Did the traverse right instead of the 5.10+ V-slot, quick and easy with a cool tunnel up behind chockstone, best to belay before this, unrope and make easy scramble through). Highly recommend continuing on to Acid Crack on Velcro Wall to summit Sheep Rock. You can easily walk down to the raps on the 5.8 to the right of Acid Crack and do two raps (I had a 70m). From there, it... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall
By: gregmiller7 When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: There is a variation waiting for someone to bolt it just right of Eye of the Beholders 3rd pitch, stemming up the opposite dihedral. I have top roped, cleaned, and chalked where bolts might go. I lack a drill and bolts, have at it! 5.10, 7 or so bolts.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: gregmiller7 When: May 11, 2016

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Comments: As of my April 2nd ascent There is no longer a bolt at the end of pitch 7, just before the belay ledge,which i assumed is what ben pulled out, requiring trickery to get to the anchor. Next person up should take a bolt kit.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : Corbin Boulder : ... : Photo
By: gregmiller7 When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Eric i figured you knew better... just had to ask! Glad you checked the problem out!


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : Corbin Boulder : ... : Photo
By: gregmiller7 When: Apr 5, 2016

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Comments: climbing in the rain?


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : Corbin Boulder : ... : Photo
By: gregmiller7 When: Apr 1, 2016

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Comments: Bummer! Glad you like the problem!


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome
By: gregmiller7 When: Mar 10, 2016

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Comments: What is the car camping situation at the trailhead for this area?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Tower of Babel : Zenyatta Entrada (5.4 C2+)
By: gregmiller7 When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: Just like a lot of other clean aid routes in the desert offset nuts AND cams kept this pretty mellow.
Double set of nuts, having doubles of the DMM offsets was perfect
Double set of cams plus one #4. Offset mastercams. some slings/draws.
No tricams or anything else really needed.
2 60m ropes with straight forward raps
An optional #5 or #6 camalot for the initial crack at the start, but its very easy.
Makes for a great solo route


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 : 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 (5.11-)
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 (5.10d)
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 >>


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