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Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Charlie Horse Needle : Sims-Hesse-Hanning Route (5.11)
By: Tony B When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Good tower for a hot day. All shaded on this route.
The anchors on the top of the "P4" pitch are terrible.
If you rap off of these you will end up with PTSD.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Dunn Route (5.11-)
By: Tony B When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Great route if Primrose is to hot/sunny.
In that final tunnel-through, go low or high, one or the other.
Walking straight back on the obvious foot ledge just got me stuck...


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Arena (aka Contender Wa... : First Round (5.10b)
By: Tony B When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: Red Camalot placement is obvious and solid but hardly needed. The climbing at that point is on good holds, and the distance between the bolts is not very big.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Arena (aka Contender Wa... : Standing Eight Count (5.11b)
By: Tony B When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: Better be 5'10" or taller to keep it at the grade near the top. The long reach right could turn into a dyno for shorter folks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Pale Fire (5.12b) : Photo
By: Tony B When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: I think that the comment referred more to the clip with lack of nylon than to the fact that all are clipped. The lack of a draw might actually increase the risk of rope damage and/or ripping a bolt. Probably not a huge difference though.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Turkey Foot Crack (5.10a)
By: Tony B When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: P1 anchor at 120' could probably use some fresh cord/webbing as of 9/2015. We cut away 3 strands that were reduced to fuzz or torn/chewwed over 1/2 way through, then checked the rest, which is aging. Didn't have a piece long enough to go around the rock with us, however.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Astro Turkey (5.11b)
By: Tony B When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: PLEASE NOTE: the tree you can sling has pried the flake of granite that holds it in a good way off of the wall. I'd think twice about putting a sling on this. If you fall and take out the tree and that flake, you or your belayer could be in serious peril.
There is a so-so stopper just left, then an excellent 2-2.5" cam (red or green Camalot) just a few moves higher that would be so much safer....


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Astro Turkey (5.11b)
By: Tony B When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: Pi Anchor webbing freshly refurbished 9/15. Cut away a ton of junk so littered you couldn't clip the bolts! Now a clean single anchor (but knotted/independent/redundant) that will need a second or replacement line in the future.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Standard Route (5.11- R)
By: Tony B When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: The hard part of the 5.11 path for P2/P3 (second pitch, but off of the 3rd anchor) isn't really R-rated. It is hard, but you have safe gear when the climbing is tough.


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Peter Principle (5.11a)
By: Tony B When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: Reasonably recent, as I had never noticed it before. I flagged it as inappropriate due to the language and bigotry in it (not directed at me, but who cares?) One of the oritional replies (what would have been the first) was also pretty gruff, and apparently that has also been removed.
I am indifferent to the grading +/- one letter. There is no ire in that. It's a stat. I think you misunderstand the point I was trying to make. Consensus rules for sure and the point I was trying to get to was ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Peter Principle (5.11a)
By: Tony B When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: Sure - that's the point of consensus.
One of the comments I originally was responding to was removed due to the bigoted language in it that most adults have outgrown, so I suppose it makes my reply look strange.
I suppose my off-handed comment in the description (that the locals told me that the prior book rated it 10 not 11a) could be taken as a serious discussion, for me it was just a "well, looks like opinions differ" addition to the description. I'm just surprised that any disagreement by... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Minotaur : The Megamahedral (5.11- PG13)
By: Tony B When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: ^^^ Yeah, I did both routes (IM and MM) there pretty much back to back, and there is a huge difference between them.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Lower Right Side : Fin (5.10 R)
By: Tony B When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: You can place multiple green Aliens l on the arete (so-so) and a yellow Alien or possibly a blue deep behind a flake right of the arete + an #4 or #5 BD stopper to protect the easier but runout upper half.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Lower Right Side : Curb Service (5.10b)
By: Tony B When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: If you stay belly to the bolts and right of them, the 3rd bolt to the top is 5.11a or harder. 5.10a if you go left a little, except yeah, a bouldery start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Electra Glide : Catch You Later (5.9+)
By: Tony B When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: The flake has been cleaned. The remaining climb as left should be safe and protect-able. Have at it.
As well, the torn and mossy webbing anchor (which was crap) has been replaced with 2 bolts to the left that won't kill the tree and will serve as a top anchor for any of the routes there.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Comment : Photo
By: Tony B When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: Did you guys manage that or is the USFS actually pitching in out there?
Either way - nice work.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Photo
By: Tony B When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: Come back in Feb./March and you'll see....


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Electra Glide : Bloody Monday (5.10+)
By: Tony B When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: If you go to do this route, take a pair of pruners/shears. Some very limited and selective pruning of a pine branch would do nothing to hurt the tree but would greatly improve the situation for the climber on this route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Electra Glide
By: Tony B When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: The crappy webbing on the tree atop this crag was pretty bleached and chewed up. It was replaced by 2x SS bolts to the left of the tree.

As well, the death Flake on C.Y.L. has been pulled off. Yeah, that could have easily killed somebody.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Road Rock : Motorcycle Diaries (5.10b)
By: Tony B When: Aug 29, 2015

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Comments: Instead of going hard to the right at the end, you can keep going directly up to the first large ledge @ 5.8 PG-13 (43 meters). There is a belay tree up there and to the right once on the ledge. No fixed belay on it though, but you can scramble down and climber's right to a rap.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Road Rock : Road Kill (5.12)
By: Tony B When: Aug 29, 2015

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Comments: The book screws up pretty much every route on this rock. 11+ or 12' sounds about right. Book says 10b. This sucks as a warm-up though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Road Rock : Road Rash (or Tweaked?) (5.11a)
By: Tony B When: Aug 29, 2015

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Comments: The book misdirects all 3 of the climbs on the right side of the rock here...but yeah, the right-most bolted line is a moderate 5.10.


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Peter Principle (5.11a)
By: Tony B When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: A post script, of sorts, over a decade later.
To my chagrin, it seems that therewas quite the hullabalu over the grading of this climb at 10d vs 11a and lots of people talking about ego and injury and sandbagging...
Now, a decade later, it seems that the 11a crowd outnumbers the 10d crowd by 3:1. So it is 11a. Which we all know to be slightly easier than 10d much of the time... (As often acknowledged with a wink in mainstream climbing media.)

I'm just trying to figure now, why, if this is re... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: Tony B When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: I'm measuring things up and thinking that snake might end up with a rough day as well.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Implied Consent (5.9)
By: Tony B When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: And having forgotten I'd ever done it, I went to do it again today and had an OK time on it. It is seldom traveled, but it has had a good cleaning and probably deserves a star. The rating felt right, and the gear was within reason this time. Just goes to show - that there are good and bad days both!


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