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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Jungle : Photo
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: Trying to find your way around Devil's Head with Mountain Project is just asking to get lost. A print guidebook like Rampart Range Rocks will help a lot with the detailed maps, and Rakkup is even better as the GPS tracks will take you from the parking to your desired crag.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: DH is still open, but there's about 6 inches of snow, so a good set of snow tires or 4WD is needed as the road is not plowed. The rock was sunny and dry today. The road is gated right after Thanksgiving weekend.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : De Beque Canyon : Exit 46 : Putterman's Flake
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 31, 2015

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Comments: I can't believe that thing still stands. Every time I drive west on I-70, I look to see if it's still there. Looks like quite the adventure!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Racing Stripes (5.12a)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: FA - Buster Jesik, Tod Anderson.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : The Throne Room (5.12d)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: FA - Tod Anderson.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Goin' The Distance (5.12d)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: The first ascent info on this route is incorrect in the current Clear Creek guidebook.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crimpfest Wall : Crimpfest (5.12a)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: All bolt hangers upgraded today.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Cluck Cracks (5.8)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: I did the FA of this to set the sport routes.


Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Photo
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: Great pic - my dorm room had a view of Whitesides for 2 years always inspiring back then. Way bock in the early 1980s.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Slavery Wall : The Burden of Immortality (5.12d)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: My son took a huge whip on this a couple of weeks ago when the hanger came off the bolt. The crux bolts just need to be replaced with Powers 5-piece so that the nuts don't loosen. Lock washer or not, wedge bolts aren't a good idea for crux bolts, especially if there is a likelihood of a lot of falls.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : World Domination : Pocket Seeking Drone (5.12c)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: Actually we did comfortize the pockets on that one. We'll give it another look next week and file more perhaps.


Location: WY : Lander Area
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: Is North Country included in the new Lander guidebook.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : MBA Buttress : Mournful Mullet (5.8)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Evan, really appreciate your hard work up there!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Samantha,

The Technicoulior will be added to the Rakkup app sometime this summer. It sits on a steep, north-facing hillside and is best on a hot summer day. It's pretty hard to find, so we have to record the GPS tracks to get there.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Crystal (5.11b)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the hardware upgrade on this great route. There's still one old bed frame hanger up high for historical purposes.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : The Red Light District : Mrs. Treated (5.11a)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: I agree with the other posters, this route is probably not a safe lead in its current condition. Several of the bolts are old SMC STAINLESS STEEL hangers on CARBON STEEL bolts. This is a great route and definitely worth the needed maintenance.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: Not likely, as they seem to keep Rampart Range Road closed as long as they can in recent years. You can call 303-275-5610 and ask about the status, which is a good idea before heading up only to find the road gated.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall : Fleas and Ticks (5.9)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: Do not stray left on the upper 1/3 of this route as there is a giant loose flake held on by just the tip. There is a small "x" block underneath the really big, dangerous one. This would be a good candidate for a trundle with a ground crew to keep passers by out of the way.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Cats vs. Dogs Wall
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: See lost and found forum if you left your shoes here in early March.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jan 22, 2015

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Comments: Couldn't help but notice the parcel of land for sale at right next to Sand Gulch campground last weekend. Some enterpreneural climber should snap that up & set up a Miguel's West. Add more camping, pizza & beer, how could you go wrong with something like that? Then on slow days, just walk over & get some pitches in. Any takers?


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: The area was closed off almost solely to protect the microwave towers and their access. Another better, and more dog/kid friendly access to Radio Head has already been established. More details to follow before next season. Recent discussions have indicated that the USFS does have climbers and our impacts in proper perspective and appreciate all that we do to mitigate the impacts of other users.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 28, 2014

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Comments: You most likely found the routes on the Backslide Wall that are described in the frequently updated Rakkup app:

rakkup.com/climbing-guidebooks...


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Hangdog Cafe : The Oldtimey Eleven (5.11c)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Hangers upgraded on 10/6/14 courtesy of the Head Crew.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Hangdog Cafe : Crimp Scampi (5.11a)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: The hangers were upgraded this weekend courtesy of the Rampart Range Rocks crew. King Hangdog was upgraded too.


Location: CO : Coal Creek Canyon : Echo Canyon (aka The Scoop)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: It's great to know that there's a true Wondervu local enjoying those routes and getting to know some of the neighbors. As you found through your research, it is on public land and the access is too. We did have trouble some years ago with one of the locals, a guy who seemed to be late '40s or '50s, and he got really bent out of shape, especially when the drill came out. Everyone else was friendly, but the one guy was not a reasonable person to deal with and seemed to have a reputation with the l... more >>


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