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Areas = 15
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All 899 | Routes 63 | Areas | Photos 42 | Page Improvements | Comments 253 | Posts 224 | Stars 244 | Ratings 73
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Ridge 4 : Pinch A Loaf (5.10b)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Same issue as Mud Shark, appears to be mixed metals on this one too.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Ridge 4 : Mud Shark (5.10d)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: 2 days ago

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Comments: The hangers on this route appear to be stainless SMC and the bolts Plated Rawl 5-piece. Considering the vintage and consequence of failure of even one bolt, these should be on the list for replacement before too long.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Ian and Pat Spy Yet Another... (5.7)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: 2 days ago

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Comments: The anchors on this route are in fractured cap rock and should be lowered about three feet to much better stone and with something better than chain and washers directly on bolts.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Other Critters : Alan's Roof (5.12+)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Feb 4, 2016

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Comments: Alan's Roof is also visible from the top of the Safari Wall, just up and to the right.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Quarterback (5.10b)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: The bolting could be modified just a bit to make this a better route for the 5.10 climber. Overall, the climbing was fun and the rock good too.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Legend on the Fall (5.12a/b)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: The anchor on this route is total crap. I've used beefier chains for my dog. I posted this to put it on MP for the list for whoever gets there next to upgrade. If I wasn't freezing yesterday, I would've swapped out the manky chain for quicklinks.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Almost French (5.11d)
By: Tzilla Rapdrilla When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Would it make sense to lower the anchor to the last protection bolt, thus avoiding rope gnarling for a few feet of irrelevant climbing?


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 of 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 : Slavery Wall : The Burden of Immortality (5.12c)
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 : 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.


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