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Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grottos Day Use Area : Goal Post Boulders : Goal Post Boulder : Merotica (V2)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Aug 31, 2014

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Comments: I'm not sure where you start to get a V2 on this climb, but starting from the lowest holds (left hand on the lowest pinch and right hand on the crimp above/right of it) yields a V6 in my opinion.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : The Grenade : Nobody Here Gets Out Alive (V2) : Photo
By: Zach Wahrer When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Was shown this start by some locals. Basically, you toe/heel with both feet in the first large hueco and do a sit up to get established. Not much else too it, but a really fun, unique start.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Convenience Cliff : Pump and Run (5.11d)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: There are no anchors above the roof for this route, so be prepared to traverse over to the anchors on Self Serve. Makes it a pain in the ass to clean the route unless you have someone seconding it.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Creekside Wall
By: Zach Wahrer When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Climbed at this area yesterday. Not really worth the effort or time. The routes are short and the anchor options on top are poor/sketchy. Not really worth the time. Keep going up the hill and get on the routes further up the Pinnacle. They are much more worthwhile, and you'll spend more time climbing and less time dicking around with setting up sketchy anchors for mediocre routes.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : Creekside Wall : Lower Bolted Face (5.8+)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: Dislodged a basketball-sized hunk of flake from down low off this thing yesterday. May be slightly harder now.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : Baja Ha Ha (5.11a)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: The first bolt is gone. Recommend stick clipping as the first 3 or 4 moves are definitely the crux. Both anchor bolts could use replacement. The left one has a spinning hanger and is loose, the right one is loose. Both sound "cruchy" when you wiggle the hangers.


Location: Kansas : Indian Rock Park
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: To find the boulder, start at the parking area at the northwest corner of the park, just off of Indiana Ave. near Gypsum Ave. Take the trail directly in front of the parking, heading down hill and into the trees. You'll see the boulder across the pond. Go left or right around the pound to reach it.

We found the boulder to be pretty dirty and chossy. I was pulling off quite a bit of rock and some of the holds were really slimy from runoff. That being said, the problem that starts in the back rig... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Fish Wall : Call to Arms (5.12a)
By: Zach Wahrer When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Really cool route that is definitely worth getting on if you want some steep climbing at Shelf; however, the finish on this climb is kind of lame. Traversing on death blocks using bat shit covered holds is not all that fun. Why they didn't just put the anchor slightly up and right of the last bolt is beyond me.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Fish Wall : Wild Kippers (5.11a/b)
By: Zach Wahrer When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Still lots of loose stuff around this route. Belayers, beware! We knocked off several small and medium-sized rocks that could have done some serious damage.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jul 24, 2011

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Comments: Be aware that it is currently $10 per person, per day for climbing at POB.


Location: TX : Brownwood
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: A PDF guide is available here .


Location: TX : Paluxy River Boulders : The River Boulders : Alpha Group : Bass Boomer (V1-)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jun 26, 2011

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Comments: Climb is currently blocked up by drift wood logs. Will need a chain saw and/or a truck to pull them out to clear the way.


Location: TX : Paluxy River Boulders : The River Boulders : Alpha Group : ship prow (V2+)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jun 26, 2011

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Comments: Climb is currently blocked up by drift wood logs. Will need a chain saw and/or a truck to pull them out to clear the way.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Lizardhead Boulders : Pumper Number 9 (5.9+)
By: Zach Wahrer When: May 15, 2011

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Comments: There is a buzzard nesting the the rock corridor to the left of this route. Please stay out of the corridor and off of the associated climbs for awhile so she can raise her chicks in peace.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Lizardhead Boulders : Pumper Number 9 (5.9+)
By: Zach Wahrer When: May 15, 2011

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Comments: The 5.9+ start seems a bit sandbagged IMO!


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : The Big Time : Eye Gouger (V0-)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: Actually, since you pointed me to the right area in the guidebook, I found this one is actually Eye Gouger. Wish it would let me move it to the correct area.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : The Big Time : Woman Of Leisure (V1)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: Updated to the correct name, but I can't move it to the Small Potatoes.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : The Big Time : Spud Boy (V1)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for the info! I found it in the guidebook. Its weird they don't show a reference on the Big Time page. Updated to the correct name, but I can't move it to the correct area (Small Potatoes).


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Freshman Mountain : South American Crack (5.8+)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jan 29, 2011

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Comments: Its easy to set up a TR (a #4, #3, and #2 C4 work nicely) on this climb by scrambling up the boulders around the right hand side from the crack. Marvel at the 13b arete climb as you pass by it. That thing is beast!


Location: OH : John Bryan State Park : Blue (5.7)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Dec 19, 2010

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Comments: Just bring long webbing and several locking biners and you can easily use both eyebolts to have a solid, redundant anchor on any of the routes in JB. Much safer than just using one of the bolts.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Devil's Slide : Easier Than It Looks (5.5)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Nov 6, 2010

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Comments: We were able to rap from the P1 anchors to the start boulder with just one 60m rope, barely.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Devil's Slide : Harder Than it Looks (5.6)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Sep 19, 2010

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Comments: Ben, I don't know what route you were on (perhaps Mark of the Beast?), but there are no bolts on P2 of this route. Its just runout to the next set of anchors.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Taco Time (5.6)
By: Zach Wahrer When: Jul 29, 2010

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Comments: While I agree this is a serious route with potential for decking on the ledges and a very high first bolt, I would not agree with Steve that it is 5.9. Maybe you got off route or it was the heat. I climbed it during the winter, so no heat problems for me!

The worst part about this climb is trying to find it if you've never been to the area. We got lost a few times on the way out and almost got stuck out over night. Also, as I recall, one (or more) of the anchor bolts seemed kind of shady...