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Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Vail Ice > Pumphouse & downhill > 19th Hole (or 9th Hole) (WI3-4)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: 5 days ago

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Comments: I believe the actual name of this climb is "The 19th Hole." A pretty common name for the bar at golf courses is "The 19th Hole" (as in 'watering hole') and that's where the name comes from.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Medlicott Area > Medlicott Dome, Center > Shagadelic (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 2, 2017

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Comments: FA Greg Barnes and Barry Hutten, June 2001


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Canal Zone > Dirt Trek (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 25, 2017

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Comments: You can just get down with a 60m rope. It doesn't seem like it when you are climbing, but because the route veers to the right up near the top (watch for rope drag), the rappel is OK with a 60m though you are close to the ends.

Dale Haas and I added 3/8" SS quick links and Mussy hooks to the anchor. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). Your support is greatly appreciated.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Watermark > Lothlorien (5.7)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 21, 2017

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Comments: Dale Haas and I took a wrench up on this climb today to address the loose 3rd bolt. It turns out that the bolt is fine. It is a 1/2" Powers "5-piece" bolt that is properly tightened. The hanger does move a bit, but that is not a safety issue, IMHO.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bowling Alley > Main Crag > Mosquito Burrito (5.8+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 11, 2017

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Comments: Mark,

Sure, if you want a bunch of crap cluttering up the hanger, you don't need to replace the ring, but why put yourself in that situation in the first place? Just use replaceable hardware to begin with.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > High Wire Crag > People's Choice (5.10)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 2, 2017

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Comments: Is the flake housing the bats actually on Nickels and Dimes and not People's Choice first pitch?


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > Jurassic Park - Lily Lake > The Fin > Lost Time (5.7+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 9, 2017

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Comments: This is a Tom Kohlmann route. When he establishes anchors on top of his climbs, he uses one quicklink in each bolt with the quicklinks twisted 90 degrees to align the rope properly for rappel. Most likely, someone added chain to his twisted links.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Catslab
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: You can legally climb at Catslab.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Mirror Lake > Werner's Crack (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 10, 2017

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Comments: Gary, you are correct! This fun route no longer exists!


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Red Slab > Slip and Slide (5.10d)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 4, 2017

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Comments: Sometimes it is much easier to use a hacksaw to cut it off.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Capitalist Crag > Lower Capitalist Crag > Five Finger Discount (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 8, 2017

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Comments: Greg Barnes and I replaced the two cold shuts at the anchor with Petzl SS hangers and SS quicklinks and rings. The original bolts are 3/8" x 3.5" SS wedge anchors, so we did not replace them. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > Jurassic Park - Lily Lake > The Fin > Edge of Time (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 4, 2017

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Comments: Approach time from the parking lot is a very pleasant 15 minutes or so either way!


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Riviera > Monte Carlo (5.6)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Apr 12, 2017

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Comments: Ron Olsen and I replaced both Mussy hooks at the anchor today. Thanks to Ron for providing the hardware.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part B - Long ... > Rock For Climbing Routes To (5.11c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: This might be a troll, but Muriel penned the cover art for the book. That's why her name is on the cover.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Big Thompson Canyon > The Monastery > Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: One note about the map: where it says "Trailhead Additional parking", that is definitely not the case. That's a no parking area, and the locals don't want you parking there either. = It is highly recommended that you park at the area labeled "Camping Area public parking."


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Riviera > New Lease on Life (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: My buddy Dale Haas and I replaced the missing hanger on that bolt in June 2016.


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > East and Northeast Buttress... > Assembly Line (5.9) > Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: This isn't actually a photo of Assembly Line. It is one of the approach pitches to reach Teacher's Ledge. It looks like Broken Tree to me.


Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Paradise Forks > The Prow > ... > Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jan 27, 2017

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Comments: That Camalot looks totally overcammed.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Skunk Canyon > ... > Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Nov 17, 2016

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Comments: That looks like the nail from a Star Dryvin bolt.

Rock Climbing Photo: Star Dryvins.
Star Dryvins.


The two bolts on the left were improperly installed with the sleeve underneath the hanger and only the nail holding the hanger onto the bolt. This is a very weak configuration and is not recommended. The bolts in the middle are properly installed Star Dryvins with the sleeves on the outside of the hangers. BTW, the middle, top bolt is a 1940s to 1950s Star Dryvin without the lead band around the sleeves.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: A few weeks ago, Dale Haas and I added a 3-step, green, rope etrier to both sides of the Tyrolean to help getting on and off the lines.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side > Solid Gold (5.12a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 18, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the smash links and chain at the rappel anchor of pitch two with SS quicklinks and chain. BTW, one way to remove smash links is to use a hammer and chisel to split the link open a bit so it will slide out of the hanger.

Rock Climbing Photo: Smash link removal.
Smash link removal.


We also removed the quicklinks from the left bolt on the pitch three anchor and replaced them with a SS quicklink and chain for better equalization.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side > Solid Gold (5.12a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the cold shut hangers at the second belay with SS Fixe hangers and SS Powers 5-piece bolts.

Rock Climbing Photo: Old hangers and bolts.
Old hangers and bolts.



Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side > Crackside (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 10, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the tat at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. Thanks to the ASCA (www.safeclimbing.org) for providing the hardware. Donate today!

Rock Climbing Photo: Tat!  Note the 4mm cord!
Tat! Note the 4mm cord!



Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Stonehenge > Thought Control (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Thought Control and Auspice have had their hardware (bolts and anchors) upgraded, thanks to the Anchor Replacement Initiative. Also, many thanks to the Flatirons Climbing Council, OSMP, and the Access Fund for making the work possible.

Volunteers: Matt Samet, Kevin Riley - November 2009.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Lower Merced River Canyon > 4 - Arch Rock > Gripper (5.10b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: As a bit of history, BITD there used to be a small, black, plastic gorilla in the crack on the first pitch. After you climbed up the handcrack and grabbed the chicken head there was the gorilla staring directly at you with bared teeth!


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