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Point Rank: # 812
Total Points: 880

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Bruce Hildenbrand

 
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All 608 | Routes 59 | Areas 10 | Photos 38 | Page Improvements | Comments 261 | Posts 174 | Stars 63 | Ratings 3
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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!


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Hall of Mirrors (5.12c R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: John,

actually, 'foonting' was named after the character from the Robert Crumb/Mr. Natural comics, Flakey Foont.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Sunnyside Bench : Tiny Tim (5.7 R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: When this route was put up in the 60's there were no bolts on the climb, but they did have pitons. When I did it in the mid-70's we weren't using pins so it was all natural pro. The problem was that there wasn't any natural pro so it was undoubtedly X-rated. Times change.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Solaris : Contact (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I brought a wrench and tightened the 6th bolt on the 2nd pitch as well as all the other bolts on the 2nd pitch as well. If you go right at the 2nd bolt, it is much easier than going left. That might be why some people think the crux of the route is at the 2nd bolt.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : A Brief History of Time (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 23, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I bolted the direct finish to this route. At the third bolt, instead of traversing right into the hand crack go straight up past two bolts to a new two bolt anchor with rings for rappel. The climbing is in the 5.9+/5.10- range.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : Outer Gates : Simplexity (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 22, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and replaced the other cold shut anchor at the belay with a SS Powers 5-piece bolt. The anchor now has one SS bolt, one plated steel bolt, two SS hangers, and SS quicklinks and rings.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : Headstones (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: Dale Haas and I added a more user-friendly anchor to this route. No more need for long slings on TR or blowing a biceps tendon pulling your rope after rappelling.


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