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Member Since: Jul 6, 2005
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Desert Solitaire (5.11- C1)
By: craigw When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: I found the gear beta for the first pitch to be a little different than previous posts. #2 Camalots are pretty tipped out and won't even work in the arching hand crack section of pitch 1. I ended up placing a #3 Camalot (overcammed) and running it out for 15-20 feet (a little scary on sandy rock). If you have cams in between #2 and #3 (#2.5 Friend??), that would be much better. Another option is to place another overcammed #3 higher up. Having a #4 is ve... more >>

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Road Warrior (5.10+) : Photo
By: craigw When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Obviously you've never done this route. There is a section which requires a tag line clip, which Anthony has executed perfectly.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Silver Raven (5.11d)
By: craigw When: Jun 28, 2013

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Comments: As previously stated, this climb rules. You can get a good small cam (I used the 0.4 grey Camalot) way out left and around the corner from the main dihedral. You place it after you make the first move above the fixed cam from a good right hand hold. It's kind of a blind placement, but you can eye it up from the ground. Getting this piece allows you to punch through the crux section and not have to place pumpy gear.

Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Slhanay (The Squaw) : Photophobia (5.10+)
By: craigw When: Jul 20, 2012

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Comments: Awesome route. Stays shaded all day long, great for an afternoon outing or second route at the squaw. Do it as 3 long pitches--60 meter route gets you down no problem. Props to Robin and his crew for finding this hidden gem!

Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : Wine and Roses : What, No Rope? (5.10a)
By: craigw When: Jun 16, 2009

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Comments: Be careful on this route! There is a huge boulder that is loose near the bottom half of the climb (As of 6/13/09). If this were to come off it would injure the climber and belayer severely.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Tower
By: craigw When: Oct 14, 2007

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Comments: As of 10/07, there is still a fixed hex to rappel of the back side. We backed it up with a stopper and added some webbing. One rap with 2 ropes. It took us a little over two hours for the approach.

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