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Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : Crankenstein : War on Rugs (5.10d)
By: crankenstein When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: FA Scott Hudson

Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : Dr. Seuss / Prototype Wall : Unnatural (5.11-)
By: crankenstein When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: FA Scott Hudson.

Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Crime of the Century (5.11b/c)
By: crankenstein When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: Absolutely awesome finger crack. This and Clean Crack were a couple of the best short climbs I did there!

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon
By: crankenstein When: Jun 29, 2010

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Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - East : Cowboy (5.5)
By: crankenstein When: May 15, 2010

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Comments: Great fun for the whole family including small kids. There are abundant chicken heads to sling. Didn't feel hard or run out at all.

Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : World's Greatest Boulder : Pocket Rocket (5.10c PG13)
By: crankenstein When: Dec 30, 2009

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Comments: Just a little history here to set the record straight. Fall of 1986? Bill Gooch, Jeff Johnson and I top roped this and decided that the first of us to free it would sit back and watch the other two put in a bolt each and then the winner would get the first try to lead it. I won and Pocket Rocket became the first route with bolts at Reimer's Ranch. The bolts were hand drilled self tapping caving anchors that fortunately have been replaced. Thanks to Bill and Jeff for helping jump start my mot... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Third Buttress : Mojo Rising (5.9)
By: crankenstein When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: An excellent pitch with climbing that is more sustained than the normal Standard Route. The pin is driven such that a biner will not fit, but it is easy to thread it with a sling. Many fun and interesting moves along the way. 3 star pitch in my opinion.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : Gravity's Angel (5.11b)
By: crankenstein When: Sep 3, 2009

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Comments: A great pitch, but it sure could use an upgrade regarding the fixed protection. I also don't think that there is any good gear between the first and second bolt; the rock quality is questionable for all of the small options and the old #2 cam slot is definitely broken and no longer useful. I'm wondering if something else broke since it seems to be a lot harder than I remember passing the second bolt?

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Oceanic Wall : In Your Dreams (5.10d)
By: crankenstein When: Jun 28, 2009

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Comments: This is a fun climb. Some good finger tip lay back moves with tenuous smearing. There is an anchor now after the 7th? bolt.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : ... : Photo
By: crankenstein When: Dec 4, 2008

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Comments: Yes! Keep telling the history, Bob H! You wouldn't know me if you saw me, but I was honored to share a rope with you once (the BRC of all places, way back in '96). It's always good to hear the real history from the ones that made it.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Gyromancy (5.11a)
By: crankenstein When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Along with Consilience and Kate Moss this climb rounds out a great trio of routes here. One can also rap from the top of Consilience to the anchors on Gyromancy and turn the 70 meter rap into 2 35 meter raps.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Consilience (5.11b/c)
By: crankenstein When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: An awesome pitch! One of the best in Boulder Canyon at the rating. I agree with the 11b/c for onsight. A little easier once you know where the secret holds are.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Kate Moss (5.10b)
By: crankenstein When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: A very good and long pitch. And a good warm up for the other great climbs here. It seems that this area is somewhat overlooked as the climbs are excellent and the competition for routes is nil. There is a quick link on the 3rd bolt about 30 feet up which allows one to rappel from the anchors and then pull the rope and rap again from the 3rd bolt. It looked like a much better set up for descending could easily be set up by putting a double anchor 3 bolts down from the top and then extending t... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Vanishing Point : Phantom Bridge (5.10c)
By: crankenstein When: Sep 17, 2008

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Comments: This is an excellent route. It seems harder now that a good edge has broken near the top of the dihedral, but 10c still seems about right.

Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Sunblessed (5.10b PG13)
By: crankenstein When: Jul 24, 2008

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Comments: Way awesome climb. Glad to see the picture on the front page. Every pitch is good, but the 1st one could be a little scary with the pro or lack of that I remember from the mif 90's.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Little Twin Owls : Jaws (V3)
By: crankenstein When: Jul 14, 2008

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Comments: Awesome story! It's always great to impress the masters!

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon
By: crankenstein When: Jan 3, 2008

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Comments: That is Castle Rock and the route is Country Club Crack.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Ruper (5.8+)
By: crankenstein When: Jun 21, 2007

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Comments: A couple of comments on this route related to other input above; It seemed very contrived to set a belay at the bottom of the Ruper crack as it is semi-hanging unless you carry gear bigger than what is needed to really protect the climbing. The route itself has a lot of good and sustained climbing but there are some logistics that take away from the experience, such as the 3rd class approach (not bad but tedious), and the 3rd class traverse and down climb to the beginning of the stand... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Mosquito Burrito (5.8+)
By: crankenstein When: May 14, 2007

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Comments: Rockfall warning! Beware of rock fall at the base of this climb. Sitting on the rock bench, my partner and I barely avoided disaster as several large (50-60 lbs) rock pummeled this area seemingly spontaneously from just right of the anchor. Fortunately no one was hurt, but several of the rocks were definitely widow makers. There was no wind or rain at the time and no one else was around so I have to assume a fair amount of instability above this climb. Use caution!!!

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re: Broken leg: all healed, but now have strange big-toe problems while climbingInjuries and AccidentscrankensteinJan 1, 2014
re: Accident in Boulder Canyon 8/22/13Injuries and AccidentscrankensteinAug 26, 2013
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