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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : 7. F.Y. (Forever Young) Wal...
By: Drew Spaulding When: May 18, 2017

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Comments: Awesome, Nate! Journey Through the Past was the 1st line that went up.... We originally bolted the 2nd pitch but later decided to use all the natural placements. The 3rd pitch is pretty wild! Yeah, we need to have an F. Y. Wall party soon! 10 climbers equipped with brushes. Seriously! I want to have a day where we have 5 parties on all 5 routes at the same time... music, cameras, action, wire brushes, beer, barbeque, and camping. You should PM me your number so I can let you know... or so we can... more >>


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : 7. F.Y. (Forever Young) Wal...
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 29, 2017

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Comments: It's hard to believe that no one has checked out these new routes yet... Super fun zone on the Monitor!


Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Wolcott Crags and Boulders : Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Nav... : Walkin' On Air (5.10d)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 28, 2017

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Comments: The upper crux is a whole other animal. The left hand and the left foot behind you... are the key to walking on air! Sequential!


Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Wolcott Crags and Boulders : Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Nav... : Walkin' On Air (5.10d)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 28, 2017

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Comments: This is a wild and awkward little pitch! I haven't climbed it in years.... I remember placing a tight #3 Camalot just under the first roof to avoid placing gear in the horizontal, wedged, block crack. The key to reaching for the pinky lock is a leg bar between the right foot and the right calf just under the roof. Crank up on the jug, hook that calf, then reach with the right pinky down! Palm the arête with the left hand to step up into the horizontal crack.... Bold cr... more >>


Location: Colorado : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : Columbus Day in America (5.6)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Mar 3, 2017

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Comments: Are you saying you are upset with me, George?


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Icefields Parkway - North : Curtain Call (WI6)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 26, 2017

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Comments: Epically gorgeous ice climb!!!


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Elliott Peak : Kitty Hawk (WI5)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 26, 2017

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Comments: Great memories! Kittyhawk is a beautiful bowling alley! Only 1 party at a time is strongly suggested! In March '96, Doug Hall and I saw no cars parked on the D.T. Hwy, so we charged up there only to find "Verm" + partner gearing up. They had gotten dropped off and we were very surprised to see them. Choosing not to get pulverized by shrapnel, we buried our gear w/plans to return the next day. Too much whiskey while camping around the fire require... more >>


Location: Colorado : Leadville : Weston Wall : Chips and Salsa (5.11d)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Oct 21, 2016

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Comments: Great work on the onsight, Nate! Psyched you got up there to send in the sun! I think a cross between tedious and tenuous is what I was trying to portray as a description.... Tedious meaning tiring and laborious and tenuous meaning delicate and dubious... definitely a committing journey!


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : 5b. Summit Dome : Utterly Thin (5.12a/b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: Sweet, Justin! As you could probably tell, we hadn't been back since 1st bolting this line a few years back. It was late in the evening, and we didn't have the time to finish the job.... You are probably the only person to ever lead this line. I'm really glad you got on it! Were you able to free all the moves???!!! What did you think the rating should be? I remember some wild, balancy, thumb undercling to the steep bulge with not-so-pos... more >>


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Nuns : The Flying Nun (5.10a) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: "Heady move"... you ain't kidding! When I led that roof, I used my head/helmet as a "chimney stem" behind my back on the under side of the roof! When I pried my head back onto the gracious edge(you can see it in the photo above your partner...), a loose plate fell onto my belayer's leg on the belay ledge below. He was startled and scared but luckily he was okay. I remember that head stem was everything for me!


Location: Colorado : Buena Vista : The Leaning Wall : The Leaning Seam (5.11a PG13)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Full wingspan bear hug on a small hold out far right before climbing past the crux bolt!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: I've inserted the lines out to the right of Upper Shasta that we have climbed over the past few years. These lines are distinct, individual crack systems that deserve to have their own names. They may be hidden from a distant view, but a closer look reveals many cracks with good gear placements. Yes, there is lichen, some runout pocket climbing, and some gritty rock, but the gear is good and the lines are really fun! No bolts are required....


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : 2. The Bird's Nest : Romancing The Stone (5.11b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Nate! I think I make the clip from the razor hold over the lip.... Sharp, crimpy, powerful and balancy! Wild roof for sure with a bit of a run out above.... You definitely want to clip that 3rd bolt before busting past it!!! Nice job! Must've been scary!


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Play Pen : Recess (5.10c)
By: Drew Spaulding When: May 23, 2015

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Comments: I think that people rating this climb 5.10a must be stepping out left at the crux bolt. I think if you stay directly above and right of the crux bolt, this steep roof move is more like 5.10c/d. There is an incredible lieback edge to the right of the crux bolt which puts you into a powerful position to make a long reach with the left hand (harder than 10a...).


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall : Main Flow Right (WI4)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: Back in the day we called the main pillar Newt's Veil....


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall : Sickle on a Stick (aka Newt... (WI5) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: Back in the day we called this main pillar Newt's Veil....


Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Wolcott Crags and Boulders : Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Nav... : Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob ... (5.11+)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 3, 2015

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Comments: Martin, do you really think it's a "new" edge? I only climbed this route once and remember the hardest part is the awkward, flaring fist crack above the far end of the roof. It looks like my feet are on some edges out near the end of the roof... do you think I'm over-rating the difficulty? Let us know what you think the rating should be....


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : Easy Skankin' (5.10b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Feb 1, 2015

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Comments: Kaya and Easy Skankin' are 2 different routes. Easy Skankin' was put up first and was quite popular for a year or 2. It went up the middle of the wall and through a canopy of delicate stalactites... It was considered the moderate route on the wall(6a) and many people climbed it because of the easy grade... Tom and Co decided to remove the stainless hangers and punch in these bolts instead of rebolting it with Titanium. The danger factor of belaying under people climbing through the precarious s... more >>


Location: Northern Utah & Idaho : 2014 - 2015 Utah Region Ice : Post : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Dec 31, 2014

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Comments: Looking stout...


Location: Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: Better known as Newt's Veil....


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Carbuncle Buttress : Riddler's Delight (5.10) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: This is the start of a much earlier established route than the Riddler's Delight. I believe that the FA-ist gained the splitter 3rd pitch of Riddler's Delight and climbed it before I did... There was slings on the small tree atop the 3rd pitch splitter which leads me to believe the FA-ist of this bottom pitch had also accessed the 3rd pitch slitter. Above the old bolted anchors(which I added a bolt to in '99) of this old sandy pitch, you have to gain the ramping corner above to downclimb 40'-50'... more >>


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Carbuncle Buttress : Riddler's Delight (5.10) : Photo
By: Drew Spaulding When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: This pitch is 150'-200' to the left of the original start of the Riddler's Delight. I've never climbed it but it looks good... route finding must be a bit difficult because you have to gain the ramping corner system where the 3rd pitch splitter starts. Which means you have to down climb a long way(40'-50') to reach the 3rd pitch splitter...not fun


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Fourth Buttress : Canyon Doors aka Variation ... (5.10b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: The tricky gear and the incredible handlebar jug over the lip of the roof are quite memorable and hard to forget.... Really fun moves!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Elephant Buttresses : Fourth Buttress : Canyon Doors aka Variation ... (5.10b)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, George, for the info and the history on this line. I assumed that someone had climbed sections of this line in the past... After cleaning and excavating many important placements, I wondered...? After the large roof on the left that we climbed, the diagonal seem trending rightward was choked with dirt and moss to the point that it didn't appear any one had ever placed gear there before... Now it has been cleaned and takes good nuts for protection. I also cleaned the classic corner sectio... more >>


Location: Colorado : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : 3. Trailhead Wall : Pirate Mode (5.10c)
By: Drew Spaulding When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: ....there are some longer stretches of crack climbing on the F. Y. Wall!!!


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