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Last Visit: Jun 17, 2017
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Routes = 10
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Location: Frances Fierst : Adventure : Photo
By: Frances Fierst When: Jun 17, 2017

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Comments: Honestly, I don't remember what climb it is, but I doubt it is a 12a. I have never lead anything that hard!

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 9, 2015

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Location: Oceania : Philippines : Luzon : Wawa Dam, Montalban, Rizal
By: Frances Fierst When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Look up Mackie Makinano on Facebook. He is probably the most prolific route developer in the Philippines.

Location: Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Pork Barrel (5.10a)
By: Frances Fierst When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: I would call this route a sandbag at 5.10a. I felt it was much harder and two other climbers told me they felt it was 5.11a. Regardless of the rating, I really enjoyed the route since it is quite different from the usual face climbing found here. The route has varies and exposed climbing. I thought it would let up near the end when I saw the crack. However, there was nothing inside the crack and the route became a little more desperate at the end, trying to chicken wing inside the crack. D... more >>

Location: Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Vina Kulafu (5.11a)
By: Frances Fierst When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: The starting moves are very height dependent. It can be more straight forward for tall people but there are options for us shorter types as well. The movement on this route is great! It feel very fluid and there are a variety of holds so each person can figure out their own best way to climb this route. It is sustained climbing with only a few marginal rests. It builds until you are tired and you find the true crux right near the end of the climb.

Location: Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
By: Frances Fierst When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: On the main Philippines page, I posted the following: "Please contact me if you would like to add anything to any of the Philippines sections. The vast majority of the information posted comes from The credit goes to them. They have given me permission to repost their information on Mountain Project."

Your description was not replaced, it was modified based on information I was given by other climbers. The information you provided was very helpful, but not... more >>

Location: Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: There is an annual climbing fest here every year over the Nov 1st all Soul's Holiday called Lust for Lime. 2012 is the 8th annual Fest. Here is the info for the 2012 event:

Google Lust for Lime if you want to join in future years.

Location: Oceania : Philippines
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: If you want to do any hiking while in the Philippines (and there are a lot of volcanoes), you can find out about hikes all over the country on this website. It is another great resource.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Wipeyur Buttress : Tailwinds (5.9) : Photo
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: Way to go, Cindy!

Location: Frances Fierst : Adventure : Photo
By: Frances Fierst When: Apr 19, 2012

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Comments: It was either Levitation 29 or Eagle Dance.

Location: Maryland : Carderock
By: Frances Fierst When: Apr 17, 2012

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Comments: Here is a bunch of additional information from Climbing:

Carderock, located along the east side of the Potomac River in Maryland just north of Washington DC, is one of the most popular urban climbing areas in the eastern United States. The 25- to 60-foot-high, west-facing cliff offers lots of easy and moderate top-rope routes, with a few harder climbs as well as numerous eliminate... more >>

Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ...
By: Frances Fierst When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: I can personally recommend Ao Nang Climber guide service. They are located in Ao Nang, 150 meters up the road from McDonalds.
Tel. +66 (0) 866 899 461

Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : The Burn (5.8)
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route. The climbing was varied and sustained, especially at the top. I was able to did a little bit of everything (lie back, hand jams, and finger locks) etc, just in one pitch. There is a roomy belay ledge to bring up your second. Be careful rapping down if using a 60 m rope!

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Aug 31, 2010

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Comments: What: 10th Annual Flagstaff TRASH BASH
When: Wednesday, Sept 8th, 2010 at 5pm
Why: It’s a clean, green, happening scene!

The 10th Annual Flagstaff TRASH BASH will be happening on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, and you know it will be raining booty. So mark your calendar, recruit/brainwash some friends, and head up to the Summit to pick up trash, eat dinner, drink beverages, and walk away with the goods.

The trash ... more >>

Location: Colorado : Golden : Photo
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: This article says one death and $128,500 in fines.

OSHA finds safety flaws at MillerCoors in Golden
By Howard Pankratz
The Denver Post
08/03/2009 04:04:45 PM MDT

The U.S. Department of Labor today cited MillerCoors with 10 alleged safety violations following the death of one worker and injuries to two others in two accidents at the Golden plant earlier this year.

According to the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Admin... more >>

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Photo
By: Frances Fierst When: Dec 11, 2008

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Comments: That is so sad to hear. I used to climb with Errett, and Frank would always bug me for treats.

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 20, 2008

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Comments: I added the show time of 8:00 PM.

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Sep 15, 2006

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Comments: The same guy who is organizing this trip also previously arranged a 3 year around the world climbing trip. I met them several years ago when this trip was going through Yosemite. I was traveling solo, so I became part of their collective for a few weeks. It was a lot of fun. Later that summer the trip came through Colorado. I was able to host them and show them around to all of the great climbing here.

When they entered the US, they had to give up on the Big Red Truck. No one would give t... more >>

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Sep 7, 2006

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Comments: Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the following FREE clinics at Celebrate Eldorado on September 16, 2006!

Space is very limited so sign up now!

10am-12pm – Self Rescue Clinic
Learn techniques that could save your life! Basic climbing experience required. Participants must pre-register by calling the park at (303) 494-3943. (Maximum of 12)

1:00-3pm—Introduction to Rock Climbing Clinic
And for one of your non-climbing friends…experience the thrill of scaling up a sheer rock fac... more >>

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: May 11, 2006

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Comments: Mark,

I do not have any further info. The info provided came from the FCC. I recommend contacting them directly for any clarifications.

Location: Colorado
By: Frances Fierst When: Jan 23, 2006

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Comments: This event is SOLD OUT.

Location: Colorado : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Ordinary People (5.9 R)
By: Frances Fierst When: May 22, 2005

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Comments: The crux is getting off the ground. A bit tricky, but safe if your belayer spots you. You can clip the first bolt of Children of a Lesser Grade (use a long runner) to cut down on the run out to the first bolt.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress : Texas Two Step (5.10)
By: Frances Fierst When: Nov 9, 2004

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Comments: For gear, I placed a .75 camalot off the ground, 2 #1s, 2 #2s, 2 #3s, 2 #3.5s , and the top can take a #4 if you want to drag it along. Calling this the easiest lead on Maverick may hold true if you have big hands. But since I have small hands, the whole second half of this climb was fists and stacks. Not real easy for me, but one hell of a work out.

Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : West Face : One Way Sunset (5.10c)
By: Frances Fierst When: Jul 8, 2004

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Comments: Be warned, the first and second pitch require totally different gear. The first pitch takes nuts and small cams (think yellow alien). The first half of the second pitch takes red #1 camalots, and the upper section of pitch two is yellow camalot size.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Plotinus Wall : ... : Bedtime Story (5.10b)
By: Frances Fierst When: Oct 29, 2003

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Comments: I agree with Roger on this one. The gully is a pain, but it is a nice route. I found the crux to be getting to the third bolt. Maybe I missed something (or I'm short), but I ended up clipping off a crimp.

This is a route where it is better to bring your second up. The view is great! It was much nicer to belay from the large ledge, rather than lowering and belaying in the gully

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