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Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Kissing Couple area : Kissing Couple : Long Dong Wall (aka Bell To... (5.11a)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: Longwinded TR here: aperfectweakness.com/2017/07/1...


Location: Colorado : Durango : Lemon Reservoir
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: If you're putting up a new route at Lemon, hit me up, and I'd be happy to get you some Mussy hooks for the anchors.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Cascade Canyon
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: If you're bolting a worthwhile new line at Cascade, feel free to PM me, and I'll buy you some Mussy hooks for the anchors.


Location: Colorado : Durango : East Animas
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: If you're developing a worthwhile route at East A, feel free to PM me and I'll buy you some Mussy hooks for the anchor.


Location: Colorado : Durango
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: If you're developing a worthwhile route in the Durango area, please PM me. I'd be happy to buy you some Mussy hooks to use on the anchor.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Standing Rock : The Regular Route (5.11c)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 15, 2017

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Comments: Long-winded TR: aperfectweakness.com/2017/07/1...


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 14, 2017

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Comments: Long-winded TR:

aperfectweakness.com/2017/07/1...


Location: Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Cracked Canyon : Superfresh (5.11-)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: Superb, thought-provoking movement with techy moves above bolts, and plentiful gear thereafter. If you're short like me, be sure to limber up for the gymnastic move at the end!


Location: Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Cracked Canyon : Summertime (5.9+)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: Definitely worth the hike. An 80m just reached on rap. If you need to downclimb with a 70m, the first fifteen feet are either wet and mossy 5.6 or good 5.9 with a bad landing zone. I'd do it again with a 70m and rig a biner block and slings/cord to extend.

Stellar jamming. I traversed early into the fistcrack up top, and it was a bit dirty. Probably better to face climb a bit after the right crack peters out.

No need for a #4. The left fist crack takes smaller gear in horizontals.


Location: Colorado : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : Hot Wee Wee (5.9)
By: Fritz N. When: Jul 3, 2017

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Comments: Carried a #4.5 and never placed it. You can sling chockstones on the last pitch, whose abundant face holds render it no harder than 5.8.

Ditto the rap beta: instead of rapping off the slung flake at the top of P2, trend right around an arete to new chain anchors. On the next rap, you can either stop after 80' to mediocre bolts and tat, or continue another 50' down and right to bolts and rings.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Fume Wall : Low Angle Wall : C.T.A. Route (5.11b)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: There's decent ledgefall potential on the 5.10 moves clipping the second bolt above the middle tier. Fun route, but the little runout isn't in keeping with the rest of Fume.


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 5, 2017

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Comments: Stellar, unique movement on mostly good stone. We did it in early June with a high of 80 and paid for it. The sun hit around 11:30. There is belay shade in the chimney at the top of the second .11 and the start of the .10+ PG-13 after the 5.8 R peg (if you're late enough in the day).

Some further explanation of the objective hazards of this route. Caveat emptor:

- There is no fixed pin on the boardwalk. If you peeled off midway when it's 5.8, you would fall around thirty feet,... more >>


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : Walk of Shame (5.7 V-easy X)
By: Fritz N. When: May 28, 2017

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Comments: We did the South Rim Walk of Shame back up Chillumstone after bailing off what we thought was Blackjack. Here's the beta:

1) Realize that you just climbed four hundred feet of the wrong climb, a dead-end abandoned line that had an uncanny topo resemblance to your intended route, which was a hundred yards further around the corner. Rap on fixed nut stations and horn slings.

2) Downlead the 5.4 approach pitch.

3) Jug the Chockstone Rap fixed line.

4) Bushwhack back up Chillumstone Gully, ... more >>


Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Aretes : The Odyssey (5.10c)
By: Fritz N. When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: A good route. The crux stem corner is up there in quality with those found on Cloak and Dagger and the Cruise, though slightly easier.

This would make a good first route in the Black for a 5.10 climber, provided that the newcomer follows the spicy bits and isn't allergic to bushes.

Pitch breakdown with beta spoilers:

Approach: what you might think is the "first sandstone gully" is more of a drainage that drops in about five or ten minutes into... more >>


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall) : Space Boyz (5.10d)
By: Fritz N. When: Jan 23, 2017

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Comments: Several rap anchors are less than desirable, oftentimes rusty, spinning cold shuts. However, many stations also have a newer set of anchors alongside them, just without chain or rings. Wère I lucky enough to repeat the route, I'd bring a handful of quicklinks to enable rapping on the newer bolts.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Fume Wall : Low Angle Wall : PWI (5.10)
By: Fritz N. When: Oct 22, 2016

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Comments: Fun thug-pull off the deck. Thanks for bolting this, guys!


Location: Colorado : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : West Side : Prow Hugger (5.10b)
By: Fritz N. When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: This is a worthwhile addition to the wall; thanks for putting it up! Don't let the dirty start deter you from hopping on this fun arete.


Location: Colorado : Dolores Canyon : Texas Corner (5.10)
By: Fritz N. When: Oct 5, 2016

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Comments: As dirty as it looks, with a surprise finish. Save a #1 or #2 for the top.

I used doubles of fingers and triples of hands and fists. Long route!

Unlike the other routes acessed by this anchor, you can rap with a single 70m down the route, then swing climber's left to walk off.


Location: Colorado : Dolores Canyon : Sunday Stroll (5.10+)
By: Fritz N. When: Oct 5, 2016

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Comments: Very enjoyable route, as was Domingo to its left. The patina edges on this stone are a dead ringer for some of the Red Rocks classics.

The route is closer to 150' than 125' ... don't expect to downclimb the start after rapping.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Good route and well-worth the investment of time. I'd do it again next year.

Hike: intrinsically worthwhile.

Approach: crossing via the downed tree resulted in some mandatory swamp-mucking and willow-whacking in June. We would've been better off hiking the trail to directly across from the boulderfield then fording the creek at knee-deep. This worked well on the descent.

P1: we scrambled to the base of the "chimney" and com... more >>


Location: Colorado : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Waterfall Wall : El Sueno (5.11b)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: After topping out El Sueno, would it be possible to access the walkoff for Fistful and head over to the sidewalk ledge for some extra pitches? Thanks; it's been a while since I was up there.


Location: Colorado : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : 3AM Handy (5.11b)
By: Fritz N. When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Fun, thought-provoking movement on good stone. A nice addition to the wall. Thanks for bolting this, guys!


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Wild Flower (5.10a)
By: Fritz N. When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: P1: Clipping that bolt felt pretty heads-up first thing in the morning. There's gear at your feet on the ledge, but it's in a bad block. My next piece was a #0.4 five feet below the ledge. You could get a couple micros just below the ledge. The moves are 5.9.

P2: Intermittent jamming and liebacking.

P3: This is where I started enjoying the route. The flared start offers the best chicken wings this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. As for the squeeze, I'm 5'10a" and 145lbs, and I fit inside w... more >>


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Fritz N. When: Jan 21, 2016

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Comments: Shoot, we were hoping to nab the first descent of the year.


Location: Colorado : Durango
By: Fritz N. When: Dec 20, 2015

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Comments: Japhy, check out Gorilla Crack, Telephone Booth, Double Barrel and the Bear at East A.


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