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Location: Colorado > Durango > Pine River Trad > Tradistan Tower > No Country For Old Men (5.10+)
By: Gary N When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: A few notes:

Approach - from Nuggernaut, you'll pass a fairly large amphitheater with a huge cave, continue past this one to a smaller amphitheater just 'up and around to the left'. See the photos.

Climb - for pitch two, I believe we were just a tad too far right. A fun line but certainly not 'killer'. I'm excited to go back and check out the actual pitch two, as this certainly looks to be the best pitch of the climb. See the photos. The crux pitch was so-so, too short. After this, we ended up... more >>

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > 2nd Meat Wall > The Switch (5.10)
By: Gary N When: Apr 19, 2013

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Comments: This route is listed as route 45, 'Unnamed 5.10' in the second edition of Bloom's guide. Good fun. 2.5 stars.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Reservoir Wall > Wigglin' Worm (5.11)
By: Gary N When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: No more blocks and/or flake right off the ground in the wide section. Still nice and dirty though. I placed a #6 Camalot to protect this section.

This route is exactly 35m long. Our 70m made it back to the ground, but the knot at the end of the rope was against the belay device. Tie a knot in the end of the rope if using a 70m!

Fun, interesting, and diverse route. Not an easy 5.11, as Tony B stated earlier, but certainly not runout.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > The Wall > Wish You Were Here (5.10d)
By: Gary N When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: Placed two awesome nuts on this fun and interesting route. Be sure to watch the end of your ropes if using a 60m, as it just reaches the ground.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Sunshine Wall > Four Friends (5.10c)
By: Gary N When: Feb 3, 2013

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Comments: Did this route in two pitches as described above. Had major rope drag. Would do it in 3 pitches next time.

The first pitch is nothing to write home about. It is filled with bushes, jaggars, loose rocks, and dirt. After completing the first pitch, I was going to not give this route any stars. I took a variety of gear for pitch one. From #0.3 BD C4 to #4 BD C4 and a set of nuts. I built a gear anchor using two #2 BD C4s and a #3 BD C4. If doing this in one pitch, doubles would be plenty, saving t... more >>

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Jabba Buttress > Steve Likes Offwidth (5.9)
By: Gary N When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: Hmmmm. Interesting.

I took a #5 & #6 BD C4, #4 Big Bro (blue), and some stoppers. Two #6s would be fine instead of the Big Bro. Maybe an extra #5 if you've got it.

Bring some gear to build an anchor at the top, as there are no bolts. I used a #1 & #4 BD C4 and some stoppers.

To get down, walk climbers' left to a set of bolts with thin cord and 2 oval screwlinks. Rap to the top of I Need A Shower, then once more to the ground.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Long Canyon > Maverick Buttress > Texas Two Step (5.10b)
By: Gary N When: Nov 28, 2012

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Comments: Frances Fierst's gear recommendation is spot on. I took more #3's since I don't have #3.5's. Took a #4 as well. Glad to have had it. Mark's anchor is holding up just fine, but the bolts need to be replaced. The left bolt was loose and sticking out of the rock about 1/4". Both bolts are rusty.

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Apple Cider > Apple Cider (5.8)
By: Gary N When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Found two pieces of rock gear on this route today, 11/13/12. PM me with what they were and the markings, and I'll get them back to you.

Edit: 12/13/2012 - After one month without claim, gear has been passed on to someone who needs it/will use it. Thanks for your generous contribution.

Location: Colorado > Silverton area > Eureka area > Eureka Pillar > Hardrock Miner (5.7)
By: Gary N When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: Fun (sport) route in an alpine environment. My partner and I were following our friends up and let them get up a few pitches due to classic San Juan choss. We then proceeded to see if we could link pitches and we did the route in 3 pitches. Here's what we came up with:

Pitch 1 - 9 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor and chains, short pitch, but lots of rope drag on this wandering pitch. I belayed at the top of the first pitch.

Pitch 2 - 7 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor and chains, short pitch. My partner a... more >>

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Triple Tree Area (Far Left) > Triple Tree Direct (5.8)
By: Gary N When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: 11/7/2012 - Found four pieces of rock climbing gear right at the base of this climb. PM me if you think it's yours and let me know what you're missing. Thanks!

Edit: 12/7/2012 - After one month without claim, gear has been passed on to someone who needs it/will use it. Thanks for your generous contribution.

Location: Colorado > Durango > Cascade Canyon > Genesis Wall (Canyon Entran... > Genesis (5.10c)
By: Gary N When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this twice yesterday. Didn't know the jug was removed. That explains why it felt hard for 5.10b/c. Consensus between my partner and me is 5.11a.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Way Rambo
By: Gary N When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: I found a ring about halfway up the approach trail to Way Rambo on 9/15/2012. It was next to 1/2" vinyl tape, also pictured below. If it's yours, shoot me a PM.

Rock Climbing Photo: Ring found on Way Rambo approach. 9/15/2012.
Ring found on Way Rambo approach. 9/15/2012.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > doligo > imalush > Photo
By: Gary N When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: Now that looks pretty yummy!

Location: Washington > Northwest Region > Deception Pass > Rosario Beach (Refrigerator...
By: Gary N When: Mar 9, 2012

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Comments: Refrigerator Wall is located to the southwest of Mt. Erie. From the intersection of State Route 20 and Rosario Road (where Pass Lake is), head west for 0.8 miles on Rosario Road. You will see a "Y" in the road. Veer left onto Rosario Beach Road.

There is a wall that can be rappelled on the left hand side as you are going down the hill. Pickup a faint trail that gets better as you get higher. A five minute approach gets you to the top of the rappel cliff. Anchor using the tree. A 60m rope will j... more >>

Location: Colorado > Durango > X Rock > Gold Wall > Gold Wall (5.10+)
By: Gary N When: Jan 14, 2012

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Comments: I've only been in Durango a few days and have only climbed a few routes, but this has been the best one so far. So good.

Location: Washington > Central Region > Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) > Sunshine Wall > King Pins > Crossing the Threshold (5.8)
By: Gary N When: Nov 16, 2011

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Comments: "Note that you have to bail left onto the next column over to reach the anchors, which are shared with another route whose name I've forgotten."

Chains to the left are "Clip ‘em or Skip ‘em".

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Double Strand Munter Rappel?General ClimbingGary NMar 31, 2017
re: Do you know someone who has dropped their shoes on a wall? Trad ClimbingGary NMar 9, 2017
re: 2/4 - Saturday Partner - S'Platte, Eldo or BoCanColorado PartnersGary NFeb 3, 2017
re: Funny Climbing Gym Stories?General ClimbingGary NJan 8, 2017
Favorite Areas not workingDiscuss MountainProject.comGary NJan 5, 2017
re: Black Diamond climbing ropesClimbing Gear DiscussionGary NOct 4, 2016
re: left a quickdraw on "free willie" 5.11a at animal world, boulder canyon, COLost and FoundGary NSep 23, 2016
re: El cap day on flat irons? 9/23ColoradoGary NSep 22, 2016
re: Guide's Elbow / Reverso Elbow PreventionInjuries and AccidentsGary NJun 29, 2016
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