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Member Since: Nov 1, 2007
Last Visit: 2 days ago
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Point Rank: # 3,062
Total Points: 170

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Location: Colorado : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : North Face / North End : North End Chimney (5.7 R)
By: Greg Twombly When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: My dad, Vern Twombly, says when they did the FA of this route in 1946 in leather sole army boots they had no protection at all. On other routes they found potholes to thread or spikes to sling, but here they found nothing. The drilled pins were all added later.


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Wall of Life : Gestational Physics (5.11a)
By: Greg Twombly When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Great route. Very cool moves off the ground in an orange and blue corner. Nicely bolted with good clipping stances, solid stone, 5.11a. Good route, Mike.


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Spike Rock
By: Greg Twombly When: Aug 20, 2009

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Comments: This description doesn't do justice to the boulder. All the problems are short, shady and fun. The problems leading to the mantle and Magic Trick are safe and have room for a pad. The lower problems (Finger Dimple, ABS and Cocaine Corner) have bad landings but are really fun. I trimmed the pig sticker broken branches on the tree at the start yesterday.


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : Spike Rock : Magic Trick (V5)
By: Greg Twombly When: Aug 20, 2009

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Comments: I thought the magic trick was from the diagonal crimp in the upper right quadrant, moving across to the left, not going to the mantle. Someone should ask Rufus (it's his problem).


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Morrison Boulders : The Black Hole : Helicopter (V5-6)
By: Greg Twombly When: Nov 1, 2007

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Comments: A good variation at the top, instead of left hand to the top of the block and right to the end of the block, is to eliminate the block entirely. Do a right hand jam in the obvious crack below the block, then cross left to the outside edge; the feet cut loose and the right hnd swings over. It's kind of a a dynamic start to air loopus and very fun.


Location: Colorado : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Cave Wall : Gun Control (5.11a R)
By: Greg Twombly When: Nov 1, 2007

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Comments: Variation:
Climb directly up from the 2nd bolt to the top instead of traversing left. Felt a grade harder than Gun Control.