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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Old Easy > Desiderata (V5-)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jul 1, 2017

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Comments: Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enj... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Easter Rock > Thunderdome (5.12a)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jun 14, 2017

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Comments: I put a quicklink with some chain up. The anchor is now bomber.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Easter Rock > Thunderdome (5.12a)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: A few things: first, this is a great route, do it.

Second, the fixed nut at the roof popped on me. I placed 0.4 equivalent below it, so it wasn't a big deal. I didn't replace the nut. It's unnecessary and detracts from the route in my opinion.

Third, the anchors need a bit of work. There are two bomber bolts that are equalized with chain to a single quicklink holding a rap ring. This is the definition of not redundant. I added some cord and a biner, but what is really needed is so... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Second Flatiron > Freeway (5.0)
By: Hanson Smith When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Hey y'all,
It has come to my attention that last fall when I was running the Second Flatiron a lot, I wasn't actually running Freeway. I would run from Chautauqua up the 1st/2nd Flatirons trail until I could easily step off the trail and onto the 2nd. This is immediately before the part of the trail that goes up a rock with cut steps. I would then run up Freeway until the obvious end of the route that is also really close to the trail. When all was said and done, this culminated in a 30:09 trail... more >>

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Island In The Sky > Zeus > Sisyphus (5.11 R) > Photo
By: Hanson Smith When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: I agree with Jesus, take this down.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > El Capitan > Southeast Face > Dawn Wall Free (5.14c)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: Jim Beyer, as far as I have heard there was no chipping or drilling cracks. Fixing the wall and spending months up there every year for years was what was required to push big wall free standards to the next level. Now the route stands proud, with minimal trace left by Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Jorgeson. Can the same be said for your routes? Is drilling a trench for a head in the Fishers good style? Is purposeful ambiguity about the tactics used in a first ascent good style?

mountainproj... more >>

Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Ruth Gorge > Mt. Huntington
By: Hanson Smith When: Dec 13, 2014

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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > North > Second Flatiron > Freeway (5.0)
By: Hanson Smith When: Aug 31, 2014

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Comments: This morning I did the Second via Freeway from Chautauqua to Chautauqua in 31:24. For those interested, my splits were 14:40 to the base and 20:20 to the end of Freeway. Unfortunately, I had to be that jerk that constantly yells "On your left!" Stefan and Dave thanks for posting your time, it was awesome to have that as a motivator.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Red Rock Canyon Open Space > Ripple Wall > Jumping the Gun (5.9)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: The last bolt before the anchors is moving in the sheath. I could wiggle it with my fingers. It may be able to take more abuse, or it may blow with the next leader fall. Seeing as how there is another chopped expansion bolt next to this bolt, I think replacing the wiggly bolt with a glue in is the smart move.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Turkey Rocks > Turkey Tail > Whimsical Dreams (5.11b)
By: Hanson Smith When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: I added quicklinks to the two bolts after the second pitch. These bolts had previously had tat and then bail biners on them. I feel that the addition doesn't change the character of the route, it just allows you to rappel the route from the top of the tail. If anyone feels that these quicklinks need to go, post it here and I will remove the quicklinks.

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Colorado Springs & vicinity > Pike's Peak > North Face of Pike's Peak > Blind Assumption (WI5 M5)
By: Hanson Smith When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: We climbed this yesterday, Saturday, April 27th, and I dropped a glove from the belay after the second pitch. It is a Black Diamond dry tooling glove. If found, you can email me at Also, conditions are dry but really fun. The third pitch has just enough ice.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > North Gateway Rock > West Face > Grapefruit Dance (5.12b)
By: Hanson Smith When: May 10, 2012

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Comments: So we got on this route today and accidentally pulled off part of the jug for the second clip. We left the hold at the base if anyone feels the need to epoxy it back on. We both did the route afterward and it didn't feel any more difficult. The clip is pretty easy from the next hold anyway. Sorry.

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