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Total Points: 276
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : Wiggle Her Pudge Until She ... (5.11c/d)
By: Highlander When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: The bolts were place in the most solid rock, much of the rock in that middle section has a hollow sound if you take a hammer to it. This means the bolts are not in the most ideal place, but it works with a couple longer draws or back clean a bolt.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : Black Streak (5.11)
By: Highlander When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: The dihedral fell off the wall this Winter, the route could be significantly harder.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sacred Cow Wall : Sacred Cow (5.12c)
By: Highlander When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: Sam, I think Luke Stefurak added that bolt sometime between 2011 & 2013.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray... : Five Fingers area : The Bird (WI5+)
By: Highlander When: Jan 27, 2016

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Comments: Felt more like 4+ to me.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Misfits Wall : Astro Zombies (5.10-)
By: Highlander When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: Some of the anchors could use a quicklink or two. Pitch 2 anchor could use one quic link, and pitch 5 anchor could use 2 quicklinks. Currently twists rope really badly when pulling rappels.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : Way Rambo (5.12-)
By: Highlander When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Another reason to not top rope this once great climb that has been loved to death.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Subterfuge (WI6 M7+)
By: Highlander When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: I edited my comment, since others above have stated the ethics and history of the area in question. I have no dog in this hunt and personally don't care, just wondering is sport climbing tactics appropriate for this side of the canyon. Is it ok to rap bolt routes on the "Dark Side"? or is it only ok for certain people to rap bolt routes?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : US Highway 550 : Horsetail Falls (WI4-5)
By: Highlander When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: 10'-15' of steep ice is not WI 5, the left side of the first pitch is WI 4 at most. WI 5 is usually at least 30'-60' of sustained steep ice by definition.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : The Monk (5.10)
By: Highlander When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: 3.5 camalots are money on the start of this one, new bd #4 fits in places but is tight.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed)
By: Highlander When: Nov 17, 2014

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Comments: Capt. Insano, you can camp up Camp Bird Road, but you will need 4WD and good tires as the road can be icy or packed snow. People camp up there in Winter, but it is going to be dark and cold. Why not spend $45 and get a warm place to stay and support the local economy if you are going to use the resources?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : Niagaravation (M4-5)
By: Highlander When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: Congrats on the FA, Stephen!

Thanks for posting.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : I've Seen Worse (5.11)
By: Highlander When: Nov 7, 2014

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Comments: This area has received recent rockfall which has created this route. May still be an active rock fall zone, just fyi.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: Highlander When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: The piton on the pitch 3 peg traverse is getting pretty loose, might not hold too many more falls. Might be time to consider updating the piton or replacing it with a bolt.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Ninja (5.11+)
By: Highlander When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Sam F. upgraded the anchor on 10/24.

Thanks Sam!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Inigo Montoya (5.10+ PG13)
By: Highlander When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Funny you did this one. We bouldered on the crack part last spring during a thunderstorm, and joked about putting this thing up.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : The Deep End : Svengali (5.11d)
By: Highlander When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: 16 bolts, plus anchors. 1st bolt inside the slot is loose and needs to be tighten or replaced.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : The Alcove : Tropical Depression (5.11+)
By: Highlander When: Oct 5, 2013

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Comments: I would not chain my dog up with those skinny chains, lol. First bolt not in the best position, could load the biner over the edge if someone fell on it.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : El Burro (5.11a/b)
By: Highlander When: Jul 28, 2013

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Comments: AKA El Burro.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Fezzik (5.11+ PG13)
By: Highlander When: Apr 20, 2013

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Comments: Glad you liked it, could not remember if we had a 60m or 70m rope that day, I think we put it up 3 years ago. I will change the route description to needing a 70m rope.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Optimator (5.13-)
By: Highlander When: Feb 22, 2013

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Comments: 70m works


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Cloak & Dagger (5.10+)
By: Highlander When: May 27, 2012

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Comments: Really good route. The first 2 pitches' rock quality is not great, but the 3rd pitch makes up for it with 180' of sustained fun climbing. The route does have some dirtiness to it but should clean up nicely. Great alternative to Comic Relief or Escape Artist.