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Member Since: May 18, 2006
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > ... > Lucid Dreaming (5.12c/d)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Dec 30, 2014

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Comments: Equipping the route with Climb Tech type draws will not be permanent. All you need is a wrench to undo the quicklink. This route has had standard aluminum draws hanging on it for the past few seasons which have deteriorated fairly rapidly. I'm all for hanging a few steel Climb Tech draws on this route, they will be safer, and in my opinion look better than a bunch of mismatched B-team draws with potentially dangerous, sharp grooves worn in them.

Location: Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mountain Park
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Maybe Knuth was the first to bring cut off denim jeans to Rifle? According to the guidebook, he never wore kneepads.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Surreal Estate (5.12c)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Dec 11, 2009

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Comments: I dont really care that much about adding another bolt to this route, I just noticed the other day that if I blew it right before the secong bolt I was going to deck. I think the main thing is that the rusty, spinning hardware gets updated. I just added that bolt addition piece to see what the consensus was. I'm not trying to detract anything from this amazing route.

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Surreal Estate (5.12c)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Dec 11, 2009

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Comments: Thanks everyone, especially Darryl for your thoughtful commentary. Hopefully I can make it down to Shelf next week and update the hardware, weather and work depending. I have sent the ARI an email inquiring about the possibilty of them providing some bolts for this project but haven't heard back yet. Has anyone out there updated a route through the ARI and know the procedure? Specifically, is there a large cache of bolts somewhere that these ARI projects are supplied from or am I supposed to ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Surreal Estate (5.12c)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Dec 10, 2009

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Comments: I tried this route again the other day and couldn't help notice the bolts look a little antiquated, most notably at the bottom of the route. The crux bolt hanger (4th) looks new, but I'm pretty sure it spun when I put the draw on it. I am interested in feedback about whether or not it would be ok to retro bolt this rig. In a separate issue, the bolting at the start of the route seems a little modest. The second bolt of SE is at the same height as the third on Unusual Weather. The climbing i... more >>

Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Dixie Reality > Dixie Reality (5.12)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Mar 18, 2008

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Comments: has this route been freed yet? looks amazing

Location: Tennessee > The Tennessee Wall
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Dec 4, 2006

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Comments: What's the latest info about break-ins? Is it sketchy to leave your tent set up while out climbing?

Location: North Carolina > Ship Rock > Main Tier > BOG Man (5.11a)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Nov 17, 2006

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Comments: Can be done in one long enduro pitch. Make sure you put some long runners on the gear after the end of the "first" pitch, but before the splitter. I do remember placing a bomber #1 Camalot right after the belay where there's a bit of a ledge.

Location: North Carolina > Linville Gorge > Table Rock > Slippin' into Darkness (5.9)
By: Jacob Neathawk When: Nov 8, 2006

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Comments: I might be thinking of a different route....I think this one is also called Slipping Into Darkness? Or at least the one I tried to add to the database. It's only one pitch; are you familiar, Chris?

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