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Member Since: Oct 17, 2011
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Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Inti Watana (5.10c)
By: jborof When: Mar 14, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this route the other day an found it to be an excellent outing. really entertaining climbing in a beautiful setting. All the cruxes were well protected and short. Mostly this this is a great 5.9 climb with bits harder. I found the most difficult lead to be the 5.9 chimney on the Resolution. Bring a #4 camalot for this pitch if continuing on past Inti.

We found the Approach description to be accurate, looking for cairns at the "high point of land between Wilson Pimple and Mt W... more >>

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Hoop Dancer (5.11 X)
By: jborof When: Feb 16, 2015

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Comments: climbed it yesterday. extremely good route. with an excellent gander at the sacred space!! will do this route again. with regards to the anchors. one of the new bolts on the summit is loose. wiggles in its hole, perhaps just needs a tighten. bring a small crescent wrench. there are still two drilled angles that are way buried and bomber, although they have tat instead of chains. could be improved by a good sumaritan will to carry up some stuff. we rapped single line (70m although 60 wo... more >>

Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area
By: jborof When: Jan 28, 2015

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Comments: Telluride Rocks is indeed out of print; however, there is a copy at the local shop called Jagged Edge on the east end of Main St. in Telluride. There is also a new topo poster of the Ophir Wall produced by Clay Wadman (a guy who made the El Cap, Half Dome, & Diamond posters), that is also available at
Jagged Edge. Most of the local climbing info is housed in that shop, so a stop by there is advisable if you're climbing in the area.

Many excellent sport routes exist in the Te... more >>

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Crystal Vision (5.11 PG13)
By: jborof When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: The bolt is in on the spicy 9th pitch. Step across and make a clip. Have fun!

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: jborof When: Sep 18, 2014

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Comments: Just a really good climb. Technical face climbing as opposed to some of the more slug fest Black routes out there. Bolts are placed extremely well. Seems like the guys who put this one up did their homework and it shows. Highly recommended.

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Flakes, The (5.10+ X)
By: jborof When: Sep 18, 2014

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Comments: This one is worthy. Definitely a Black Classic. In the last two weeks, I've climbed Atlantis and Crystalvision and thought this route was by far the most strenuous and physically demanding of the three. I got stuck in the 9X chimney, too much crap on my harness and worked like a dog to get through it. Thought the 10+ pitch above that was spicy but fun, and I found the bombay chimney to be pretty hard. Ran out of long draws on that one and got rope dragged for the last steep bit.

All in all... more >>

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Crystal Vision (5.11 PG13)
By: jborof When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Ok, here goes. I finally made it back to the Crystal Vision yesterday. It's been 12 years since we put it up. The crux "spicy" pitch was my friend Paul Emrick's lead, as was the crystal slab, and I must say that we discussed a bolt on the spicy pitch many times (personally I think he did a great job on the slab as it's a super fun pitch that's well-protected). I placed the bolt on the 5.8 slab 2nd pitch after having led it a couple of times w/out and decided it would just be a better climb ... more >>

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Kinesava : Tatooine (5.11a)
By: jborof When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: anybody got a topo?

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: jborof When: Mar 9, 2012

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Comments: Never climbed in the area. Wondering if anyone can recommend some crags and camping. I will be with my kids, 5&8 yrs. burgeoning climbers who really like a short approach! Single pitch would be best. Any advice?

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : The Painted Wall : Southern Arete (5.10 R)
By: jborof When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Did JHaskell's variation to the 5.9 face traverse pitch yesterday. Definitely less sketchy, but certainly takes longer. Traverse left until you see a corner and head up. The pitch is actually pretty fun, hands in a corner. Top out the pedestal and then downclimb about 30 ft (not 10) down and right to a pedestal and slip around the corner. This part is kind of a pain in the ass and eats time. However if you've got it and aren't psyched on the original 5.9 option, check it out.