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Member Since: Nov 8, 2005
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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All 138 | Routes 12 | Areas 4 | Photos 9 | Page Improvements | Comments 30 | Posts 27 | Stars 38 | Ratings 18
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Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond
By: Josh Ewing When: May 6, 2007

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Comments: What's the earliest it's really advisable to do the Diamond? Can it be done in early June? Or is there too much snow on the ledges?

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Charlie Horse Needle : Sims-Hesse-Hanning Route (5.11)
By: Josh Ewing When: Nov 18, 2006

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Comments: Does anyone know if either of the two other towers in the formation has routes on them?

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Lightning Bolt Cracks (5.11-)
By: Josh Ewing When: Nov 20, 2005

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Comments: We summitted LBC on Thursday, November 18, 2005 and found the anchor in a mess. 2 old star drives were just laying there still attached to the webbing. The rock was shattered on top. Another star drive was still in shattered rock and we pulled on it and a dinner plate sized rock came up with the bolt. One old star drive with half the shaft remaining and one 1/4 inch bolt near the shattered rock was all that remained. We left a nice new .75 cammalot to back up the anchor. So....anyone who g... more >>

Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Pine Canyon : Anchors From Hell (5.10c)
By: Josh Ewing When: Nov 8, 2005

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Comments: Wow. Wouldn't it be great if someone could go up there, chop that bolt, scar the rock and pay homage to the balls of the guy who did the first ascent?

I agree that the bolt is poorly placed. It's only 2.5 feet above a good yellow alien placement. If you're going to put in a bolt, make sure it's in a reasonable place.

But come one. Are we really going to scar the route further by wasting someone's well-intentioned effort to make the route safer?

Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : The Weasel Formation : Belfry Tower. Brits in the ... (5.9 C1)
By: Josh Ewing When: Nov 8, 2005

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Comments: Did the second ascent of Brits last weekend. We tried to free it, and didn't quite get a couple of moves. It will definitely go free at 11+. The thin crack moves at the end of the first pitch are low percentage when onsighting, due to tricky gear placements. The second pitch feels like solid 5.10 OW, with a sigificant choss factor thrown in between the hard sections. The final pitch is fun OW and squeeze chimeny. I'd probably give that last pitch 5.9.

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