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

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All 230 | Routes 13 | Areas 5 | Approach Trails | Photos 55 | Page Improvements | Comments 32 | Posts 39 | Stars 68 | Ratings 18
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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Fisher Towers > Ancient Art
By: Kevin Sainio When: Oct 12, 2010

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Comments: Yup, some douchebag has removed two of the bolts on this route. The second bolt on the first bolt ladder is gone, which means you must make mandatory 5.10 moves in order to advance. This bolt really should be replaced because of the danger of decking on the ledge if you fall. Also, the first bolt on the second bolt ladder is missing as well making for a slightly more run out third pitch.

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Apple Cider > Contortionist (5.11d)
By: Kevin Sainio When: Apr 27, 2010

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Comments: Uh oh, the cat is out of the bag. Tim, are you really 44? You must have invented climbing :) (that at the end is an emoticon by the way).

Ian: If you ever feel like a repeat of the route, I will carry a crash pad up there for you.

David: I think you should bolt the sh*t out of the Black Arete. It has less gear than Contortionist and Three Open Books (or so I hear, I'm too scared to get on it).

and Tyler: Thank you for bringing the climbing community together again not seen since the days of A... more >>

Location: Colorado > Durango > Vallecito Crags > South Park Slabs > South Park The Movie (5.8 R)
By: Kevin Sainio When: Oct 20, 2008

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Comments: Thanks Jaaron for the updated info. Good work on a great route.

Location: Colorado > Durango
By: Kevin Sainio When: Sep 17, 2008

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Comments: The new edition of Durango Sandstone has been released! It is available at Backcountry Experience in Durango. Look for the Crow on the corner of 12th and Camino del Rio.

Location: Colorado > Durango > East Animas > Byrd's > Angel Dust (5.7+)
By: Kevin Sainio When: Jun 20, 2008

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Comments: Watch for the loose block about 25 feet up. It has been there for years so it is probably not going anywhere but be careful anyway, its a big one.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Arches National Park > Owl Rock > West Crack (5.8)
By: Kevin Sainio When: Apr 16, 2007

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Comments: A good climb on mostly solid rock. There are a couple of large, loose rocks on the ledge right before the anchor. Also, I found large wires to be very helpful in protecting this route i.e. the BIG wild country rocks. Good fun.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Castleton Tower > North Chimney (5.9)
By: Kevin Sainio When: Apr 16, 2007

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Comments: North Chimney has been getting a lot of traffic lately. Much of the loose stuff mentioned is either easily avoidable or gone altogether. My partner and I did it in four pitches, however it can be done in 3. Also, I took a single rack with doubles of .75 to 3 and ran out of "good" gear about 20 feet before the crux on the first pitch. Next time I will take triples of 2's and 3's. No need to make an anchor at the 2nd belay as there is a hex, bong, (maybe a tri-cam) and a nut all fixed. Two seventi... more >>

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