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Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Poor form. There's a big difference between what may or may not have gone on back when many of the cliffs were being developed and the current scene. Actions like this help to shore up arguments and bolster the concerns of those that feel Rumney is out of control. If you want to enjoy some climbing during your kegger go find a scrappy cliff that no one goes to.


Location: New Hampshire : *Rumney : The Parking Lot Wall : Curly for President (5.9-)
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: Both 5-piece bolts for the top anchor were loose when I arrived at them today. I usually have an adjustable wrench in my pack, but I managed to leave it at home today. I hate to pass the buck on route maintenance, and feel kind of lame posting a "someone should take care of this" comment, but I'm not in a position to deal with it soon, and they should probably be torqued to spec in the near future.


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : The Captain
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 28, 2017

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Comments: My $.02, go with 1/2" stainless Rawls in bomber granite. Glue-ins certainly have their place, but in hard rock I like the greater potential for another round of like for like replacement that using 5-piece bolts could allow for down the road. Looking at the photos for Puttin in Time, the bolts don't look like 1/4", but certainly look very rusty. Perhaps there's a mix?


Location: Massachusetts : Hammond Pond : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 23, 2017

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Comments: accessfund.org/open-gate-blog/...


Location: New Hampshire : WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area : White's Ledge : Endeavour (5.7+)
By: Mike Morin When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: The middle rappel tree [tree with slings on ledge at end of P2 [Webster's P3] is quite sketchy. I was standing on the uphill side of the tree this weekend when a party was rapping off. I could feel the roots moving under my feet in the thin soil as they rapped. Experiencing this made me happy my partner and I brought one rope and shoes for the walk-off.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7) : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Mountain Thistle (native).


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Dirt Trek (5.8)
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this again today. Second run up this route left me feeling like it was more in the 5.8 range.


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead
By: Mike Morin When: Dec 15, 2015

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Comments: The road is quite gnarly, you still need a 4x4 to get in with out a walk. However, the walk in isn't that bad, especially if you plan on camping at the new Access Fund trailhead. My suggestion for those that are planning on spending a few days and are walking in would be to hike in the night before set up camp, chill, and enjoy the views. The next morning it's a relatively easy hike into the canyon.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Bush Administration (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Climber must have been thinking, "this is the easiest 10c EVER!" or "Damn, all that training is really paying off".


Location: Colorado : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier : ... : Zion Train (5.10a)
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday, I would suggest patching the hole and not replacing the bolt. I'm not certain the terrain it's in is even 5.5. Just my opinion.


Location: Mike McHugh : Stuff : Photo
By: Mike Morin When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: Nice work hombre!


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Staunton State Park Ice : Elk Falls (WI2-)
By: Mike Morin When: Jan 31, 2015

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Comments: I'm curious where the Castle name came from. I thought it was called Chimney Rock.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Buckets of Rain (5.9)
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments: That's the way we climbed it and bolted it. There was discussion around the fact that some people would cheat left, but we felt that the most enjoyable climbing was up the crack feature.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Mike Morin When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Hey B, if you are guiding in the JeffCo portion of the canyon you need to obtain a commercial use permit. I used to administer the program but no longer do. You should call the main office at 303-271-5925 and ask for Kathy DeWeese.


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Lake City : Lake City Ice Park
By: Mike Morin When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: I've always stayed at the Matterhorn Motel.


Location: Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : Alderfer/Three Sisters Park : Work and Play Area : In An Order That Would Surp... (V2+)
By: Mike Morin When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Luke, what are your thoughts on the grade?


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Lion's Head
By: Mike Morin When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, the short answer is it appears that griffin1369 and his partner poached the park last year and likely used an access point that will threaten climber access to the park. If I'm mistaken, griffin1369, and am misunderstanding what you wrote, please correct me.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: Hi Alex,

The fixed pin exception was a compromise we brokered with the park management. The reasoning was that in cases like Lion's Head or other multi-pitch walls it would be very difficult to do anything except ground-up ascents. The fixed pin exception is meant to be an exception in the name of safety. The thinking is if you know fixed pins are legal and you are about to embark up unknown terrain where previous inspection isn't realistic you might bring along a quiver of knife blades for cas... more >>


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Staunton Rocks : Park View Dome
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Swam around on the SE slabs today. There's some good climbing over there at an easy to moderate grade with run-out protection. Very interesting holds that keep most of the steeper headwalls at a modest grade. Just be prepared to run it out.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Buckets of Rain (5.9)
By: Mike Morin When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: Just to clear up some possible speculation, and though off topic from the comments above, I feel I should address this.

The trees that were removed at the base of the climb were not removed by myself or Jason. The removal was the result of a mistake made by JCOS staff that thought the gate which was installed on the wooden flume to the west was going to be placed at the location of Buckets. The route occurred as a result of this mistake, but I would not, nor would I support the removal of such ... more >>


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: Hey Golden Girl, glad you had a good time. Setting up a TR would be challenging. You would need to hike around figure out where you are at on the top of the dome and in most cases rap in off of a tree to reach the bolted anchors for the desired climb.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: Hey Dean, the registration boxes are a project I'm spearheading. Including information like you're talking about is something I'd considered but just haven't had the time to pull together. Do you have some thoughts or examples? Shoot me a PM.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: I fear we will start to see more and more of this kind of behavior at climbing sites situated along the outskirts of the Denver Metro area. For many of us, basic outdoor ethics are just the norm, but for a large and growing population, what many of us would consider the basics are simply a foreign concept. Hopefully we can get creative and figure out ways to reach the growing number of folks that haven't been exposed to these ethics before these issues become more prevalent.

P.S. That's disgust... more >>


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Staunton State Park : Lion's Head
By: Mike Morin When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Hi Sunny,

The only legal access is through the park's main entrance. All other points require crossing over private property. Local residents are very sensitive to park visitors coming into their neighborhood and trying to access areas like Lion's Head by crossing their property.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Castle View Crags & Boulder...
By: Mike Morin When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: This page is ridiculous, I've run across other orphan routes/areas with similar issues, some by Mr. Manny here, but nothing to this extent. This really needs to be cleaned up.


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