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

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Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One > Art's Spar (5.10d)
By: Oliver Hill When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Rob and I cruised Vertigo Direct Finish back in 1984ish, then I at least got completely shut down by this climb. Hero to zero.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > The Dome > Dire Straits (5.10b)
By: Oliver Hill When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: This is a great route that I have always felt improved by climbing up to the finish overhang and traversing across to finish up Topographical. I have done it this way twice once in 1985ish and then in 1998ish, the last time we traversed across from the last bolt before making the overhang. This way gives a lot of beautiful slab climbing of similar standard and 4 star for me.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Cynical Pinnacle > Rising Crescendo (5.11c/d R)
By: Oliver Hill When: May 17, 2010

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Comments: I climbed this with Rob Woolf. Rob led all the pitches.We discovered this line when rapping from Wunsch's and then saw that when viewed from below there was a continuous crack line rising diagonally left from Turfspreader to Wunsch's. We felt very lucky to be able to have FAed this line, the second pitch of which always winks at you when you climb Center Route. Each pitch has its own charm: an initially scary hand traverse that is not too bad once you get started. The hard entrance to the second... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Poe Buttress > The Maelstrom (5.11a)
By: Oliver Hill When: May 17, 2010

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Comments: I have fond memories of this route. Mostly of the great struggle and fight Maurice went thru without much gear. He was intending to climb Wisdom and Naked Edge the following day. He changed his mind! A very hard route to lead and a very easy one to follow. Maurice you are my hero, thanks for introducing me to Colorado climbing.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome > Hill's Route (5.9)
By: Oliver Hill When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: FYI: To update the route, I did the FA of the route with Doug Wermer around 1985. I had been scouting around trying to find good lines for new routes, but the obvious ones had already been taken or were too hard work. I guess I did not have Ken Trout's creativity. It seems it has been named Hill's Route, but Oliver's Route would be much more friendly if not too late.

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