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Member Since: Oct 28, 2001
Last Visit: Aug 25, 2005
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Total Points: 40

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron
By: Peter Holcombe When: Aug 25, 2005

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Comments: I just climbed this route again today and noticed a 3rd bolt on the first pitch. It is a Leeper hanger and 1/4" rawl drive 10-20' above the 2nd big glue in bolt. It had been a while since I last did this climb but I had never noticed this before. Has anyone else noticed this? Is someone adding old bolts to routes? I thought this was strange.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... : Mexican Hat : Bandito Route (C1)
By: Peter Holcombe When: May 10, 2005

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Comments: I climbed the Bandito Route again last week. A fun roadside distraction. I just wanted to post that the FIRST BOLT is VERY LOOSE. It is spinning in the hole and should be considered suspect. If it blows and the belayer has no belay anchor (as I have witnessed, Unfortunately) the outcome could be grim.PLEASE USE AN ANCHOR ON THE LEDGE. This is a short easy climb but a fall from the ledge to the parking lot would suck.

Have fun, be smart.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Whimsical Dreams (5.11b)
By: Peter Holcombe When: May 12, 2004

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Comments: Actually, Jimmy and Brian Teale (who also participated in the F/A) rated it 5.10+......

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Peter Holcombe When: Apr 14, 2003

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Comments: Just climbed the route this weekend (04/12/03). Pretty cool.It is mostly a bolt ladder of varying ages of bolts/pins. Some of the fatter bolts are sticking 2-4" out of the rock it looks like they were placed this way kind of weird. They worked though.Bring 12-15 rivet hangers mostly big cinch hangers will work best.RP keyhole hangers worked well on some of the 3/8 studs.Also bring a few 1/4 & 3/8 coarse thread nuts for the occasional bolt missing its nut. Some of the old homemade hangers would o... more >>

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Hidden Falls (main) (WI4-)
By: Peter Holcombe When: Nov 2, 2002

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Comments: I Climbed Hidden Falls In RMNP today. The Ice is thin and cauliflowered. Mostly stubby screws. The pillar on top is touching but did not seem so solid. We did the little mixed finish going left out of the cave. The river is not frozen completely. We had to walk a dead tree down stream from the normal crossing. The trail is all snow, but snowshoes aren't needed. We skied all the way in on nice snow. In a couple more weeks of COLD weather it should be in really good.

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Boulder Canyon - Ice : Boulder Falls - Ice : Boulder Falls (WI2)
By: Peter Holcombe When: Sep 24, 2002

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Comments: This is way fatter than I have ever seen the Avocado Gully.

I wonder if this is not a picture of something else. The top of this pitch goes right and there is a wall up there that is not in this shot. Hmmm....

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