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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma : Haus Rock
By: Tane Owens When: Oct 2, 2016

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Comments: Two identical draws and some sunglasses were found on/near Feet Don't Fail Me Now and They Call Me Shorty this weekend. One draw was stolen by another party as "booty", and I left the other and the sunglasses at the base of They Call Me Shorty. Hopefully the owners can hike up and retrieve their stuff.

This is really cool little crag btw! Bummed it took me so long to check it out.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Profile Wall
By: Tane Owens When: Sep 3, 2016

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Comments: All fixed draws were removed from this wall as of 9/2/16. They were not replaced. Not sure why, or by whom, but you've been warned... bring your own draws. Otherwise, no wolf for you.

Any insight on this? I'd like to leave my draws up for a couple weeks, but I won't if it's now considered a terrible eyesore (or if they are at risk of being stolen). Thanks.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Profile Wall : Teen Wolf (5.12a/b)
By: Tane Owens When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: This thing is honestly really good. Once the dust gets knocked off, it will be great. The movement is unique, varied, and much more sustained than other 12s in CC. Very cool addition to this small crag.

The description says "cruxy", and although yes it does have a crux, it is far less "cruxy" than Peer Review or Slammer at the same grade.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Photo
By: Tane Owens When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: Yes, back this thing up with a locker, but, I'll trust beefy steel over double aluminum any day of the week. I'm interested if you've found any research that indicates that I should believe otherwise.
Thanks for the input though, Mr. Chapman!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Y2K (5.12c)
By: Tane Owens When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Skip the first draw (6 ft off the ground), back-clean the second, extend the last 4 on the slab (I back-cleaned the last one), skip the first anchor, obviously, and extend everything on the roof. It sounds like a "lot of work", but it makes the climb much more enjoyable.

Classic CC 5.12 in my opinion, and not a one-move-wonder... it's more of a 3-move-wonder. Harder than 10-Digit.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Armory : The Diggler (5.11+)
By: Tane Owens When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: I personally think this is a great route. Although it is short, the only real knock from me is that the third bolt might be better placed a little further to the left as to follow the natural features of the rock. Beta: I say go out left to the chalked up holds and make the big, balancy step back right on the sloper. It was super fun that way and had decent flow.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Air Head (5.9)
By: Tane Owens When: Dec 4, 2014

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Comments: Loose flake towards the top came off today with little effort. Now the top is a little less sketchy.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Pink Wall : Staff (5.9)
By: Tane Owens When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: Hey Luke,
There seems to be a bit of a redundancy. Is Staff synonymous with Man on a Wire? If so, then it looks like it has 6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor. Also, I should clarify that I am not the one who added the bolts. Not sure who did, but they're nice!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Facts Wall : Totality of Facts (5.11d)
By: Tane Owens When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: I think this will be a really good 12a/b with some more traffic and a bunch of cleaning in the upper section. Suggesting 11d is almost comical unless you're 6'8". Maybe some stuff broke since it was put up, who knows.


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty : Stiff-Neked Fools (5.8+ PG13)
By: Tane Owens When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Layne, if I remember correctly, I think a fall in many parts of the upper section (albeit unlikely) would put you in a precarious situation with the flake underneath... ie. crotching or getting your leg/ankle twisted up in it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Left Wire : Pink Wall : Staff (5.9)
By: Tane Owens When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Now has bolts and its own anchor. 5.9 at least and will be pretty a decent climb once the crumbles get knocked off.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Photo
By: Tane Owens When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: This would be a great shot to show the descent from BV Peak.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Epinephrine (5.9)
By: Tane Owens When: Nov 28, 2013

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Comments: Leaving the car without a headlamp is a bad idea. Unless you enjoy adding an extra two hours to your decent in the dark that is.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : The Tall Wall (V1 R)
By: Tane Owens When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: I heard that this problem doesn't get any love in the guidebook. That would be a shame. Be competent at the grade, keep breathing, and enjoy this wonderful and juggy highball. The big reach towards the top is a bit unnerving but not terribly difficult.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+) : Photo
By: Tane Owens When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: There are actually two sets of anchors (the other is out of frame to the right). You can't see in the pic, but I'm in direct to the other set with my end of the rope (much more comfortable, and still redundant). So, I'm in two points, and the rope is running from my device through an equalized point down to my follower. The pic is a bit deceiving.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stone Wall : Nirvana (5.11a)
By: Tane Owens When: Sep 19, 2013

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Comments: Take this comment for what it's worth to you, maybe nothing. The route is fun, but, if you are going for the true onsight (after recent rain with no chalk on the wall), then expect 11c climbing. But, grades are totally subjective, and it may have just not fit my style, which I can accept.

I also had the same feelings to the route on the right of this.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal
By: Tane Owens When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: This area has a massive amount of unclimbed (or undocumented) pitches. The wall across from the beach only has one established route that I could find in the guidebook, but it looks like there are many different options for climbing. Also, just upstream from this wall looks like the potential for a fun and steep one pitch bolted/mixed crag. Is there any reason that none of this area has been climbed?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Beach
By: Tane Owens When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: There is a very tall left-facing hand/fist crack almost directly above the beach, center. You can see it very well from the beach, left. Does anyone have any information on it? Has it been climbed?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Sea Islands : Duckbill : Duckbill (5.7 R)
By: Tane Owens When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Wilson the photo is a bit deceiving. The rope is traveling next to another line that is just to the left of Duckbill. I didn't climb that other route so I didn't add it. It is in the guidebook but I'm not completely sure when it was bolted. But, when I climbed Duckbill, it still only had the lone bolt. Duckbill follows a ramp just outside the right edge of photo for the first 30' or so.


Location: SD : Palisades State Park : River Boulder : Thunderslap (V4)
By: Tane Owens When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: I was a bit thrown off by the useful kneebars when I read the description to Irregular Arete, so I assumed that the face to the left was used for that problem. If not, then I'm curious as to where to place a kneebar. All-in-all I was a little confused about the Irregular Arete description and this seemed like the most logical way to climb the arete without the use of the face to the left. I could be quite wrong though.

This is actually the only reason I took the vid with my phone so I could may... more >>


Location: SD : Palisades State Park : River Boulder : Thunderslap (V4)
By: Tane Owens When: May 26, 2013

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Location: SD : Palisades State Park : Bridge Boulder : I Seam Stumped (V4)
By: Tane Owens When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: The stump is gone now and at 6' tall it was quite the task just to reach the starting holds, but it still goes. There is also a good sized branch at the top of the route that makes the topout not only tougher but a little miserable. I feel like a sit start from down left would have been more logical, and not all that much tougher.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky
By: Tane Owens When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: First time at Blue Sky this last weekend. I found the routes that I climbed very sustained, which is great. Get up there around noon and you'll have sunshine the rest of the day. It's also a great place if you don't like having to clip a bolt every 5 feet as I found the placements a bit more runout than other areas of the canyon, which is also great.

Can't wait to go back.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Indecent Exposure : Ka-Pow! (5.10c)
By: Tane Owens When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: This entire route was a lot of fun. Find the hidden gem at the start or skip it and huck yourself to the ledge for a new profile pic.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Trail of Tears Wall : Paha Sapa aka "Chockstone... (5.9) : Photo
By: Tane Owens When: Oct 25, 2012

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Comments: ah, I was referring to more stars. the line is plenty clean.


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