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Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > The Checkerboard Wall > Checkerboard Wall (5.10b/c)
By: themostdirect When: Nov 21, 2012

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Comments: Just wanted to put a public notice out there concerning the restoration of The Checkerboard Wall, as per first ascentionist's request:

We removed the hanger from the bolt in question on 11/17/12. The stud remains with stripped threads and needs a hammer and epoxy finish. It was not drilled perpendicularly to the rock and slopes slightly downward, preventing it from being useful without a hanger.

Location: Montana > Paradise Valley > Cowen Cirque > Montana Centennial Route (5.11a) > Photo
By: themostdirect When: Oct 1, 2010

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Comments: Mmmm. Alpine splitter.

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain > North Face (5.6)
By: themostdirect When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: This was a fun route with great access, only a few hours from the Big Sandy trail head. There was so much feature at such a low difficulty, it didn't seem to follow any defined line, so we just picked a crack system and started going for it.

The North Face is well shaded, of course, and was VERY windy the day we climbed.

Location: South America > Chile > Valle Cochamó > La Paloma > Pared la Paz > El Jefe (5.11 C1)
By: themostdirect When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: This route is an open project. The line is beautiful and will continue to climb amazing crack systems and thin face to the top.

The C1 pitch may be retro-bolted for a free ascent as it would require a desperate 11+ lead with very thin brass.

Ben and I rapped the route from the standard rap route over Joe's Pocket Monkey and put one station above the major sickle roof and a single bolt beside a mega hollow flake for the descent.

This route has amazing diversity and will be a challenging ge... more >>

Location: South America > Chile > Valle Cochamó > La Paloma > Pared de las Profetas > En la Senda de los Gigantes (5.8)
By: themostdirect When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: Is there really enough gear on that route to necessitate a double rack????

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Vail Ice
By: themostdirect When: Feb 26, 2007

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Comments: Lost Camera at Pitkin Falls!!! She is an old school Powershot with 3.2 megapixel resolution. Left behind the curtain on Sunday February 25. I'm back in Crested Butte but will return that way soon. Help a brother out. The Falls were great, bullet hard on the left, but a small hole opening up top.

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