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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > Long Draw area > Dark Matter (5.11b/c R)
By: tom bohanon When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: Steve and Rob, Glad you enjoyed the route and also glad to hear that we hopefully weren't too far off on the grade. Terry and I agree...pitch 11 is amazing! I got some great photos from the Balanced Rock overlook of the higher party on the route leading that pitch the day you guys climbed it that I hope to post soon, and would be happy to send you as well, but, I don't know who was in front and who was in second.

As far as 007's comment...tread lightly is always good advice in the Black, but I'... more >>

Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > The Checkerboard Wall > King Me (5.10)
By: tom bohanon When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Very good route indeed and a great way to finish Maiden Voyage. The runout on P1 is not too bad, and the gear is good protecting the crux.

HELP! I think I left my camera somewhere just to climber's left of the topout. It's a Panasonic point and shoot in a red case, and I would be hugely grateful if someone could return it. Thanks!

Location: Colorado > Glenwood Springs > Glenwood Canyon > Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud... > Mudflap Girl (5.10)
By: tom bohanon When: Jul 27, 2013

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Comments: Phil Berggren and I did this route yesterday (my third time up) and have a few comments to add:

On pitch 5, we were confused by a bolt above and well right of the belay (above the death blocks that lead to another ledge above the belay), which seemed to lead nowhere. Instead, we finally located a pin, then a bolt, then another pin on a line about 30 feet to the left, and just slightly R of the belay, and this seemed good.

We combined pitches 2 and 3, and 9 and 10, so that the leader would be ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Empire > Ra
By: tom bohanon When: Aug 2, 2012

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Comments: We made one day trip to the area from the Western slope...great stuff!

Can anyone suggest camping options nearby? We hope to go this weekend (August 4, 2012). I contacted the Forest Service office, and apparently the Mizpah Campground is still closed.

Thanks in advance,

Tom Bohanon

Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > SOB Gully (skier's left sid... > Escape Artist (5.10a)
By: tom bohanon When: Jun 14, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this last weekend with Dave Meyer. A very good route with good pro the whole way...3 stars, in my opinion. Did not need RPs or a #3.5 or 4 Camalot. I think the best rappel is far to climber's left from the summit, down the ridge. It's an easy 4th class downclimb of about 20-30 meters to good anchors that drops you right at the base of the exit gully. A 60 meter rope was fine.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Sister Superior Group
By: tom bohanon When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Can anyone tell me if there are any decent car camping spots along the road to Sister Superior, or are people camping at the main spot for Castleton?


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Location: Colorado > Glenwood Springs > Glenwood Canyon > Grizzly Creek Wall (aka Mud... > DEFCON 1 (5.11c/d)
By: tom bohanon When: Oct 8, 2009

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Comments: This is a great route, and definitely deserves 3 stars. It is already pretty clean (compared to Mud Flap Girl), with good bolts and plenty of them on the 1st and 2nd pitches, comfy belay stances, and great climbing. It's easy to pull through the 5.11 crux on pitch 2 if needed. The 3rd pitch is all gear. We had doubles from a #2 (yellow) BD C3 to a #2 (gold) BD C4, and I used most of them. We forgot to take a #3 (blue) BD C4, and although there were places for it, I never really felt I had t... more >>

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