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Routes = 10
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Location: Colorado > Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... > Gilman Canyon
By: Tom Willard When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: I'd love a copy of the hand drawn guide to Gilman if anyone has one to share? Thanks. Also have the Wolcott guide if a copy of that is still needed!

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Wild Basin > Hidden Falls > The Dangler (WI5 M7-)
By: Tom Willard When: Mar 16, 2012

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Comments: I had an old #4.5 (new #5) Camalot and it was too small for the crack. An old #5 Camalot would be perfect. You can also get a small nut or a #1 blue TCU in the small crack to the left.
Great fun but pretty bad rope drag!

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > Helen's Dome > Fractured Fairytales (5.7)
By: Tom Willard When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Climbed FF in July 2011. Easy but fun. Climbed in three pitches with some simul-climbing. Added a few missing hangers. Two studs on upper pitches were damaged and couldn't fix. Would be a great route for a beginner's first multi-pitch or for a tentative spouse. Not typical for South Platte; very well-protected but a nice climb for beginners. Hoping others will respect the vision and not take or chop bolts. Seems there is still plenty of development left for hard runout routes almost ever... more >>

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > Helen's Dome
By: Tom Willard When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone know the current status of the bolt condition of Fractured Farytales or Sticks 'n' Stones? Thanks

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Parriot Mesa > Longbow Chimney (5.8 A1)
By: Tom Willard When: May 2, 2009

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Comments: There is somewhat of a trail to the viewers left of the spire which avoids both cliff bands. Look for the large boulder just off the road to find the trails start.

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Vail Ice > Spiral Staircase area > Log-Jammin' (WI3-4 M4-5 R)
By: Tom Willard When: Feb 19, 2009

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Comments: Short but exciting. Enough ice to take 3 stubbies. Must like climbing frozen mud!

Location: Texas > Hueco Tanks > North Mountain > Central Wall > Uriah's Heap (5.7+)
By: Tom Willard When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: I climbed this route a couple of weeks ago and thought it was a nice change from bouldering everyday. The rock on the third pitch is questionable, but the first two pitches are clean. The bottom crack pitch was good fun and well protected, but the second pitch seemed a little bold for a 5.7? Getting to the second pitch bolt required threading small nuts into some cracks in the huecos; it seemed more like mental protection... exciting. I would recommend this climb.

Location: Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Vail Ice > North Vail Ice > North Vail, non-Booth Creek > Piney Lake Pillar (WI3-4)
By: Tom Willard When: Jun 7, 2007

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Comments: Trail to and from the road is not often used and might require snowshoes if someone else hasn't recently postholed before you.

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