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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 11, 2009
Nice looking rock, Bryan.
By Bryan Ferguson
Aug 18, 2009
It's good rock. Has potential for new hard single pitch routes, I think. Also, how about that boulder in the foreground?
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 18, 2009
I can't believe I've never noticed it. May have to venture down there this weekend.
By Bryan Ferguson
Aug 22, 2009
Hi Allen,
Might look different with the burn. Never heard of anyone going there. It has had early attempts (prior to our visit) on the south face, as I recall. We were lucky to nail the main lines on the SW face. There are new routes there to do. We did not report these via the Bucksnort Saloon system - we'd discovered by then that the system was a hoax and that those involved were not interested in accuracy in reporting. I forwarded to mtn proj a couple years ago. Cheers!
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Aug 22, 2009
Do you know the story of "Dildo Rock?" I plead guilty to a Bucksnort yellow book hoax. Let's get out soon, Bryan.
By Bryan Ferguson
Sep 23, 2010
Hi, Allen - been a while since I revisited this thread - did you ever get up there? I have not.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 23, 2010
Bryan, drop me a email. I'm in the States till Nov. Lets get back there.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 23, 2010
Has Jason Haas found you about his new guide book?
By Bryan Ferguson
Oct 18, 2010
Hey Allen,
Pardon the delay. No, have not heard about the Hass guide. I just submitted an account of the FA of Blocktop to Super Topo. Fun to reminisce! Have you seen the Stone Masters book, yet? I think it’s 80 bucks, but I got to have it. Man, those were the days!
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 19, 2010
I do have the book. A old friend from my Estes days gave it to me. It's a neat book and John Long's introduction/short history is a very powerful piece. Mostly it made me think of the battles with the bears and LSD for some reason. Do remember the bear that tormented us and our site in '81? You may have been on the Dihedral Wall the week he really went nuts. I twice hit him over the head with a cast iron skillet, and both times he simply gave me the bear version of the finger and with great arrogance wandered back up the talus behind the YOSAR site. Someone told me the following Spring a local boy killed that very bear and fed off his remains for months!

I'm amazed that Jason didn't find you. I think it might be too late now. He wanted photos from me, and I simply didn't have time to dig through hundreds of old slides. Sounds like it's going to be a good book, if that's what Platte really needs.

Stay in touch and send my best to Jay. In fact, email me his address. I lost it the last time.
By Bryan Ferguson
Oct 20, 2010
First off, Jays email: bucknelson@cox.net.

Too bad about the Hass guide. I'm not too surprised no one was ever in touch with me. It's a familiar story. Somehow I got on the wrong side of things. I hope it's a Warren Harding kind of thing ;-) Essentially everything I did in the Platte was credited to someone else. Weird stuff with Hubbel, Trout, et al. I think it had to do with Slippery When Dry. Other stuff....

Posted up on Forum today (eeks!). Would like to be sure you know it's not directly related to our conversation about Infidel. Check it out. Really want to preserve the history (i.e. the routes) so that those who would re-write history won't prevail. Platte never has gotten the cred it should have. What do you think?

If you are filming, I have the intern for you! Kurt is keen on it. Good climber, etc.... Let's meet up.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 20, 2010
I do need some help in the next few weeks. Always happy to help a student. Hubbel... what can I say. He bolted a number of my routes normally placing them just above a fixed knife blade or even a bolt and called the routes his. Best we get off the forum on these issues. Drop me a email. And add a bolt to the first pitch of the Infidel, God damn it.
By Jason Haas
Oct 21, 2010
Allen there's still time, send me the photos! I have 8 routes left at the Cathedral Spires and then should be pretty much done. I'm mid layout right now.

Buttonhead, I thought I sent you an email through this site, but maybe I didn't. If you have a chance, I'd love to chat with you. Please email me at jason@fixedpin.com. I did not mean to omit you in anyway, quite the contrary. I'm trying to talk to everyone and anyone, and I've been a bit overwhelmed by the project lately. So yes, I'd love to hear from you.

Jason Haas
By Bryan Ferguson
Oct 21, 2010
Good point regarding forum! Stear clear, man! I'll add a bolt to the Infidel when they pry my dead and dying hand from my 5/16" drill brace! I'll email ya.
By Bryan Ferguson
Oct 24, 2010
Emailed regarding getting together, but am not sure they got through. Let's get in touch re: filming and guide.
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Hidden Valley Crag.

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