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Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : The Bends (5.11b)
By: Abel Jones When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Another classic huge pitch! The crack is way higher quality than it looks from the ground. Smooth on the hands.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Amphitheater : Cool Runnings (5.13a)
By: Abel Jones When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: A wild route! Definitely takes a strange breed to like this. In my attempts, the route grew harder as holds blew and others shrunk..., but the movement is stellar. It's tall, always in the shade (seriously), and the closest real crank fest close to Co. Springs (if I'm missing some, please PM me).


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Country Club Crack (5.11c)
By: Abel Jones When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: Best crack I've been on in the radbro. I, for one, liked the opening move.... But the jams are where it's at. So comfy. Great link and lowers to the ground with an 80.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Gym Arete Direct (5.12c)
By: Abel Jones When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Stays pretty dry in the rain.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Digital Tower : Beyond The Firetower (5.12d)
By: Abel Jones When: Jul 27, 2014

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Comments: The crux was solid, but I had to skip the bolt which seemed safe enough. Then ripped a large hold close to the anchors just before a grand thunderstorm rolled in. This thing is just about pure 4 star 12d.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Those Who Crank & Those Who... (5.13b)
By: Abel Jones When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: 11b to a full no hands rest before a V5ish crux.... Maybe V6 with the clips...but I think that puts this route in an the honest 12c/d range for me. Fun moves throughout.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Wishbone Dihedral (5.11b)
By: Abel Jones When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: If you have a rack.... Try it on gear. I clipped the bolts and felt bad for it.... It appeared to have more textbook pro than the 11c crack on the northeast face of this formation.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Radio Head : My Left Foot (5.13b)
By: Abel Jones When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Amazing as one megapitch. Had to skip a lot of bolts including one mid-crux. The upper cruxes were super fun as well and shouldn't be missed. Classic 13a if you link it all.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Wasp Canyon : Starlight (5.12d)
By: Abel Jones When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: The link-up into g-route makes this line 4 stars and puts the icing on the 12d.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Glass Menagerie (5.13a PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: Heres a vote for removing at least a couple bolts from the crux pitch. As far as I can tell, aiders are the only ones that actually use them all. A couple of the rusty ones are so easy to skip when freeing most will do so even on their first attempt. We should ask Jeep though. Although if it results in aiders doing some sick hooking that could potentially alter the route... then maybe we should leave the old relics in place.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Glass Menagerie (5.13a PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: The only thing that is changing the character of the route is the hooking. Bolt holes can be filled and patched (and some should be on the glass). If a route is clearly a phenomenal free climb it should be protected as such... With FAist blessings. Leaving long hooking sections on a ergonomically featured route would be lame.


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Hiddenite Delite (5.12- PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: Actually this area was recently heavily cleaned and the mid section of the route is completely different. The route area is Closed due to some vulture nesting. It will be opened possibly in the future.


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Somebody open my Dew (5.11a/b)
By: Abel Jones When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Pretty fun with extension. I think this is 11-... based a cold day ascent and on the old hand drawn guide by steve pope. The extension felt 10c-ish. Pretty good although the ledge below the extension was something to consider.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Fairhope (5.13b)
By: Abel Jones When: Dec 15, 2013

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Comments: What an amazing climb. Many moves from the bottom on up and rock quality that gets better the higher you go. The crux had a little crumbly rock around the feet but the upper several cruxes were better and on stellar stone. There were 13 draws to independant anchors up on a ledge above. They were too far up there to get down with one rope. There are currently biners on the top two bolts which is how I lowered down. Using the Hanging Chain anchors only makes sense if you are trying to TR bef... more >>


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - Main Wall : Passion and Warfare (5.12c)
By: Abel Jones When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: A great one to link. Makes for one amazing pitch!


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Glass Menagerie (5.13a PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Definately a "must do" for NC free climbers IMHO


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Kahntian Ethics (5.12b)
By: Abel Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Wow... from the slab on up through many wild moves and a baddass finish. Very good addition and amazing it had been overlooked for so long. Currently many fixed nuts that give it a nice sporty feel and a single set is sufficient. Did you guys place the anchor? If so that's a wild place to put it.... just my thoughts... but it would be lame if you didn't have to do that final wildness. It stacks up with the classics around it real nice.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Lower Hawksbill : King of Kings roof finish (... (5.11)
By: Abel Jones When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Linking into this from King of kings is insane! With the added slings to cut back on rope drag, the fall potential was wild. I was too pumped to place, but there is some gear along the way that could minimize the action between bolts. Good job placing the bomber bolts... and so few... kept it exciting. There are some sharp edges my rope ran over up high but I didn't sling a piece up there so it was my fault. Slings!


Location: NC : The Dump : Pigs in Zen (5.13a PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: You can place a .75ish cam between the 1st and 2nd bolt and sling it to take the consequences out. Really fun route and I agree with 13a


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Amphitheater : Black and Blue Velvet (5.13a/b PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: Make sure you do one of the two sick extensions when you send the meat. I chose the easier one (left). Definately makes this route awesome.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Double Clutching Wall : Wolverine (5.13-)
By: Abel Jones When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Nice Dave... Thought that thing had to be 13 based on the effort you were putting into it while floating up everything else in the area. Can't wait to check it out some day.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Hanging Chain (5.12b)
By: Abel Jones When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Wild and full value. Another stout 12b at the bald. Using one rope requires quite a few runners but isn't too bad. Currently a fixed nut right after the crux won't keep you from taking flight since you will most likely peel off before being able to clip it. It does tame things a bit on the send though. An amazing complement to Spry look. This one is not nearly as crimpy but is pretty extreme on pump. Bring a nut tool to clean out the fixed stuff please.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Time's Up (5.11+)
By: Abel Jones When: Feb 23, 2013

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Comments: You can rap this route with a single 80m.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall : Terrorist (5.13b PG13)
By: Abel Jones When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Not sure where this is pg-13. Very easy to lead safely and not scary. Great movement but only 2 stars due to the two drilled pockets that unlock the blank rock up top.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : Screamweaver (5.11c/d)
By: Abel Jones When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: Direct finish felt 12a for sure, maybe it was just the size of the holds you're on relative to the runout above gear.


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