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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Reveley-Hunter (5.10b/c R)
By: mountainhick When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Yes, you are right. I checked Levin and Rossiter's books and Briggs variation stays in the initial corner until traversing left at the final angled ledge to the anchor. Description is for Revely Hunter route.
I think a G rating is a bit optimistic, but glad you felt secure on it!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Slip and Slide (5.10d)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: A rare route in CCC, really solid at the grade, and with engaging runouts! Seemed like true 5.10d-5.10+, continuous and committing in the 5.10 range. Not really PG-13, but compared to the usual CCC close bolting is a bit on the PG side if unlike Ivan you go with only draws.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Center Route (5.11a/b)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: April 21, 2014:

Look out, wasp nest on Center Route.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Wall : Pigs On The Wing (5.11) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Great shot!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Wee Doggie (5.10-)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned a snarl of old tat at the anchor. If I beat you to it next time it'll have new chains rather than decomposing nylon at the anchor. For now, slings to quick links off the bolts.

Fun route, first of the day, pretty much a wake up right off the ground, then cruiser.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Ladies First (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Small pro at crux, double or triple up! I used TCU purple and grey and a blue alien before pulling past the move.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Coyne Crack Simulator (5.11-)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: If revenge of the rock gods is 5.10+, this is 5.10.

Actually think 5.10+ is an accurate Creek grade.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Right V Crack (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: I didn't know about the slick feet starting this, doesn't look too slick, but feet greased a couple times. Due to this, the resulting body tension to stay on and place pro from dubious feet made it feel solid at 5.10b. Great line! Three stars for quality, but taken in context of the Indian cove area. Really pretty short


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stone Wall : Purple Haze I (5.10d)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: Not particularly interesting to me. A glorified boulder problem off the deck, and a cranky one at that. I thought the crank was hard at the grade


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stone Wall : April Fools (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: I liked the movement on this climb, and found it interesting and pretty varied after some of the climbing with more linear thinking on this crag. Figuring out how to make a sideways long reach right near the top to a large hold added some extra zing. Interesting that "awkwardness" brings this route down in quality for people. Is the route actually awkward, or does it just come down to routefinding or having to figure out some different movement?

That said, I thought nirvana was the best line on... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Kitty Litter (5.10)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: "The book describes it as a 140ft. corner with mostly big hands. In actuality it's about 95 ft. and starts out as thin fingers liebacking to a facehold/stance followed by some pods and flares that are wide in places, "


The more I try to use Blooms books, the more I realize how little he must have actually even looked at the crags.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Finnegan's Whiskers (5.10)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Incredibly varied. Not a typical IC splitter. I really liked this climb.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : Unnamed 10+ (steep thin han... (5.10+)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Err, personally would not want to do this without a 0.5 or two.

A couple harder moves than some of the easy 5.11- climbs at the creek.

Oh, and Bloom's description sucks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Unknown (5.9)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: Second pitch is good though a little sandy. Solid 5.10, maybe 5.10+

Ditto, second pitch anchor is questionable, needs at least a bomber bolt added or ideally both existing bolt/hanger and weird stud replaced.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Sundance Pinnacle : Right Crack (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: Anne is always fired up!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Rumple Teaser (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: Not sure how anyone finds this 5.10b. Seems like 5.10- to me by the last couple bolts.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Mungajerry (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: Led this today straight up for the first time without heading left to the big crystal bailout. Seems like 5.10 a/b. Actually harder than Rumple Teaser.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Jogging to Vedauwoo (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: Agree, easier, or at least no more difficult than Intimidation, 5.9+.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Hairlip (5.9+)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: Crawl right all the way!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : I Smell a Rat (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 22, 2012

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Comments: Somewhat dubious bolts, rusty and second or third bolt hanger is loose. I placed a couple stoppers behind a semi loose flake and alligator plating at the top of the arete before moving right to the rap anchor. Not bomber placements due to rock quality.

Somewhat friable holds, wondering if a foot hold broke off. There is a spot where something obviously used to be there but is no longer.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Carnubiator (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: Fun climb, but NOT three mussey hooks! One bolt w/mussey hook and two BAD shuts, seriously worn through. Another good bolt/hook is needed.


Location: CO : Morrison/Evergreen : The Urban Alpine Crag : Morin a Minute (5.10a) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: THAT is funny.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Born Under Punches (5.10a PG13)
By: mountainhick When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Unusual to find pure crack climbing like this at Eldo. Crack is a bit rough, tape would be good, but I didn't tape and no problem if you place your hands carefully. I indeed got a bomber #4 Camalot at the top of the crack where it widens climbing up into the pod under the overhang. Then really fun moves to turn and pop over the roof.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Cro-Magnon aka The Tail (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Good adventure climbing, Patrik lead the funky first pitch, circuitous, wandering up, right and up, and right and up. Seems like pro is where you need it if you are creative. Look out for some wasps in a thin crack!

Second pitch, Good climbing if you are solid at the grade, but I would not recommend this for someone's first 5.10 lead! Expect some moderate run outs and having to work on some of the pro. Would be a banner pitch if the rock was truly solid and placements a bit more bomber. It mig... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Serrated Jam Crack (5.10a) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Cro-Magnon called "The Tail" in Levin's book is the thin crack left of Serrated Jam Crack.


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