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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Season Down Under (5.10b)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: NIC AND LES, that would be Ussen


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Lack Crack (originally ente... (5.8) : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Sorry, different Norm.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Montezuma Tower : North Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, I gave him sh* for that. Especially since he's the guy who sometime back convinced me that one should only use alpine slings on gear, never QDs. Ha ha, and yes, never biner on biner!


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Big Rock Area : The Sundeck : Mickey Mantle (5.9) : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Sorry for the confusion. Just meant that we had climbed MM and he was now rapping from the anchor for Mickey Mantle.


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Sorry Benjamin, I don't know the back story, and DP is now long ago and far away for me. Hopefully Ruth is still around and someone could ask the ranger.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Thin Wall : Conservative Policies (5.8)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Nov 24, 2013

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Comments: Did the roof exit this time (on lead). Great jams!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Neighbor Of Putterman : Suzi Has No Choice (5.8+)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 26, 2013

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Comments: I climbed this again on 10/24/13; there was nothing on the anchor bolts. I threaded one piece of black webbing and attached a quick link for rappel. This was meant as a temporary descent anchor - PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS ANCHOR WITHOUT ADDING TO IT.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Neighbor Of Putterman : Fearless (5.8 C2)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 26, 2013

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Comments: I climbed this again on 10/24/13; there was nothing on the anchor bolts atop P1. I threaded one piece of black webbing and attached a quick link for rappel. This was meant as a temporary descent anchor - PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS ANCHOR WITHOUT ADDING TO IT.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Bullwinkle Tower
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: The lower bolt on the left side of the anchor is now missing, and the one above has exposed sleeve and wobbles. The right side bolt seems good but all in all, a little scary on rappel.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Isolated Climbs : Bounce Test (5.9)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: Thanks to whomever replaced the slings on anchors 1 and 6 - very nice! The walkoff is awesome. That last pitch is fantastic!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Men at Work (5.11)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: Sweet route! This is quintessential Garden climbing.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Pine Cone Dome : Blossoming Bosoms (5.9)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Sorry to hear that but hmmm... I led through what I thought was the crux, placed a piece high in the last crack (just below the anchor ledge for Roof Bypass), then made a rather exciting traverse to the bolted anchor. Definitely wouldn't want to traverse low, up and left, using the last bolt of TtYS. :-P


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Yay, Mike and Julie! Thank you!!!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: So sad that this won't be seen again in our lifetimes....


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Hubris (5.6 R)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: Took the first pitch all the way to 210' (with a little simul) - there was a decent alcove for belay (but could have anchored at 200'). Second pitch was about 190' to the ridge. Fun climb, mostly a cruise but with the occasional pay attention moment. First pitch protected fairly well; second pitch was pretty run out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Cob Rock : West Dihedral (5.8)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: This is a fantastic route! Looking up at the dihedral it looks overhanging and way hard. When you get up in it, you find there is much more to it than can be seen from the ground. Fun, fun!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Wiggins' Wall : Moon Age (5.9+)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: I don't know, guys, this was one helluva tough onsight! Tall, hard, and sustained, it reminded me of Green Squared. Although not as hard as that route, Ryan, Mollie, and I all thought this one was sustained, desperate smearing and definitely harder than The Youth. I think a lot of the holds have rounded off and become slick. Great route though!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Zig Zag (5.7)
By: Bill Olszewski When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this today and just wanted to point out, if you take on the last roof over the weakness on the far right side (about 12' left of the huge dihedral), you end up on a nice, right-facing corner. At the top of this formation, the flake is broken. There is a loose block literally just sitting there, about 1' x 2.5' x 3". Please be careful!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : Zig Zag (5.7)
By: Bill Olszewski When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: Great climb. I thought P2 was the best - loved the knife-edge, left-facing flake, just wish it went all the way up the pitch! As stated previously, the cruxes are protected well enough; giving this an R for the long runouts elsewhere, sometimes as much as 50'.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Rattle and Scream (5.10a)
By: Bill Olszewski When: May 11, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday and didn't find anything loose; I think it's all cleaned up at this point. The climbing to the third bolt isn't bad so the spacing is fine, IMO, just not a good lead for someone starting to break into the .10s. Took a whip at the crux - definitely harder than .10a getting established on the smooth, sloping ramp to make the clip. But all in all a really fun route.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : The Corner (5.8)
By: Bill Olszewski When: May 11, 2013

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Comments: Didn't remember the beta so didn't follow the line for P2 and 3. Plus the dihedral on P2 was wet and seeping. Anchored P1 on the big ledge at about 100'. Ran up and left to the far left side of the roof, went around left and then back right above the roof and scrambled to the lower summit, about 200' for this pitch. For P3 (original P4) we went up the arete on the left side of the wall.

Fun route with the occasional loose block but not too loose, no harder that 5.7 (probably only 5.6) the w... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Convoy Wall : Piece a shit, pile monkey n... (5.11+)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Apr 11, 2013

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Comments: Great route! Easier on top rope... ;-)


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Knot Too Many Roaches (5.10b) : Photo
By: Bill Olszewski When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: So do I! Great picture, J!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Lefty (5.9+)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: The route is called Lefty. FA Bob and Carrie Robertson.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Poncho (5.8)
By: Bill Olszewski When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: The route is Poncho. FA Bob and Carrie Robertson.


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