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Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : East Ironing Board : Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love (5.10b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: I believe the previous comment about the top bolt not having a hanger is incorrect. The bolt stud without a hanger is actually the last bolt on Hammer of Thor.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Dead Again (5.10b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: The missing Fixe ring hanger at the anchor is actually on the route just right of Isle of the Dead called "Dead Again." Ron Olsen and I replaced the missing Fixe ring hanger on "Dead Again". I also tightened down the two anchor bolts on this route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Dead Again (5.10b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Today, Ron Olsen and I replaced the Fixe ring hanger missing from one of the anchor bolts. Double thanks to Ron for supplying the hardware.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Boulderado : Qs (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: I tightened the anchor bolts today.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Lease Agreement (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor bolts on this climb with Fixe SS double ring hangers.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Abandonment (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 22, 2013

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Comments: Back in Colorado two months later. Dale Haas and I put a new hanger on the first bolt and upgraded the anchor bolts with Fixe SS double ring hangers.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Cedar Park Slab : Dags in Beanland (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: It appears that a number of bolts have been added to this climb. This has been discussed in the following thread:

mountainproject.com/v/new-bolt...


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 31, 2013

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Comments: Why would you want to link these pitches? 1&2 would probably give you horrendous rope drag and 4&5 are great pitches in themselves. The hardest moves of pitch 5 are right off the belay. Nice to have somebody there as there is really no pro.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Abandonment (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 21, 2013

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Comments: The hanger and nut are missing from the first bolt. It looks like a 10mm SS wedge bolt (takes a 10x1.5 SS nut). I would replace it, but I am flying back to California tomorrow.

Until the hanger gets replaced, you can clip the first bolt on the route to the left.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : North Narrows Slabs : Climb to Safety (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the two protection bolts and two anchor bolts with 3/8"x2.25" SS Powers/Rawl 5-piece bolts. We added quicklinks and rappel rings to the anchors. This work was sponsored by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Dale Haas and I finally got around to replacing the anchors on top of Skimbleshanks, Old Deuteronomy, Mungajerry, Rumple Teaser, Mr. Mistoffeles, Gumby Cat, Jellicle Cats, and Grizabella with 1/2" stainless steel(SS) Powers 5-piece bolts and SS Petzl hangers. We added 3/8" SS quick links and SS rappel rings to all the anchors. We also added 3/8" SS quick links and SS rappel rings to the anchor on MacCavity which was recently replaced.

This work was sponsored by the American Safe Climbing Asso... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Tomb of Sorrows (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: As a bit of additional information, it appears that a lot of the bolts Richard Rossiter used up at Avalon are actually 10mm and not 3/8". These bolts use a 10x1 nut which is the reason why my 3/8" nuts wouldn't work on the hangerless bolt. Luckily, McGuckin's carries the 10x1 nuts in both SS and plated.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Second Tier : ... : Tomb of Sorrows (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: Ron Olsen and I replaced the first bolt on the arete start. We wanted to use the original stud/bolt, but the threads were damaged and a new nut could not be put, safely, on the existing stud.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : The Ridge (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: This is a great climb! If you want to keep the difficulty at the 5.6 level when you get up to small roof at the top of the thin crack on pitch 1, traverse right around the corner. If you go left, that leads to the poorly protected 5.8 mentioned above.

If you do go right, you will encounter several fixed pitons on your way to the first belay ledge. Note that the pins are hard to locate, so keep your eyes peeled.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Forest Lawn (5.9+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: Don't watch that video if you want to learn proper crack climbing technique. That was a major thrash which would not have been necessary with proper technique.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Averau, Nuvolau, Croda da L...
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Feb 22, 2013

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Comments: Monte Averau should have it's own area and not be grouped in with either the Nuvolau or Croda da Lago.


Location: CA : Gold Country : Cosumnes River Gorge : Buck's Bar Dome : Adhesion (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: The first ascent of this climb was done by a group of climbers from UC Davis' Outdoor Adventure program in 1975 or so.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Stainless steel?


Location: CO : Bill Forrest Passes Away
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 28, 2012

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Comments: Ken,

Well said! Yes, truly a visionary!


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : ... : South Face (Via Miriam) (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 21, 2012

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Comments: Watch out for rope drag on the pitch three as you traverse underneath the big roofs and around several sharp corners.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : ... : Via delle Guide (5.5)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 20, 2012

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Comments: This route has seen so much traffic over the years that the crux roof on the first pitch is extremely polished. Not a very tough move, but expect it to be very slippery.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: In early October, Dale Haas, Ron Olsen and I replaced the worn anchor hardware (chain, chain links, or quicklinks) with new hardware on Splash/Chouette, Le Nouveau Riche and Topless Etiquette. Thanks to the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org) for the hardware. They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: In early October, Dale Haas and I replaced the worn anchor hardware (chain, chain links or quicklinks) with new hardware on Skimbleshanks, Old Deuteronomy, Mungajerry, Rumple Teaser, Mr. Mistoffeles, and Grizabella. Thanks to the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org) for the hardware. They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak... : Unknown aka Rain Check (5.9-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: New Mussy hook installed. Both anchor bolts tightened.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Checkerboard Rock : Icarus (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: To clean up a bit of history on this climb, I did the FA of this route with Ron Olsen. We stumbled on this climb, seeing the three bolts and one fixed pin on the initial headwall. Not knowing what the route was, I climbed up the headwall and then the fixed protection ran out necessitating a 60-foot runout to the top with groundfall potential from 100+ feet up on 5.8 terrain.

As I was bringing up Ron, the party equipping the route came up the trail. They met us at the base and told us that th... more >>


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