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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 19, 2015

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Comments: The last pitch of White Trash provides a nice, moderate alternative to the last pitch of Euro trash. Clip the first couple of bolts of Euro Trash, place some pro in the dihedral/crack on the left then traverse up and right to the first bolt of the third pitch of White Trash.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Clint Cummins and I added SS quick links and rings to the anchor bolts on all four pitches of this route. The hardware was provided by the ASCA(www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Euro Trash (5.10c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: There is a variation to the final pitch of Euro Trash called Europop which keeps the climbing in the same moderate range of the first three pitches.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome, Right : Ciebola (5.10b PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: I believe the name for this route comes from the mythical "Seven Cities of Gold" in the Mexican desert also known as 'Cibola'.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Ci...

In that vein the route name should actually be 'Cibola.'


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Chiefshead Northwest Face : Birds of Fire (5.11a R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Lenny,

The 5-piece bolt in the photo you show at the base of the pitch 3 belay is not stainless steel. It is plated steel. You can tell by the three lines on the head which indicates it is Grade 5 carbon steel.


Location: International : Europe : France : Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles... : Les Gaillands
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: As a bit of history, this crag used to be a bit shorter in height. In the mid-80's they excavated dirt from the base to make it taller.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Grand Inquisitor (5.12a R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: That should be Alec Sharp (no 'e' on the end) for the FA. I believe Chuck Fitch was also involved.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 1 : Unknown C (5.6 PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I braved bullets to replace the homemade hangers on this climb with SS Fixe. We also replaced the homemade hanger on the lone anchor bolt climber's left of the anchor. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware for this project, though I am not sure the gear was NRA-approved.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 1 : Unknown A (5.8 PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I luckily survived from being shot while replacing the one homemade hanger at the start and the two homemade hangers at the anchor with Fixe SS. The American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware, but unfortunately not bullet-proof vests, for this project.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Lion's Den
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: There are a number of new routes in this area that have Fixe hangers painted dark brown and use twisted 3/8" quicklinks for rappel anchors. Hopefully, the FA team will add the requisite information to the Mountain Project database.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : The Catacomb : The Hot Zone (5.9-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the cold shut hangers at the anchor with SS Fixe. We added SS quicklinks and rings. The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association - ASCA (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.

Nice to see the stuff I put up there 12 years ago (plated 5/16" quicklinks + link of 3/8" chain) was in OK shape, but stainless is better.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Full House (5.12b/c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the first bolt (cold shut hanger) on this route with a SS Powers Power-Bolt (AKA 5-piece) and SS Fixe hanger.

Also, we added quicklinks and 3 links of 3/8" chain to each anchor bolt at the start of the route to help with the rappel.

The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA-www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : People's Choice (5.10d)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the worn cold shuts at the belay on pitch 2 with SS Powers Power-Bolts (AKA 5-piece). We added SS quicklinks and rings to the new bolts.

We also added SS quicklinks and rings to the belay at the top of pitch 1. Someone else had replaced the cold shuts on this anchor with regular hangers.

Lastly, we replaced the cold shut hanger on the first bolt on this route with a SS Fixe hanger.

The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA-www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardwa... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Dan's Line (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I went up on this route today to replace the broken Mussy Hooks. It turns out that only one of the original hooks had a broken gate. We replaced that hook. Thanks to Ron Olsen for supplying the replacement hook.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Splash (5.7)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 18, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the five protection bolts on this climb and two anchor bolts(shared with Chouette) with 3/8" SS Powers Power-Bolts (AKA 5-piece). We added SS quicklinks and rings to the anchor.

The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Le Nouveau Riche (5.10b PG13)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: Dale Haas and I replaced the four bolts on this climb with 3/8" SS Powers Power-Bolts (AKA 5-piece). Most people only clip the first three bolts when doing this route. The fourth bolt is about 20 feet up and slightly left of the anchor shared by Chouette and Splash.

The hardware for this project was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 3
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: I think it is very important to point out that this area is a *designated* area for gun enthusiasts with signs indicating that shooting is permitted. This isn't just an area where people come to party, congregate, or camp and sometimes someone brings a gun. This area is *designated* for shooting so expect people to be there shooting, and since there is no specific gun range, expect them to be shooting near you and hopefully not at you!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays : Cays 1
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: I think it is very important to point out that this area is a *designated* area for gun enthusiasts with signs indicating that shooting is permitted. This isn't just an area where people come to party, congregate, or camp and sometimes someone brings a gun. This area is *designated* for shooting so expect people to be there shooting, and since there is no specific gun range, expect them to be shooting near you and hopefully not at you!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Cays
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: I think it is very important to point out that this area is a *designated* area for gun enthusiasts with signs indicating that shooting is permitted. This isn't just an area where people come to party, congregate, or camp and sometimes someone brings a gun. This area is *designated* for shooting, so expect people to be there shooting, and since there is no specific gun range, expect them to be shooting near you and hopefully not at you!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Riviera : Abandonment (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: The anchor bolts are no longer loose. Someone tightened them before me. I loosened them, put on some thread locker, and tightened them back up.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : The Ridge (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 31, 2015

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Comments: As of 5/30/15, there was a fixed pin (knifeblade) which offered protection just after traversing under the roof on the left-hand variation of P1.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Photo
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: That actually looks like a screw/quick link and not a cold shut which is being cut. Was it possible to unscrew the link rather than cut it?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Vertigo (5.11b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Very nice job, Gregger Man. Neptune Gear swap is coming up!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Rocket in my pocket (5.10d)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Mar 27, 2015

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Comments: FA by Tom Davis, Mark Harrington and Kelly Rich, February 1988.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Hot Lava Lucy (5.12c)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Mar 27, 2015

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Comments: FA by the late John Yabo Yablonski in 1989.


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