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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Stone Cold Moderate (5.7)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: In October, Dale Haas and I added quicklinks and rappel rings to the anchor. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Poker Face (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: In October, Dale Haas and I added chains to the existing anchor to lengthen it a bit and distribute the load better between the two bolts.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Pony Up (5.8)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: In October, Dale Haas and I added quicklinks and rappel rings to the anchor. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : The Cookie-Center (5.9)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: The second pitch is more of a squeeze chimney than an off-width. Traditionally this pitch was done with just a poorly placed lost arrow for pro. You probably need some really big pro to properly protect it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Arch Rock : Anticipation (5.11b)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: I've done the third pitch! Yup, it's loose and in the mid-5.10 range.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Canal Zone : Gondolier Arete (5.10-)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: Many of you who think the first bolt on this route is too low are not climbing the route as described by Kirk Miller, who did the FA. If you read his description, you climb up to the first bolt from around the corner to the left very close to the start of Root Canal.

If you come in from the left side of the arete, you will appreciate the first bolt. If you start the route by climbing up the lower angle slab on the right, you might find the first bolt unnecessary.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : East Ironing Board : Hand Crack (5.4 R)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: The rappel anchor on top of Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love has been fixed.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : East Ironing Board : Hammer of Thor (5.10+)
By: Bruce Hildenbrand When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Dale Haas and I added a second belay bolt (3/8"x3.75" SS Powers 5-piece bolt) to the top of this climb. The other belay bolt was a 3/8" SS stud without a hanger, so we added a hanger there as well. All work approved by Boulder OSMP.


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: Dale Haas and I replaced the single bolt anchor on top of this climb with two 3/8"x3.75" SS Powers 5-piece bolts with Fixe double ring hangers. All work approved by the Boulder OSMP.


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 pitches 1,3 & 4. 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 : Averae and Nuvolau
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.


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