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Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Heros Are Hard To Find (5.10c)
By: chosspector When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Just want to reiterate that the crux block is SUPER LOOSE! I was able to significantly flex it with a cam or a hand. Seems like you could send the entire route with a prybar. PILE! AVOID!


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : Ze Boom Boom Room (5.11) : Photo
By: chosspector When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: Wow, this photo kinda sucks. Nice shoes though.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Nervous in Suburbia (5.10a)
By: chosspector When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: How could more bolts change the grade?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Triple Tree Area (Far Left) : Hook & Drill (5.11b)
By: chosspector When: Oct 19, 2012

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Comments: FA: Jim Beyer, which is why the hangers are total crap....


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : The Front Nine (5.9)
By: chosspector When: Oct 17, 2012

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Comments: This can be done with a single rack from #0.3 to #3 Camalot. Two yellow Alien-size pieces are nice down low, and an extra 0.75 is nice, since you use one in the first crack right off the belay.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Power Glide (5.12b/c)
By: chosspector When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: This pitch could really use its own anchor at the slab where Marcus added a bolt for the variation. Such a drag to have to TR the route to clean it.... It's a SPORT CLIMB!!!!!!

FA: James Williamson.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Watch Crystal Crack (5.10d) : Photo
By: chosspector When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Why?


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a... : Wide Open Spaces (5.10-)
By: chosspector When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Both pitches can be easily linked.


Location: CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a... : Sandstoner's Highway (5.9)
By: chosspector When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: If you use some long runners, this makes an outstanding 200' pitch.


Location: CO : Silverton area : South Mineral Creek : Ice Lakes Basin : Dog's Crag : Black Dog (5.10c)
By: chosspector When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: Incorrectly named "Asphalt" in the Ouray guidebook.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Grenadiers : The Guardian : Weather Window Waltz (The G... (5.9)
By: chosspector When: Aug 7, 2012

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Comments: What makes you so sure this is an FA? It's an obvious weakness up the face....


Location: CO : Silverton area : The Stripe : Chong (5.10a)
By: chosspector When: Aug 5, 2012

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Comments: This route has greatly benefited from a new bolt above the first one. Now you won't hit the ground if you fall!


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Waterfall Wall : Princess Ella's Magical Adv... (5.8+)
By: chosspector When: Jul 17, 2012

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Comments: What's up with the name?


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff
By: chosspector When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: ALT. APPROACH BETA:

From the turnoff from the highway, go 0.7 miles up the dirt road to a pullout on the left with a boulder and a gravel pile. Park here. There is a road with a cable across it, don't block the road. Walk across the cable and immediately take a left on a singletrack trail that starts off up a rock band. Follow this until it becomes a double track, then at the end of the double track it becomes a single track again. Follow this down the the base of the "right side" climbs. This... more >>


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff : "Overhauled" (5.11-)
By: chosspector When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: An unknown party bolted most of this route except for the first few bolts. After years of sitting idle and unfinished, Jay Smith stepped up and finished it. Thanks. Jay. The name is a joke, not sure what to call it....


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Solarium
By: chosspector When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: Ozman, you're thinking of the Sandman Wall on Jabba Buttress. The Solarium is a few hundred feet to the right, all slab climbs.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Neat (5.10)
By: chosspector When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: FA Casey Yorkunas


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : (Enter) Sandman (5.9)
By: chosspector When: Nov 3, 2011

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Comments: YDPL8S proves that you can't post ANYTHING on mountainproject without some dude from Cali (or Boulder) flaming you for no reason. Cool, bro!!!!


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Ed Woody : Len's Take (5.10b/c)
By: chosspector When: Sep 30, 2011

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Comments: Poor bolt locations on this route.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas
By: chosspector When: Jun 2, 2011

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Comments: The sign at the parking lot was recently vandalized by some a-hole with a sharpie. "Leave your dog at home" was written all over the sign. It's really a shame to see such a malicious act by a fellow climber. Dogs ARE allowed at East Animas. Local climbers spent lots of time and money, with the help of the Access Fund, La Plata County, USFS, and Trails 2000, to provide a parking lot with a nice sign, as well as easements for a trail for climbers and their DOGS to use. Sorry you had a bad dog at c... more >>


Location: TX : Reimer's Ranch : Dead Cats : Dead Cats (5.10)
By: chosspector When: Apr 20, 2011

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Comments: The full name of this route is "Dead Cats Don't Meow."


Location: TX : Reimer's Ranch : Dr. Seuss / Prototype Wall : Unnatural (5.11-)
By: chosspector When: Apr 20, 2011

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Comments: The full name of this route is Unnatural Selection.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Byrd's : Angel Dust (5.7)
By: chosspector When: Apr 17, 2011

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Comments: This route is an ever-loosening pile. Save the effort and do Byrd's Classic instead.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Big Pine Wall : Cobble Wobble (5.10c)
By: chosspector When: Mar 22, 2011

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Comments: This route is a good candidate for retrobolting.


Location: CO : Durango : Junction Creek : Chipmunk Rock : Photo
By: chosspector When: Feb 20, 2011

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Comments: You're probably right about the impact issue. And I do apologize for being rude. I just tend to wrestle with the issue of bolting in public places where there's lots of people, because I've bolted in such places and it's... interesting. But I think you've defended yourself quite well, and it's obvious that you're quite fond of these areas, so I say BOLT ON!


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