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Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : The Grasshopper Wall : Super Mama (Direct) (5.13b)
By: Chris. T. When: 2 days ago

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Comments: There are a few bolts on this route that need replacement. Bolts 5,6, and 7 (the entire crux section) are spinners that cannot be tightened down. Bolt 5 seems especially bad, and would cause a terrible fall if it failed. Bolts 3 and 4 often have loose nuts, but can be tightened down adequately.

The route deserves to be equipped with bomber hardware. It gets enough traffic, and sees plenty of falls on a regular basis. Those poor original bolts have taken a lot of abuse throughout the years.

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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Wizard's Gate
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: As of late June 2015, the routes in the cave (Magic Carpet, Cloak and Dagger, etc.) are wet with water seeping from the cracks. I've never seen these routes wet in 5 years. Might be a few weeks until they dry out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Freak on a Leash (5.12d)
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: This route is a classic and deserves more attention. Seems like it will be easier if you are tall, and good conditions really help as well. The crux section reminded me of Public Solitude in CCC but with opposite hand holds. Slopers on the right side and crimpers on the left. Clipping throughout the crux can be difficult, but long draws help in spots. The stone is amazing, and the moves are so fun.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Crystallize (5.12c)
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Richard's description of the route is spot on. An inconvenient start leads to cool movement on good stone from the 3rd bolt to the anchor. Three devious cruxes begin quickly and stay on you to the top. I recall one of the lead bolts near mid-route seemed a little loose, just a heads up. It was a 1/2 inch, Fixe, 5 piece Powers bolt, I believe. This route is worth the effort.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Superratic Pillar : Trouble in the Forest (5.12a)
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: This route offers great technical climbing on good stone all the way to the anchor. It deserves more traffic, and climbs much better than it looks.

7 bolts lead to a 2 bolt anchor with cold shuts.
(The bolt count in this description, and in the guidebook, is incorrect.)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Grim Aura (5.13+)
By: Chris. T. When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Adam and Kevin!

Adam, I enjoyed hanging at the crag with you guys, and I sent just a few minutes after you left. It started raining again :)

Kevin, I was under the impression that Matt's 'post-break' send also traversed left at the crux, avoiding the broken hold. I must have had tunnel vision, 'cause I didn't think to try it that way :)


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Grim Aura (5.13+)
By: Chris. T. When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: I sent this route today, using the original straight-up sequence above the crux bolt. I used what remains of the 'broken hold' and was able to make the long move to the good righthand sidepull just before joining 'Sucking'.

I'm not sure about the grade, as I've only been on a handful of routes in this range. The crux move seems a bit 'length-dependent', but I have seen it done by someone shorter than myself.

  • My crux beta*
Right hand on the broken hold, left hand on the gaston flared crack/cr... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall : Problem Child (5.13b) : Photo
By: Chris. T. When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: The Flying Ninja Karate Kick move. I had a blast on this thing!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : The Fifth Destiny (5.12d)
By: Chris. T. When: Dec 6, 2014

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Comments: Another classic link-up climbs the first half of 'Animal Instinct', then traverses left on the ledge and into the crux of 'Hands of Destiny' and on to the top. Again, long slings are quite useful.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Knappweed Herbacide (5.10d)
By: Chris. T. When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: It is worth noting that the second pitch climbs very well at around 5.12+ (height-dependent). Despite being chipped, the stone is great, and the moves are fun.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Munitions Roof : Cows Ate My Hammock (5.12c) : Photo
By: Chris. T. When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: Climber is on 'Pocket Rocket'. 'Cows' can be seen to the right, with a rope hanging on the lower part.


Location: Training : Your Goal: Climb 5.12a
By: Chris. T. When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: Not true. There are plenty of sandbags to keep you busy as well.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Eagle Rock : Barely Eagle (5.13-)
By: Chris. T. When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: This is an awesome line, and a great addition to Eagle Rock.
The first half is really fun, and the upper headwall is classic.
I didn't see a piton at the start, so I used the first 2 bolts above the belay for 'Eagle Hardware', then moved right for 7 bolts on 'Barely Eagle' (9 bolts total, long sling on bolt 2).
The bolts are snug and solid right now, and the rock has cleaned up very nicely.
Thanks for another fantastic Front Range Sport route from Team Shred!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Upper Great Face : Paul's Boutique (5.10+ PG13)
By: Chris. T. When: Aug 20, 2014

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Comments: Hi Ken,
I agree %100 about the need for another bolt above the anchor at the start of pitch 2.
My partner at the time didn't want to put a bolt in that section, but the rock is not suitable for reliable, clean protection.

I no longer have access to a drill, otherwise I would definitely put another bolt in there.

If anyone feels motivated to do so themselves, please feel free. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!,
Enjoy the climbs.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Sphinx Wall
By: Chris. T. When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Nick! I'll check it out.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Sphinx Wall
By: Chris. T. When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: I noticed two new routes at Sphinx Wall when I was there in mid July 2014.
They are between 'Hot Milk' and 'Wyoming Wave'.
One is a 13a, and the other a 12b. (According to the chalk written at the base of each route)
They both look great! Can't wait to try them out.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche... : Dark Pony (5.13b)
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: The bolt that protects the big dyno seems loose. The actual bolt stud seems to wiggle a bit inside its hole. This bolt probably sees a lot of abuse with repeated falls from this hard section.

Just a heads up for anyone planning to get on the route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the info, T-Zilla! We are stoked to check out this incredible area.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head
By: Chris. T. When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Any thoughts on dog access to the Crimpfest Wall?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dinosaur Rock : Jurassic Park (5.13)
By: Chris. T. When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: This is an amazing challenge, and certainly deserves its own name and route description. As if redpointing just one of the five routes on the north face wasn't hard enough, this effort will really wear you out!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Armory : Handicapable (5.12b)
By: Chris. T. When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Kind of a bad-ass, little route. Nice work, Dave!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Superratic Pillar : Ooh La La (5.12a)
By: Chris. T. When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: This is a cool line that should clean up with more ascents. Get on it!
Stay on the arÍte at mid route (instead of sneaking left into the dirty cracks) for full value.


Location: International : North America : Cayman Brac : Dixon's Wall : Carpe Stalactite (5.12b)
By: Chris. T. When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: An instant classic! My favorite route of the week on the island.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Wooly Bully (5.12d)
By: Chris. T. When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: The route is more challenging now that the 'crimper-pocket' is gone.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Flying Fish (5.12c/d)
By: Chris. T. When: Feb 13, 2014

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Comments: The route feels a bit more pumpy through the crux now that the jug-edge is gone, and the last 2 clips are a bit different as well. Definitely feels like 12d now. Still just as good as ever though!


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