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Hanging out after climbing a route in Eldo on a cold day.

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Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: David A When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: Was it not added during the Haas/Pizem free project?

This climb was pretty involved and a big undertaking for our group, but we persevered. So worth it for that amazing summit. Every pitch has at least one sketchy/hair-raising spot. The chimney pitch near the top was amazing! Super runout, but very secure.

Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Industrial Buttress : Salad Bar once known as "Th... (5.10a R)
By: David A When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: A 0.3 Camalot fits perfectly in a horizontal crack at the bottom of the final slab/bolted section.

Location: CO : Desert Towers Show, Denver
By: David A When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Awww yea!! Can't wait.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Oracle : Fantasia (5.10- C2 R)
By: David A When: Apr 5, 2013

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Comments: Hi J,

I was coaxed into leading the last pitch. I stick clipped that free move section...I was pretty frightened. Freeing that move takes more chutzpah than I possess.

Location: International : Europe : Switzerland : Zervreilahorn : NE Grat (5.9)
By: David A When: Jan 11, 2013

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Comments: This is a really good route, and a fine intro into the longer alpine rock climbs found all over CH. We did it 13 pitches, but could be lead in considerably less, with some simuling. FWIW, the route does not top out on the actual summit of Zerfreilahorn. If you want to get to the actual summit, be prepared to slog over 3rd class for a while once the route tops out.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : It's Time For Change (5.8)
By: David A When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: I'm down for the trundling expedition for the loose block.

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : Super Squeeze (5.10d)
By: David A When: Mar 9, 2011

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Comments: I followed this route today. I fell during the business, and got my helmet stuck so that I was hanging with all my weight on my neck on the helmet strap. Scared shitless, I ripped my helmet off without unbuckling it, and in the process, ripped TWO of my dreads off. I had never been so horrified while following a route.

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Hanging Judge (5.11c)
By: David A When: Mar 2, 2011

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Comments: The second biner (the one you clip from the large ledge) is (still?) very dangerously worn. Has a pretty big groove along the bottom of it, so heads up. The rest seemed fine.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Golden Shower Wall : Pushing Two Hundred (5.11b/c)
By: David A When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Pfwein's got the right idea. I'm not going to get any deeper into this argument than that.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: David A When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: Has anybody been up the route since the block has come off?

Location: Hawaii : Black Rock on Maui
By: David A When: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: One can do a long traverse of Black Rock, on the face that faces the ocean. I swam by and saw a trail of chalk, so I had to do it. You can either go north to south, or south to north. Going from south to north makes the start/getting out the water easier. The chalk was never more than 10-15 feet above the water. The climbing is pretty fun, but BRING SHOES!!! The lava is very sharp and painful on your feet (I did it barefoot and cut my feet up a little). Bunch of variations possible. The route I ... more >>

Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Lyme Disease Rock : Ticks ripped my flesh (5.10b)
By: David A When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: Watch out for a large tree that grows very close to the climb. A large fall might end you scraping along it on your way down. A pretty good route for Castle Rock standards though.

Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Waterfall Cliff : The Falls (5.10a R)
By: David A When: Sep 6, 2009

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Comments: Clipped the first bolt on rappel, good thing to, because I couldn't get up the first section without falling a couple times. It was cold and the creek was flowing heavily, so spray from the falls moistened the route. Very scary leading the upper slab, but I pulled through! Might want to try on toprope first, then go for the lead.