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Member Since: Feb 10, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 495 | Routes 61 | Areas 8 | Photos 57 | Page Improvements | Comments 17 | Posts 7 | Stars 280 | Ratings 65

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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Lower Slot Left (5.7)
By: David Bruneau When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: I remember feeling uncomfortable about 3 or 4 feet below the break without any gear yet, so I put the biggest nut I could find on a 120 cm sling and swung it into the obvious bucket about 4 feet above me. Turned out to be bomber.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Grunt (5.11a)
By: David Bruneau When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: Maybe 11a on toprope where you can do compression moves most of the way, but finding stances to place adequate gear changes the sequence and makes it considerably harder on lead.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Tiger Slabs
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Today (28/07/2015) I put a fixed line in the gully between Tiger Wall and Geometry Wall. You can self belay up the easy slab to reduce the approach to the Tiger Slabs.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Second Cove
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: This area has maybe the most dangerous approach on the island - be very careful and go one person at a time. Rocks are usually dislodged on the way down.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10+)
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: I thought the first two pitches were the hardest, I guess that some holds have broken since the FA. Linked 3 and 4 due to no anchor on the ledge, rope drag wasn't bad with a long draw under the roof. The last couple of pitches were the best, really exposed and excellent climbing.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Grouse Zombies (5.9+)
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: This route takes longer to dry than other routes in the area.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : DFO
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: The rappel from the trees to the bolts at the bottom of the crag is about 50 meters.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : An Drouiz Ijinek (5.9)
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: This route and the 4 others to the left converge near the top on some easy terrain. The line of bolts leading to the right felt significantly harder than the left line of bolts. Left line was 5.10a or easier and the right line was harder 5.10. I guess that means that this line is more of a 5.10 if you are supposed to take the right line of bolts.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : The After-Hours
By: David Bruneau When: Jul 5, 2015

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Comments: 2 bolt toprope anchors were added to the 5 routes on the trad wall. They are safely accessible from above. A 12 foot cordalette loop (24 feet of cord total) should work as an anchor for all of them.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Seascape (5.9)
By: David Bruneau When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Yellow and red ballnuts are needed for this route.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Medicated Drama Queen (5.11+)
By: David Bruneau When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: Belayed on this route today and got hit by one of the main clipping holds...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10 R)
By: David Bruneau When: May 1, 2015

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Comments: Jug haul with a few cryptic crimpy sequences in the middle - climbs like a gym route. The gear was beyond bomber and all the stances were comfortable. The hard moves all seem to have safe, clean falls. Definitely go for the lead!


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Lost Wall Area : Return To Balance (5.10)
By: David Bruneau When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Very small holds on this thing now. Tried it at least 6 times from the ground - furthest I got was feet at bolt 1, not quite able to reach bolt 2. Definitely worth trying as the sequence to there was pretty fun


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Moonrise Variation (5.10d)
By: David Bruneau When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: IMO, the first few feet of the offwidth finish on Moontide were harder than the crux of Mainstreet and probably had the sharpest crystals out of all the routes I did in Vedauwoo over a 3 week stay. Definitely agree about the #6 Camalot, but sling it long or back clean it after bumping it because the anchors are 15 feet to the left of the offwidth.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Photo
By: David Bruneau When: May 9, 2013

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Comments: See if you can spot the dog in this photo!


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Vanilla Slice (5.9)
By: David Bruneau When: May 4, 2013

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Comments: Bomber pro, less chossy than it looks. The climbing is quite good on the top half. Standard rack to #6 camalot, double up on #5 camalot. Obviously there are things you shouldn't pull on, just use some common sense.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : ... : Steve (5.3)
By: David Bruneau When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: This route and Sea Section require rappelling off the anchors of May Day, the rightmost sport route on the wall. Rap to a foot ledge 10 feet above the ocean. The routes traverse right initially.

This route would be a good first trad lead.


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