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Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mecca : The Ark
By: David Hodges When: Aug 17, 2011

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Comments: I'm with Phil. DTP, I agree that it could be considered a bit dirtier I think that's just because people avoid the confusing hike back there. The Joy of Heresy and Last Starfighter are 2 of the most elegant lines I have done period. We were the only party out there on a Saturday last summer, it has such a different feel than the rest of the canyon.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : The Barb (5.10-)
By: David Hodges When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: This route is utterly spectacular! Others have hit on these points above me and I didn't listen, maybe if I hit on it again others will benefit. On the 3rd pitch (pitch before the left-angling 9 crack), it is much better to set the belay at the base of the dihedral about 20' before the start of the crack. The gear options suck at the top of the dihedral, and you don't get good gear for a while on the left-angling crack, (I felt the crux comes early too), do yourself a favor and don't risk the... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : Standard Route, Sunlight Sp... (5.10)
By: David Hodges When: Jul 6, 2011

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Comments: Does anybody know if this anchor has been replaced? I'm assuming no but wanted to confirm before I go lugging all the stuff in to replace it. Anybody that has any info from the 2010 season, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's N... : Boulder D : Unknown (V0)
By: David Hodges When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: Jason, I do realize that he is a very prolific FA in the Front Range, but there are a large number of "Bob's Arete" problems. He did not do any research in this area. For example, check out his names for the routes on the Air Jordan Boulder. I'm not putting down his ability, he was a trendsetter, just saying he didn't do his homework. Sorry if that fact hurts your feelings.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's N... : Boulder D : Unknown (V0)
By: David Hodges When: Jun 6, 2011

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Comments: Thanks, I try not to take anything from Horan's guide as he made up most of his route names.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: David Hodges When: May 22, 2011

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Comments: Locker this is a joke right? I just climbed this route again about a month ago with no bolts except for the ones at the top. This debate has baffled me for some time are we really still arguing over bolts on a 7 trad route that protects just fine after the easy first 15'?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : Poodles are People Too (5.10b)
By: David Hodges When: Apr 15, 2011

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Comments: Maybe it was just the style or the amount of blood I left on this route but it seems hard for the grade. I onsighted several other routes in this range but this one had me stumped right at the first crux, tore my finger up pretty good and lobbed onto a green alien about 5 times. Maybe 10- after you know the moves but harder for the onsight.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : Gator Boy (5.11 PG13)
By: David Hodges When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: Stellar face! Kudos to those who lead it, a must do on TR for us mortals.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering : The Musical Boulders (aka- ...
By: David Hodges When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: Just like to point out that the ticks are out in full force right now. I was there on Sunday, and I've cleared 5 of them out of my house so far.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon
By: David Hodges When: Mar 8, 2011

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Comments: I would say no, it's not too hot. I was there in mid May last year, and it was more windy than anything. You can chase shade around as well.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: David Hodges When: Aug 18, 2010

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Comments: You can tell for sure when you're on a Stan Price route! Safe with a belayer you trust, a little spice keeps it interesting. I've noticed all the route developers have different styles of bolting and grading, they have all done a brilliant job of developing this absolute gem!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : The Back Forty : Hell Yes I want Cheesy Poof... (5.11c)
By: David Hodges When: Aug 1, 2010

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Comments: This was the best line I did on my 2010 trip. Sweet continuous climbing that just stays on you and never relents until you clip the chains. Kudos to CK another gem!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mecca : The Ark : Joy of Heresy (5.11d)
By: David Hodges When: Aug 1, 2010

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Comments: This line is the most striking line on the Ark, it really is a thing of beauty. Brilliant climbing, do this route!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's N... : Boulder B : Unknown 1 (V1-2)
By: David Hodges When: Jul 26, 2010

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Comments: I just can't bring myself to rename something that came out of Horan's book.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Iron Side Wall : Twin Flakes (5.10b) : Photo
By: David Hodges When: Jun 11, 2010

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Comments: I can't believe I rapped off of that.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : Penitente Canyon : Penitente - Inner Canyon : Tanks for the Hueco (5.10d)
By: David Hodges When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: I would first like to start off by saying this is THE ROUTE for a 10 climber in the canyon, absolutely stellar! However, I must admit that I wish I had read these comments before climbing this line. The 2nd bolt placement is in major groundfall terrain if you blow it. Yes, the climbing is easy but I recently took a nice 15 footer due to a hold breaking so with this in mind I was terrified. I'm glad I did this route but the run in out of character with the canyon and unnecessary in my opinion... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff : The Needle Lies (5.10a)
By: David Hodges When: May 1, 2010

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Comments: I think 10a is a sandbag, I did Unusual Weather after this and found it to be easier than this route unless I missed something severe. Head over here when The Bank is still in the shade and get warmed up.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of the '90s : Pretty Woman (5.10a)
By: David Hodges When: Apr 20, 2010

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Comments: A few weeks ago I pulled a hold right before the roof and just before I clipped the bolt. Ended up falling 2 bolts down onto the ledge before the roof. I climbed back up to the roof just paranoid, everything looks fractured (probably not but in the moment it sure felt like it), consider a helmet leading this one.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Werk Supp (5.9)
By: David Hodges When: Apr 13, 2010

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Comments: Drew, in my experience (have led pitch 1 3 times that I can think of), I've found the climbing up to the finger crack to be much easier than the rest of the route, maybe 5.7, climbing is on big holds. Much of the initial section is expando rock and some people might not bother to place gear but there are some decent possibilities. I seem to remember a good pin or 2 that also inspired some confidence. The pro at the crux is bomber and I don't feel the R rating is warranted. Just my 2 cents th... more >>


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : Left Pinball Simulator (V9-10)
By: David Hodges When: Mar 7, 2010

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Comments: Awesome video! Nice work guys!


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's N... : This Thing
By: David Hodges When: Feb 28, 2010

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Comments: Thanks Bjorn, I bet I too have walked by this 100 times and never noticed it. I'll check it out next time I'm up there thanks for pointing it out.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: David Hodges When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: Phil, you're right. I wasn't trying to be a jerk about it. Sorry if I came off sounding that way.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The For Real Canyon : ... : Photo
By: David Hodges When: Feb 26, 2010

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Comments: Hey Woodchuck, I'll tell you what best thing you can do is show up here with just your rack and eschew those pesky bolts. You are really as far off as it gets the FA parties are the least likely people to have a "bolt the world" mentality. C'mon down to the Platte and see how over bolted everything is.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Perversion (5.9)
By: David Hodges When: Jan 18, 2010

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Comments: I would highly recommend bringing webbing and rings or quicklinks for fixing up the rap anchors. There was one piece of webbing at every station that inspired some confidence. Also, cleaning up all the old webbing will be less of an eyesore as this is a very beautiful area. I will do it next time I'm out there, but this won't be till after raptor nesting for this year.

As a side note, wouldn't bolted anchors with colored hangers be less of an eye sore than the mass of webbing strung out th... more >>


Location: WY : Pinedale Area : Stonehenge
By: David Hodges When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: I submitted this whole area a few years ago under Wyoming then Stonehenge, I did not submit the entire Pinedale area since I only submit routes that I have climbed. You can read the post on the webpage and view some of the history of the area. I believe Tristan was around when Sherman put up a lot of these problems.

Admins: This area does not need to be listed twice but the more I think about it Pinedale should be listed as an area.


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