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Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : West Side : Lemon Peel (5.10)
By: David Kozak When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: This is a nice route. Tightly bolted. Doesn't feel any harder than Bonsai.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : El Norte
By: David Kozak When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Yes, like I said in the original post to this new area, the routes do need more cleaning. Caution and a helmit are good ideas. Due to the nature of the matrix and the cobbles the routes can be expected to shed more rock before they are mostly clean.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area
By: David Kozak When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: Just uploaded 12 new sport routes to the El Rito Sport Area. Look under El Norte for location and descriptions. Some of the routes still need more cleaning, and we will hopefully be able to get back this fall to work on the trial. Enjoy.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : North Face (5.6)
By: David Kozak When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: This is a nice route and crowded. The first moves (crux) are relatively unprotected with sloping holds. It might be a bit un-nerving for a 5.6 leader. Do the route in three pitches (straight to the top--don't traverse off right to other summit) and make two single rope raps off the summit.


Location: International : Europe : Spain : Mallorca
By: David Kozak When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: Could someone please tell me what the weather is like on Mallorca during the months of December and January? Thx.


Location: International : North America : Mexico
By: David Kozak When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: I'm headed to Potrero in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone could point me to some new long routes (4 pitches or more)to do in the 5.9 to 12a category. "New" as in the past three years or so. Thanks!


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Unknown Tower - Northwest F... (5.11 R)
By: David Kozak When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: Leading all three pitches, I believe I did the first free ascent of this route with Eric Boehlke in 1983. On the second pitch was a large, razor sharp flake embedded in the wide crack. The crux of the route for me was getting past that flake without dislodging it. I suggested to Eric that he not touch it. He wasn't able to make the moves to get around it, so he used it as gently as possible to get away from it. No luck. He pulled it onto himself where it sliced through his pants and left a ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Brave Cowboy (5.10b R)
By: David Kozak When: Oct 27, 2011

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Comments: I did the first ascent of this route with Lynda Pritchett around 1987 or so. I recall the crux being a mantle move. We did several other fun routes in this area at that time including Crashing Thunder, another good slab route. Lynda died December of 1998.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Beam Me Up, Scotty (5.9)
By: David Kozak When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Ken, if memory serves me correctly, there were about three or four others in on the "first ascent." Slackers like myself got a belay from Dave or Kathy after all the work was completed. I think that Paul Braun was another who participated in the party atmosphere that was Beam Me Up Scotty. I think the name was perhaps inspired by the long line of first ascensionists.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Acid Rock : Charley Don't Surf (5.10d)
By: David Kozak When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: Steve Spaar and I climbed the route in the late '70s and named it after the Clash song. We thought we had done the first ascent of this fun route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Acid Rock : Four Eyes (5.9 PG13)
By: David Kozak When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: The name Four Eyes derived from either Steve Spaar or myself after climbing the route in the late '70s.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous : Marauding Monkeys (5.11a)
By: David Kozak When: Mar 13, 2011

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Comments: I did this route last week. As I pulled up to the hueco a raptor flew out. I think it was a hawk, goldish in color, maybe an owl. All I know is that it was big and as I was trying to hang on I didn't get a great look. My belayer thought it was an owl. As we are from Colorado we aren't familiar with the birds of the area.

BTW, the route was fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Rotwand Route (5.7 X)
By: David Kozak When: Feb 5, 2011

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Comments: I did this route in November of 1978 or '79, I think. At the base of the route my partner, while belaying me, sat in (or near) a dried up plant that he learned later was most likely poison ivy or sumac (if there's a difference?) and had such a bad allergic reaction that he ended up in the hospital. We loved the route...well, at least I did. I went back over the next few years to do other routes on the Rotwand while my partner decided against such reckless behavior.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Yes Fragile (5.8 R)
By: David Kozak When: Feb 5, 2011

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Comments: Tony (I was curious to see if Yes Fragile had been climbed again and came across your post)...I agree with your assessment of the album but not of the climb. In my humble opinion, the route is "classic" 4-star choss and junk; missiles and all.


Location: CO : Durango
By: David Kozak When: Jan 29, 2011

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Comments: Has anyone ventured up to and climbed the two ice flows that have formed on the Falls Creek wall? From 550 they look pretty good.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : The Black Arete (5.8)
By: David Kozak When: Nov 8, 2010

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Comments: As I did the first ascent of this route in the early '80s, I fully support Tyler in retrofitting the Black Arete. My reason for not bolting it back then was that I was too poor to buy bolts. I like the idea of opening up or democratizing access to this fun route. A three pitch 5.8 on the Watch Crystal is cool. PLEASE do not chop the bolts, and please put the hangers on the route.

Seems as if Mut didn't read Guideline #1 regarding posts on this forum. Please be respectful of others.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Contortionist (5.11d)
By: David Kozak When: Apr 19, 2010

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Comments: In my humble opinion, Tim asks the appropriate question regarding FAs at EA: "And just what is "good East A style"?" Let me take this question in another direction with regard to updating established routes.

What happens when a route is updated gear wise? Given the logic of some of the discussion, one could argue that replacing 1/4" or Star Drive horror shows with modern bolts on routes like Durangatang (among others) has presumably corrupted the historical challenge and bold lead that it use... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Contortionist (5.11d)
By: David Kozak When: Apr 14, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone have a Bosch I could borrow?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Contortionist (5.11d)
By: David Kozak When: Mar 27, 2010

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Comments: My comments here are to confirm that I did tell Tyler Nelson that I would be in favor of adding a bolt at the crux of Contortionist. As Tim said, getting gear is a total pain in the ass (even though it's okay) on this route. I think it is so much of a PIA that it diminishes the quality of the route.

I also appreciate Miles, Skyeler and Brad's position to leave as is. (Brad: is this what you were calling me about a week or so ago?)

As I've gotten much older, less bold, weaker, and more respo... more >>


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Bad Cop, No Donut (5.10+)
By: David Kozak When: Mar 18, 2010

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Comments: Fun route. Rating depends on how directly you climb it. Going left or right lowers the rating quite a bit from what's sated in the Bass guide.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Don Quixote (5.11d)
By: David Kozak When: Mar 18, 2010

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Comments: This and El Bolota are perhaps the finest routes in Virgin Canyon.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : El Balota (5.11d)
By: David Kozak When: Mar 18, 2010

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Comments: This is a really good route with the crux moves near the top of the pitch. Big fun.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Critic's Choice : Bunny Slope (5.9)
By: David Kozak When: Nov 10, 2009

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Comments: This is a really fun climb. Take one or two blues for good measure. My 8 year old daughter Sasha had a blast on it.


Location: International : Australia : Mount Arapiles
By: David Kozak When: Oct 10, 2009

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Comments: I am considering a visit to Arapiles in June or July. Is this a good time to climb here? What can I expect weather wise? thx.


Location: International : Asia : Thailand
By: David Kozak When: Oct 10, 2009

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Comments: Is climbing in Thailand in June or July reasonable or is it just too hot and sweaty?


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