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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Rosy II - (In Memory Of Lay... (5.11b PG13)
By: Gregger Man When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: I led the 1st pitch Tuesday - it's fun. The climbing is similar to Body Tremors but scarier due to fragile rock.

For the record, though:
The application did not include any bolts on P1, and ACE did not push the issue of P1 bolts in either direction.

That's why I never got around to climbing P1 during the bolt application process for P2. I think P1 is 'R' rated, but that's the choice of the FA.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : ... : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: In the cleanup last fall, the big horizontal one cut loose when another rock grazed it. Precarious was a good descriptor. Good riddance.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Saber : Southwest Corner (5.10a)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: +1 on the purple variation.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Saber : Southwest Corner (5.10a) : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: The purple variation is stellar. Best pitch I have climbed in that whole area.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : Werk Supp (5.9)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 14, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the Werk Supp anchor early this morning. It had 3/8" x 3" carbon stud bolts that were getting rusty. Now it has 1/2" x 4.75" SS 5-piece bolts with SS hangers. I put the old chains back on, but plan to upgrade those to SS also soon.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: Take note: that 0.75 Camalot is no longer bomber. The entire kneebar flake at the crux is hollow sounding now.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Parting Shot (5.11)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 7, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the first and third bolts today - they didn't get upgraded with the rest in 2002 and were quite rusty by now.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Apple Strudel (5.12a)
By: Gregger Man When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: Hardware update for P2: two more welded-shuts on the P2 face have been upgraded to 1/2" x 3" Stainless Power-bolts with Stainless hangers. One welded-shut remains under the roof on P2. We'll upgrade it sooner or later.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Athlete's Feat (5.11a)
By: Gregger Man When: Feb 16, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the 2nd bolt on P1 today by cleanly extracting the stud and installing a 1/2" x 3" SS PowerBolt and SS Fixe hanger.


Location: Gregger Man : ACE : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Josh - Everything in the new setup is stainless. Why the frowny face?


Location: Gregger Man : ACE : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Nope. No markings.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts
By: Gregger Man When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Kevin -
Even if a majority of climbers were to think that this rappel is unnecessary, there is a critical difference between this rap application and, say, an application for a bolt on a new route: the park rangers think that the erosion is unsustainable and they asked for a rap route to manage it. That carries weight.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face
By: Gregger Man When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: ACE: Rap bolt upgrade occurred on 11/15/2013.
Removed a 3/8" x 2.5" plated Rawl with Metolius Fat hanger.
Installed a 1/2" x 4.5" SS Rawl with SS double ring hanger.
(The second bolt was already a SS glue-in.)


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : Heavy Weather (5.9)
By: Gregger Man When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: Post-flood cleanup: The loose blocks on P2 and atop P3 are now gone. So is the dead tree below P4.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Rainbow Highway (5.10+) : Photo
By: Gregger Man When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: Just now saw the comments - I posted this for the benefit of folks who plan to rap the route to get to the base. If you didn't know where to look at all, you might have trouble finding the anchor locations from the top down....
It is a little trippy, though.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part C - Pony ... : Handcracker Direct (5.10a)
By: Gregger Man When: Nov 3, 2012

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Comments: I cleaned the upper #3 Camalot today (it now looks like an aluminum dumpling).
The lower one was elbow deep, but I managed to get it to near the lip. Someone with smaller hands needs to walk it sideways about 3 feet up the crack to remove it.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Rainbow Highway (5.10+)
By: Gregger Man When: Aug 9, 2012

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Comments: Great route.
Placed 5 or 6 medium-sized nuts total.
Used the 4 smallest Mastercams and 4 smallest offset Mastercams.
Used the optional #4 a few times.
Nice job, guys!

Edit to add: double rope clipping technique on last pitch. I forgot and clipped as per twins (DOH!) and regretted the drag.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Second Buttress Tour (5.9)
By: Gregger Man When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: +1 for Mitch Musci's Dark Side variation.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Tan Buttresses : Dog Fight (5.10)
By: Gregger Man When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: Nice route. My first climb on the Tan Buttresses, and I was surprised at how warm it got as soon as the sun hit. Sheltered from the wind until the last pitch.
Almost linked pitch 2 and 3 with a 60m rope. Would link easily with a 70.
Belay at the top of P4: Built it with a #3 and a #2, but Stu needed the #3 at the start of P5. He was within reach, so he gave me a #1 in exchange for the #3 and the anchor was still bomber (one #3 in the rack).


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Hand Job Direct (5.9)
By: Gregger Man When: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: Cut the tat at the top and added a fresh cordelette and forged ring at the chockstone. 70m gets you down (just barely).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : The Metamorphosis (5.10a)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 1, 2010

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Comments: Climbed King's X to Metamorphosis today.
FYI: I recall a wide stem to a right foot at the crux. I stepped there and a brick-sized foothold broke off under little pressure. My friends in the party behind us and my partner both found the crux to be more difficult than they remember. I've only been on it once before, so someone more familiar with the route should climb it and give an opinion on whether the grade has changed....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : Phallus In Suck-It-Land (5.8 R)
By: Gregger Man When: May 16, 2010

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Comments: Climbed this without checking the topo or description. Went left far enough to clip the one bolt belay ledge that's part of upper Grand Giraffe. That's a fun dihedral. I worked back right from there and rejoined the route to run it to the top. More fun than P2 of Alice, IMHO. [take a 60m or 70m rope]


Location: CO : Layton Kor Slide Show
By: Gregger Man When: Aug 21, 2008

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Comments: link

August 20 — John Gill and Dave Turner to Receive Prestigious Annual Awards


John Gill and Dave Turner will accept two of the American Alpine Club’s most prestigious awards at the Craggin’ Classic, October 10–12 in Golden, Colorado.

John Gill will receive the AAC’s Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, presented each year in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in rock climbing or mountaineering. Gill is considered the “father of moder... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 26, 2007

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Comments: George,
We didn't go up to the West Gully. We hiked down to the chain anchors on the first buttress, rapped 200', then followed the gullies straight towards the lower half of the east couloir. I didn't see many choices on the way down. I don't think we were off-route. I just think it is riskier than the climb.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Gregger Man When: Jun 25, 2007

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Comments: Loved the route, but hated the descent. This was my second time up Hallett, and I haven't grown any fonder of that series of 'class 4' gullies. It's all loose, and it requires some class 5 downclimbing. On the climb, the fall risk on the 5.7 runouts isn't so bothersome because of the stellar rock quality. The gully was nerve-racking by comparison.

At the final gully there is a tree with slings on a ledge off to the left with a boulder embedded high in the trunk. A 60m double-rope rap will get y... more >>


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