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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Zeus : Sisyphus (5.11 R) : Photo
By: Hanson Smith When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I agree with Jesus, take this down.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Dawn Wall Free (5.14c)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jul 22, 2015

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Comments: Jim Beyer, as far as I have heard there was no chipping or drilling cracks. Fixing the wall and spending months up there every year for years was what was required to push big wall free standards to the next level. Now the route stands proud, with minimal trace left by Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Jorgeson. Can the same be said for your routes? Is drilling a trench for a head in the Fishers good style? Is purposeful ambiguity about the tactics used in a first ascent good style?

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Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington
By: Hanson Smith When: Dec 13, 2014

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Comments: alpinist.com/tcl/email/jr/038....

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: Hanson Smith When: Aug 31, 2014

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Comments: This morning I did the Second via Freeway from Chautauqua to Chautauqua in 31:24. For those interested, my splits were 14:40 to the base and 20:20 to the end of Freeway. Unfortunately, I had to be that jerk that constantly yells "On your left!" Stefan and Dave thanks for posting your time, it was awesome to have that as a motivator.

Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Ripple Wall : Jumping the Gun (5.9+)
By: Hanson Smith When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: The last bolt before the anchors is moving in the sheath. I could wiggle it with my fingers. It may be able to take more abuse, or it may blow with the next leader fall. Seeing as how there is another chopped expansion bolt next to this bolt, I think replacing the wiggly bolt with a glue in is the smart move.

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Whimsical Dreams (5.11-)
By: Hanson Smith When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: I added quicklinks to the two bolts after the second pitch. These bolts had previously had tat and then bail biners on them. I feel that the addition doesn't change the character of the route, it just allows you to rappel the route from the top of the tail. If anyone feels that these quicklinks need to go, post it here and I will remove the quicklinks.

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Drumstick Direct (5.10+)
By: Hanson Smith When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: I left a gray Petzl helmet below this route yesterday. If you find it, email me at hanson.smith1@yahoo.com. I will gladly provide some nice beer to whoever returns it.

Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks
By: Hanson Smith When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: I left a gray Petzl helmet below Drumstick Direct yesterday. If you find it, email me at hanson.smith1@yahoo.com. I will gladly provide some nice beer to whoever returns it.

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : The Scenic Cruise (5.10d)
By: Hanson Smith When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: I left a red number 1 C4 Camalot in a chossy roof a little right of the line on the topo's 4th pitch. It is between the 5.8 hands and the 5.9+ bulge. It isn't stuck or anything, I just forgot it. It belongs to my girlfriend, so I really need it back. If you find it, call 479-264-9392, and we can arrange something. There will be a reward in addition to the good karma. Also, this route is the best 5.10 I've done in Colorado, get on it!

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Colorado Springs & vicinity : Pike's Peak : North Face of Pike's Peak : Blind Assumption (WI5 M5)
By: Hanson Smith When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: We climbed this yesterday, Saturday, April 27th, and I dropped a glove from the belay after the second pitch. It is a Black Diamond dry tooling glove. If found, you can email me at hanson.smith1@yahoo.com. Also, conditions are dry but really fun. The third pitch has just enough ice.

Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : North Gateway Rock : West Face : Grapefruit Dance (5.12b)
By: Hanson Smith When: May 10, 2012

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Comments: So we got on this route today and accidentally pulled off part of the jug for the second clip. We left the hold at the base if anyone feels the need to epoxy it back on. We both did the route afterward and it didn't feel any more difficult. The clip is pretty easy from the next hold anyway. Sorry.

Contributed Stars

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The Scenic Cruise 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

CO : Gunnison : ... : North Chasm View Wall

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