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Member Since: Jun 2, 2006
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Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Cheap Wine Wall : MD 20/20 (5.9 R)
By: mattm When: Jan 18, 2014

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Comments: Agree with the comments on TJ Swan. 20/20 is not more difficult than TJ. 5.8. You can get gear in below the headwall but it's pretty straightforward to reach up and clip the bolt above the bulge. A bit spicy moving to the next bolt so a heads up belay to keep you off the slab below would be nice. Didn't feel R to me - more PG13


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : The Shield : Stranger Than Friction (5.10b PG13)
By: mattm When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Rather than head up and right after the 6th bolt, I continue up and left. There's an obvious arching flake that takes you up and right towards the mid-anchor. You can get good pro in along here.(#2 C4 and .5 C4) Just feels like the natural line to me.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Devil's Slide : Knuckle Duster (5.9)
By: mattm When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: A Great route well worth a visit. The slab climbing up high is reminiscent of Tuolumne and makes you wish it went on for another 100'!

From the Anchors it's 40m down to the ledge directly below. Scramble down off the ledge (climbers left) to get back to the base area below MOTB.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : Cheap Wine Wall : Ripple (5.9+)
By: mattm When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: Good Route - Fun, delicate moves. Just the right amount of pro (gear/bolts) to make this feel "real" but not run out. A good intro into harder face/slab climbs without being a horror show. Get on it!

Not sure this deserves the "5.9+" rating. 9+ is kind of a "special" grade reserved for old school climbs that are more than likely a sandbag. It's 5.9

There a TWO sets of anchors available at the top. A set to the left with QLs on it and a set of Fixe Ring Anchors up higher and right (above ... more >>


Location: TX : Medicine Wall : Metro Wall : Honeycomb (5.10c)
By: mattm When: Feb 8, 2013

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Comments: Man - I'd really like to know what's wrong or awkward with those clips. Look a-ok to me.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Echo Canyon : Triple Cracks Sanctuary : Becky's Crack (5.9 PG13)
By: mattm When: May 22, 2012

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Comments: There's NO WAY this is PG-13. PG MAYBE, if you don't have a #5 but it's not PG13 by a long shot.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: mattm When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Anyone know if pre-orders have shipped yet? Come on USPS!


Location: TX : Reimer's Ranch : Dr. Seuss / Prototype Wall : Eight Flake (5.8)
By: mattm When: Feb 7, 2012

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Comments: Flake Faces Left...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si... : Chili Dog (5.10a)
By: mattm When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: Pretty sure this climbs nearly the same line as Hot Fudge if not the EXACT same line as Hot Fudge. All three guidebooks show Hot Fudge more on the right side of the wall.


Location: TX : Medicine Wall
By: mattm When: May 20, 2011

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Comments: There's a small but growing group of climbers in SA. Find us on Facebook - San Antonio Rock Climbers


Location: CO : New Poudre Canyon Routes Gu...
By: mattm When: Feb 12, 2010

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Comments: Looks Great. 2nd the idea of making an Hard Copy Version. I'd buy one even though I don't live in the state. I like to support quality quidebook authors when I can.

If a print version isn't in the future - has anyone looked into something like using an online publishing site? Obviously Copyright holders need to ok this.

Hence the reason I want to throw money their way first.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Dream Symphony (5.11b)
By: mattm When: Nov 22, 2008

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Comments: I did this when there were old bolts. Latest report I've heard is that these have all be replaced with new stainless gear. Still runout though!