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Nate Weitzel


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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Matriarch (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Oct 6, 2002

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Comments: Matriarch is fantastic. I like both of the direct lines (matriarch and maestro) much better than presto as there is less wandering about. THe sloper crux on this one is sweet, but definitely tough. One of the best on the wall.




Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice
By: Nate Weitzel When: Sep 5, 2002

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Comments: I agree, the chains on the project seem to be an eyesore as I have never seen anyone on the route. I just wanted to make sure my reasons for the chains on Great Escape were clear.




Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice
By: Nate Weitzel When: Sep 3, 2002

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Comments: My thought is that with all the fixed rope, chalked holds etc, a couple of fixed chains is not that big of a deal. ( I am referring to the chains on the Great Escape) I generally do not consider most of the roadside crags in Clear Creek destination spots for people who are not climbers( ie birdwatchers), wall of justice in particular since it is rather hidden from view. I agree, the chains should have been painted, and I didn't paint the one that I fixed (sorry), but I was tired of shredding m... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Crystal Tower : Quartz Sports (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Jun 30, 2002

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Comments: A fine climb with great rock. The first crux move is so irritating, again it has spit me off and laughed at me. Absolutely nothing there for feet, miserable. However, if you can get past this, the upper crux is fantastic, fun moves and good position make it a must do.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : D7 (5.11)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Jun 18, 2002

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Comments: What a great line! The climbing on this route is superb. I loved the moderate begining pitches, followed by a stout finish. There are an amazing number of pins on the route, most of which appeared intact and relatively safe. As such, you can easily par down the leaders rack, especially for the first two or three pitches. Interesting though that as soon as the climbing gets hard, the pins disappear.....oh well can't have everything I guess.


Location: CO : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Trojan Bunny Buttress : Temptation Arete (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: May 28, 2002

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Comments: Having read the above two comments, I must reply, although I have never even laid eyes on the route. I can certainly understand why Mr. AC did not leave a name to his comment as it is both brainless and cowardly. Yes, it certainly matters who put the bolts in and who got the FA, as well as the FFA. Many of the major routes around the country have listed both the FA party and FFA. I personally think the the person who takes the time to equip a route deserves at least as much respect as the in... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : The Great Escape (5.12c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: May 4, 2002

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Comments: There are now two fixed chains on this route, on the last two bolts. I discovered the one fixed chain, and decided to fix a second one to alleviate a problem with getting off of this route. By clipping the anchors at the top of the climb, it causes some terrible rope friction if you want to clean your draws, and is tough on the rope. Now, if you are so inclined, you can pull the roof, go up and touch the anchors, then jump. You will take one of the greatest swings around, and have two fixed c... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Finger Prince (5.13a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: May 4, 2002

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Comments: Checked this one out with Quinn yesterday, thought it was a stout climb with great moves. Tough sequence that takes quite a bit of technique. Definitely the hardest route at Wall of Justice, probably more powerful than Anarchitect, but shorter. The grade seems on par with other comparable climbs (Twitch, Anarchitect, Evil, etc) all within a letter grade or so. Sweet route that should see more traffic than it does,if you haven't tried it yet, give it a go!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Captain Crunch (5.13a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Apr 23, 2002

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Comments: Agreed, those sloper holds above the lip require good temperatures!




Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : Captain Crunch (5.13a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Apr 22, 2002

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Comments: I am curious, does the line start directly below the gray bolt, or is it "allowed" to traverse in from the left following the aid bolt section? Both seemed tough, but obviously not the crux so I wondered if it matters to anyone?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Kloof Alcove : Kloof (5.10+)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Apr 22, 2002

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Comments: Regarding the direct start: traversing in from the left is the easiest way to gain the ledge, but the direct crack is not that tough (hard 10+). One move of insecurity, but the pro is not so good. I agree with Tony on the rest, difficult onsight as route finding is tough, as well as some difficult gear. But overall, a great route.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Wendego (5.12a R)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Apr 18, 2002

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Comments: Steve:

I do agree with, and respect your premise that a bolt would change the nature of the route by making the climber 100% sure of the pro, and I can appreciate the idea of the trad climb demanding much more mental control than a similarly bolted sport route. For instance, I did X-M the other day on the Bastille, and was shaking in my boots trying to figure out the crux moves with my gear consisting of a very small questionable RP and a distant alien 15 feet below, but when I pulled it off I... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Wendego (5.12a R)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Apr 17, 2002

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Comments: While I understand the idea and concept of keeping the the route in its original condition with regard to the fixed pins, I will once again state that fixed gear is fixed gear regardless of the form it takes. It does not matter whether it is a bolt or a pin. Both pieces are relied upon by the climber for pro, with the caveat that the pin is less stable. When you add to this that the pins are 20+ years old, I consider this laughable that people actually object to replacing the gear with bolts.... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Psycho (5.12+)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Mar 27, 2002

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Comments: The roof pitch of Psycho is an excellent boulder problem, way up in the air. Worked through the moves today, and pretty much agree with the above beta, just some little differences with the feet. Definitely right hand intensive. It sure feels nice to hit that final jug at the lip after all of the body tension moves to get there!!! This is really a fantastic line and it is interesting that more people don't do it, although with how loose the flakes up there are, more traffic will result in a m... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Your Mother (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Mar 27, 2002

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Comments: Spectacular route on beautiful stone. Good moves that are actually quite moderate lead you to a painfully tough throw at the end. Fun route with great fall when you miss the crux move!!!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Red Slab : Vapor Trail (5.9)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Feb 28, 2002

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Comments: If bolts are placed to closely for your taste, you can always skip them.......


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Maestro (5.12d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Feb 25, 2002

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Comments: Here is a slopefest if I have ever tried one. I thought this route was sweet. Fun moves up to the alcove (presto start) then an improbable sequence on slopers that do not want to let you hang on to them. The left hand undercling before the "hand jam" throw makes you laugh when you realize that one can actually use this hold. I thought the route had more resting opportunities than Anarchitect, but the difficulty of the crux may be equal or harder than the technical crux on Anarchitect. Great... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Stumbling Block : Battle's End (5.12c/d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Feb 12, 2002

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Comments: I will second Quinn's comments on this one. Great route, super rock, with a challenging and continuous flair. No move is so hard as to stop you in your tracks, but linking the entire sequence will take some concentration and stamina. Comparable to Anarchitect, slightly easier but with more thin moves. While the approach is not all that enjoyable, the setting is nice being on top of the mountain, away from the road. Great addition to CC. One of the top 10 routes of its grade in the canyon.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : River Wall : The River Wild (5.13a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Jan 10, 2002

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Comments: I believe that when I working this one day I was using the left handed finger lock that Rich used. Can't say that it was much fun, but that is how I tried it.




Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Roof Routes : Le Toit (5.10d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 20, 2001

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Comments: Did Le Tiot today. Perfect day in Eldo and this ranks as one of my favorite climbs in the canyon. The climbing was challenging, but not seriously dangerous. We linked the first two pitches as Steve recommended, and then did the Rosy link up. This is a great way to climb this route. In response to the above comment, the crux is wherever you feel it is the hardest. Personally, I thought it was sustained from the time I clipped the pin, through the bolt and then up the face crimpers.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : Back in Black (5.11c/d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 11, 2001

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Comments: I have only heard people calling this 11c/d. My own rating would be 11+, and I generally consider myself a sandbagger. I think 11a is quite a stretch for this one, compared to its neighbors to the right. The upper crux is thin, continuous and definitely harder than 11a. I understand the desire not to inflate routes (and egos), but it is possible to do the opposite and inflate your ego by calling this route a paltry 11a. My sermon back to you for the day.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bowling Alley : Main Crag : Meteor Rhoadblock (5.12a/b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 5, 2001

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Comments: Don't worry Peter, we all know that you are, in fact, a tough guy, and that tough guys do not use kneebars!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Hot Flyer (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 5, 2001

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Comments: I appreciate the value of a true hard trad climb, and hate to see these all retro bolted. I agree that marginal fixed gear (such as questionable pins and copperheads) makes for a daring lead for the FA, but is really silly and irresponsible for future climbers as this type of lead does not use soley clean gear. As such, adding bolts does not seem unreasonable. IF the FA had placed all gear on lead, without pins, then I would think differently. I know people are against seeing bolts added to o... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Hot Flyer (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 4, 2001

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Comments: I don't know how this route was worked originally, but I would say that it probably would not be climbed often if still a trad route. My understanding was the FA gave permission for the retro bolting. This must have been one hell of a lead on gear.......


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Hot Flyer (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Dec 4, 2001

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Comments: I agree with Peter on this one. Great route, tough throughout, solid for the grade. Also having never seen Peter Beal write so many sentences about a route, it must be a good one! (Just Kidding Peter)


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