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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Hall of Justice
By: ozman When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Should we move this section under the Camp Bird Road section?

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: ozman When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: The climb has seen more ascents this season than in the last 30 years put together and is subsequently cleaning up and becoming safer. It's also spreading the increase in climbers out between more routes, causing a higher chance for parties to get on something rather than mostly getting shut down if The Ribbon or BBB is occupied. Bolted anchors like those on The Ribbon help people get off routes fast also allowing multiple parties to climb the routes on the same day. The problem is the ever i... more >>

Location: suprasoup : Las Conchas : Photo
By: ozman When: Apr 5, 2013

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Comments: That clove hitch on the silent partner is upside down. This is a very important detail not to overlook. Also for safety, those lockers should be facing each other rather than both cliped in the same direction.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : Tempered By Fire (WI4)
By: ozman When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: Two full raps with a single 70m rope. First anchor on left on small tree. Second anchor on a juniper shrub on the left about 8m above the pillar.

Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Black Ice Couloir (5.7 AI3-4)
By: ozman When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: condition photos>>>

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Durango : Vallecito Lake Ice : Middle Mountain
By: ozman When: Jul 9, 2012

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Comments: I might try to bolt the cave topping out onto the ice if no one has any objections.

Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir
By: ozman When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: Why isn't the Darkside on here? If the locals don't want it posted okay, but if there is no objection then I'll put it up. Sound off.

Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : Mt. Barrill : Japanese Couloir (Steep Snow)
By: ozman When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: It should say something like after crossing the Berg, ascend the snowfilled couloir on the climber's left side of Barrill (the Japanese couloir). Once at the top of the coulouir, traverse the snow field directly in front of you to the climbers left for 100M. Intermittent rock protection can be found where the snow has receeded from the rock band above. This could be the crux depending on the snow conditions at the top out of the couloir. After the 100M traverse, continue up the second couloi... more >>

Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Kananaskis : ... : Redman Jams (WI4 M6-)
By: ozman When: May 30, 2012

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Comments: This felt a little more balance-y moving from the crack over to the right onto the arete as compared to Redman Soars. I'd put it at an easy M6.

Location: CO : Durango : Vallecito Crags : Penthouse : Pocket Rocket (5.10+)
By: ozman When: May 22, 2012

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Comments: Best route on the wall.

Location: CO : Durango : Vallecito Crags : Penthouse
By: ozman When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: There is one more route between Stabbing the Cat and Shallow Hal. Four bolts. 5.9. This is another fun one. Really fun wall with excellent rock, belay stances and scenery.

Location: CO : Durango : Vallecito Crags
By: ozman When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: Jump off of the Berry ATV trail after about 150 feet onto a footpath on the right. It's a nice trail down the ridgeline. Somebody put nice cairns all the way to the vertical wall. It helps funnel traffic on a trail and keeps people from getting lost. Thanks.

This area is great.

Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Jabba Buttress : Dune (5.11-)
By: ozman When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: This route is harder than the one to its left "Odale". I'd say B on this one and A on Odale.

Location: MT : Hyalite Canyon
By: ozman When: Apr 3, 2012

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Comments: If you only have a few days to climb, make sure you go to the unamed wall. Its by far the best way to get a lot of climbing in. The rest of the climbs are spread out all over the place. On second thought, go to Cody.

Location: MT : Hyalite Canyon : The Unnamed Wall : Mousetrap (M4+)
By: ozman When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: Good job bolting guys. All the clips are from good stances.

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona
By: ozman When: Mar 28, 2012

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Comments: What is the best place in/near Sedona for cragging? We will have party members that are straight off the couch, so the location with the easiest ratings would be best.

Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : The Moratorium (WI4+) : Photo
By: ozman When: Oct 23, 2011

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Comments: Did anybody figure out what is up with the knot? There is even a locker cliped into the far overhand knot. What the heck?

Location: CO : Silverton area : Eureka area : Goldrush Area : Five Card Draw (5.9)
By: ozman When: Sep 18, 2011

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Comments: Good route. Much cleaner than Eureka Pillar. This would have some spicy moves for 5.7; I'd grade those moves at 5.9 as well. I hate slabs though. I'd leave the doubles at home. Easy 30m raps with a single 60m rope. You would still have to make 2 raps with doubles, so saving one single rap is not worth dragging another rope up there. Not as dirty as everyone says. However, with any alpine-like climb, be a good steward and help clean the route. Car to car took us 2 hours. Did t... more >>

Location: CO : Silverton area : Eureka area : Eureka Pillar : Hardrock Miner (5.8)
By: ozman When: Sep 18, 2011

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Comments: Definitely 5 pitches, not 4. Bring a single 70m rope. We climbed this today with a single 60m rope and we ended up downclimbing in 3 different places. Double 60m ropes will not allow you to double rap pitches, so leave the doubles at home or you'll end up making 5 rappels anyway. A single 70m rope is the way to go. Car to car took us 3 hours. My opinion, it's a grade II climb. Great bolt job whomever drilled it. Do NOT stop at the chains on the ledge after the 4th pitch (these are rap a... more >>

Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Chimney Canyon : Muralla Grande : Excitable Boys (5.9+)
By: ozman When: Sep 12, 2011

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Comments: Purposefully pulled some loose blocks down on this over the weekend. If you know a rock is loose and you are confident there is nobody below, do not wait to remove loose material on a route. A couple of the blocks were ticking time bombs and should have been pulled long ago. Good route.

Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : West Side : Unnamed (5.11)
By: ozman When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: Kitty litter.

Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : Hot Wee Wee (5.9)
By: ozman When: Aug 24, 2011

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Comments: Really only one single move of 5.9 climbing in my opinion. Nice long route; it's nice to get off the ground for a change.

Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Crime & Punishment (5.11a)
By: ozman When: Aug 21, 2011

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Comments: Sandbagging aside; this route is 11-. Durangutan is the one that is sandbagged. It's start should go 10d or 11-. Peace!

Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Watch Crystal Crack (5.10d)
By: ozman When: Aug 21, 2011

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Comments: This would go strong 11 in Indian Creek.

Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Solarium
By: ozman When: Aug 21, 2011

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Comments: These routes are sandbagged big time. All the climbs on this wall are super cruiser for 3/4 of the route through the hueco sections but then have acute cruxes one bolt below the chains. I think there are way more bolts to clip than the route descriptions state, probably added later. I think there are four routes on the wall, unless I have the wrong area. The second route from the right is great with huecos down low, a mantle move to get under a slight roof then out right to the arete to fina... more >>

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