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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Sentinel Spire : Fast Draw (5.10)
By: rick gardiner When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: One 60m rope will get you down in 2 raps.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Sun Towers : Daffy Duck Pinnacle (5.9+)
By: rick gardiner When: May 30, 2010

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Comments: Easily done in one pitch.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : No Name Canyon
By: rick gardiner When: May 29, 2010

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Comments: If you pass the first (steep!) side trail up to this crag, there is a much mellower trail angling back up to the wall with a hand line to assist up the loose slope.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : De Beque Canyon : Exit 49 : Photo
By: rick gardiner When: May 11, 2010

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Comments: Beware!! When you're finishing the second pitch, the huge boulder that you stand on (that is teetering half off of the ledge it is sitting on) is ready to come off! And if it does, your partner/belayer is screwed!!!!! I was solo. It is so loose that I was moving it around with very little effort! I think it was loose the last time (Jan. 2008) I did this tower, but I forgot about it or I wouldn't have went back. Other than that, it's a good route. The summit pitch is easy, one .7 move with good p... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Dynamite Shacks : Spidey Block : Spidey Grip (V2-3)
By: rick gardiner When: Apr 8, 2010

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Comments: No way this is V2. Maybe V0+, IMO.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : 30 Seconds Over Potash (5.8)
By: rick gardiner When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: Rope soloed this climb on 4/2/10 and found it to be harder than Flakes of Wrath. Even on TR after I led it seemed hard for an .8. Better have your crack skills down for this one! Gear to #3 Camalot


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Fruita Canyon : Squeeze Box (5.9)
By: rick gardiner When: Jan 18, 2010

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Comments: This tower you can rope solo in one pitch, with little pro. I used nothing bigger than a #2 Camalot. No need to protect the chimney, you're not going to fall out of it. It is dirty, so plan on getting sand in your gear. One 60m rope is all you need to get down.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Route 4 (5.9+)
By: rick gardiner When: Dec 29, 2009

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Comments: The crack is mostly too wide (except the start) to jam so I chimneyed the whole thing. Didn't feel like .9+ doing it in that style. Maybe .8. Good pro in right corner, yellow Alien to #3 Camalot and nuts. No need for large pro. Good route!


Location: UT : Saint George : Woodbury Road Crags : The Solstice
By: rick gardiner When: Nov 17, 2009

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Comments: I wouldn't agree with those statements. I did several of the routes ropesolo at The Solstice Wall in february 08 and thought they were fun! I don't remember any loose stuff. And I had the place all to myself.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Flakes of Wrath (5.9+)
By: rick gardiner When: Nov 14, 2009

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Comments: I did this route rope solo, using my truck as the anchor and absolutely loved it. Good jams with an interesting reachy(finger crack)/smeary(for feet) crux that protects well with nuts. No need to bring anything bigger than a #3 camalot. I am not a fan of climbing by a major road with big trucks buzzing by and climbers bringing their families(kids and dogs)to the area. Another thing I witnessed was belayers standing in the road and not moving out of the way of traffic. Is this arrogance or ... more >>