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Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: West. Summer afternoons are hot.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif...
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: Um, why is Leadville lumped in with Eagle/Vail? Leadville is about as close to Eagle as Boulder is to Estes Park, but they don't get the same listing.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Casually Off-Route (5.9) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: I see Waldo! Took a minute.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Atlantis (5.11 PG13) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: The pin is really low, level with the belay or a bit below. It is a rusty knifeblade in a horizontal, that moves a half inch or so if you don't manage to yank it all the way out. We went above it but below the roof. This pitch will take a bit of time to figure out, but it's okay.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : West Buttress (pitch 1&2) (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: Glad to see the topo doesn't completely remove the adventure up here:)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Peter Pan (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: You'd be fine, Alexey. But you do have to, um, choose life if you're gonna lead it. I think being solid would feel more confidence-inspiring than dragging up a pile of #4 BigBros. After the long squeezer you get a couple cams in; I recall a #2 camalot. Not much, but enough to exhale finally. The ledge is splendid.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock : Top Rope Slab (5.6)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 4, 2012

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Comments: According to Kip Davis, it looks like they stripped some other routes to get hangers for it. Nice.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: Buy the book! I'm tired of getting lost out there.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Flatus (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: The words missing between the lines in this description are "old" and "school"! Good old-fashioned rock climbing, rarely crowded, and a pretty good way to get your Valley on.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: Thanks, Jason. I have not climbed on the Poe, just the CynPinn and the Sunshine Wall. It is a godawful slog.

Anyhow I'm glad to know that's it for the rave promotion. The whole "my buddies and I party so hard out here with the turkeys and hormones and drugs" thing in a certain other new guidebook kind of rubbed me the wrong way.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: From the sample page:
"...if you really want to climb Poe in style, haul some food and a stereo to the party ledge..."

Is this really what guidebook authors should be encouraging these days? I'm all for having a good time, but there's a lot of us out there these days and we'd do well to consider our impact on other people and the crag environment. Being subjected to other folks' ragin' good times isn't why I hike an hour uphill.

How much more of this kind of thing can we expect from this boo... more >>


Location: TN : Deep Creek : The Mole (5.12c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 17, 2012

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Comments: "continue up making long moves to descent holds. "

The biggest holds you'll ever fall off of?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Eye in the Sky (5.10d R)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 7, 2012

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Comments: Bolts replaced in summer 2010 by Roger Brown et al.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: VW owner finally tires of "Living The Dream".


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Utopia : Tjurunga (5.6 PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Evidence like a penny?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Hair and Roses (5.10-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: This climb reminded me of why we usually seek out the varnish: because sandy rock, iffy gear and iffy jams aren't that much fun.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Unknown 5.10+ (5.10+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Super fun, and you should do it!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : The Duo (5.10)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Left start is 5.10.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Some Girls (5.12b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 27, 2012

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Comments: "This climb can become am obsession"

As your description shows... ;-)


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 17, 2012

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Comments: That's it in the picture. We started on the left side. I remember thinking I could hit the ground there but no such worries on the hard move up high.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: Looks like I put it in here under 'Myth of the Spastics'. Admin!


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Capital Assets (aka Mantis ... (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: Dean Halfacre and I were the 'Never On Sunday' team, I think in 1990-something... the old guidebook will have to come out of deep storage to figure this out more exactly. Anybody heard from Dean lately? Anyhow I like the name Mantis best of all, it's a good one for stalking up a long series of mantles. And Capital Assets?...let's leave the money out of this.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : West Buttress (pitch 1&2) (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: Well worth the walk, but you have to commit to this when you leave the road or else you'll just end up climbing the Sacherer Cracker again.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 26, 2011

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Comments: Brandon Mack and I climbed this in about 2001 or 2001, and I've done it a couple times since. I remember a kind of sporty move down low, before you get any gear, and then an easy romp to the top where one had to clamber through the dead pine. Jerry always brought great psyche and I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I hope I'm still sixty-one and having fun the way he did- a generous spirit and an inspiration to a lot of folks.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Peter Pan (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 24, 2011

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Comments: This is a classic excursion: giant features on a giant cliff, and once you leave the ground it feels like you're halfway up El Cap. Watch for pterodactyls and maybe bring a couple beers up to the Peter Pan ledge at the top.

As long as you're in the neighborhood, don't miss the first two pitches of the West Buttress- maybe the coolest .10a in the Valley.


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