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Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Astro Dog (5.11+) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: We watched them lower a rescuer to what was obviously not gonna be where you guys were, then winch him back up and set up to do it all over again. Eventually we went to bed. Glad everything turned out OK.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Butt Wall : The Nose (5.6) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: Stay left onto that dome with the thin seams, and it's a bit more interesting. There's a pin to let you know the old dads managed to get up it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Widow's Tears Area
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: Eyeball the Tower on the way up, park at the new long pullout, and walk back downhill :( until you are back at the talus field that leads to your destination. Should be 45-50 min. if you get it right.

For added value, continue to Stanford Point via Wind Chill [the obscure Elliott Robinson/Bruce Morris thing] and jog down the trail straight to your car. Don't leave gear at the base if you do this.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks Bouldering Are... : Basis Points (V5)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: Sounds like a Robby Cribbs' name.


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 : 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.


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