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the shallowest index/middle combo pocket.  the contours of this pocket really distribute the shear stress across your skin, which is a big help in preventing your skin getting it's a$$ kicked.

the shallowest index/middle combo pocket. the contours of this pocket really distribute the shear stress across your skin, which is a big help in preventing your skin getting it's a$$ kicked.

Training Forum : Initial impressions of Tran... : Post

Nov 11, 2013

the middle-depth index/middle finger combo pocket.

the middle-depth index/middle finger combo pocket.

Training Forum : Initial impressions of Tran... : Post

Nov 11, 2013

the deepest index/middle combo.

the deepest index/middle combo.

Training Forum : Initial impressions of Tran... : Post

Nov 11, 2013

sample workout sheet

sample workout sheet

Training Forum : Initial impressions of Tran...

Nov 11, 2013

my naming convention for the various grips on the RPTC hangboard.

my naming convention for the various grips on the RPTC hangboard.

Training Forum : Initial impressions of Tran...

Nov 11, 2013

hmmm, this purported method of gaining strength in the fingers seems pretty dubious.....

hmmm, this purported method of gaining strength in the fingers seems pretty dubious.....

Training Forum : Hypertrophy phase? : Post

Jul 6, 2012

can't seem to identify a trend here...

can't seem to identify a trend here...

Training Forum : Hypertrophy phase? : Post

Jul 6, 2012

sample workout chart

sample workout chart

Training Forum : Another HYP/hangboard quest... : Post

Jan 25, 2012

tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

slim : randamonium

Jul 15, 2011

Somewhere near Vedauwoo.

Somewhere near Vedauwoo.

WY : Vedauwoo

Mar 2, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Fiddler on the Roof (5.10+) : Photo
By: slim When: 2 days ago

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Comments: i don't think following this pitch is going to be much less scary than leading it....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: slim When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Are you sure this is Outer Space? Looks more like XM(?).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : Sheer Terror (5.12c X)
By: slim When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: You should put together a risk assessment/hazard analysis chart for this route. That would be pretty funny - the whole thing would pretty much be red.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : For Whom the Bell Tolls (5.11b)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: This is another route at the patio that starts out with excellent climbing and protection and then kind of fizzles out. If the anchors were placed at the top of the dihedral, this would probably be a 2 or 3 star route. Unfortunately, you are forced to climb/traverse through munge to get to the anchor on the left hand route. You end up spending more time horsing around on this crap than climbing the good section of the dihedral.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : Bottom Feeder (5.11b)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Kind of a weird route. Sort of a mixed route, yet in the upper climbing bolts are literally 6 inches away from good cracks. Yet, the crux section isn't very well-protected against the rampy/ledgy stuff below. If the protection was better thought out and the route adequately cleaned (bushes, lichen, crumbly rock), this would be a 1 or 2 star route. Half star in its current state.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : Underbelly (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Agree with ac - this should have ended just above the start. The climbing above this is absolute garbage: absolutely filthy, mungy rock, crappy climbing. The icing on the cake is having to share the anchor out right, which tries to force you to re-climb it to clean your gear. Just say no.

I thought the start of this was as hard or harder than any of the 12a's at this crag. Not a lot to work with.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : Antebellum (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Another good strenuous route at this crag. You can choose between bigger gear in better rock and more obstruction or smaller gear in less quality rock at the start - and this is a pretty key decision. The book says the crux is at the thin crack roof, but I thought this section was a lot easier than the start. A bit on the dirty side up higher, but not too bad. Well worth doing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : The War on Peace (5.12a/b)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Really fun climbing on this one. The only, yet common, complaint was that the last bolt didn't provide good protection for the finish, particularly for shorter climbers doing it on sight. Overall, substantially easier than Clyde's Big Adventure but still probably in the 12a range.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : Clyde's Big Adventure (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: The climbing and protection on the lower half are perfect. On the upper section, the climbing is still good, but the bolting really blows. Between the 5th and 6th bolt, be prepared for tenuous climbing with a post-crux pump and bad ledge fall potential below your right foot. Falling here could be really, really bad. Another detraction is sharing the anchor out right with War on Peace, which makes for a traffic jam and difficult cleaning.

If these minor issues were spruced up, this would definit... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : The Patio : Carrying Futons (5.11c)
By: slim When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing with good protection. The opening section didn't feel much easier than the 12a's to the right, albeit a bit more brief.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Broken Rock : Fit for Life (5.12)
By: slim When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: I would like to watch a dozen good climbers do this one and see how they do it. I guess 12c is maybe an exageration, I was able to get it first go on TR (although absolutely barely). All total, I am 5/6 on it (fell on #5 last night, much swearing), but man is it hard as hell. I always feel like I am falling off of every move through that first 2 bolts off the ledge.

I am curious about Tony's comments about the small holds - I couldn't figure out how to use anything other than pretty dec... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Broken Rock : Fit for Life (5.12)
By: slim When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: I would have to disagree with the assumption that this route is easier if you are tall. The brutal undercling/laybacking would probably favor a shorter person. I thought this thing felt closer to 12c than 12a. I was really surprised at how hard it is, compared to other 12a's by the same FAs.

Overall, a good route. Would be a 3 star route if the shit was cleaned off of the best holds and some lichen was scrubbed.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Oceanic Wall : Sargasso Sea (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: A blue TCU-sized piece can be used between bolts 2 and 3. The climbing through here is pretty easy, but it was wet when I did it, so it was kind of nice to have. The upper crux took a bit to figure out. I thought the protection here was a little weird. There is a ledge in a bad spot below, and you don't really get rewarded with a good clipping stance when you go for it. The 2nd bolt above the crux seemed poorly thought out also.

Overall, the climbing is really good. If the bolts were dialed i... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mountain Rose : Golden Rose (5.12a)
By: slim When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: Fun, little route with good protection at the crux. Tricky the first time, substantially easier the second time.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Witches' Tower : Teenage Terrorists (5.12a/b)
By: slim When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: The climbing is ok, but unfortunately it is an absolutely filthy pile. If for some reason you are compelled to climb this thing, bring a couple wire brushes, goggles, and a dust mask. I looked like I had been working in a lichen mine after climbing this thing. Also, the bolts could have been a little tighter through the start off of the ledge. Be prepared to 'make contact' with your belayer.

(edited to add) i went back up and scrubbed the lower section pretty thorougly which improved the climbi... more >>


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