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Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Vasodilator (5.13a)
By: slim When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: One of the key things for an epoxy/glue job is that the surfaces need to be clean. I think it would be pretty tough to get inside the crack and get it well cleaned(?).


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Little Mecca (5.12a/b)
By: slim When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Superb route. Fun boulder problem at the start can be done a bunch of ways, just have to figure out the best way for the individual. The climbing above that is kind of tough - tricky feet. Top section is pretty intense. This would be a proud onsight, as you can't really see what's coming at you during some of the harder climbing.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Sinestra (5.11) : Photo
By: slim When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: that's a really good photo - really shows how the little arete tries to shove you in the chest on the way over!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Logan : Cliffs of Insanity : Psycho Tectonics (5.12a) : Photo
By: slim When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: you forgot the croakies. sunglasses gotta dangle from something!


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome
By: slim When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: It sounds like you missed the right turn just before you get to the lake.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Legend on the Fall (5.12a/b)
By: slim When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: The "just believe" beta is pretty accurate for the lower crux. My partner gave me super key beta here - I wasn't thinking in that direction, and I would have never figured it out. Even then, it is a hard move for sure. If you are short, it will be a long reach. If you are tall, the foot positions are kind of awkward. It would be nice to set this as a problem in your garage so you could do it a few times and get it smoothed out.

I think the top runout borders on inappropriate for a rap bolt... more >>


Location: General Climbing : can u spot the safety issue... : Post : Photo
By: slim When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: assuming the chick weighed approximately 10,000 lbs i guess.....


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Petrified Hornet Wall : Kiefer Ari (5.11-)
By: slim When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: yeah, if i remember correctly you have to fight through some willow like bush thing to get over there. seemed like a perfect place to run into a rattlesnake....


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sacred Cow Wall : Steve Carruthers Memorial (5.11)
By: slim When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: this is definitely one of the 5 star mega routes of the desert, and a fitting tribute to a desert legend.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : No Turning Back (5.12c)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Hey J, I want to do that one pretty bad but might not get around to it this season. Hope you did some extra cleaning for me!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Dressed to Drill (5.12b)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: I generally hesitate to award such a short route with 4 stars, but the climbing on this thing is exceptional. There are a couple minor blemishes, the main one being a spooky flake/ledge on the lower section; however, the superb climbing and perfect bolt locations make this a great route. This would be a really good intro to 12b at Devil's Head. Neat belay ledge, nice view, really cool rock. Add this one to your list!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Cornered Rats (5.11b)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Stellar route. The flakes at the start are way spooky, so we climbed a bit to the left. Probably similar difficulty, but you have a trade-off of solid rock for worse fall potential. Rich Magill's comment about the upper corner having sort of an impending doom feel to it is well noted. The rock and the climbing are kind of like a strange mix of a desert corner, Eldo corner, and Devil's Head features. Really cool, I highly recommend it.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : The Imposed (5.11c)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Really fun route and quite a bit harder than it looks. My crack climbing definitely felt rusty on this one.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crimpfest Wall : Poser Free Zone (5.12a)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: This is a great route and really caters to more of a bouldering style of climber. 3 hard sections with 100% rest before the hard climbing. It took me a long time to figure out the 3rd crux, just above the midway anchor. It seems impossible until you do it, and then you still kind of don't know how you did it. You will want a really close belay here - there is a ledge with a flake below you, and the climbing is very insecure. Above this the climbing is fairly easy, but you feel like you are ... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Table Top Area : Unknown at TT Area (5.11c)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Although completely contrived, staying completely out of the left crack makes for a good hard tips/thin fingers crack. I thought the climbing was really good, sort of remniscent of Bonecrusher but slightly easier. Difficult feet and fairly steep.


Location: CO : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Handle This Hard On! (5.12a)
By: slim When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Pretty good route for NTM. Probably 12a or so if you don't sneak out left. Upper section is 5.fun. Whole routes seemed pretty well bolted. Not much chalk on it, surprised it doesn't see more action.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Head Wall : Head for Backstage Pass (5.11a)
By: slim When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: This definitely felt like the hardest route on the wall. The opening section is harder than it looks. It sort of draws you into weird body positions. The slab is ... harder than it looks also, particularly getting started on it. Makes a good warmup for the area.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Outta The Chute (5.11a)
By: slim When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: Tough start that is a strange blend of strenuous and technical. Good warmup for the area.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Blonde Ambition (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: Really good route. The break in the middle lets you regroup before the upper section. The stretch just before the bulge kind of caught me off guard, harder than it looks. One slightly painful move at the bulge, but the last bit has super cool holds. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Black Widow Slab : Dracula (5.12b)
By: slim When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: Nice!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Country Club Crack (5.11c) : Photo
By: slim When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: That dude looks pretty tense!


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Begin Again (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Cool, Zilla, I'll get in touch with you.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Metamorphosis (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: This is a really fun route and would make a good first route to do when you go up to the ledge for the first time. The rock is excellent and the protection is good also. I thought the opening 3 bolts or so was the crux, requiring careful footwork and accurate hand tossing. Upper part is really fun on nice grippy rock. The anchor is a bit to the right, which I thought would cause some problems cleaning, but it turned out ok.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Red Wall : Begin Again (5.12a)
By: slim When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Climbing is fairly cool on this route, but the location of the bolt at the crux (to the right, around the really sharp serrated arete) runs both pieces of the rope perpendicular over a dangerous edge. A fall here would have a serious probability of chopping the rope, and the climbing is difficult. I was really fucking gripped here.

Just curious to see if the DH folks would mind if I moved this bolt up and to the left (just over the roof and slightly left of the arete). This would allow easy ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Crimpfest Wall : Dave's Dilemma (5.11a)
By: slim When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Excellent climbing on this one. The 2 lower runout sections wouldn't be bad if the rock was 100% solid (which it isn't). I broke a foothold way above a bolt, at the mantle, and was fortunate not to pitch. The climbing isn't hard through this section, but if 11a is at your limit, you will probably want to be careful.


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