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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Onomatopoeia (5.12a)
By: slim When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Burly start, somewhat remniscent of Little Mecca, but it takes a bit longer to get to any sort of hold you can really shake out on. The upper section is really good also with some nice crisp pockets.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : The Smoking Pickle (5.12a)
By: slim When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Excellent route, slightly easier than Spontaneous Combustion (both the lower crux climbing as well as the slab climbing above). I can't believe this route wasn't put up until 2004. Totally blows my mind that such an awesome line hid in plain view for nearly 20 years.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Liquid Sky (5.11+) : Photo
By: slim When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: i'm just offering the goodies! you're gonna have to talk GabeO into another trip up there, but i bet that should be easy to do.... :)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sinbad Wall : Sinbad Was a Dog (5.11)
By: slim When: Nov 5, 2013

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Comments: cool, thanks guys. i'll get on it next time i am in that neck of the woods.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Liquid Sky (5.11+) : Photo
By: slim When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: i think a plan to re-sender should be in order. my office and bag of goodies are only a short mall shuttle away :)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sinbad Wall : Sinbad Was a Dog (5.11)
By: slim When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: hey dave, how is that blocky section and that one flake/block that is almost midway up? i have been wanting to check this one out, thanks for posting it!


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.


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