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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Steve Bond When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments: Granted, I would be nervous on solo, but as the photog I would be super-puckered near the soloist -- Great photo. Great action.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Steve Bond When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: This is the best photo on MP.com hands down, Especially love the unphased belayer taking the belay job with focus despite the scene.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Summit Lake Couloirs : Top Gun Couloir (M1 Steep Snow)
By: Steve Bond When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: Great ski line. Thanks for posting. Every year is a bit different...I've dropped in from the top on small cornice years and hiked up to just short of the cornice in big cornice years. Soloed up in ski boots with an axe but recall that not feeling too good (i.e. puckered). Considering the gear sounds good and straightforward, I'd say bring the rope. A good day for me is 9 am departure from lower parking, hike the viewer's right ridge. Drop in and ski half a nice looking couloir and break skier's ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Vampire Rock : The Vampire (5.9)
By: Steve Bond When: Aug 14, 2011

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Comments: Best way to do this route is the 5.10 bolted start (5.7 was not memorable) then climb up the slot, left over the roof and then after clipping a bolt descend down 10 feet to the anchors of (??route name?). Everything after that was dirty.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: Steve Bond When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb. Don't let the number of pitches intimidate you. Here are the seven pitches w/ a 70 meter rope:

Pitch 1: Combine pitches 1, 2, 3.
Pitch 2: Combine pitches 4, 5.
(The walk right to "Pitch 7" (no climbing required))
Pitch 3: Combine pitches 7, 8.
(Hike up left through the woods (little climbing required))
Pitch 4: Combine pitches 10, 11.
(Hike across boulder field)
Pitch 5: Combine pitches 13, 14. Your belay is 30 feet up the vertical wall, not the one at the end of the lower angled ter... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Critic's Choice : BBC from Cleveland (5.10+)
By: Steve Bond When: Apr 12, 2010

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Comments: Hard 10, but .10 nonetheless. Fun and worthwhile climb with nearly all crack sizes in one pitch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram... : The Slimy Spoon (5.8)
By: Steve Bond When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Too much loose junk to be good, despite a good looking last pitch. Not worthwhile unless you've climbed hundreds of other Eldo routes and are looking for something new.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Nuns : The Flying Nun (5.10a)
By: Steve Bond When: Nov 9, 2009

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Comments: Did this route 10/8/09/ "North Face Right" in the book I believe. Sharp calcite. Harder climbing starts at about 30' with mediocre gear and a potential for a fall to a ledge/corner. Sustained. Felt harder than .10a, but still .10-range. Not an easy .10 for certain. Aside from a medium and large (2, 3 Camalot) to start, we were all small gear - yellow/orange/red Metolius, 0.5 and 0.75 Camalot, and a few draws for the merge w/ Holier Than Thou. Despite this long description, I would not recommend ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress : Tequila Sunrise (5.10d)
By: Steve Bond When: Oct 25, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this years back, then just again a few weeks ago. Surprised to see the growing foot pods at the start...just a natural progression of feet wearing sandstone it seems. Still a very fun start requiring some fun jams.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Tonka Tower : Tonka Tower (5.11)
By: Steve Bond When: Oct 12, 2009

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Comments: Rapping off the North Side (toward Turret Arch/Windows) on a single 60m rope left us about 10-15 feet short. Still possible...just need to down climb (not a gimme down climb) and rig a way to retrieve the rope i.e. prusik on end of rope). Probably easier to bring two ropes. Fun climb. Short approach. Worth the trip.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Chimney (5.8) : Photo
By: Steve Bond When: Oct 12, 2009

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Comments: Nice detail photo. Dig it.


Location: Steve Bond : profile pic : Photo
By: Steve Bond When: Jul 7, 2008

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Comments: Photo.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : Needle's Eye : Unnamed Fenton Route (5.10-)
By: Steve Bond When: Jul 2, 2008

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Comments: One of the scarier climbs I've done. Well protected crux low, a flake/crack to take as much as you want to stuff in it (still relatively low), and then a long run out to pins in a horizontal crack. Yikes. Test the cobblestones before you yard on 'em.