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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Conditions in Mar. 2007.

Conditions in Mar. 2007.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Piney Lake Pillar (WI3-4)

Jun 7, 2007

Piney Lake Pillar, Mar 2007.

Piney Lake Pillar, Mar 2007.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Piney Lake Pillar (WI3-4)

Jun 7, 2007

Marble Falls, Jan 2007.

Marble Falls, Jan 2007.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Marble Falls (WI4)

Jun 7, 2007

Cornet Falls.

Cornet Falls.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Cornet Falls (WI4-5)

Jun 7, 2007

Hitchhiking in Arches

Hitchhiking in Arches

Tom Willard : Personal Photos

Jan 31, 2006

Contributed Comments


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : The Dangler (WI5 M7-)
By: Tom Willard When: Mar 16, 2012

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Comments: I had an old #4.5 (new #5) Camalot and it was too small for the crack. An old #5 Camalot would be perfect. You can also get a small nut or a #1 blue TCU in the small crack to the left.
Great fun but pretty bad rope drag!

Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Fractured Fairytales (5.7)
By: Tom Willard When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Climbed FF in July 2011. Easy but fun. Climbed in three pitches with some simul-climbing. Added a few missing hangers. Two studs on upper pitches were damaged and couldn't fix. Would be a great route for a beginner's first multi-pitch or for a tentative spouse. Not typical for South Platte; very well-protected but a nice climb for beginners. Hoping others will respect the vision and not take or chop bolts. Seems there is still plenty of development left for hard runout routes a... more >>

Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome
By: Tom Willard When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone know the current status of the bolt condition of Fractured Farytales or Sticks 'n' Stones? Thanks

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va...
By: Tom Willard When: Jan 16, 2010

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Comments: Climbed Treasure Falls yesterday and it's in great shape. Top exit is fully in on the right, but won't last long if the temps stay warm. Enjoy it while it's in!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Parriot Mesa : Longbow Chimney (5.8 A1)
By: Tom Willard When: May 2, 2009

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Comments: There is somewhat of a trail to the viewers left of the spire which avoids both cliff bands. Look for the large boulder just off the road to find the trails start.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : Log-Jammin' (WI3-4 M4-5 R)
By: Tom Willard When: Feb 19, 2009

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Comments: Short but exciting. Enough ice to take 3 stubbies. Must like climbing frozen mud!

Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Central Wall : Uriah's Heap (5.7+)
By: Tom Willard When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: I climbed this route a couple of weeks ago and thought it was a nice change from bouldering everyday. The rock on the third pitch is questionable, but the first two pitches are clean. The bottom crack pitch was good fun and well protected, but the second pitch seemed a little bold for a 5.7? Getting to the second pitch bolt required threading small nuts into some cracks in the huecos; it seemed more like mental protection... exciting. I would recommend this climb.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : North Vail Ice : North Vail, non-Booth Creek : Piney Lake Pillar (WI3-4)
By: Tom Willard When: Jun 7, 2007

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Comments: Trail to and from the road is not often used and might require snowshoes if someone else hasn't recently postholed before you.

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : East Vail Falls area
By: Tom Willard When: Jan 5, 2005

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Comments: Climbed Pitkin Falls on Jan 3rd. We climbed the left side with the lower section in fat and upper sectional marginal with visible running water at the top. Sketchy climbing over the summit cap to get to the two bolt anchor at the top right. 60m rope was fine for rap and TR. Right side of falls is thin and chandeliered with running water visible underneath.

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re: Certain areas are unavailable for downloadiPhone & Android App FeedbackTom WillardFeb 26, 2014
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re: Climbing Partner Vail ValleyColoradoTom WillardOct 4, 2013
re: Vail / RMNP Ice/Mixed All SeasonColorado PartnersTom WillardDec 19, 2012
re: The 2012-13 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread ColoradoTom WillardNov 18, 2012
re: Vail partnersColoradoTom WillardNov 14, 2012
REEL Rock Film Tour - 2012 - DenverCommunity ForumTom WillardAug 23, 2012
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