Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.


Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
Last Visit: 3 days ago
Contact Tony B


Point Rank: # 5
Total Points: 22,786
Last Year: 405
Last 30 Days: 135
396 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Tony B been climbing?










Contributions


All 14551 | Routes 1241 | Areas 121 | Photos 1381 | Page Improvments 1 | Comments 1653 | Posts 4513 | Stars 3557 | Ratings 2084
Page 4 of 67.  <<First   <Prev   2  3  4  5  6   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Saddle Rock : North Ridge / Saddle Rock
By: Tony B When: Apr 4, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Not very nice when it has been wet lately....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldo Wind Tower Trail Maint...
By: Tony B When: Apr 2, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Bump - RSVP is actually to me (use the link to my name here) and is important so we can plan for food. Work will probably end a little after 1PM, and the BCC will serve a complimentary lunch for the volunteers. Thanks for your help!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : ... : Photo
By: Tony B When: Mar 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: That buttress would be the Bastille.


Location: Tony B : So Now What? : Photo
By: Tony B When: Mar 11, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Healthy, happy baby girl... and lucky for us, an easy-going kid.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : The G.Y. Dihedral (5.8)
By: Tony B When: Mar 4, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: This thing is such a prominent feature, yet it gets almost no traffic. I cleaned the lichen off of it years ago... and to a small degree, again today. Perhaps since it is not for the squeamish if you are only leading 5.8. You could take a big fall from the crux if your small/marginal gear there failed.
There are good holds on the arete to the left of the bush, so go left there and back.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Apostle
By: Tony B When: Feb 3, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: While I may agree with the the OP, above, that there are Flatirons with better climbing in the area, or perhaps just more variety, I disagree with the apparent idea that this one is less worthy of a visit. A recent trip there netted 5 distinct lines we climbed, and, remarkably, the two best of these were not documented. Furthermore, the 3rd best was listed as a variation to the main route.
Perhaps the less-than-great review given above was due to the best climbing not being well covered by the... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : Friday's Folly Direct (5.7 R)
By: Tony B When: Jan 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Climbing this directly up the arete to the edge and staying on that arete is harder, has less gear and is a little heads-up for gear but offers some variety. You end up above the 2nd bolted belay a way and have to build an anchor of small cams and small/med nuts.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : West Door (5.8)
By: Tony B When: Jan 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: 5.8 if you are 5'10". I can see where taller could be easier, as you could skip the smaller sidepull.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Jaws : East Face Left (5.3 X)
By: Tony B When: Jan 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: This is one of the more lichenous climbs around, and that is a detractor.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Jaws : North Ridge (5.0)
By: Tony B When: Jan 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: A nice route that is far longer than one would suspect. There are cruxes much harder than 5.0 if you don't climb way down and left at the breaks in the ridge. I did some 5.6 or harder going between the various rocks, but some of this could have been avoided by climbing down and back up a ways.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatironette : Southeast Ridge (4th)
By: Tony B When: Jan 27, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: A lot dirty for a few body lengths, a little dirty for several more, the solid, clean rock the rest of the way.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Harmon Flatironette : South Arete (5.3)
By: Tony B When: Jan 13, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: The system kicked me out in the middle of 'creating' this route. Here are the details:

Details:
Follow the blunt South arete to the top of the cliff, staying within an arms reach of it. This route feels more "5th class" in some sections than others, and the subgrade I have given reflects the overall feel of it. There may be a slightly harder move here or there. The rock is cleaner, less broken, and is more exposed than the standard 'East Face South Side' 4th class slab.

Directions:
This ro... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Enchanted Devil (5.3 R)
By: Tony B When: Dec 4, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: As Per Leo's comment: to address that concern, just be sure to be and stay right (North) of the massive chockstones that jut out of the gully between the sections in question, producing large roofs. If you are to the right of those, you are in the right place.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Fern Canyon : ... : Nebel Via (5.0)
By: Tony B When: Dec 3, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: A so-so scramble/hike, but a heck of a beautiful summit!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The North Ridge (of Dinosau... : Blank Sheets (5.7)
By: Tony B When: Dec 3, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: The Namesake
:


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : The North Ridge (of Dinosau... : Idly I De-Ice (5.9)
By: Tony B When: Dec 3, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: The Nameske



Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : 667 (5.5 R)
By: Tony B When: Nov 26, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: FWIW, When Marc A. and I recently did 666 proper (tandem solo after Enchanted Devil on Thanksgiving), we couldn't figure out where the supposed 5.6 moves were either. I 'downgraded' that to 5.4, but it could have just as easily been 5.3. It was easier, in both of our eyes, than Enchanted Devil (5.4), but I didn't want to take a 6 all the way down to 3 considering I might not be terribly sensitive to grades in that range.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : 667 (5.5 R)
By: Tony B When: Nov 22, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Looks like you were just out to the climber's right of the 'normal' route for 666. In the top photos, I can see the huge chockstones that should be there, but you were less on the arete. As the climbing on each of the various sub-features of each ridge is generally the same as on the long south end of the features, these are considered variations. For an IE, refer to the Haas book for Enchanted Devil where it has a variation at the same grade for climbing the center of the face instead of the... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : 666 (5.6 PG13)
By: Tony B When: Nov 22, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Not sure where the 5.6 on this would be. It was no harder than Enchanted Devil (5.4).


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Spearhead : Iron Messiah (5.10)
By: Tony B When: Nov 19, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: In retrospect given all of these comments, it sounds like I forced my way too straight directly up on that last pitch, aiming for the short back corner above, and thus through terra incognita. No good. Glad to hear that there are several other/better options.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Continental Crag : Continental Breakfast (5.9)
By: Tony B When: Nov 6, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: Glad someone is out getting on these things- especially you Jay- great to see you made it back into the game!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Dreadnaught : East Face/Dreadnaught (5.2)
By: Tony B When: Oct 24, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: A really nice Flatiron scramble that is solid and pretty easy until the top.... The 'direct' to the top is probably 5.7 through the bulge, or so it felt in approach shoes.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Saved by the Bell (5.11a)
By: Tony B When: Oct 24, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: After a few years of additional traffic, the bird doo and lichen is pretty much gone and the route is cleaner.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Beethoven's Fifth (5.12d PG13)
By: Tony B When: Sep 30, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: If I projected routes, I'd probably give this one a go. But I'm lazy and I don't climb that hard, so I'll settle for getting rejected on it on TR (hmmmph). Well protected crux but pretty hard, & it comes when you are already pumped.


Location: Tony B : Non-action images from arou... : Photo
By: Tony B When: Aug 22, 2012

view comment >>
Comments: That's not a tower... so no.


Page 4 of 67.  <<First   <Prev   2  3  4  5  6   Next>   Last>>