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Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Bouldering Area : The Black Box : ... : Photo
By: TonyV When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: Too funny, Bob Milton and I did these boulder problems back in the 1980's! The original start was from the left, traversing on to the face problems linking the right hand starts. Nothing like Big Bend. We first met Erik Bjornstad there in 1984!


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Barney Rumble Tower : Raven's Delight (5.9+) : Photo
By: TonyV When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: I'm so glad to see Erika climbing, smiling on Barney Rumble Tower. I'm sorry to hear of here passing. The added adventure of crossing the river ( i like the paddles!) made for good humor and festive mood. No doubt reflected in Erika's character. Tony Valdes, first ascentist.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Little Valley : Dry Fork of Bull Canyon : Song of the Canyon Wren (5.11-) : Photo
By: TonyV When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the memories Jake. Having done the first ascent with Jeff Widen, I'm glad to see there is interest in doing the route. A great location and a great climb away from the crowds, which is why we sought out climbs in this area. Happy climbing! After all these years I'm still out cragging with my Daughter!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Sand Flats : The Rhino's Horn : Photo
By: TonyV When: Jan 13, 2013

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Comments: Hey guys, thank you for the post. I had forgotten just how the Horn looked like having done the first ascent with Erik B. back in the 1980's. Glad to see it's being climbed all these years. Same goes for other first ascents like the King's Hand, Barney Rumble Tower, Song of the Canyon Wren (my favorite). Stay healthy, keep climbing!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Ice : Main Canyon Road Ice : Yellow Rapture (WI3)
By: TonyV When: Dec 14, 2012

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Comments: One of the first routes established in the canyon. Thank you Virgil Ash for showing me and Paul the area. I revisited the canyon around 1996 and climbed additional ice routes belayed by my new wife Julie, but never gave mention to them. That year produced fat conditions. Great to see so much effort and attention to establishing new lines, especially by Jason.

Tony Valdes


Location: UT : Moab Area : Sand Flats : The Rhino's Horn : Regular Route (5.9+ R)
By: TonyV When: Dec 14, 2012

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Comments: When Eric and I put up the route we didn't add any bolts. The descent from what I remember was from webbing around a block. Good to see their are rap bolts. I'm not too happy about the adding of bolts for the sake of safety unless agreed to by the first ascentists. But that is my humble opinion. I'm glad to see the route is seeing some traffic. Enjoy desert rock and be safe!

Tony


Location: UT : Moab Area : Little Valley : Dry Fork of Bull Canyon : Song of the Canyon Wren (5.11-)
By: TonyV When: Dec 13, 2012

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Comments: You are correct in how we put up the first ascent. Actually Jeff Widen freed the traverse contrary to the A0 described in Desert Rock. Great to see the climb is getting some traffic. This was the first climb in the area. The second pitch of thin hands is definitely the crux.

Peace climbing in the Desert.

Tony


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street North : King's Hand : Photo
By: TonyV When: Nov 19, 2011

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Comments: When I created the Kings Hand route with Paul and Bob, we wanted to add some variety to Wall Street. I was fun to do, scary slab climbing on the first ascent. It was the last first ascent I did in Canyonland Country. I'm gad to see that people are still climbing the route after all these years. Someone should go try Song of the Canyon Wren. Its in the first addition of Desert Rock.

Tony Valdes