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By Stewart M. Green
Jun 9, 2013
|I climbed a half-dozen routes on this small cliff back in the late 1970s and 1980s with John Myers. We called it Tinaja Dome for all the natural water tanks on the cliff. All routes were trad. Brian Shelton and I did a 45-foot, 3-bolt 5.8 route on the left side up a rib to anchors in 2007.|
By Ben Schmitt
Jun 10, 2013
|Stewart, maybe the photo is confusing, but what you are calling Tinaja Dome is actually further downriver. When you sent me the info for Wildflower Wall, the "Ribs" route was in there and I found that. It is across from my route that I bolted up the Nose feature opposite Tinaja, in a smaller side canyon downstream. I actually ran into Bob D. the day I bolted these, and he said he soloed them back in the '80s but thought it was great I was bolting them up as sport routes. This crag is directly across from Arch Rock, just to clarify.|
By Blake Roberts
From: Denver, CO
May 4, 2014
First time to Eleven Mile this weekend: beautiful area and great camping in the Pike NF. Unfortunately things did not go as planned.
Day 1) Got totally lost (100% my fault, the directions are spot on).
Day 2) Made it to the Water Sculpt Wall and...all of the hangers are missing. It's a damn shame too because the routes, as advertised, look like they would be fantastic beginner leads. Mega bummer.
By Ben Schmitt
Jul 2, 2014
I'm sorry to hear about the bolt hangers, guys, especially with all the positive feedback these routes have been getting.
I'm not sure if it was a pathetic cry out for some sort of ethical reasoning (which is a mute point because I soloed these too before I bolted them) or just someone who felt entitled to the hardware because it's "just too difficult" for them to get a job and contribute in any way to a sport they partake in.
Either way, I'll bring some more hangers back a reequip it, these routes are too good to leave like this!