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Drytooling= Rock Crack and Sharp Objects
Drytooling a M4 route on the lower ice falls of Boulder Canyon. A nice day with good friends and lots of encouragement allowed me to push myself. I had never climbed mixed before, (other than in the gym) and I was really rpoud to get to the top of this line, albeit on top rope. January 13th, 2007.

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Dan DaltonRe: Nice!

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This particular route, or the whole day? Both were totally awesome. We ended up setting up two top-ropes, one for the whole falls, and one with this direct dry tool appraoch. All of that drytooling at home and in the gym paid off, it was brilliant and almost felt more comfortable than being on ice!!
Posted Jan 15, 2007 4:09 am

AsphazellSweet!

Asphazell

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This was my 1st year climbing (trying) mixed! Very hard but extremely rewarding. Makes me want mono points. Great, more gear =)
Posted Mar 24, 2007 1:07 am

Dan DaltonRe: Sweet!

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Mono's are the way to go, they are definately a little more specialized but I love them for mixed.They work equally well on ice and it is nice when you can pivot on a single point and do stuff like drop-knees. I hope to get better and try some hard stuff at Vail eventually. Plus, more gear = :)
Posted Apr 26, 2007 10:16 pm

AsphazellRe: Sweet!

Asphazell

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How do you like those spurs?
Posted Jun 28, 2007 2:27 am

Dan DaltonRe: Sweet!

Dan Dalton

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Love em! Makes doing a figure 4 or 9 a little harder, but I don't do that too much! Works great for stemming, or mantling at the top of climbs. I think they are great for mixed especially.

Dan
Posted Jun 28, 2007 6:01 pm

jvarholakjust noticed this...

jvarholak

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Hey Dan... long time...anyway, is that the toe bail on your left crampon hanging down in the pic?.... if so, yicks... tough spot.
john
Posted Dec 10, 2008 12:57 pm

Dan DaltonRe: just noticed this...

Dan Dalton

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You know, it is! Good eye, I didn't even notice that. Yicks is right, glad I was on TR! Hope all is well and that you are getting out enough!!

Dan
Posted Dec 10, 2008 1:59 pm

jvarholakRe: just noticed this...

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NEVER enough, my friend... NEVER enough
Posted Dec 10, 2008 2:47 pm

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