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Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Shovel Point : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: That is the top of Straight No Chaser (5.10b).


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : Conn Diagonal (5.7)
By: Bill Rusk When: May 29, 2012

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Comments: I only had time to do one route in the area and I'm so glad we chose this one. Best 5.7 I've ever done. I did the right variation ( looking up into the chimney made be doubt my 6'4" 220 body could squeeze into it), pulled through the 5.8 crack onto the face, almost got blown off by the wind. I continued to the horizontal crack (bomb .75), from that point I moved back into the chimney (now much wider) and finished. Rope drag was pretty awful, but endurable.


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Warm-Up Slab (V0-1) : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: May 11, 2012

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Comments: Excellent spotting!


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head
By: Bill Rusk When: Apr 25, 2012

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Comments: From DNR Website

dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/te...

Attention Climbers: Due to peregrine nesting activity, certain climbs on Palisade Head are closed until further notice. Closures may be adjusted based on peregrine activity. See the list below for current closures. If you encounter peregrines outside of this closed area, please give the falcons a wide berth and report your encounter to park staff. If the peregrines perceive a threat they will often give a defensive... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Danger Blanket (WI3)
By: Bill Rusk When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: There is a possibility that this was climbed before Corey and I. At the time of our ascent I asked around and no one said they had heard of anyone getting on it. But after talking to Rick Kollath it sounds like he may have made the true FA, but he could not remember when exactly he climbed it. Any who, it is fun when it is in, and the next time the lake if frozen enough to approach from the shore. I'll be there.


Location: MN : Grand Marais Area Ice Climb... : Cascade Icefall (WI3)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 20, 2012

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Comments: Very thin this year. If you want to run it out for the first 20 feet its leadable, otherwise its a single TR sort of route this year.


Location: Bill Rusk : Orient Bay Staff Ice Climbi... : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: Hey fatty, I'm talking about the route not you Cora :)


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : Q) Big Blue - ICE (WI4-5)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: Chossy dry tooling is all that exists on this line this year. Chossy is coming up as misspelled, MP come on! Update your spell check :)


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : L) Martini (M6-7)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: If you get on this route this year PLEASE do not torque behind the flake. Hook hook HOOK! The cementing ice layer that is usually there is absent this year.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : K) Extra Dry Vermouth (M9-)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: This route has been free climbed at hard 5.11.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: Bone dry...


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: Big Blue aka the Main Pillar aka Aqua Blue. Three different mixed finishes lead to the top. Also mixed variation "Turning to Stone" goes off right. I miss this route this year, the Quarry is dry.


Location: MN : Wolf Ridge ELC Area (North ... : Mystical Mountain Zone
By: Bill Rusk When: Oct 15, 2011

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Comments: This past September the Duluth Conservation Corps MN crew constructed a series of stone stairways on the approach to Mystical. This was one of the first improvements ever to be done on this trail. Before hand it was a steep boulder strewn gully. Please be respectful and good stewards of this area, stay on the trail and respect Wolf Ridge's rules. Climbing in this area is a privilege. Thank you.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Danger Blanket (WI3) : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: Jun 17, 2011

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Comments: Dave Costello took this photo. The route is on the south side of the Palisade Head pennisula, not too far from the main shore line. He was able get access to beach across from the route and took some stellar shots. I believe he was completely zoomed in.


Location: MN : Ely's Peak (Duluth) : Corner Geometry (5.6)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 5, 2011

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Comments: It should be noted, the photo here is of the Flake and the Bulge, Corner Geometry is further left, about 200 ft.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : L) Martini (M6-7)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 4, 2010

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Comments: Martini currently has a 30 ft WI5 column on it! Super fun, get on it!


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth)
By: Bill Rusk When: Dec 24, 2009

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Comments: The pillar is in, but steep. There is thin very fun ice just to right of the pillar. The Chimney is thin and the bulge at the top is a bit of a challenge. The lower part of the Ramp is in but not all the way to the top. Merry X-Mas, Bill


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
By: Bill Rusk When: Aug 30, 2009

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Comments: Hello,
I'm planning a trip here this winter. I was wondering when the climbs start forming up? Is late Dec. too early?
Thanks,
BR


Location: MN : Ely's Peak (Duluth) : Corner Geometry (5.6) : Photo
By: Bill Rusk When: Aug 6, 2009

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Comments: True... That is the flake, I'm trying to talk to the guy who posted it and get it changed. Corner Geo is to the left of the this route.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Shovel Point : The Great Yawn (5.6)
By: Bill Rusk When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: Very fun lead. At least bring doubles of #1, #2, and #3. You might want a #4 (I ran it out a little). The offwidth is interesting. And it is many thanks to the MN DNR and State Parks that we have those huge bolts, custom made by their engineers. More may be coming!


Location: International : North America : Canada : Ontario : Orient Bay (Ice)
By: Bill Rusk When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: This area is amazing for any level of climber. In addition to the climbs in Orient Bay, many of which are not listed, there are numerous ice and mixed lines in area. If you've done other climbs in this area please post them.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : I) The Chimney (WI5 M5)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 21, 2008

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Comments: Pretty fun route. The final bulge is a little bit of a heart thumper. The ice is in fat this year, better than last year, get out there and enjoy it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Only Outlaws Have Guns (5.9+)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 21, 2008

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Comments: Fun crux, after that pretty elementary slab climbing.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Mike's Books (5.6)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 17, 2008

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Comments: I didn't really enjoy this route. I thought it was a little stiff for 5.6. You could definantly use a #4 for the second pitch. There are much better climbs of that rating in the area.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Ontario : Orient Bay (Ice) : Tempest (WI2+)
By: Bill Rusk When: Feb 2, 2008

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Comments: At one point when I was belaying there were 5 climbers on this formation (2 soloing) and there was room for more.


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