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My hands after climbing Luxury Liner aka Supercrack. Photo by Jenna Bostock.


Member Since: Sep 22, 2007
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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : The Dangler (5.10a) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 6, 2013

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Comments: I had all the pro I needed...


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : Climax (WI2+) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Feb 28, 2013

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Comments: It was pretty sketchy over on the left. I led the one on the right and set up a TR for the one on the left. The middle section was slush covered slab. Not ideal. The upper part was pure plastic, though.


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : Ice Capades (WI2+)
By: Brian Aitken When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: I had a 70m rope and couldn't reach the bottom on rappel. I had to setup a belay on a ledge about 10' to the left for my friends on TR.

The ice was pretty thin or non-existent for the easier slab portion on 2/27/2013.

NOTE: I'm pretty sure this is the climb I'm referencing but it was my first time climbing in the Catskills.


Location: UT : Moab Area : 191 South : Looking Glass Rock : Regular Route AKA East Rib (5.5 PG13) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Jan 4, 2013

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Comments: This makes it look waaaay steeper than it really is. Nice shot though.


Location: UT : Moab Area : 191 South : Looking Glass Rock : Regular Route AKA East Rib (5.5 PG13)
By: Brian Aitken When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: Can easily be done in two pitches with a 60 or 70m rope. A 70m rope gets you to the ground for the rappel... no need to double up.


Location: WV : Nelson Rocks
By: Brian Aitken When: Jun 9, 2012

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Comments: I'm not sure what area these routes are in but I'd like to add the following:

1. Cliptoris 5.7
2. Never Say Never 5.8
3 & 4. The two 5.9's just below Cliptoris

They're pretty decent routes.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Kaymoor Slabs : Totally-Clipse (5.8)
By: Brian Aitken When: Jun 9, 2012

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Comments: I'm guessing this is the same route as 'Total E-Clips'


Location: IL : Draper's Bluff
By: Brian Aitken When: Jun 9, 2012

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Comments: I'm trying to find out the names of some climbs here... maybe someone has a history book they can tap into since it looks like the State killed climbing here.

1. 'Unknown Sport #2' 5.6: walk up to base of cliff, walk right, short bolted route in right facing corner.
2. 'Unknown Slabby Sport #1' 5.7: Just before right facing corner mentioned above. Bolted.
3. 'Unknown Easy Dyno' 5.6: walk up to base of cliff, walk left to buggy bolted route with small mantle towards top. Dyno up and ... more >>


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Feb 3, 2009

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Comments: Great picture!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : AMC Wall : The Encore (5.13a) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Jan 25, 2009

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Comments: Great picture - i like his focus, reminds me of a Jedi Knight ha


Location: CO : Alpinist Magazine Sold!
By: Brian Aitken When: Jan 6, 2009

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Comments: I can't believe someone got to it before me....


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Shirt Tail Peak : Ginseng Junkie (5.10a)
By: Brian Aitken When: Apr 6, 2008

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Comments: From a follower's perspective, the grade may be a bit contrived because the moves are over with so quickly... but the leader may feel much differently.

Great variation to Gambit.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks : Mt. Colden
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 20, 2008

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Comments: FYI: If you click on "Aerial Photo" and zoom all the way out you'll realize the aerial photo isn't of Mt. Colden... but somewhere in south Kazakhstan (Placement on map is approximate +44 7' 36.84", +73 57' 37.08")

Enjoy.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Directissima (5.9)
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 20, 2008

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Comments: words can't express how much i love this route... do it in 4 pitches, it's quick, saves rope drag and it's a fun short 5.9 pitch.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : a. The Uberfall : Retribution (5.10b) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 12, 2008

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Comments: best picture of retribution i've seen yet - taken from nosedive?


Location: MI : Munising : Grand Portal Point : Snow Cone (WI4) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 12, 2008

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Comments: did you photoshop sushi in the background?


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Naked Lunch (5.10) : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 7, 2008

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Comments: nice shot


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : Photo
By: Brian Aitken When: Mar 6, 2008

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Comments: Thanks Mike - it was a great day for climbing and photography... climbed the Eaglet... took this shot on the hike down.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Hidden Falls (main) (WI4)
By: Brian Aitken When: Dec 30, 2007

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Comments: 12/29/07 - Conditions were good, a bit wet on the left side of the main Hidden Falls. Approx. 20+ people there Saturday... for one climb. Keep that in mind if you're considering coming here on a weekend.