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Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Green Acres
By: Cory When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Holy moly! That is freaky!!! I'm glad nobody was climbing there when it went down!!!


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate : Open Book (5.8)
By: Cory When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Jesse and Ben, The 5.10x comment makes me feel better. I finished on the west side of the summit block and couldn't believe the route got a 5.8 rating, but figured it must have just seemed harder due to the exposure and massive rope drag from linking pitches 1 & 2.

For those that want to try the west side, it's more like 5.10R, not X, as the rope running through the tunnel would catch you as long as you clear the ledge when falling, but you would be taking a huge ride! Fortunately the botto... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Spring Dome : Gerrytromp (5.8)
By: Cory When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Good catch on my typo. Should have said 0.75. I've edited it as such.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Photo
By: Cory When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Ha! The secret to the footwork was to let Yaman go first and sus out the beta! The crux is passing the first bolt, and the rest is easy. I watched Yaman fall all over it until he figured the footwork out. Then when it was my turn I just copied him and got it first try. Sweet!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Photo
By: Cory When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Actually Ben is correct, I was tapering when this photo was taken, but not for climbing. I was in training for a qualifying competition for the beer Olympics! In the early phases of training I had been getting in A LOT of volume (of beer).

My last few weeks of hard training I transitioned from high volume to high intensity power phase. I cut back on the volume, but tried to drink all my beers as fast as possible through a beer bong.

After that I entered the "taper" period that you guy... more >>


Location: ID : Table Rock : Propeller Area : Propeller (5.11d) : Photo
By: Cory When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: Proud lead Reggie!


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : The Zig Zag Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Cory When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: Nice Light!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Tumbling Rainbow Formation : Fisticuffs (5.10b) : Photo
By: Cory When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: This climb is so much harder than it looks from below!!!


Location: ID : Table Rock : The Little Quarry : Photo
By: Cory When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: Yes


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Face Canyon : In Your Face (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: Cory When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: I'm going for a jug (you can kind of see it in the shadow). The things that made it hard for me were that by this point on the route I was pumped, the sloper that I'm on wasn't that good, and the feet here suck (my right foot must have popped 3 or 4 times before I finally got the move my first time on the route, and my left foot is basically pasted on nothing).

It's a cool route. Before you get to this part there is a fairly long (by Black Cliffs standards) and sustained technical dihedral,... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Sacherer Cracker (5.10a) : Photo
By: Cory When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Nice shot! I got spanked at the top of this climb (right about where he's at in the photo)! I need to get back on it and try again . . .


Location: General Climbing : Best Dog Photo ? : Post : Photo
By: Cory When: Jan 1, 2013

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Comments: I didn't know Jack Russels did that . . . :P


Location: General Climbing : Backcountry skiers with dog... : Post : Photo
By: Cory When: Dec 30, 2012

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Comments: Happy Pups!


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Astro Elephant (5.10-) : Photo
By: Cory When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Good beta. Figuring out the correct start to this pitch seemed like the trickiest bit of route finding on the climb.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Cory When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Fun climbing, and for "the worst rock on the Perch", the rock is still pretty darn excellent. The first two pitches are sort of ho-hum, but the rest of the route is all 4 star. Next time I'll try the alternate start.

We were able to link pitches 3 & 4, and 6 & 7 using a 70m rope. We could have linked 1 & 2 also, but the rope drag would have been heinous. If linking 3 and 4, be careful to either not protect, or protect and backclean under the roof, unless you like rope drag. I clipped the... more >>


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Cory When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: The road to Finger of Fate was a little rough, but not that bad. My Subaru didn't have any problems. Idaho, A Climber's Guide by Tom Lopez has some beta in it.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate : Open Book (5.8)
By: Cory When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: I should add that the description above is pretty good. One thing to note is that the lengths of the last two pitches are much shorter than noted. We easily linked them with one 60m rope and had plenty of rope to spare. This made for a SUPER pitch that started with a splitter hand crack that still has me smiling the next day, then a "no pro" 5.5 slab with lots of exposure, the cool tunnel-through, and finally the exposed and scary "you better not fall here" summit block boulder problem that w... more >>


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate : Open Book (5.8) : Photo
By: Cory When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: Nice! That's one spicy boulder problem, for both leader and follower!


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate : Open Book (5.8)
By: Cory When: Jun 24, 2012

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Comments: Stellar rock, splitter cracks, and a spicy boulder problem right at the end, it doesn't get much better than this!


Location: ID : Table Rock : Bob's Nose : Bob Down Under (V1)
By: Cory When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: I haven't successfully re-climbed it so I'm not sure. Maybe V2? I tried it a couple times and the moves under the roof felt much harder . . .


Location: ID : Garden creek gap
By: Cory When: Mar 6, 2012

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Comments: This place is awesome! No approach, and fun climbing! I'll be back for sure!


Location: ID : Table Rock : Bob's Nose : Bob Down Under (V1)
By: Cory When: Dec 11, 2011

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Comments: Was there today and the jug that used to be under the roof is now laying on the ground next to the problem . . . . :( It's now much harder . . .


Location: ID : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs : Bologna Pony (5.11a)
By: Cory When: Nov 23, 2011

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Comments: While no individual moves are harder than 5.10 on this, it is sustained, pumpy, and fun the whole way. Make sure to save some gas for the spectacular finish!


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Caltech Alpine Club present...
By: Cory When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Wow, bummed I don't live in LA anymore or I'd be there. Looks awesome! Ever consider doing a show in Boise? :)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.12a/b)
By: Cory When: Oct 10, 2011

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Comments: 10/8/11: The spring is gushing after the recent snowfall. The upper portion of the slabs approach was getting bombed with melon sized chunks of ice from the top of Half Dome once the tempurature warmed up. Snow on the shoulder was knee deep in places.


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