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Member Since: Mar 25, 2008
Last Visit: 6 days ago
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Point Rank: # 208
Total Points: 2,521
Last Year: 105
Last 30 Days: 100
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Cory is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Weekends, or after work weekdays.
Personal: Lives in Boise, ID, 33 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: none specified
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Follows 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Boulders:   V2 5+  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C5
Ice:  Leads WI4  Follows WI6
Mixed:  Leads M4  Follows M6
More information:

Photo Albums by Cory    
Out There
Bob the Seal V1 5
  Oct 22
Nova V0 4
  Oct 22
Pop Tart V0+ 4+
  Oct 22
Mountaineer's Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Oct 12 - W/ Mark. Car to car with no boat in 16 or 17 hours. Sketchy descent with slick snow covered slabs.
The Gobbler 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chrysler Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Gambler 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fishhook ArÍte 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Third Pillar, Regular Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Psycho Therapy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AI4 M6
North Face of Mount Borah AI3 Mod. Snow
Sweaty Peach V2+ 5+
Heel Hook V1 5
Copperhead 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Alternate approach to the north face cirque:  This is a description of an approach shown to me by Kevin Hansen.  It is shorter and more direct than the Rock Creek approach, BUT it involves some horrendous hiking up steep scree and some extremely exposed class 4 climbing.  You will save time with this approach, but don't say you weren't warned when you are cursing at the scree or wetting your pants due to the exposure!  For the north face, this approach has the added benefit that you can just hike the COR trail all the way back to your car at the end of the day.   <br /> <br />Park at the MAIN BORAH TRAILHEAD for the Chicken Out Ridge Trail. <br />0 <br />Hike up the trail to the saddle with the comfortable tree.  Leave the trail here headed north as if you were going back to the Rock Creek parking area, but head due north (further right than if you were going to the other parking).  Eventually you will come to a steep slope leading down into a drainage.  Go down the slope, and up the other side.  This part sucks as the slope on the other side is composed of steep loose scree.   <br /> <br />Eventually you will gain the "escalator ridge" on the other side of the drainage (so called because after the scree hill the going is so easy it feels like you're taking an escalator).  There are several nice bivy spots on this ridge.  Head up ridge for quite awhile Until you come to another scree field, which leads you to the crest of the northwest ridge of Borah.   <br /> <br />Follow the northwest ridge up to an area where the scree is much darker than the surrounding scree.  At the far right edge of this you can drop down the other (north) side of the ridge using a series of ramps which are linked together by loose class 4 scrambling.  These ramps generally traverse towards the North Face of Borah. <br /> <br />Congratulations!  You are now high in the north face cirque!  Psycho Therapy is just up to your right, and a simple traverse of the large snow field will put you at the base of the north face route.    Kevin on the descent down the Borah's northwest ridge.    Kevin Hansen, grappling with the "snow chockstone" which is mostly hidden from view.  Psycho Therapy - Photo by Bob Boyles  Descent back to rock creek 
Lower Exum Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bob Down Under V1 5
Lower Slot and Upper Slot 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lights Out 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Zipper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thanks for the Mammaries 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Get a Life 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Max V 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pop 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bologna Pony 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b