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i really enjoyed this drive to the tetons... can't wait to make it back to WY


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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Sterling Pass : unknown- aka "Firecracker" (5.11c) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: hell yeah! I love seeing people get after it on OW. Surprises me why people seem to avoid it - it's so fun once you learn a little bit of technique. Nice job!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Battle of the Bulge (5.11) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: nice shot btw - the "magic hour" at the creek lives up to it's name


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Battle of the Bulge (5.11) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: whenever a pic of this pitch comes up, I shudder - BOB me a knot that ran the entire length of the right side of my back. After 5 incredibly painful and immobile days at camp my wife's knee finally unlocked it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12-) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: i can't imagine wearing a puffy on that pitch


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Zodiac (C3+)
By: dirtbag When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: We brought two brands of peckers (BD and ... moser?). The "moser?" peckers had a curve in the spine which made them superior to the BD peckers - THey fit in corners where the BD's wouldn't and it seemed like they kind of acted like a cam hook sometimes. My 2c.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Zodiac (C3+) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: wow... not sure I would have been able to keep smiling if I took that fall. Anyways, nice job trying to do it clean. I was quite scared with those moves coming off the black dagger/corner feature because of the fall potential. I kept ripping all kinds of placements until I finally got one to pass my bounce test. If I had a tag line on me I definitely would have nailed.



Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mount Moran : South Buttress Right, Mt. M... (5.11) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: pretty lookin' pitch. Looks kinda desperate on thin gear.



Location: Erik W : Stuff : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: is that scotch tape tacky like the petzl tape? I tried a couple different hardware store alternatives and haven't found anything that doesn't collect ice or is slicker than snot. Thanks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Battle of the Bulge (5.11) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: (shutter).. I gave myself the most insane knot in my back after climbing this one. Definitely warm up first


Location: CA : High Sierra : Merriam Peak : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: yeah, I'm pretty sure unless someone was up there before 7/5/08. Great route either way. Lots of potential up there.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak : Triple Couloirs (WI3 M3 Steep Snow R) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Jun 14, 2012

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Comments: multiple variations on TC necessitate different sized racks.. and of these variations, different conditions will require potentially more gear. THis is pretty obvious for seasoned cascade climbers but something I grew an appreciation for only just recently..

a couple weekends ago I solo'd the whole route with a buddy (cakewalk); last Friday it was the most heads up lead of my life getting into the 3rd couloir w/a single twin and LIGHt alpine rack. happy I had my nomics. Conditions c... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Rock Warrior (5.10b R) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: May 18, 2012

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Comments: haha!


Location: UT : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Mar 17, 2012

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Comments: LoI i know the feeling! Make sure u have a battle axe for the imbred zombies while taking shortcuts in Utah!


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : Moose's Tooth : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 16, 2012

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Comments: i haven't done much heavily corniced ridge climbing, but the tracks out on that cornice look scary to me. being new to this kind of hazard, does that look ok to you guy/gal's?


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Old New Place : Rattlesnake Crack (aka Side... (5.11) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 14, 2012

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Comments: that looks super fun! i suddenly miss rock climbing


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Tectonic Wall : Plate Tectonics (5.9+) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Feb 14, 2012

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Comments: This wall is AWESOME. It's been a few years, but I remember multiple awesome days on this wall. Thanks for posting


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Liberty Bell : Liberty Crack (5.11- C2)
By: dirtbag When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: I'm not a badass free climber or anything and we got it done in 4.5 hrs base to summit with a bit of simulclimbing up to 5.8 and short-fixing the pitches low on the route. Fixed anchors made this easy on us.

If you want to enchain with Thin Red Line as we did (which for comparison took us 8-9 hrs), look into possibly rappelling back to the base instead of hiking off the back then to the black asphalt road (HOT!!!!), which took 3.5 hrs from the notch at the base of the becky route to the star... more >>


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : Rock Wars (5.10a) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Sep 6, 2011

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Comments: looks very steep


Location: Community Forum : What is a dirtbag? : Post : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Dec 30, 2010

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Comments: Below the Lower Saddle on 'the moraine'. My first trip into the mountains and super humbling and educational. Good times.


Location: Kevin Sainio : cch alien failure : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Nov 22, 2010

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Comments: eek!


Location: International : Asia : Pakistan : Baltoro Mustagh : Mustagh Tower : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: holy mother of god


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.12a/b)
By: dirtbag When: Sep 16, 2010

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Comments: i read some posts about the 5.9 squeeze chimney being the crux. I climbed the route yesterday and found all the chimneys to be well protected. I forget what pitch it is, but at some point you have the option between 5.9 or "airy" 5.7. I did the 5.7 and found it very enjoyable with good fixed gear.

A purple c3 took a body-weight placement for the "C1+" on the 2nd to last pitch. I found the crux was actually reaching to clip a piece of tat hanging off of one of one of the penji points on tha... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.12a/b)
By: dirtbag When: Sep 16, 2010

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Comments: the spring at the base of the climb is running as of yesterday. great climb and temps right now, although at one point there were 11ppl on the route!.. it all worked out though


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Imaginary Voyage Formation : Imaginary Voyage (5.10d) : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Sep 8, 2010

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Comments: that looks like an awesome pitch!!


Location: Ben H : Climbing : Photo
By: dirtbag When: Apr 25, 2010

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Comments: that look FUN!


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