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Sean Ferrell on Fred's Roof


Member Since: Oct 21, 2007
Last Visit: 21 hours ago
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Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Couch Time (5.12c)
By: ferrells When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: pppssssssshhhhhaaaaaaaa


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Unearthed Boulders : The Lion's Den (V4)
By: ferrells When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: A comment about the grade. Fun. Most of the feedback I get from people about my posts is that the grade is harder or easier, which is petty and irritating. Sure, it could be easier. Earth shattering.
How about, "Wow, it's fun to think about climbing this problem while I'm sitting at work", or "Wow, thanks for posting a problem that isn't in the guidebook. I can find it and climb it now."
You may notice that, in the text above, I mentioned the right exit is significantly easier, and in my tick th... more >>


Location: GA : Rocktown
By: ferrells When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Right. No camping in the parking lot. Just look for the designated camping area once on top of the hill. It's huge and not a bad place. Sunny.
Get a pass (phone or online, and it's a decent price), bury your human waste (helpful to have a trowel), pick up your garbage (and that of others), and try to keep the night time screaming to a minimum.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Sherman Roof : The Brown Hole (V8)
By: ferrells When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Height-dependent, duh (I wouldn't normally say "duh", but I feel it's warranted in response to the "MAYBE" above).
What makes this harder than v6, is making a big reach (~6 feet) off of a huge hold to a good hold. After that's it's roughly as hard as Nose Candy to the lip (and really fun!).


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Riverside Boulders : K-Town (V4)
By: ferrells When: Mar 2, 2014

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Comments: ah! history! fantastic!


Location: AL : Horse Pens 40 : Mortal Combat Area/ Mortal ... : Genetic (V11+)
By: ferrells When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: James Litz, FA


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : The Coffee Cup (V9)
By: ferrells When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: OK! We can go with that until we hear otherwise. Impressive, Mr. Shrope, most impressive.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : ... : Photo
By: ferrells When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: excellent caption.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : Busted (V8-9)
By: ferrells When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: Any comments on how this climbs now vs how it climbed before the starting hold breakages? The first move felt harder than the "crux" move above, and kind of thrutchy today. Maybe I'm missing something?


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : Arrested Development (V5)
By: ferrells When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: Some time in the last year, this problem lost a key flake off of the face. There is a beautiful outline of chalk where it used to be, but I don't think it's going to go at v5 anymore. The v3 start is still there.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Machine Gun : Gypsy Funk (V0-1)
By: ferrells When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Jeez, I cant remember if I did, or not. I would have done it if it was obvious, and would not have if it wasn't.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Surf Selection (5.12c/d)
By: ferrells When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: Very good! You get to do the first tsunami crux, rest in the incredible kneebar, and fire out of the kneebar into a pretty big runout on your way to the rp crux of natural. Excellent!


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Iron Maiden (5.11a)
By: ferrells When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: I loved this climb. Not quite as hard as
Generator Crack , however.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : Tahitian Moon (V0)
By: ferrells When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for posting the shot! That is not a picture of the climb that I did. My impression from Kelly's guidebook was that Tahitian Moon was on an independent boulder about 20 feet left of Sunny and Cheap when you are facing that climb. If the picture is, in fact, of Tahitian Moon, I can delete this page or just move up a description that you write. Please let me know by PM (I don't get notified when my pages change, so I periodically have to manually go through them - ugh).


Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Brass Monkey (5.12d)
By: ferrells When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: This route has suffered quite a bit of breakage in the last year. I've gotten on it for goes three times in the past year (summer 2012, late fall 2012, and summer this year), but never really gave it consecutive attempts. When I first got on it, I was told that there was significant breakage since the FA, and in the last two times I've gotten on it, it has been harder than the time before. It used to be this nice little techy roof with good holds, a big swing over, and a bomber toe hook, hand ma... more >>


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Annadonia Area : Dirty Corner (5.9+)
By: ferrells When: Aug 8, 2013

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Comments: this climb deserves a bit more attention as the sandiest, chossiest line at the entire crag. it's absolutely amazing. do it on toprope and bring helmets for both and a face shield for the climber. it's beyond appalling - but you're on toprope, so no big deal, right? kind of like climbing a waterfall of sand.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : Tahitian Moon (V0)
By: ferrells When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: Shoot. Well, I climbed it a couple years ago, and for this one and the others around there, I made some quick notes. "fun, painful, short, ends on cool holds" was my note. I wrote this page more from my note than from memory - I have a vague recollection of the little area that it sits in, the landing, and how raw my skin was at the end of the day on what felt like a sharp traverse. You're probably right. Maybe a picture would serve us well to clarify.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Tsunami (5.12d)
By: ferrells When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: ^ i suspect a higher difficulty as well nic. However, everything feels hard to me, so ill leave it alone. Yeah, without the jug, the high crux requires actual climbing.

Also,
hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-y>>>


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Rock Pigs (5.12c/d)
By: ferrells When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Yeah. It looks much harder now.


Location: MD : Carderock : Sterling's Crack (5.7)
By: ferrells When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Thanks


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Egg : I <3 Jerry Garcia (V8)
By: ferrells When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Nice, Sol! Thanks for the contribution.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : The Egg : Dark Hallow (V6)
By: ferrells When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Isnt this Dark Hollow, not Hallow?


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Lower Eight Mile Buttress : Lazy Boy (5.11c)
By: ferrells When: Feb 8, 2013

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Comments: Believe it or not, I had to go to the local urgent care for a bouldering injury last summer, and I ran into "the strong climber who got hurt on this". He was my doctor, a Dr Deladuca, if Im not mistaken. We got to talking about climbing, and I mentioned that this was one of the only hardish cracks Id done in Leavenworth. He was surprised, and told me the story:
"I was trying to get around the Lazy Boy, and got my leg stuck. I moved up, thinking it would twist out, but it didn't, and I twisted m... more >>


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Large Roof Area : Climb Or Die (5.12c)
By: ferrells When: Jan 15, 2013

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Comments: Can't wait to get back on this route. Thanks, Tyler.
Update: got back on route, and I really enjoyed it. Tyler really did a great job with this one- moved one of the bolts to a better position, replaced the rest, and cleaned god knows how many acres of garbage off of it. Still kind of sandy, but I think this is a good 12c for RW, and one of the only ones seasonable for summer.


Location: OR : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Brogan Spire : South Buttress (5.5 X)
By: ferrells When: Jan 1, 2013

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Comments: Wow. Someone chopped the anchor? Why?


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