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Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Tent Peg : "Pins and Needles" (assumed... (5.11a R)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: My Group Top roped this after doing Tent Peg. Well worth that, but I'm not sure how a lead would be. I think the crack in the middle third is shallow.

Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Fathom (5.10a)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Perfect weekend at Laurel Knob. We had the entire wall to ourselves all day. The approach adds to the big day. Fathom is a nice route. We climbed it this way. P1 it is obvious where to start. Aim for mossy ledge about 50-60 feet up. Slab or stick to corner, gear belay. P2 continue up the slab/corner for almost a full rope length and make a gear belay. P3 another full rope length to mossy ledge, gear belay. P4 slab up black streak, or stick to corner, then exit corner to belay a... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Owl (5.7)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 22, 2015

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Comments: The Owl is worth all the stars, but it's a "Kor" route, so that explains the 5.7 rating, but forget about the rating and climb it. My partner was not offering up any beta, so I found it kept me guessing and engaged. I felt like I just climbed a classic and was thrilled.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Dozier Dome : Errett Out (5.7 PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: Nice intro to Tuolumne knob climbing. The P2 anchors are hard to see until you are right on them. Fun climbing.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Peak : Southeast Buttress (5.6)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: I just climbed this again, taking the center route this time. Perfect day, tee shirt weather. Be ware on the summit to not rap directly down the crack which faces SW. Rope eater ! The anchor on top is now a couple stoppers. I advise you inspect it prior to rapping, one of the stoppers was not engaged when I checked it.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Dome : Main Wall : Hobbit Book (5.7)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: We did the approach by climbing Crystal Meth, nice way to do it. I loved the 3rd pitch, but I thought it had a distinct 5.7 move to link the plates about half way up the pitch. The views from the summit might be the best in Tuolumne.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Crystal Meth (5.8 PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: This climb makes a good link up with Hobbit book. Three pitches of nice face climbing, each with a solid 5.8 crux. Nice bolted belays. The route finding is a little tricky, when looking for the finish on P3 go left through the overhangs. I would certainly give it an PG-R rating.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Dozier Dome : Cheeseburgers and Beer (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: On the far left side of cliff. There are 3 climbs here that go to the big ledge with the large pine trees. Less knobs than the main face more slabby than the rest of the routes. I think the crux is getting to the first bolt.

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : O'Neill Butte
By: Floridaputz When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: I climbed The East Face route, in 1982, see picture. If you actually read what I said I think I may have been the first to "free climb this route" It may have been climbed with aid. I have never heard anyone claim to have done this in the 30 + years since my group did it. I lived at the S Rim at the time. How about you ? you climb it ?

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: A beautiful day to climb mystery of the desert. This climb is a lot of fun with some interesting challenges. On P1 I used the first 3 bolts of "tour buses welcome" and traversed left back to the corner and that is a good way to do this pitch. I did not run the 2nd pitch with this, but this can be easily done. The little overhang on P2 was fun. Now squaring off with the wedge ! This was pretty straight forward up to the second clip. Now it gets tough. When I finally figured it out it was no... more >>

Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Devils Chair Area : Devils Chair (5.9+)
By: Floridaputz When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: I guess since nobody has updated this.. Devils chair has fallen over. I heard rumor of vandalism, but I can't verify that. It may well have been natural erosion. I knew this when I posted the side view picture on the main page from the 70's.

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Lotta Balls (5.8) : Photo (Copy)
By: Floridaputz When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: great shot of the crux

Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: The Fisher Towers is an fantastic place. Well worth a visit on it's own. To go there and get to stand on top of Ancient Art is really cool. Yes, the towers are made of mud. It is a bit unnerving climbing on this type of rock. I used a point or two of aid.

Location: Floridaputz : downshots : Photo
By: Floridaputz When: Nov 22, 2013

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Comments: I had climbed up and clipped the bolt while waiting on the group ahead. Later I headed up with out the rack. Coming to my first spot for a gear placement, I realized I had no gear. Now about 25 feet above the belay ledge I hung off a knob and lowered the rope to retrieve the rack.

Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Tourist Rocks : Sonny and Juanita (5.5)
By: Floridaputz When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: This has probably been the first rock climbing experience for thousands of Minnesotans. Those who travel to Taylors Falls, Mn. can find Sonny & Juanita in the Interstate Park on the Minnesota side of the St Croix river. There is a great rapid there for Kayaking, and canoe rentals and shuttles.

Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Electric Boobs (5.9+ PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Climbed it in 2000, I thought that just getting off the ground for the first 15 ft was perhaps the crux. Pretty well bolted for a stone route.

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : South Face - Left Side : The Chauvinist (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: We were at Tahquitz in late june before the fires and looked at this line and decided to try it. It starts with a thin inside corner then the crack through the bulge. I was leading the first pitch, in the crux and was pulling rope for the clip, I put a bite in my mouth to get more rope and I snaped my front tooth out. I watched as it bounced down the climb, hit the slab and rolled down the mountain. It was a new cap. Later as we were heading back to Lunch rock, we stopped for a minute and on... more >>

Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)
By: Floridaputz When: Jul 29, 2013

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Comments: I just climbed this again after 13 years. Much easier route finding this time. Prefect weather, and a good partner allowed for maxium fun. I recommend staying at the moriane camp if not doing this Car to Car.

Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Overhanging Tower : Northwest Ridge/West Face (Easy 5th Easy Snow)
By: Floridaputz When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: Climbed by solo in 2008. The scramble to the col very loose. Ledges up and right to the west side. I took a narrow chimney to the slab finish. I down climbed a crack just to the left which was definitely a little more tricky. You can sit on top and take in the entire cirque, really awesome. Sitting on that small summit is exposed and exciting.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Area : Daff Dome, South Flank : The Great Circle (5.10a)
By: Floridaputz When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: awesome climb, a nice crack to Glacial Polished slab.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall : Fold Out (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: Cool finish to this route.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Johnny Vegas (5.7)
By: Floridaputz When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: I just climbed this for the 4th time and finally did the 3rd pitch 5.9 varation. I found that you can sew this up with cams, very little risk to make the crux move to clip the bolt. I just love this climb.

Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Purblind Pillar (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: Purblind Pillar is another great Red Rocks gem. This takes a proud line up the higest point on the Angelfood Wall. I liked the mixture of crack, chimney and face climbing. Considering all the white rock it's cleaned up quite nicely and is pretty solid. It takes a little route finding skill and that adds to the adventure. I really liked pitch 2, this has to be the best on the climb. The bolt on pitch 3 actually makes you think that you should go straight up instead of continuing a rightward... more >>

Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Capt Crunch (5.10d) : Photo
By: Floridaputz When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: Sean cranking down

Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Strip : Photo
By: Floridaputz When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: That's a shot I've never seen, awesome

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