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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Duct-tape knee pads

Duct-tape knee pads

Jun 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: OR Alti Mitts, L. Cleaveland Mountaineering Custom...

OR Alti Mitts, L. Cleaveland Mountaineering Custom 8.5 only for eye candy, not for sale.

Apr 27, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Start of P3.

Start of P3.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Banana Hammock (5.11)

Nov 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Robert on P2.

Robert on P2.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Banana Hammock (5.11)

Nov 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Atop Rolling Stones Wall.

Atop Rolling Stones Wall.

CO : Durango : ... : No Expectations (5.9+)

Sep 29, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Randall and Robert topping out.

Randall and Robert topping out.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)

Jun 18, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Dubious terrain pro on P3.

Dubious terrain pro on P3.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)

Jun 18, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Randall on P2.

Randall on P2.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)

Jun 18, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Start of P2. Stay left when passing the roof to ma...

Start of P2. Stay left when passing the roof to maintain the 5.7 grade.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)

Jun 18, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Start of P1.

Start of P1.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Dreamscape (5.7)

Jun 18, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on P5 -- great jams and stemming.

Topping out on P5 -- great jams and stemming.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Boodalicious Baby (5.10+)

May 24, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Mickey in the P3 chimney.

Mickey in the P3 chimney.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Boodalicious Baby (5.10+)

May 24, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Tadpole Wasteland (5.11b)

Tadpole Wasteland (5.11b)

Forums : Community Forum : Frog's Crag

Nov 11, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Jedi Mind Warts (M14)

Jedi Mind Warts (M14)

Forums : Community Forum : Frog's Crag

Nov 11, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Cold-Blooded Corner (5.10-)

Cold-Blooded Corner (5.10-)

Forums : Community Forum : Frog's Crag

Nov 11, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Kermit's Belly (5.9+)

Kermit's Belly (5.9+)

Forums : Community Forum : Frog's Crag

Nov 11, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Good route and well-worth the investment of time. I'd do it again next year.

Hike: intrinsically worthwhile.

Approach: crossing via the downed tree resulted in some mandatory swamp-mucking and willow-whacking in June. We would've been better off hiking the trail to directly across from the boulderfield then fording the creek at knee-deep. This worked well on the descent.

P1: we scrambled to the base of the "chimney" and com... more >>


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Waterfall Wall : El Sueno (5.11b)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: After topping out El Sueno, would it be possible to access the walkoff for Fistful and head over to the sidewalk ledge for some extra pitches? Thanks; it's been a while since I was up there.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : 3AM Handy (5.11b)
By: Fritz N. When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Fun, thought-provoking movement on good stone. A nice addition to the wall. Thanks for bolting this, guys!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Wild Flower (5.10a)
By: Fritz N. When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: P1: Clipping that bolt felt pretty heads-up first thing in the morning. There's gear at your feet on the ledge, but it's in a bad block. My next piece was a #0.4 five feet below the ledge. You could get a couple micros just below the ledge. The moves are 5.9.

P2: Intermittent jamming and liebacking.

P3: This is where I started enjoying the route. The flared start offers the best chicken wings this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. As for the squeeze, I'm 5'10a" and 145lbs, and I fit inside w... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Fritz N. When: Jan 21, 2016

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Comments: Shoot, we were hoping to nab the first descent of the year.


Location: CO : Durango
By: Fritz N. When: Dec 20, 2015

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Comments: Japhy, check out Gorilla Crack, Telephone Booth, Double Barrel and the Bear at East A.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Gateway Vicinity aka The We... : Gateway : ... : Banana Hammock (5.11)
By: Fritz N. When: Nov 16, 2015

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Comments: Stellar first pitch. I placed six #5s, an old #4, and a tight #6 (another #5, old or new, would've been better). The flared corner precludes knee jams and stacks, so be ready for some oldschool armbar thuggery.

No gear needed at the alcove belay. Head further up, further in to a bomber stance.

The VG on P2 is wholly unnecessary unless you enjoy listening to your follower suffer.

Since you rap the route, you could ditch all the big gear in the alcove before the squeeze.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower
By: Fritz N. When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: Here are a few landmarks that would've made our approach to YFT more like the jolly stroll that it's supposed to be.

From the Crest/Luz trail sign at the south end of the gift shop:
. Pass a grey trail marker post on a switchback
. Pass another one next to a wilderness boundary
. Descend a set of stairs with a handrail
. Take a left at the signed La Luz junction
. Ignore the obvious block / tower summit with rap anchors
. After ~0.3 mi, find the overlook with the retaining wall / bench.
. From... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : Rolling Stones Wall : No Expectations (5.9+)
By: Fritz N. When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: A good time - thanks for putting this up, guys.

I had to break P5 into two due to drag, even with minimal gear and maximal slingage. That allowed for a straight shot up the wide hands corner all the way to the tree, no belay shifting required.

On the last pitch, the rope was a liability. We placed no gear, and it felt like low-5th.

R2 was a rope eater: high-friction pull and sharp edges. We had to re-climb, extend the original and then also set up an intermediate station

The other raps were ... more >>


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