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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of P3.

Start of P3.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Unknown 1 (5.11)

Nov 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Robert on P2.

Robert on P2.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Unknown 1 (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: 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 : ... : Unknown 1 (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 >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Boodalicious Baby (5.10+)
By: Fritz N. When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: Enjoyable route with fun movement and good gear. Plenty of great moments throughout, but the fourth pitch especially is sustained and beautiful.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Kissing Couple area : Kissing Couple : Long Dong Wall (aka Bell To... (5.11a)
By: Fritz N. When: Nov 17, 2013

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Comments: The route is on the south, narrow side of the tower in a large alcove that separates Kissing Couple from the other, shorter towers closer to the road. The boulder problem to access the alcove involves a chockstone in a bombay chimney slot and features a cairn/stepstool at the base.

One 70m works for the rap.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Escape Artist (5.9+)
By: Fritz N. When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: We had no need for a BD #4 or a second #3. Triples of #0.4 and #0.5 were nice for the crux pitch.

The "other" exit gully (right of the standard) featured some chimney bouldering, bush-aiding and a clever hole to squeeze through, plus a couple moves of low-5th to get back to the rim proper.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : The Dragon's Tooth (5.8+)
By: Fritz N. When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Enjoyable route. After rapping the Tooth, we took Casual to the rim. Especially fun climbing on the blocky arete just above and right of the walkoff gully chockstone/cave.

Rap anchor is in good condition as of 9/2/13.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mighty Mouse Wall : ... : Mouse of the Future (5.10)
By: Fritz N. When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: Very enjoyable route with several wild stemming moves and a thin, balancy finish.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Lighthouse Tower : Lonely Vigil (5.10)
By: Fritz N. When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: I also hopped into the squeeze chimney on the right side of P2 after clipping the old anchors in the stembox. Great size, felt much more secure than dinking with little gear on the left side. A bomber BD #.4 protected pulling out of the chimney. I'm 5'10", and the stemming at the end was kind of wild. Spandex tights are a plus for making every inch count, and for making your belayer lose the will to live.


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