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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Brute Squad (5.10) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Looks like a fall into a desert crevasse!


Location: CO : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: The flowers are appreciated because they cover up all the scree! Once you get a little higher, all those peaks are just piles of endless scree. Character building scree!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Triple Direct (5.9 C1-) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jan 17, 2016

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Comments: Thank you for cleaning up! When I climbed the Nose in 1996, that crack was crammed full of garbage which was much nastier than plastic bottles. The crack is quite deep, and you can push garbage down into it. I think that during the subsequent Nose cleanup they spent days cleaning that crack out with a long hooked wire. Please carry all your trash over the top!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jan 15, 2016

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Comments: Planet Fitness has nothing on Planet Eldorado!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Elephant Butte : Standard (West Fins) (5.3) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Dec 16, 2015

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Comments: This is either a person who has gotten flipped upside down by their pack, or more likely a hungry alien hanging motionless, waiting to eat unsuspecting climbers.


Location: NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Ship Rock : Photo
By: George Bell When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: I'm afraid it didn't come out, due to a technical glitch.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome
By: George Bell When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: In 1865, the California Geological Survey was unable to find a way up Half Dome, calling it a mountain "which never has been, and never will be trodden by human feet." Although this is laughable today, Half Dome is remarkable in that there is no easy way to get on top of it, even though the top is gigantic and could easily fit a sports stadium.

When you climb Snake Dike, you get and idea of how big this monolith is. Even after the end of the roped climbing, it is quite a hike to the summit... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : Yodeling Moves (5.0)
By: George Bell When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: Beware of a large, loose block about halfway along the traverse.

The rappel is short, under 50 feet.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead
By: George Bell When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: The Woods Quarry trail junction is unmarked and easily missed. When you are coming down steeply from Sentinel Pass, the junction is where the trail stops going down and begins traversing south. I don't recall the "rectangular block of rock" mentioned by Mic, but only 100-200 feet past this junction is where the faint trail heads up to the Hammerhead.

It you leave the trail at Sentinel Pass and head west up an indistinct ridge, you will encounter the summit of the Hammerhead in maybe 500 feet.... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: Only one one cord is there now (2015). I hope none of the chipmunks are chewing on it!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : East Ridge (4th)
By: George Bell When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: Has anyone done the 5.7 finish to this climb? I looked at it yesterday, but it did not look very protectable. At the far left end of the vertical north face, there is a sort of inset, which you might be able to climb up and onto the top of the east face. Is that the route?

[Update: the Jason Haas guide says the variation isn't well protected.]


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : East Ridge (4th)
By: George Bell When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: A large pine tree has fallen down onto the base of this route, making the start more complicated, but perhaps easier to identify. The tree fell down the gully to the right of the route, and the branches and trunk must be negotiated to reach the start of the route (unless you begin from the very base).

If you hike up to the left under the arch, beware of poison ivy. There is a lot of it in this area.


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Not 3rd, 4th pitch, I think (you may have combined some).


Location: CO : South Platte : Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... : Helen's Dome : Fractured Fairytales (5.7)
By: George Bell When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Fun route, relatively friendly! The anchor at the top of pitch 2 was placed too low, forcing one to downclimb after the last bolt on the pitch (shown in this Photo). The 3 bolts on pitch 3 are placed strangely, the first two are only five feet apart (about the level of the pitch 2 belay anchor). The first bolt (a cold shut) is easily missed and difficult to get to, I skipped it. It appears to me like these 2 bolts were originally on a different route, which headed straight up a line 30 f... more >>


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : Rio Arriba County (Brazos, ... : Brazos Cliffs
By: George Bell When: Oct 13, 2015

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Comments: Corkins Lodge is worried about trout fisherman poaching their "gold medal waters", that is likely why they have a patrol. Of course, any patrollers have also been told to watch for climbers. Unfortunately, the new owners do not want people climbing the cliffs, even if you stay at the Lodge.


Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab...
By: George Bell When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: My guide is now at:
gibell.net/cirque/


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: George Bell When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: Option D is the way I have gone most often in this Photo. There are several pitons in this crack, and it's only 5.7.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: Even the snow appears nearly identical in these two photos! I wonder if Blitzo was in there the same time as myself?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: George Bell When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: I did some rough measurements today between eye-bolts and here are the results. This Photo (Copy) has the correct location of all 6 eye-bolts. These numbers assume you follow a pretty straight line between eye-bolts.

Start to 1st eye-bolt: 15m.
Start to 2nd eye-bolt: 30m.
Start to 3rd eye-bolt: 60m (awkward belay, ledge under this eye-bolt was dynamited off).
3rd to 4th eye-bolt: 30m (4th eye-bolt has the best ledge).
Most people skip the 5th eye-bolt by going straight up from the 4th.
4th to ... more >>


Location: George Bell : Random pix : Photo
By: George Bell When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: Hi, William. My hip problem was not a result of ice climbing. I believe it was genetic predisposition perhaps exacerbated by a bad fall directly on my right hip skiing (when I was 22).


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: Very cool! BTW, the spelling in the description should be "plaque".


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: George Bell When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: For a nice direct finish (shown in this Photo (Copy)), from the last eye-bolt climb north down into the gully and up the other side, then head directly (west) towards the summit. This finishes on Extra Point or College Drop Out aka East Face North Side and is slightly harder than the standard route. The main problem is that you can't make it from the eye-bolt to the summit in one pitch, and there is a lack of intermediate belay anchors. We belayed maybe 50 feet after the eye bolt but still couldn't quite make the summit... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : Friday's Folly (5.7)
By: George Bell When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Now that the piton is gone, the start of this route is more serious (and I suppose if the pin was lousy, it was always serious). A significant fall is possible if you blow the first (and most difficult) move of the pitch and your pro fails. Because the terrain drops off to the right, a fall here could be much longer than you might think. Be sure to anchor the belayer so that both climbers do not get pulled to the right and down into the gully.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cloud's Rest : My Favorite Things (5.10a)
By: George Bell When: Jun 18, 2015

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Comments: Bummer ... looks like rocks also favor this route, rolling down that is.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freezeway (5.7 X)
By: George Bell When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Where is this route relative to North Crack?


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