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Location: Climbing Skills : How to Simul-Rappel
By: George Bell When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: In general, I don't think Simul-Rappeling is worth the extra risk. Rappelling is tricky enough, and this doubles the load on the anchor. There are many things that can go wrong, and rapping on a single rope there is less friction that you may be used to.

The only time I would advocate simul-rap is when there is no other way, like descending off an arch or spire. Also, simul-rapping can be easier when the rappel is very low angle, so two ropes give too much friction.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: Removed in Photoshop, just for fun. The original is this Photo.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: George Bell When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Sanz, you can downclimb Southwest Chimney, it's much shorter than downclimbing the route.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Yalza! Is he really as far off the deck as it looks?


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Denali : South Buttress_Wyoming Rib ... (AI3-4 M3 PG13)
By: George Bell When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: We made a quick dash from our camp on the South Col to the summit and back in about 15 hours, but we had perfect weather and snow conditions.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Denali : South Buttress_Wyoming Rib ... (AI3-4 M3 PG13) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: This is just the normal finish to the South Buttress, isn't it?


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Denali : South Buttress_Wyoming Rib ... (AI3-4 M3 PG13) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: I'm confused, isn't this just the normal way to go up the upper South Buttress? We climbed up much the same way when we topped out on the upper S Buttress.


Location: General Climbing : "creepy man van" : pros and... : Post : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Clowns for Hire!!! Hilarious!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Planet Eldo!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Area : Leaning Tower : West Face (5.7 C2)
By: George Bell When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: This route is great training for El Cap, especially if exposure wigs you out. This way you can get most of your wigs out before you jump on the Big Stone.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : South Face : Jubilant Song (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Joshua, sounds like you had a great adventure! Great job getting down in the dark without incident! After you gain more trad experience, you will learn how to go faster, safely. My first long trad climbs I went so slow I ended up spending more than one unexpected night out, but after a while I learned how to speed things up. Some years ago I repeated the first climb I did in Yosemite (Royal Arches) in probably 1/3 the time!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Tenmile Range
By: George Bell When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: I agree with Fossana. If anything, Quandary Peak should be moved so that it is under Tenmile Range.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Just two lockers. The water hose looks like a third.


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: They do? Seems to indicate you are on a path to Heaven?


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: I think the problem is that this photo was taken from the Chasm View viewpoint on the S. Rim, and you can't see Scenic Cruise & Cruise (very well) from this viewpoint. These two routes are to the right of this photo (I think).


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Knife Point : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: I'd start with the AAJ (American Alpine Journal). Now available online!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: Weird how the rock doesn't seem very red, it almost looks like limestone!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : What's Mine Is Yours (5.9)
By: George Bell When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Wow! Sounds like a superhero move, Leo!

Rockfall's greatest foe .... SuperPaik!!


Location: UT : Capitol Reef National Park
By: George Bell When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: Anybody climbed in Cathedral Valley? Looks spectacular but the rock maybe not so good. But better than the Fisher Towers?

terragalleria.com/parks/np-ima...


Location: CA : High Sierra : 07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine ... : Mt. Humphreys
By: George Bell When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: No boy scout troops adding inane comments to this summit register, that's for sure! ;-)


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : Western Chilliwack Range : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: Behind you: Mt. Larrabee, American Border Peak and on the horizon, Mt. Baker. What a great day!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : Western Chilliwack Range : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: I now agree with Dru, it is Mt. Blum and Glacier Peak. American Border Pk. is off to the right. Cool to fly around this area in Google Earth!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : North Face Standard (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Apr 12, 2013

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Comments: On March 31, 2013, the North Face was skied by Greg Collins and Brendan O'Neill. Congrats, guys! Amazing feat! I'm glad to hear they did have to do some rappels.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Nadia's Nine (5.10a)
By: George Bell When: Apr 12, 2013

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Comments: "Nadia's Ten" seems more appropriate, since that was her score. @John, it seems that Joe did rate the route 5.9, or else what is the nine in the route name for? Or is Joe's original name of the route just "Nadia's"?


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Lighthouse Tower : Poseidon Adventure (5.10 R)
By: George Bell When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Kirk, haven't you seen the movie? I'm not sure I would choose this route to launch my journey with a wife! ;-)

Of course, "Lonely Vigil" or "Iron Maiden" don't sound any better.


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