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Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Potholes Area : Devils Doorway : Bloody Finger (5.6)
By: Gokul When: 3 days ago

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Comments: There's a nice direct (V2) start on the face and arete below the crack, to gain the ledge from where you take the crack to the top.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Death and Transfiguration (5.5)
By: Gokul When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Going up the thin face on the block just right of the start of the slot ups the grade a little and adds a fun, bouldery move to the mix.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Solar Slab Gully (5.3)
By: Gokul When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: You can rap the gully in 3 raps with double 60s. The last rap is kinda close (from the rings on the face by the tree), and it would likely take 4 raps with double 50s.


Location: WI : Grant County Ice : Dickeyville Ice : Northern Slab : OAC (WI2)
By: Gokul When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Climbed with a small group from the Outdoor Adventure Club of UW-Platteville.


Location: WI : Grant County Ice : Dickeyville Ice : Southern Flows : Photo
By: Gokul When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: The rock is really chossy - I doubt anything will hold. I could take another look and let you know.


Location: WI : Grant County Ice
By: Gokul When: Mar 13, 2014

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Comments: Admins: Can you make it so it's possible to add sub-areas within this area? That is currently not possible (I can only add routes, not areas).


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Linkups, Contrivances, Oddi...
By: Gokul When: Jan 5, 2014

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Comments: Love it! And thanks for adding the South Bluff gullies. I can get a start on the West Bluff towers circuit. I've got a list with GPS coords.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... : The Cleo Amphitheater : Unnamed 5.3 (5.3)
By: Gokul When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: I guess I must have misremembered where the wide crack was located. Apologies for any confusion I caused.


Location: WI : Shiprock (a.k.a. Sh*trock) : Summit Tunnel Route (Easy 5th R)
By: Gokul When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: This was so much fun! Or maybe it's been too long since I've been out in the alpine, and this is as close as it gets in WI.

Rap off the south face from a pair of eyebolts at the summit.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... : The Cleo Amphitheater : Unnamed 5.3 (5.3)
By: Gokul When: Aug 4, 2013

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Comments: This is late for a response, but nevertheless: the route in the picture is Colostomy (5.7). The 5.3 route is a wide crack about 3 feet to the right of Colostomy (hard to see from the angle that picture is taken) and about as far to the left of the arete (Plank).


Location: Doug Hemken : Varmits : Photo
By: Gokul When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: I was hoping to get to the top and snag a quick action shot of Doug, but he was too fast for me, and just topped out as I arrived there. I was nevertheless pretty happy with the picture I got.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Railroad Amphitheater : Pine Tree Dihedral (5.5)
By: Gokul When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: There are now two fixed #1s, right next to each other, on this route!

BETA ALERT:
Found an alternate way up past the insecure crux mantle last week. From the inside corner where you pull the mantle, step right onto the arete and go up there.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Photo
By: Gokul When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Remo. And Burt, thanks for posting the picture. I didn't get to climb very much this Winter, but it was great to go out with Paul, Aaron and you, and find some new ice at the Lake. This gully is west of Burma Road.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Right On (5.5 PG13)
By: Gokul When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Started too far right on P1 and stayed in the OW crack/chimney under the huge right-facing flake. Felt quite a bit harder than 5.5 that way, and I was wishing I had a half-dozen #3s and #4s on me. Anyone else gone up P1 this way?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Two Pines Buttress : The Grotto (5.4)
By: Gokul When: Nov 18, 2012

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Comments: For more excitement on the solo, go up the outside of the outer chockstone.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area : Lost in the Woods (Unnamed ... (5.7)
By: Gokul When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Andy's probably right that this is more of a variant than a separate line. In any case, I borrowed Andy's pic of LFFC and drew some lines on it showing the 2 options.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Lost Face Area : Lost in the Woods (Unnamed ... (5.7)
By: Gokul When: Sep 8, 2012

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Comments: Burt, this is a different route than the finger crack. As explained in the description, the finger crack route heads left at the split and joins up with LF. You can instead continue straight up at the split (i.e., stay on the right fork) for a shorter, but pleasant climb.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Bill's Buttress : PushMi, Pull-Yu (5.6)
By: Gokul When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Fun route, definitely soft for 5.6.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Brinton's Buttress : Berkeley (5.6)
By: Gokul When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Don't get why people call this a sandbag. Felt like a pretty solid 5.6, definitely not a 7.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Sharks Tooth : Sharks Tooth (5.7)
By: Gokul When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Never went back to take that cordelette, did you? It's still looking in pretty good shape.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Prospect Point Pinnacle : Prospect Point Pinnacle - W... (5.2 PG13)
By: Gokul When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: It is possible to rap off this tower without gear. Drape rope E-W over top going through a perfectly positioned rectangular slot; have second tie W end of rope to tree, and do a single-rope rap off the E face. Pull rope down on W side.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Many Pines Buttress : Sewing Machine (5.6)
By: Gokul When: Apr 19, 2012

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Comments: The gear is sparse in the middle section. Ball nuts - for the left seam - would be handy. Stoppers in this crack are only good for a downward pull, so maybe a cam lower down on the route will help with that.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Cracking Up (5.6)
By: Gokul When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Fun lead. I had no big gear on me, so ended up running out most of it - found two spots along the way that took hand-sized cams.