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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: The Iron Horse wall, viewed from slightly below th...

The Iron Horse wall, viewed from slightly below the approach trail. There's a person in white near the base of Iron Horse, 12a.

SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Iron Horse Wall

Oct 23, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Me finishing up the redpoint crux on The Sting in ...

Me finishing up the redpoint crux on The Sting in 1997 (note the Sportiva Mythos and tight pants!!). This was taken on the day I got the FA.

SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Sting (5.13c)

Oct 20, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Me after the crux on Cowardly Lion. Photo by Jen N...

Me after the crux on Cowardly Lion. Photo by Jen Nielsen.

SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Cowardly Lion (5.12d)

May 11, 2004

Rock Climbing Photo: Here's Nathan slapping the awesome  slopers of Wre...

Here's Nathan slapping the awesome slopers of Wrestling the Buffalo. And that's me waiting to give him a big hug. Photo by David Asscherick.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Wrestling the Buffalo (V5)

Jan 21, 2004

Rock Climbing Photo: Me going to the dog-tooth crystal on Calm  Before ...

Me going to the dog-tooth crystal on Calm Before the Storm. This move is right before the move that Dave is doing in the previous photo. Wicked problem.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : The Calm Before The Storm (V8-9)

Jan 21, 2004

Rock Climbing Photo: Here is Dave approaching the  intimidating move on...

Here is Dave approaching the intimidating move on Anomaly. The fine spotting job is by Blake Workman and the photo is by Greg Parker.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Anomaly (V5)

Jul 14, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: This is me setting up for the crux  move on Sit Do...

This is me setting up for the crux move on Sit Down and Be Counted, a problem that some people think is the hardest problem at Baldy (besides the Prow)! I'm being spotted by Brent Kertzman and th

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Sit Down And Be Counted (V8)

Jul 11, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Here's Dave at the top of his  problem, Seul Avec ...

Here's Dave at the top of his problem, Seul Avec Dieux, pretending that his right hand is on a hold. Photo by Violetta Asscherick.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Seul Avec Dieu (V7)

Jun 21, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Here's a silly photo of me on the ridiculously har...

Here's a silly photo of me on the ridiculously hard V6, Irreducibly Complex. I'm just starting the hard part. Photo by Dave Asscherick

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Irreducibly Complex (V6)

Jun 21, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Here's Dave staring down the top of  4 on 6. If yo...

Here's Dave staring down the top of 4 on 6. If you're shorter than 5'11" (which Dave is), you have to jump from this position. Photo taken by Violetta Asscherick

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : 4on6 (V5)

Jun 21, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Me in the middle of Seul Avec Dieux,  right before...

Me in the middle of Seul Avec Dieux, right before the comitting part. Photo taken by Dave Asscherick.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Seul Avec Dieu (V7)

Jun 20, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: I couldn't help it. Look at those tights!  This is...

I couldn't help it. Look at those tights! This is Nate, a long time ago, entering the crux of Crucifixion.

SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Crucifixion (5.12a)

Jan 10, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Dave on the first ascent of the  Muscle Corner, ci...

Dave on the first ascent of the Muscle Corner, circa 1993/4. Before pads!

SD : Rock Maze : ... : Muscle Corner (V5)

Jan 8, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Wall of Oz viewed from the picnic area used for pa...

Wall of Oz viewed from the picnic area used for parking

SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Wall Of Oz

Jan 8, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Me entering the crux on I'm Melting.  Photo by Jen...

Me entering the crux on I'm Melting. Photo by Jen Nielsen

SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : I'm Melting (5.13a)

Dec 16, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Tears of Envy (5.11b)
By: Greg Parker When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic route. The carabiners on the anchors are SUPER rusty though… I was a little sketched out lowering off them.


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Pockets of Resistance (5.12c)
By: Greg Parker When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: From the topo, it looks like you could climb the last pitch of Meteor (the 5.7 above the 11a pitch of Triton Tower). That should take you to the top of the tower. Couldn't you get over to the anchors of Pockets from there? I was just scoping out the possibility to do this very thing...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : The Obtuse Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Dec 10, 2015

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Comments: Nice photo! It's such a cool looking boulder...


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Tangerine Dream Area : House of Pain (5.12a/b)
By: Greg Parker When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: The crux of this route is clipping the last bolt...


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : The Shield : Megalomania (5.12a)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: The huge jug above and right of the first bolt is no more... It shifted when I was pulling up on it, and then once my belayer was safely out of the way, the whole thing came off with a couple of tugs. Sorry. It left a lower crimp rail, which makes that section is a bit harder. The new sequence is actually pretty good. The rest of the route, however, is completely covered in a layer of dirt...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : The Gully Of Biblical Propo... : Blind Faith (5.12c)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Also... for the full value redpoint, you need to start low and direct - NOT uphill on the left and traversing in.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: It's coming back to me... Fairly positive from the low position, I made a move up and left to a crimp, then made a hard move with my right to another crimp (kind of like a gaston, maybe??). From there I reached straight left to the slopey sidepull, moved my right foot to the good foothold (like in the picture) and deadpointed to the credit card. I think the holds I'm talking about can be seen by Mike's head in the 2nd photo. So, to start you would just need to shift about a body width to the rig... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Then you were probably fine. When I first read the description, it sounded like it said to start with your left on the side pull. I definitely moved into it... Not important. It's just fun to remember the moves on these great problems. Thanks for posting them.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: I started this problem REALLY low, almost laying down. Ha. I started with two flat edges, made a move up and right to a decent edge (maybe with a left hand move before???). From there, I reached over left to get the slopey sidepull, deadpointed to the credit card crimp, and finished as you described. Maybe a bit silly, but I think it adds to the difficulty.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : Lip Service Boulder : Lip Service (V6)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: I think I know the exact boulder you're talking about, but I don't know the problemÂ… If I'm thinking of the right one, it didn't look like "warm up" material :) I remember looking at it several times, but could never see any holds above the cavity. Does it kind of have a weird landing? My memory is a bit foggy on this one...


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