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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 (V8-9)
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 (V8-9)
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 (V8-9)
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 problem… 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...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Hole In The Wall : Compression Fracture (5.13d)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Nice work Lee!!


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 14, 2015

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Comments: I'm always lurking... :)


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 14, 2015

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Comments: For the FA, I continued traversing the lip all the way over to the horizontal slot (seen in the far left side of the photos) before mantling up and over.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : East Gruesome
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: Done :)


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : The Fishbowl : Static Experience (5.10c)
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: We're just climbing around on rocks people... The beginning of Righteous IS chossy. Look at my original description. I was able to clean it to a safe and climbable state when I established the route, what, 15 years ago? I would not be surprised if some rock has loosened over the years. Several ascents since mine should have kept it somewhat clean, but these routes don't see a ton of traffic. A little TLC could bring it back to tip-top (aka classic) shape. Enjoy.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : (a) Slab City : Slab City (Right) : Groove Factor (5.10a)
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: Bolt placements seemed a bit odd on this one...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: No. It's the right boulder, but Sunny Beach is on the opposite side. This is a variation of the warmup arete. Not sure of the name/grade.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Iron Horse Wall : Steamroller (5.13d)
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Yowza. Nicely done, Lee!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : DYNAMOMETER BLOCK : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: Dynonometer is to the left of the red line. It goes straight up, directly behind the little spruce tree in the picture. It used to start matched on what now is a scar to the right of the little tree. From there, there was a hard move left to the little chalked edge that you can see above the left branch of the spruce. You then went straight up on miserable crimps and slopers to top out. After the start hold broke, I started it with the right hand on the remaining slopey edge and left on the chal... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Flight of the Bumblebee (5.12d)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the kind words, Cawasaki! I'm glad the route has served as a source of inspiration for you. I felt the same way :-) Lee's new variation sounds awesome. Maybe some day I'll be in a position to give it a go...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Iron Horse Wall : Heavy Metal Machine (5.13b/c)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: Wow. Nice job, Lee. I gave it some goes one afternoon (a loooong time ago) and couldn't figure it out. The bottom was brick hard!


Location: SD : Iron Mountain : Turtle Dome Boulders : Overly Hung Boulder : Plow King (V7)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: This problem has been around for a while, but I'm not sure who got the FA. I think I did it like 16-18 years ago?? God, I'm old...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead : Reigning Pussies and Bitche... (5.11d)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: Terrible name...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Flight Stimulator (5.13a)
By: Greg Parker When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Sweet!! I've often wondered about this line… Nice work!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Big Picture Gully : Big Picture Wall : First Blood (5.12c) : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: I think Walters is right. First Blood doesn't have this much tan rock.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : Colorado-Minnesota Block : ... : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 13, 2014

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Comments: On my old topo, I had the slab to the right listed as the "scab project". There was a sketchy, thin, scab-looking flake near the top blank section. I could never get myself to really pull on it. Maybe it's gone now...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : Colorado-Minnesota Block : V4 (V4)
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 13, 2014

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Comments: I think I may have gotten the FA of this. Fun problem. Great holds.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Hydra-Crack Boulder : Ode To Violetta (V5)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Mine was first :)


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the link Brent. That was cool! Too bad they got the name of the 2nd route wrong... It actually looks like he climbs a hybrid of Derecho and Deluge. I'm not sure how Chris ended up doing Derecho, so that could be the way I guess. Very cool regardless.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Purgatory : Mephistopheles (5.13a)
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: Sounds all f'd up. Too bad about the anchors. One of my favorite sequences was up there...


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