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Joe Keyser


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Total Points: 977
Last Year: 130
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Little Granite Mountain
By: Joe Keyser When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: There is an active bee hive at the base of Torrid Wall as of mid-February, 2013. Also, looks like a large parking lot is going in at the power lines. Scottsdale appears to have purchased the land and is building trail systems through the southern areas. Therefore, I don't believe the access note above is still accurate, but sticking to the trails to the extent possible is probably wise.


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : Top Of The World : Ragnarok
By: Joe Keyser When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: If you are not doing any routes on the Boulder Pile, there is no reason to skirt around the right (south) side and underneath the Boulder Pile on the way to Ragnarok. We did this by mistake, and it added a significant amount of bushwhacking and unnecessary circumnavigation. Perhaps we mis-read the approach beta. Instead, I would suggest continuing down the road for 1/4 mile or so past the Slabbo and around most of the vegetation. Pick your way from there down the valley and back up to the object... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : West Creek : Thunder Ridge : The Brown Wall : ... : Photo
By: Joe Keyser When: Apr 30, 2008

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Comments: Great to see you are still climbing hard Dave !! JK


Location: Mike Esparza : New pics : Photo
By: Joe Keyser When: May 21, 2007

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Comments: Tarmo Mitt Rules!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Gunsmoke Area : Fists of Fury (5.10a)
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 25, 2007

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Comments: Went looking for this and enter the dragon the other day, and was bummed to find a pile of boulders instead. I don't think our guidebook, or "area OW list" mentioned that this crag had fallen down?!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Right Section : Jump Back Jack Crack (5.10c)
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 25, 2007

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Comments: Amazing for sure, I couldn't imagine doing this on passive pro. Do you know who did the FA on this?


Location: NV : Red Rock
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 25, 2007

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Comments: FWIW the Las Vegas airport makes for a lousy bivy spot...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Brown Wall : Captain Kronos (5.9 R)
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 21, 2007

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Comments: This is one of those courses that probably won't be quite as much fun the second time around, because it won't make you think as much about how to do the start. A good pitch.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : Traitor Horn (5.8)
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: This is pretty "airy" for it's grade. I was gripped. Awesome!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Photo
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: I tried it that way too, but it makes the right foot hold feel a bit more slippery.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area
By: Joe Keyser When: Jan 2, 2007

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Comments: What is the trick for the parking here & accessing the trailhead? It seems that the only parking is only for church tourists, etc... Tried going there a couple times only to be turned around. There are plenty of other crags to go to in Sedona, so no big loss, but I'm curious what tactics are used for getting to the climing here?? Thanks!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Discussion of Granite Mtn ...
By: Joe Keyser When: Dec 26, 2006

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Comments: I wonder what Darwin would have to say on the subject!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : Funky Dung (5.8)
By: Joe Keyser When: Sep 9, 2006

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Comments: Although a short climb that smells a bit funky, this climb has some fun moves. I think it easily deserves 2 starts for the area. I didn't find a #4 camalot necessary at the crux, a #3 fits.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Gibraltar Rock : Sedona's Scenic Cruise (5.9)
By: Joe Keyser When: Aug 28, 2006

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Comments: Great job with this route. Not as many pitches with full-on crack climbing as some of the other routes in Sedona I've been on so far. But, the great position, and good varied climbing make it one of my favorites in Sedona so far.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : North Vail Ice : Vail, Booth Creek : Three Blind Mice aka Sabert... (WI4+)
By: Joe Keyser When: Dec 1, 2005

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Comments: When we were up there, the easiest line (only one I was capable of doing) was definitely a bit harder than say Spiral Staircase, or Hidden Falls in RMNP. Hence the WI4+ rating I applied in my description. The other lines were much harder than they appear in my pics, in fact, they were overhanging. I suppose conditions could be a factor. Anyhow, way cool to see somebody else has been up there!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Stairway to Heaven (5.3)
By: Joe Keyser When: Mar 8, 2004

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Comments: Not to disagree with any of the previous comments, but, this scramble is not closed for bird nesting according to the signs in the park. The closure starts at ridge 2 and extends westward through the sacred cliffs, whereas this is on ridge 1 to the east. We saw what looked to be a big golden eagle?, a woodpecker, and a couple other birds, but none of them looked too concerened with our presence. Snow on the approach and walk-off were probably the crux, but the rock was mostly dry (a/o 3/7/04).


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Bear Lake and Bear's Den : ... : Bear Lake Ice (WI2-3)
By: Joe Keyser When: Jan 20, 2004

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Comments: As Leo said, this is a fun practice area for a mellow day out in the park. Opportunities for numerous variations, and short boulder problem-like climbs. Use some imagination, and good fun can be had by all! Be ready to answer lots of questions from snowshoers though... "does this trail go to the other lake?", "how did you get your rope up there?", etc...


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Rigid Designator Amphitheat...
By: Joe Keyser When: Jan 20, 2004

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Comments: Rigid Designator, and surrounding climbs were formed up nicely as of 1/19/04. The left side of the curtain between the pencil, and the eraser formed up all the way to the ground, making a steep and exciting pillar. In my past trips to "the cave", this curtain was never close to touching all the way down. Felt about WI5+? The Eraser also seemed pretty steep comparable to past seasons (slightly overhanging hooks eased with stems off the curtain). I really wanted to stick-clip hang the draws o... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon
By: Joe Keyser When: Jan 5, 2004

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Comments: Cleer Creek ice is in decently good right now. The aqueduct flows near tunnel 1 were very thin, but, there looked to be some options there. The flows before and after little eiger wall (coors lite, and ultra light?) both have thick ice, and multiple steps. The ice is hacked up, easy, and crowded.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorg... : Nymph Lake : Get a File (WI5- M7-)
By: Joe Keyser When: Dec 29, 2003

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Comments: Just to add to the discussion, and only having TR'd this route, I thought it was fun. However, the main difficulties seem to be encountered before the 2nd bolt. After that, the ice stayed thin, but the angle seemed to kick back a little allowing some rests, and the space between the 2nd and 3rd bolt seemed pretty reasonable (on TR anyway!). I would be much more concerned about getting the 2nd clip, and wouldn't think another bolt would be necessary. But, I might feel different after I lead i... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Dome : Sposi-Isaacs Route (5.9 R)
By: Joe Keyser When: Oct 15, 2003

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Comments: George, It is quite wide for the vast majority. At about maybe 40- 60 (?) feet somewhere, you can get a small cam (0.5, or 0.75 cam in a crack on the face behind you as you are climbing). It's a fun climb in a scenic area. We thought we were on "Prairie Dog Crematorium" until we got another look at the topo.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : The Dome
By: Joe Keyser When: Aug 28, 2003

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Comments: Doug, park at the regular Cathedral Spires parking lot. The big pullout (biggest pullout almost directly below the crags) in between the Dome, and the Sunshine Wall/Cynical Pinnacle. Then, hike up the drainage on a path trending slightly left, and the Dome should become obvious from there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fi
By: Joe Keyser When: Jun 13, 2003

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Comments: Tony, We looked for Hi Fi Fun, (5.8) also, and all we saw was that climb you added as "Third Times the Charm." Confusing description in the rossiter book we had or something.Maybe further around to the south or something??


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Highlands aka Highlande... : Tarzan (5.12c/d)
By: Joe Keyser When: May 19, 2003

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Comments: Pulling accross the roof with the crack isn't so bad. But, pulling over the lip onto the face above wasn't happening for me! I had to leave a nice biner up there if anyone wants it...


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : The Shroud (WI3-4)
By: Joe Keyser When: Feb 10, 2003

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Comments: Conditions were great on The Shroud on 2/10/03. Sticky, screw eating, blue ice, although starting to get chopped out a little. Just as a note of caution, a 60m rope just gets you to the ground since the anchors are back a bit from the top. A 50m will leave you with a short downclimb...


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