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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Upper Devil's Playground : Photo
By: JNE When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: This was claimed by Rob Kelman to be a swastika, and it was further claimed, again by Rob Kelman and in the face of a lot of verifiable and directly conflicting evidencde, that I had painted the thing. This occurred after Rob had some correspondence with a particular climber who saw me and my climbing as their "competition" and despite the fact that I made it very, very clear to Rob Kelman that he had completely missed the mark with his accusation. Rob chose to leave the accusation up here, on t... more >>


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Gandalf Area : Pat's Crack (V9-10)
By: JNE When: Dec 1, 2015

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Comments: My grade for this one puts it in relative perspective for Geoff's grade for Home On The Range. If using standard grades used at the vast majority of climbing areas, the difficulty is somewhere in the V10 range, unless you have tiny finger tips. This is a super aesthetic line :)


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Coyote Rocks : The Miser Boulder : The Miser (V7-)
By: JNE When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Just to put in a community vote regarding the platform at the base of this problem, I think this platform should be taken down. It is an ugly pile of wood topped off with a palette and covered with dirt. The original intent of the person who put up the platform (it was a guy named Tad) was to create a man-made ledge of sorts covered in grass/forest floor so this problem no longer had a bad landing. However, there is no way to do this, since the platform itself is 5-6 feet tall, 4-5 feet wide in ... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Storm Boulders : The Calm Before The Storm (V9)
By: JNE When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Good job finally putting this one down, Bart! My short self was proud to do it in about 30 minutes my first day there :)

For future reference, when downgrading routes or boulder problems, to do so without being an ass, it requires that either you got up the boulder in roughly the same amount of time it takes you to get up boulders of a similar grade, or that you suddenly found new beta which was much easier than what you were trying. Just FYI ;)


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Roof Ranch : The Sparkling Touch (V9) : Photo
By: JNE When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: I was pretty psyched when Pam said she repeated this problem but less so after she told me she skipped the first move, which she declared impossible at the time. Still a cool moderate problem done starting this way, though there are many many better examples to be had.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Equilibrium (V10-11) : Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Glenn Schuler, at this point, due to the fact that no one has come forward to own any of this mess, I am going to assume that you at least had something to do with some part of it. You either chipped this thing, or you put the mortar in there, and cstebbins024 likely was participatory as well.

BTW, my left foot is being rammed into that flake (which was chipped off, and which was only the rand smear seen used by the left foot in this picture, no one's fingers fit in the crack there) in that p... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Equilibrium (V10-11)
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Thank you, Nick :)

I'll go ahead and assume I did not come across as fill-in-the-blank-for-the-given-situation then...which translates to "Nick's life was made miserable with complaints."

I still think we need to have the chipper come forward and tell their story on this. Not sure how they think their actions are in no way to be focused on in any way whatsoever. Lame. Lamer still on the part of the community.

I'm also truly curious how a community, or anyone in it, or anyone anywhere... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Old Easy : Desiderata (V5-)
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Patrick Kingsbury wrote:

"I'd suggest using mortar, but your craftsmanship on the "Equilibrium" sucks. "

Solid gaslighting, Patrick!

Are you taking at least partial credit for the poorly attempted character smear here then? The poorly, or unsolidly attempted gaslighting, to be clear?

Which is to ask, are you one of the upstanding citizens wh... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Old Easy : Desiderata (V5-)
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: So a few years back someone removed a bunch of rock from under this boulder. At the same time, this boulder was getting lapped regularly, and I heard a bunch of rumors of me being the type of person who does not care about my fellow man nor woman. Retrospectively, this appears to me to be some poorly thought out and unsuccessful smear against me.

Please, climb on this thing at your own risk. The boulder rests on a slab, leaning on another boulder which is resting on a slab, and the overall angl... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : The Dungeon : The Warden (V8) : Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: I might add that this is not the beta I use for this problem....

Apparently, according to the offwidth GOD(DESS), I chipped the hold I am grabbing with my hand though, and this would characterize my way of interacting with nature. Lol....

So, why again is this picture on the internet? Hmmmmmmmmmm....

Is someone a mean girl?

Also, is someone well known and solidly reputed to make multiple user accounts? I think so:

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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Equilibrium (V10-11) : Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Nice masonry, cstebbins024. Did you chip the boulder, then put that in there with the hope of causing drama? You meangirl, you....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Equilibrium (V10-11) : Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: OMG, a pristine crack punctured and perverted by the that which does not belong, MASONRY!!!!!11111111


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : The Lost Wall : The Lost Crack (5.13)
By: JNE When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: I might add that the 5.13 grade is for people who are too short to stand on the big foot edge and reach through the crux (so have to do a much harder move off of a bad rand smear to a worse hand, so a harder next move too), and opt into placing all their gear on lead, including the blind and hard to place crux piece.

If you are tall enough to reach through the crux, and choose to pinkpoint/TR through the crux instead, apparently the grade, which is unimportant and not to be talked about otherwi... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Gravity's Rainbow (5.11c R)
By: JNE When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Slevin, just ruining all the fun....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Gravity's Rainbow (5.11c R)
By: JNE When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: Old Brad Jackson project.

THAT is the one that will do it for you ;)


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Miscellaneous Lower Blair r... : Crack Named Sue (V5)
By: JNE When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: It's very near the marker on: this map. Hope that helps.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Worm Drive : Eight Ounces To Freedom (V9)
By: JNE When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, it's certainly hard onthe right ankle, but I have never noticed an impending injurious feeling. If there is a next time for you, perhaps try putting your foot in the crack where you can still cam on it, but where it can wiggle around a bit if you fall so your ankle can rotate with you at least a bit, and also go for the body friction/palm wedge if you fall to lessen the impact. Lower temperatures for thick clothing are preferable :).

Worthy to note also is that a friend was working on ... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Murphy's Law (V4-5)
By: JNE When: Dec 16, 2014

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Comments: Awesome looking problem, Evan! The rock on this looks awesome. It's really nice, dark, rusty colored granite with cool wind polish and green lichen, so that is so cool to have right at The Nautilus. Can't wait to climb it :).


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Mound Woodson
By: JNE When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: If it is the tall, sharply cut, steep, right to left arete that has a slab landing, that was cleaned and tried a lot by a few guys a good number of years back. They never quite got it done, and I am sure they would love to hear about someone having a blast on it, so get after it :).


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crow Creek Boulders : The Process of Belief (V8)
By: JNE When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: It's a good line with a novel move. I don't believe it's in the bouldering guide, but it's plainly visible from the road. I hope you check it out and enjoy it :).


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Spaghetti aka Third Lost Wa... : Death by Hantavirus (5.9+)
By: JNE When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: I'm fairly confident the obvious crack routes on this prominence have been done, though I regrettably don't remember the names. Davin Bagdonas and Bevin Frost said they put them up, so they would be the ones to ask.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : The Heap : Spectreman (5.11)
By: JNE When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Crystal Freeway : Strong Love (5.11b)
By: JNE When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Parade Rock : Soft Parade (5.11c)
By: JNE When: Aug 21, 2014

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Comments: A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon : Analog (V8-9)
By: JNE When: Aug 16, 2014

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Comments: Video beta for Analog on this clip, as well as some cool problems in both The Acres as well as Upper Blair, off to the trail to the right behind Spectreman and on the way to Spectreman, for anyone who is interested:



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