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Starting 2nd pitch. 11 Dec '11. Photo: Adam Therneau.


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Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : ... : Kitty Hawk (WI5)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: Hey RKM, thanks for the kind words! Beautiful climb for sure. I actually kinda liked not having many people there (none when we climbed it). Adds to the serene feeling of being in the middle of nowhere on unreal ice.


Location: MN : Robinson Park (Sandstone) : ice and mixed climbs : Stage Wall : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: It's me. Thank you for taking the pic, Pete!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Organized Crime (5.10- PG13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chris -- dang, I had no idea Laptad-Prince route even existed ! In that case, I stand corrected and agree with D Foster. The bolts on Organized Crime are temptingly close to Quartz Jester. We didn't clip them either but one could traverse few feet further and use them. Now I have to tell my buddies they climbed 5.9 instead of 5.10, ha!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Organized Crime (5.10- PG13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: We did both routes, Quartz Jester and Organized Crime, last weekend and I think Organized Crime does not intersect Quartz Jester. Organized Crime starts from the gully to the left of the crack of Quartz Jester (the description is little poor in describing this) and ascents the other side of King Pin (see picture of Dave Rone on the climb). That said, we did notice two bolts on the right of the finish slab of Quartz Jester (and they are close to the route). I have no idea what route the... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Perverted Inspiration (5.10c R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Nope, no OS-lead in our case. We TR'd it first. Serious respect to whoever onsights this on lead. Ground is pretty close on this one.


Location: MN : Robinson Park (Sandstone) : rock climbs : Sigma Wall : Nakoma (formerly The Niche) (5.13b)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: Awesome job, Tyler!


Location: MN : Robinson Park (Sandstone) : rock climbs : Diagonals Wall : 03) Ramp Of Death (5.9+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Eldon and Shawn -- thanks for your comments and the warning. I will forward this to Mike and see if he can comment.


Location: MN
By: Kris Gorny When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: Chris -- updated the broken links. Thanks for pointing this out.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: It's taken from the Mirror Lake, near Iceberg Lake but a bit lower.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12b)
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: Randy- are you saying you flash-led Palisaid? That is impressive by any standard. Regardless of the place.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth) : O) Reefer Madness (M7+) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 4, 2012

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Comments: ...and clipping the top anchor can be quite an adventure as well.


Location: MN : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Uhmmm, Ben, would you care to entertain us and comment on these, pretty view, non-climbing photos submitted by this guy Benjamin Chapman?

www.mountainproject.com/v/107181263
www.mountainproject.com/v/107181257
www.mountainproject.com/v/107163640
www.mountainproject.com/v/107915756

I mean, that's just a small sample. There's more in your MP collection.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 2, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the kudos, Remo!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: Thx, Chris!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: I hit that piton few times with a hammer and it flexed. So I didn't want to risk breaking it and left it alone (clipped it though). The pro in the horizontal was decent but shallow. Small rp placed sideways, backed up with the grey c3. Definitely good to take a hang on. Above that is good pro. If the rp rips, it's straight for the ground.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Pale Rider (5.11+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Alex -- do you know who has the FA on this?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney : Homo Erectus (5.10+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Alex -- we could not find it in any of the guidebooks and the cliff was mossy and very dirty. I spotted this from the top of Grand Illusion and liked it because from that location it looked a little like Wild West Homo. But initially I was not sure if it would even go. So no, no OS :)


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Preemptive Strike (5.12b) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 5, 2012

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Comments: Gee, Dave -- wow! You told me you took pics but this is like a movie!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney : Homo Erectus (5.10+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Chris -- you asked for it :)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney : Homo Erectus (5.10+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Yeah, maybe the chimney is #42 on Swartling's guidebook. Sorry, initially I didn't realize what S&M referred to.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Big Toe to Great Chimney : Homo Erectus (5.10+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 27, 2012

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Comments: Doug, is S&M #42 the chimney to the left of that face?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Wild West Homo (5.11- R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 15, 2012

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Comments: I tried looking up how "PG 13" vs "R" is defined. I found this: "PG13 OK protection, falls may be long but will probably not cause serious injury", "R Runout, some protection placements may be very far apart (possibility of broken bones, even when properly protected)".
Not trying to split hairs here but long fall on Wild West Homo most likely means hitting the ledge, even if gear holds. Regardless of the consensus.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Bridges over Troubled Water (5.10a)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 21, 2012

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Comments: I agree, Bryan your description sounds awful like Scars and Tripes and the picture looks like the top of Scars and Tripes as well (compare the boulders at the bottom). Travis -- thanks for pointing this out.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Alexander's Chimney (WI4 M4)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 3, 2012

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Comments: Climbed Alexander's on April 29. Very little ice on the route. Rotten ice on the 1st pitch, section of fun ice on pitch 2, and little in the chimney. Nothing above the crux. Still fun though.


Location: MN : Casket Quarry (Duluth)
By: Kris Gorny When: Feb 13, 2012

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Comments: Climbed there yesterday. Dry as a bone. But still a lot of fun. I'd avoid climbing Martini. The Martini glass-shaped flake sounds and feels like it could go.


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