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


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Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Mt. Shuksan : Price Glacier : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: Looks like a stellar route. Is it a one day event?


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Mt. Shuksan : Price Glacier : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 20, 2009

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Comments: Very cool photo, Chris.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Gill's Buttress : Gill's Nose (5.11c)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 19, 2009

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Comments: Great job Nick. Congrats.


Location: MN : Manitou River (North Shore) : Route 5 (a.k.a. Lady in Wai... (WI6 M8)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 10, 2009

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Comments: I'd speculate that it's quite possibly a bolt that pops when you fall on it :)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Gill's Buttress : Gill's Nose (5.11c)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 10, 2009

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Comments: Hey Nick,
I think going to the jug left is the original line put up by Gill. I believe I did it the way Jason H had (from looking at his pics). Dave Groth showed me the way you are describing. Going on the arete is a harder variation which has a possible ground fall from the crux. I dropped a pack from it a month ago (Jason H was there too) and it stopped just above the ground but there was almost no rope stretch so any fall there wouldn't be pleasant.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Cannon Ice Climbs : Black Dike (5.6 WI4-5 M3) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 4, 2009

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Comments: Thanks guys! Credit for this pic goes to Danielle Aronson.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Cannon Ice Climbs : Black Dike (5.6 WI4-5 M3)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 4, 2009

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Comments: Agree with Artem. We did it the day after you guys and the first pitch felt like WI2, second WI4-, third WI3. Very short rock traverse. Climbing Dike can really change depending on conditions. Four years ago it was much thinner and half of the second pitch was climbing on rock.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Hairy Pin : Cleveland Route (5.10+ X) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 7, 2008

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Comments: Sam -- I think this picture shows climbing Cerberus on Tricouni, not Cleveland route on Hairy Pin.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Son Of Great Chimney (5.11 PG13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 6, 2008

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Comments: Nick -- the block does feel hollow and little iffy. I think it's ok for little falls, especially when a nut is placed at the bottom of the block. I would not risk a big fall on it -- I don't think the entire block would dislodge (not yet at least) but for the gear to pull, the block needs to move just a little. There are solid small cam placements higher up on the left but one needs to be careful with the rope (see the pic of the fall). I remember adding a #1 BD cam/long sling in the crack... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: After the loud "oh f@#k!" I knew he was going to fall but I didn't realize it was going to be THIS kind of a fall.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 3, 2008

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Comments: Thankfully... just in case though, should anybody stumble upon an unclaimed pair of balls underneath Son of a Great Chimney, please return them to the rightful owner :)

Kudos for trying, Isaac. I remember the route was wet and if you look closely at the pic, you can see it was snowing.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 3, 2008

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Comments: I don't think it's Isaac! It is clearly an imposter who decided to tarnish Isaac's impeccable climbing reputation by dressing up like him and diving off the cliff with a rope between his legs.


Location: LauraFreeman : Ice and Alpine : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: Nice job on that. We've always wanted to do it but, with how fickle the ridge conditions can be, it is difficult to plan this from Minnesota. Thanks for the info.


Location: WI : Grandad's Bluff : Meader Wall : Patent Pending (5.10d) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: You guys forgot your ice axes or something?


Location: LauraFreeman : Ice and Alpine : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 17, 2008

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Comments: You did Yokum? My serious respect. What time of a year did you guys do it? Pro as bad as they say?


Location: kirra : anomalistic : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 11, 2008

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Comments: We used to have "Pump and Munch" in Minnesota. No sure what happened to that glorious chain though.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 10, 2008

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Comments: Thanks guys! Brad, it's a lucky shot. I used a Pentax digital p&s having no idea these rays would appear in the image.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Highlander : The Highlander (5.12a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 9, 2008

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Comments: Very impressive picture with nice play in depth of field. Pro quality!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 30, 2008

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Comments: That is supposed to be his beard.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Brinton's Buttress : Stool Pigeon (5.11b R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 28, 2008

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Comments: Much obliged for the info Steve! Peace and f-nes :)


Location: truthandreason08 : Battle Pics : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: That is the best climbing pic I have ever seen :)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Gill's Buttress : Gill's Nose (5.11c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: Next, my friend, we drink and make futile yet numerous attempts to attract females. Our usual stuff...


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Horse Rampart : Woger's Woof Wightside (5.11c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 22, 2008

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Comments: A true old fashioned gentleman... Forgot his bowtie that day.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 22, 2008

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Comments: Jason, I never got your email. My Yahoo account must've spammed it or something. Darn... I'll PM you my work email.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Brinton's Buttress : Stool Pigeon (5.11b R) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 21, 2008

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Comments: The route has a "mountain" feel to it, just like everything on Brinton's. Definitely worth leading. I'd make sure the belayer is anchored because of the big drop between the boulders to the right.


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