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Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Air Spire : Return of the Chucklehead's (5.9)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: John, there's a pair of bolts with slings on the obvious ledge at the end of pitch 1 and on top of the Air Spire.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Fire Spire : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 5, 2009

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Comments: It is kinda idyllic right now. The skeeters are not out yet (only few) and it is not humid. The spring and the fall are the best season at Petenwell. Last year it was almost impossible to climb in mid summer because of mosquitoes.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Fire Spire : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: Thanks, Burt! Really enjoyable route with awesome moves and position. Paul and Sandy Wagener talked us into doing it. Spring and fall are apparently the best to do it 'cause in the summer it gets very moist. I'd give it 4 stars if it wasn't for the dirty start and brittle flakes. Feels like climbing a "real" pitch somewhere out West.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Susan!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Definitely not many lead onsights of SOGC. I'm aware of only Pete Cleveland's OS and, since yesterday, of Chris's and his buddy's. (Paul Wagener or Dave Groth would be a good source)

I was there too to see them OS this. Very impressive leads indeed. Great to see this kind of activity at the Lake.


Location: Kris Gorny : Mount Baker, 2008 : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 27, 2009

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Comments: At 2 pounds 11 ounces this compact 4-season tent from Black Diamond (it's a lightweight twin to the I-Tent) is hard to beat in terms of weight. Be aware of its limitations though. The Featherlite poles flex quite a bit in the wind and the tent's Epic fabric is merely water-resistant so in the downpour the water drops seep directly through the walls.


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 : * Ice and Mixed climbs : 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.


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