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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Horizontal nut in a pocket

Horizontal nut in a pocket

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Feb 6, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: View of the slab from the 4th pitch of Johnny Vega...

View of the slab from the 4th pitch of Johnny Vegas. Solar slab is follows the handcrack to the right of the arch, then up the top of the arch. Heliotrope is the crack up and right of the initial hand

NV : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab (5.6)

Nov 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Wiesner Crack in March, Yes thats a down j...

Leading Wiesner Crack in March, Yes thats a down jacket im wearing. Great gear and thoughful moves.

CT : Central Valley : ... : Wiessner Crack (5.8)

Jul 22, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet finger crack

Sweet finger crack

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : ... : Lookout Crack (5.9-)

Jul 22, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CT : Central Valley : Rattlesnake Mountain : Green Wall : Bleu Cheese (5.9+ PG13)
By: Ksween When: Jul 5, 2015

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Comments: Great route, very fun thin face climbing. Route once had a bolt 15 feet up. Without the bolt it's a fairly serious lead with micro cams and nuts and ground fall potential.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Dark Shadows (Full) (5.8)
By: Ksween When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: John, can you also reverse cat in the hat from here?


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : That 70 Show (5.9)
By: Ksween When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: Knot your ends. TCU's 1-3 protect the start.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9) : Photo
By: Ksween When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: How far is it until your first pro? would bringing a #4 help at all?


Location: VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 08E - Elephant's Head Area : Ragnarock (WI4+ M4)
By: Ksween When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Good Question Mike... I would say M4 pg13 felt like runout 5.9 climbing to me


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Armatron (5.9)
By: Ksween When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Anyone ever traverse out right from the top of the 3rd pitch out to a bolted arete? Is this on another route? Maybe requiem for a tadpole? Seemed to make the route a bit more consistent with rock quality and difficulty.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : Ears Between (5.7)
By: Ksween When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: Alex, I found that was the case when I did It last week. It seemed reasonable to climb the squeeze chimney on the right, and then step out left into that crack. Still probably 5.8


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Ksween When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: Im not 100% sure, but I think that block to the right of the cam pictured, has fallen off forcing you into a squeeze chimney on the right.


Location: CT : Central Valley : Rattlesnake Mountain : Green Wall : Green Goddess (5.8 PG13)
By: Ksween When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: This route follows the hand size crack then left up the discontinuous finger crack until you top out on small holds to the right. It is fairly well protected to lead except maybe the topout. The bolt hole out right is for one of the face climbs to the right.


Location: CT : Central Valley : East Peak : Merimere Face : Thor's Hammer (5.9)
By: Ksween When: Nov 24, 2012

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Comments: Followed this today. The jug moving out of the squeeze just above the second roof is covered in bird poop. Copius amounts of poop. Sooo much poop. You will be breathing it and wearing it. Bring a powerwasher, or a mask.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Face to Face (5.10b) : Photo
By: Ksween When: Dec 18, 2011

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Comments: This is definitely face to face. I have a similar picture, only with more gear, and I'm hanging on with 2 hands... I'm more of a wuss.


Location: CT : Central Valley : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Vanishing Point (5.10a)
By: Ksween When: Nov 21, 2011

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Comments: Brian I was there this weekend and the Pin at the of YMC was in great shape. Was there another piece of pro chopped there?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Face to Face (5.10b)
By: Ksween When: Nov 8, 2011

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Comments: What does the crux crack on the third pitch look like? I ended up going through this notch on a finger sized layback crack/flake. Didnt exactly feel like 10b at the gunks. Was I off route? Anyone have pics?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Three Doves (5.8+)
By: Ksween When: Oct 16, 2011

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Comments: That seems to make sense. Still... It was a blast! Highly recommended.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Three Doves (5.8+)
By: Ksween When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: On the second pitch after the piton I went up to the roof and traversed left pulling through a 3" crack in the roof. Was burly and felt harder than 5.8 . Was I off route? I was told this was the original finish?


Location: NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Hotter Than Hell (5.9)
By: Ksween When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: I climbed this last week with 2 relatively new seconds, To protect the traverse I lead with 2 single ropes as if they were doubles. When the first second completed the traverse I had them reclip the other rope to the 2nd bolt after the traverse. Youll take a bit of a swing if you fall but wont fall over the roof


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Why won't my petzl screws start?Ice ClimbingKsweenJan 27, 2016
re: Best ice guide(s) for the New England area?Eastern StatesKsweenJan 26, 2016
re: Stoppers in Horizontal CracksClimbing Gear DiscussionKsweenApr 27, 2015
re: Stoppers in Horizontal CracksClimbing Gear DiscussionKsweenApr 26, 2015
re: free gunks camping?Eastern StatesKsweenMay 29, 2014
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