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Aug 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Matilda


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Jul 2, 2016

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Jun 20, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.

Jun 13, 2016

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Jun 13, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Lake Como

Lake Como

May 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Not to state the obvious

Not to state the obvious

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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : Standard Route, Sunlight Sp... (5.10)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: A new, modern bolt seems to have been placed at the top, and (some?) of the fixed gear/tat has recently been removed. (discussion on ethics on The bolt party apparently went through the right channels to do so.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: If y'all dropped a nut tool on 9/8/16, I got it back for ya. Wasn't called for by one of the like, 5 parties I passed on my way to the top.

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Northwest Gully (5.3)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: Rossiter uses a different grade system for climbs below 5.4 (Welzenbach) in at least the newest RMNP guide, so that's why he grades it "Class 4".

The face was iced over when I got to it today, so I opted for the squeeze, which it def. was. Pretty fun, the crux is getting out of the damn thing and turning yourself the right way forward.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Jaws : North Ridge (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 1, 2016

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Comments: This route will take longer than you may first think, as it's much harder than the 5.0 rating would have you suppose in many areas.

I particularly had quite a time crossing the gap of the second to last "tooth". Finding a way to traverse over the gap (how far down to downclimb), while also having OK-enough holds to use afterwards was particularly thrilling with great movement. Bring some, I dunno, stemming/chimney skills to Jaws, or just reconci... more >>

Location: NY : New York City : Trump Tower
By: LongRanger When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: RED TAPE: the dispersed camping that used to be allowed at Zuccotti Park just a few miles south has apparently been shut down. That's news to me, as the last time I was there... oh gosh it has to have been 5 years ago now, it was packed like being at Miguel's - although much cleaner - pizza in the area was better too.

Finding camping in the area is almost as worse as Boulder. Almost. They seem to treat their homeless population a little better in ... more >>

Location: NY : New York City : Trump Tower
By: LongRanger When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone know if this route has had a First Freedomed Ascent?

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Keel : Northeast Ridge (4th)
By: LongRanger When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: Most of The Keel is pretty easy climbing, but the last bit of climbing to the summit is a bit more than Class 4 I thought, a tiny bit of route finding and some actually committing moves. Nice summit. The downclimb to the South isn't so bad. Reverse the summit moves, the find the deep and narrow slot straight down on the S side. Keep scrambling to the east of that slot, until you're above an open book. Good holds make this an easy stem to the ground.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Diagonal (5.2 R)
By: LongRanger When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: There's actually a even easier downclimb than the spike flake, or the dirty ramp - just keep going a bit more south on the ridge, until the ridge turns precipitously down - this is where you're sorta cliffed out. Turn around, and look for the last tree on the ridge, just to the NW. The west face of the Slab at this point is only 15 or so feet high and dead vertical. There's a small ledge in the middle and copious handholds. Get... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Sphinx
By: LongRanger When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Maybe my partner can fill in more information, but we found NO rap station, tree, or any other sign of a place to rap off of from the summit of this formation, and putting together a rap line was tedious and dangerous (tiny trees, loose blocks that let loose). I think the most realistic way to descend from the summit of the formation is to downclimb the upper east face route. We were somewhat of the idea that you cannot get to the easy upper east face route, without first climbing the lower, 5.7... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Tiny Tower : West Ridge (5.2)
By: LongRanger When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Super fun solo. If this was near Chat., it would see near constant traffic.

Not much gear placements to be had.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fifth Flatiron
By: LongRanger When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Soloing the last 10 meters to the summit rivals kissing a girl good night on a first date.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: I'm a little sad the tongue near the initial bulge is much shorter than it used to be. That was a nice piece of rock to grab, to bring you up to the bulge.

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Sunset Flatironette : South Ridge [better known a... (5.4)
By: LongRanger When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Wow, I've never found the hole/tunnel... yet! The crux for me was near the summit, there's a delicate traverse on the right side that reminds me of the crux boulder on Broadway on Long's. Airy! After being on that rounded arete for so long!

The other awesome move is gaining the ridge again after a small downclimb. Feet aren't so good, and the next part is not connected to what you're standing on, but you can lean into the next piece, catching your fall with your hand, find a big jug and haul yo... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Dodge Block (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: There's a very large flake on the L side of the, "10 foot step " on the Second Flatironette. It looks like one could use it to get on top of the step, but it's a little sketch as it will move if you touch it. I lamely went to the L of the step, and traversed over a bit.

It's actually pretty weird, I think I've started on Freeway before and traversed left after a while and downclimbed the "wall" you're supposed to climb up looking for this route. Finding nothing appealing, I just climbed back u... more >>

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : Gregory Flatironette aka Fi...
By: LongRanger When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: Sad news,

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : Freeway (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: LuisC, one option is Free For All @ 5.6.

The Pullman Car on the second makes it difficult to climb the Second, like you can the First and the Third. Pulling over the Pullman Car would be a pretty heady solo for sure. (~5.9+)

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : The Beaver (5.5)
By: LongRanger When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: I remember bumping into Buzz, after he just downclimbed Gorrel's. My knowledge of the area (none), the appearance of a line (questionable), and the description of his moves (devious) made me curious but cautious. Today, I scoped it out from the bottom, and it indeed went super fine. A great soloable line from the bottom of the Notch, to the top of the Beaver (or vice versa!). The move on the flake is def. the highlight, although the jamming in the crack system is also pretty fun. The views from ... more >>

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