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Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
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All 909 | Routes 71 | Areas 7 | Photos 23 | Page Improvements | Comments 103 | Posts 157 | Stars 300 | Ratings 248
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pat Vernon, climbing BAREFOOT! What a hardman....

Pat Vernon, climbing BAREFOOT! What a hardman....

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Northcutt Start (5.10d)

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Rumplestiltskin (5.12a)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Tried to rest by sitting on the midway ledge like my partner and wound up wasting more energy than it was worth. Super fun route!


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : West (Center) Face : Zee Wicked Witch (5.12c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: You can jam your head in the hole at the midway anchors and take weight off your arms. Never done that before, 5 stars for sure!


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ... : Sinister Dane (5.13b)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments:


Some choppy video of a recent send.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Face (5.11-)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Did this the other day with 3 #3 camalots. It was a little scary and I wound up having to do alot of jostling and sliding but it worked out. You can occasionally place a 2 along the way and I left a 4 lower on the pitch. If I did it again I would bring 4 #3's, 3 #2's and the four. Excellent route. To reiterate the last post, there are no issues rapping this route with a 70. Do a shorter first rappel of 50 feet to climbers left from the anchor on top that looks like it was... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Texas Hold 'Em (5.11c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Incredible route, one of the best I have ever done. The climbing is varied and excellent. The first four pitches go pretty quickly. For the first pitch I wandered up ledgy terrain left of the mentioned dihedral and right of the bushes eventually meeting a beefy bolt on some 5.8 terrain. The rest of the pitches were pretty straight forward route finding wise.

The 9th pitch felt hard for the grade, even harder than the North Face on Castleton which I did several days prior. This is probably... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Sentinel Rock : Steck-Salathe (5.10-)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Amazing adventure route. Strategy wise we hiked up the day before to stash gear and find the start. I felt this was a good call as the start is not obvious. The route ascends the right side of the large pillar, not the left as we initially thought. The first pitch is wide and has a slung chockstone you can see from the base ledge. From here, with the supertopo topo, we didn't have any other route finding issues even on the descent.

This route is time consuming with many memorable pitches. ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 30 - The Rostrum : The North Face (5.11c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: What an amazing route! The crux on this route, while hard, almost feels like on of the least strenuous pitches. The .10d dihedral is where the all day pump starts to set in. The start to the sixth pitch ofwidth was hard and a litte heady. Traverse a little lower than you think. The offwidth was fine with one #5 c4 and one #4 c4. I am pretty bad at offwidths and found this safe enough to slide the 5 up, even take on it once in a while. Cant wait to get back to this route. Every... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Torreon : Wizard of Air (5.12a)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Excellent route, feels like adventure sport climbing.

The first pitch is my least favorite, a little contrived and then runnout. The best line seems to weave back and forth between the bolts which is kind of a theme on this route. This pitch can be skipped by scrambling up a gulley to the right as mentioned above.

Don't overlook the airy third pitch. This pitch has hollow rock, spacey bolts and difficult in-obvious climbing that feels like the mental crux of the route and isn't really muc... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Crankenstein (5.11)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: No worries George! Nothing wrong with the occasional sandbag. I noticed this is rated .11d in the Falcon New Mexico guidebook which feels about right. This is a great crag if you realize what you are in for. I would say .11d for this, .12c for Completely Clueless, and .12b/c for Bojin after my visit today.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Completely Clueless (5.12b)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I doubt this thing gets climbed much. This feels like the hardest line of the three by far. At least Bojin to the left has usable holds through the difficult climbing and feels reasonable for its given grade. There was some suspect glue at one point where it looked like a hold might have been.

Fun 5.11 climbing leads to a stance on a sloping angled foot ledge. From here it is 20 feet of desperate, sequential slab climbing that is probably .12d in reality. It took me multiple tries to wor... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Crankenstein (5.11)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I pity the hapless bastard who heads to Techweeny Buttress for a relaxing day of sport climbing. Crankenstein is a true sandbag of epic proportions probably more in line with standard .12a in the Sandias. I assume the nature of these routes has changed over the years, I even managed to break a hold on it today.

Mellow climbing leads to the second bolt. From here the route weaves right to the arete for then back to the face on solid mid 5.11 climbing for about 30 feet. Without resting bust... more >>


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : 45° Boulder : Perverse Traverse (5.11c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Choss and moss is the name of the game on this "Rig". Best avoided.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower : Rawhide (5.10c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: This route linked with Great Escape makes for what would be an excellent 5 star outing at any crag. Also, the 30 feet of crux climbing is one of the few stretches of pure crack climbing I have encountered in the Sandias. Highly recommended.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are... : Ledged Assault (5.11c/d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: I only TR'd this route after a day of climbing, but, man, what a line! This looks a little chossy from the ground, but the climbing is stellar, and it is not yet polished from the masses. The movement through the 25 feet of crux climbing is absolutely classic, like tricky Eldo climbing... but better! This seemed all of .11d, probably harder in some areas.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Pino Wall & Jawbone : Pino Wall : Red Dawn (5.11c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: I thought this was the best of the trilogy of harder routes on the south face of Pino. This one has a mostly natural line that travels straight up the "nose" for a continuously airy and memorable experience on the last two pitches with some excellent climbing; equal parts technical and burl. The first two pitches might leave something to be desired for some people, but I thoroughly enjoyed them as well! A cool crack, some tufas... good stuff. Excellent climb.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : North Ridge (5.6)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: A bit of context here: I wrote this route description when this site was just being conceived, long before any of us knew what the site was our would become to be. The only existing routes on this site were buildering routes on the engineering building at CU. There were 6 registered users, and we probably received 10 visits a week or something. The main climbing site on the internet was rec.climbing.

I submitted some brief descriptions of routes to Myke on a floppy disk as a sort of quick, g... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock : Evermore (5.12d)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: Or you guys could use the obvious finger lock, no dyno required!


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Big Block : Bouldering Cave : The Baseball Problem (V8)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Some beta on this problem. The last move, right where I fall, is the crux. This problem has some very angular holds that eventually cut into your hands in all the wrong spots if you keep trying it multiple times (like I did). Otherwise it is a good problem with decent movement.




Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Pino Wall & Jawbone : Pino Wall
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: The approach to Pino wall is quite short from the tram terminal, probably only 15-20 minutes when you have it dialed. Take the crest trail south from the tram terminal through the woods. After about 5 minutes on the right there is a faint rocky trail to the crest. Take this to the crest and then find the hard to see two cinder block supports mentioned in the guidebook about 200 feet southeast along the crest. Just before the blocks is a small cairn marking the proper descent from the crest. ... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Juan Tabo Canyon : Shield : Knife Edge (Easy 5th)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: I have to agree with DTP, this feels like 5.4ish climbing. 3:09 car to car? thats pretty fast! I thought I was clipping along pretty well at 3:50, but I certainly wasn't running and stopped a couple times. Coming down the ramp is certainly faster than Chimney Canyon but bush-wacking through the pricker bushes is not fun at all.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Friendship Boulders : Friendship Boulder : Massive Aggressive (V4)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: There are a lot of variations on this face in the V4-5 range. Some are quite good. Perhaps the most ridiculous/silly is a low traverse, left to right of the entire overhang. I worked on it for months and eventually sent. This was before they put mulch down at the base and I was a few inches shorter. Here's a link to a few variations:




Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Friendship Boulders : Friendship Boulder : Sleepwalker (V1 PG13)
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: There is a V6 sit start left of this that joins the rail. Two hard moves involving a nasty, slanted crimp.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Friendship Boulders
By: Patrick Vernon When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: Ahh the Friendship Boulders! I started climbing here 20 years ago, stealing my dad's board lasted shoes to play around on these boulders when I was a teen. Don't take this the wrong way Seth, but none of these are first ascents. The first ascent info for most of this stuff is lost to obscurity. Some of the harder problems in this area, such as the one off to the right of the nature trail behind Friendship Boulder starting on two crimps with no feet were done by Jim Belcer back in 2000 (he ra... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Foothills Bouldering : Manitoba/Montgomery Trailhe... : North Ridge Steps : ... : Boulder A
By: Patrick Vernon When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: You almost hit coyote! Nice vid.


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