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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Rusty Jam

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 45'

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Jan 16, 2016

Look What Zog Do

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 90'

UT : Moab Area : ... : Cat Wall

Nov 28, 2015

Kor Direct to Super Slab

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 (4)

Trad, 2 pitches, 70'

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Redgarden - Below Lower Ram...

Nov 15, 2015

Center Route P3 Variation

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (7)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

CO : South Platte : ... : Cynical Pinnacle

Aug 9, 2015

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back at the top of pitch five from the bel...

Looking back at the top of pitch five from the belay at the end of pitch six. We belayed above the chimney which worked well.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)

May 15, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle leading pitch ten.

Kyle leading pitch ten.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)

May 15, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle on lead of pitch 3.

Kyle on lead of pitch 3.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)

May 15, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Devin on lead.

Devin on lead.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Rednekk Justus (5.11)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the Woof.

Pulling the Woof.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Zombie Woof (submitted as B... (5.11a)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle on lead.

Kyle on lead.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Key Hole (5.10a/b)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Rainbows in the canyon.

Rainbows in the canyon.

CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Jamming

Jamming

NY : The Gunks : ... : Rusty Jam (5.9)

Jan 16, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The route

The route

NY : The Gunks : ... : Rusty Jam (5.9)

Jan 16, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Escalante Canyon

Escalante Canyon

The People of Mountain Proj... : Ralph Swansen : Climbing

Jun 6, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhere on Crimson Chrysalis

Somewhere on Crimson Chrysalis

The People of Mountain Proj... : Ralph Swansen : Climbing

Dec 1, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)
By: Ralph Swansen When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: No more cairn at the base, but the directions and picture here on MP are very accurate for the start of the climb. I will agree with comments above about the topo being excellent except on pitch 13 where going straight up to the bail tat is a mistake. Instead, stay right and follow the description in comments above. This climb is amazing and almost every pitch is high quality. We averaged 45 mins a pitch including the descent approach. We did not bring or see a need for a #4.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Zappa Wall : Beside the Pillar (5.10+)
By: Ralph Swansen When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: This can take a few twos and two threes.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Rusty Jam (5.9) : Photo
By: Ralph Swansen When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Mike! I started in the Gunk's but learned many tricks since moving out West. :)


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Fat Tuesday (5.10+)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: I'm 5'6", fat fingers and did find some good beta for keeping it 10+!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Monkey Puzzle (5.10d)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Short but absolutely great!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Monkey House : Monkey Pause (5.12a)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Mark is correct. ^^^^


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Elephant Rock : North Prow (5.10a PG13)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: First bolt is waaaay high with tough moves to get to it. Stick clip or what I did was protected the opening moves with a red x4 and a green c3 right above it in the seam about two thirds of the way towards the bolt. Bomber.

I really enjoyed this route, but it was a tough warmup as I thought it to be harder than 10a with some good runout. Thin, balance moves on small crystals and a fun roof at the end.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face : D3 (5.9)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Good advice from ryanwallace77 with the white spot. I'm uncertain why there are so many belay stations, but anyone comfortable running out easy terrain can go to the third set of anchors with a 60 meter. From there, the next pitch leads up left and through some fun terrain, then, passing another set of anchors (next pitch), a big flat area and the 5.9 finger crack/ off width(ish). I linked these next two pitches with minimal gear and some drag. The traverse left pitches are next, these are best ... more >>


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Davis Face
By: Ralph Swansen When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: The directions leave out that when Rd 375a ends, stay left onto Trail 373. When 373 is approaching the base of the rock, a right turn down a hill will take you to a parking lot that is the closest to the base with an established trail to the rock. There is another parking lot on the right side of 373 a little past the aforementioned turn off with a slightly longer approach. The drive from BV takes a good 30+ minutes to the base of the rock.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Finger Lickin' Good (5.10c/d)
By: Ralph Swansen When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: 1 pitch is the right way to do this. I found the lower section very pleasing on the way to the awesome finger crack. Wildfire is a great second pitch finish/top out to this and is 5.10.


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