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Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Heroin (V7)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: it ain't over till it's over on this one.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Hairy Underclings (V3)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: i love this rig! cool grips, smeary feet, and hero pinch jugs at the top out.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Grimace (V8)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: the slopers are grimace are rather pebbly and feature some incuts/crimps.

much easier than spanky. less dabby, too. other than that, the problems are very, very similar, down to the first moves.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Galaxy 5000 (V5)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: problem protects very well with just two pads. love the footwork on this one. seriously, i do. it's not just jump to the jug. the moves takes some foot jestery/coordination.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Diesel Power (V5)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: possibly the hardest v5 non-slab problem at lrc.

side note: if your tips are sore, stay away. those side-pulls on the arete bite back.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Cinderella (V7)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: great movement. those pebbly crimps bite back.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Art of the Vogi Left (V6)
By: randy baum When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: crux is not dabbing. this should be one of the last v6's you tick at lrc. so many better lines for that grade.


Location: WI : Castle Rock South (Fishin' ... : Rusty Ring Wall : Kingdom Come (5.11+)
By: randy baum When: Feb 10, 2013

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Comments: alright, i'll give her a go. and you should try natural. it has great movement and is -- along with the rest of willow -- very unique for WI: steep and pumpy instead of the usual vertical techno wizardry.


Location: WI : Castle Rock South (Fishin' ... : Rusty Ring Wall : Kingdom Come (5.11+)
By: randy baum When: Feb 9, 2013

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Comments: best sport route? better than natural selection at willow (which is practically a MN crag)? or secret agent man at gov dodge? those get my vote(s) for best sport line in sconnie land. guess I need to try this rig. looks a bit short, no?


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Left Flank : Table of Colors (5.13a)
By: randy baum When: Jan 10, 2013

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Comments: what are the holds and the movement like on this rig? positive pockets and crimps? poor feet? big moves?


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and ... : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Undertow Boulder : Undertow (V10)
By: randy baum When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Softest V10 in Arkansas?


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and ... : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Undertow Boulder : Shortboard (V6)
By: randy baum When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Just as hard if not harder than Hang Ten.


Location: AR : Fred's Cave Area : Campus Card II (V7)
By: randy baum When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: There are two starts that can be used for this problem.

1) Start hands crossed, with left hand underclinging the triangle crimp hold and right hand on a good crimp.

2) Start matched on the triangle hold with right foot on a decent but dirty foot that is found underneath the roof.

It seems that option 1 is more popular and is easier for short people. Option 2 is less common but possibly easier for taller people.

Which is the "standard" start?


Location: AR : Fred's Cave Area
By: randy baum When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: Got a few problems at Fred's Cave that I need help identifying.

1) What is the name of the problem that begins on Campus Card II but finishes on Buddy? I think it is V8 or maybe V9.

2) What is the name of the problem -- it may be a project -- to the right of Fred's Roof?

3) What is the name of the problem about 15 feet right of My Space? It felt about V5 or V6.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12b)
By: randy baum When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: holden, touche! my explanation is that i was younger and more stupid when i made those downgrades. :) i went back and changed all the grades to the standard grades. you should also note that i've stopped giving grades for climbs. i just give stars, now.

dave g., i think that you are dead-on when you point out that the climbs at palisade have cleaned-up since their FAs and that has made some of them easier. however, i don't agree with you saying yosemite is soft. all told, i've been to ... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12b)
By: randy baum When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: dave r., the comment was meant for dave g. i should have addressed it to him or maybe sent it as a private message.

anyway, it's too late for that now, so let me give you some background. dave g. alluded to the subject of grades when he said, "The routes are graded for an onsite lead." over the past few years there has been much discussion of the grades at palisade, with some calling into question the grades of the area and others pushing back, saying the ratings are accurate. in my opinion, ... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12b)
By: randy baum When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: i can't believe i'm doing this....

compared to most traditional areas in the US, palisade is soft. LET ME BE CLEAR: I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH PALISADE BEING CONSIDERED A "SOFT" CLIFF. palisade is no gunks. it's no yosemite. it's no seneca rocks or new river gorge. THAT'S COMPLETE FINE. NOT EVERY CRAG HAS TO BE A SAND BAGGING, SOUL CRUSHING AFFAIR.

what's important, though, is that we recognize that 12b at palisade is no where near -- not even in the same ball park, not even the same country... more >>


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : The Pit : Twinkletoes (V3-4)
By: randy baum When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: i suppose the features left of the crack (that splits the entire face/boulder) are on. never thought of using them. are you using them to help with the top out?


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Perfect Crimb Area : Hateful Pleasures (5.9)
By: randy baum When: Nov 6, 2012

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Comments: devil's lake is the most badass climbing spot -- nay, destination! -- in the world. it's like ceuse meets hard grit. totally.


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : Photo
By: randy baum When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: nic o. informed me that this little turd is called humpy hump. no word on the grade.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park
By: randy baum When: Oct 31, 2012

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Comments: yep, doug. interstate (aka taylors falls) is good to go, as well. (i was there today, in fact.)

in terms of being in harms way of hunters, the problematic areas are sandstone (the bouldering area only), swede's forrest, and the duluth areas, especially the lake county road 6 crags (sawmill, mystic mountain, section 13, ely's). wear orange and be alert!

doug, we need to meet up. i'm planning a trip to dl/madison sometime this winter. there are many problems at the lake that i want to try. i a... more >>


Location: WI : Willow River State Park
By: randy baum When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: doug, you're correct. the climbing area, which is located at the falls, falls just outside of the hunting area. and aside from the falls, there are no other climbing areas located in the park, so we're in the clear.


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Lukewarm Persistance (V7)
By: randy baum When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: glad to here it. looks like you had a good visit. we'll try and return the favor and visit DL sometime this winter/fall.


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Lukewarm Persistance (V7)
By: randy baum When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: you madison folk finally made it up to sawmill?!?


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : The Pit : Humping The Bear (V1-2)
By: randy baum When: Oct 3, 2012

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Comments: Humping Bear is the stand start to Spread Eagle, which is the blunt arete to the right of Twinkletoes. Being with left hand on an undercling, which is on left side of the arete, and right hand on the incut side-pull, which is on the right side of the arete. Your feet will be on or around the large glossy foot sloper that is at waist height. From this position, gun for the slopey top-out. The side pull out left is on.


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