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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
when brandon and i first saw this photo, we couldn...

when brandon and i first saw this photo, we couldn't believe how big that hueco appears. it looks like a frickin ledge!

WI : Willow River State Park : Sudden Shock (5.11d)

Sep 15, 2009

past the crux and just past 1/2 way.

past the crux and just past 1/2 way.

WI : Willow River State Park : Sudden Shock (5.11d)

Sep 15, 2009

once the angle kicks back, there are three common ...

once the angle kicks back, there are three common variations. here, brandon's taking the middle variation. the left variation is the hardest, followed by the middle, then the right.

WI : Willow River State Park : Sudden Shock (5.11d)

Sep 15, 2009

1/3 way up.

1/3 way up.

WI : Willow River State Park : Sudden Shock (5.11d)

Sep 15, 2009

brandon at the start.

brandon at the start.

WI : Willow River State Park : Sudden Shock (5.11d)

Sep 15, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Photo
By: randy baum When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: that dab though.


Location: MN : Sandstone : Eldon : Pocket Hercules (V8) : Photo
By: randy baum When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: this is the first move. once you match hands, you then go for the pocket.


Location: MN : Sandstone : Banning State Park : Teacher's Overlook : The Gym Teacher (V9)
By: randy baum When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: the wheel of banning! futuristic.


Location: MN : Sandstone : Eldon : Photo
By: randy baum When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments: this is why it is critical that we support organizations like the access fund and mca. cilmbing continues to grow in popularity. 8a, mountain project, guidebooks, gyms, facebook, instagram -- there are countless forces bringing more folks into the scene. been to B2 lately? recognize anyone? all new climbers. we cannot control the flow, but we can help shape how these persons are introduced to climbing. the access fund, with black diamond, just launched the ROCK project to educate climbers on res... more >>


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : Path to Got Me : Slopey Arete (V5)
By: randy baum When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: love the slopers on this problem. reminds me of the texture on the pinch sloper on twinkletoes and the texture on the arete pinch on kill kitties.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park
By: randy baum When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: climb all 5.12s in a single after-work session. draws must be hung by climber. there are 14 5.12s in all. i have excluded one-move linkups like natural daydreams, surf selection, and new beginnings. no prize to the winner. just lots of enduro gained.

here are the routes (listed left-to-right):

sudden day dreams, 12a
midsummer day dreams, 12c
natural selection, 12b
tsunami, 12d
middle cyclone, 12c
genesis effect, 12d
couch time, 12c
cypher 2, 12c
brass monkey, 12d
water music, 12a
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Location: MN : Sandstone : Robinson Park
By: randy baum When: Jan 24, 2014

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Comments: i'll look into that. if it's OK, i'll starting adding stuff.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Full Sail (V10 PG13)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: ian means have your right hand on the lowest hold on the arete. tenuous bumps and high high-stepping get you to the stand. looks easy. is not.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Sail Away (V8)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: another good line on this rad boulder. with a rad toe hook move, the exit moves on this one are pure fun.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Bully (V9)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: fun, gymnastic climbing with toehooks and big sloper jugs. a detached bloc reminiscent of boulders in RMNP. more folks should do this line.

by the way, there are some variations on this boulder. the stand, which is called show time, goes at v5/6. the sit left goes at an v8; after getting the jug, go left and top out in the groove/dihedral. this is called the nerd. tyler thumes on the FA.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Green Fire (V6)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: rad compression heel hooking. only detractor -- and this is not uncommon for the lake -- is the dabby boulder adjacent to the problem. look out if you dry fire on this rig. you could easily smack into the boulder at your back. make sure you have a spotter.

vid of dry firing on this problem:




Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : Amazing Pillar (V6)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: i normally shy away from giving my opinion on a line that has already received good, accurate comments. but this one is an exception. go do this climb. one of the best at the lake; certainly, the best v6.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : Thumbs Up (V8)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: an interesting little bugger. it's all about the feet on this one. a mixture of balance and power, this one is very similar climbing to its bigger bro to the right, the magician.

if you are looking for a good eight, avoid the sit and just go for the magician. the sit of thumbs up is too dabby. as far as v8's go in this area, the magician is a much better line.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : The Reserve : ... : The Magician (V8)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: this is a very nice addition. climbs like a world cup style bloc: techie yet powerful feature climbing.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff South : ... : The False (V11 PG13)
By: randy baum When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: watched Ian on the FA of this one. a combination of tech and power, the rig has difficult smearing, tricky bumps and a sweet dead point. the holds are angular with comfortable thumb catches, very cool stuff. rally the pads and spotters and get on this!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : The Fridge (V7)
By: randy baum When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: yea, it's short and a bit contrived, but it has unique movement for devil's lake.

the sit start goes at v11 and is called drunchies (aka drunken munchies). ian put it up yesterday (11/02/13). start with right hand on starting right handhold for the fridge and left hand on small, sloping crimp in middle of the face. bump left hand to the left hand starting of the fridge. the move looks easy. it is not.


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : Sizzlefoot Wall : Genetic Control (V7-8 R)
By: randy baum When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: Nic O did the second boulder ascent of this line today (9/29/13). Cool grips and sequences on this rig. Should see more ascents!


Location: MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Side Bouldering : The Boonyards aka The B2 Pi... : B2 Bomber (V4)
By: randy baum When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: As you walk into the B2 area, B2 Bomber is on your left. Start down and right on a large, V-shaped jug that is behind a small birch tree. Trend up and left, using good slots and crimps. There are many ways to finish the problem. Taller folks typically dyno; shorter folks use poor intermediates.


Location: MN : Sandstone : Robinson Park : rock climbs : Sigma Wall : Nexus (5.13a)
By: randy baum When: Sep 14, 2013

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Comments: first off, thanks for bolting this rig, tyler hoffart. you did a quality job. you used the best hardware, and the bolt placements are spot-on. well done.

nexus truly is a very fun, aesthetic line. there is only one way up, and that is rare for minnesota routes. nexus packs in a wide variety of movement: stemming, jamming, gastons, highsteps, lockoffs, and a sweet deadpoint. what's more, all cruxes are preceded by very good rests, one of which is a no hands.

that being said, there are dow... more >>


Location: WI : Willow River State Park
By: randy baum When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Curious as to which Willow 5.12c is the hardest? Which 13b? Here's a list of Willow routes from easiest to hardest, irrespective of the Mountain Project grade.

This list was compiled by myself and some longtime Willow locals. With only a handful of true lines, climbing at Willow can get repetitive. These lists help keep things fresh. Happy climbing and watch out for falling choss. :)

bit.ly/10CZ3dN


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