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Member Since: Jan 9, 2008
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Point Rank: # 4,686
Total Points: 108
Last Year: 82
Last 30 Days: 1
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 589 | Routes 2 | Areas | Photos 14 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 16 | Posts 177 | Stars 207 | Ratings 172

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Location: General Climbing : GIMPS GONE WILD!! Double yo... : Post : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: 4 days ago

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Comments: GTFO! I have two handed friends who I couldn't pay to climb at the Voo and here you are leading. Good on you.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Hungry Homer Boulder : save me jebus (V-easy) : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: Jan 16, 2016

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Comments: Gollum climbs V-easy?!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : A Little More Masochism (5.10)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Dec 1, 2015

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Comments: Oh and sorry about the shit job with my first attempt on the first anchor bolt. I f&*^'d up the bolt and had to pull it and make a new hole.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Mean Black Dog (5.12)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: If you go up to the top of the block on the next route to the right (with a little OW grunt), you can TR this thing. My buddy Lee thought solid 12 to 12+. whew.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : I&I (5.10-)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: This thing is begging to get a second pitch in. Looks like #6 and big bros and steep!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Finless Brown (5.10+)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: GEAR BETA!!

The gear description of this route is dangerously wrong. Those are 2x old school #5s in the description AND a you need a big bro. You will deck if you fall in the large middle section unless you have a big bro. I had to stop mid-route, hang on for dear life, and drop a line in order to bring mine up.

This is my gear beta (new sizes):

2x #3s for the start, 2x #5s, #4 big bro (blue), 2x #6. Then maybe a 5 or 4 above when you finally get to make ... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Four-Wheel Low (5.10)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: I would add that if you have large knees (and even calves), you will have a HELL of a time getting the top crux. I was doing a bizarre hand stack with zero feet and humping the hands up. I wasn't able to get a knee or even a calf in until I was nearly at the chains. 5.11 for me.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Umph Slot (5.10)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: Climbed it again today. I think I may actually be getting worse at climbing. This climb is some kind of terrible misery that can only be appreciated when looking down at your partner and laughing like some kind of crazy person.

I was on Crack of Fear two weeks ago and found it to be 'easier' than this.


Location: NM : Gallup Area : Mentmore : New Side : The Monolith : ... : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: In order to get the second ascent, do I have to buy a 2002 Mercury Sable? Or can I use a 1999 Toyota Corolla?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : The Umph Slot (5.10)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: I feel the need to provide my witness (Hallelujah).

I'm 5'8" and 180 and couldn't get anywhere but on the outside of this thing. Feels like 5.15 to me. I'm going to go home to regroup.

Ray

P.S. Sure were a lot of cobwebs on it. Does anyone actually climb this thing anymore?


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Higher Security Risk : Evolution (5.11c)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: 2012 - clean as a whistle. Ready for prime time and totally worth it.

Two distinct cruxes that are worth the effort of figuring out. I give it 2.5 stars. More if it was longer.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair II : A Thing of Beauty (5.10b/c)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: I dislocated my shoulder on this one in the squeeze. Blew out the labrum and stretched out everything else. Surgery, recovery, I'll be back.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: Oct 21, 2008

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Comments: What are you reaching for in this shot? What is that behind you?


Location: Ray Lovestead : birds : Photo
By: Ray Lovestead When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: Baby Red Tailed Hawk on a climb in Penitente


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Ian's Climb (5.8+)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Mar 9, 2008

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Comments: Super fun, rare, fist-sized crack climb. Definitely 5.7. Called "Ian's Climb" in the Shelf Road Rock book.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Gregory Canyon (including T... : ... : Second Pinnacle East Face (5.7 R)
By: Ray Lovestead When: Jan 27, 2008

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Comments: Some 5.8 moves up with poor pro in places. Negotiating underneath the tree is getting harder as the years go by.

Both the 1st and 2nd pitches have really run out sections. Be confident at the grade and you'll be fine. I'd never trust putting an Alien or TCU in the piton scars, flares too much.

I recommend doing it in 3 pitches. The route zig zags around and generates lots of rope drag. Single eyebolt for rapping at the peak.



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