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Member Since: Oct 16, 2007
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Total Points: 294
Last Year: 48
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Personal: Lives in Denver
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Photo Albums by Rick Blair    
Rock Climbing Photo: Me rap'ing from the 3rd.  Taken by John Brooks. Oc...

2 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: John Brooks (right) and I atop Mount of the Holy C...

Alpine Adventures
9 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: From the Trango B52 FAQ

Random Stuff
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Rock Climbing Photo: Papa's hair works great for balance while putting ...

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RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 79
Southeast Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
  Oct 11 - With John after 4th flatironette. I had a rope but this would be a doable but heady solo.
East Face and South Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Oct 11 - With John, very mossy. Glad I had a rope. Would not solo.
Original Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Jul 26 - With Kale.
Free Shot 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
  Jul 25 - W/ Kale. Love the down climb. Only 1 pitch of 5th class. 2nd Pitch is 4th.
East Face/Back Porch 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
South Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Southeast Ridge 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Inwood Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Devil's Spiral 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Biscuits 'n' Gravy 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
North East Gully 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Fatironette 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
This is the start of pitch 2. If you go left where the climber is, you will hit another set of bolt anchors. If you go right up the V dihedral, you will be on sustained, runout 5.6 and almost at the top of the formation when you top out. Great view of leader from belay stance.  This outcropping sits directly below a grassy flat area and the start of the climb.  Pitch 1. It is very dirty, mossy, and lichen covered. If you don't get distracted by all of this, you will realize that pleasant, positive holds abound making this an enjoyable climb. No need for friction on any move. P1 ramp finishes up in short corner section with a nice, positive rail above the corner to hoist yourself. Look for belay with bolt hangers in alcove.  Practice Wall from northwest aspect.  Approach to Climbers Access trail, after you leave double track part where the vehicle turn around terminates.   When you hit the first large rock outcropping, go right.  It goes behind the stump in the photo. 
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Wind Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Angel's Way 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
North Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face North Side/Seal Rock 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
5.10 Crack aka "Thin Fingers" 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1
Left Side 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tired Arms Recovery Program (T.A.R.P.) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Left Handed Jew 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
5.8 Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

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