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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Descent of N. Maroon.  I love this photo.

Descent of N. Maroon. I love this photo.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Bells traverse.  Took this little roof pitch to av...

Bells traverse. Took this little roof pitch to avoid snow/ice and it was the shortest way. I'd say about 5.7 but I was in hiking boots so who knows.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise on the bell cord couloir bathed in alpengl...

Sunrise on the bell cord couloir bathed in alpenglow. Taking a slope measurement.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Tributary after bridge, path continues up this way...

Tributary after bridge, path continues up this way and becomes more obvious. Look for cairns.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Bridge across stream complete with caisson on the ...

Bridge across stream complete with caisson on the other side. The bridge is attached to the caisson with rebar drilled through. Nice work, whoever did this!

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from pulloff toward bridge crossing t...

Looking down from pulloff toward bridge crossing the stream.

CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Lover's Leap

Aug 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Before this boulder is Hillbilly, Ridge 1, and Rid...

Before this boulder is Hillbilly, Ridge 1, and Ridge 2 directly on your right, Achean Pronouncement uphill to your left.

CO : Flatirons : ... : Skunk Canyon

Nov 16, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Oscar and grandpa watching the clmbers.

Oscar and grandpa watching the clmbers.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a break.

Taking a break.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Freya in action.

Freya in action.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Tie in.  Nice fall colors in the background.

Tie in. Nice fall colors in the background.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

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

Papa's hair works great for balance while putting on gear.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Kids

Oct 27, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: I chose this for P1 up to the large block with the...

I chose this for P1 up to the large block with the little tree, ~35m. Comfy belay spot and you can talk to your second. The second pitch will get you 6 feet below the very peak of the south pinnacl

CO : Flatirons : ... : East Face/First Flatironett... (5.2)

Jul 15, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Margaret leading right after the P1 crux and the f...

Margaret leading right after the P1 crux and the fixed ring piton. When I lead it, I could reach with my 35" arms to the right and place a cam. Don't know what the protectable crack to the righ

CO : South Platte : ... : Guide's Route (5.6)

Jul 15, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...

This is a novel auto blocking belay device. I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth. Great to lower with. You gotta love over engineering.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Random Stuff

Jul 15, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: From the Trango B52 FAQ

From the Trango B52 FAQ

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Random Stuff

Jun 30, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Me rappeling off of the final peak of the Fatiron....

Me rappeling off of the final peak of the Fatiron. Nov 2008.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Flatirons

Dec 11, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: First belay on Mount Thorodin CMC route. Did I rea...

First belay on Mount Thorodin CMC route. Did I really need to extend that runner? ooops! Sept 2008

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Dec 11, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Camping spot next to the bowl of tears. We had gia...

Camping spot next to the bowl of tears. We had giant boulder above to protect from rock fall. July 6 2008 about 5:45am. Amazing when the sun came up. Beautiful.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Dec 9, 2008

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

John Brooks (right) and I atop Mount of the Holy Cross. Triumphant after our ascent of the Cross Couloir. I think Dave was taking the picture. July 6 2008

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Alpine Adventures

Dec 4, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Me rap'ing from the 3rd.  Taken by John Brooks. Oc...

Me rap'ing from the 3rd. Taken by John Brooks. Oct 2007

The People of Mountain Proj... : Rick Blair : Flatirons

Dec 4, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Prospect Mountain : The Thumb : Right Center (5.7 PG13)
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: To me, this would be awful as 1 pitch. We broke it up by slinging a block above the 5.7 section off route to climber's right. Wide gear in the grassy groove above would be another option.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Left Standard (5.5)
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: I followed Bobrunnings beta photo exactly. It was awesome. Great belays, great climbing (P4 is amazing), great climber-belayer contact. It went 45m, 30m, 30m, 30m, and 15m. About 500 feet of climbing. Then we Class 4'ed it to the top. Bob has a good eye for a line. The 4th pitch was an awesome lead and a classic pitch at the grade, little roof to pull. One small belay at the 3rd belay, but it was reasonable.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Left Standard (5.5) : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: I followed your route exactly as shown. I thought it was awesome. Good belays, sight and voice between climber and belayer. I thought the 4th pitch had a roof that was definitely 5.6 and perhaps a few 5.6 sections on the other pitches. For the walkoff, we unroped and 4th classed straight up to the top of the dome. About as good as scrambling gets, loads of fun after being roped up!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: There are 2 distinct trails. One that goes directly up from Della Terra is heinous unless you like walking on granite ball bearings. The one slightly East (looker's right) is the one you want. On the descent, it is easy to get to on the crappy trail. There is a fork at a large boulder/outcrop.


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