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Rock Climbing Photo: Another day at Red Rocks.  Photo by Joanne Urioste


Member Since: Mar 22, 2007
Last Visit: Jan 28, 2016
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Areas = 15
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All 562 | Routes 17 | Areas 5 | Photos 196 | Page Improvements | Comments 69 | Posts 22 | Stars 248 | Ratings 5
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Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Via Ferrata : Ferrata Galleria Piccolo La... (3rd)
By: RKM When: Jan 14, 2016

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Comments: This is one of the funnest things to do on a rest day in the Dolomite's. The story behind making the tunnel just blew my mind.


Location: Europe : France : Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles... : Photo
By: RKM When: Dec 30, 2015

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Comments: Totally CLASSIC, it would have been so cool to be in Chamonix in the 1950's.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Tower of Babel : Zenyatta Entrada (5.4 C3) : Photo
By: RKM When: Dec 25, 2015

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Comments: Cool shot.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon : Face Shot (5.8)
By: RKM When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: For sure this route has three bolts in the upper part. Two must have been added later and are completely unnecessary.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Solstice (5.9+)
By: RKM When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: I believe this new route from Dave Bingham will be an instant classic. It's in a great location, nice routes around it, perfectly setup bolts and hard/tricky climbing to a chain anchor.

It's really good!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mount Moran : CMC Route (5.5) : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: That was always my method of getting to Leigh Canyon. Once in the early 80's a pretty bad storm came up so we took our two life jackets off and put them on our two packs. Figured we could swim better than our gear. Geniuses!


Location: Europe : France : Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles... : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 18, 2015

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Comments: Classic, just heard about this ascent from Andy tonight at IME. What a career and life lived.


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Banff National Park : Cascade Mountain : ... : Cascade Falls (WI3 PG13)
By: RKM When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: I nearly lost my life on this easy and predictable climb in the early '80's. Thinking back, it was the perfect setup for an accident. Got up early at a hotel in Banff to climb the Weeping Wall. Drove all the way up there in a total snow storm and when we got there, the ice was bullet hard and the wind howling. Got back in the car and carefully drove back to Banff. Thought that as a conciliatory climb, we would 'run' up Cascade Falls.

Soloed most of it, got dark, while pulling the rope fr... more >>


Location: Rodger Raubach : Dolomites 2014, Day 2. : Photo
By: RKM When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: Dude! Wish I was there.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Super Hits - Bloody Fingers : New Toy (5.10a X)
By: RKM When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Great old route. A Goodwin masterpiece. Crux is just above the first bolt. If you repetitively fall off this move, I would seriously consider not continuing on. If you flash this section, the rest of the unprotected climbing will be fine. It's good to have some old routes still around that you aspire to build up to with confidence.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : The Schoolroom : Asbury Park : ... : Pass or Flail (5.11+)
By: RKM When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Good to see this old and historic route in the data base. I am almost certain that it is a Greg Lowe route, rather than George Lowe. Greg claimed it as a free route at least. I climbed it around '77 with Jeff Lowe - on recommendation from Greg (brothers - George is a cousin). Jeff lead it and 'proclaimed' it 11.c/d, rather than the 5.10+ Greg had lead us to believe.


Location: Dave Vaughan : Dave's pix : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: You guys!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : No Cash Refunds (5.7)
By: RKM When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: You can down climb from this route by going straight south and with a 10 foot section of 5.5/6, be at the base of Stolen Thunder. Cool climb on a hot day!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Catwalk (5.8 PG13)
By: RKM When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: This is a really good and fun route. It would be much better with a set of chains on top. I have suggested this to Brad Schilling and will continue to do so. Might help if others suggest it also. This way, you could lower off, top rope or rappel back to the base with a 70 meter. This could take some of the crowds off of Super Hits wall.

There is NOT an easy way to get off this route - if you ever find yourself on top without a rope.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei ... : Cime Grande : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: Looking at the Hasse-Brandler Route on the North Face of Cima Grande.

In August 2002, Alexander Huber free soloed this 20 pitch monstrous and overhanging 5.12a/b route. In my opinion, one of the greatest free solos of all time.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Northeast : Roadkill (5.10b)
By: RKM When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: This is a really great mixed climb in a secluded spot. Afternoon shade. You can lower with a 70 meter rope - if you don't mind downclimbing just a little bit. Carefull!


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Mount Murchinson : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: This photo should be a poster for ice. And I hope people know just how really good Bruce Hendricks was/is. This guy has an unreal track record!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Mount Olympus : North Summit : Kamp's Ridge (5.6)
By: RKM When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Great video above - Mooner. Nothing better than miles of quartzite.

I see you've got the "a' cheval" down.


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Banff National Park : Mt. Bourgeau : Bourgeau Left-Hand (WI5)
By: RKM When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: Can you imagine a four pitch, mostly vertical ice climb sitting across the parking lot at Snowbird or Alta or Vail?

That's about what this monster climb in Canada is. Despite an hour hike up, it's still one of the best.

Canadian Ice - the States don't even compare.


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Elliott Peak : Kitty Hawk (WI5)
By: RKM When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: This is an unbelievably cool and huge climb. No one ever on it. If this climb were in Provo Canyon, Ouray or close to Vail, it would be climbed several times a day during season.

It would also be the best climb by far in either area. Bigger and better than Ames Ice Hose and almost the equivalent of Bridalveil in Telluride.

It is a long hour plus hike - but just look at these pictures taken by Kris Gorny and Dave Rone.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Disco Duck (5.10a) : Photo
By: RKM When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: Dude! I had to look at that for a while.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Super Slab, Redgarden Wall,... : Photo
By: RKM When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: So cool, I'll bet one of the first 10 or so ascents.

Brilliant route by the way. Still a classic.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Boulders and Bouldering on ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: Nice shorts Rodger, I dare you to wear them next time you are at 'City of Rocks'.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Zinger (5.8)
By: RKM When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: This is one of my favorite climb ever! Probably have done it over 100 times. Sometimes two or three times in a day. Before breakfast, during lunch, after dinner. Climbed it in the dark, in the sun, in the wind, in the winter. Perfect length of hiking approach, perfect angle of climbing, perfect holds, perfect down climb, perfect everything!


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : The Thumb (5.6)
By: RKM When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: The 'Thumb' on Funffingerspitzen is one of the best of the short moderate Dolomite climbs. You can take the lift to the Demetz Hut for a few Euros. The approach is literally five minutes. I found the climb to be 9 pitches with 6 rappels. Steep and exposed but at a moderate level (5.6/5.7) if you stay right on the edge. I took a light 7mm, 150’ line for the rappels. The first two are obvious from the summit south. In the notch at the base of the second rap, follow a line of polished rock ... more >>


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