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


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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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All 609 | Routes 18 | Areas 5 | Photos 208 | Page Improvements | Comments 93 | Posts 30 | Stars 250 | Ratings 5
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Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - West : Photo
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: You have no idea just how silly and crazy this 'matching outfit' thing goes with me and Joe! Tried to involve my other son - 37 year old Marshall - but he doesn't even want to be seen with us nuts.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : The Ramp (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reas... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Double Trouble (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reas... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Gallstone, The : No Pun Intended (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: Route name is "No Pun Intended". Bolted by Duane and Carolyn Ackerman. Right after the Gallstone was re-opened to climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Gallstone, The : I've Got Gall (5.8-)
By: RKM When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: Route name is "I've Got Gall". Bolted by Duane and Carolyn Ackerman. Right after the Gallstone was re-opened to climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Singapore (5.11a PG13) : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: What a great name! Teancum in his anger did got forth . .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Mescalito (5.9+ A3) : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: Wow, what a historic and cool shot. This was so far ahead of the game in'73.


Location: Tristan Higbee : Misc Pics : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: I learned from sad experience over almost 50 years of climbing to never go near anything that looks like this thing. I might try to face climb the left side, or maybe layback it from the right, but could never climb it like a squeeze.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : East Horn : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 18, 2016

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Comments: Dude, where did you get this. So rare! I treasure my 1965 Ortenburger Guide.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Middle Teton : Northwest Ice Couloir (5.6 AI2-3)
By: RKM When: Jul 16, 2016

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Comments: In answer to the route submitter's question about this climb being referred to as 'Harry's Highway', it is because 38 year old Harry Frishman, an Exum Guide, fell (and died) from just a few feet from the top in January, 1981.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Earth Muffin (5.10c/d) : Photo
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: A pretty hard crimp move over the roof to start, and then miles of great climbing in the mid range.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Fruit Filling (5.10c)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Way cool third pitch of Fruit Pie. If the first/second pitch is crowded (usually is with top ropers because of it's excellent little staging area), you can climb the first pitches of Zinger and move right.

Edit: just found out that there is a new supposed 5.7 route just left of Fruit Pie that goes to the second bolt belay of Fruit Pie - so another alternate way to get up to the start of Fruit Filling.

The third pitch (here listed as a separate route called Fruit Filling... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Between Heaven and Earth (5.9)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: One of the best pitches at Castle Rocks. Crux to me seems at 3/4 height. Some small pinches and crimps. Chalk up!


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Blind Pig (5.10a)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Fun route, more like three stars. Crux is most definitely at the top. Don't be surprised when things go horribly blank.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Oh My Gosh (5.7)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Duane builds the best routes. Clean, well bolted, logical and fun!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Crack of Doom (5.11c)
By: RKM When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: My understanding of the route, having been there a couple of times with Greg Lowe and climbing it once with Greg belaying (mid '70's), is that he did the direct start - straight up from the ground. Most everyone I have seen work or climb the route since has come in from the left side.

Greg was the strongest boulderer I have ever seen. After hours of circuit climbing in the boulders behind his house in Ogden, he would come home and traverse back and forth on the bricks of his house. Unbeliev... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : West Buttress - South : Sexcellent (5.11)
By: RKM When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Pretty darn hard move there on the second pitch. Not sure what I would call it, since I finally just grabbed the bolt.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - East : Pure Pleasure (5.6) : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for taking me out climbing Rodger. Fun day.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Oz : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Hannah is such a sweetheart!


Location: ID : Heise Rock
By: RKM When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: Funny to see this 'rock' mentioned at all. I guess it has some significance for me. I first climbed here around 1966 on a scout trip (9th grade). First time I realized I could grab some rock with my hands and pull up on it. Wow, that's a novel idea. Hooked for life!

Fifty years ago!

We used this area for 'training' and to take girls to. Mostly easy stuff and the rappel off the top east si... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Moroni : Crack in the Cosmic Egg (5.10 C2+) : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: I'm sitting on the little haul bag wedged in the crack, and . . . you can face climb past the off-width if you don't want to exert any energy! Much more civilized.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : High Times (5.9) : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: What a fun February day of climbing in the sun! Thanks for taking me out.


Location: bsmoot : Ice : Photo
By: RKM When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Let me get this straight. A couple of senior citizens in their mid 50's fly up to Canada, tick several classic ice climbs, heli ski about 13,000 feet of vertical, and then just fly home?

I'm glad to be associated with you guys!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Cascade Canyon : Baxter's Pinnacle - South R... (5.9)
By: RKM When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Just added a couple of pictures from the old and historic Ortenburger 1965 guide book showing several other routes on Baxter's Pinnacle. The history is good to know.


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.


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