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


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Areas = 15
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All 583 | Routes 17 | Areas 5 | Photos 202 | Page Improvements | Comments 83 | Posts 23 | Stars 248 | Ratings 5
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Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Earth Muffin (5.10c/d) : Photo
By: RKM When: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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Comments: Way cool third pitch. 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. The third pitch is fun and totally worth doing. The little finger crack is actually exposed and steep. A couple of mid sized cams for the belay on top. Walk north for a variety of rap choices depending on parties below. The last anchor (just before you can downclimb) is 'Two Bits' (just north of H... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Between Heaven and Earth (5.9)
By: RKM When: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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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: 2 days ago

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Comments: Dwayne 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 first climbed here around 1966 on a scout trip (9th grade). First time I realized I could grab some rock and pull up on it. Hooked for life!

We used this area for 'training' and to take girls to. Mostly easy stuff and the rappel off the top east side. Once, I forgot my swami belt and just decided to clip to my Levi belt loops. Jumped off the top and both belt loops snapped immediately. Slid to the bottom with both hands burning and landed on... 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.


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 C2+) : 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.


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