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Lost Angel on Angels Landing.  One of the first few ascents of this route in 2001.  The route is between Prodigal Son and Ball and Chain and goes up the blank bulging wall via beak cracks. <br /> <br />We had 18 beaks/peckers/rurps and used most of them on two continuous pitches. <br /> <br />Climbers below my right are starting up Prodigal Son. <br /> <br />Photo by Brian Smoot

Lost Angel on Angels Landing. One of the first few ascents of this route in 2001. The route is between Prodigal Son and Ball and Chain and goes up the blank bulging wall via beak cracks. We had 18

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Mar 5, 2014

Bret Ruckman and I in the Flatirons, Boulder.  Twenty eight years ago.  1986 <br /> <br />Photo by Judy Ruckman

Bret Ruckman and I in the Flatirons, Boulder. Twenty eight years ago. 1986 Photo by Judy Ruckman

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Jan 24, 2014

Bill Boyle on Lovelace in Zion's.  Early '90's. <br /> <br />The independent Fang Spire behind him. <br /> <br />Bill has done more first ascents than I could count. Hundreds in American Fork Canyon alone.  Dozens more at City of Rocks.

Bill Boyle on Lovelace in Zion's. Early '90's. The independent Fang Spire behind him. Bill has done more first ascents than I could count. Hundreds in American Fork Canyon alone. Dozens more at Ci

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Jan 24, 2014

Brian Smoot after an early ascent of Desert Shield in Zion's. <br /> <br />I've climbed hundreds of routes with Brian over the years.  He and I make a great partnership and continue to climb with each other often.

Brian Smoot after an early ascent of Desert Shield in Zion's. I've climbed hundreds of routes with Brian over the years. He and I make a great partnership and continue to climb with each other often

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Jan 24, 2014

Jason Jones on an ascent of Sheer Lunacy in Zion's - May '97

Jason Jones on an ascent of Sheer Lunacy in Zion's - May '97

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Jan 24, 2014

Blair 'Charlie' Rich on Spaceshot, Zion's, Oct '98.   <br /> <br />We've climbed together since '68 in high school. <br /> <br />Back then, we were rock and roll stars with our band; Stark Naked and The Car Thieves. <br /> <br />Not sure where the pink shirt came from . . . or why?

Blair 'Charlie' Rich on Spaceshot, Zion's, Oct '98. We've climbed together since '68 in high school. Back then, we were rock and roll stars with our band; Stark Naked and The Car Thieves. Not sur

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Jan 24, 2014

One of the first few ascents of Swoop Gimp or Be Dust in Zion's.  Still plenty of pins at that time. <br /> <br />Mid '90's with Jason Jones

One of the first few ascents of Swoop Gimp or Be Dust in Zion's. Still plenty of pins at that time. Mid '90's with Jason Jones

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Jan 24, 2014

Bret Ruckman always had the latest, greatest tools.  I was always a generation or two behind. <br /> <br />Whiteman Falls - Canada, mid '90's

Bret Ruckman always had the latest, greatest tools. I was always a generation or two behind. Whiteman Falls - Canada, mid '90's

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Jan 24, 2014

Ya' ever lead something 'back in the day' and think you were really cool - only to figure out later that you were really stupid? <br /> <br />And, damn lucky! <br /> <br />Automatic Control Theory - Santaquin Canyon, Utah

Ya' ever lead something 'back in the day' and think you were really cool - only to figure out later that you were really stupid? And, damn lucky! Automatic Control Theory - Santaquin Canyon, Utah

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Jan 24, 2014

Bret and Judy Ruckman - road tripping, July 1989.  City of Rocks, Idaho <br /> <br />Some of my best friends. I've climbed with Bret for 28 years - from Valdez, Alaska to El Potrero, Mexico

Bret and Judy Ruckman - road tripping, July 1989. City of Rocks, Idaho Some of my best friends. I've climbed with Bret for 28 years - from Valdez, Alaska to El Potrero, Mexico

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Dec 24, 2013

Three generations, on the rocks! <br /> <br />Backyard Boulders - Castle Rock State Park, Idaho  2013

Three generations, on the rocks! Backyard Boulders - Castle Rock State Park, Idaho 2013

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Dec 18, 2013

A different year with more ice and bigger crevasses. <br /> <br />Picture taken from on top of the Friction Pitch - Exum Ridge.

A different year with more ice and bigger crevasses. Picture taken from on top of the Friction Pitch - Exum Ridge.

WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Middle Teton Glacier Route (5.5 AI2 Mod. Snow)

Dec 7, 2013

This spire is spectacular - from any angle.

This spire is spectacular - from any angle.

Europe : Italy : ... : The Thumb (5.6)

Dec 6, 2013

The Middle Teton Glacier route follows directly up to the crevasses, left of them and up the narrow, steeper tongue to the col.  Typically rock climbing up the skyline to the summit. <br /> <br />Picture borrowed from John Hegyes from the main Middle Teton page.

The Middle Teton Glacier route follows directly up to the crevasses, left of them and up the narrow, steeper tongue to the col. Typically rock climbing up the skyline to the summit. Picture borrowed

WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Middle Teton Glacier Route (5.5 AI2 Mod. Snow)

Dec 6, 2013

Ah! the desert in '74.  Snowing, blizzard conditions, a rack of pitons, friends that had never climbed before (or ever would again).   <br /> <br />What could ever go wrong.

Ah! the desert in '74. Snowing, blizzard conditions, a rack of pitons, friends that had never climbed before (or ever would again). What could ever go wrong.

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Dec 5, 2013

Probably '75.  Top of Castleton Tower via the Kor route.  This was pre "50 Classic Climbs" era, so we were the 19th ascent of the tower.   <br /> <br />Did it the next year and we were in the 50's, a couple of years later, in the 200 range, and then into the thousands of ascents before the summit register disappeared.  <br /> <br />I got part way up this beauty a year earlier by myself, having a 'desert solitaire' day.

Probably '75. Top of Castleton Tower via the Kor route. This was pre "50 Classic Climbs" era, so we were the 19th ascent of the tower. Did it the next year and we were in the 50's, a co

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Nov 23, 2013

1969 - Devils Tower.  At that time, you had to write ahead and ask for permission to climb, have a letter or two of recommendation, have the ranger check your gear at Park Headquarters, etc., etc. <br /> <br />You also had to have helmets - thus a few construction hats and one motorcycle helmet in the picture.  Snowed most of the day but we had driven way to far (Rexburg, Id) to not summit in any way possible. <br /> <br />Steve Henderson, Val Price, Kim Miller (with the Millermitts and hammer).  Photo taken by John Ricks - whose parents let us take their Cadillac.

1969 - Devils Tower. At that time, you had to write ahead and ask for permission to climb, have a letter or two of recommendation, have the ranger check your gear at Park Headquarters, etc., etc. Yo

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Nov 23, 2013

1968.  On top of Disappointment Peak with my dad.  The Grand Teton in the background. <br /> <br />Photo by my older brother - Wood Jr.

1968. On top of Disappointment Peak with my dad. The Grand Teton in the background. Photo by my older brother - Wood Jr.

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Nov 23, 2013

This place is making me 'cuckoo'. <br /> <br />Cortina d'Ampezzo, our favorite place.

This place is making me 'cuckoo'. Cortina d'Ampezzo, our favorite place.

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Nov 20, 2013

Fast, get this pizza home before it gets cold. <br /> <br />Everybody loves the 'Rock City'.

Fast, get this pizza home before it gets cold. Everybody loves the 'Rock City'.

ID : City of Rocks

Nov 20, 2013

Bridalveil Falls, Telluride in 1977/78. <br />   <br />Drove from Rexburg, Idaho twice within a month to get this done.  We believed at the time it was within the first 10 or so ascents.  Pretty lean conditions. <br /> <br />It was hard, really hard - and scary.  Jim Knight lead the difficult stuff. <br /> <br />Jim was an excellent ice climber back in the day.  Probably still is.

Bridalveil Falls, Telluride in 1977/78. Drove from Rexburg, Idaho twice within a month to get this done. We believed at the time it was within the first 10 or so ascents. Pretty lean conditions.

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Nov 19, 2013

Bridalveil Falls, Telluride.  2002. <br /> <br />Fat and nice. Another party of three on the main line (right side) told us to stay away.  <br /> <br />We climbed the complete left side to the top, walked off, and were probably in Grand Junction by the time the other party topped out. <br /> <br />Climbed with Jason Jones.

Bridalveil Falls, Telluride. 2002. Fat and nice. Another party of three on the main line (right side) told us to stay away. We climbed the complete left side to the top, walked off, and were proba

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Nov 19, 2013

Old school ice climbing.  Jim Knight with a rack of antique screws, a prototype Snarg (given to him by Jeff Lowe) and even a Wart Hog (Google that). <br /> <br />'76 or '77

Old school ice climbing. Jim Knight with a rack of antique screws, a prototype Snarg (given to him by Jeff Lowe) and even a Wart Hog (Google that). '76 or '77

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Nov 19, 2013

Chasing the sun on the last lap at Breadloaves.  Sept 2013. <br /> <br />Can you spot the approach shoes (Crocs).

Chasing the sun on the last lap at Breadloaves. Sept 2013. Can you spot the approach shoes (Crocs).

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Nov 13, 2013

Early snow in Castle Valley.

Early snow in Castle Valley.

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Nov 13, 2013

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