Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Rock Climbing Photo: Another day at Red Rocks.  Photo by Joanne Urioste

Member Since: Mar 22, 2007
Last Visit: 8 hours ago
Contact RKM

Point Rank: # 551
Total Points: 1,333
Last Year: 89
Last 30 Days: 5
190 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1

Where has RKM been climbing?

Personal: Lives in Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho, 64 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Dolomites, City of Rocks, Tetons, Red Rocks, Eldo
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
More information:
For me, the essence of climbing

Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 23
Via delle Guide 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Sep 4 - Soloed
The Thumb 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Sep 3 - Soloed
Ferrata Galleria Piccolo Lagazuoi 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
  Sep 2 - With Joe and Leslie
North West Arete - Kasnapoff 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Sep 12
A Dream of White Horses 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
What's My Line? 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante” 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
South Face Buttress 1, a.k.a. “South Arete” 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Old Man of Hoy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Recent Site Contributions View all 559 Contributions
Old South Face, Left Side 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Let 'er Buck 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Get 'er Done 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
True Grit 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Murchison Falls WI4-5
Talk about some history and friends.  Urioste's, June 2016 City of Rocks.  The North and West side of Baxter's from the old Ortenburger 1965 guide. Another F8 Chouinard route and the classic North Face by Robbins and party.   <br /> <br />This was the only F10 in the entire Ortenburger 65 guide book. <br /> <br />I would be curious to know if anyone does these old climbs anymore.  I would hope they are still classic and trad!  From the original 1965 Ortenburger guide to the Tetons.  Showing several routes on the south and east side.  The Gill route was rated F9 (but much harder than that and essentially a solo), and an East Face route by Chouinard that turned out to be free at F10.   <br /> <br />Note the old style ratings of "F" instead of "5". <br /> <br />Nothing better than a good boat ride followed by ticking four or five routes with an easy rappel.    Early 70's.  Baxter's was the go to place for a short day climb. I took about everyone who I could get in my car to climb it at some point.  Kevin Donald (actor, model, photographer, and all around good guy) on a billboard in Great Falls, MT in August 81.  In 1976, he, Jeff and Mike Lowe started the International Alpine School in Eldorado Springs. 
Abram Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
South Face, Buttress 2, Pilastro Route (Constantini/Apollonio) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
North Face - Comici 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cima Piccola – South Arete Yellow edge 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Infinite 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X
Tissi Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Portable Darkness 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  Suggests: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
North West Arete - Kasnapoff 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southeast Arete Via Alvera-Menardi 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Via delle Guide 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Suggests: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!