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Rodger leading the first pitch on bishop Jaggers; 1985 ascent.


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Last Visit: Oct 17, 2014
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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : Spoof (5.8+)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: I did this climb sometime in the early '60s, and had a confrontation with Bill Fowler at the base. He was screaming about his 25 cents, while the leader was getting ready to deck out on the trail. I drew his attention to the guy who was getting ready to fall on his head, and he took off running, saying that he'd collect later!


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: Steinerne Stadt is very popular with the guide services for teaching beginners.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: Piz Pordoi is in the Distance.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: The architecture is very typical of South Tirolean Italy; formerly a part of Austria, before 1917.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Sella Towers : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: The descent route from Sella Towers is visible on this photograph.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Great food at realistic prices! The Apfel Strudel was wonderful.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: These formations are roughly equivalent in size to the "Short Wall" in Joshua Tree.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: I began counting the bolts and began losing track of the ones counted around 15. There appear to be at least 3 major lines in addition to combination variants.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Probably the most exciting cable car/gondola ride imaginable.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: The temperature as this was taken: 5 degrees Celsius and dropping.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: There are 5 climbers visible in the photograph, a party of 3 approaching the ridge, and a second party just reaching the scree terrace.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: The route has one slightly harder section near the start of p.2. It's well protected by a good piton. I rated the moves at 5.6/5.7, or UIAA Gr. IV+. The Bernardi guidebook shows this as a short "chimney," but it's more of a tight right facing corner.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: This is a very spacious and pleasant summit for the Cinque Torri.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Fanis Group : ... : Torre Piccola, "via della G... (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: A recent discussion of the rock quality with guidebook author Mauro bernardi, between the starts to the Comici vs. Via della Guide confirms what I had been told by other climbers visiting the area. The start of the Comici has some pretty awful rock. I gave a 4 star quality rating to Via della Guida on that basis.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbers are at the first belay ledge, getting ready for the thrilling summit pitch.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Pale di San Martino, near S... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: Typical conditions for the Pale Group, with many swirling clouds.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Pale di San Martino, near S... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: Cima della Madonna is the peak on extreme right.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Pale di San Martino, near S... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: The "true summit" is wreathed in clouds.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon Group : ... : Testa del Bartoldo (Dimai D... (5.8- PG13)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 1, 2014

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Comments: Some recent information from mountainproject.com member drunkfox indicates that a massive rockfall took place a few years ago which wiped out much of the "Fifth Ledge Descent." Be advised the descent has changed.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: Bella!


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 29, 2014

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Comments: This pitch finishes directly on the arÍte to the climber's left, and uses holds on both sides of the knife-edge. Thrilling and exposed!


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: These are wonderful, cemented in ring bolt anchors.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: These final moves to the summit block via a knife-edge arÍte are definitely excitingly exposed.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: I enjoyed this climb, but the time-worn first pitch is as greasy and smooth as can be imagined. My rating of 2 stars was a downgrade from the final, exposed ascending traverse to an exciting summit, which was definitely worth 3 stars as a stand alone. It is reasonably well protected by cemented in pitons and large eyebolts. If climbing this with a beginner, definitely take a 60 or 70 meter rope in case of a fall on pitch 2; then lowering to the ground is an option.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (Northeast Wall... (5.3)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: This is an excellent "family" climb for those with inexperienced beginners and smaller children Care must be taken on the described rappels, and descent of the face climbed is a safer alternative. I repeated this one in my Boulder-X approach shoes, and still found it very easy.


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