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Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: Piz Pordoi directly in center behind climber. The "Fedele" route cruises up the black rock towards the left.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Vajolet Towers : ... : South Face (Fehrmann) (5.7 PG13)
By: Rodger Raubach When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: This was one of the first routes in Europe with an American (Oliver Perry-Smith) as one of the first ascentionists. Many of Perry-Smith's routes in the Dresdener Sandstein are still quite serious and were of 5.9-5.10 difficulty.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi and Fanis Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Apr 2, 2014

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Comments: This is the famous "Kaiserjaegerweg" descent, using paths from the military fortifications of the First World War. Not quite a "via ferrata," but exposed terrain otherwise.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Kleine Micheluzzi/"Little M... (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: This climb is also listed in Classic Dolomite Climbs, Anette Koehler and Norbert Memmel, Baton-Wicks, 1999. It's their Route # 11.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Via Rossi - Tomasi (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: This route is #1 on my 2014 Dolomites "hit list." The wall is very attractive and has a reasonable approach and descent for a starter/introduction to Piz Ciavazes climbing.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Kleine Micheluzzi/"Little M... (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: I was screwed out of doing this route this past year by a combination of injured knee and early snow in September. My information was abstracted from the German language guidebook, personal contact with it's author Mauro Bernardi, and other local climbers.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Kleine Micheluzzi/"Little M... (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: This route lies to the right of the Big Micheluzzi, Schubert, and the central gully system. The Rampenfuehre, the easiest of lower face routes , lies just to the right from this climb.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes : Via Rossi - Tomasi (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 26, 2013

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Comments: The UIAA rating of this climb is Gr. IV+. Other climbs I've done at this level seem to be a pretty stout and old school "5.6," which is usually called 5.7 these days. There are at least 2 other climbs at this (UIAA Gr. IV+) level on Piz Ciavazes: Kleine Micheluzzi, and the "Rampenfuehre."


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - East : Juniper Jam (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 23, 2013

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Comments: Bring several hand size pieces (#1 & #2 Camalots); the crack eats gear!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Trashcan Rock : Trashcan Rock - East Face : Wallaby Crack (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: The start (first 10 feet) is harder than 5.8; I'd give it a 5.9- and is strenuous.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Pixie Rock : Who's First (5.6 R)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: This is a very fun climb, and is no "giveaway" at the grade. It's what I call an "Old School" 5.6. Highly recommended! It would be 4 stars if it were longer!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Billboard Buttress : Gait of Power (5.10a)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: There may have been a bolt replacement, since there is one with what appears to be a new hanger next to an older chopped bolt stub.
Use the magnification feature to check it out...
Use the magnification feature to check it out...



Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Billboard Buttress : We Dive At Dawn (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: I just bouldered the start this past weekend, and it's definitely not a 5.7/5.7+; I'd be tempted to call it 5.8, and NOT a "minus." That said, this is a nice climb that I first did back in 1986. It seemed kinda' hard even then.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Fanis Group
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: The entire Fanis area was once part of Austria, and old military ruins are everywhere. The mountains themselves are honeycombed with old tunnels connecting fortifications. This was the frontier/front lines during W.W. I. Many of the paths are ex-military mule paths.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Natural protection is plentiful, and threads are called "Sanduhrs," (German for "hourglass.")
Typical tied off Sanduhr.
Typical tied off Sanduhr.



Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Piz Pordoi : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Too bad I had to shoot through the Plexiglas cabin window; that gave rise to the reflections.


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Pet Semetary (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: This is a very fun climb, and one that I highly recommend. I do this route almost every visit to the Bridge area, and it makes a great warmup.


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: To expand on the answer given Trask: Steve Petro was only one of the "major players." Arno Ilgner, Kelly Moore, and Pat Parmenter were also heavily involved in developing a high standard in the area. later on, Steve Bechtel played a part.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Fanis Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: This photo illustrates the descent from Cima Col dei Bos using the old mule paths from W.W. I.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: This castle houses a very complete museum, which is open to the public; the entrance fee, which includes a tour, is 7 Euros for adults.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Fanis Group : Falzarego Towers
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: The ruins mentioned by RKM in the route description are of an Austrian "lazarret," or military hospital. The Fanis area was the scene of intense fighting between the Austrian Gebirgsjaeger troops and Italian Alpini. Military tunnels honeycomb the area.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Fanis Group : ... : Torre Piccola di Falzarego ... (5.5)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 12, 2013

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Comments: The rock quality on all Torre Piccola di Falzarego routes is uniformly excellent!


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 5, 2013

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Comments: Angie- The European standard rope length is 50 meters, and belay/rappel stations are normally set to be not more than 25 meters apart. The Euros think a 30 meter pitch is "long." Also consider the overall protection on many routes is sparse by American standards, so shorter leads are the norm...


Location: Rodger Raubach : Dolomite landscapes and sce... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: Additional research has identified this as the Sassongher, near Covara.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cirgruppe : Grosse Cirspitze
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: The Grosse Cirspitze can also be reached by walking down and contouring from the Groednerpass.


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