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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/b)
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.
Rock Climbing Photo: 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur...
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: 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.")
Rock Climbing Photo: Typical tied off Sanduhr.
Typical tied off Sanduhr.



Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Pordoi Area : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Col dei Bos (Cima Bois) : 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: 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Torre Piccola di Falzarego
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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Torre Piccola di Falzarego : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Quarta Bassa : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Odle Group (Geisler or Cirg... : Gran Piz da Cir (Grosse Cir...
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.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Odle Group (Geisler or Cirg... : Cirgruppe : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: This photo is somewhat dated; originally taken as a 35 mm slide in 1964.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Gardena area (Grodher... : Torre Exner (Exnerturm)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: The summit of the Exnerturm may be reached by ~60 meters of easy climbing/scrambling from the via Ferrata described in approach to the tower. The descent utilizes the via Ferrata to return to the starting point of the climbs on the North face.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Seconda (Second Tower... : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: Both the old Berti-CAI guidebook and the new Mauro Bernardi guides correctly list this climb as a route on Torre Romana, and not as a Torre Barancio route.


Location: Europe : Italy : Arco and Surrounding Area : Placche Zebrate
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: Dave-
The German speaking climbers have a name for the area as well: Die Sonnige Platten, or the Sunny Slabs.


Location: Europe : Italy : Arco and Surrounding Area : Placche Zebrate
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: Brian-
Did via 46th Parallel the 2nd week of September. Route is now posted in the data base.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Odle Group (Geisler or Cirg... : Piccola Fermeda (Kleine Fer... : Normal Route (5.2)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: I was unable to do this route on a recent trip to the Dolomites; a major change in weather plastered the route with snow on 9 September, 2013. I made a rest day exploratory trip on the Seceda Seilbahn, and followed the approach as far as Pana-Scharte. I was primarily interested in doing the route to learn the downclimb from the 3 other very nice routes on the mountain.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Odle Group (Geisler or Cirg... : Piccola Fermeda (Kleine Fer... : Normal Route (5.2)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: This description relies heavily on information derived from "Klettern in den Dolomiten; die schoensten Routen fuer Anfaenger und Fortgeschrittenenien, Grad III/IV" by Mauro Bernardi. Published by: Athesia, Bozen.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Torre Piccola di Falzarego
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: The Falzarego Towers are a popular destination during periods of colder weather and/or following early season light snowstorms. I climbed the via della Guida on the Kleiner Falzaregoturm under exactly those circumstances.


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