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Member Since: Dec 13, 2009
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

East Face of Finger Rock (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (1)

Trad, 2 pitches, 140'

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Finger Rock aka Bill Willia...

Dec 13, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Don leading pitch two of the  Pulpit in October 1992.Larry belaying at the belay ledge. <br /> <br />

Don leading pitch two of the Pulpit in October 1992.Larry belaying at the belay ledge.

UT : Zion National Park : ... : The Pulpit (5.5 C1)

Oct 31, 2011

Don belaying Rick on the East Face of Finger Rock.

Don belaying Rick on the East Face of Finger Rock.

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Bill Williams Mountain

Oct 19, 2011

My great grandfarthers trail in Oak Creek Canyon, AZ.

My great grandfarthers trail in Oak Creek Canyon, AZ.

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Wind, Sand, and Stars (5.10 A2+ R)

Aug 19, 2011

 Paul, Climbing up Thompson Ladder 1987. <br /> <br />Remember the Totem Pole first climb by Mark Powell and Jerry Gallwas on the Navajo Reservation ? The original ruote was chopped on The back side (original was chopped in 1975 by Bjornstad and Wyrick for "Eiger Sanction" filming. No one complain about what they did and a 90 foot new bolt ladder was added on the other side !

Paul, Climbing up Thompson Ladder 1987. Remember the Totem Pole first climb by Mark Powell and Jerry Gallwas on the Navajo Reservation ? The original ruote was chopped on The back side (original was

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Wind, Sand, and Stars (5.10 A2+ R)

Jun 16, 2011

Key to the summit . You must "CRAWL" thought this hole in reaching  the summit from pitch two.

Key to the summit . You must "CRAWL" thought this hole in reaching the summit from pitch two.

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Bill Williams Mountain

Apr 3, 2011

Jim Thompson Trail  <br /> <br />Walking in the footsteps of Sedona's first outside settler on the path that bears his name, you'll see so many local landmarks you just may decide to stay awhile too <br />

Jim Thompson Trail Walking in the footsteps of Sedona's first outside settler on the path that bears his name, you'll see so many local landmarks you just may decide to stay awhile too

AZ : Sedona Area

Aug 5, 2010

Thompson's Ladder ascends the shaded area  on the upper  first spire. The route was completed in 1988  and named after John Jim Thompson who was  the first settler in Oak Creek Canyon, AZ.  Most rock formation  in Sedona  were named by Thompson in the early 1900.

Thompson's Ladder ascends the shaded area on the upper first spire. The route was completed in 1988 and named after John Jim Thompson who was the first settler in Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Most rock

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Original Route (5.9+)

Aug 5, 2010

Don and Rick resting after doing the first ascent on the East side of Finger Rock.

Don and Rick resting after doing the first ascent on the East side of Finger Rock.

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Bill Williams Mountain

Jun 3, 2010

Don Thompson  and Paul Richardson standing on top of Tahquitz Rock.

Don Thompson and Paul Richardson standing on top of Tahquitz Rock.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks

Mar 21, 2010

Hanging around on the Kor- Ingalls route.

Hanging around on the Kor- Ingalls route.

UT : Moab Area : ... : Kor-Ingalls Route (5.9)

Mar 13, 2010

Climbing the softest sandstone in Sedonaat Cathedral Rocks !

Climbing the softest sandstone in Sedonaat Cathedral Rocks !

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Cathedral Rock Area

Jan 13, 2010

Don belayed by Rick leads the first ascent of the East Face of Finger Rock in early March.

Don belayed by Rick leads the first ascent of the East Face of Finger Rock in early March.

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Bill Williams Mountain

Jan 13, 2010

Climbing at Cathedral Rock. <br />

Climbing at Cathedral Rock.

AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Cathedral Rock Area

Dec 15, 2009

Finger Rock

Finger Rock

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : East Face of Finger Rock (5.9 PG13)

Dec 13, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Inland Empire : Big Rock Area : Main Slab : The Trough (5.5)
By: Ron Thompson When: May 11, 2014

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Comments: I remember my fist time climbing the Trough in the 70's and watching Lynn Hill climbing next to me as her sister belayed her. I have climb for years at Big Rocks and still miss climbing the Trough and all the other routes at Big Rocks. A stepping stone for Tahquitz. Yes to be young again !


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: Ron Thompson When: Apr 13, 2014

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Comments: I read yesterday the person who chopped part of our route on Thompson Ladder because it offended him back in the mid 80's was fine 5,000 dollar for starting a fire and training without a permit in Sedona. Officials said a climber started a fire within a narrow canyon that is home to rare plants and animals, and a sensitive riparian community during the weeklong rescue training course last September and destroying sensitive riparian plants. This climber who I will not mention was issued tw... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Right On (5.5 PG13)
By: Ron Thompson When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Right On

I have been climbing Right On for over 25 years. I used to switch cracks into Pitch 2 sometimes on Orange Flake. My first time up Right On was in 1977 and no bolts were installed on any pitch ! My last climb up this face was in 1992 which was my 29 ascent on this route and every pitch except pitch 4 had bolts. I installed a rap station near the top of Right On in the late 70's. Not the traditional rap station installed by John Wolf on top of Right on because you must down climb a long... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Right On (5.5 PG13)
By: Ron Thompson When: Nov 17, 2013

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Comments: My mistake. I meant to say climbing with chocks and Tri Cams in climbing this route. I have never used any type of friends or any other TCU devices in climbing Right On. I have climb this route over thirty times beginning in the mid 70's. Also, in his post on Right On, Locker agrees with me that switching from "Right on" to "Orange flake" adds to this climbs enjoyment. I also enjoy using you Fish products in aid climbing .


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.5 C1)
By: Ron Thompson When: Aug 8, 2013

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Comments: I did the 'Thompson Traverse' on the Pulpit last October what a great traverse across the pulpit ! my friend Keith Chapman and I did the climb to the top of the spire in using the traverse. The route was first climb by Don Thompson and Larry Ciak. Don added two bolts on the first belay ledge because the anchors pulled in 1992 they were two pins than now anchored by two bombproof bolts and the first bolt on the bolt ladder was also replaced in 1992...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Right On (5.5 PG13)
By: Ron Thompson When: Feb 10, 2013

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Comments: Yes, I use to climb Right On that way also to get to the first belay ledge with my twin brother Don and It was much harder than 5.5 . I started climbing Right On in the 70's when every pitch did not have any bolts. My friends and I climb back than with chocks wearing EB's shoes and using goldline rope.I neveer climb Right On using TCU in hindsight I wish I did because of the long runouts.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : ... : Photo
By: Ron Thompson When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: We use to climb up Headstone wall using the old bolt ladder installed by the Riverside Search and Rescue Team. However, it was a great training for aid climbing with a cliff hanger move at the top. However, a climber playing God stripped the bolt ladder because, his 5.12 route was near the ladder not in the way but near his climb so he stripped the whole route back in the early 80's. The ladder was once fun climbing because, you had to use a cliff hangers move in getting over the lip. Now go... more >>


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Big Rock Area : Main Slab : Photo
By: Ron Thompson When: Jul 16, 2012

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Comments: I remember climbing for years at Big Rocks starting in the 70's. I remember the Trough was once rated 5.4 now I see it rated 5.6. I have climb almost every route at Big Rocks. I use to watch Lynn Hill climb at Big Rocks and also in the 70's the climbers than had to park and hike the trail over to the rock . Now, you can just drive up and belay from your car.The Trought was always a excellent introduction in lead climbing with protection bolts all the way up the face.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.5 C1)
By: Ron Thompson When: Dec 31, 2011

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Comments: In November 1997 Don Thompson and Larry Ciak climb a new route off the original line on the Pulpit. Climb the bolt ladder to the first belay ledge 5.5. from here is the crux to the main crack past a bolt. Follow the crack and bolts aid or free halfway up and than traverse a long crack across the Pulpit to a belay ledge at the end of the traverse belay your partner across the traverse some rope drag. Climb a 5.9 crack or aid to the top. The traverse takes many large nut, and a set of T... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Zeus : Northeast Ridge (5.7 A0) : Photo
By: Ron Thompson When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: I started climbing this spire in 1987 after climbing Castle Rock. At the belay ledge someone "stripped all the bolts out of the overhang section " and we could not continue on because all the bolts were gone !


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