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Member Since: Dec 13, 2009
Last Visit: Jul 13, 2015
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Areas = 15
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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
Danny taking a break on the Headstone Bolt Ladder ...

Danny taking a break on the Headstone Bolt Ladder in 1979. The ladder was fun climbing using a cliff hanger move at the top. The ladder was chopped in the early 80's. Once a great practice route for

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Jul 8, 2015

Don rapping off the top of Headstone Rock after cl...

Don rapping off the top of Headstone Rock after climbing the Bolt Ladder on the East Side . The ladder was chopped in the early 80's.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : SW Corner (5.6)

Jul 8, 2015

Climbing the East Face of Finger Rock. A first asc...

Climbing the East Face of Finger Rock. A first ascent in the early 80's. The route goes at 5.9 and in this photo I am belaying Rick to the next ledge.

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

Jun 23, 2015

Bolt Ladder a classic lead in training aid climber...

Bolt Ladder a classic lead in training aid climbers like 'JOSAR' installed by the Riverside Search and Rescue Team in the mid 60's . Route has been chopped in the early 80's once a great aid practice

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Comment

Jun 21, 2015

Don Thompson climbing the once 'Bolt Ladder' on He...

Don Thompson climbing the once 'Bolt Ladder' on Headstone Rock in 1978.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Jun 9, 2015

 Don Leading Thompson Ladder .

Don Leading Thompson Ladder .

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

Jun 6, 2015

Bolt Ladder on the back of Headstone Rock  in the ...

Bolt Ladder on the back of Headstone Rock in the late 70's with a cliff hanger move at the top. Ladder was 'chopped' because it offended others. This was once a great practice aid route and never h

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Nov 22, 2014

Don leading pitch two of the  Pulpit in October 19...

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, ...

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 1986.  Remember...

Paul, Climbing up Thompson Ladder 1986. 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" tho...

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   Walking in the footsteps of S...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Cathedr...

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 ...

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.

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 : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : ... : Photo
By: Ron Thompson When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: Don Thompson leading the bolt ladder in the mid 70's on Headstone .


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : SW Corner (5.6)
By: Ron Thompson When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments:
Bolt Ladder a classic lead in training aid climber...
Bolt Ladder a classic lead in training aid climbers like 'JOSAR' installed by the Riverside Search and Rescue Team in the mid 60's . Route has been chopped in the early 80's once a great aid practice route on the East Side of Headstone with a cliff hanger move at the top.



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 !


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