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Location: OR : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : Catwalk Cliff : Patent Leather Pump (5.9)
By: rpc When: Feb 11, 2010

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Comments: This got officially downgraded to a .9 in the new guidebook while Cruel Sister got a slight promotion to a 10b and something called Titus (a whaaaa?!??...exactly) made VP by going from a 5.9 to a 5.10b R :)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Oracle : Photo
By: rpc When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: a team of >2 = kick ass photos!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Dragontail Peak : Backbone Ridge (5.9) : Photo
By: rpc When: Dec 8, 2009

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Comments: thanks Tom.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1) : Photo
By: rpc When: Nov 13, 2009

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Comments: NICE!!


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Monkey Face : Monkey Space (5.11b) : Photo
By: rpc When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: what a great shot!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Amazon Tower : Amazon Tower - Original Rou... (5.11a A1+) : Photo
By: rpc When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: that is some tower Brad - this is you last wknd's outing right? Damn!! very nice.


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Zebra/ Zion (5.10b) : Photo
By: rpc When: Feb 10, 2009

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Comments: a great shot of this pitch!


Location: Bennett : Meteora, Greece. Corner of ... : Photo
By: rpc When: Feb 4, 2009

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Comments: "while sizing up the chossy offwidth pitches "

did you finish it? got rained off from P1 last fall so never really saw the crack up close ("crack" on P1 was not promising...)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: rpc When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: I might have placed a #4 C4 but I think that was mostly because I wanted to unload it. I THINK you could get away with up to blue Camalot as the OW constricts in the back & I recall placing couple of nuts actually.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : The Cirque of the Climbable... : Photo
By: rpc When: Jan 29, 2009

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Comments: right place, right time. Sweet shot Brad!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (right of stampede) (5.10a)
By: rpc When: Jan 26, 2009

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Comments: Great modern route! Pitch 2 is a real gem (slab, hand crack, chimney, finger crack, steep face!) but pitches 4 & 5 were also very cool we thought. Just to echo what others said, climbing felt hard for 5.9 (compared to Too Tough... which we did the day before & Absinthe IMHO). Thanks to Geir for another great topo.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : The Climb Too Tough To Die (5.10a PG13)
By: rpc When: Jan 26, 2009

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Comments: Very fun route, with the last 2 pitches being the funnest & I think pitch 2 being the crux. 3/4 stars at least (mostly due to the lower angle section on P3 & 4).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: rpc When: Jan 7, 2009

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Comments: nice route. so what's the deal with the bolted crack line that heads off right from the base of the wedge?


Location: UT : Westwater Area : Mee Canyon : Arch Tower: Dry Heaves (5.10 A2- PG13) : Photo
By: rpc When: Dec 6, 2008

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Comments: amazing looking tower! thanks for posting up.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Community Pillar (5.9) : Photo
By: rpc When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: ..still have nightmares lingering 3 years later!


Location: rpc : tmp : Photo
By: rpc When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: we're getting help :)


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Aeolian Tower : Etesian Hookup (5.9 A2 PG13) : Photo
By: rpc When: Oct 21, 2008

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Comments: Interesting perspective...the thinness of the thing!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : The Painted Wall : Journey Through Mirkwood (5.11b/c) : Photo
By: rpc When: Oct 14, 2008

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Comments: I second that Brad (how about that standing rock TR as well eh?).


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: rpc When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: Thanks Brad!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Batwings (5.8+)
By: rpc When: Jun 23, 2008

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Comments: Fixed tricam was no longer there. I don't think you can easily clip the top bolt on the Direct easily from this one - my wife led it and the bolt was waaaay out of reach (below & right). I'd guess this would be pretty exciting if .8's your limit. Great route!


Location: OR : Steins Pillar : NE Face (5.8 C2)
By: rpc When: Jun 19, 2008

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Comments: Eric, thanks for the info. on the SW face. Sounds like the protection was reasonable? Looks like a great line!

BTW, here's what the old guidebooks say about the history of the SW a.k.a. W Face route: First ascent of this route made by J. Nieland, E. Dod in October 1967. First free ascent made by B. McGown and J. Thomas in July 1977.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride (5.9)
By: rpc When: Jun 18, 2008

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Comments: "Interesting, I don't recall the rap being a problem. "

Yeah, I agree. I don't recall the rap being an issue? One shot with 2 ropes & you're on the ground (my photo above).

Is it because folks don't like to carry a 2nd rope?


Location: OR : Steins Pillar : NE Face (5.8 C2)
By: rpc When: Jun 18, 2008

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Comments: One of Don's lag bolts from his FA of the tower is in the upper right hand corner below (the other stuff is also from the route as it was in '04):



I think "cleaning up" the NE Face route would take away from its character. Seemed as though there were enough new/good bolts already to make it pretty stress free as it is.

E.R., if you liked Steins, you should check out the Turkey Monster...as well as some other Oregon towers:

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Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Argon Tower : West Face (5.11) : Photo
By: rpc When: Jun 16, 2008

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Comments: For me, manteling from these belay bolts onto the next bolt was the crux of this route!




Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : The Bend : Bend West : Salmon Song (5.10a)
By: rpc When: Jun 5, 2008

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Comments: A great route! Slabby start, easier-than-it-looks roof, fun thin hands crack that is just off-vertical enough not to be too pumpy. Tiers on the right was equally good IMHO.


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