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Hanging out on the Titan in the Fisher Towers, Utah.


Member Since: Oct 17, 2009
Last Visit: Feb 22, 2014
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Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Lost Dome : Tied to the Whipping Post (5.13a) : Photo
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Your very welcome Tony. I sure miss him and his energy!


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Crab Eyes : Photo
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Thank you, Its a beautiful area out there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Jan 23, 2014

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Comments: All those excess bolts should be chopped in my opinion.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: From the Landowners Facebook.....

Paradise on the Brazos will officially close down climbing & tent camping permanently @ the end of today. We have decided to go another direction after 13 years. We have a bunch of people to thank for making climbing happen @ POB. A big thanks to David & Carol Michael for having the vision & putting in the first climbs & a bunch of hard work. Thanks to the late Jimmy Forrester & the late Kirk Holiday for all they did. Thanks to Thomas & Shana Martin, Keith Reed... more >>


Location: AR
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: Even more reason to remove those unsightly fixed draws. Lets get that junk off the rock!!!!!

Mammut calls for removal of Fixed Draws


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Corner Walls : Escape from Paradise (form... (5.9)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: hey, maybe so. Felt 5.9ish to me, but then again, im a tall lanky fool. I can reach what others cant reach.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Apr 1, 2012

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Comments: too bad. I remember the day when you could climb this and see no one else. Now the parking lot has become a cluster of cars. Alot has changed over the past few years.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Corner Walls : Upchuck Thrill (5.11a)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: This is actually a pretty decent route and much less chossy than it appears. Be cautious for loose holds though.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Corner Walls : Scooter (5.11a)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: This is actually a pretty decent route and much less chossy than it appears. Be cautious for loose holds though.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Corner Walls : Escape from Paradise (form... (5.9)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: I hope I did not step on anyones toes by finishing this route. It has been there unfinished for as long as I could remember. We left it alone for years thinking the original bolters would eventually return to finish what they started. If you were the original bolters...I apologize in advance if i stepped on your feet with this. Please contact me if you find this message. I would like to add your names to my Database of FA's at POB.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Tailgate Party Wall : Cross Timbers (5.9)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: If only the whole route was like the upper section. The key to making this route more fun is to stay low during the traverse. Resist the urge to climb up and grab the rail across the top.


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Patio Wall : Turtle (5.7)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 30, 2012

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Comments: well it was no mistake in the guidebook. Thats what my friend Jim and I rated it when we fist bolted it. I never thought it was 5.9. Sustained 5.7 maybe..or possibly 5.8. All others that day agreed 5.7 as well. Perhaps some holds have broken off?


Location: TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Oaks Wall : Bio Hazard (5.10a)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: haha, i bolted this one on lead with hooks and a hand drill. Fun Times. It was named because there were some bio hazard issues going on that morning! Sorry, TMI huh?


Location: TX : Photo
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: Hey its Elliot. Man I miss you guys.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Taco Time (5.6)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: No way that there is anything on this route harder than 5.6. You must have been off route.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : Shake and Bake (C2)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: yes it still goes clean. The middle section did break out a few years ago when a climber was aiding it. I have since repeated it and it still goes clean.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Trisstin's Tower : Regular Route (5.7 A1)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: Please leave the hammer and pitons in the car for this one now. It has been hammered on enough to go relatively clean. My friend Marcus Garcia, Brian Clark and I only placed one small beak on the second pitch at the highest point trying to get into the second right leaning crack. Just bring lots of small wires.

P1 protects very well with small nuts, cams and lowe balls. Bring lots of the small offset nuts, a set of smaller regular nuts, and a few of the smallest lowe balls if you have them..b... more >>


Location: AR
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Sep 8, 2011

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Comments: This past weekend my wife and I took a trip to Arkansas for the first time in a number of years. I have always loved the Beauty and Serenity of climbing in Arkansas. Its a beautiful state. The lush forests and beautiful terrain and rock have always attracted me there. Not to mention the remote feeling of climbing there. This weekend my opinion has changed somewhat.

Ill tell you a little about our experience this weekend. We spent the 3 day weekend camping alone at cave creek. On the second day... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Jun 11, 2011

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Comments: what is the best most current guidebook to the city of rocks? I may be making a road trip to climb there at the end of june and would like to purchase the books in advance. Thanks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : West Side Story (5.9 C3)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Nov 1, 2010

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Comments: Does this route still go at C3? Im interested in doing it and was curious what the grade is now?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Nov 1, 2010

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Comments: My initial thoughts were that someone probably removed them in order to reduce traffic on the route. This route has become very popular and its not uncommon to wait a while for others to get out of the way. But thats a very lame reason for doing so, and I dont think its even very effective. It just makes the slower parties who were counting on pulling on those bolts take longer now. I dont understand why their are idiots in this world. We would be better off without them.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: Steve, yes, that fixed chouinard nut you mention now sits on my dresser. Back in 04 or 05 when we did some rebolting on this route, the sling on that nut was just about warn through. We cleaned it and it opened up a nice clean flared crack that took an offset alien really well. I dont remember this section being that hard either so i guess its changed a bit there. But of course my arms are like stick clips to begin with so i could reach those next placements pretty easily.

I would like to ge... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: No, im pretty sure that both of the bolts were intentionally removed. Both still had the collar and wedge still in the hole and they were tight. They were both indeed 5 piece rawls. If they had pulled then the colar and wedge would have been gone too. They had to be loosened in order to come out like that. They should have just been retightened instead of removed.

Fortunately, someone can easilly go back and should be able to place a new bolt back in the same hole. You might even be able to jus... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... : Mexican Hat : Bandito Route (C1)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: as of this last week all bolts on this thing were bomber. Still a leeper hanger on two of the bolts, but they were bomber. Looks like the asca replaced the top anchors. They had red ASCA Fixe hangers on the top anchors and rap anchors, and there were rap chains and rings on the rap anchors. To bad the bolt hangers on this and the route just north of it are not cammo, because they are clearly visible from the road below and a blatant eyesore. Was happy there was no trash on the summit. Only a... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... : Putterman on the Throne : Supercalifragilisticexpiali... (5.10+ C1)
By: Ryan A. Ray When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: climbed this a few days ago and rather enjoyed it. Nice adventure climbing. I did think that the rack listed in desert rock was rather ridiculous. It suggested a set of tcu's, two sets of cams to #5 with extra 2 to 4. We opted not to take that much and it definately was not necessary. I used only a yellow tcu on the last pitch. Did not use any #5s, the 4.5 was nice for the wide section on the first pitch. If i were to do it again i would only take a yellow tcu, 1 #.75, 1 @P... more >>


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