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Caguama queen at Homero's in the Potrero


Member Since: Mar 21, 2005
Last Visit: Sep 12, 2013
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Big Jackson

Big Jackson

General Climbing : Best Cat Photo? : Post

Dec 1, 2009

The Devil's Tower cake

The Devil's Tower cake

Stefanie Van Wychen : Climbing Pics

Feb 14, 2009

Caguama queen at Homero's in the Potrero

Caguama queen at Homero's in the Potrero

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Feb 14, 2009

Not climbing

Not climbing

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Feb 14, 2009

Showing the guns on Looking Glass.......

Showing the guns on Looking Glass.......

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May 22, 2007

Me on Poncho Villa Rides Again, grunting through t...

Me on Poncho Villa Rides Again, grunting through the 5.10c crux.....

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Mar 22, 2007

Behold the entrance to the great Potrero Chico - a...

Behold the entrance to the great Potrero Chico - and listen to the sounds of norteno bands bumping on car speakers

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Mar 22, 2007

Stef on the mean offwidth

Stef on the mean offwidth

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Oct 18, 2006

Stef on the handcrack at work

Stef on the handcrack at work

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Oct 18, 2006

Ahhh, gotta love Vegas

Ahhh, gotta love Vegas

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Sep 25, 2006

Me leading Two Jews Blues in the South Platte - Li...

Me leading Two Jews Blues in the South Platte - Little Scraggly Dome - Awesome 5.10a bolted slab!!!

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Sep 25, 2006

Descending from Crystal Freeway in Vedauwoo after ...

Descending from Crystal Freeway in Vedauwoo after doing some delightful 5.7's

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Jul 26, 2006

Cooling my feet off after a scorching day on Sunda...

Cooling my feet off after a scorching day on Sundance B.

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Jul 26, 2006

Danny and I at the top of the Petit, enjoying some...

Danny and I at the top of the Petit, enjoying some beef jerky and taking in the view

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Jul 26, 2006

Rapping off the Petit Grepon

Rapping off the Petit Grepon

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Jul 26, 2006

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Englishman's Route (5.8)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: Great route! First pitch was a bit runout at 30 feet with no gear. From the top of the crack that goes up the face just to the right of the black, arching crack, I went straight up the black streak on the face - fairly good incuts - but it demanded attention because there were some delicate moves. I was looking for gear everywhere, maybe I missed something. Finally got a sideways nut in a divot on the face - not sure it would have held - before pulling into a small bulge and getting another nut.... more >>


Location: Tony B : Unknown Photos- help me! : Photo
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Apr 4, 2009

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Comments: That's the unnamed 5.9 to the right of Wigglin' Worm - recognizable by the small pillar at the lower right and the notch above Tony.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Frosted Flake (5.9+)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Apr 15, 2007

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Comments: I thought this felt more like a 5.9-, but I have done a lot of crack climbing. I have medium size hands for a girl and was getting big cups and awesome feet. The upper wide section can be laid back as there are feet on the wall to make it easier...


Location: CO : South Platte : Pine Area : Sphinx Rock : Locksmith, aka Dihedral Rou... (5.9+)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Dec 14, 2006

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Comments: I thought this was a fair 5.10a route. The first pitch was a little funky to start, and is generally not very well protected for the first 25 feet or so. The second pitch is what granite crack climbing is all about and is well protected.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Fading Light (5.9)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Dec 11, 2006

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Comments: I followed the first pitch and led the second pitch of this climb. On the follow, I had to opt out of laying back the crack and traversing horizontally and down to the anchor - didn't feel like falling onto the anchor from above with all the chossy rock up there - so I instead traversed around the dihedral onto the Blackout roof and poop filled crack (really pooplicious), which I thought was a fun roof to pull. I managed to get lost on the second pitch of this one, not knowing that I should cut ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : S&M (5.7)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Dec 11, 2006

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Comments: I thought this was a fun route with only one real move of 5.7, and although the bottom was a bit runout, I don't think it deserves an S. A good anchor can be had just above the last small dead tree stump in an overhang - just to climber's left and a little bit above the Xanadu anchors (easy to climb over and down to the anchors, just don't kick anything off).


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : Mickey Mouse Wall : Captain Beyond (5.10c)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Sep 25, 2006

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Comments: Ditto on the offwidth being hand-size-dependent, my boyfriend has big hands and he cruised it, but I had to hand stack, and it was pretty difficult. Mainly, I could move up, but removing gear was tricky. And the 3rd pitch slab is pretty dicey, I led this thinking it was all over once I got my feet up on the first ledge - not so - it still has one more spicy move to give - especially if you're short.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ROUTE - Every pitch seemed to be its own climb!!!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Unnamed 5.10 (Bloom Route ... (5.10)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Sep 18, 2006

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Comments: This route is great if you have small hands and want to work on fists or if you have big hands and want to work on off-hands. My hands are medium-sized for a girl and I get bomber fists almost the whole way - albiet the jams hurt pretty bad. And suck it up on this one and go tapeless - teaches you better technique!!

NOTE: This is often confused with Three Fools. Three Fools is the splitter but short fist crack that splits the wall at the top of the approach trail.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Wigglin' Worm (5.11)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Sep 18, 2006

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Comments: This is a great route. I personally thought the opening moves were really easy - no wide technique necessary - but I did see people in our party making this section look really hard. You can get a good sideways undercling fingerlock (I won't tell you where, but you'll figure it out) - even for big fingered people - if you pull out on it as you're stepping up, your fingers lock tight, and you can high step onto the good feet and get finger locks in the back on the left............. I thought the ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : Little Scraggy Dome : Two Jews Blues (5.10a)
By: Stefanie Van Wychen When: Sep 5, 2006

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Comments: Awesome, awesome, awesome!! That's the best description for this lovely little slabby number. I thought the opening move was a fair 10a, and not all that burly, really just a delicate layback/undercling high step. About halfway up the first pitch you definitely get to some 5.9/5.10 thinness, watch out for some of the dime edges, they will crumble under your feet. I was testing everything before stepping up. Definite calf-pumper of a pitch, I felt it in my legs the next day. The second pitch is e... more >>


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