Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED


Member Since: Apr 12, 2008
Last Visit: Sep 18, 2014
Contact Stephen Carlos Rydalch


Point Rank: # 6,039
Total Points: 59
Last Year: 0
Last 30 Days: 0
2 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Stephen Carlos Rydalch been climbing?










Stephen Carlos Rydalch

 
Contributions

Contributions


All 238 | Routes | Areas | Photos 9 | Page Improvements | Comments 14 | Posts 3 | Stars 106 | Ratings 106
Page 1 of 10.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date

Stephen Carlos Rydalch : profile

Jun 6, 2010

Lowering from the second rap station.  notice the ...

Lowering from the second rap station. notice the direction of the rope, which leads to the bolts.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Sherman Climb (WI4)

Apr 5, 2009

Halfway up pitch 2.

Halfway up pitch 2.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Sherman Climb (WI4)

Apr 5, 2009

The entire climb 03/09.  Top of the third pitch is...

The entire climb 03/09. Top of the third pitch is at the narrow pillar about 3/4 up the picture. For most that is the top of the climb.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Sherman Climb (WI4)

Apr 5, 2009

Dragon Egg Couloir in 03-03-2007 as seen from Meek...

Dragon Egg Couloir in 03-03-2007 as seen from Meeker Meadows.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Dragon's Egg Couloir Ski De... (Steep Snow R)

Apr 24, 2008

A buttoned up Mo' Flo' route.  November 2008.  Ple...

A buttoned up Mo' Flo' route. November 2008. Plenty of good resting spots. The tree at the top is the anchor.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Mo' Flo' Than Go (WI3)

Apr 24, 2008

Ingrahm flats campground (middle right) seen from ...

Ingrahm flats campground (middle right) seen from the Emmons Glacier variation of the DC route. Ingrahm flats is a much more desirable campground compared to camp Muir. (eg: doesn't smell like sewag

WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : Ingraham Glacier-Disappoint... (Mod. Snow)

Apr 24, 2008

Climbing up the trough, Winter 2008.  Photo taken ...

Climbing up the trough, Winter 2008. Photo taken about halfway between start and keyhole route intersection.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Trough (Mod. Snow)

Apr 24, 2008

A photo of the trough in late March, 2008 after th...

A photo of the trough in late March, 2008 after the initial 200 feet or so. A small ice wall formed just below the bottom of this photo.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Trough (Mod. Snow)

Apr 24, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Jun 21, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: Thank you for the comments. Overall I'm glad all I lost was some random backpacking and climbing gear and our safety was never compromised.

I'm encouraged to find out that climbing at the T-wall is still an option if the proper precautions are taken. It's a fantastic place and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

I'm going to sign up for renters insurance now so that my stuff will be covered next time this happens. Hopefully I won't have to use it. Thanks again.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Jun 14, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: My car was broken into while climbing at the T-Wall yesterday. We are from Colorado and stopped at the wall as part of a road trip. We lost over 3 grand in backpacking, climbing, and personnel items.

Our car was locked with the alarm activated when we left but, to the best of our knowledge, the alarm did not go off. The alarm was not going off when we returned to our vehicle. Whoever broke into our car has clearly done this before.

We were aware of the issues with break-ins and put all o... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Grizabella (5.7)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Jun 5, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: I did this climb and lowered off the anchors with a 60 meter rope and had a few extra feet of slack on the ground. I agree with the guidebook that this route is 95 feet. A 60 meter rope is adequate.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : O Crags (Three Finger Canyo... : The Crack (5.9)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Feb 26, 2010

view comment >>
Comments: This route can easily take 3 #3 camalots and 2 #4's, along with the #5 Paul already notes. If you want to keep sewing it up, you'll need something really big (#3 Big Bro or higher) for the top part that turns into a chimney, but that part is on easy ground.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Keyhole Rock : East Face - 2nd Tier : Martian Route (5.8)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Oct 13, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: I also only found 3 pro bolts on the route, with the first one about 30 feet up. They are old ring pins.

The route has great TR access with 2 pitons at the top, plus a crack to back up from with a cam.

A very fun, sustained route.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : O Crags (Three Finger Canyo... : Knights-Errant (5.8)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Oct 5, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Notes from the 2nd ascent: 10/3/2009

What a great climb! The second pitch of this route is unforgettable, easily among my favorites in the swell. Highly recommended:

P1 - Follow the easiest line to the large ledge that is about 200 feet off the ground. There is a right leaning crack roughly 100 feet up that you'll want to gain, and that is also the first real protection. Easy 5.5 climbing to the first pro, 5.6 after that.

From the P1 belay bolts walk (literally) 100 feet right along the... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : Fearless First (5.8)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Aug 5, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: It's a neat route to supplement Beginner's Luck if you're already climbing there. Clipping the last bolt is a bit runout by Front Range standards but perfectly reasonable for Unaweep. It's a safe fall anyway. A #0.5 Camalot can be used in the left crack to protect between bolts if desired.

Thanks for putting up this route. Anyone know about the 2 bolt face to finger crack climb just to the right of Fearless First?


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : The Dungeon : Norman Rockshoes (5.9)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: May 18, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: A very fun route. An interesting, technical crux. Left me wishing for more.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : West Rock : Alien (5.9)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: May 7, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: As of yesterday the anchor is in great shape with two bolts each holding good condition link chains. Thanks to those maintaining the routes.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : Mosaic Rock : Mama Jugs (5.8 PG13)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: May 7, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: You can climb this entire route in 1 pitch, ground to top of the cliff, with a 60 meter rope. Rope drag will have to be well managed. Not clipping or extending a sling on the bolt anchors before traversing right proves helpful.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : B Crags (Spotted Wolf Canyo... : Windstorm Grove (5.9-)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Apr 23, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: To be clear: The 5.9 crux at the start of the first pitch is very well protected with bolts. After the crux a couple of cams protect a crack before swinging out to climbers right onto a slab to gain the anchor.

This last slab section of pitch one is what gives this route the R rating. It's roughly 20 feet of 5.6/5.7 slab without any protection.

Pitch 2 is easy 5.5 climbing that protects well with cams.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Vulture Walls : Too Easy (5.6)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Jun 7, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: Options for protection get a little thin about halfway up. Still safe though. I used a tri-cam. A small cam would work too.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : Dragon's Egg Couloir Ski De... (Steep Snow R) : Photo
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Apr 24, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: "The Dragons Egg is the huge black rock in the center of the photo (I think)."

Confirmed. That's definitely the egg. It's at about 12,500 feet


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Meeker : Dragon's Egg Couloir Ski De... (Steep Snow R)
By: Stephen Carlos Rydalch When: Apr 24, 2008

view comment >>
Comments: Notes from a climb dated 3/3/2007: (sorry for redundancy)

You can do this route without a shuttle from the Sand Beach Lake TH at the Wild Basin RMNP entrance. The base of Mount Meeker can be reached in the winter by bushwhacking north for 1 mile from Sand Beach Lake.

Hiking the extra distance along the trail all the way to Sand Beach Lake, instead of turning off at Hunter Creek, offers a shorter snow slog, plus you can just follow the creek up if you get lost.

Before turning off trail t... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Crestone/Kit Carson Access/Strategy?ColoradoStephen Carlos RydalchFeb 9, 2011
Colorado PartnersStephen Carlos RydalchJun 6, 2010
Page 1 of 10.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>