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Finishing Rimfire, 13b, at the Sanctuary in Sinks


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Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Virga (5.13c/d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: This was a closed project of Piana, if memory serves. Just because someone stole the first repoint, and so amazingly on sighted it (wow, 5.13d, that almost never happens!), does not make it their route.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave : Brown Trout (5.11c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: This route is not even worth doing once.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Bragging About Jesus (5.10a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: FA Steve Bechtel circa 1993. The name is from a bumper sticker we saw on a car in Laramie the day Steve did the route.


Location: WY : Sweetwater Rocks : The Great Stone Face
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: I updated the approach description, Matt.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Nov 29, 2011

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Comments: The fire from a few weeks back has done almost nothing to the cliff itself. It barely touched the cliff face. One kind of obscure route, Praying to the Aliens, was scorched. A bush at the bottom of Blushing Crow also burned and a few footholds at the start are now blackened, but that is all. The walk up to the Addiction wall goes straight through the middle of the burn zone and it will be interesting to see how much erosion occurs there. Otherwise it's been really good for the last few week... more >>


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Hot Tamale Baby (5.11d)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Oct 1, 2011

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Comments: This route now sports a fixe anchor with captive biners, very cush. Great second pitch to get you ready to try the harder routes on the left side of the main wall.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : Left Pinball Simulator (V9-10)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 10, 2011

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Comments: Lee- thanks for the praise, but you are definitely a stronger bastard than I will ever be. Guess I will take the 10- grade, since it means that I have actually accomplished a long term goal of mine, if only in retrospect.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Poland Hill : Piece of Dirt (5.11a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 23, 2011

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Comments: This route was originally done placing gear blindly behind the layback flake. Tim added the bottom few bolts after someone broke their ankles falling and zippering their gear.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : Left Pinball Simulator (V9-10)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: I think I did the first ascent of this problem with Adam Barber around 2001or 2002. Adam did the "First Arete" to its right and a few days later I was able to send this one. I called it The Valsalva Maneuver (which is the act of bearing down to take a dump), as it requires a bit of tension to do the crux. We assumed that our "first ascents" were really repeats of Bob Murray problems as he was known to get around. I wonder if the problem has broken or something because I felt it was about v8.... more >>


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Hot Tamale Wall : Hey Mr. Vacquero (5.12b/c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Just trying to do my part in battling grade creep. Don't want the Iris to become another Tensleep.


Location: WY : Wild Iris : The Main Wall : Wild Horses Wall : Two Kinds of Justice (5.12b)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 9, 2011

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Comments: NFR (Nation Finals Rodeo) is just left of this route. Finally redpointed by BJ Tilden this week at 5.13d. Gored is to the right of Two Kinds, then there is a 11d/12a (not completely sure of grade) to the right called In Todd We Trust that goes up a dihedral/crack feature.


Location: WY : Baldwin Creek : Photo
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: Nice photo. Festus climbs just to the left of the tree growing against the cliff. You lower off in the branches of that tree as the climb trends to the right.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Questa Dome : Questa Dome : Question of Balance (5.11- PG13)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Jun 14, 2010

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Comments: Great route, highly recommended. The traverses on pitch 3 are super cool, thoughtful, but not too scary. Definitely the best multipitch I have done in New Mexico.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : The Sanctuary (of Eternal B... : Foundation (5.12c) : Photo
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Apr 30, 2010

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Comments: Yes, this is the Foundation section of the Sanctuary. Routes correct from left to right. Ratings are approximate as these have only seen one or two ascents each.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Warbonnet Peak : Black Elk (5.11a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 4, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, you may be right about the length. I don't think it's quite as long as you say it is, but 1000 feet of technical climbing and 3-400 feet of scrambling? I'll change the description. Where do you belay if you do it in 9 or 10 pitches?


Maybe if my pro placing skills were better on the 7th pitch I would have gotten more gear. As it was I was sketched out by most of the placements on that one until I was past the crux.


Location: International : Europe : Spain
By: Tom Rangitsch When: May 3, 2009

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Comments: There is a "Rock and Road" type database on desnivel.com that lists the areas in Spain, number and type of routes, closest camping/water/food, etc. The direct link for the English version is
escuelasdeescalada.com/ingles/...

Happy cragging.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : The Sanctuary (of Eternal B... : Obscured By Cloud (5.10a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Mar 25, 2009

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Comments: Hey Bob, Sorry if this wall has another name (not the Sanctuary). BJ Tilden and I put up a bunch of routes last year and didn't think it had a name. Do you call it something else? I can edit the info here if you do...


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Upper Blair : Upper Blair Boulder Problem... : Finnigan's Ladder (5.11a)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Oct 4, 2008

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Comments: This climb is called Finnigan's Ladder. I did it with Jessie Stover back in 1993. I think it's a dumb name, but Jessie really wanted it to be called that. It's a song by Firehose or something.
I also talked to Rob Kelman shortly after the first ascent. He claimed that he and another guy had done it without any bolts. I find that hard to believe, but whatever.
Justin- why do they call you Squatting Bear?


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Sandstone Buttress : Gunky (5.8)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 30, 2008

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Comments: I don't think Gunky is PG13. It has good gear the whole way if I remember correctly. The route is a bit sandy, but safe. Don't be detoured as the route is really worth doing and a fun outing.


Location: WY : Ferris Mountains : The Great Divide (5.12c)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 29, 2008

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Comments: To see more photos and a short video, go to
eb.me.com/kondus/DEA/DaveAnder...


Location: WY : Ferris Mountains
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Sep 15, 2008

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Comments: I am posting this area just to see if anyone has ever climbed here. We took a trip this weekend to scope out new route potential and found a really good 350 foot arete route that we want to go back and try to free next week. It was a fun trip and the place is magical- good rock with LOTS of potential for adventure climbing. It is in the middle of nowhere and the approach is pretty epic, but for the climber with the right mindset (i.e. first ascents in a remote setting) it would be a great are... more >>


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : South Buttress (5.8)
By: Tom Rangitsch When: Aug 17, 2008

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Comments: If you are doing the Cirque Traverse, this is the easiest/fastest way to get to the top of Pingora. You can simul-climb the last bit of pitch one/two(probably 220 feet) and then hurry up the K crack pitch (pitch 3 as described in Bechtel's guide), then scramble up to the top. We did it in about 40 minutes and we weren't moving too fast. The rappel down to the notch by Tiger Tower/Wolf's Head is not as obvious as described in the new guide. You need to head to climber's left to get to the se... more >>