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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Bighorn Pinnacle and Split Decision, direct...

Little Bighorn Pinnacle and Split Decision, directly behind it.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Little Bighorn (A1)

Mar 28, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: "the Catwalk" - a cool feature on the ro...

"the Catwalk" - a cool feature on the route

NV : Red Rock : ... : Resolution Arete (5.10 A1)

Mar 21, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Ian leads the left leaning crack to 5.7 chimney (p...

Ian leads the left leaning crack to 5.7 chimney (pitch 12ish)

NV : Red Rock : ... : Resolution Arete (5.10 A1)

Mar 21, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: The upper pillar, Feb. 4, 2011.

The upper pillar, Feb. 4, 2011.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : No Thoroughfare Falls (WI3-4)

Feb 7, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: The falls, Feb. 4, 2011.

The falls, Feb. 4, 2011.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : No Thoroughfare Falls (WI3-4)

Feb 7, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: No Thoroughfare Falls, Feb. 4, 2011.

No Thoroughfare Falls, Feb. 4, 2011.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : No Thoroughfare Falls (WI3-4)

Feb 7, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Upper pitch, late January 2010.

Upper pitch, late January 2010.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Gandalf's Beard (WI4-5)

Feb 1, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: This shows the location of the ice climb.

This shows the location of the ice climb.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Shadowfax (WI3+)

Jan 24, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch of the route.

The first pitch of the route.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Shadowfax (WI3+)

Jan 24, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the climb - January 2011.

Approaching the climb - January 2011.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Shadowfax (WI3+)

Jan 24, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Blue Mesa Smear & Blue Balls from CO Hwy 92 - late...

Blue Mesa Smear & Blue Balls from CO Hwy 92 - late December, 2010.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison)

Dec 21, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Snake Couloir, October, 2010.

Snake Couloir, October, 2010.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Snake (Dogleg) Couloir

Dec 13, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: moon over Charlotte Dome

moon over Charlotte Dome

CA : High Sierra : ... : South Face (5.8)

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Adam pendulums from the pitch 10 anchors to reach ...

Adam pendulums from the pitch 10 anchors to reach the start of the aid pitch

UT : Zion National Park : ... : Tricks of the Trade (5.10+ C2)

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Adam and Ian jug to the top of the aid pitch on th...

Adam and Ian jug to the top of the aid pitch on the headwall of Tricks

UT : Zion National Park : ... : Tricks of the Trade (5.10+ C2)

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Morning on El Cap Spire - photo: Ian McEleny

Morning on El Cap Spire - photo: Ian McEleny

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Salathe Wall (5.9 C2)

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Hauling to Hollow Flake ledge, photo: Tom Evans

Hauling to Hollow Flake ledge, photo: Tom Evans

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Salathe Wall (5.9 C2)

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Ice above the pillar pitch, on the way to the summ...

Ice above the pillar pitch, on the way to the summit ridge.

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

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Abe leading pitch 2.

Abe leading pitch 2.

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

Aug 12, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Leading lower pitch, late January, 2010.

Leading lower pitch, late January, 2010.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Gandalf's Beard (WI4-5)

Aug 12, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : Mother's Buttress : ... : Questions and Answers (5.10+)
By: Vic When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: As another descent option, it is also possible to rappel Scanners, which is a newer bolted slab route to the right of the old descent gully. This involves three straightforward, single rope rappels on bolted anchors (we had a 70m). From the P2 belay on Q&A, look toward the left shoulder of Middle Mothers, and locate the top anchor on Scanners (about 75-100 feet from the top of the formation). Getting to this anchor involves some exposed 3rd/4th class, but it is not bad.

Super classic line! One... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Dark Star (5.10+)
By: Vic When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: After receiving feedback from friends who have repeated Dark Star and going back to climb the upper portion of the route via the Schaffer-Schauer line to the right dubbed Park Czar, it’s true that a more accurate grade is probably (V 5.11- [5.9 R]) when compared to the Scenic Cruise. Although Dark Star has some devious pitches and thought provoking sections, for the 5.11 leader who has some mileage in the Black it is a good objective. To the best of my recollection, there isn’t anything close ... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso...
By: Vic When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: 2014 Climbing Closures Amended:

All previously closed climbing routes and buttresses, from the Forrest-Walker/Stratosfear on the Painted Wall, upriver to the east (including the Porcelain and Alpine Aretes) are now open to climbing.

All previously closed climbing areas across from the Painted Wall on the South Rim (including Cedar Point and Dragon Point gullies) are now open to climbing.

The following areas are closed to climbing from now through July 15, 2014 to minimize or elimina... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : Goss-Logan (5.11 R)
By: Vic When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: There are four new bolts on the crux pitch, with a new and old bolt still equalized at the first clip.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : Curecanti National Recreati... : Curecanti Needle : Northwest Rib (5.9-)
By: Vic When: Jul 18, 2013

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Comments: This climb is a lot of fun. If you're looking for an obscure adventure route in an awesome setting, then this is well worth the extra effort it takes to figure out how to the cross the lake.

A few notes...
- There's no reason to hike up the gully to start the route mid-buttress. From where you park the boats at the base of the steep scree field, rope up and traverse above the water to start in a wide, left-facing corner with a piton. From here, basically stay on the ridge all the way to the ... more >>


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