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Rock Climbing Photo: In the crux.  Photo by Drake Martin.


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Total Points: 862
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Areas = 15
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: KC leading Ladder Line. Circa 1985.

KC leading Ladder Line. Circa 1985.

MA : Quincy Quarries : ... : Ladder Line (5.11a)

Mar 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Betsy doing her victory pose. This photo was taken...

Betsy doing her victory pose. This photo was taken not long before her illness permanently disabled her. Circa 2007.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Second Career (5.8)

Mar 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: KC on the upper slab. Circa 2007.

KC on the upper slab. Circa 2007.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Second Career (5.8)

Mar 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: KC heading into the dihedral. Circa 1991.

KC heading into the dihedral. Circa 1991.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : West Buttress (5.10a)

Mar 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: KC on an early redpoint attempt. Circa early 90s. ...

KC on an early redpoint attempt. Circa early 90s. Photo by Mark Rolofson.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Web (5.13b)

Mar 17, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: 2005 photoshoot of Robyn Erbesfield climbing The W...

2005 photoshoot of Robyn Erbesfield climbing The Web. © 2005 Ken Cangi, All Rights Reserved.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Web (5.13b)

Mar 13, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Another classic checked off the tick list, circa 1...

Another classic checked off the tick list, circa 1993.

CO : Golden : ... : Twitch (5.12d)

Feb 11, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Copperhead

Copperhead

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Copperhead (V9)

Oct 13, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Camp 4 Boulders : ... : Photo
By: KCP When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Everyone sandbags in their own backyard. It's what we do. Good, clean fun.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts : Advanced Rockcraft (5.12b)
By: KCP When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: I lead this route on that bashie, many years ago, and remember thinking, don't fall on that thing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : First Tier : Catch and Release (5.12b/c)
By: KCP When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: I've climbed and established a fair amount of routes with Bob. He is prolific and puts up fun routes, although he is not big on doing a lot of cleaning. I've done several of his routes and found easier sequences which were only revealed after either brushing the pitches up or feeling around in the lichen for easier sequences.

I'm not a fan of rating routes on contrived sequences when easier ones are within reach, not that I think that&... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Question Authority (5.12a)
By: KCP When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Short but no giveaway. Super fun boulder problem on a rope.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Zone of Silence : Effigy for Silent King (5.12d)
By: KCP When: Dec 27, 2015

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Comments: I think this is the pitch I watched Lynn onsight, last time I was down there. Nice looking line.


Location: North America : Canada : Quebec : Estrie - Eastern Townships ... : Mount Orford (Pic aux Corbe... : ... : Varech (5.11a)
By: KCP When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: Sparse gear, but fun OS lead. The first route I did at Orford. Looking forward to sampling the harder lines on the far right sector.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Mercy Drilling (5.12a)
By: KCP When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: Those monos are all over the place. Mark has earned more respect than to be accused of manufacturing holds by people who probably don't even know him. I've known him for decades, and if he says he did not drill that pocket, I have no doubt in that he didn't. Accusing someone like Mark, without sufficient evidence and whose route-development résumé speaks for itself, is bad form.

If this bolted route isn't your style, there's always RP or Not to Be, in Eldo. It's barely 12a, and you should ha... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Color of Pomegranates (5.12c R)
By: KCP When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: How hard is the R-section, and are the bolts any good?


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - L of Center Route : Aerospace (5.11c)
By: KCP When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Bob is correct in that retrobolting established, serious routes is an affront to many who have successfully accepted the challenge. I am one of those folks. Retrobolting routes like Perilous Journey and Clear The Deck would be offensive to me.

That said, I have a question and a comment about the bolts on Aerospace. Was the route TR-rehearsed and then bolted and led? If so, then anyone leading the route onsight has done it in purer style than the first ascensionist, negating the relevancy of di... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 12 - Wildcat Falls & Above ... : Tales of Power (5.12b) : Photo
By: KCP When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: No more rope.
No more rope.



Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Frisky Cliff : Sinopia (5.13a) : Photo
By: KCP When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the killer photo, Drake!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mountain Rose : Steel Pulse (5.11c)
By: KCP When: Sep 26, 2015

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Comments: Better warm up for Frisky than the 10c, and just as fun. I'd give it 3 stars if it weren't for all the friable holds.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Frisky Cliff : Sinopia (5.13a) : Photo
By: KCP When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Team effort.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Oceanic Wall : Challenges of Leisure (5.13a) : Photo
By: KCP When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: Is it harder, easier, or about the same?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : The Nose (5.9 C2)
By: KCP When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Odd that The Nose is a free climb with several free ascents and is listed here as an aid route. Out of respect for Lynn's enormous effort to free the route, and also for those who have freed it since, The Nose should be recorded here as what it is (5.14a). It is no longer an aid route, regardless of how many people pull on the gear to get up it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: KCP When: Aug 14, 2015

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Comments: Nice upgrade.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : ... : Photo
By: KCP When: Aug 14, 2015

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Comments: Is this near the side rail on the first pitch?


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