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Rock Climbing Photo: near trapps, Shawangunks, NY, 2008

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Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Divine Wind (5.8+ PG13)
By: bernard When: Oct 2, 2016

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Comments: Old FA's from back in earlier history of Steele climbing. This entry to the route list simply renames and re-attributes them.

Location: AL : Steele
By: bernard When: Aug 6, 2015

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Comments: The statement in the Description portion of information for this site does not accurately reflect current access conditions. The site is open to the climbing public. You are invited and encouraged to visit.

Location: TN : Foster Falls : Photo
By: bernard When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: tried to solo that one time.....chickened out

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Butter D Licious (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: bernard When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: does that lens have a zoom?

Location: AL : Yellow Bluff
By: bernard When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: The one time I've visited since the SCC secured the property I noticed that several of what were originally trad routes had bee retro-bolted, unfortunately. Two or three that i'd done, anyway. Too bad. They were some proud trad lines

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: bernard When: Mar 8, 2014

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Comments: Appears to be trailing enough rope to rig a small suspension bridge

Location: AL
By: bernard When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: stoked!

probably as much forgotten about the canyon as remains topical

Location: AL : Griffin Falls : Wisteria (5.7)
By: bernard When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: there are maybe three distinct and similar routes in this zone

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Mean Lean (5.10b/c)
By: bernard When: Dec 14, 2011

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Comments: pretty cool movement on the upper.....forces you to balance and not just thug your way through

Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Book of Saturday (5.11a R)
By: bernard When: Aug 23, 2011

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Comments: the name is from the name of a song by the band King Crimson

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : New Ideal (5.11a)
By: bernard When: Jan 5, 2011

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Comments: this photograph i think correctly shows the location and path of NI.....but it is incorrect in its portrayal of S. Animation in that this route, when it hits the upper roof feature, follows it further out to the right that is shown, following the ascending crack formed in the stone as its right edge turns upward

Looks accurate

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Scooter Girl (5.10a/b PG13)
By: bernard When: Jan 1, 2011

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Comments: This is one of a quartet of climbs found on this particular section of the cliff. The discontinuous nature of the cliff detracts from the route's quality nonetheless, there is some nice movement and features, particularly on the upper section, that make it a worthy route. Due to the nature of the stone near the top of the cliff, anchors were placed to lower from. Always inspect the condition of fixed anchors before trusting your life to them.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Aeolian Wall (Original Rout... (5.9 A3)
By: bernard When: May 24, 2010

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Comments: do you mean to say that old fixed hardware was replaced by new, and then the new was removed....leaving only the old remaining?

Location: AL : Seven Falls : seasons best (5.10b R)
By: bernard When: Mar 7, 2010

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Comments: Wedges???

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Lone Wolf On the Far Ridge (5.10b/c)
By: bernard When: Sep 22, 2009

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Comments: And there are more routes potentially in this section.....To the right of this route.....also passing through Fu Manchu vine bundles and finishing on a similar headwall feature as its left next door neighbor. Its been TR'ed and will require 2-5 bolts not yet installed. Also a medium .10 and of similar quality.

...also on the left side of this route, but the ledge dividing the cliff is most prominent here, spoiling the aesthetic. Also the upper section here would be considerably harder than t... more >>

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : project on Wolf Wall (5.12)
By: bernard When: Sep 22, 2009

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Comments: i started bolting it and never finished. It is a mixed route, the middle section leading up to the big roof, has no natural protection. The bottom half or so is a crack. Yes, it is on SCC property as i understand it. The rating is a guess based on TR work done prior to beginning the fixed placements. Although the roof above is large, the orientation of the cliff with regard to plumb probably means no, it will not stay completely dry in rain. It is way taller than it is roofy

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : project on Wolf Wall (5.12)
By: bernard When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: i've commented elsewhere on this one. unfinished....also difficult to TR because of the big 'ol roof looming near the top.

The beginning is a small alcove or cave kind of thing that starts a full contact crack/stem/body slot/burly/ju jitsu exercise....leading to hand/finger crack....leading to face....leading to roof and moderate headwall finish

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : unnamed trad on wolf wall (5.9+)
By: bernard When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: This route is not on the left side of the wall. It is more or less in the center and to the left of a big, overhanging, leaning handcrack that begins back in a cave-like feature.

This route begins under a little nook with one making a one or so bouldery move to a overhead wide handcrack that is difficult to gain. Its hard right from the start.

I did the first ascent of this using the roof finish variation that trends right through the roofs above the fixed wired nut because at the time a hug... more >>

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Wolverine (5.11a)
By: bernard When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: hey i also did a pretty cool...maybe 5.8+ route to the right of this recently...within the last year. up some slab to overhanging portions to a thin, attractive finger crack to a stance, move into a big, broken up looking chimney/dihedral feature that you think will be yuck but is actually nicely solid and takes you to the top. Great exposure and views. Pretty classy although when at first glance you'd shake your head and walk on

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property : Wolverine (5.11a)
By: bernard When: Sep 15, 2009

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Comments: who names these things? not me and i put 'em up. anyway....super cool of the better ones on this end of the cliff......a tall one with a dizzy roof sequence......and some seemingly chossy material you have to move least you think you do....truth is, its all pretty good. love this route....its got a big route feel. This is perhaps the nicest section of cliff on this end of the SCC parcel.....but gets hot....and poison ivy-ish in summer

the 'left-facing... more >>

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (l) Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Right ... : ... : Photo
By: bernard When: May 13, 2009

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Comments: the first ascent was a toprope?

Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office : Synethesia AKA Linger Fick... (5.12+)
By: bernard When: Jan 18, 2008

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Comments: A single 90 ft pitch.....and Grade V???