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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: A rare non-cheating, non-kneebar rest.

A rare non-cheating, non-kneebar rest.

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > Meteor Rhoadblock (5.12a/b)

Oct 27, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping.

Clipping.

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > Meteor Rhoadblock (5.12a/b)

Oct 27, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Midway on A Tall Cool One.

Midway on A Tall Cool One.

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > A Tall Cool One (5.12a)

Oct 27, 2003

Rock Climbing Photo: Upper crux on A Tall Cool One.

Upper crux on A Tall Cool One.

Colorado > Boulder Canyon > ... > A Tall Cool One (5.12a)

Oct 27, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > River Wall > River Dance (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 18, 2001

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Comments: This is an outstanding route. Interesting enduro climbing the entire way, but way overrated. 12a seems more acurate. The move on Adventure kayak trundle seems to be considerably more difficult than any move on River dance. Most first timers I've brought to the River Wall flash RD and fall off AKT.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > No Rest For the Wicked (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Jul 18, 2001

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Comments: Definately a brilliant, three star route. Don't underestimate the moves down low if your under 5'10". An OK rest follows, if you're good at resting. I don't exactly recall the trick at the top but there are holds either below the rings or left of the rings that allow a clip without grabbing them.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower Two > The Naked Edge (5.11b)
By: Chris Archer When: May 25, 2001

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Comments: Steve Levin is right when he says that the 1st & 2nd and 4th & 5th pitches can be combined without rope drag. Double ropes aren't necessary if you're careful and use long slings in the Chimney. Re escape, while a 60m rope leaves you 10' shy of the 2d belay while rapping the 3d pitch, a 70m rope works like a charm. The description is also inaccurate about sewing up the final handcrack for the second's benefit! A piece at the start of the handcrack (above the bulge) and one at the top protect it... more >>


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Right Fork > The Minimum Crag > Minimum Effort (5.10d)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: This is cleaning up nicely. Start is still a bit sandy, but way cleaner than it was 10 years ago.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Douthitt Mountain > Stuffed Valley > Orange Marmalade (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Excellent route. Thoughtful moves on uniquely sculpted granite


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Laramie River Canyon Rocks > Gneiss Canyon > Bonnie Lass (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called 'Yogi Heaven" 5.8 in LRG. Continuous, engaging, and heady. Great route. Not 5.8. Small to finger sized cams optional to supplement bolts. 8 bolts to open shut lower offs.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Half Pipe Dreams (5.10+)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Plane from Havana" 5.10 in LRG.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > A Lube Job on Tiger Rock (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Liquid Light Show" 5.9 in LRG. 13 bolts to anchors. Fun route.


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Tiger Woods Me on Tiger Roc... (5.8)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and rated 5.10 in LRG. It's interesting that Horning, who if the LRG is to be believed, did the FAs of many of these routes with Orenczak & Lynn, reports the routes names and grades differently from LRG. Do these guys talk to each other?


Location: Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Wildlife Habit... > Kennedy Ranch Rocks > the Meadow Mound > Aid Line for Free (5.8+)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: Called "Surface Tension" 5.10 in Laramie Range Guide.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > River Road > Lighthouse Tower > Lonely Vigil (5.10)
By: Chris Archer When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Great route! Each pitch is unique & memorable. High over Moab & Greg G are spot on about rapping with a 70m. 2 raps from belay below last pitch. We went up & met a party coming down w 2 ropes. They read us MP comments on how grim rapping with a single 70m rope was. We were pleasantly surprised to find how obvious & easy it was. All that being said, if I was a local I'd replace the anchors on the last rappel on the Carter route.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Le virus souriant (5.10b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Starting from the ground and without using the block this seemed 11a approaching the first bolt from the left, and 11b approaching from the right. If you stand high on the block and start the route, it decreases the difficulty a little to 10c/d.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Moby Dick (5.11b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Brilliant climbing, but contrived bolting to increase intimidation factor. Crux bolt should be closer to the lip where apparently it used to be from the old bolt hold.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Perfecto (5.11c)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: 11c to V4 power crux...


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Bas-Saint-Laurent > Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska > ... > Les sinus déviants (5.11a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: Seems odd that this route was chopped. It has some interesting climbing to a nice finish.


Location: North America > Canada > Quebec > Quebec City, Charlevoix, Po... > Lac Long
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: About 1.5 hrs from Quebec City. Bring a rack. Sport opportunities are limited.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: Found book, "Daring to Trust" by David Richo and journal, at Animal World parking lot in Boulder Canyon, August 14, 2016.

Contact me at:
sarahaspaulding@gmail.com


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Windshield Wiper Wall > Never Go Left (5.12a)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: 12a climbing and then you hit the V4 crux.


Location: Utah > Maple Canyon > Maple Canyon Road > Windshield Wiper Wall > DOO (5.12b)
By: Chris Archer When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: Excellent new addition to the Wiper. May be the best route on the crag. 5 bolts of big hold warm up climbing to an Inobvious crux to a pumpy & technical head wall. Absolutely brilliant! Nice work to the FA.


Location: New Mexico > El Rito
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 2, 2014

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Comments: Many thanks to Jason Halladay for making a special trip out to El Rito and recovering my camera! In addition to putting up many awesome routes at significant personal expense, Jason went out of his way to recover a camera for a guy he didn't know. One thing that has kept me climbing for many decades has been meeting so many wonderful human beings, like Jason, who are part of our tribe. Thanks, bro...


Location: New Mexico > Los Alamos & White Rock > White Rock > Below The Old New Place > L Dopa (5.9)
By: Chris Archer When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Pleasant route. 4-5 pieces: finger size nuts/aliens & red Camalot at top; Worn cold shuts; Watch out for loose rock on ledge when pulling rope or lowering.


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