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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Drip Drop

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 45'

Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Master Blaster

Jul 1, 2009

Sifuentes Weber

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (47)

Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 300'

South America > Argentina > ... > Aguja Frey

Apr 20, 2008

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Kerry nearing the end of the route.  Photo by Lesl...

Kerry nearing the end of the route. Photo by Leslie Hamilton taken from parallel route.

Utah > Saint George > ... > Thousand Pints of Lite (5.7)

Mar 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Aguja Frey, profile

Aguja Frey, profile

South America > Argentina > ... > Sifuentes Weber (5.9)

May 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Aguja Frey rising behind Refugio Frey.  The route ...

Aguja Frey rising behind Refugio Frey. The route is the big crack right in the center.

South America > Argentina > ... > Sifuentes Weber (5.9)

May 19, 2008

Contributed Comments


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Wall Street > Big Sky Mud Flaps (5.10d)
By: colin tuck When: May 23, 2017

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Comments: Whipped trying to clip the last pin. That was a long fall. Relatively clean for a slab fall, although reading just above, I guess I am lucky I didn't break an ankle. Couldn't make myself finish the route... Super fun climbing either way.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Land of the Rising Moon > Straight and Narrow (5.8+) > Photo
By: colin tuck When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Who in the world goes up that thing in short shorts and a tank top?

Location: Alaska > Fairbanks and Vicinity > Grapefruit Rocks > East Grapefruit Rocks
By: colin tuck When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Why are all the climbs at Grapefruit listed as 'alpine'? This is roadside cragging.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > River Road > Dewey Bridge > Loathing- Less Clothing (5.7 C1)
By: colin tuck When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: To add to Tristan, starting directly below is definitely the way to go. There is a short 5.7+ offwidth/chimney (sandy but easy to protect) followed by a cool handcrack around a roof (5.9?) that also takes great gear. Somehow, we turned this 70 feet of climbing into a 3 pitch adventure.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Glacier Gorge > Pagoda Mountain > ... > Photo
By: colin tuck When: Jul 22, 2012

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Comments: Agreed about that dihedral. As I stepped from 3/4 of the way up the dihedral onto the face to the right, with shitty gear and a big runout ahead, I said out loud "5.7 my ass". That said, moving from that dihedral onto the face was easily the most fun climbing on the route. A bit licheny, but that made it more exciting.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Handjacker (5.7+)
By: colin tuck When: Aug 10, 2011

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Comments: This climb can be totally adequately protected with just two cams, one BD#5 and one #6. You will walk the 6, which is much easier than carrying two of them.

Location: Wyoming > Snowy Range > 4 Stories Snowy Range Sport... > The Blue Marble Wall > Photo
By: colin tuck When: Jul 13, 2011

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Comments: Thanks for posting this, as soon as the pm weather looks good, I will have to check it out.

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Duncan's Ridge > Purdy Dirty (5.8)
By: colin tuck When: Mar 6, 2011

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Comments: The first twenty feet are really great. Stemming, pockets, a little lieback, pulling around the arete. All fun!

Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Cirque of the Towers > Warrior 1 > Northeast Face of Warrior I (5.9)
By: colin tuck When: Jul 21, 2009

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Comments: the point of this page is???

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Master Blaster > Master Blaster (5.10c)
By: colin tuck When: Jun 23, 2009

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Comments: This route is fun climbing, and the two pitches are remarkably different. The first is technical slabbing with tips jamming at the cruxes, while the second is overhung, burly hands. Unfortunately, combined they only add up to eighty feet. Drip Drop is worth doing if you are already at the base and want to spend 4 minutes on a weird slab.

Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > The Pear > Magical Chrome Plated Semi-... (5.7) > Photo
By: colin tuck When: Jun 7, 2009

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Comments: Just in case this picture is intimidating you about the climb, look at the angle of the trees at the base.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Poland Hill > Sugar Crack (5.7)
By: colin tuck When: May 27, 2009

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Comments: There are indeed bolts at the top of the first pitch. I suspect someone wanted to take newbies out toproping here, there is no other goddamn reason for them. Lame. Chop 'em.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Spelunk Spire > Paper Training (5.9)
By: colin tuck When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: Yesterday on this route, I would say the rock quality was pretty good. One wall near the bulge was crumbling a little, but nothing to complain about.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Stinkzig (5.7)
By: colin tuck When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: If you know how to chimney (getting in the chimney, and climbing out around the constriction) this is a really fun 5.7. Call it 5.6 if you'd like. The first pitch is super well protected even if you don't bring any big gear, thanks to the finger crack in the chimney. The second pitch is mellow hand and fist jamming. There is no third pitch unless you are climbing with a thirty meter rope.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Mother 1 (5.7+)
By: colin tuck When: May 9, 2009

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Comments: With just a little bit of offwidth technique, this is an awesome, sustained 5.7+. Bring one #5, one #4, two threes and then hand size Camalots. Belaying from the top of the parabolic slab is definitely the way to go.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Cathedral Spires Area > Middle Cathedral Rock > ... > Photo
By: colin tuck When: Feb 17, 2009

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Comments: palms... sweating... profusely

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Brown Cloud Rocks > Old Roof Route aka Lemons, ... (5.8+)
By: colin tuck When: Dec 28, 2008

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Comments: I am not sure about the above mentioned possibility of a PG13 rating. Did this climb today, and if my memory serves, there were bolts about every four feet and the first clip was not hard. I thought it was one of the more overprotected routes I've done. Pretty stiff for an 8, but too soft for a 9.

Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Table Top Area > Henry Spies the Line (5.10a)
By: colin tuck When: Dec 25, 2008

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Comments: Fun at the start and at the top, but fairly easy climbing in between. We spent the whole morning on the wrong routes (no pictures) and guessed this was a 5.8+, but I think that is because we were on Mrs. Hen earlier, and thought it was a really sandbagged 10c, so I will forego grading this climb.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Indian Cove Campground > Feudal Wall > ... > Scaramouch (5.2)
By: colin tuck When: Dec 22, 2008

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Comments: good first lead, and fun solo. I took two friends here for their first leads on the same day, and solo cleaned both times.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > Upper Blair > John's Tower > Steppin' Out (5.8)
By: colin tuck When: Sep 7, 2008

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Comments: Small nuts and a blue or black Alien help to protect the crux of this climb, but not all that well.

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