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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Second pitch.

Second pitch.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Chockstone Chimney (WI3-4 R)

Jul 12, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Mary Beth and Amy setting up the second rappel.

Mary Beth and Amy setting up the second rappel.

North America > Canada > ... > Louise Falls (WI4-5)

Jul 12, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: The Gurgler (the climb, not me!)

The Gurgler (the climb, not me!)

The People of Mountain Proj... > Dara > Profile

Mar 25, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: The Gurgler--short and sweet!

The Gurgler--short and sweet!

New York > Catskills (Ice) > Stony Clove

Mar 25, 2014

Contributed Comments


Location: Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > South Fork of St. Vrain Can... > Scout Rock > Scout Route (5.5)
By: Dara When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: This route isn't as bad as described, but it's pretty overgrown. Interesting moves up the broken column, but beware of the wobbly flake halfway up. I stepped right on the ledge per Gillett to do the Route 166 chimney finish. Did not find a loose chockstone, so maybe it's already rolled or set? No bolts at the top but excellent two- (or three-) point gear anchor can be had. We scrambled right at the top to rap off of the chains for Sneak Attack.

Location: North America > Canada > Alberta > Banff National Park > Lake Louise > ... > Louise Falls (WI4-5)
By: Dara When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: This is a *must do* route. Solid WI3 climbing with a nice short pillar as the crux. Great views/photos from the cave behind the pillar with the lake and the Lodge in the background. After a few raps, glissade back to the lakeside trail to applause from the tourists in the horse-drawn sled. Don't follow the sled too closely--the horses are well-fed.

Location: Colorado > South Platte > Deckers > Jazz Dome > Remind Me To Murder You Lat... (5.6)
By: Dara When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: Better than a bomb. Look at it as a good way to get the rope up there to TR the harder climbs on the dome.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - W Face > West Side aka West Chimney (5.7)
By: Dara When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Followed this today and saw not a single pigeon or a drop of bird poop, which was odd considering the ever-present swallows. (Have swallows replaced the pigeons?) Didn't encounter much loose rock either. This is a good, varied climb--never boring! And much of it was in the shade. A pretty interesting alternative to Bastille Crack, if you're feeling impatient and don't want to wait in line.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > JSH > Julie's pics > Photo
By: Dara When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Sure looks like the Gunks....

Location: New York > Catskills (Ice) > Kaaterskill Clove > The Ravines > Buttermilk Falls (WI3-4)
By: Dara When: Jan 2, 2010

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Comments: This one is big fun; the approach can be a bit treacherous, especially if there is no snow, just wet leaves over slippery shale slabs. And take care not to punch through when crossing the creek.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Weekday ice Colorado PartnersDaraDec 16, 2017
re: Fat fingers and ringsGeneral ClimbingDaraNov 21, 2017
re: Ice climbing partner Colorado PartnersDaraOct 25, 2017
re: Just leave your dog at homeClimbing Gear DiscussionDaraOct 25, 2017
re: Ice climbing partner Colorado PartnersDaraOct 25, 2017
BKB Somerville partner Saturday am 5/27North Eastern States PartnersDaraMay 22, 2017
Houston climbing gyms?Southern StatesDaraMay 21, 2017
re: Marathon Driving NY to Boise...what do I listen to?Community ForumDaraApr 2, 2017
re: One day in boulder 3/27ColoradoDaraFeb 23, 2017
Movement Boulder partner this weekColorado PartnersDaraFeb 12, 2017
re: Ouray Partner February 6 Through the 9thColoradoDaraFeb 7, 2017
need shortterm lodging in LeadvilleColoradoDaraOct 20, 2016
re: 2/25 Thurs climb near Boulder?Colorado PartnersDaraFeb 24, 2016
re: Looking for trad, alpine, and ice mentors/partnersColorado PartnersDaraFeb 24, 2016
re: Ice partners--Catskills, Dacks, NHNorth Eastern States PartnersDaraFeb 3, 2016
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