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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Tall beta.

Tall beta.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Ten-Digit Dialing (5.12c)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Unusual but fun climbing guards the boulder proble...

Unusual but fun climbing guards the boulder problem.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Ten-Digit Dialing (5.12c)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Great opening moves.

Great opening moves.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Ten-Digit Dialing (5.12c)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to the top of the last aid pitch

Almost to the top of the last aid pitch

Utah > Zion National Park > ... > Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of the infamous tricam placement. Des...

Another shot of the infamous tricam placement. Despite appearances, this is a decent piece, particularly because the placements on either side are excellent.

Utah > Zion National Park > ... > Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: The view up-canyon from the upper half of the rout...

The view up-canyon from the upper half of the route. So many hikers! It's Hilarity ensues once they notice you.

Utah > Zion National Park > ... > Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2)

Oct 6, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: The amoeba pitch

The amoeba pitch

Utah > Zion National Park > ... > Lunar Ecstasy (5.10 C2+)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on pitch 6

Looking down on pitch 6

Utah > Zion National Park > ... > Lunar Ecstasy (5.10 C2+)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach. Watercolor by Paul Alie

On the approach. Watercolor by Paul Alie

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Fine Jade (5.11a)

May 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Patrick Callahan

Photo by Patrick Callahan

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Johnny Cat (5.11+)

Jul 28, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Creek. Photo: Patrick Callahan

Indian Creek. Photo: Patrick Callahan

The People of Mountain Proj... > Dave Alie > Whiskey, Coffee, and Firewo...

Jul 28, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Composite watercolor of Mantel Illness with the up...

Composite watercolor of Mantel Illness with the upper part of Wavy Gravy shown on the left. Painting by Paul Alie.

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Mantel Illness (5.11-)

Jun 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Early spring belay at Wall of the '90s.

Early spring belay at Wall of the '90s.

Colorado > Golden > ... > Wall of the '90s

Jun 19, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Photo Credit: The talented Pete Garceau

Photo Credit: The talented Pete Garceau

The People of Mountain Proj... > Dave Alie > Whiskey, Coffee, and Firewo...

Mar 12, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Old Stage Road > Saint Peter's Overlook > The Martyr (5.9)
By: Dave Alie When: Sep 6, 2017

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Comments: The "lightning bolt crack" option to start pitch 2 is great but encounters a couple extremely loose blocks about 15 feet off the ledge, at the top of the hand crack. It is possible to climb around them, but be careful. These would be good candidates for trundling, IMO.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Pine Creek Canyon > Brass Wall > Mushroom People (5.10c)
By: Dave Alie When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: I found the start to be reasonably well-protected despite the reputation of 5.9R off the deck. If the other climbers who came after us are any indication, it seems the standard beta is to run it out through this section, but those uninterested in dangerous climbing should look closely at the start before skipping this pitch. Off-set cams or stoppers might make finding a good placement easier, but even without I was able to find what felt to be adequate protection to the break. Extremely fun clim... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Scarface > Mantel Illness (5.11-) > Photo
By: Dave Alie When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: Prints through the website: aliestudio.com/index.html


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > The Rectory > Fine Jade (5.11a) > Photo
By: Dave Alie When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: Sure can: aliestudio.com/gallery.html
Contact through the site is probably the best way to go for things like prints.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Sister Superior Group > Jah Man (5.10c)
By: Dave Alie When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Great route! The gear beta in this thread is pretty overwhelming so I'll resist adding another opinion except to say that I strongly recommend doing this route as two pitches.

The first two historical pitches (to the top of the chimney) don't really require much gear so you (hopefully!) arrive at the start of the "third" pitch with almost the entire rack. Fire the crux, belay, then take it to the top of the tower. Rope management is easy, and due to the nature of the route (no need to sew up t... more >>


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Pistol Whipped > Unnamed 10+ Left of Sig Sau... (5.10+)
By: Dave Alie When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: I hopped on this to kill time while some friends were on nearby routes and I was also surprised by the content of the pitch. I was also surprised how secure the climbing was despite the wideness and extremely sandy upper half. There are an excess of good rests on this route.

The Bloom guide recommends one 4 inch cam which I thought undershot the mark pretty substantially, but I also felt the above gear recommendations were a bit excessive. I think with either two #4 C4s or one #4 and one #5, on... more >>


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > SOB Gully (skier's left sid... > Comic Relief (5.10)
By: Dave Alie When: Sep 2, 2014

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Comments: What a great route! Several sources mentioned the popularity of moving left after the fourth pitch (acute 5.9 corner or black corner variation) to join Escape Artist rather than continuing up. Both options join the sloping ledge below the lightning bolt crack, and I should add that I haven't done Escape Artist, so I can't make a direct comparison, but I thought the original fifth pitch (engaging 5.9 in an orange-ish left-facing corner) was some of the best climbing on the entire route. Do this p... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Highlands aka Highlande... > Peer Review (5.12b)
By: Dave Alie When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Replaced the two carabiners on the chains yesterday, they were starting to get some nice gouges. If those were you biners and you'd like them back, feel free to contact me.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Potash Road > Wall Street > Skeletonic (5.11+ PG13)
By: Dave Alie When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: I was another who got on this route after being assured it was 10a. Spoiler alert: it's not. I had plenty of time to piece this revelation together on my long way down from a fall near the top. While the bolts are good and protect the meat of the hard climbing, I definitely would not recommend treating this like a sport route. There are a couple committing, non-trivial moves before the cracks disappear, and the three central bolts arrive, that you definitely would not want to fall from if you ha... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World > Days of Future Passed aka O... (5.12a)
By: Dave Alie When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Likely easier for folks with bigger hands; I got a reasonable lock at the crux which made the moves easier than for those who have to hold a gaston. Either way, the business is so short, I'm not sure it earns the 12-.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Deep Throat (5.10a)
By: Dave Alie When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: For what it's worth, I also felt that this was stiff for 10a even by Vedauwoo standards. For all my struggling, however, I managed to send first try, so I don't think it's outrageously sandbagged. In regards to the off-width start, the crack in the recess starts a bit wide, but you can stem and chimney your way through a series of good stances which make bringing really wide gear unnecessary. Leave the #6 on the ground. +1 for Slim's comment about somewhat wonky gear. Good placements can be had ... more >>


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