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Member Since: Aug 19, 2010
Last Visit: Jul 22, 2014
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Point Rank: # 7,032
Total Points: 75

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Diff on OR Whitesides - 1974

Diff on OR Whitesides - 1974

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie guiding on Whitesides in the 70's

Diff Ritchie guiding on Whitesides in the 70's

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie on the seal in 1970's

Diff Ritchie on the seal in 1970's

North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : ... : The Seal (5.10-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie on the Seal in 1974

Diff Ritchie on the Seal in 1974

North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : ... : The Seal (5.10-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Bobby Rotert and Blair belaying Diff on Crescents

Bobby Rotert and Blair belaying Diff on Crescents

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Blair on OR with Diff and Bobby

Blair on OR with Diff and Bobby

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Bobby Rotert with Diff and Blair on that early OR ...

Bobby Rotert with Diff and Blair on that early OR ascent perhaps the fourth

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Bobby Rotert with Diff Ritchie and Blair on an ear...

Bobby Rotert with Diff Ritchie and Blair on an early ascent of Whitesides OR

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie and Will Nealy on GF

Diff Ritchie and Will Nealy on GF

North Carolina : Stone Mountain : ... : Grand Funk Railroad (5.9-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie and the great Will Nealy of early whi...

Diff Ritchie and the great Will Nealy of early white water rafting maps on Grand Funk

North Carolina : Stone Mountain : ... : Grand Funk Railroad (5.9-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie leading on first ascent with Bob Rote...

Diff Ritchie leading on first ascent with Bob Rotert on GBM

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie leading on first ascent of GBM

Diff Ritchie leading on first ascent of GBM

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie and Bob Rotert on first ascent of GBM...

Diff Ritchie and Bob Rotert on first ascent of GBM- Diff above belaying Bob on move

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie Belaying Bob Rotert on first ascent G...

Diff Ritchie Belaying Bob Rotert on first ascent Great Boulder Move 2

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)

May 30, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Diff Ritchie belaying Bob Rotert on 1st ascent of ...

Diff Ritchie belaying Bob Rotert on 1st ascent of Great Boulder Move

North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)

May 30, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)
By: Diff Ritchie When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: I added some photos I recently uploaded of the first ascent of GBM with Bob Rotert on a rather cold winter day. Note I am in wool knickers and wool knee soxs and a wool sweater - and a new pair of EB's before they got all beat up. I believe Blair was taking the photos. I had gotten up to the roof with Peter Prandoni but rain and a very wet top turned up back earlier and Bob and I returned to complete the route. YOu can't see it but we were using millar mits the rock was so cold.


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Womb (5.11a)
By: Diff Ritchie When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: Apology to Mr. Rotert - I had occasion to go to my parents home and pulled out my old guide of all the routes we climbed during the period and did finish off Great Boulder with you. Peter Prandoni and I had worked on it previously but it was so wet on top we could not make the last move out from under the shelf. Sorry for bad memory. I should also add that (and I can't remember I got that wrong, none other than Bilbo Baggins (also known during those days as Brad Shaver) was along with Dave in 19... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face : Original Route (aka Gom Jab... (5.11a R)
By: Diff Ritchie When: Sep 22, 2010

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Comments: In 1974, Peter Prandoni and I did the second ascent of this route - the only one on Whitesides at the time. Peter Young had given us a pretty basic idea of where to start and not much else. On the original ascent, Peter said there were three aid sections. The first difficult corner (with the very loose long spike of rock, the second above it and the bolt ladder on the last pitch. I took out the first aid section, freeing it and Peter took out the second aid section on his lead. We were led to be... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Womb (5.11a)
By: Diff Ritchie When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: In reading this, I like Bobby, have memory lapses, but my first free ascent of the Womb was in 1974 with David Shepherd on a lovely autumn day. While it took a bit to figure out how to get out of the womb, the worst part of the climb was cleaning out the crack leading up to the ledge on top. It was so full of vegetation and clutter one could barely climb it. Believe it or not, these routes were rarely climbed in those days, so the vegetation, moss ledges and trees (and briars on quite a few lead... more >>


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