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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the crux of the third pitch.

Starting the crux of the third pitch.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Mass Wasting (5.10b)

Aug 20, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The traverse on Pitch 5, above all the loose flake...

The traverse on Pitch 5, above all the loose flakes: The traverse wasn't too bad, despite the soaking wet hand and foot holds, but the big overhang afterward felt like 5.11 with our cold, wet hands.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Cannonball Corner (5.10c)

Aug 12, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the spectacular perch atop Pitch 5, ...

The view from the spectacular perch atop Pitch 5, looking down the entire route. Lots of good climbing on this one, but lots of loose flakes and heads-up climbing, too. Pitch 5, for one, begins with a

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Cannonball Corner (5.10c)

Aug 12, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The business on pitch 4: transitioning from this p...

The business on pitch 4: transitioning from this position to an undercling is the crux move. The short undercling turns the roof just above Dave's right foot.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Cannonball Corner (5.10c)

Aug 12, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 of Cannonball Corner. The crux roofs of Pi...

Pitch 2 of Cannonball Corner. The crux roofs of Pitch 4 are straight above, in the right-facing alcove.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Cannonball Corner (5.10c)

Aug 12, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the first pitch of Cannonball Corner, w...

Looking up the first pitch of Cannonball Corner, with the entire route above. The last hard lead pulls the big roofs at the rim, straight above Dave's head.

Colorado > Alpine Rock > ... > Cannonball Corner (5.10c)

Aug 12, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The MacDonald-Sievers line on Apache's northwest f...

The MacDonald-Sievers line on Apache's northwest face. The face is 2,000 vertical feet from the start of the roped climbing to the summit.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Northwest Face (5.7 WI3 M4+)

Jun 6, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet o...

Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet or so) seventh pitch on Apache's northwest face.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Northwest Face (5.7 WI3 M4+)

Jun 4, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The middle of the third pitch.

The middle of the third pitch.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Northwest Face (5.7 WI3 M4+)

Jun 4, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: The line of Howling Winge on the east face of Aeol...

The line of Howling Winge on the east face of Aeolian (5.8 A4, 1995).

Utah > Moab Area > ... > Etesian Hookup (5.9 A2 PG13)

Apr 26, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Sievers on the last hard thin-ice section.

Sievers on the last hard thin-ice section.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Vrain Strain (WI5 M5 R)

Jan 22, 2007

Rock Climbing Photo: Route line. The black water streak is the normal H...

Route line. The black water streak is the normal Hessie Chimney route.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Hessie Left (M5)

Mar 24, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Hessie Left on March 11, 2006. The route continues...

Hessie Left on March 11, 2006. The route continues for another 50 feet or so above the top of this picture.

Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > ... > Hessie Left (M5)

Mar 23, 2006

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Happy Hour Crag > Last Call (5.9+)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Nov 12, 2017

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Comments: There are several variations to this line that possibly make it even better. 1) Start as for Rush Hour and move right around the small roof to join the original line: awkward but interesting and well-protected 5.9+/5.10-. 2) After the normal crux bulge, continue straight up a short thin corner instead of angling left (short tricky crux, well-protected with small wires). This takes you almost to the top of Dementia's corner. Now head up and a little left through steep ground to rejoin the usual r... more >>


Location: South Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Ice Box > Ice Cold, No Mistakes (5.10d)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Sep 8, 2017

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Comments: Felt harder than the 11a to the right.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Purcell Mountains > ... > North East Ridge (5.8-)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Aug 24, 2017

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Comments: This summer a guide offered us great beta for skipping the rappel from the V-notch below the south summit and the long scramble/climb to gain the top. Instead of rapping from the V-notch, stand in a sling clipped to the bolt anchor and grab jugs above (this bypasses the reachy 5.10+ move formerly described here). Pull up, place a 2 Camalot (gold), and climb fun, juggy cracks to the top. The summit is 50 feet away over flat ground. Much, much faster than going around....and pretty fun too!


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Castle Valley > Parriot Mesa > Super Natural (5.10)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: The first real moves on the 5.8 start seemed like the hardest moves of the climb. At least they're well-protected.

Despite what the topo shows, there should be no doubt about which way to go on the third pitch (pitch above the crux corner): Climb straight up the slot and left-facing corner above the belay, choose a 20-foot traverse line to the left to reach a crack, climb the crack to its top, then face climb left again to reach a big ledge. We chose to traverse about halfway up the upper c... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountain Road > Tiers of Zion > C. Lower Tier > ... > Lyin' Like a Lion (in Zion) (5.10+)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Mar 10, 2017

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Comments: Harder than the 11a that's 50 feet to the right.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Twilight Zone > Freedom Fries (5.11b)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Nov 18, 2016

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Comments: The move left to the jug at the fourth bolt feels like the natural way to go (not just to avoid choss) and also seemed like the crux of the climb. Fun route, but it feels a bit contrived at the top—you don't know if the good holds in the corner are "on" or if you should force yourself to use only the cool features to the right. We all used the corner! Without it, the crux of this route definitely would be on that headwall.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The West Ridge > West Ridge - part E - top t... > Red House (5.11b R)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Nov 17, 2016

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Comments: Time to rename the route?

Rock Climbing Photo: The no-longer Red House.
The no-longer Red House.



Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > The Hand > Father on Fire (5.10d)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Nov 12, 2016

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Comments: Modern bolts are in place, and there is a good, modern anchor just up and left from the top of the crack. Small wires useful; I only placed one (small) cam. Really fun pitch.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Texas Canyon > Texas Tower > South Face (5.11+) > Photo
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Nov 10, 2016

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Comments: Torre Texas!


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Valley of the Gods/Mexican ... > The Putterman Residence > Original Route (5.9+)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: People really need to check out the potential new start on the northern prow. It looks like fun climbing on way better rock.


Location: Colorado > Steamboat Springs > Muddy Creek
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Can anyone identify the routes on the nice, tall wall just downstream from Kyle's Tower? We attempted the long bolted route and thought it was very good and hard (maybe low- to mid 5.12?). There are a couple of overhanging crack lines high on the tower that look wild. Seemed like the coolest cliff in the canyon.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Vampire Rock > Chupacabra (5.10+)
By: Dougald MacDonald When: Jul 29, 2016

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Comments: I won't rate it, because I didn't get it clean, but I think this is harder than 5.10+. Big fingers would help. Pretty cool short pitch.


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