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Last Visit: Sep 24, 2016
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo from up-valley showing the upper half of the...

Photo from up-valley showing the upper half of the route. More detailed photos available @ garysadventureblog.blogspot.co...

ID : The Sawtooth Range : ... : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)

May 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Hand line crossing farther upstream. June 2014.

Hand line crossing farther upstream. June 2014.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Washed out crossing. June 2014.

Washed out crossing. June 2014.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: View of Mountaineer's Route from farther up the va...

View of Mountaineer's Route from farther up the valley.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Challenger Wall : Adventure Punks (5.10d)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Climbed last week through pitch 4. My thoughts: we were not willing to do the R start (especially after following a steady trail of blood drops all along the approach to the base of the climb). Rather, we climbed the alternate start (5.9?) through the less than stellar crack to the left (dirty, a little loose, and mediocre gear, R towards the top). This is NOT a crack climb. You will climb some cracks periodically, but the gear is not "plug n play" whenever you want. The climbing is pretty uniqu... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Levitation 29 (5.11b/c)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this last week and wanted to comment on the approaches. All 3 Handren options are very evident. The first looked like easy climbing (but still climbing) to slabs, so we walked on. We hiked up the 2nd Handren option to drop some gear, and I was terrified. The slabs are very exposed and a no fall zone. Sticky approach shoes recommended! I was more than relieved when a couple at the base showed us the 3rd, "long and slow" option for our ascent the next day. YMMV. Maybe you feel comfortable ... more >>


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: As of June 2014, the normal crossing had washed out. A hand line was in place a few minutes upstream. See "area" photos for more detail. As of mid-June 2015, the log bridge was in place across the creek and the approach was nearly snow-free.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Jimmywood : Wet Willie (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: Recently bolted to the cliff top. Still a bit dirty but fun nonetheless. 13 bolts total?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Sanscrit (5.8)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 2, 2012

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Comments: IMO, extremely disappointing. Jamming the bottom is awkward and tough. The roof is fun. The top is dirty. As for the "Great for the aspiring leader" comment in the DCA, I'd direct aspiring leaders to Prereq or Passages and even some 9s before Sanscrit. I won't repeat.

[Edit:] I did repeat this recently, and was pleasantly surprised. While still not as high quality as the other classic corners (and with its awkwardness and trickiness), it does have some pretty cool moves and variety. Not a good ... more >>


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : South Clear Creek : Image Wall : Shadowhawk (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: Harsh...I enjoyed it and didn't have any issues with bolting or drag.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Ask Tommy Caldwell // Win a FREE Edelrid Boa Eco 9.8General ClimbingGary OwenMar 3, 2016
re: Rushmore, Black Hills, and Spearfish Beta WantedWyoming, Montana, DakotasGary OwenJul 27, 2015
re: SCC Community ForumSouthern StatesGary OwenJun 9, 2015
re: Elephant Perch Climbing And ConditionsNorthern Utah & IdahoGary OwenMay 22, 2015
re: Memphis-area cragSouthern StatesGary OwenDec 16, 2012
Missing Anchors in JimmywoodSouthern StatesGary OwenSep 10, 2012
re: T-WallSouthern StatesGary OwenMar 9, 2012
re: A Couple of Jackson Falls Questions..MidwestGary OwenMar 7, 2012

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Pear Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area

In Pursuit of Excellence 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Cake Walk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Golden Locks 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Pale Face 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Balcony

Double Feature 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Balcony

Dyn-O-Mite 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Great Arch, The

Black Powder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Great Arch, The

Durrance 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Lander Turkey Shoot 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

Super Slide 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Air Ride Equipped 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Solarium

Calypso I 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall

Crackattack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Love Handle 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Points O' Contact 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Christine 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Stephen King Library

Shadowhawk 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Image Wall

Violator, The 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Image Wall

Bedtime for Bonzo 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall

Hey There Fancy Pants 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

Hidden Assets 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Precious Orr 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Open Sesame 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

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