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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Lever Action (5.10a PG13)
By: Greg Sievers When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: Pics & details to come, honest.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Cathedral Wall : Jagged Arch (5.10c/d PG13) : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Easier to observe from a distance, too.
Easier to observe from a distance, too.



Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Anchorage & South Central I... : Valdez : Keystone Canyon : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: fuck man, I took that pic 36 years ago ! I dunno. :)
......... but yah............ proly early march....... sounds good to me


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By: Greg Sievers When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: I'd be scared to bounce test that rig.


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By: Greg Sievers When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: yer gate is facing the wrong way.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: excellent !! good to see your training is coming along GL3.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : The Gunsight Range : Comment : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: Im actually surprised that your packs are that small.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: now i know. thanks. however in 1984/5 (I dont honestly know), I was told it was 5.8 , I do recall it being fairly run out. and my brand new Boreal Fire's were great !!


Location: Elyse Cogburn : Patagonia Climbing : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: that rock looks like some crazy conglomerate. very cool.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Field's Chimney (WI5 M6+) : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jan 7, 2016

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Comments: Ropes weren't rated that way, and you are correct on the rope drag, but also keep in mind the elongation of one of those ropes is about 10%; making a fall a bit longer. But on the other hand, WHO would fall on critical mixed terrain like this? :)


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge
By: Greg Sievers When: Jul 30, 2015

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Comments: 15 years after its inception, the tradition continues.
The Colo. Mtn School is sponsoring the Rocky Mountain Rondezvous again. For details:
facebook.com/events/1468199256...

Sundance was the first trail we set our sights on, but 15 years of erosion have taken their toll. Please consider joining the efforts.
eventbrite.com/e/rocky-mountai...


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Watchtower - First Tier : Watchtower Standard Route (5.8)
By: Greg Sievers When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: the raps can be done with one 60m rope, but its close. and the last rap to the ground will leave you about 5' off the floor with an easy scramble down a couple moves.


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Watchtower - First Tier : Mothers Day (5.8+)
By: Greg Sievers When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: old school quality, style, and grade. pretty descent route tho. be experienced at flairing cracks and have some OW skills. only used a few medium nuts but found a double rack of BD .5 thru 3 about right. dont forget your slings cuz QD's only might hose you.
Rapping the Standard Route can be done with 1 x 60m rope.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: oh holy crap I have no idea. some guy that turned his Saab into a camper, oh and also Pat Thompson (who still lives in Anchorage).


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: that sounds very familiar. but after 30+ years I dont know. it was my first lead ever. it was awesome.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Taylor Peak : Quicksilver (5.8) : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Your comment and both captions are all correct. This was the only photo I had of east face, it just happened to be my Central Buttress route layout image. The MP caption probably should also say: "left edge of image" or something, but the "step, notch or bench" is obvious in the shot. Maybe I'll just try to find the image w/o the mark ups.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Provo Canyon : Provo Canyon Ice : Upper Bridal Veil Falls (WI5+) : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: do you know if the next line right has a name? (blue ice start)
I climbed it in 1998 and v-treaded off the ledge as no other ice was available above that.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif
By: Greg Sievers When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: There are a couple truths happening here in this thread: while I dont really think the entire rock is a 'pile', I do agree that no one 'should care', but obviously someone did, someone that has yet to have the balls to expose themselves and their reasoning. For anyone that bolts in one place that they like to bash someone else's rock-of-choice seems a bit hypocritical, and yes this is a 20/20 reflection of the early 1990s attitudes of opinion, of trad vs. sport. I can't blame the author for ... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Palisade Mountain : Horseshead : Kentucky Derby (5.10)
By: Greg Sievers When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: I think this is a much more enjoyable start to Neighsayer. Really an awesome pitch! Goes to the same 2-bolt/chain anchor @ 30m.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Devil's Gulch and Dry Gulch... : Cow Creek Canyon / McGraw R... : Pulpit Rock Massif
By: Greg Sievers When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: Now, now let's keep it civil. The bolting here is all reasonable and not hurting anybody. 'tain't nobody doin' nuttin' bad.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : St. Vrain ice : U.S. 36 : Unknown (M3)
By: Greg Sievers When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: There are a couple things we can tune up here:
1. The 'area' stated as So. St. Vrain is not Hwy 34. It's Hwy 36.
2. This is a very old ice climbing route. I climbed it back in about 1988 or so, and I was far from the first.

The old aqueduct up on that bench used to leak a lot, and the winter I climbed it there was an ice runnel almost reaching to the gravel county road, and not wanting to waste a day on WI2, we climbed it after work, in the dark.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : Black Lake Slabs (WI2-3)
By: Greg Sievers When: Jan 27, 2013

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Black & Tan corner.
Approaching the Black & Tan corner.



Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : Black Lake Slabs (WI2-3)
By: Greg Sievers When: Jan 27, 2013

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Rock Climbing Photo: January 26, 2013. NEW ICE! I've climbed in the Bla...
January 26, 2013. NEW ICE! I've climbed in the Black Lake cirque most winters for a couple decades and don't think I've ever seen this line form up. 50m & both a WI3 & WI4 variation.

To exit - rap the line by V-thread, or continue up 2 more pitches, or walk left to join the regular route.



Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : Photo
By: Greg Sievers When: Jan 26, 2013

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Comments: Nice pic, Rick, but it's attached to the page for Black Lake Slabs, which I think are the blue ice practice slabs on the east side of Black Lake?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Left of Columbine Falls (WI3)
By: Greg Sievers When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Yup, these were all in Nov.-Dec. 2012. With the lack of snow & ice throughout the Park this season, this was a great, easy day out. Mostly I'd have to call these 2 Columbine routes WI3-, but that corner out to the left was fun. Paul Gagner also lead a nice mixed route left of that, that was probably 5.8+ with a couple blobs of ice at the bottom along the 50' left-angling traverse. It became a 45m route in all, and we had a great day out tucked in below the wind.


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