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Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Baldwin Creek > Photo
By: J. Albers When: Dec 15, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^^^ @Tom: I uploaded this picture before Suicide Point was entered as an area in the MP database and thus because its on the way to Baldwin Creek, it was the natural place to put the photo.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier > ... > The Devil (5.11b/c)
By: J. Albers When: Sep 23, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ I noticed the bolts seemed like they needed love when I was up there a month ago, so awesome Greg, thanks. I will try and remember to dump some change in the ASCA bucket when I get a chance.


Location: California > High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge > Incredible Hulk > Airstream (5.13a/b) > Photo
By: J. Albers When: Sep 21, 2017

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Comments: Mike! Cool photo, glad to see you out getting after it.


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Columns of the Giants > The Cave > Devine Microphone (aka the ... (5.11c)
By: J. Albers When: Sep 19, 2017

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Comments: Hi Brad!
Good to see you chime in and set me straight :)

My thinking is that Divine and Mr. Microphone went up when, the mid-90's? And given the lack of a proper warm-up route, it seems a little far fetched to believe that Donnie (or Brian) were the first to climb this pitch. Moreover its a linkup, so calling it an FA is a tad generous, especially since the linkup is easier than either of the individual lines. Still, given the crazy lengths you go to in order to get the details of your book... more >>


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Columns of the Giants > The Cave > Devine Microphone (aka the ... (5.11c)
By: J. Albers When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: ^^^ Brad just made that name up for the book by combining the route names of the two adjacent climbs because he doesn't like putting "unknown" route "names" in his books. Most folks literally just call it the "warm-up". But to each his own.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > Helen's Dome > Fractured Fairytales (5.7)
By: J. Albers When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ you should be aware that major crack systems/gullies (especially ones that runs top to bottom of the formation) and depressions/shallow caves are (aside from maybe the summit or an exposed ridge) the worst places to be as far as lightning is concerned.

Read about it here:
mountaineers.org/blog/freedom-...


Location: California > Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP > Panther Peak > Krymptonite (5.11b) > Photo
By: J. Albers When: Sep 16, 2017

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Comments: Wow is that a cool photo. Route looks amazing too.


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108)
By: J. Albers When: Sep 14, 2017

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Comments: ^^^ Camping is definitely a no-no anywhere near Table Mtn unless you are using one of the designated campgrounds. There is NF camping up the pass...if you can make it through the night!!!!

supertopo.com/climbers-forum/5...

Seriously though, the only free (legal) camping is up the pass.


Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Wild Iris > The Main Wall > Cowboy Poetry > Ella's Pony Ride (5.4)
By: J. Albers When: Aug 31, 2017

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Comments: Awesome Dave! Thanks for putting this and the other couple nearby routes up, I'm sure they will be appreciated by many folks (myself included) who have kids or someone new that needs an easier route to get on. Cheers.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Upper Dream Canyon > Photo
By: J. Albers When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: (Eye roll....) Angled line of approach = fine. Straight in = your car is jacked, and it's your fault.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
By: J. Albers When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: ^^^ @ S. Noah.

AW left side (which is the side that contains some moderates), gets a lot of sun pretty much all day because its largely south-facing. IMHO, it's pretty warm this time of year, but that certainly doesn't stop people from climbing there. The far right side (which contains the classic 11-12 range climbs) gets morning sun and afternoon shade because it's east-facing. Pretty much everything on the far right side is awesome and worth getting on. Hope that helps.


Location: New Mexico > Los Alamos & White Rock > The Dungeon > Trash Tower > Garbageboy (5.9)
By: J. Albers When: Aug 11, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ Very nice of you Luke. I'm sure my daughter will appreciate it when she is old enough to lead it :) Cheers.


Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > The Noble
By: J. Albers When: Jul 26, 2017

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Comments: Agreed. This page should be removed.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bowling Alley > Main Crag > Next to Nothing (5.12b)
By: J. Albers When: Jul 20, 2017

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Comments: Super fun route. Very fun stemming section down low to cruxy little boulder problem on nice stone. Not sure I agree with Tony about the grade comparison between this and Meteor Rhoadblock because I came much closer to falling on Meteor than this, which leads me to believe that they are reasonably similar in grade, but I guess YMMV.


Location: California > Southern Sierra > Courtright Reservoir > Power Dome > Hannaramic (5.10 PG13)
By: J. Albers When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ That is flipping awesome Randall!! Can't imagine how fun that must have been. Thanks for the route and for posting.


Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Wild Iris > The Main Wall > Rising From the Plains > Lord Loves a Hangin (5.13a)
By: J. Albers When: Jul 10, 2017

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Comments: ^^^ Jonny Smith wrote: Respectfully, J.Albers, buy a guidebook. wildirisclimbing.com/shop/land...

Respectfully Jonny, the point of my post went "pfffft" over your head (and apparently your reading comprehension is lacking too because my post points out that I own a book). The point of MP is to add information that "goes beyond the guidebook" not simply to plagiarize from a book. Perhaps that's why I referenced a well-written description in my post, eh? And it se... more >>


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Security Risk Massif > Lower Security Risk > Security Risk (5.10)
By: J. Albers When: Jun 19, 2017

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Comments: ^^^ @Mitch
You do realize that George was likely doing routes that would fill your pants when you were likely still literally filling your pants as a little tike, right? Sheesh, kids these days....


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Sawblade Ridge > Switchblade
By: J. Albers When: Jun 1, 2017

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Comments: Ryan is correct, those GPS coordinates are quite a ways off. Here are correct coordinates:

Switchblade: 39.261971, -105.095613.
Passageway: 39.261958, -105.095248.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > The Monument > Fire on the Mountain (5.10d)
By: J. Albers When: May 8, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ You can walk off to the climber's left pretty easily.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > Fatiron > Photo
By: J. Albers When: May 8, 2017

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Comments: And that's not the Fatiron.


Location: New Mexico > Enchanted Tower > Pogue's Cave Area > Never Never Land (5.12a/b)
By: J. Albers When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ Take away the beta? If you don't want any route beta, then don't troll around on a website where the mantra is "Beyond the Guidebook". If you're so pure, next time just show up to the crag, pick a line, and fire away Scotty.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam...
By: J. Albers When: Mar 11, 2017

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Comments: ^^^^ yes, Molly Gulch is still closed. Just down the road is Goose Creek, which is still open (seasonally). See here:

fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/reca...


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal > Whitney Portal Buttress > Trivial Pursuit (5.12a)
By: J. Albers When: Mar 6, 2017

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Comments: Hey Melon,

Thanks for adding this to the database, but perhaps a grade IV deserves a bit more of a description than two sentences. Not everyone owns Croft's book and knows that it starts to the right of Gangway on the WPB proper. Also, what did you think of the route? Is the hard climbing pretty run, or just the easier parts? Given the FA crew, its not hard to believe that even the hard bits are heads up protection-wise (I always wondered about this, but never got a chance to go up there).


Location: California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Whitney > Photo
By: J. Albers When: Feb 28, 2017

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Comments: Wow! It looks like there is still dust settling. I wonder if the cop just got lucky and saw it (and missed getting hit)?


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Carson Pass Highway (88) > Calaveras Domes > Deer Bridge Dome > ... > Rio Negro (5.10b/c)
By: J. Albers When: Feb 6, 2017

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Comments: IIRC, you can stuff a gold camelot (or something similar) at a small roof right off the ground. But then you have to do actual climbing to get to the first bolt and at the end the gear may or may not keep you off the ground...maybe 20 feet to the first bolt maybe (with moves)? Fun enough route.


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