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Member Since: Dec 12, 2004
Last Visit: Jan 17, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice climbing RMNP

Ice climbing RMNP

The People of Mountain Proj... : John Klooster : stuff

Dec 8, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Backflip, Lumpy Ridge

Backflip, Lumpy Ridge

The People of Mountain Proj... : John Klooster : stuff

Dec 8, 2011

Contributed Comments


Location: South Dakota : Palmer Gulch
By: John Klooster When: Jun 28, 2013

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Comments: Cause you shouldn't

Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Snext Wall : Donkey Punch (5.12c)
By: John Klooster When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: Sounds to me that WAGbag bailed to the next route and is giving a route he didn't do a one star rating.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle
By: John Klooster When: Aug 5, 2011

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Comments: Keith, I sent you an email. Thanks

Location: Colorado : Jeff Lowe's Metanoia Backpa...
By: John Klooster When: Mar 26, 2011

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Comments: AWESOME.

Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park
By: John Klooster When: Feb 9, 2008

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Comments: The new book is not that great. It has quite a bit of misinformation and leaves out a huge number of great routes. The book does not include the outlets or other awesome areas near Sylvan Lake. Another guide book that written by non-locals and supporting a new area above the Needles Eye that was put in against the ethics of the area. Sorry for my rant. The old Dingus McGee and The Last Pioneer Women blue book is a pretty good although small guide, you can probably find it at most local shops.

Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : Indian Wars Wall : teepee creeper (5.12c)
By: John Klooster When: Aug 20, 2007

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Comments: I believe Lee sent this route for the FA

Location: South Dakota : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : Humpbacks in Love (5.10b)
By: John Klooster When: Jul 14, 2007

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Comments: I think Bob called this route Humpbacks in Love.

Location: South Dakota : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Toy Tug Boat : Turtle (5.7)
By: John Klooster When: Sep 28, 2006

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Comments: This is not O Positive, O.P. is to the right of the blunt arete next to Middle Aged Mutant Ninja Climbers

Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Hornsby's Rock : The Way It Is (5.9)
By: John Klooster When: Oct 8, 2005

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Comments: First bolt is a spinner and second bolt is hanging out of the hole.

Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Station 13 : East Chimney Variation (5.7)
By: John Klooster When: Jan 17, 2005

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Comments: This can be done as one pitch, if long runners are not used rope drag is horrid. I remember pulling slack to make the final moves to the summit. Beautiful summit, there was a person playing a reed flute in the picket fence area the day we did this route giving us a surreal needles experience.

Location: South Dakota : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Dire Spire : Impeachable Offense (5.10-)
By: John Klooster When: Dec 12, 2004

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Comments: I followed this route behind BJ and it was awesome. Impeachable Offense is not often done, the hand crack was beautiful and the summit was very unlike any other summit I have been on at Rushmore.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: 2016-17 Colorado Ice Conditions ThreadColoradoJohn KloosterNov 14, 2016
re: alpinist magazines to give awayClimbing Gear ReviewsJohn KloosterMay 2, 2015
re: The 2013-2014 Colorado Ice Conditions ThreadColoradoJohn KloosterFeb 3, 2014
re: Unofficial Guiding in National Parks? Your Thoughts?General ClimbingJohn KloosterMar 4, 2013
Found gear, Firehouse VailLost and FoundJohn KloosterJan 25, 2013
re: Wondering who found a rope in Eldorado?Lost and FoundJohn KloosterJan 12, 2013
Titan vs. Laser picksIce ClimbingJohn KloosterDec 12, 2012
re: Synthetic puffy with hood choicesClimbing Gear DiscussionJohn KloosterSep 12, 2012
re: FOUND: Rainjacket at Clear Creek Wall of 90sLost and FoundJohn KloosterJul 4, 2012
re: New online retailer check it out! coloradocrackgear.comGeneral ClimbingJohn KloosterJun 17, 2012
re: MidwestJohn KloosterMar 19, 2012
re: TR: Moonlight Buttress Solo In A DayTrip ReportsJohn KloosterMar 10, 2012
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