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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Jarrett Tishmack making the long reach out of the ...

Jarrett Tishmack making the long reach out of the L-diagonalling seam on Winds of Fortune (photo by Dan Gambino).

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > ... > Southern Cross (5.11b)

Jun 30, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Chris moving past the crux (photo by Dan Gambino).

Chris moving past the crux (photo by Dan Gambino).

Colorado > Lumpy Ridge > ... > Southern Cross (5.11b)

Jun 30, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: The Crags nearing sunset.

The Crags nearing sunset.

Colorado > Estes Park Valley > ... > The Crags

Jun 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: The Crags, Twin Sisters, Estes

The Crags, Twin Sisters, Estes

John Maurer > Not a Total Rock Album

Jun 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Dragonfly @ Horsetooth, Photo by John M.

Dragonfly @ Horsetooth, Photo by John M.

John Maurer > Not a Total Rock Album

Jun 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Sky Pond

Sky Pond

John Maurer > Not a Total Rock Album

Jun 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Winter on the Peak.

Winter on the Peak.

John Maurer > Not a Total Rock Album

Jun 19, 2008

Rock Climbing Photo: Winter on the Peak.

Winter on the Peak.

John Maurer > Not a Total Rock Album

Jun 19, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Cactus Cliff > Et Tu, Brutus (5.10d)
By: John Maurer When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: To keep the grade at or below 10c/d, some use of the larger crack to the left is essential (so yes, a bit contrived - but still pleasant and even really good at times). This has seemingly cleaned up a bit (no cacti), but there are a few holds to avoid in spots given questionable rock quality (again, regarding the supplemental crack on the left). Judicious use of reliable holds seemed pretty obvious, plus it is possible to utilize just the thin crack and face holds/pockets (10c/d; good quality) a... more >>


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries > The Crags > Castaway Crag > Crashed At Sea (5.10c)
By: John Maurer When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: Eats blue and yellow TCUs. Really fun route. Cool finish off the arête through the roof.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > Upper Blair > Wango's Workshop > Tomb Raider (5.10b/c)
By: John Maurer When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: I'm all for safety, but the bolt on the first pitch is not necessary. The move itself is more 5.7 than 5.9 and is just a few feet off the ground. Gear is immediately available before any further commitment. I'm all for safety and making moderates accessible, but this seems to be a major departure from the Vedauwoo ethic. I'm not an amazing climber or anything, I have been climbing here since 1993 . . . just my 2 cents worth. Beautiful area.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Worm Drive > Driving Miss Wormy (5.7)
By: John Maurer When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: I think the route to the right is a 5.9-, or so I heard as reported in the guidebook. I thought it was 5.9, but I worked harder than that up top given my own set of errors. It is a beauty. Climbed it yesterday morning not knowing what it was - the wind whips through the crack and blows out to you (when from the west) as the crack goes all the way through the formation. Quite remarkable - this uniqueness and the route overall.


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Hen and Chickens > Rhode Island Red (5.10a)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: A yellow TCU fits perfectly in a small slot, below the lieback flake, and makes the opening moves very well-protected.


Location: Minnesota > Duluth Area (Rock and Ice) > Casket Quarry ICE > Photo
By: John Maurer When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: Wow! Beautiful series of photos.


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > Sand Gulch > Contest Wall > Tinsel Town aka BR 2? (5.9)
By: John Maurer When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: I hesitate to rate this route in fear it may attract attention. I'd hate to encourage anyone to get on this and then have them get hurt. I really enjoyed this route - but there are sections that feel extremely dangerous. One bolt in particular is in a very large section of weak, undercut rock - better perhaps not to clip it. I would not climb this if it is crowded in the area.

All that said, this route feels like some soft Garden route. It probably is a bomb to many, but the moves and ques... more >>


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > North Gateway Rock > North Face / North End > ... > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Dec 2, 2011

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Comments: Photoshop pin removal? Maybe the pin is just out of frame to the right (at top) . . . .


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Inner Canyon > B1 or V5 (5.12d)
By: John Maurer When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Please take the previous comment not as a sandbag effort on my part - I don't (nor have I ever) climbed at the 12d level. I have bouldered at the V5 level (and 1 V6) - but this was not reminiscent of those efforts.


Location: Forums > Other Sports > surfing and wave sailing > Post > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Jul 2, 2011

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Comments: Wow . . . in the summer? Is this windswell?


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Allen Hill > personal photos > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Feb 25, 2011

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Comments: Spent 4 years playing too much Ultimate on that field . . . or maybe not enough.


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Witches' Canyon > Main Canyon > Lunge for Jesus (5.11b)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: I seem to remember utilizing a tunnel thread through the roof which makes the later going less intimidating . . . .


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Inner Canyon > Colville Express (5.11d)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: Quite tenuous. I've blown my share of clips on this one - certainly safely bolted and pretty fun, too.


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Inner Canyon > B1 or V5 (5.12d)
By: John Maurer When: Jan 5, 2011

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Comments: No way this is 12d . . . or even 12b. I almost onsighted this route and my foot popping early felt like a fluke. I got the route 2nd try after a 10 second wait. The opening bit is intense, for sure. I'd go with 11d or maybe 12a if you have the reach.

Sounds like the big difference here is reach as I am tall. I was shocked to see the grade on this - and resolved that it was closer to light B1. Like many Penitente routes, the less popular ones can be a lot of fun. Curious what ... more >>


Location: Colorado > San Luis Valley > Penitente Canyon > Penitente - Entrance Area > Mission in the Snow (5.12a)
By: John Maurer When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: Someone has to comment on this fun little climb . . . I liked it. Thoughtful moves on quality stone. Overlooked, as are many fine routes in the area.


Location: Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > North Rim Routes > North Chasm View Wall > ... > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Nov 4, 2010

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Comments: Agree . . . beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Buff Johnson > Personal2 > Photo
By: John Maurer When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: Nice Jeep.


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