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Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Reynolds Hill > Intergalatic Bong Rip (5.10-)
By: JNE When: Aug 20, 2017

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Comments: Looks like Main Line.

Also worth mentioning is the '10c' by Bob Scarpelli just to the right, which takes a wide crack out and over a large roof. About ten years ago, when I was at Parade Rock with Bob, he pointed that one out as a good one to go do.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Home on the Range (5.14-) > Photo
By: JNE When: Feb 28, 2017

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Comments: Thanks, Catherine :)

This picture does a nice job of demonstrating what is hard about this route. Notice that due to the 'slab' my hips are not squared to the wall, and also due to the 'slab', my whole body is forced over to the left and is elevated relative to the crack. In terms of body tension as well as how much weight is being taken by the arms vs. the legs, this position is essentially equivalent to climbing on a roof, though it is more strenuous in the arms since it requi... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Home on the Range (5.14-)
By: JNE When: Feb 21, 2017

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Comments: Geoff, the important thing is that several climbers were strutting around citing this route specifically and an apparent downgrade of it, and the negative implications this apparently had about my character due to the apparent fact that people like yourself had done it in significantly fewer attempts or with significantly less preparation. Given you have a much more expansive list of accomplished climbs in this grade range, your choice to attach your name to Vedauwoo which implies a great deal o... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Home on the Range (5.14-)
By: JNE When: Jan 18, 2017

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Comments: It is worth mentioning that Geoff Sluyter took only a few fewer tries to send this route than I did, and he got the beta from both me as well as Peewee. He also had the luxury of getting to the route enough times in one season to get it done, so he never had to re-learn sequances for the season. In contrast, I did the FA by trying it once on lead and once on TR, once a week for a few months in a row each season for three seasons. I only say this, because I have heard around Ft. Collins recently ... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Old Easy > Psychoshop (V7)
By: JNE When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: That happened a few years ago. There was a piece of rock lodged in the crack, which served as a hand hold/finger lock combination for the crux, which apparently broke off when someone grabbed it.

Just FYI, the difficulty did not really change when this happened, as the flared pod which is there now is slightly harder to hold onto (at least for me), but it also made the last standup move just slightly easier.

Glad to hear of people enjoying these problems. :) Also, seriously, be careful at Des... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Hassler's Hatbox > Lucille (5.12d)
By: JNE When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: The people I have talked to who downgraded this climb all said it was a body-size dependent rating in that if you chimney so deeply that you can't get good chicken wings. The thing is hard, but if you stay at a depth where you can get good chicken wings, it feels like other 11+ to 12- OWs at Vedauwoo. This would make sense from the standpoint of the FA as I am pretty sure Jay had to tunnel way back in and up to get adequate protection for the lip, so he probably stayed buried in it and found... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Upper Devil's Playground > Photo
By: JNE When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: This was claimed by Rob Kelman to be a swastika, and it was further claimed, again by Rob Kelman and in the face of a lot of verifiable and directly conflicting evidencde, that I had painted the thing. This occurred after Rob had some correspondence with a particular climber who saw me and my climbing as their "competition" and despite the fact that I made it very, very clear to Rob Kelman that he had completely missed the mark with his accusation. Rob chose to leave the accusation up here, on t... more >>

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Poudre Canyon > West of Rustic > Gandalf Area > Pat's Crack (V9-10)
By: JNE When: Dec 1, 2015

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Comments: My grade for this one puts it in relative perspective for Geoff's grade for Home On The Range. If using standard grades used at the vast majority of climbing areas, the difficulty is somewhere in the V10 range, unless you have tiny finger tips. This is a super aesthetic line :)

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > The Miser Boulder > The Miser (V7-)
By: JNE When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Just to put in a community vote regarding the platform at the base of this problem, I think this platform should be taken down. It is an ugly pile of wood topped off with a palette and covered with dirt. The original intent of the person who put up the platform (it was a guy named Tad) was to create a man-made ledge of sorts covered in grass/forest floor so this problem no longer had a bad landing. However, there is no way to do this, since the platform itself is 5-6 feet tall, 4-5 feet wide in ... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Storm Boulders > The Calm Before The Storm (V9)
By: JNE When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Good job finally putting this one down, Bart! My short self was proud to do it in about 30 minutes my first day there :)

For future reference, when downgrading routes or boulder problems, to do so without being an ass, it requires that either you got up the boulder in roughly the same amount of time it takes you to get up boulders of a similar grade, or that you suddenly found new beta which was much easier than what you were trying. Just FYI ;)

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Roof Ranch > The Sparkling Touch (V9) > Photo
By: JNE When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: I was pretty psyched when Pam said she repeated this problem but less so after she told me she skipped the first move, which she declared impossible at the time. Still a cool moderate problem done starting this way, though there are many many better examples to be had.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Holdout > Equilibrium (V10-11) > Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Glenn Schuler, at this point, due to the fact that no one has come forward to own any of this mess, I am going to assume that you at least had something to do with some part of it. You either chipped this thing, or you put the mortar in there, and cstebbins024 likely was participatory as well.

BTW, my left foot is being rammed into that flake (which was chipped off, and which was only the rand smear seen used by the left foot in this picture, no one's fingers fit in the crack there) in that p... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Holdout > Equilibrium (V10-11)
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Thank you, Nick :)

I'll go ahead and assume I did not come across as fill-in-the-blank-for-the-given-situation then...which translates to "Nick's life was made miserable with complaints."

I still think we need to have the chipper come forward and tell their story on this. Not sure how they think their actions are in no way to be focused on in any way whatsoever. Lame. Lamer still on the part of the community.

I'm also truly curious how a community, or anyone in it, or anyone anywhere... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Old Easy > Desiderata (V5-)
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Patrick Kingsbury wrote:

"I'd suggest using mortar, but your craftsmanship on the "Equilibrium" sucks. "

Solid gaslighting, Patrick!

Are you taking at least partial credit for the poorly attempted character smear here then? The poorly, or unsolidly attempted gaslighting, to be clear?

Which is to ask, are you one of the upstanding citizens wh... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > The Dungeon > The Warden (V8) > Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: I might add that this is not the beta I use for this problem....

Apparently, according to the offwidth GOD(DESS), I chipped the hold I am grabbing with my hand though, and this would characterize my way of interacting with nature. Lol....

So, why again is this picture on the internet? Hmmmmmmmmmm....

Is someone a mean girl?

Also, is someone well known and solidly reputed to make multiple user accounts? I think so:

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Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Holdout > Equilibrium (V10-11) > Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Nice masonry, cstebbins024. Did you chip the boulder, then put that in there with the hope of causing drama? You meangirl, you....

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Holdout > Equilibrium (V10-11) > Photo
By: JNE When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: OMG, a pristine crack punctured and perverted by the that which does not belong, MASONRY!!!!!11111111

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > The Lost Wall > The Lost Crack (5.13)
By: JNE When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: I might add that the 5.13 grade is for people who are too short to stand on the big foot edge and reach through the crux (so have to do a much harder move off of a bad rand smear to a worse hand, so a harder next move too) and opt into placing all their gear on lead, including the blind and hard to place crux piece which is placed immediately before executing the crux, from a slightly less than ideal position, using the same muscle group as the crux move.

If you are tall enough to reach through... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Gravity's Rainbow (5.11c R)
By: JNE When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Slevin, just ruining all the fun....

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Gravity's Rainbow (5.11c R)
By: JNE When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: Old Brad Jackson project.

THAT is the one that will do it for you ;)

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > Lower Blair I, II, III, and... > Miscellaneous Lower Blair r... > Crack Named Sue (V5)
By: JNE When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: It's very near the marker on: this map. Hope that helps.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Worm Drive > Eight Ounces To Freedom (V9)
By: JNE When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, it's certainly hard onthe right ankle, but I have never noticed an impending injurious feeling. If there is a next time for you, perhaps try putting your foot in the crack where you can still cam on it, but where it can wiggle around a bit if you fall so your ankle can rotate with you at least a bit, and also go for the body friction/palm wedge if you fall to lessen the impact. Lower temperatures for thick clothing are preferable :).

Worthy to note also is that a friend was working on ... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Murphy's Law (V4-5)
By: JNE When: Dec 16, 2014

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Comments: Awesome looking problem, Evan! The rock on this looks awesome. It's really nice, dark, rusty colored granite with cool wind polish and green lichen, so that is so cool to have right at The Nautilus. Can't wait to climb it :).

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Mound Woodson
By: JNE When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: If it is the tall, sharply cut, steep, right to left arete that has a slab landing, that was cleaned and tried a lot by a few guys a good number of years back. They never quite got it done, and I am sure they would love to hear about someone having a blast on it, so get after it :).

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Crow Creek Boulders > The Process of Belief (V8)
By: JNE When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: It's a good line with a novel move. I don't believe it's in the bouldering guide, but it's plainly visible from the road. I hope you check it out and enjoy it :).

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