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Member Since: Jul 8, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 13, 2008
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Point Rank: # 6,885
Total Points: 80

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has K Trout been climbing?

Personal: Lives in Golden, Colorado, Male
Favorite Climbs: Top Ten: Beckey-Chouinard, Bugaboos; Working Man, Shelf; NA Wall, Yosemite; Pillar of Society, Lovers Leap; Hung Over, Owens; Sunset Boulevard, Eldo; Mrs Hen, Table; Wittich Crack, Grand Teton; 80 Feet of Meat, Rifle; Skiing Mt Baker.
Other Interests: Skiing, Skateboarding, Backpacking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Follows 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sport:  Leads 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Follows 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ice:  Leads WI5  Follows WI6
Mixed:  Leads M5  Follows M7
More information:
First climb with Ann Fuller on a Sierra Club "juniors" Yosemite backpack out of Toulumne, 1970.
First 5.11: C'est la Vie, Eldo, 1975.
First Grade VI, The Nose,1975. Free'd stovelegs and pancake flake(we only placed one tied off pin, 20 feet above camp five, before friends and tiny brass nuts were available).
First Bolt: On a three pitch direct start to Keeler Needle's Harding route, 1976 (not in any guidebooks).
First Solo of an Alpine Grade V in Canada: West Buttress of South Howser,June of 1977.
First Rap Bolt: X-Rock, Durango, 1977.
First Sport Route: Durangatan, 5.10d, 1980.

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North Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Oct 29, 2006 - Starts to feel 5.9 after clipping the first bolt, but eases off quickly to steep jugs. Bueno!
Isle of You 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Dec 18, 2005 - Direct start woke me up after 11hr drive(.10 ?)we exited via J-land anchor. Zappa was more fun!
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The only way this cliff could be more holy would be if Mohammed or Jesus had bolted it.   <br /> <br />   <br />Grassi is a great place to escape summer heat waves. The trail from the dam down to Grassi Lakes is in the gully, center. The belay platforms for Meathooks can be seen in the shady alcove right of the lake.           <br /> <br />One problem unique to Grassi is the occasional rockfall.  The Spray Lakes road is just above the meathooks wall and non-climbers will sometimes toss rocks.         THE CATHEDRAL at RATTLESNAKE <br />The route is Arabesque(.10a steep!). Draws to the left are on The Groove(.12a small pockets).  Left again is Ikenseaor Crack(.11d). Perhaps meant to be said "I can soar" because the crux dyno out of the crack into a chimney/stem is a bit run. Top roping it, the fall looked uniquely horrifying but clean. The welded tuff is sharper than Smith yet worthy. Almost one hundred sport routes.  Rattlesnake is four air miles west of Trail, Oregon, between Crater Lake and Medford.  The book Rock Climbing Southwest Oregon by Greg Orton has great directions.  "The most dangerous part of the climb" as mentioned in Andrew's route description.   Tim Slater begins the crux of the Broadway Traverse, 8/05.  We approached using running shoes and one axe. We first tried chopping steps up Lamb's, but that was way to much work.  The moat was a grovel but more efficient. 
Feline 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Model Worker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
OZ 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bolt Action 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Choss Family Robinson 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Firearms 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pillar of Society 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bolt Action 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Power Trip 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Choss Family Robinson 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Suggests: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

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