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Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : The Blank Check Wall : Unknown aka Cosmo's Crack G... (5.10d)
By: Kaner When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: The plaque at the base says "Cosmo's Crack Garden, 5.10d".

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fourth Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: Kaner When: Jan 5, 2016

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Comments: Wow, yeah, that looks sketch. Pretty sure this was on 5.2 slab and never held my body weight? Besides leveraging an old pin, it looks like it would just slice through the rope. Good news - I'm still alive and maybe even wiser than this now.

Location: Iowa : Dubuque : Softball Crags : Homerun (5.8) : Photo
By: Kaner When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: tree rap

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Photo
By: Kaner When: Nov 16, 2011

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Comments: Vain as it is, this is my 100th "great" rated photo on mp. It's an honor to contribute to this great website that we've all used for numerous purposes countless times! This is a memorable shot of Max peeing off the cliff before leading up the Casual Route (my first and still only Diamond trip). I pooped behind a nearby rock, basking in the morning sun, trembling beneath the overwhelming stone wall, and hiding behind poop rock from the marmot-kicked stone bombs. Powerful life moments!

Location: Colorado : Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma : Haus Rock : Little Haus (5.10c)
By: Kaner When: Jul 3, 2011

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Comments: Felt harder than the 11a to the right. Lots of good looking holds, but none of them seem very positive. Getting to the second clip seemed precarious, being so close to the ground with potential to land on your belayer, not to mention there's only 10 feet of rope out to absorb a fall, so a fall will really yank on your belayer, too. Kinda sketchy climb, seemed more difficult than 10b.

Location: Iowa : Backbone State Park
By: Kaner When: Nov 10, 2010

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Comments: Admins- Please allow Ash to do a proper write up for Backbone.

Location: Iowa : Pictured Rocks : Windy Point : Hollywood on a Buck O' Five (5.9)
By: Kaner When: Aug 4, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this route, or at least started up it. While cleaning spider webs out of my face and working up towards the first bolt, placed my hand in a great pocket that was already occupied by a large, thick-legged, brown spider. Beware, but don't let it scare you off! These routes all looked great, just need more traffic to "clean" them up.

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Kaner When: Jun 23, 2009

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Comments: Is that the Teton skier, Bill Briggs?

Location: Iowa : Indian Bluffs : Photo
By: Kaner When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: This route pictured went at an easy 8 or so up to a double anchor than continued over a tricky (probably harder than 10) roof. We attempted the route immediately to the right and kinda behind the flake but failed on that tricky roof too.

Location: Iowa : Indian Bluffs
By: Kaner When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: Hi crimpandpeel,
Where would one find a guidebook for Indian Bluffs?
Do you live in the area? I'm in Dubuque and would like to see more of Indian Bluffs. Very cool area and I've only seen maybe 1/2 of the routes. I hear there's 30+.

Location: Iowa : Backbone State Park
By: Kaner When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: If anyone knows names of rocks or routes, history, more info, please advise. Thanks.

Location: Iowa : Backbone State Park : Backbone Trail area
By: Kaner When: Jun 11, 2009

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Comments: If anyone knows names of rocks or routes, history, more info, please advise. Thanks.

Location: Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pedestal Buttress : D.L.F.A (5.11) : Photo
By: Kaner When: May 5, 2009

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Comments: How are you guys still alive!?

Location: Colorado : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : South Fork of St. Vrain Can... : Scout Rock : Photo
By: Kaner When: Apr 14, 2009

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Comments: Thank you, I liked this one a lot as well. I took this and about 20 similar shots, this one was the best!

Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Kaner When: Mar 18, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification Cory. How can you tell?

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Lone Eagle Peak
By: Kaner When: Oct 19, 2008

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Comments: Getting There #2
Take US 34 north out of Granby. Exit to the east on Arapaho Bay Road. Skirt the southern side of Grand Lake; the road turns into solid gravel, smooth and well-kept, no 2WD worries.

Pass Arapaho Bay and continue towards Monarch Lake Trailhead. Park and start hiking east on Cascade Creek Trail. Follow signs towards Crater Lake, Lone Eagle dominates.

Location: Colorado : Lyons : St. Vrain Canyons : Middle Fork of St. Vrain Ca... : Piz Badille : ... : Sympathetic Mind Fuck (5.8)
By: Kaner When: Sep 25, 2008

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Comments: I've yet to climb the route and I do appreciate the work Bernard has done. I've used your guidebooks before and had great times doing so. I even met you once while I was working at Backcountry Escape (you stopped in to see Dan H) and you seemed like a great guy.

It is my personal opinion that we do not need to water down route names. I'm sure your kids have heard worse things on the playground before they even knew what they meant. I feel like obscene or interesting names add to a route, ra... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon
By: Kaner When: Sep 23, 2008

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Comments: I agree with other that this IS indeed a popular homosexual and nudist hangout from a few experiences (no I'm not gay, no I don't have a problem with old men tanning naked-just awkward, yes I do have problem seeing man-on-man sex acts in a beautiful sunny canyon on a weekend)

Also, coed nudists hang here. This I have no problem with.

Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Cle... (5.8 C1) : Photo
By: Kaner When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: timmy! is funny

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+) : Photo
By: Kaner When: Aug 22, 2008

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Comments: That's a certainly a sea of rock.

Location: Wyoming : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Photo
By: Kaner When: Jul 31, 2008

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Comments: you're crazy man! the things we do for this sport

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fifth Flatiron : East Face, North Side (5.4 R)
By: Kaner When: Jul 15, 2008

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Comments: What a great climb! And thanks to and its wonderful users, the beta on this page for pitches, raps, and descent (south side, thanks George!) is spot on. We did it in 5 logical pitches with no simulclimbing. They were all ~60m except for a short final summit bid.

The 1st was a pretty sketch anchor but a comfortable ledge (I thought route crux was on this pitch). 2nd was a solid tree with at least 2 other solid trunks within 10m. 3rd was comfy on ridge, 4th was in big system just unde... more >>

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: Kaner When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: I don't want people's first impression to be mine, let it get lost at the bottom of the page so no one is discouraged from trying this route. Do it yourself and form your own opinions, it is a good climb.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: Kaner When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: I understand it's an alpine route, and I totally agree the sights and surroundings make it memorable. I'm just saying I expected more out of a "classic."

The only other "classic" in Colorado is the Diamond. I did that last summer with the same partner so maybe my standards of a classic (2000 feet of vertical, beautiful, solid granite) were already inflated.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: Kaner When: Jul 7, 2008

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Comments: Gotta admit, not extremely impressed with this route. Lots of exposed 3rd/4th class leads to 2 pitches of rock and a cool summit, but the authors of "50 Classics" must have never been to Eldo or Lumpy.

Here's my TR from 7/6/08

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