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Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : The Nightcrawler (5.10+) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: 4 days ago

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Comments: And, for that reason, a busy one :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Pro Choice (5.11a)
By: Kris Gorny When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Great route and a really good alternative to waiting in line for The Nightcrawler. Fun 2nd and 3rd pitches with non-trivial gear placements, and a thought-provoking crux on the 4th pitch. As much as we were disappointed by the presence of three parties on Nightcrawler, we were glad to find Pro Choice.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Bartizan Wall : The Naked Rib (5.10c R) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: And I did not need all that gear :)


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Bartizan Wall : The Naked Rib (5.10c R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 5, 2016

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Comments: Incredible arête climbing. The first pitch has a little 5.9 sting to it. The second pitch is airy and amazing. 60m ropes just make it to the belay. We've left a pair of slings with biners on top to rap. Kudos to the crew who had the vision and put this route up!


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Sunny and Sheer (5.12a R) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 4, 2016

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Comments: Thank you, Joel! I remember I fuddled my feet at that spot a little and the thought 'God, I am about to fall' went through my head. But I ended up pulling through. The sling around the horn/big hold below is a life-saver.

Edit: Oh, wait -- the spot in the pic is higher than the crux. The gear is so-so and the moves are not as physically hard but still tricky.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : The Gales of November (5.13b/c)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Congrats, Kurt!


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : The Fool's Progress (5.12a/b)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Really liked this route. The technical crux is inching up the dihedral past the first 3 bolts (and some gear) but the overhanging headwall above is no joke either -- with two exposed mini cruxes in the hard 11-range. Intimidating climb which, despite good rests, is pumpy all the way to the end. Great journey to the top of Palisade Head.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Bagatelle (5.12d R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: Recent pic of Nic on Bagatelle reminded me of the short vid we shot of Mike Shaffer soloing Bagatelle in 2015. Took me over a year to get to editing it.

Most impressive display of climbing skill I have ever had a privilege to film:



Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Palisaid (5.13a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: Wow, it's already been almost two years! Time flies...


Location: NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Frankenstein Ice Climbs : Dropline Area : Dracula (WI4+)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 23, 2016

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Comments: Description updated. Thank you for suggestions, Chris.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Rainy Wednesday Tower : Agitator (5.11b/c X)
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: Thx, James and Burt. Agitator (at least the way I climbed it) starts on the face to the right of the arête and continues that way through the small triangular roof (in the picture). This I believe is the easiest way to go as the rock to the left of the arête has no holds. After the roof I started going up the arête and it was possible to place BD .75 into the crack of Eave of Destruction on the left. Climbed another 20ft to the left side of large roof and did a cool traverse right into the di... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Rainy Wednesday Tower : Agitator (5.11b/c X)
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Grappling hooks and duct tape to make sure they stay in place. Thanks for the kudos, Steve!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Quartz Jester (5.10d X) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 24, 2015

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Comments: Thx, guys!


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Kautz Glacier (WI2-3) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: He may look relaxed. But we felt like beaten dogs as well :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Sunny and Sheer (5.12a R) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: Thank you for the kudos, Kurt.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Palisaid (5.13a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 5, 2015

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Comments: I believe the original top-out traverses right to Hidden Treasure along the top edge. Pulling on tufts of grass would be desperate...not that it hasn't been done, I'm sure :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Palisaid (5.13a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: One could definitely deck from pretty high up when climbing to the bolts. It is not all that difficult but a broken hold could result in injury or worse. Also, blowing the topout means a screamer on small gear. I'd give it "R", especially for an onsight attempt.

Regardless of the exact grade or safety rating -- spectacular route in a beautiful setting. MN's little climbing gem. Definite hats off to Dave.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Y-Crack (aka Old and in the... (5.10c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: Took it from the tower. Luckily it is there. Perfect set up for Y-crack or Rebel Yell. Not as good for Whiskey. Whiskey is difficult to take a cool photo of.

Some people use stilts to get away from the wall. I could never figure that out though. And, if you use wide angle, it must be impossible to not have the stilts within a frame.

Thanks for your comments, guys!


Location: MN : Stillwater Ice (Stillwater)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: No idea. I may try to drive by on the other side of the river to take a look.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Monument Valley : Totem Pole (5.10 A2) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: Thanks! Taken with the old Canon G2: a whooping 4 Megapixel sensor!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 19, 2014

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Comments: Dave, I set the camera on a tripod. No tracking mount. The stars are little smeared. Tracking mount is tricky because it would keep the stars sharp but smear mountain edges. With the recent advances in sensors, I was thinking that for similar photos one could: 1. shoot long exposure at lower ISO to get the foreground (maybe even light paint), 2. shoot short exposure with high ISO (to get the sky), 3. merge the two in Photoshop.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Annadonia Area : Femme Fatale (5.12c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: For true nature of that "tumor", check out the pic I just added :)


Location: MN
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: @ John McB

I have asked around and found out people used to do some bouldering there. The best they found was up on top of the hill. Reportedly, there was a fairly long but low wall of not to awful quality to do some traverse work on. On the far left end there were a few top out problems that were fun. One continuing problem was that the place was also a partying destination for local kids and there have been issues with throwing glass bottles against the cliff face. So, if that still contin... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Banning is super bad for mosquitoes. But it's somewhat of an anomaly because of the pond, which breeds all sorts of insects and it is near the cliffs.

Palisade is not nearly as bad, but the black flies will chew your ankles. Bring bug spray. Mosquitoes come out mostly in the evening. And then it gets nasty as well.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Kautz Glacier (WI2-3) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: One of my favorites. Cool adventure. Just enough challenge without a dread.


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