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Location: Minnesota
By: Kris Gorny When: 1 hour ago

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Comments: Leo -- thank you for your post. To address concerns similar to yours, definition of the consensus grade was changed from mean to median several years ago. This was to avoid the effect of outlier ratings. So, even though few people rated Cyclops 11b (including myself, as I still think it is easier than the neighboring Wasp Mentality) -- the consensus is still 12a, reflecting majority of the opinions. Same goes for all routes in Minnesota. Hope that helps.


Location: North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Elliott Peak : Kitty Hawk (WI5)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 24, 2017

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Comments: A short vid from climbing Kitty Hawk 5-years ago.



Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : Yoho National Park : ... : Takakkaw Falls (winter) (WI4)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 18, 2017

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Comments: Clip of climbing Takakkaw in March 2017. It was alive near the top.



Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Laptad-Prince route (5.9)
By: Kris Gorny When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: Re-reading the comments under Organized Crime, I think I was actually providing adescription for Organized Crime, mistaking it for Laptad Prince. My bad -- will take it down. Thank you for your comments, guys!


Location: Minnesota : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12-) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 6, 2017

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Comments: He was visualizing the move. And got it right.


Location: Minnesota : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Soli Deo Gloria (5.12-) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 6, 2017

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Comments: Benjamin -- that's not a ledge. It's a boulder-covered shore of Lake Superior.


Location: Minnesota : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Superior Arete (5.12c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: Line that would be hard to resist anywhere.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : The Nightcrawler (5.10+) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 1, 2016

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


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Pro Choice (5.11a)
By: Kris Gorny When: Dec 1, 2016

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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. After significant hiking, we were bummed to see three simultaneous parties on Nightcrawler and two on Time's Up, but we were also very glad to find Pro Choice.


Location: South Dakota : 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: South Dakota : 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: Minnesota : 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: Minnesota : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : The Gales of November (5.13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Congrats, Kurt!


Location: Minnesota : 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: Wisconsin : 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: Minnesota : 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: New Hampshire : * 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: Wisconsin : 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: Wisconsin : 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: South Dakota : 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: Washington : 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: Minnesota : 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: Minnesota : 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: Minnesota : 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: Wisconsin : 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!


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