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Member Since: Mar 2, 2010
Last Visit: Jan 27, 2013
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Point Rank: # 3,794
Total Points: 125

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 150 | Routes 3 | Areas 3 | Photos 10 | Page Improvements | Comments 19 | Posts 26 | Stars 50 | Ratings 39
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Latch Key Kids

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (51)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Whippoorwill

Apr 3, 2012

Super Slab

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (42)

Sport, 1 pitch, 90'

Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : e. Super Slab Sector

Feb 27, 2012

Bomb Free Harbor

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (6)

Sport, 40'

Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : a. Blood Sugar Magic Sector

Jan 15, 2012

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

The Fun House

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Bowman Valley

Jan 13, 2012

Larry Land

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Bowman Valley

Jan 13, 2012

Bowman Valley

California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor

Jan 13, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice powerful move to start, with plenty of rest f...

Nice powerful move to start, with plenty of rest further up.

West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Gimme a Clown (5.9)

Apr 3, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the bolted crux move

Pulling the bolted crux move

West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Chimpanzabubbas (5.10d)

Apr 3, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking cool on crux #1

Looking cool on crux #1

West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Latch Key Kids (5.10a/b)

Apr 3, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Stickin' it on Don Miron

Stickin' it on Don Miron

West Virginia : The New River Gorge : ... : Don Miron (5.11c/d)

Apr 3, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Just Jerry to start the day.

Just Jerry to start the day.

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Just Jerry (5.9)

Jan 17, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: finish strong

finish strong

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Plane Crash (5.10b)

Jan 16, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: View from the Jane Spy belay station

View from the Jane Spy belay station

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Jane Spy (5.7)

Jan 13, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: View looking east from the top of the southern dam...

View looking east from the top of the southern dam, just above Larry Land crag

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Bowman Valley

Jan 13, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Larry Land from against the dam

Larry Land from against the dam

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Larry Land

Jan 13, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Slabby, but often thin for the harder stuff.

Slabby, but often thin for the harder stuff.

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Fun House

Jan 13, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Miller Pillar : ... : Photo
By: Kurt Swanson When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: Looks more like the left cheek to me.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : I Love my Marine (5.6)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Mar 22, 2012

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Comments: "This is not a sport route"

My realization trying to clip the final bolt 20 feet above an old piton.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Left Flank : Face Up To That Crack (5.8-)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Mar 14, 2012

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Comments: Putting a cam in here was more of a chore than anything, the climbing at the crack is easy even if you don't want to hand jam.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Left Flank : Brother Stair (5.9+)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Mar 14, 2012

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Comments: Don't fall clipping ... this rock is rough and sharp. I also thought the bolts were a little far from the 5.9 climbing on the arete. Wasn't a big fan.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Mar 1, 2012

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Comments: The late John Bachar gives an account of free soloing Double Cross with John Long, his first free solo climb (a few minutes into the interview):

archive.org/details/completeba...


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Schultz's Ridge : The Moratorium (5.11b)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Mar 1, 2012

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Comments: The late great John Bachar gives his account of on-sight free soloing the Moratorium (about 25 minutes in):

archive.org/details/completeba...


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cut Your Teeth Crag : September Knights (5.8)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Feb 10, 2012

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Comments: Avoiding pulling on the fragile flakes made this a 5.9. There is a big flake about halfway up the size of a kitchen counter that felt really hollow. The sketchiness of this flake kinda ruined it for me.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Luther Spires : Luther Spires (crag) : Just Jerry (5.9)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Jan 17, 2012

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Comments: Fun little warmup, but I felt like the crux move had good feet, maybe a little reachy for the short people. Mussyhooks at the top.


Location: Pennsylvania : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : j. Hydroman Sector : There Goes the Hood (5.7)
By: Kurt Swanson When: Jan 15, 2012

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Comments: Nice warmup climb, might benefit from cutting the trees and cleaning the dirt and shrubs out of the cracks.


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