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Rock Climbing Photo: Van Diver's West Wall (red), in relation to th...

Van Diver's West Wall (red), in relation to the Keyhole route (blue).

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Van Diver's West Wall (5.2)

Oct 2, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Route

Route

Aug 28, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Matilda

Matilda

The People of Mountain Proj... : LongRanger : some old bs

Jul 2, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: house!

house!

Jun 20, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.

Jun 13, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: cloure

cloure

Jun 13, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Lake Como

Lake Como

May 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Not to state the obvious

Not to state the obvious

Forums : Colorado : ... : Post

Sep 3, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time

Forums : Colorado : JUNE 10TH: @ The Bent Gate ...

Jun 4, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Second Flatiron : South Sneak (5.2)
By: LongRanger When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments: Quite an exhilarating route, what with the amount of exposure to the South. I took some variation of this that worked out fine. At the old bolts, I backtracked just a few feet down and pulled over the dihedral to another ramp system for a little while and maybe did something similar once (or twice?) again, until I was on top of the South Block. Passed the arch, which was cool. Never got to the tree, or the, "broken area", as Roach calls it - everything was SOLID! Sa... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : Yodeling Moves (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: The enormous bucket holds seemed much easier to spot on the downclimb, soloists.

Seems like an obvious variation could be to do a Yodeling Moves Direct: starting from the ground on the West side, just a little left of where you eventually traverse to, higher up. Large holds seem to be there, just not as many. It seemed more like 20 feet, rather than 100 feet at that point. No real pro, I doubt, but doesn't look harder than... 5.6?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Hammerhead : East Ridge (4th)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Climbing on top of the arch is totally unreal. Anyone spy the crack forming width-wise right in the middle of it?!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Last Flatironette : East Face (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: The roofs you need to negotiate are actually really fun with good holds if you search. Grab the holds, paste your feet up high, and commit!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Lost Flatironette : Southeast Ridge (5.3 PG13)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Started up the highest mound of pine needles I could find! to access very shallow, puzzle piece crack. Downclimb was def. a fun one. Pinch those pebbles!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fourth Flatironette : East Face and South Ridge (5.4)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: I mistakenly downclimbed this route after Yodeling Moves, thinking it was the much easier Last Flatironette or Lost Flatironette, and what they hay - it was right in front of me. Everything went fine until just before the tree - there's no real way to avoid the Suck by going north - you'll just hit pine needle infested ledges and some pretty hollow sounding flakes. The dropoff below is pretty severe.

Luckily, there is a way off the ridge to the south not ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : West Face : Van Diver's West Wall (5.2)
By: LongRanger When: Oct 2, 2016

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Comments: A great route! The technical parts are more sustained than the similarly rated NW Gully, which is really a lot of Class 3/4 terrain to a two move crux. The exposure and views are off the charts. Holds are plentiful and secure, especially for the fact that you're always climbing on or near a huge crack/flake system. It continuously gets steeper until the crux section then eases up again at the top to hiking terrain.

Plenty of places for pro (although we solo'@SEMICOL... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : Standard Route, Sunlight Sp... (5.10)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: A new, modern bolt seems to have been placed at the top, and (some?) of the fixed gear/tat has recently been removed. (discussion on ethics on 14ers.com). The bolt party apparently went through the right channels to do so.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: If y'all dropped a nut tool on 9/8/16, I got it back for ya. Wasn't called for by one of the like, 5 parties I passed on my way to the top.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Northwest Gully (5.3)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: Rossiter uses a different grade system for climbs below 5.4 (Welzenbach) in at least the newest RMNP guide, so that's why he grades it "Class 4".

The face was iced over when I got to it today, so I opted for the squeeze, which it def. was. Pretty fun, the crux is getting out of the damn thing and turning yourself the right way forward.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Jaws : North Ridge (5.0)
By: LongRanger When: Sep 1, 2016

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Comments: This route will take longer than you may first think, as it's much harder than the 5.0 rating would have you suppose in many areas.

I particularly had quite a time crossing the gap of the second to last "tooth". Finding a way to traverse over the gap (how far down to downclimb), while also having OK-enough holds to use afterwards was particularly thrilling with great movement. Bring some, I dunno, stemming/chimney skills to Jaws, or just reconci... more >>


Location: NY : New York City : Trump Tower
By: LongRanger When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: RED TAPE: the dispersed camping that used to be allowed at Zuccotti Park just a few miles south has apparently been shut down. That's news to me, as the last time I was there... oh gosh it has to have been 5 years ago now, it was packed like being at Miguel's - although much cleaner - pizza in the area was better too.

Finding camping in the area is almost as worse as Boulder. Almost. They seem to treat their homeless population a little better in ... more >>


Location: NY : New York City : Trump Tower
By: LongRanger When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone know if this route has had a First Freedomed Ascent?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Keel : Northeast Ridge (4th)
By: LongRanger When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: Most of The Keel is pretty easy climbing, but the last bit of climbing to the summit is a bit more than Class 4 I thought, a tiny bit of route finding and some actually committing moves. Nice summit. The downclimb to the South isn't so bad. Reverse the summit moves, the find the deep and narrow slot straight down on the S side. Keep scrambling to the east of that slot, until you're above an open book. Good holds make this an easy stem to the ground.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Slab : Diagonal (5.2 R)
By: LongRanger When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: There's actually a even easier downclimb than the spike flake, or the dirty ramp - just keep going a bit more south on the ridge, until the ridge turns precipitously down - this is where you're sorta cliffed out. Turn around, and look for the last tree on the ridge, just to the NW. The west face of the Slab at this point is only 15 or so feet high and dead vertical. There's a small ledge in the middle and copious handholds. Get... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Sphinx
By: LongRanger When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Maybe my partner can fill in more information, but we found NO rap station, tree, or any other sign of a place to rap off of from the summit of this formation, and putting together a rap line was tedious and dangerous (tiny trees, loose blocks that let loose). I think the most realistic way to descend from the summit of the formation is to downclimb the upper east face route. We were somewhat of the idea that you cannot get to the easy upper east face route, without first climbing the lower, 5.7... more >>


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