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Rock Climbing Photo: Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Strut...


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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Nevermore (5.10b PG13)
By: lucander When: Nov 11, 2016

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Comments: SethG - I used to be solid or bold or young back when that picture was taken. Nowadays I drop a small piece in on the Triangle block before cutting right across that scary face.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : White Lightning (5.10c R)
By: lucander When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: You better have a solid follower for pitch 4 - there's some legit slabbing without pro on the traverse to anchor. Would be a bad fall.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : l. Sleepy Hollow : V.D. (5.10a/b PG13)
By: lucander When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: I was up there today, people are missing the anchor - it's ancient and crispy, definatly been around for a long time. Poke around, you'll see it.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11) : Photo
By: lucander When: Feb 7, 2016

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Comments: The kind of picture that inspires a trip....


Location: NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mt. Webster - Winter Ice & : Greens Chasm (WI3 M1-2)
By: lucander When: Jan 17, 2016

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Comments: This one will be best appreciated by those who would rather get a lot of cardio exercise trudging uphill to climb 2-3 pretty good pitches of ice instead of hanging around Frankenstein waiting a turn to sink tools into picked out columns.


Location: NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Frankenstein Ice Climbs : "In the Forest" Area : Lost in the Forest (WI2)
By: lucander When: Jan 17, 2016

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Comments: A nice area, we ended up here because Walk in the Forest still wasn't looking "in" yet. This smaller consolation was worth a few hours, we found half a dozen pitches on the main flow and just to the right that were worthwhile.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : d. Harvest Moon to the End : Short and Sassy (5.5)
By: lucander When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: I think the "Sassy" in this route's name is for the sassafras tree that gets in the way as you climb past it.


Location: WY : Pinedale Area : Lizard Rocks/Honzel and Gre... : North Buttress : Deceitful Business (5.10a/b)
By: lucander When: Aug 25, 2015

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Comments: Probably the best route on the buttress. Low angle falls and possible ledges, but pretty safely bolted by Jtree slab standards.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Titcomb Basin Area : Ellingwood Peak : North Ridge (5.6)
By: lucander When: Aug 25, 2015

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Comments: Descending this route (3 hrs) took almost as long as climbing it (4 hrs). There is a rappel point off the summit that leads down a gully - we took it for a while and then climbed back up and followed the ridge down. The talus field from saddle between Ellingwood and Elephant is absolutely terrible, prepare for an hour or so of surfing on boulders. From lake 10,400-ish we took 11 hours round trip, so plan on two-ish hours to and from the climb if you basecamp there.


Location: NH : WM: Bartlett / Jackson Area : White's Ledge : Endeavour (5.7+)
By: lucander When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: A fun and worthwhile climb, especially if you feel like having a close to the road adventure. A few things to note: (1) don't even try rapping this with a single 70m (2) road sign and cairns mentioned in Handren guide are missing (or we missed them), get to the route by marching uphill and occasionally finding a "path", (3) this route is surprisingly popular. We thought we were all alone on a Saturday, but when we rapped down there was a very slow party starting the first pitch, a guided group... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a) : Photo
By: lucander When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: That climb doesn't need a bolt - it has a dude in camo who owns multiple blue big bros. F*ck ya, 'merica wins again!


Location: NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Wonder Wall : The Last Unicorn (5.10b)
By: lucander When: May 7, 2015

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Comments: The bolts on p. 2 are getting old and sorta scary. Am I growing soft, or has a lot changed since I was last up there sometime around 2009?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Dis-Mantel (5.10b) : Photo
By: lucander When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Gotta get that left hand higher if you want to make the reach ;)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Medlicott Dome, Right : Ciebola (5.10b PG13)
By: lucander When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: One of the best routes I did in three weeks at Tuolumne. Two very different pitches, both with their own memorable challenges. Incredible.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Lembert Dome : Northwest Face : Mega Bleam (5.10-)
By: lucander When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Not sure where the anchors are. Our route had an extra bolt or two than indicated on the Falcon topo and a long run out to a ledge with no anchors.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Bag's End (5.8+ R)
By: lucander When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: Third pitch is very worthwhile. Hiding in the lichen are some exciting moves with small tricky pro, then an unlikely top out.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : d. Strictly - Shockley's : Revenge of the Relics (5.10a PG13)
By: lucander When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Description (and comments) are missing the crux second pitch. I've never found a reasonable passage, but the Grey Dick makes it sounds pretty heady: climb the bulging face and roof just left of Strictly's.


Location: Karin G. : General : Photo
By: lucander When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Son of Easy O?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Photo
By: lucander When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: That looks worse than many Gunks "classics"


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Alpine Diversions (5.8)
By: lucander When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: This climb is so much better than it looks from the ground, and climbs so differently than you'd expect.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Triple Bulges (5.5)
By: lucander When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: That white "bulge" at the top of p.2 is not to be missed - ridiculous 5.5 climbing. No need to downclimb to the tree out right, simple walk left to a station set up for a single 60m rope rap to the Hyjeck's tree.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Step Lively (5.10a)
By: lucander When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this the way it's written up on this page and it felt 9ish. The Grey Dick description and picture seems to have the climb blasting through the series of hanging corners and not going "straight left" (which seems the obvious way to go once you're up there). The way it climbs is more of a Moonlight variation, the Grey Dick write up has it taking a wholly independent line through the lichen between Moonlight and Erect Direction.


Location: Pacific Northwest : Smith Rock loose boulders : Photo
By: lucander When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Somebody owes her a beer.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Aftershock Wall : ... : Photo
By: lucander When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Among the best of shots of an oft-photographed climb. Wish the climber was 2 body lengths higher and fully in that nicer lighting...


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : Photo
By: lucander When: Jan 24, 2014

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Comments: Poster


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