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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: And when it's too cold to climb...

And when it's too cold to climb...

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Pitch 3 of the North Chimney. Super fun...

Looking up Pitch 3 of the North Chimney. Super fun climbing!

Utah : Moab Area : ... : North Chimney (5.9)

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Zowie! The central Bugs as seen from the summit of...

Zowie! The central Bugs as seen from the summit of Brenta Spire.

North America : Canada : ... : The Bugaboos

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Heading down the Knife Edge back to "K2."...

Heading down the Knife Edge back to "K2."

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Northeast Ridge (Knife-Edge...

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing the Knife Edge on Capitol Peak.

Traversing the Knife Edge on Capitol Peak.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on the beach in Dunedin, NZ

Climbing on the beach in Dunedin, NZ

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Not My Cross to Bear, Penitente Canyon

Not My Cross to Bear, Penitente Canyon

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the Hypodermic Needle on North Thunder in...

Climbing the Hypodermic Needle on North Thunder in the Wasatch.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Thin Slice, City of Rocks

Thin Slice, City of Rocks

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch of Morning Glory at City of Rocks.

2nd pitch of Morning Glory at City of Rocks.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

Jun 30, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Modern art?

Modern art?

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mike Sullivan : stuff

May 27, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado : Silverton area : Eureka area : Eureka Pillar : Gold Digger (5.7)
By: Mike Sullivan When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: The given link to the Climbing magazine article is expired. Here is the current link: climbing.com/news/after-the-go...


Location: New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : New New Place
By: Mike Sullivan When: May 31, 2017

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Comments: The "tire art" has been removed from the canyon, so that's no longer a useful landmark. To find the top of the crag, walk east (diagonally left) from the cul-de-sac on a good trail for about 100 yards, then turn right onto another good trail for about 50 yards. You will find anchor bolts at the top of the cliffband on your left. Graffiti is visible on the boulders scattered at the base of the crag. Go a few yards further south to find a third-class scramble descent to talus that le... more >>


Location: New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Gallows Edge : The Pit : Gralisa Leen (5.10c)
By: Mike Sullivan When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: I agree with above -- it felt like 10d if you avoid both cracks, but maybe 10b if you use them.


Location: South America : Chile : Valle de Los Cóndores
By: Mike Sullivan When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: Here's the latest info on Cóndores on the Escalando Chile and Guias Escalada Chile websites:

escalando.org/2009/10/valle-de...
guiaescaladachile.com/search/l...

Here's a 2014 PDF guidebook to the area that includes over 200 routes, along with info on how to get there, where to camp, etc.:

guiaescaladachile.com/2013/03/...


Location: South America : Argentina : Rio Negro : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey
By: Mike Sullivan When: Nov 20, 2015

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Comments: Jeff, double 60's are mandatory to rap from many (most?) of the routes in Frey and Cochamó.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Vallecito Crags : Penthouse
By: Mike Sullivan When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: Note that the anchors for each of these climbs consist of a pair of bolt hangers, most of which are located quite a ways back from the top of the route. To descend, you either have to top out and walk off (easy 2-minute scramble back to the base), or hang a cordelette or a few slings from the bolts and grab your anchor gear later. This crag would be a lot more user friendly if it was equipped with proper sport anchors, but it does offer a handful of fun moderate sport climbs in a beautiful setti... more >>


Location: South America : Argentina : Rio Negro : San Carlos de Bariloche : Piedras Blancas
By: Mike Sullivan When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: You can take the #50 or #51 buses to the trailhead for 6 pesos -- way cheaper than a cab. Get off at the kilometro uno stop and find the trail that goes up Cerro Otto to Piedras Blancas. A guidebook is available at Club Andino Bariloche for something like 50 pesos, so not much point in detailing routes here. I thought the best climbs were on or around Sector La Carta and the northeast face of Torre Uno. The rock can be a bit grainy/sandy on some climbs, but it's generally pretty good... more >>


Location: Mike Sullivan : stuff : Photo
By: Mike Sullivan When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Tx -- I could use some extra points.


Location: South America : Argentina : Rio Negro : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey
By: Mike Sullivan When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Here's a nice article from Rolo on the climbing history of Frey, along with commentary about many of the spires and routes: rockandice.com/lates-news/conq...


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : Question Mark Wall : Lowe Route (5.8)
By: Mike Sullivan When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Not only the best 5.8 in the Cirque, I'd go so far as to call it the best 5.8 in Utah, and maybe in North America. Ultra Classic moves on perfect rock in a spectacular setting. This route epitomizes why I love alpine climbing.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : Surfs Up (5.9)
By: Mike Sullivan When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: First few pitches can be cold and windy, and the climbing is fun but not amazing. Once you hit the Surf's Up ledge, the upper part of this route is FANTASTIC -- great climbing and great fun.


Location: South America : Chile : Valle Cochamó : Valle Trinidad : Pared Tetris
By: Mike Sullivan When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Pared Tetris is on a south-facing corner of the east face of Cerro Laguna. The map on the wall of Refugio Cochamó shows a summit elevation of 1678m. Besides Blockhead, another notable route on Tetris is Humpty Dumpty. The route starts a bit left of the prominent cave. The heart of the climb is the first 6 pitches which work up in difficulty from 5.9 to 11a. At the top of pitch 6, climbers can rap off or continue on to the summit of Cerro Laguna via multiple pitches of easy/mod... more >>


Location: South America : Chile : Volcan Osorno
By: Mike Sullivan When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the write-up! Just to clarify, the nearby town that you use to gain access to V. Osorno is Ensenada, not Escondido. You can catch a bus twice daily to Ensenada from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.


Location: Idaho : South Idaho : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - East : Stress Fracture (5.10b PG13)
By: Mike Sullivan When: Jul 9, 2013

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Comments: The low crux requires awkward and strenuous groveling, or else this would be a 4 star climb. The big roof is super fun, and rather exciting to exit.


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