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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Kirk Hansen on the beautiful upper pitches of Sons...

Kirk Hansen on the beautiful upper pitches of Sons.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Sons of Yesterday (5.10-)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Kirk Hansen about to start into the fingery crux.

Kirk Hansen about to start into the fingery crux.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Serenity Crack (5.10d PG13)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Kirk Hansen midway through the fingery crux pitch ...

Kirk Hansen midway through the fingery crux pitch of Serenity Crack.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Serenity Crack (5.10d PG13)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Nate Weitzel midway up on Knob Job, prior to the c...

Nate Weitzel midway up on Knob Job, prior to the crux.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Knob Job (5.10b)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Eison continues to climb pitch one, it is gett...

Rob Eison continues to climb pitch one, it is getting better and better.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Salathe (pitch 1) (5.10c)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Salathe pitch 1, from the top.

Salathe pitch 1, from the top.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Salathe (pitch 1) (5.10c)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Eison follows the first pitch of the Salathe.

Rob Eison follows the first pitch of the Salathe.

California > Yosemite National Park > ... > Salathe (pitch 1) (5.10c)

Oct 8, 2006

Rock Climbing Photo: Nate Weitzel

Nate Weitzel

The People of Mountain Proj... > Nate Weitzel > First Photo Album

Jan 17, 2005

Rock Climbing Photo: Nate preparing for the climb.

Nate preparing for the climb.

Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > ... > Grandmother's Challenge (5.10c)

Jun 13, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > River Wall > White Water (5.12a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Sep 5, 2001

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Comments: Correct.....while not a car sized ledge, it is big enough for a no hands rest, although some balance is needed, so this qualifies as huge in my book.....


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Winterfest Wall > The Resolution (5.11c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 30, 2001

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Comments: I agree that there is much more to describe a routes challenge and nature than the perfect beta and conditions. This is what makes sustained, versus bouldery versus endurance routes. Also it is what makes a route a three star classic, vs choss pile. I submit that the subjective nature of each climb is what makes them memorable for the climber, but the number grade should still be a quantitative measure of the approximate difficulty, under defined conditions. This is not to measure the size of... more >>


Location: Colorado > Golden > North Table Mountain/Golden... > Winterfest Wall > The Resolution (5.11c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 29, 2001

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Comments: Comment on Grading: It seems as if there are different ideas of how the route should be graded. Many areas (ie Rifle) place the grade using the best beta possible, with the perfect conditions and having the beta in hand; ie "wired". This means a practiced redpoint. My opinion is that this is the appropriate way to grade a route. That said, an onsight often uses harder beta and many times less than perfect conditions, and is therefore much more impressive if someone does onsight the route. B... more >>


Location: Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > South Fork of St. Vrain Can... > Scout Rock > Little Bear (5.11b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 20, 2001

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Comments: Just a comment on the Anonymous words about "route setters". This web page and comment section is not meant to be derogatory in any way. You can express your feelings about bolting, but do do in a civil manner. There are plenty of roadside crags throughout the country with many bolts on it. Some may argue that there are too many, but it is entirely up to the FA party to decide. If they feel like placing a comfy bolt spacing of four feet, more power to them, it is their dollar. Wisdom in the... more >>


Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Tropics > Mega Traverse (V6)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 9, 2001

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Comments: Keep in mind that V4 is 5.12-, and V5 is mid range 5.12. The original version fell within this range, although there have been some holds broken over the years, making little bits of it harder. Definitely an endurance boulder problem reminiscent of some shorter climbs in the area.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of Justice > Finger Prince (5.13a)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 9, 2001

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Comments: I have been nervouse about this one for a while, it looks to be quite a challenge. Good to know that you have the sausage finger gene as well.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Hazardous Waste (5.11d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 9, 2001

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Comments: Based on your wingspan you may be average, although if one looks at your climbing resume, it would be difficult to assign the words average to any aspect f your climbing.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Anarchy Wall > Hazardous Waste (5.11d)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 8, 2001

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Comments: Alan:

The horn beta is what I use, and that is why it feels easier since I can skip those nasty little crimps. I hated the route until I figured this beta out!




Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Horsetooth Reservoir > Tropics > Mega Traverse (V6)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 7, 2001

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Comments: Years ago this grade was only V3/4, and is the version you described, with all the holds on. The V7 version is an eliminate version of the Mega that is quite a bit more desperate.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Primo Wall > Moving Out (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 5, 2001

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Comments: I found this route to be one of the better 12b's in the canyon. The climbing is technical, delicate, but also needs lots of power. Keep a close eye on the feet and you are well on your way to this one.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > River Wall > River Dance (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: Chris: I would really like to meet some of these "first timers" who flash River Dance. That would be quite a sight........


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Nomad's Cave > Pizza Dick aka Mother Natu... (5.12c)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: AC: Yes, that makes a bit more sense, and I think that I actually thought that might be the case when I heard the story, but thanks for the clarification.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Dog House > Hot Dog (5.11b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: Having not done Road Rash roof, I can't comment on that comparison. However, the feet are solid and the hands are really much better than they look. This crux section is definitely easier than Officer Friendly (11c) at the Wall of Justice and also easier than the other 11c/d routes on the Wall of Justice. There is a 12a on Anarchy Wall that is similar, Power Trip; however, the holds are less positive on Power Trip and so it seems harder.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Dog House > Fiddler on the Woof (5.12-)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: I agree that this is a fun route that would not exist sans carved holds. However, it compares with Slammer at the Wall of Justice in difficulty and also is similar to Big Dog. However the transition back to the natural holds is not 12c if you dial in the feet well. Maybe we are splitting hairs in the distinction between 12a/ 12b, and also 12b /12c. Either way, when I climbed the route, the moves didn't feel harder than 12a/b.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Dog House > Big Dog (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: Alan: I was told that the large undercling midway through the overhung section was the "enhanced hold". If this is true, then it certainly can be done without using it as I myself, and three others I have seen have done the route without this hold. Maybe I am mistaken about the actual "enhanced" hold.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > The Dog House > Big Dog (5.12b)
By: Nate Weitzel When: Aug 2, 2001

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Comments: I would submit that there are a number of climbers who have flashed the route, or done it on the second try. I know of four people who have onsighted the route (without any beta), and I know a couple of others who did on on try number 2 (myself included). I am not a climber who is able to send a 5.12c or 5.12d on the second try, hence the rating I wrote in. I discussed the rating with a number of climbers in town and everyone feels it is a 12b if you are generous, but not 12c. I think that t... more >>


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