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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Wisconsin > Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) > Y-Crack Wall > Whiskey a Go-Go (5.13a) > Photo
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Hmm, I think this picture might be a fake. Everyone knows it's impossible to climb 5.13 while wearing a shirt!

Location: Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Grand Teton > Black Ice Couloir (5.7 AI3-4) > Photo
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Aug 11, 2010

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Comments: September conditions? It looks to me like this could be an old photo, September of what year? I'm curious how the route is holding up in these recent temps.

Location: Minnesota > Tettegouche SP (North Shore... > Palisade Head > Poseidon Adventure (5.11d PG13) > Photo
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: Wow! very impressive! Nice shot Kris

Location: West Virginia > Seneca Rocks > Southern Pillar > Climbin' Punishment (5.8+)
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Jul 4, 2008

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Comments: Kris's route description is consistent with Tony Barnes's Seneca Climbing Guide as well as with my own experience. The final (crux) pitch, rated by Barnes as 5.9+ PG, is a little off the line but is an excellent clean crack with very little loose rock (40'). Barnes does say that pitch 3 is rarely done. It is easy to bail before this final crux pitch, making for a very good 5.8 climb, but then, in my humble opinion, you really haven't climbed the route...

Location: Vermont > *Vermont Ice Climbing > Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah > Last Gentleman (WI5) > Photo
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Feb 26, 2008

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Comments: I did not use a wide angle lens when I took this shot, trees at the top of a cliff just happen to grow out and over the edge. I'm sure you see this even around L.A. The climber (Kris) is standing vertically, and if you look closely towards the lower right of the picture, there is a pine on a ledge that is also vertical. If your insinuation is that "Last Gentlemen" is not a steep climb, all I can suggest is that you go to Vermont and give it a try!!

Location: New Hampshire > * Ice and Mixed Climbing > Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs > Repentance (WI5 M4-5)
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Dec 11, 2006

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Comments: The column at the beginning of the second pitch was non-existent when we did this route making for a couple of tough mixed (M5?) moves to gain good ice above. Kris protected this by clipping an old piton and backing it up with a marginal cam.

Location: New Hampshire > * Ice and Mixed Climbing > Cannon Ice Climbs > Black Dike (5.6 WI4-5 M3) > Photo
By: Patrick McCarthy When: Dec 11, 2006

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Comments: I had the camera tilted in this shot. This section is 90 degrees (or very close to it). Much steeper than it appears!

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