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Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Wild Iris > The Main Wall > Cowboy Poetry > Testosterone Alfresco (5.10d)
By: punkencack When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: Alf, there's no such thing as "cleanly removing" bolts. Damage is damage.

You're an idiot, and a menace.

How about you just stick to ruining people's shoes and leave the route maintenance to people with brains (and money).

And stay out of Wyoming. The locals don't want you there, and if I see you, I will personally ruin your day (cleanly).

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Home on the Range (5.14-)
By: punkencack When: Aug 3, 2011

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Comments: Third ascent. Sheesh. See above.

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Blue Gramma Cliff > The Price of Evil (5.13-)
By: punkencack When: Jul 12, 2011

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Comments: Probably feels a lot better than having a bunch of gear stolen . . . .

Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Wild Iris > The Erratic > Whoa Nelly (5.11b)
By: punkencack When: Jun 30, 2011

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Comments: This climb is actually pretty good, however, it is not rated 5.11b. Judicious stemming downgrades it to a straightforward 5.10b. In addition, much of the so-called awkwardness described above is non-existent if stemmed. Frankly, pretty much the bottom half of the route is a cinch if you use your feet. This is a good warm up for Wotai.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > Lower Blair I, II, III, and... > Photo
By: punkencack When: Jun 29, 2011

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Comments: Muuuussst pooooooop . . . .

Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Sinks Canyon
By: punkencack When: Jun 6, 2011

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Comments: Due to parking abuse by visitors, the 13 parking spaces Mr. White references here have recently been designated "For Locals Only". The signs are to be installed very soon.

Non-local visitor parking is available further down canyon a hundred yards, near the cattle guard, or further up canyon at the Fairfield Hill parking area.

The local Climbing Ranger will ticket you if you don't have a pass to park in the right area! This is a $75 ticket, and that's the equivalent of two pitchers of beer ... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Coyote Rocks > Home on the Range Rock (tem... > Home on the Range (5.14-)
By: punkencack When: Jun 2, 2011

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Comments: Justin . . . I hate to break this to you, but I did this crack back in 2001 with only three spoons and an old fork with broken tines as makeshift protection, using an old laundry line as a rope, wearing two left shoes, and without chalk or tape. I rated it 5.8+ because it felt a number grade easier than Lower Progressive. I also scrawled "Eat Me Whore" at the crux with a can of spray paint (like I do on all my FAs), so I'm surprised you didn't know it had already been done. Scarpelli belayed ... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Old Easy > Desiderata (V5-) > Photo
By: punkencack When: May 24, 2011

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Comments: Well, we still like to call him B.G.L., which stands for Big Gay Langston. He's a hunka hunka crack jamming junka. Poor little fella.

Location: California > Photo
By: punkencack When: May 23, 2011

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Comments: This is not a joke.

Uh, hey Moose . . . different pictures of swarming snake dens will look very similar. Just because you did a quick bit of "research" and found another similar photo of snakes in Arizona doesn't mean this isn't a legitimate Wyoming photo.

IT IS LEGITIMATE. These snakes were swarming out of their den IN WYOMING.

I've said it before, and I will say it again:

"We shoot moose in Wyoming."

Location: Wyoming > Lander Area > Sinks Canyon
By: punkencack When: May 18, 2011

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Comments: Well, it's Spring again, and here come (or go) the rattlesnakes again as they migrate to their nesting grounds below the rise. Each year it is the same thing . . . rumors of thousands of these buggers moving in packs of two to nine, venomous and angry . . . mostly angry at the endless onslaught of people intruding on their native habitat.

Fact #1: Be careful if you intend to climb in this area . . . dogs and children may be in danger of rattlesnake bites.

Fact #2: Only a few years ago a... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > The Bastille > The Bastille - N Face > Outer Space (5.10b/c R)
By: punkencack When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: This route is junk. My partner and I did it this past weekend in near-freezing temps wearing shoes that Chinese-foot-binding specialists would have deemed torturous; we went without water, food, or warm clothing. To say it went easily would be an understatement, but frankly, a couple times my feet were so cold I could have sworn my name was Hugh Herr. All the beta is total crap. There is no exposure . . . no pumpy headwall . . . no airy traverse. There was some rather lackluster graffiti w... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Sweetwater Rocks > Cranner Rock > Geophysical (5.11c)
By: punkencack When: Mar 26, 2010

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Comments: Now I know that I am always warning about Rattlesnakes, but be EXTREMELY CAREFUL IN THIS AREA. Rattlesnakes abound in warm months, roughly from May to September. They are huge here, and the small ones may be lurking at the edge of a sagebrush . . . easy to walk onto if you are not wary.

Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus > Automotive Supply House (5.11)
By: punkencack When: Dec 10, 2009

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Comments: This climb is not a 5.11 c/d . . . not even remotely.

The first "pitch" is 5.11- (pod to hands). Period.

The second "pitch" is 5.10+ (offwidth). Period.

If you do both so-called "pitches" in one push to the top, thereby reducing the climb to a single pitch (the way it should be done), then the climb is still 5.11-. Period.

Anyone saying this climb is 5.11+ is just trying to feed their own ego. The ear on Primrose Dihedrals is 5.11+. Compare the two. Not even in the same ballpark.

Al... more >>

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