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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Matinee (5.10d) : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Nov 2, 2016

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Comments: The cow goes moo.... but.... What does the fox say?


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Gazebo : East Face of the Gazebo (4th)
By: Rick Blair When: Oct 17, 2016

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Comments: The obvious rib is the easiest way to the top. If you want to introduces someone to 4th class scrambling, I couldn't think of a better place.

This is a fantastic place for kids. There are great places to set up TR anchors, the top is a true summit with great views and large hangout area, the staging area is right off the trail, and the bottom is a gentle grass filled gully, very safe. There are lots of options to set up a TR from 4th to maybe 5.5. I chose to belay from the ... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Man Eater Tower : The Man Eater (5.10+ A0+ PG13) : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Oct 1, 2016

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Comments: Maybe the best selfie I have ever seen.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 23, 2016

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Comments: Golden Retriever.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Directions to the hospital?


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Twin Spires : White Twin : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: Something is seriously wrong here! Where are all the tourists?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Gibraltar Rock : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: I would buy this guidebook even though I might never climb there! Seriously though, check out "Serious Play". More of a hybrid climbing training manual and guide with fantastic topos. Might get some good ideas.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon West : Arch Rocks : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: This is a brilliant photo, wish I could zoom in.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 3, 2016

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Comments: Fall color out west. Awesome.


Location: MN : Blue Mounds State Park (Luv... : Prairie Walls Area : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Sep 3, 2016

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Comments: Beautiful Photo, might use a screen background!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Prospect Mountain : The Thumb : Right Center (5.7 PG13)
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: To me, this would be awful as 1 pitch. We broke it up by slinging a block above the 5.7 section off route to climber's right. Wide gear in the grassy groove above would be another option.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Left Standard (5.5)
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: I followed Bobrunnings beta photo exactly. It was awesome. Great belays, great climbing (P4 is amazing), great climber-belayer contact. It went 45m, 30m, 30m, 30m, and 15m. About 500 feet of climbing. Then we Class 4'ed it to the top. Bob has a good eye for a line. The 4th pitch was an awesome lead and a classic pitch at the grade, little roof to pull. One small belay at the 3rd belay, but it was reasonable.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab : Left Standard (5.5) : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: I followed your route exactly as shown. I thought it was awesome. Good belays, sight and voice between climber and belayer. I thought the 4th pitch had a roof that was definitely 5.6 and perhaps a few 5.6 sections on the other pitches. For the walkoff, we unroped and 4th classed straight up to the top of the dome. About as good as scrambling gets, loads of fun after being roped up!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Fall River Road (US 34 West... : McGregor Slab
By: Rick Blair When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: There are 2 distinct trails. One that goes directly up from Della Terra is heinous unless you like walking on granite ball bearings. The one slightly East (looker's right) is the one you want. On the descent, it is easy to get to on the crappy trail. There is a fork at a large boulder/outcrop.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Region : The Barkeater Cliff : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Jul 20, 2016

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Comments: That is well composed, talented photographer.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Jul 8, 2016

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Comments: They were thinking "When is this guy going to pee so we can lap it up?"


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 5 - Windy Ridge : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: One of the best pics on Mtn Project


Location: CO : Leadville : Camp Hale : Practice Wall : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: 1 is the 4th class route. 2 is the Ring Piton route.


Location: South America : Argentina : Patagonia : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: May 17, 2016

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Comments: Patagonia is giving you the finger!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: May 14, 2016

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Comments: Wow, it used to be a rocky 14K peak, now it's a rounded hill. What happened?


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Appetite for Destruction (5.12a/b) : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: I assume that is a sculpture wedge in there. If this is carved from the actual rock I totally approve of chipping in this case.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: Could be curious but I bet people have been feeding it.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Chimneys of Treasure : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: I remember looking at these from a distance as a kid, can't wait to get on these.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Apr 23, 2016

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Comments: Possibly the best shot on the site? Zoom in, holy cow!


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Garden of the Gods : Twin Spires : Red Twin : ... : Photo
By: Rick Blair When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: That is a great photo, and there are not hordes of people on the sidewalks below!


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