Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Rock Climbing Photo: Another day at Red Rocks.  Photo by Joanne Urioste


Member Since: Mar 22, 2007
Last Visit: 22 hours ago
Contact RKM

Point Rank: # 538
Total Points: 1,431
Last Year: 165
Last 30 Days: 11
203 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has RKM been climbing?










Contributions


All 806 | Routes 18 | Areas 5 | Photos 215 | Page Improvements | Comments 101 | Posts 32 | Stars 430 | Ratings 5
Page 1 of 5.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+) : Photo
By: RKM When: 2 days ago

view comment >>
Comments: I used to love going out to Eldo - when I lived in Boulder - for the day, and sit and watch Derek climb up and down and all around with no effort. What a great guy! What a character! What an inspiration!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Catwalk (5.8 PG13)
By: RKM When: Nov 1, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Again, I think this is a great route. Done it a bunch of times now and always suggest taking friends there. Most enjoy it, realizing it is not like sterile gym climbing. Three stars for sure with the added bonus of having to think about not falling!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : North Ogden : Macabre Wall : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Nov 1, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: One of the few routes that Greg spoke reverently about. As in, shezzzzz, I could have taken a huge fall - but had to power through this.

Now, after all the data appears to be in - this could have been one of the hardest climbs in the world at the time it was done. No doubt lead on-sight, all free, no falls, pounding the occasional pin as needed!


Location: Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Lake District : Borrowdale Valley : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Nov 1, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Andy is the man! The man, the myth, the legend! And, so is his dad!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Super Slide (5.9) : Photo
By: RKM When: Oct 2, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: How cool is this! Looks like Annie is ropeless.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Fin : Dark Horse (5.11 R)
By: RKM When: Sep 13, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Just saw in the brand new Granite Guide an odd description of pitch 2 on Dark Horse . . . . the roof is usually passed on the left, but it has been pulled going straight up and over on the chickenhead. Both variations . . . . .

To each their own, but if you are checking this route off in either your mind or the guide book, but missing one of the three distinct crux's of the three pitch route by pussy-footing left around the second of two roofs the route wa... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Sep 13, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Been there (exactly), done that (exactly)!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : ... : Photo
By: RKM When: Sep 6, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Love it, and why shouldn't we follow in the footsteps of the master? Good enough for Jim? Should be good enough for all who follow, and what was blind faith for him that it would work out is still blind faith for us - that we are up to the challenge.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - West : Photo
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: You have no idea just how silly and crazy this 'matching outfit' thing goes with me and Joe! Tried to involve my other son - 37 year old Marshall - but he doesn't even want to be seen with us nuts.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : The Ramp (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reas... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Double Trouble (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 11, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: After 48 years of climbing at City of Rocks, I had never been to Creekside to climb. Not sure why not, but now I wonder how I missed this little area. Great shade in the morning, no people around, good clean staging area, a very quick approach from Parking Lot Rock and a couple of fun trad routes.

Both routes are in the 5.8 range, total trad, build an anchor on top and rap from bolts 100' north on This Spuds for You anchors.

Placed more gear on The Ramp - so for some reas... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Gallstone, The : No Pun Intended (5.8)
By: RKM When: Aug 7, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Route name is "No Pun Intended". Bolted by Duane and Carolyn Ackerman. Right after the Gallstone was re-opened to climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Gallstone, The : I've Got Gall (5.8-)
By: RKM When: Aug 7, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Route name is "I've Got Gall". Bolted by Duane and Carolyn Ackerman. Right after the Gallstone was re-opened to climbing.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Singapore (5.11a PG13) : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 27, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: What a great name! Teancum in his anger did got forth . .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Mescalito (5.9+ A3) : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 27, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Wow, what a historic and cool shot. This was so far ahead of the game in'73.


Location: Tristan Higbee : Misc Pics : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: I learned from sad experience over almost 50 years of climbing to never go near anything that looks like this thing. I might try to face climb the left side, or maybe layback it from the right, but could never climb it like a squeeze.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : East Horn : Photo
By: RKM When: Jul 18, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Dude, where did you get this. So rare! I treasure my 1965 Ortenburger Guide.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Middle Teton : Northwest Ice Couloir (5.6 AI2-3)
By: RKM When: Jul 16, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: In answer to the route submitter's question about this climb being referred to as 'Harry's Highway', it is because 38 year old Harry Frishman, an Exum Guide, fell (and died) from just a few feet from the top in January, 1981.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Earth Muffin (5.10c/d) : Photo
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: A pretty hard crimp move over the roof to start, and then miles of great climbing in the mid range.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Fruit Filling (5.10c)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Way cool third pitch of Fruit Pie. If the first/second pitch is crowded (usually is with top ropers because of it's excellent little staging area), you can climb the first pitches of Zinger and move right.

Edit: just found out that there is a new supposed 5.7 route just left of Fruit Pie that goes to the second bolt belay of Fruit Pie - so another alternate way to get up to the start of Fruit Filling.

The third pitch (here listed as a separate route called Fruit Filling... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Between Heaven and Earth (5.9)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: One of the best pitches at Castle Rocks. Crux to me seems at 3/4 height. Some small pinches and crimps. Chalk up!


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Blind Pig (5.10a)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Fun route, more like three stars. Crux is most definitely at the top. Don't be surprised when things go horribly blank.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Oh My Gosh (5.7)
By: RKM When: May 22, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Duane builds the best routes. Clean, well bolted, logical and fun!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Crack of Doom (5.11c)
By: RKM When: Apr 26, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: My understanding of the route, having been there a couple of times with Greg Lowe and climbing it once with Greg belaying (mid '70's), is that he did the direct start - straight up from the ground. Most everyone I have seen work or climb the route since has come in from the left side.

Greg was the strongest boulderer I have ever seen. After hours of circuit climbing in the boulders behind his house in Ogden, he would come home and traverse back and forth on the bricks of his house. Unbeliev... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : West Buttress - South : Sexcellent (5.11)
By: RKM When: Apr 26, 2016

view comment >>
Comments: Pretty darn hard move there on the second pitch. Not sure what I would call it, since I finally just grabbed the bolt.


Page 1 of 5.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>