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Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Hemeteria Left (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: As I stated in my previous comment. I gave it an 8+ rating; I also wouldn't protest a 5.9-. It's not a walk in the park.


Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Gleaming the Cube (5.12a)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: Some info on the FA: Steve Petro ~ 1988-89. Frequently done BITD as a Top Rope for training/conditioning.


Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Mary Ann (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: If you read my comment about Carpenter's Corner more carefully, it says "great rock," not particularly the climbing. It simply is better than many in the area, as is Mary Anne. The grades I've applied here were the "consensus" given BITD, and correspond well to the older Steve Petro guidebook.


Location: Wyoming : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Carpenter's Corner (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: In response to a criticism to my rating of this climb at a 5.8. that was simply the "consensus" rating given back in the late 1980's when I was a frequent climber in the area. A "great climb?" Not really, as many here aren't really that enjoyable. Just by comparison...better than most.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Lagazuoi , Fanis and Contur... : Via Ferrata : Ferrata Galleria Piccolo La... (3rd)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: This was the actual site used in the Luis Trenker film "Die Berge in Flammen."


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo (Copy)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Better bring a LOT more than3 Euros these days! More like 12 Eu.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Mauro Bernardi had a new guidebook released in 2016; "Climbing in Val Gardena; Dolomites." Subtitled "The 70 finest multi-pitch Alpine climbing routes."

Best of all--in English! It's currently available through Amazon and their partner sellers.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 8, 2017

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Comments: Very nice climb! I've done this route twice, and would do it again, in a heartbeat.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon and Cristallo Gr... : Monte Popena Basso : Mazzorana Verschneidung (Ma... (5.5)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 16, 2017

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Comments: This route is described in several of the available guidebooks, and in English version of Anette Koehloer and Norbet Memmel's Classic Dolomite Climbs.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon and Cristallo Gr... : Monte Popena Basso
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 16, 2017

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Comments: Monte Popena Basso makes a nice day of short climbs, and the area is a lovely rest day Klettergarten. Many routes of all difficulty exist, and are easily accessed.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : Normal Route (5.4)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: This is a favorite with the mountain guides, and is used as an introductory climb after their climbing classes.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cadini di Misurina (Cadinsp... : Torre Wundt : Southwest Arete, "Valleferr... (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 11, 2017

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Comments: This is loosely based on the German description: Klettern in Cortina d'Ampezzo und Umgebung; Dolomiten, die Schoensten Routen. Author: Mauro Bernardi.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cadini di Misurina (Cadinsp... : Torre Wundt : South Face, " Via Mazzoran... (5.5)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 11, 2017

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Comments: Additional information regarding Rifugio Fonda Savio can be found on TripAdvisor website: tripadvisor.com under Rifugio Fonda Savio. This climb is also described in Classic Dolomite Climbs by Anette Koehler and Norbert Memmel.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cadini di Misurina (Cadinsp... : Torre Wundt
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 10, 2017

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Comments: The map position is just a best guess, due to being at a poor scale. Get further directions in Misurina.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Seconda (Second Tower... : ... : Northwest Corner (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 10, 2017

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Comments: Eriks-

You should have not strayed out onto the face; the route stays in the dihedral, where there is plenty of protection.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Sella Area : ... : North West Arete - Kasnapof... (5.8)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Feb 10, 2017

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Comments: There seems to be some issue regarding the correct name of the Route: Kasnapoff OR Kasnakoff? The current guidebooks produced by Mauro Bernardi of Wolkenstein/Selva Gardena have it as KASNAPOFF! The Guideook publishe back in the 1990s by Koehler and Memmel have it as KASNAKOFF. Common use in the local area should prevail, which is Kasnapoff. When I climbed the route in 1964, even then it was Kasnapoff.

Either way you spell it or pronounce it--this is a steep and spectacular climb. One of the mo... more >>


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pomagagnon and Cristallo Gr...
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Approach to the Jori Arete on Punta Fiames takes about an hour or maybe a bit less. Other routes on the more distant formations take up to 1 1/2 hours or thereabouts.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Since I was an absolute rookie, that's my butt climbing. The route was led by Alan Carlson, a CU Chemistry grad student, and I'm being belayed by Brian Underhill (yes, the son of R.L.M. Underhill). It was a marvelous day that fine Fall afternoon!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Rotwand Route (5.7 X)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: I'd never had poison ivy rash before climbing this route; my GF was covered with it. Maybe I got it from her?


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand
By: Rodger Raubach When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: My general observation: the higher one climbs, the better the rock becomes. I've done only the "Regular Route" around 3 or 4 times in the '80s.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Rotwand : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Nice condition! Great bull snake! I love bull snakes!


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: We used what we had, those days. Note Columbian rope, knickers, and Kronhofer klettersches.


Location: Idaho : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Big Time (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: My problem with this description, is it doesn't really describe the route. Such as: does this route top out on the summit of Castle Rock? Is there anything more than following the dots...uh...line of bolts?


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Pala Group : Cima della Madonna : Scarf Arete, a.k.a. "Spigol... (5.7+)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: My previous comments are based on a very "Old School" interpretation of the equivalence of the rating scales; i.e. : UIAA versus YDS. I've discussed several of the ratings with other climbers who have repeated these UIAA Gr. V+ routes, and it's more likely that it equates to 5.8+ or possibly even 5.9-, instead of just "hard 5.7."


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - East : Failure to Launch (5.9)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 26, 2015

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Comments: I don't believe those are pin scars, but are natural solution pockets; hence the original name, Pocket Rocket.


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