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Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Pterodactyl Terrace, Left (5.10a)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: I led this back in 1981, and used entirely passive pro in addition to one old fixed piton in the final lieback/dihedral. No need for an "R" rating, just MHO.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : Split Pinnacle : East Arete (5.10c)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: The recent passing of Paul Kunasz in Boulder reminded me of a 1965 joint effort we made on this route. It was highly regarded at the time, but few climbers had actually done the route. It was my first experience in a Yosemite "Bombay chimney," and I struggled a lot on the first pitch; so much so that it was the first and only climb that made me barf. Heat, lack of water, and my queasy stomach called for a retreat--which we did. The first pitch may not be very severe by today's Yosemite... more >>


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Swan Slab : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: Photographer has tilted the camera; not nearly as steep as this would indicate...


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Sella Area : ... : "Bergfuehrerweg"/Route of t... (5.9)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: This route may be followed on a rappel descent of the wall in less than perfect conditions. Two 165 foot ropes are required, and 4 abseils will bring one to the base of the wall. The upper anchor may be difficult to locate.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall : Fall Wall (*the route) (5.10a)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: As an historical note, I've been looking at some of the notes I acquired during my days as a graduate student at UW (1968-1972) and as a member of the Outing Club. This isn't for certain, but Peter Koedt was likely the first ascensionist of this route. Even in 1968, this route had already attained a reputation for boldness and "don't fall" style on the first 25 feet. This route was done before 1968 in a very pure style. Jim Halfpenny always led the climb in Terray Mountain boots. A 1 1/2" angle ... more >>


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Hidden Tower : Sail Away (5.8-) : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Hilarious! Who'd bring a plastic duck to the summit of a climb in Joshua Tree?


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Atlantis Area : Atlantis Wall : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Excellent rock and wonderful protection make this a great lead for the novice leader.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Walt's Wall : Friday's Follies aka Water ... (5.10a PG13)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: The difficulty rating of this climb varies with the height of the leader; for anyone short, the final moves are pretty reachy and would be 5.10a; for taller climbers, the 5.9+ rating is accurate.


Location: Idaho : City of Rocks : Practice Rock
By: Rodger Raubach When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Can be crowded on weekends. Very popular for families with children. Get there early and enjoy the shade till Noon.


Location: Rodger Raubach : 2014 Dolomites climbing tri... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: Hi Enrico! I too, had a great time and enjoyed the comradeship!


Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: The entire area was a W.W. I battleground, and is laced with old military tunnels.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: Food and drink are available, in addition to a dormitory for sleeping.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: The wonderful "Preussriss," or Preuss Crack is evident in this photo. It was a landmark climb when first done prior to W.W. I by Paul Preuss...entirely without any protection. Currently rated at 5.7/5.8.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Sasso Levante Grohmann (Gro... : South Arete, "Via Dimai." (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: This is a major route on an Alpine summit, and coupled with the descent could result in an unplanned bivvy. Take plenty of water and some food, as this can be an arduous day of climbing when the descent is considered.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Dolomite Route Sketches : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Torre Grande West Summit is on the Right.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Grande, North Summit : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Route sketch in red illustrates the common start for the "Via Normale" of the North Tower and "Via Nuvolau" for the South tower.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Grande, North Summit : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: The first 2 leads and climbing-in-coils for both North Summit "via Normale," and the South Summit "Nuvolau Route" are on the rock structure between the towers.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Grande, North Summit : "Normalweg " "Via Normale.... (5.4)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: This climb is popular with beginners and has been climbed frequently by families with children. Not terribly aesthetic, but achieves a worthwhile summit by easy technical climbing.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Quarta Bassa : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: I just repeated this route on another chilly day in order to complete the Torre Quarta Alta "Nomale" route, and again, found it extremely enjoyable. This climb receives the morning Sun and warms up nicely before any of the other popular routes become climbable.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The peak is also a favorite with the local Alpine Guides due to ease of access, relatively easy climbing, mostly abseil descent to the starting point and the Gondola lift.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The route begins near the lowest shaded are in the Langkofelscharte.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : Normal Route (5.4)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: This is a very popular and heavily travelled climb. Steep and spectacular, but not difficult. Just a long day in the mountains...


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The Punta della Cinque Dita (a.k.a. "Fuenffingerspitze") may be the most photographed mountain in the Dolomites, due to it's unusual appearance and ease of access for photographers.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : The Thumb (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: This is a spectacular and popular route, but not a good place to be when the weather is anything less than optimal.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Steinerne Stadt is frequently the haunt of climbers rained out on longer climbs.


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