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Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Agassiz


Member Since: Dec 29, 2010
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : Mary's Bust Area : Mary's Bust - main buttress : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Aug 19, 2016

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Comments: This is just Gillett's photo with a screenshot of the description pasted over it: mountainproject.com/v/10650755...


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: Maybe I'm sandbagging...but this felt like 98% hiking and class 3/4 scrambling, and 2% technical climbing. That said, the position and views make this a worthwhile outing. In my opinion, it would be a stretch to call any of the mandatory climbing 5.4, and I didn't encounter any Ace downclimb any harder than 4th class. As noted in other comments, it's definitely possible to pick harder lines.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : Dirty Dishes (5.7) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Or at least threaded through rings/chain links that don't lie flat against the rock... Regardless, nobody is going to die here. Forces during rapping shouldn't cause a bolt to fail, and rap rings directly on bolt hangers is a common scenario.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Sharkstooth : Northeast Ridge (5.6)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: I climbed this a week ago with a 70m and would NOT recommend rapping on a single 70 (and definitely not a single 60m). While it is possible to do so with a bunch of bail gear and webbing (there are places to build rap stations everywhere), it's not worth the headache. It's apparent that the rap stations change frequently.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : Outer Gates : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: May 30, 2016

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Comments: I could be mistaken, but this looks like Southern Hospitality...not Monastic Groove.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Salmon Creek Falls
By: Ryan Nevius When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: The original name of this place is "Valhalla."


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Mt. Sill : Swiss Arete (5.7) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: Color me blind...but I can't even make out Whitney in this photo...


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Garden Wall : Doggie Style (5.9)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Aug 6, 2015

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Comments: To reduce the runout / ledge fall potential between the second and third bolts, it's possible to clip the third bolt of Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard with a long runner.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jun 19, 2015

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Comments: Yikes...watch that rope behind your leg.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Cosumnes River Gorge : Struggler Cliff : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jan 7, 2015

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Comments: Don't get me wrong...I've been to that spot and agree a rope is a better idea than a pad. But, in this photo, the rope isn't doing much with the belayer so far from the rock and with the slack in the system.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Cosumnes River Gorge : Struggler Cliff : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: A crash pad would at least be more useful than this pointless/terrible belay, for sure.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: FWIW...

"Scattered afternoon thunderstorms" in the Sierra almost always means "Don't even think about doing an alpine route"


Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Clyde Minaret : Southeast Face, Direct Star... (5.10a)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: Does this really warrant a new route in the database? It's 2 pitches of climbing...The rest is the same as the regular SE Face.

Maybe this is the alpine equivalent to a "sit start."


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Jamcrack Wall : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts... (5.10b)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: Due to the 20' runout off the deck on suspect rock, an initial crack that is hollow and exfoliating, a very short crux, one of the worst bolts and hangers I've seen on the mountain, and huge, loose blocks at the top of the climb...I'd give this route a half a star after leading it. It's probably more enjoyable as a toprope, unless you're into those kinds of things.

Also, a #3 Camalot protects the crux. I'm not sure why you'd want a #4.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Have you climbed the route? The crack trends left for the entire climb. Follow the crack...pretty simple.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Clyde Minaret : Southeast Face (5.8)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: Camping at Minaret Lake is WAY better than camping at Cecile. If you do camp here (which I HIGHLY recommend), the South Notch descent is a great option.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Nice photo! You can see A Boy and His Arête in the background.


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: ...and then the bartender asks..."Why the long face?"


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Mosquito Coast : White Water Traverse (V5) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Andy. I felt the area deserved a little more love on Mountain Project. Glad you like it!


Location: ME : Katahdin : Chimney Pond ("South") Basi... : The Armadillo (5.7)
By: Ryan Nevius When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: The rangers inspect your gear...what a joke.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Cracked Wall : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Tape is aid.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff : Underdog (5.10a) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: What it looks like to climb chalk.


Location: ME : Katahdin : Chimney Pond ("South") Basi... : The Armadillo (5.7) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Maine? Never would have guessed. 5 star shot!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+) : Photo
By: Ryan Nevius When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: What a lame photo. Worthless helmet, sandals, and 10' of tail dragging along for no apparent reason.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Shadow Rock
By: Ryan Nevius When: Jan 25, 2014

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Comments: Justin, here you go: mountainproject.com/scripts/Ed...


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