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Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Devil's Gate Sector
By: slim When: Sep 7, 2017

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Comments: Hmmm, there really isn't too much routefinding on the approach. You just hike the trail up the hill, and it dumps you at the base of Devil's Gate.


Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index > Lower Town Wall > ... > Thin Fingers (5.11a)
By: slim When: Aug 29, 2017

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Comments: definitely sounds like your 70 is short, we had a decent amount of rope left over.


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Cynical Pinnacle > Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11)
By: slim When: Aug 29, 2017

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Comments: Full on brutal sun until about mid day, then shaded until the last pitch.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
By: slim When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: If you get up early, the left side gets shade for quite a while, up around Animal Riots Activist. Then you can swing all of the way around to the right side for afternoon shade.


Location: North America > Canada > Alberta > Banff National Park > Valley of the Ten Peaks > ... > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 24, 2017

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Comments: that looks "sub-optimal"....


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Chief > ... > Bulletheads East (5.10c)
By: slim When: Aug 22, 2017

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Comments: super fun route. all of the pitches and all of the variation pitches are great. i was pretty dubious of dru's gear beta for the left hand chimney pitch (pitch 4), but it actually has really good protection that just keeps showing up.


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > Liberty Bell > ... > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 18, 2017

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Comments: ahh, interesting - looks like a good way to avoid downclimbing the beckey step if there is a lot of traffic coming up.


Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index > Inner Walls > ... > Behind the Eight Ball (5.10a)
By: slim When: Aug 18, 2017

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Comments: i have no idea how people are giving this thing 4 stars. 40 feet of pure mosschoss to 20 feet of good climbing to 30 feet of more pure mosschoss doesn't seem to add up to 4 stars. if this is 4 stars at the 'greatest crag in the country' then .....


Location: Washington > Central-West Cascades & Sea... > Skykomish Valley > Index > Inner Walls > ... > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 18, 2017

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Comments: wow, nice photo topo!


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > Liberty Bell > NW Face (5.9)
By: slim When: Aug 17, 2017

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Comments: i don't remember a long section without gear in that corner - was that above the section that takes fairly thin gear, but before you roll up onto the ledge of a thousand dirt clods? if so, i think it is pretty easy at that point, but good to note.


Location: Washington > Southwest Cascades > Tower Rock > Rapunzel's Back in Rehab (5.7+ C1-)
By: slim When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: i am looking forward to investigating this route some time. i was in the area last saturday and drove by to take a look and scope it out. definitely an impressive formation, and pretty wild that it is so localized. i thought i saw somebody on top, but not sure.


Location: Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Worm Drive > Driving Miss Wormy (5.7)
By: slim When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: Ha ha, I take it you haven't climbed at Vedauwoo. If it is 60 to 80 feet, plan on grade III, if it is 80+ you are looking at a potential grade IV and a skin transplant....


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > North Early Winter Spire > ... > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 8, 2017

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Comments: well, on the upside - i was definitely drinking more water than usual. good practice of my new hidration technique, slow-sippin' (tm).


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > North Early Winter Spire > ... > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 8, 2017

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Comments: yeah, we were up there last week and the approaches felt like smoking a pack of cigarettes. there were a few moments when the smoke was thick enough that i was wondering just how close the fires were...


Location: Wyoming > Devil's Tower > West Face > El Matador (5.10d) > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: i love it when beginners add their wisdom. i really should hire more teenagers. while they still know everything. bwahaahaa!


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > South Early Winters Spire > Southwest Rib (5.8)
By: slim When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: fun route, but man i pity an entry level 5.8 climber on the nervous nelly and arete pitches...


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > Liberty Bell > NW Face (5.9)
By: slim When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: if you are using the supertopo book for the approach, the key info is that when you get to the base of the route there is a big drop off on the left. the book makes it sound like it is closer to the beckey gully than it really is, it's a bit of a ways to the left.

really fun route. on the flakes pitch it is really easy to miss the belay ledge at the end of the pitch, as isn't much of a ledge. the only thing that i thought was kind of a detractor was the pile of debris at the end of P3... more >>


Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Washington Pass > Le Petit Cheval > Spontaneity Arete (5.7)
By: slim When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: overall i thought this route was ok for the grade. this would make a great practice guide route as there are a lot of transitions to deal with, as well as a slightly tweaky descent.

we did the layback in nick drake's photo, which i thought was the route. in general you can kind of climb anywhere. the rock on the upper portion of the route was really good and the summit was pretty cool.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Indian Creek > Photo
By: slim When: Aug 4, 2017

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Comments: stupid crack of the desert, way left side of cactus flower buttress (fringe of death canyon).


Location: random pics > Photo
By: slim When: Jul 20, 2017

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Comments: ha ha, i think i remember that one!


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Stuart-Enchantments > Dragontail Peak > Backbone Ridge (5.9)
By: slim When: Jul 11, 2017

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Comments: anybody have any current conditions to report for this route? in particular is there snow at the start and snow on the easy (non rapping) decent to aasgard? thanks!


Location: Colorado > South Platte > Devil's Head > Sawblade Ridge > Switchblade > Cutting Out (5.12a/b)
By: slim When: Jul 7, 2017

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Comments: Ha ha, yeah, you gotta change gears a bit for the finish. I remember my toes being smoked at the end of the day up there and really wishing I could get it over with more quickly.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Malamute > ... > Quagmire Crack (5.10c)
By: slim When: Jul 5, 2017

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Comments: this is a stupendous blockbuster of a pitch at the grade, on par with any pitch of the grade that i have climbed anywhere. geoff's description and mark robert's comments are dead on. i was really blown away by this pitch. the position is superb, the climbing sustained and beautiful. the mirror like sheen of the glacier polished face will ensure that your crack skills are fully engaged. i thought this thing made exasperator look (and climb) like klahanie crack (and exasperator is a f_... more >>


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Stuart-Enchantments > Dragontail Peak > Backbone Ridge (5.9)
By: slim When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: hmmm, trying to save money by buying a big bro instead of spending just a little more for a #6 seems like a major losing proposition. you will end up using the 6 a lot more and it will pay the difference in a really short time.


Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Pike's Peak > Photo
By: slim When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: There is a little old guidebook by Bob D'Antonio that has most of the routes.


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