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Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : The Klettergarden : Photo
By: Will S When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: Wow! Beautiful.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Stranded at Sea (5.12 R)
By: Will S When: Aug 3, 2017

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Comments: I'm curious what Lindsey had for the initial couple of pieces. I tried to onsight this a few years ago, placing the pro on lead, and needed double set of small RPs to protect the first hard moves, literally two of the same size a couple inches apart to get something I was willing to fall on. The block - use it, don't, whatever, it doesn't really affect the difficulty and was a bit contrived to try to avoid it. I found the crux the first 3 moves or so going past the block, with bad fu... more >>


Location: Georgia : Lost Wall : Black Pig (5.8)
By: Will S When: May 17, 2017

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Comments: I think this was my first or second lead, ever, almost 30 years ago. Seemed mellow compared to the other one (some 5.7 or 5.8 fingercrack where I almost decked), the Pig is not sustained, pretty good pro and easy to hang around and place it.


Location: Utah : Capitol Reef National Park : Capitol Gorge : Mystery Splitter (5.13a)
By: Will S When: May 7, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the history, Bob. By the time I showed up in 1999, we gawked at that thing, got spanked on TR many times, and consensus from the IC regulars was 13-, but nobody around knew who got the FA (or Joe and Shelley were keeping mum), we all just assumed Steve Hong - pretty sure he FA'd that long 5.12 pitch in Grand Wash near the practice cracks and back then Steve was pretty much superman without the cape.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Aug 24, 2016

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Comments: Docile? Not the one living next to my driveway for years. It was an aggressive and pissed off @#%%. Big too, almost 6' I almost killed it a couple of times when it came at me but preferred to leave it for ground squirrel, mice, and rabbit control.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Photo
By: Will S When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: This shot was taken from my backyard, there are some others he took from this particular sunset that are even better.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Heart Route (Free) (5.13b V10) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: Cool shot. Rope drag looks hideous.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Village of Oak Creek : Oak Creek Spire Area : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: Woo hoo! That thing looks awesome.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Ripcord (5.12a PG13)
By: Will S When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Steve Curtis was the climber who fell and ripped the gear on P1, getting seriously injured and a helo-evac. He tells the tale here:

supertopo.com/tr/Falling-in-Ve...


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : West Nile Boulder (aka The ... : Photo
By: Will S When: May 21, 2016

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Comments: Really cool drawing, and yeah I like the color too.


Location: Georgia : Currahee Mountain : The Buzzard Wall : Smooth as Silk (5.11-)
By: Will S When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this sometime in the late 90s, when the original DCA had it listed as 10a. After climbing it, I thought it was about the hardest 10a I'd done. Many years later, new guide, new rating. Lots of little typos, errors, and omissions in the first single vol edition of DCA. I clearly remember a bomber small DMM nut, a #2 IIRC (=about a #5 BD) at the crux, perfectly protecting the business move.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : The Kokanee Corner (5.13+) : Photo
By: Will S When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Woo hoo, get some! That looks great.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Brickyard
By: Will S When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: This is a fantastic boulder field, especially in the V5-V9/10 range, with some legitimate classics.

Wonderful setting, pretty dense concentration of problems, easy access, steep gymnastic climbing under the lips, cruxy lip turns, and sloper-slab battling to the tops to finish. Rock quality is good to ok, but you'd have a good day just hanging out here and soaking in the scenery even without the climbing.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Cool shot, eye catching. Seems to undersell how high the overhanging climbing is, but visually it's neat.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall : Nobody Walks in LA (5.9)
By: Will S When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: The climbing is fun enough, but I found a few sections of poor rock quality. Might be cleaner now, this was many years ago, but I tossed off a few loose things when I did it around 2006.


Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : West Bell Tower : Ring That Bell (5.13b R) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Love this shot.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: That's me, just saw this pic for the first time years after the fact. I wonder what ever happened to that shirt? It was a woman's top, I originally found it somewhere, wore it for a year, left it somewhere. Easy come, easy go.


Location: California : Photo
By: Will S When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: I've got a framed version of this on my living room wall, and even now when it pops up on MP I still take a long look. We miss you Blitzo!


Location: Georgia : Lost Wall : Samurai (5.10c/d)
By: Will S When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: This is pretty light for the grade. Not much actual offwidth technique required, save for about two cruxy moves coming out of the A-frame. Good pitch, fun climbing.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Regular Route (5.9) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: HOWS DA WEDDER?


Location: Utah : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Anarchy : Pocket Rocket (V6-)
By: Will S When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: In the original, stapled paper, brown cover little bitty guide from the mid 90s, this was rated V6, but as everyone says the rating is almost meaningless as it's just a long huck between good holds.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Beginner's Three (5.3)
By: Will S When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Story time: Around 2007 I was climbing full time, living in Josh. Went into the park early, no coffee, and booted up at the base of this for a morning of soloing. Wiped the crust out of my eyes, plugged a handjam, a little too relaxed, stood up, reached for the next jam...and fell out, landing on my ass. Well, that woke me up. Went on to solo about 15 pitches that day. Never let your guard down, even the easy ones can bite you.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Lost Boulders : ... : Deliverance (V8)
By: Will S When: Jun 24, 2015

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Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 5 - Short Circuit Boulder : Short Circuit (5.11d) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: At first, I was distracted by the molester mustache and 80s glasses, then I noticed...holy shit, he's barefoot! Makes me hurt just looking at it.


Location: California : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin : King Kong : ... : Courier Flight (aka Bull Du... (V6)
By: Will S When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Really nice one. Powerful movement and interesting body positions. Taller people may find it easy for the rating. Only thing that keeps it from being a 4 star classic is length.


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