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Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Jun 21, 2017

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Comments: Just as we expect the Cap to look. Imposing with threat of weather coming in on us.


Location: California : Redwood Coast : Lost Rocks : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Mar 9, 2017

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Comments: LaDuke...I like that! Never heard of 'walking pop tarts' before. Pad people, Walking Tacos's, 'Trad-wanna-be's', and more but pop tarts fits just right.! Great ocean view, sand,sun, beach day, surfin' for sure, swim with the sharks, all that fun put aside for a fruitless struggle on a wet, mossy rock that looks very cool to just sit back and enjoy. Wonder... more >>


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By: Woodchuck ATC When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: I like the center right view....reminds me of my wall as originally built back in '94' in my back yard. Awesome steeps and roofs too.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : ... : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Mar 4, 2017

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Comments: Wow...nice view...saw on front page and thought this was our own, 'home' crag Devil's Lake quartzite, and I wondered where this big face was? Forgot how colorful Eldorado Springs Canyon rock is. Been too long since I was out on Redgarden or Wind Tower walls.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Chocolate Rocks : Peanut Butter and Jam (5.9+) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: great looking crack ! Looks like a whole lot of fun !


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Rigid Designator Amphitheat... : The Fang (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 14, 2017

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Comments: That looks sooo sweet. Brings back fun memories from spring '85 ascent with old gear where a fall probably meant disfiguring injury or death...but still sweet.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Leaning Wall : Spaceshot (5.7 C2) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 14, 2017

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Comments: Now that is 'old school' sweet to me. My old past life: Lead up to about 5.7 and just aid' my ass up anything harder. Still was fun; don't care if I haul on gear to play on difficult rock... Still get the great view and the outdoor fun out of it..Wish I was back out on desert sandstone towers once again.


Location: Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pedestal Buttress : Birch Tree Crack (5.8) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 10, 2017

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Comments: A bit late to identify, but shot back in about '83 wearing just awful EB's on my crushed feet. Have no idea how I wore those shoes even for one season.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Hans' Puss (5.7) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 4, 2017

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Comments: now that's a typical dirty awkward Gunks third pitch to the top.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Hans' Puss (5.7) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 4, 2017

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Comments: Sweet...reminds me of my Gunks origins back in 70s ... even the pants!


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Rigid Designator Amphitheat... : The Fang (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Feb 3, 2017

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Comments: That's about how sweet it was for me late season '85 with my crude tools of the day banging away on it.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Phantasia : Creature Feature (5.9) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Jan 8, 2017

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Comments: this is such a fun climb,,but watch out for a wicked start off the ground if that lower rock is covered in wet lichens, slime and moss...ruins all the fun for above moves.


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By: Woodchuck ATC When: Jan 2, 2017

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Comments: That is awesome..!!! We climbed it in very similar shape about 20 some years ago, by stemming up between the two fragile columns on toprope. Figured either side would push over at any second. Was much more 'muddy' with big gnarly 'black diamond' crystals of ice up in the water flow, thus that's what we called the climb of Wildcat in that condition. Should be old pics somewhere on MP from that ... more >>


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Twofers (5.8) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: That looks like a fun route for sure. Nice pic.


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By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 27, 2016

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Comments: yeah, they are just asking to be poked through a calf muscle at any moment. Should remove them on our easy ice routes here.


Location: Woodchuck ATC : Rock photos : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 21, 2016

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Comments: Wasn't even my stove; just taking pics of nice set ups around dinner tables one night. Used same technique in backcountry plenty of times for sure.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Wildcat (WI4) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: asking a bit late,,,but the date of post can't possibly be the date of when ice pic was taken. Even in the best years, there has never been ice allowed to climb as late as April 24th! Dont' remember that season being spectacular in volume to last that long.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Wildcat (WI4) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: LOVE those late, end of season climbs when there is hardly any ice left attached on top..or when it teeters over to one side and provides a low angle route and a steep overhanging side to choose from. Melt down ice is some of the best each season!


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : The Virgin (WI5) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: The sad karma' after this climb was that the next 2 or 3 full ice seasons were blank at SRSP. Little or no ice; ice that came and went so fast that we missed it; and ice that was judged 'not climbable' by park, thus usual canyons were officially closed to any use. Worst, poorest ice conditions ever seen in 2011 and 2012 ever since opening climbs of 1980. Go figure..


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Tonti (WI3-4)
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: " Tonti' is a canyon. The two ice formations there that are both open yet to climbing are known as the Snake, and the Mongoose. Snake is the often poorly formed, taller one to the left as you walk into canyon. It comes out of an under highway drainage. The 'Mongoose' is bigger, wider and is well supplied with water from a creek above, not just a run off gully of snow melt mixed with highway slush as we get on the Snake.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : The Snake (WI4-5)
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: Our anchor set up way back in early 80's was onto some pipes embedded in the concrete of old drainage culvert,,,and a few poor screws too set back 20 ft.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Ottawa Cayon (WI4+) : Photo
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: that truly is a fat season on Ottowa..missed it when connected up that fat.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : The Fang (WI4+)
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: Yes, from first early ascents around 1980 it has been 'The Snake..and the main ice formation across Tonti canyon is the 'Mongoose. Names relate to late 60's era famous drag racing drivers of the era who were always in each others face.,just like these climbs facing each other. There is ONLY one true Fang', and that remains in Vail, Colorado.


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Ice Hose (WI3-4)
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: No, I don't 'think you climbed it unless you hit it in '85,the only year it appeared.,,that 'lower close to the river' could mean Hennipen canyon which has a massive waterfall down by river, or maybe you mean the 'ice dagger', a formation down French Canyon, closer to river than the main canyon low angle ice. All of these are now closed to use. This pic is ... more >>


Location: Illinois : Ice Climbing : Starved Rock State Park : Hennepin Canyon (WI3-4)
By: Woodchuck ATC When: Dec 2, 2016

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Comments: Yes, as are almost all of my 80's pics of canyons posted long ago. Check the dates and then check with park if anyone is in question of what ice they can climb legally these days at SRSP


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