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Rock Climbing Photo: Alpine starts are absolutely imperative on walls.
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By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Sep 18, 2008
Too funny! =)

"An 'Alpine Start' is a start that happens in the early morning ranging from 11:00 PM on long routes to not long before sunrise for shorter routes or faster parties. An "Alpine Start" must begin in the dark."
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 25, 2013
John...thanks for the clarification. Bryan was making an attempt to be sarcastic, but obviously not everyone gets sarcasm.
Bryan's buddy must have hit the snooze button a few times.
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 18, 2013
I picked up on the sarcasm. The pic made me chuckle, good stuff!
By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
Dec 4, 2015
'Crack of noon' start.
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Alpine starts are absolutely imperative on walls.

Submitted By: Bryan Gartland on Feb 27, 2007
On this route:
South Face (5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 )
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