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Location: International : Asia : Malaysia : Batu Caves : Damai Wall : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: Tamen=park
Ekstrem=EXTREME

Gua=cave
Damai=peace


Location: International : Asia : Malaysia : Batu Caves : Damai Wall : ... : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: I have no idea why these anchors are clustered like this. Take your pick and have fun.


Location: International : Asia : Malaysia : Batu Caves : Damai Wall : ... : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: The anchors are up and left of Karsten. The blue sling and anchor chains to his right are for the first pitch of "Bad News"5.10a


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Da Nada (5.10 C3-)
By: ACR When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: Since the FA, someone has really beat the heck out of that first pitch. It's a shame. That cool feature is so delicate and interesting. I hooked and used slings looped over the serrations on the edge of the flake plus some blind micro-nuts. I thought it was pretty "heads up" when we first did it. My second cleaned it without a hammer.... Just flicked the rope and most of the looped slings came off.
We invested some effort to keep the rock looking nice. Too bad about its condition now. This wasn... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Da Nada (5.10 C3-)
By: ACR When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: First ascent by: AC Robertson and Todd Warren in 1997 I think (with AC finishing the line later).


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Da Nada (5.10 C3-) : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: It actually goes straight up through the small roof on the left side of the "hand" flake. It's almost all free climbing through there.... Maybe one or two places to pull on some clean gear. In '97, the first ascent of this pitch was done in my running shoes (forgot my climbing shoes at the trailhead).


Location: International : Asia : Singapore : Sing Seng
By: ACR When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: Photos will be uploaded soon.
Reading back through this entry it sounds kind of bleak! hehehe
In Singapore, there isn't much rock so we have to take that into account when we're jones-ing for something to climb. We take what we can get.


Location: International : Asia : Singapore : Sing Seng : route 7 (5.10+)
By: ACR When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: Photos will be uploaded soon.
Reading back through this entry it sounds kind of bleak! hehehe
In Singapore, there isn't much rock so we have to take that into account when we're jones-ing for something to climb. We take what we can get.


Location: CO : Bill Forrest Passes Away
By: ACR When: Jan 10, 2013

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Comments: Mr. Forrest will be fondly remembered. He lived in my town (Salida) for years, and I would see him around every now and then. I always wanted to thank him for the years of innovation and his knack for approaching problems from fresh angles. He was way ahead of his time on a few items, spot on with others, and oops! missed a couple neat opportunities. But what a contribution he made to climbing and clothing and snowshoe design.

Thanks for everything Mr. Forrest!

Forrest Pin Bin Bandoleer.
Forrest Pin Bin Bandoleer.


Forrest tools.
Forrest tools.
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Location: International : Asia : Singapore : Dairy Farm : The Nose Right : Artificial and Intelligent (5.11- PG13)
By: ACR When: Jan 10, 2013

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Comments: Some crack climbing and some thin face climbing on a pretty steep face. It was remarkably clean and dry. This wall gets a lot of sun. I couldn’t find an anchor where I thought the first pitch would end so I ended up rapping off a stout chockstone.


Location: International : Asia : Singapore : Dairy Farm : American Pie Section : ... : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: It's steeper than this photo makes it look. Vertical to slightly overhanging for first 2/3rds.


Location: International : Asia : Singapore : Dairy Farm : Photo
By: ACR When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: Notice the old bolt hole up and left of the current placement. It looks like the old one kinda' oozed out... Also, notice the fracturing all around this specimen. If the bolt is deep enough it might be the only thing holding that piece of rock to the wall.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : River Tower : North Face (a.k.a. Wyrick-M... (5.4 C1 R)
By: ACR When: Feb 20, 2012

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Comments: What Jeremy said....
80 ft bolt ladder of rusted crud to muddy 5.4 chimmney. Although the ridge climbing is sort of neat.
and they will fall out, some sooner than later.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : River Tower : North Face (a.k.a. Wyrick-M... (5.4 C1 R)
By: ACR When: Feb 18, 2012

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Comments: Two wingnut rivits blew out on Feb. 12th. The first one was passed using a tomahawk in the dimple and the second forced us to rap off... equlized two horrible ring wafers (tied off) and bailed. The next party should take a drill to fix the highest pulled rivit at least. I still have the first rivit, it was in about 3/8ths of an inch. It blew out after I was on it for a minute. No bounce testing either, just your standard Fisher Towers "ooze" from one peice of fixed mank to another.
Edit: the fi... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Monument Canyon : Da Nada (5.10 C3-)
By: ACR When: Nov 15, 2011

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Comments: I did the first ascent of this route back in '97. It's actually called "da nada" and was originally done with only 3 pin placements (2 on the first pitch and 1 on the second) with lots of small wires and cams in sometimes sugary rock. We left nothing on the climb except 4 bolts with tan hangers (which seem to now be replaced with shiny hangers, but after all these years, who knows?). All bolts were hand drilled. I thought the original ascent was about 5.10- A3ish.

The first pit... more >>