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Member Since: Nov 15, 2006
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Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (5) Bat Wall : Superstition (5.10c)
By: Adam Therneau When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: Excellent route! The traverse move isn't too bad if you get the right sequence and trust the feet. While definitely four stars, I think Lost Boys gets my vote for best Broughton 10. If you buy that it's a 10, that is...


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Ozone : (4) Gold Wall : Masterpiece Theatre (5.11c)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: Awesome route! Feels a little sandy at 11c, but maybe I suck at this style of climb. The bottom crux is definitely the hardest move but I kept falling on the upper arete.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Ozone : (4) Gold Wall : Beyond the Glory (5.11d)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: I'm not sure if this one fit me better than Masterpiece Theater, but this feels a couple letter grades easier. Whatever it is, the climbing is fantastic. Never pulled a combo mantle/kneebar move before this one!


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Picnic Lunch Wall : Unfinished Symphony (First ... (5.12b)
By: Adam Therneau When: May 15, 2009

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Comments: I hope that the holds aren't chipped. If so, that's incredibly lame. I know the rock on that wall isn't always the best, but come on. I don't think there's any justification for blatantly manufacturing holds these days, but chipping within reach of an established route is inexcusable. Particularly at a place like Smith where there are several hundred climbs you could do at just about any grade from 10a to 13+. I would hope this is an isolated incident and that new routes at Smith aren't bein... more >>


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Photo
By: Adam Therneau When: Feb 9, 2009

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Comments: That would be Smith's proverbial "town bicycle"...Churning in the Wake.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (2) Hanging Gardens : Slapfest (5.12b PG13)
By: Adam Therneau When: Jul 5, 2007

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Comments: Well, I got to test my theory about decking if you blow the clip this morning and sure enough, deck I did. Not much fun, I'm gonna be limping for a little while and I landed fairly well considering. That second clip is incredibly dicey, so I think I'm gonna be using double ropes next time.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : Old Sandstone : Photo
By: Adam Therneau When: Jul 4, 2007

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Comments: I belayed Kris on his attempt on the route shown. It started on Tarantula and then cut right over the big roof with a bolt for pro. We later did Tarantula staying in the corner, then traversing right up higher. Anyway, the route he tried was very hard and no one present was able to complete it. I looked at Swartling's guide to Devil's Lake, which seems to describe the one he tried as being Uberschmitt. However, the description in the guidebook doesn't match up with the description for Ubers... more >>


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Living All Over Me (5.12b)
By: Adam Therneau When: Jun 21, 2007

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Comments: I decided to describe the sequences that most people use, even though I also have seen both of them done numerous ways. In fact, I used a sequence similar to the one you did Chris. I reached to the sidepulls out right as well, but I found it hard to switch feet and reach up with the left hand because I was so gassed from the rest of the climb that my hand would open on the positive but small sidepull. Instead I used the sidepull as an intermediate and bumped my right hand up to the good edge.... more >>


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (1) North Face : Traffic Court (5.9)
By: Adam Therneau When: Jun 1, 2007

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Comments: This is one of the best 5.9 trad pitches I've done anywhere. It seemed a bit dirty and untraveled when I got on it. The right finish through the roof is the crux of the route and definitely the way to go in my opinion.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Critical Mass (5.11c)
By: Adam Therneau When: Jun 1, 2007

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Comments: This is a great, varied climb. It makes for a great fully bolted sport pitch by linking it with Thai Stick. Only drawback is the bolt placements; a few are in awkward, hard to reach spots.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Paradigm Shift (5.13a) : Photo
By: Adam Therneau When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: No Chris, I didn't get it. I found the climb to be very temperature dependent(especially since it was at my absolute limit). When I got on it and it was slightly humid I could hardly dog up it, but when it was dry I was coming really close to the redpoint. Ultimately, I fell touching the finishing hold on the last hard move three times, but just ran out of time before moving. Guess I'm just gonna have to finish it when I'm back.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : The East End : Dead Dog Face (5.11a)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: This route climbs much better than it looks. Though a little contrived, sticking to the face at the start and going left after the big hole at the second bolt makes this route more like 11c and superb.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : New Vice Area : Doctor Limit (5.11b/c)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: This is probably the second best 11 at redwing, after chinese freedom. Good rock, technical climbing the whole way.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : A Drilling Experience (5.11b)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Fun route. Very short crux and easy to read, so I think it warrants 11a at most.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Foreign Affairs (5.10c/d)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Pretty fun, but sharp and akward at the very top.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Barnburner (5.10d)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Nice crack climb, always pumps out my right arm. I've never been comfortable enough with the crap rock to risk leading this thing.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Cyclops Area : Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock B... (5.10a)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: This is the classic redwing 5.10. A little bit of everything: crimpy start, juggy overhang, and balancey finish.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Preemptive Strike (5.12b)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Fantastic route, only marred by some chossy rock. Very technical, with an incredible, exposed position.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Mississippi Burning (5.12c)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Great route, very hard if you're short. Solid for the grade.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Living All Over Me (5.12b)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Best route at redwing, in my opinion. Very bouldery and very solid for the grade. This one's not getting downgraded. My longest project at the bluff.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Kelly's Arete (5.12a)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Wonderful, technical arete climbing. Only drawback is the difficulty of clipping the third bolt.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Do The Right Thing (5.12a)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: A key foothold broke when I was doing this, making it a fair bit harder, though 12a is probably right now. A distraction of a climb compared to chinese freedom, but a good way to put draws on paradigm shift.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Chinese Freedom (5.11d)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: Probably one of the three best routes at redwing, and the best route of the grade I've ever done.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Cyclops Area : Cyclops (5.12a)
By: Adam Therneau When: Nov 15, 2006

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Comments: This is a great route, very techy and crimpy. Probably the most overgraded route at redwing that I've done, though. I would say solid 11b.