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Member Since: May 20, 2003
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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Dec 24, 2009

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Comments: Hey, people who go to this website!!! That's my daddy in the picture! Isn't his coat pretty???? I've never climbed there, because I'm only a beginner (Unfortunately). I really can't wait until this ice season beacuse we pretty much always go to Ouray. Bye!!!

Alissa Searcy (Alan's youngest daughter)


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: That is a fun line, the top bit that day was spongy, but we couldn't pass it up. Just a few more days till we can head for the Hole.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Big Bro's Watchin' (AKA: Lu... (5.11-)
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 16, 2009

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Comments: It was indeed, a stellar route! We tied pitch 1 & 2 together (5.9 and clean as a whistle. Pitch 3 was 10+ and we cleaned it up a little. Pitch 4 has some really sharp edges in the right-angling crack that could be a problem for some. Face climbing at the end of pitch 4 was definitely 11 in my opinion and the loft was surprisingly solid rock in the hard 10 range. Thanks again for putting it up, Craig would have loved it.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Big Bro's Watchin' (AKA: Lu... (5.11-)
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 16, 2009

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Comments: This is really, really, great with a smattering of stellar all over it. Very few places and routes in CC hold a 4 pitch climb of this quality. Yes, my partner pulled off 20" x 8" block leading pitch 3, held it against his chest and then launched it away from me. I like him. The route is actually pretty clean and takes great gear. Well done, Darren! The loft alone is worth the price of admission.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : North Vail Ice : Vail, Booth Creek
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 6, 2009

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Comments: Booth Creek has several lines touching, very chandeliery and rotten in spots, still a lot of fun to be had. Approach is ass deep snow when you leave the snow shoer's trail.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : North Vail Ice : Vail, Booth Creek : Three Blind Mice aka Sabert... (WI4+)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 5, 2009

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Comments: The avi danger above this route and the Spider's Thread is bonafide. Three Blind Mice or the Saber Tooth is a fun 60' of climbing with 40' of WI4+. Very steep and pristine. Only 40' wide but had two or three lines on it worth doing. We hit it during a period of consolidated snowpack, and it still made me nervous. Skiing out in the dark is not recommended but was amusing.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Bird Brain Boulevard (WI5 M6) : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Jun 8, 2008

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Comments: We are retard happy to have had such a good season this year. I'm sorry we didn't see you and the fam before you all took off like big birds! Send us pitchers of the sand box and any climbage you come across. Safe Journeys!

Alan


Location: CO : South Platte : Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... : Wigwam Dome : Teepee Tower Crack (5.9)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jun 2, 2008

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Comments: Can be done as one very long pitch if your second simul climbs the first 30 feet. Not recommended that you do it thataway. It's a bonafide runout, burn-your-underwear, feels like 10b, asswhuppin' horror show if done as one.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : The Talisman (WI6 M6)
By: Alan Searcy When: Mar 12, 2008

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Comments: Giant ass-whuppin that left me retard happy.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale Gorge : Mixed Feelings (WI4 M4)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 7, 2008

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Comments: Spanking and Stellar! Anyone should go lead it and then try to say it's M3, with a straight face. There's a free stubby in the snow under the dick-sicle if you can find it. I could not.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Gneiss Route (5.12a/b)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jul 24, 2007

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Comments: An excellent line with several hard bits, including the start to the second pitch. Very cool moves right off the deck and it keeps surprising you. The last 40' doesn't appear to get a lot of traffic to Surette Ledge.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - S Face : The Metamorphosis (5.10a)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jun 13, 2007

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Comments: Great moves! All but two pieces of gear seemed a waste of time, but the climb was phenomenal. Woulda been a long ride!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : Bolting for Glory (5.10a)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jun 7, 2007

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Comments: Yep, pretty slick in all the hard spots making it seem like one of the harder 10a's the other day. Mebbe someone's greasing up the holds with spray on Pam cooking oil. Replacing those twenty year old bolts would probably be timely. If the first spinner blows, you will definitely eat the ledge, that would suck.


Location: Patty : Ice climbing in Vail : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Feb 9, 2007

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Comments: Hey Patty! Nice work, you've got all the makings of a bonafide barbara bad-ass! There's more fun out there.


Location: Patty : Like I've never heard that ... : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 4, 2007

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Comments: Very pretty. Looks like top of the Maiden from an angle I've never seen. Happy belated birthday!


Location: Body of Missing US Climber...
By: Alan Searcy When: Dec 28, 2006

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Comments: Unfortunately, All good people must come to an end. I hope the final curtain was casual. God Speed Charlie and Christine.


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 9, 2006

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Comments: Todd's words speak volumes. You can park as for Joy after Pain and walk up the far side of the river if the conditions suck that hard.


Location: U.S. judge's ruling could e...
By: Alan Searcy When: Sep 23, 2006

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Comments: It's interesting that when we are taxed for the fire department to show up, they do and we don't have to buy an annual pass to get them to really come when there's a fire. I don't have to pay any police or swat team member a user fee when they respond to a call at my home or business. They are funded by taxes just like the NPS. If the cops need bigger guns, they don't charge me more, they budget for em with my tax money and buy them. I liken the bullshit park fees to buying a car. If you bou... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Sunset Boulevard (5.11b)
By: Alan Searcy When: Sep 1, 2006

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Comments: Though it's too new to be in the Boulder Climbs South guide, I've seen folks on it and kept marching on by without giving it a second thought. I'm happy that tradition ended and we jumped on it finally. The bolts are in good spots, but I backed up the pin out of habit. If you blow the first bolt and your belayer is narcoleptic, you could deck I guess. The moves through the first and second roofs are exquisite and the slab work past the white round inclusion was superb. The end left me wanti... more >>


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice) : Photo
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 30, 2006

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Comments: It looks so close, let the ass-kicking begin.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Perelandra (5.11a)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 28, 2006

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Comments: Why yes, those are my Daisy Dukes, very observant. My zebra-striped lycra pants were at the cleaners, much to my dismay. It's fashion first, Nate!


Location: WY : Cody : South Fork Shoshone (Ice)
By: Alan Searcy When: Jan 25, 2006

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Comments: If you're thinking about Wyo for ice here's the scoop. Cody on 1/12-1-17 was unseasonably warm, south facing ice was taking a beating and some of the lower climbs like moratorium and joy after pain were rotting from the ground up. Joy after pain is about 40' short of touching down and the mixed bit to get on it was hard and tough to protect. Mean Green and High on Boulder were both in good as usual. Bozos revenge was also fat. They need cold weather to really build some ice up there. We st... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Necrophilia (WI4-5 M5-6 R)
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 23, 2005

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Comments: Thanks AC, sounds like I did miss some quality bits above. The climbing was spicy throughout the bottom sections and sounds like I have a good reason to go back and finish the top. From where we stopped it looked like the angle really eased off and the climbing got simpler. Of course it always looks that way from the bottom. Have fun out there.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Necrophilia (WI4-5 M5-6 R)
By: Alan Searcy When: Nov 21, 2005

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Comments: 11-18-05 looked like the perfect day to explore Necrophilia and Deep Freeze. Beautiful day, a full moon over Hallet Peak. Didn't really post hole until we left the lake and headed up to Necrophilia. I'm joking with Brian about the last time I tried the climb and got so cold I couldn't feel my hands, face or elbows, just then the wind kicks up..... We refuse to acquiesce, too much approach and not enough climbing. Brian is kind enough (or stupid enough) to belay me on the first pitch. The f... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Lower Great Face : Tribal Regions (5.10)
By: Alan Searcy When: Aug 29, 2005

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Comments: This is a great bit of climbing. We saw it by chance and used it as a warm up for the rest of the day. Very solid and clean rock! Turns out there isn't anything else on the upper great face that's as hard. There was a pair of bolted lines in the middle of the face that we jumped on as well, did the same folks put those up? One on the right is about 10a and has 3 pitches, the last two pitches are trad hands and fingers to an awkward but stellar left facing dihedral with a finger crack. This... more >>


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