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spirits

spirits

FOR SALE / Wanted : SOLD 7 Petzl Spirit Bolt si...

Apr 10, 2014

Spirits

Spirits

FOR SALE / Wanted : SOLD 7 Petzl Spirit Bolt si...

Apr 10, 2014

spirits

spirits

FOR SALE / Wanted : SOLD 7 Petzl Spirit Bolt si...

Apr 10, 2014

spirits

spirits

FOR SALE / Wanted : SOLD 7 Petzl Spirit Bolt si...

Apr 10, 2014

Ghost Kitchen kalymnos

Ghost Kitchen kalymnos

mountainhick : personal

Mar 25, 2014

Petzl Spirit Bent gate biners

Petzl Spirit Bent gate biners

FOR SALE / Wanted : SOLD

Mar 22, 2014

Me and my shadow contemplating the next placement

Me and my shadow contemplating the next placement

mountainhick : personal

Oct 16, 2012

puma

puma

mountainhick : personal

Sep 9, 2012

ascender setup with bungee cord that attaches to chest harness to self tend

ascender setup with bungee cord that attaches to chest harness to self tend

General Climbing : Building a home Hand/Finger... : Post

Sep 7, 2012

crack wall

crack wall

General Climbing : Building a home Hand/Finger... : Post

Sep 7, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Wall : Pigs On The Wing (5.11) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Great shot!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Wee Doggie (5.10-)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned a snarl of old tat at the anchor. If I beat you to it next time it'll have new chains rather than decomposing nylon at the anchor. For now, slings to quick links off the bolts.

Fun route, first of the day, pretty much a wake up right off the ground, then cruiser.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Ladies First (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Small pro at crux, double or triple up! I used TCU purple and grey and a blue alien before pulling past the move.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Coyne Crack Simulator (5.11-)
By: mountainhick When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: If revenge of the rock gods is 5.10+, this is 5.10.

Actually think 5.10+ is an accurate Creek grade.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Right V Crack (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: I didn't know about the slick feet starting this, doesn't look too slick, but feet greased a couple times. Due to this, the resulting body tension to stay on and place pro from dubious feet made it feel solid at 5.10b. Great line! Three stars for quality, but taken in context of the Indian cove area. Really pretty short


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stone Wall : Purple Haze I (5.10d)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: Not particularly interesting to me. A glorified boulder problem off the deck, and a cranky one at that. I thought the crank was hard at the grade


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stone Wall : April Fools (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: I liked the movement on this climb, and found it interesting and pretty varied after some of the climbing with more linear thinking on this crag. Figuring out how to make a sideways long reach right near the top to a large hold added some extra zing. Interesting that "awkwardness" brings this route down in quality for people. Is the route actually awkward, or does it just come down to routefinding or having to figure out some different movement?

That said, I thought nirvana was the best line on... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Kitty Litter (5.10)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: "The book describes it as a 140ft. corner with mostly big hands. In actuality it's about 95 ft. and starts out as thin fingers liebacking to a facehold/stance followed by some pods and flares that are wide in places, "


The more I try to use Blooms books, the more I realize how little he must have actually even looked at the crags.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Finnegan's Whiskers (5.10)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Incredibly varied. Not a typical IC splitter. I really liked this climb.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : Unnamed 10+ (5.10+)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Err, personally would not want to do this without a 0.5 or two.

A couple harder moves than some of the easy 5.11- climbs at the creek.

Oh, and Bloom's description sucks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Unknown (5.9)
By: mountainhick When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: Second pitch is good though a little sandy. Solid 5.10, maybe 5.10+

Ditto, second pitch anchor is questionable, needs at least a bomber bolt added or ideally both existing bolt/hanger and weird stud replaced.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Sundance Pinnacle : Right Crack (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: mountainhick When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: Anne is always fired up!


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Rumple Teaser (5.10b)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: Not sure how anyone finds this 5.10b. Seems like 5.10- to me by the last couple bolts.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Catslab : Mungajerry (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 11, 2013

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Comments: Led this today straight up for the first time without heading left to the big crystal bailout. Seems like 5.10 a/b. Actually harder than Rumple Teaser.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Lower Blair I, II, III, and... : Lower Blair III : Jogging to Vedauwoo (5.10a)
By: mountainhick When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: Agree, easier, or at least no more difficult than Intimidation, 5.9+.


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