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Yeah that's me shortly before I vomited when I pulled the final crux.


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Who is Rob Drysdale? The guy on the plaque on the rock. It amazes me that enough time has passed that many of the climbers pulling down here  may have just been establishing their first steps when Rob and friends were developing the area in the early 90's. Rob had just started school in Flagstaff in 1991. Before that he spent 2 years climbing at Devil's Lake Wisconsin. We called him the Condor because of his long body. Rob was a gentle, soft spoken giant who let his climbing talent do the talking. For those of you lucky enough to call this area home, you have a great guardian spirit in Rob.
JJ Schlick

Who is Rob Drysdale? The guy on the plaque on the rock. It amazes me that enough time has passed that many of the climbers pulling down here may have just been establishing their first steps when Rob

AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Priest Draw

Mystical mountain viewed from the southwest.
Keen Butterworth

Mystical mountain viewed from the southwest.

MN : Wolf Ridge ELC Area (North ... : Mystical Mountain Zone

Paul Wagner about to finish up
Kris Gorny

Paul Wagner about to finish up

MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : ... : Rubble Trouble Direct (5.9)

John Groth
Sam Daley
Kris Gorny

John Groth

MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : ... : Annadonia (5.11b)

Climbers on the 1st and 3rd pitches. the climber on the right is on Way Layed
Kris Gorny
Cliff Dancer 702
SeanG81

Climbers on the 1st and 3rd pitches. the climber on the right is on Way Layed

WY : Devil's Tower : ... : Tulgey Wood (5.10a)

At a slide show a non climber asked me if this was a man made structure.
Luke W.

At a slide show a non climber asked me if this was a man made structure.

WY : Devil's Tower : ... : El Matador (5.10d)

McCarthy west face variant. A crotch ripping endurance barf at the top affair.
jmorse
Kris Gorny

McCarthy west face variant. A crotch ripping endurance barf at the top affair.

bob bickford : favorite climbs

Robin Bickford just cruised up the thing. I kept telling her to put in more gear but she didn't listen. I guess that's nothing new
Chris treggE

Robin Bickford just cruised up the thing. I kept telling her to put in more gear but she didn't listen. I guess that's nothing new

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Tricouni Nail/Cerberus

Early lead of Barnburner Crack. Before gyms,powerbars,digital cameras,websites, and even the bolts.
Chris treggE
Darin Limvere
mark55401

Early lead of Barnburner Crack. Before gyms,powerbars,digital cameras,websites, and even the bolts.

MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : ... : Barnburner (5.10d)

Paul Wagener.
Chris treggE
Peter Arndt
Kris Gorny
joshf
JJ Schlick

Paul Wagener.

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Upper Diagonal (5.9)

Probably the best on-sight of my career, Mt. Arapiles Australia. When Henry Barber Free climbed this route in the 70's, it was among the hardest free routes in that country. It is sustained 5.11
Bruce Diffenbaugh

Probably the best on-sight of my career, Mt. Arapiles Australia. When Henry Barber Free climbed this route in the 70's, it was among the hardest free routes in that country. It is sustained 5.11

bob bickford : favorite climbs

Staying to the left assures skeptics that no cheating was done.
Chris treggE

Staying to the left assures skeptics that no cheating was done.

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Cheatah (5.10b)

The Y-Crack wall
John W. Knoernschild
James M Schroeder

The Y-Crack wall

WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)

Dave Groth Rebel yell
Corey Morris
JJ Schlick

Dave Groth Rebel yell

WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)

Dave Groth  Rebel Yell
John W. Knoernschild
Jay Knower
Kris Gorny
Corey Morris
Rob Riggleman
JJ Schlick

Dave Groth Rebel Yell

WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)

Paul Wagener topping out on Upper Diagonal.
Jay Knower
John W. Knoernschild
Chris treggE
Remo

Paul Wagener topping out on Upper Diagonal.

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Upper Diagonal (5.9)

Barnburner Crack before the bolts. This photo is from September of 1988. The belayer is non other than Jim Blakely. As much as I'd like to say I on-sighted this thing, I can't, I'm sure that I had top roped it at least a hundred times. To walk up to this crack and on- sight it would be really cool. I lost that chance over two decades ago. At the time I figured this was the 4th or 5th lead of the climb. Good thing I wasn't wearing lycra. Bob Bickford December 2008
Isaac Therneau
Kris Gorny
Peter Van Straten

Barnburner Crack before the bolts. This photo is from September of 1988. The belayer is non other than Jim Blakely. As much as I'd like to say I on-sighted this thing, I can't, I'm sure that I had top

MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing)