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


Member Since: Dec 1, 2008
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Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Big Thompson Canyon : The Monastery : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: The DLFA lives on.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Two Pines Buttress : Crosstown Traffic (5.12-) : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Jan 16, 2013

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Comments: It is definitely Crosstown Traffic. RIP bro.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : Donkey On My Mind (5.12) : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: I on-sighted this thing via TR in 1989, without question one of my greatest DL achievements. All this time however I always refereed to it as the Donkey Dihedral. After consulting the greatest guide book ever published, " The extremist's guide book to Devils Lake " by Leo Hermacinski, I realized the error of my ways.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Pike's Peak : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Aug 18, 2012

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Comments: Pike's Peak. I believe that it is situated at around 10,000' in a glacier carved cirque called the Bottomless Pit. The rock is more polished than the granite found in the lower elevation. The formation is actually visible from Colorado Springs. I did the route in 1985 with Rick Westbay.


Location: bob bickford : friends and family : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Feb 13, 2012

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Comments: That would be the Apapiles Leo.


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Section 13 : Reading Braille (5.11b) : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Nov 19, 2010

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Comments: Judging by my climbing costume, this photo was taken in 1988. No chalk bag.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Northern AZ Bouldering : Priest Draw : Priest Draw : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Mar 9, 2010

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Comments: The legend of the condor lives on. We miss you Rob.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Large Roof Area : Needles and Pins (5.10a)
By: bob bickford When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: I'm sure it's been a decade since I last led this route. It was, and still remains one of my favorites. The only moves I remember were the last sequence to the anchors. The bolts seemed far apart and the clips kinda scary. I just figured that since I haven't led anything for a while plus I've grown older with age and larger with food that these were the reasons it felt harder. After a decade of not climbing at the Bluff, I'm amazed that any of the routes still exist. My friend D.G. once proclaim... more >>


Location: MN : The WAZ (Rochester)
By: bob bickford When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: I welcome any inquires from the new generation of Rochester climbers and would be very interested to see if the photo I submitted is from the WAZ. What is WAZ anyway?


Location: MN : The WAZ (Rochester)
By: bob bickford When: May 16, 2009

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Comments: I'm pretty sure that the photo I submitted is from the area that is described here. It was taken in 1986 as evidenced by the horrible fashions that existed at the time ( short running shorts, headband, and first generation Calma rock shoes). If this is not the WAZ, then it is yet another area that Jim Blakely discovered. To confuse things further, there is a second area even closer to Rochester,just north on county road 112. It is hidden by a commercial nursery and is comprised of the same hard ... more >>


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Section 13 : In The Valley (5.10d)
By: bob bickford When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I belayed Steve Mankenberg on his first ascent of this route. For some reason the actual climbing reminded him of Yosemite valley. I didn't get it at the time and still don't get it today, but hey, he did the first ascent and got naming rights. This was the last of the absolutely classic lines at Section 13 to be discovered and ascended.


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Section 13 : Reading Braille (5.11b)
By: bob bickford When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Simply put, This is among the best routes in the state for it's grade. It's sustained 5.10 face climbing for the entirety of it's 100 foot length. Often wet in the spring but will dry out by late summer. When standing on top of the crag above the climb " In the Valley" look to the east and find the flat face that can be followed down to the bottom of the cliff. The route is between the gully on the right and the broken edge of the cliff on the left. Like all climbs at section 13, photography is ... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Mexican Breakfast Formation : Mexican Breakfast Crack (5.9+)
By: bob bickford When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Great route, I remember asking my friend John as I was running out the layback section, are you sure this is a 5.8?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : Mellifluous (5.11a)
By: bob bickford When: Feb 2, 2009

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Comments: Great route, I remember potecting the crux with a small HB nut


Location: bob bickford : favorite climbs : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Jan 3, 2009

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Comments: The name of this climb is Squeakeasy.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Photo
By: bob bickford When: Dec 9, 2008

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Comments: I remember you Burt. Devils Lake and from some of the "other" Sandstone areas in Wisconsin.