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Member Since: Mar 1, 2010
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 23 | Routes | Areas | Photos 3 | Page Improvements | Comments 2 | Posts 4 | Stars 10 | Ratings 4

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Can opener

Can opener

Bryan Karban : Profile Pic

Aug 29, 2011

Bryan cleaning the crux section.

Bryan cleaning the crux section.

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Water Babies (5.8)

Aug 29, 2011

Sam coming into the final crux.

Sam coming into the final crux.

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Bridges over Troubled Water (5.10a)

Aug 29, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: MN : Rock climbs : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Water Babies (5.8)
By: Bryan Karban When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: This climb does not get much traffic, but is worth doing especially if it gets cleaned up. The last 20 feet are what make the climb with a mildly overhanging dihedral forming the crux and making for some great exposure! As of now, there is a massive loose flake that provided the underclings from which one could move into the crux diehedral. This flake could come off at any time and would crush the climber who commits her full body weight to the double underclings. The belayer, also, is in th... more >>


Location: MN : Rock climbs : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Bridges over Troubled Water (5.10a)
By: Bryan Karban When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: This is a great, long route. The start is high quality 5.8 to 5.9 climbing with really pleasant liebacking up some huge flakes. I found that the route has two distinct cruxes. The first involves some creative offwidth climbing through a very narrow dihedral. The second is the last 15 feet of the route and requires a few bouldery moves using the crack splitting the middle of a beautiful dihedral and an arete off to the right with precise footwork.

For the lead, I broke the route into two pit... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: MN cheap climbing roadtrip...MidwestBryan KarbanFeb 11, 2013
re: North Shore Ice ConditionsMidwestBryan KarbanFeb 11, 2013
re: BD ReactorsIce ClimbingBryan KarbanJan 25, 2013
re: Living out of your car in CO?ColoradoBryan KarbanOct 21, 2011

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Big Boy V2-3 5+ PG13

WI : Interstate State Park : Cave Boulders

Twinkletoes V3-4 6A+

MN : Rock climbs : ... : The Pit

Dreamweaver M2-3

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...

Bridges over Troubled Water 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Palisade Head

Number 6 a.k.a. The Bulge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Minnesota Strip

Fallen Knight 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Minnesota Strip

Slickside Pit Traverse V2 5+

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Slicksides Pit

Phantom Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Palisade Head

I Could've Been a Contender 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Palisade Head

Water Babies 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Palisade Head

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Bridges over Troubled Water

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Palisade Head

Twinkletoes

V3-4 6A+

V3+ 6A+

MN : Rock climbs : ... : The Pit

Slickside Pit Traverse

V2 5+

V3- 6A

MN : Rock climbs : ... : Slicksides Pit

Big Boy

V2-3 5+ PG13

V2+ 5+

WI : Interstate State Park : Cave Boulders