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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Generator Station : Generator Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: Freakin awesome photo


Location: International : Europe : Norway : Lofoten
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 28, 2010

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Comments: We stayed in a small cabin at the campground Orsvagvaer. About $80 per night split between 2 of us. The cabin had 4 bunks, a small table and chairs, fridge, hot plate, and heater. There was a larger communal kitchen to use if we wanted more elaborate meals. Showers at the main building were included along with Wi Fi and a communal computer. To learn more go to www.orsvag.no
Small cozy cabin at Orsvagaer
Small cozy cabin at Orsvagaer


Typical scene, checking the weather report on the i phone
Typical scene, checking the weather report on the i phone



Location: International : Europe : Norway : Lofoten
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 28, 2010

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Comments: There is also free camping near Kalle, a small village located between Svolvaer and Henninsgvaer. The camping here seemed much more sheltered then the camping near Hennigsvaer. There is a toilet at this camping area but I have heard it is overused. A car is a must if you camp here.

Free camping at Kalle with Storpillaren and Alkoholveggen in the background
Free camping at Kalle with Storpillaren and Alkoholveggen in the background



Location: International : Europe : Norway : Lofoten : Djupfjord : Bare Blabaer (5.8)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 28, 2010

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Comments: This climb is crowded. We got there early (10am) and were the first ones on the route. Most people wait for the afternoon sun to hit around 1pm.


Location: International : Europe : Norway : Lofoten : Svolvaergeita : Photo
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 28, 2010

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Comments: View from the top of the Svolvaergeita


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Interiors Wall Area : Key Hole (5.10-)
By: Carol Kotchek When: May 9, 2010

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Comments: Did this route yesterday. I have small hands. Seemed like 10c to me. Trickey moves through the pods and then pretty tight hands. Possibly ring locks for bigger hands? Definitely more difficult then Generic Crack at the Creek.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Oct 8, 2004

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Comments: I climbed Primrose last Sunday with Mike Munger. We had done the route 2 years ago when the last piece of fixed protection on the Ear was a piton that was sticking out the rock. We had not brought a big bro to protect the last 15 ft of this pitch and Mike spent much time at that piton summoning the nerve to climb that 15 ft.

We returned this year, armed with a #4 big bro to protect the end of the Ear pitch. Mike was very much excited to challenge himself by freeclimbing the ear while pla... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Green Mountain Pinnacle : Death and Transfiguration (5.11b)
By: Carol Kotchek When: May 1, 2003

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Comments: Haven't done the route yet, but I was hiking up there today. We got on top of the rock and there are two very new Metolius rappel bolts up there. No more old manky bolts to rap off of. Hooray!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower Two : The Naked Edge (5.11a/b)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Sep 11, 2002

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Comments: Climbed the Edge on Sunday. Every pitch is stellar.

I thought Patrick Vernon's description and gear beta were superb. I also used some of the gear beta posted in the comments such as the alien placement on the chimney pitch.

Thanks to everyone for providing excellent information on this climb.

Carol Kotchek


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Center Route (5.9+)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Aug 5, 2002

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Comments: Awesome route. Hard for the grade. I don't think you need a #4 Camalot. The last pitch looks wide but it narrows to about #2 Camalot size in the back. The largest thing I would bring if I did it again would be a #4 Friend. I don't think you need more than one, but bring two if you really want to sew it up. Probably don't need any gear smaller than a #1 Friend. Just letting you know so you don't carry a ton of gear up the lengthy approach!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11b)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Jul 20, 2002

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Comments: In response to the beta at the crux of the second pitch. Personally, I got my left hand on that higher hold on the left wall and my right hand on a chalked up crimper where the book comes together. The key for me was bringing my right foot up on a very micro crystal. Then I backstepped my left foot on the fairly large, chalked up downward slanting ledge. This enabled me to be wedged in there enough to let go with one hand to get the good hold where the crack comes together. Wow! That was a lot ... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Grand Course (5.11-)
By: Carol Kotchek When: Jul 20, 2002

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Comments: Even though a pigeon shit on my helmet, and the shit dripped dripped down on my shirt, I thought the route was worthy. Either way, left or right at the top is good. I went to the right and placed a bomber #3 Camalot right below the crux. I think the pigeon situation is worse in the spring than later on in the year.