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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Best bivy in Zion.

Best bivy in Zion.

UT : Zion National Park : Desert Shield Buttress

Apr 28, 2014

Reaching out of the crux.

Reaching out of the crux.

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Porkus Procurement (5.10d)

Apr 28, 2014

Colin at the second belay station. Might want that belay seat right here!

Colin at the second belay station. Might want that belay seat right here!

UT : Moab Area : ... : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)

May 5, 2003

Photograph by: Tom Haines

Photograph by: Tom Haines

UT : Moab Area : ... : Stolen Chimney (5.10)

Mar 24, 2003

Photographer: Joe Leonhard. <br />The Fang  3/22/03

Photographer: Joe Leonhard. The Fang 3/22/03

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Fang (WI5-6)

Mar 24, 2003

Kor nailing the first ascent.  As seen in National Geographic Nov. '62 <br /> <br /> <br />Photo by Huntley Ingalls (Copyrite N.G.S.)

Kor nailing the first ascent. As seen in National Geographic Nov. '62 Photo by Huntley Ingalls (Copyrite N.G.S.)

UT : Moab Area : ... : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)

Mar 21, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Desert Shield Buttress : Desert Shield (5.11a C3)
By: Colin Coulson When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Its already been said, but this really is an excellent and varietous route. The bivy really sets it apart and certainly justifies the three pitches of hauling. Id think itd dissuade even fast parties from the single day push. A quick note on strategy - Fixing: If you fix from the bivy, you can fix one rope from the bivy to the top of 4, then a second rope from the top of 4 to 6 however, it is much more efficient to tie this rope off to the anchors at the top of 5. Less free hanging j... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 25, 2012

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Comments: I haven't seen this amazing resource up on MP yet, so here it is - super hi-res panoramas from Yosemite's most striking summits: The Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project

Zoom in/out on the images and you'll be able to explore the most stunning route finding resource available.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10) : Photo
By: Colin Coulson When: May 4, 2010

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Comments: Joe leading for the first time in his life. Nice work Joe. Way to romance that stone.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Colin Coulson When: Oct 4, 2005

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Comments: I might very well be alone in this, but it seems to me that the old fixed junk was one of the highlights of this climb.I fully understand the need to replace bum fixed gear for the sake of safety - especially on heavily traveled intro routes like CNeR. However, I've always felt that part of the fun of the Fishers is in finding the occasional fixed gear freakshow that was likely placed by the first ascentionist. The star drivins, drilled angles, and the occasional hardware store funk is fun to ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Onion Creek : Mystery Towers & Top of the...
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 22, 2005

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Comments: Read "Sherman Exposed" for an excelent trip report from the Mystery Towers!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : Conan's Gonads (Conad's) (5.9)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Certainly my favorite single pitch 9 at Lumpy so far. Excelent! Do a few laps if you're waiting for one of the teeth to open up. Thanks for the hand yesterday, David... sucks to forget the book. Glad you were there!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Pinnacle : Batman and Robin (5.6)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: One more comment on the DESCENT. It is possible to rap the 30' to the notch between the pinnacle and Batman Rock then scramble west briefly and then south down towards the base. Just as you reach the Batman Flake the angle increases and there is a rap station. Rap less than 80' to more slings around a horn. When pulling your ropes here, fling them aggressively to keep them clear of the chimney. The final rap from the horn is fairly short. All single rope rappels with a 50 meter. This will ... more >>


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Tool Or Die (5.10a)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Funky entrance, and a GREAT hand crack... very unlike Vedawoo. It is possible to toprope hammer off of the bolts - a fun experiment to see how much more whipped you feel after an offwidth that is at least a grade easier.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Valley Massif : Screw (5.7)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Excellent!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Colin Coulson When: Oct 14, 2004

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Comments: Hmmm, did either of you guys see any shiny bolts on that ridge? I am still curious if there was an effort to replace the old rusted crap... maybe just the anchors? Well, as far as the fixed gear- I know that the bent pin at the roof looks sketchy, in fact I didn't clip it when i climbed it cause I thought it would pull, bit I have heard a story about it catching someone's fall. Use it... its "bomber" (fisher towers bomber - its different). Maybe its time for another tour up this heap anyway.... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing : Lowe Route (A2)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 30, 2004

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Comments: How is the bivy on top of pitch four? on pitch seven? Ledges or just good anchors to hang a ledge at? Thanks.

C


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Perch : Steppenwolf (5.9)
By: Colin Coulson When: Sep 7, 2004

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Comments: There are decent anchors on top of this one- a cord and a sling from which you can top rope or rap with a 60 meter rope. This anchor is shared with Gobble Up. If rapping be careful to find the center of your rope as a 60 m cord will put your tails about 4 feet of the ground.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Colorado Northeast Ridge (5.8 C2)
By: Colin Coulson When: Aug 31, 2004

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Comments: I heard a rumor that someone replaced some of the fixed mank on this route. Anybody know the details?C


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)
By: Colin Coulson When: May 7, 2004

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Comments: Hey A.Coward,

If you intend to slander me then at least sack up and leave your name and e-mail address. Better yet, email me with your problems instead of spewing your un-informed beliefs about me and my climbing on climbingmoab!On my own behalf: I led plenty of the 'Finger'- including the 2nd and 4th pitches- all clean. That was in fact my first aid climb... ever! I certainly don't have the right to tell another how to climb any route, but I find nothing wrong with passing judgment based e... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)
By: Colin Coulson When: May 3, 2004

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Comments: Great question, Anonymous Coward... In fact, I did. I'd much rather address that topic in a fact-to-face manner than in this forum. However, this seems to be a fine means of promoting clean climbing, especially to people who are headed for the _Finger._ Wouldn't you agree?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)
By: Colin Coulson When: Apr 24, 2004

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Comments: In the last week I have met two parties headed for the Finger with hammer in hand. Why? I know that books published in the last ten years still describe this as a nailing route, but it isn't anymore. It is clear from this route description that this route goes clean; it's great to have s source that is constantly being updated (thanks CM). This route is classic and is fast becoming a _trade route_ (if the Fishers even have any!) and it is crucial that it is protected. It seems tha... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : Intifada (5.10 A5 X)
By: Colin Coulson When: Apr 21, 2004

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Comments: Andy, the comment "that they are just going to fall down anyway" does seem foolhardy. I drew attention to this argument partially due to what Layton Kor said when asked why he was climbing the Titan: "Not because it's there, but because it might not be there much longer." Just FYI.


Location: UT : Zion National Park
By: Colin Coulson When: Apr 21, 2004

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Comments: When do the sunny walls become unclimbable due to sun exposure? Anyone know what CFS makes the river unmanageable (from looking at the gauges on bigwall.com)? I guess I am just wondering when the season ends for the summer. Little help here...C


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : Intifada (5.10 A5 X)
By: Colin Coulson When: Apr 15, 2004

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Comments: Could it be that the land managers previously mentioned are or one day will be right? Is the elimination of climbing in the Fishers the best decision for the towers? The Fishers are possibly THE place for frightening adventure, but it is simply impossible to surmount these towers without leaving your mark. Even on the trade routes there are scars from _clean_ aid. Granted, these towers may only be around for X number more years (Geologists, help me out on this one!) due to their discontinuity... more >>


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