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Location: IA : Indian Bluffs
By: Dan Roberts When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: Could anyone shed some light on the Mother wall? A lot of unmentioned routes there. The route to the left of the arch was fun and would like a bit of info of what else there is to have fun with. Does the crack on Mother Wall go?


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Comic Gallery : Skeletor (5.10a)
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 16, 2011

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Comments: Not a scary route. Good holds to clip off of. Pretty unremarkable climbing. Left of Taz means standing and looking at Taz and finding the next route to your left around the circle.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Flying Buttress : Winged Messenger (5.10c)
By: Dan Roberts When: Jun 8, 2011

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Comments: One of the best climbs at P. Rocks.Definatly no chalk on it, but was not very dirty. Had a lot of fun with it.


Location: IA
By: Dan Roberts When: Jan 1, 2011

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Comments: Yeah some climbing. Most is pretty dirty. Some bouldering near ice cave, the falls, and pulpit rock. Better off driving to Backbone or Lacrosse if you are in the area. Even Mason City claims to have some decent bouldering. Decorah is a mountain bikers haven, but not so much for climbing.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Windy Point : Hollywood on a Buck O' Five (5.9)
By: Dan Roberts When: Nov 20, 2010

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Comments: Really good route. Not the best 5.9 at P Rocks but second to OTC in my opinion. But OTC could go 10-. Great location and a fun route make for a good time. Bit of a heady place after the second bolt, but not that bad. Last three bolts are high quality climbing. Crux seemed low between bolt one and two. Mental crux between 2 and 3. Seek and enjoy.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Windy Point : The Dispossessed (5.10a)
By: Dan Roberts When: Nov 20, 2010

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Comments: One of the most fun climbs at P rocks. Worth the hike. Wouldn't worry about the 3rd bolt runout as there are a lot of good holds up to it.If your good enough to try it it should be pretty easy. Last week the climb seemed very clean and well bolted.If you clip the anchors as soon as you can reach them and calling that the end you have missed out on two more fun moves to finish the climb. ON par with other 10a routes at P Rocks.


Location: IL
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: I am looking for old guide books. Midwest preferably, but I'd be interested in most anything. Kind of a hobby. I like to know the history and true route names of the places I climb.


Location: IA
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: Looking for old guide books. Preferably midwest, but would be interested in pretty much anything. Thanks and see you at the rocks.


Location: IL : Mississippi Palisades
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: A top rope version of Red Wing, Mn. Fun place to climb with great views and exposure. Good footwork refresher after climbing at Pictured Rocks. What is the story with those beautiful cliffs south of the Indian Head? Did I spy bolts?


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Shiprock : Tarzan (5.7)
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 18, 2010

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Comments: Yes Tarzan does go on gear.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Shiprock : Over The Counter (5.9 PG13) : Photo
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 18, 2010

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Comments: Sure that is OTC. I think it is Silk Road (Somn Somn).


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Shiprock : Silk Road (aka Somn Somn) (5.10b)
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 4, 2010

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Comments: First bolt is not that high and is were it should be. Well protected route and not that chossy.


Location: IA : Indian Bluffs : Boneless Chicken Ranch : Between the Sheets (5.11a)
By: Dan Roberts When: Jul 4, 2010

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Comments: Agreed. Don't rate a route until you have cleanly led it.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall : Mild Iowa (5.8)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: This is a 5.8. Very good route that should be on all P-Rock tick lists.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall : Whipper Snapper (5.8)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: One of the harder 8s at P-Rocks. Consistent from start to finish.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall : Jugular (5.8)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: Sticking the last hold for the anchors is the crux. The best hold is not the most obvious. The curving nature of this route makes it hard to TR. Leave a directional in.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Ice Cave Wall : Schoolio (5.9)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 20, 2009

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Comments: If you get off route toward the top it can get very sketchy. Belayer beware of falling rocks. Nice view from the top.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Ice Cave Wall : Angst (5.9)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 20, 2009

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Comments: Direct start goes 10aish. Can be made easier by standing on the ledge to the left. Nice and cool in the summer.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Flying Buttress
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 20, 2009

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Comments: Shiprock stands by itself from the main cliff area. Stay to its right going past Tarzan, Silk road and OTC. Follow a minimal trail up river crossing a small gully. Keep walking for about 200 yards turn left and you should see the cliffs. Work up hill on the north side of the formation for Winged Messenger. Bolts can be a bit hidden, but are there.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Shiprock
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 20, 2009

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Comments: Never fear as the trail gets a bit smaller and smaller the farther up river you go. Just stay between the cliffs and the water and you shall be fine. Very nice belay pad for tarzan to let you know that you are there. Also a large vine running up the side of the rock. Vine is not on. Kind of a landmark of sorts. OTC and Somn Somn are just to the right.


Location: IA : Palisades Kepler State Park
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Climbing has been going on here for many decades. Nice cliffs. I know bouldering is getting bigger up there so if anyone knows get it posted because this area can use some traffic. I have the old guide and will be posting out of that as I get to it.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Collin's wall aka Parking l... : Collin's Crack (5.6 PG13)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Fun crack with a weird tranny into the overhang.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Collin's wall aka Parking l... : Old and Decrepit (5.6)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Great first lead. Stay right at the top to keep it easy or go left and puzzle out the mantle.


Location: IA : Pictured Rocks : Collin's wall aka Parking l... : The Young and the Bold (5.8)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Much more sporting to clip the anchors while hanging from the overhang or in the rain. Oh and don't use the detached rock in the horizantal crack before the overhang. Great intro to 5.8 leading. The link to Collins crack goes 9/10 ish below overhang.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Annadonia Area : Year of the Ankle (5.9)
By: Dan Roberts When: Feb 16, 2009

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Comments: Ankles beware. Must do if you only do the generic wall.


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