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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Photo from up-valley showing the upper half of the...

Photo from up-valley showing the upper half of the route. More detailed photos available @ garysadventureblog.blogspot.co...

ID : The Sawtooth Range : ... : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)

May 18, 2015

Hand line crossing farther upstream. June 2014.

Hand line crossing farther upstream. June 2014.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

Washed out crossing. June 2014.

Washed out crossing. June 2014.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

View of Mountaineer's Route from farther up the va...

View of Mountaineer's Route from farther up the valley.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch

May 18, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: As of June 2014, the normal crossing had washed out. A hand line was in place a few minutes upstream. See "area" photos for more detail. As of mid-June 2015, the log bridge was in place across the creek and the approach was nearly snow-free.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Gary Owen When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: As of mid-June 2015, EP is clean and clear. A solid log bridge is in place across the creek and the approach is nearly snow free. There were still some snow patches on the backside, making for a longer traverse to get to the gully.


Location: TN : Foster Falls
By: Gary Owen When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Warning! The beefy anchors above the first pitch of Story of My Life in Jimmywood were missing as of 9/8/12.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Jimmywood : Wet Willie (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Aug 19, 2012

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Comments: Recently bolted to the cliff top. Still a bit dirty but fun nonetheless. 13 bolts total?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Sanscrit (5.8)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 2, 2012

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Comments: IMO, extremely disappointing. Jamming the bottom is awkward and tough. The roof is fun. The top is dirty. As for the "Great for the aspiring leader" comment in the DCA, I'd direct aspiring leaders to Prereq or Passages and even some 9s before Sanscrit. I won't repeat.

[Edit:] I did repeat this recently, and was pleasantly surprised. While still not as high quality as the other classic corners (and with its awkwardness and trickiness), it does have some pretty cool moves and variety. Not a good ... more >>


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : South Clear Creek : Image Wall : Shadowhawk (5.9)
By: Gary Owen When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: Harsh...I enjoyed it and didn't have any issues with bolting or drag.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Rushmore, Black Hills, and Spearfish Beta WantedWyoming, Montana, DakotasGary OwenJul 27, 2015
re: SCC Community ForumSouthern StatesGary OwenJun 9, 2015
re: Elephant Perch Climbing And ConditionsNorthern Utah & IdahoGary OwenMay 22, 2015
re: Memphis-area cragSouthern StatesGary OwenDec 16, 2012
Missing Anchors in JimmywoodSouthern StatesGary OwenSep 10, 2012
re: T-WallSouthern StatesGary OwenMar 9, 2012
re: A Couple of Jackson Falls Questions..MidwestGary OwenMar 7, 2012

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Pear Buttress 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area

In Pursuit of Excellence 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Cake Walk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Golden Locks 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Pale Face 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Balcony

Double Feature 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : The Balcony

Dyn-O-Mite 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Great Arch, The

Black Powder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Great Arch, The

Durrance 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Lander Turkey Shoot 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

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

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Air Ride Equipped 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Solarium

Calypso I 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall

Crackattack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

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

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Points O' Contact 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Christine 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Stephen King Library

Shadowhawk 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Image Wall

Violator, The 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

TN : Obed & Clear Creek : ... : Image Wall

Bedtime for Bonzo 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall

Hey There Fancy Pants 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

Hidden Assets 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Precious Orr 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Open Sesame 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

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