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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Knife Point : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: I'd start with the AAJ (American Alpine Journal). Now available online!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: Weird how the rock doesn't seem very red, it almost looks like limestone!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : What's Mine Is Yours (5.9)
By: George Bell When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Wow! Sounds like a superhero move, Leo!

Rockfall's greatest foe .... SuperPaik!!


Location: UT : Capitol Reef National Park
By: George Bell When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: Anybody climbed in Cathedral Valley? Looks spectacular but the rock maybe not so good. But better than the Fisher Towers?

terragalleria.com/parks/np-ima...


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Humphreys
By: George Bell When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: No boy scout troops adding inane comments to this summit register, that's for sure! ;-)


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: Behind you: Mt. Larrabee, American Border Peak and on the horizon, Mt. Baker. What a great day!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: I now agree with Dru, it is Mt. Blum and Glacier Peak. American Border Pk. is off to the right. Cool to fly around this area in Google Earth!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : North Face Standard (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Apr 12, 2013

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Comments: On March 31, 2013, the North Face was skied by Greg Collins and Brendan O'Neill. Congrats, guys! Amazing feat! I'm glad to hear they did have to do some rappels.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Nadia's Nine (5.9)
By: George Bell When: Apr 12, 2013

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Comments: "Nadia's Ten" seems more appropriate, since that was her score. @John, it seems that Joe did rate the route 5.9, or else what is the nine in the route name for? Or is Joe's original name of the route just "Nadia's"?


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Lighthouse Tower : Poseidon Adventure (5.10 R)
By: George Bell When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Kirk, haven't you seen the movie? I'm not sure I would choose this route to launch my journey with a wife! ;-)

Of course, "Lonely Vigil" or "Iron Maiden" don't sound any better.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: American Border Peak, I think. The volcano behind to the left must be Mt. Baker. [Strike two! See below.]


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Photo
By: George Bell When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: It depends. It is rare that the weather on top of a mountain is clearer (or better) than down low. When it does happen (I've experienced this most often on a Pacific NW volcano) it often indicates the weather is pretty good in general and there is only some low level drizzle or fog. In that case you can either stay on top and enjoy the view, or descend into the fog, no rush.

During stormy weather, a sudden clearing may also occur when you are on top of any peak. Often this is not a cause fo... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 22, 2013

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Comments: I think I camped near here in the winter. It was a lot different looking! Snowed like mad for days ...


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Cool! But this photo is upside down!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : South Face (5.8 R)
By: George Bell When: Feb 6, 2013

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Comments: The actual start is considerably right of the first pitch belay slings. It follows a ramp up and left, following the line of least resistance (5.5).

Eye Of the Storm heads up from this first belay, although it has no bolts on it. I only remember seeing bail slings above and left of the first belay from people who were lost. Perhaps you saw these slings and assumed they were attached to bolts?


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: 60 lbs in 6 days! Wow! The "Robson Diet" should be marketed!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: Awesome! What is on the next page, I wonder? I have not seen this.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : ... : Emperor Ridge (5.7 AI3 Steep Snow)
By: George Bell When: Jan 31, 2013

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Comments: As I recall, High Above the Canadian Rockies: Spectacular Aerial Photography has some amazing aerial shots of the Emperor Ridge. The author is Russ Heinl.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
By: George Bell When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: Yep, I've combined the raps successfully a few times, but the next time the rope got stuck. Now I never combine them. You may have better luck, but they will probably get stuck just when it is getting dark and raining.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Note: the "very large pine tree" is visible in this photo at the end of the ramp the climber is following. It is above and right of the climber.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron
By: George Bell When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: Also, although it is possible to combine the first two raps with one 60m rope, this is a bad idea. The reason is that when pulling your rope it will often get hung up in the boulders at the bottom of the first rappel. Better to do the two short rappels.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument
By: George Bell When: Jan 10, 2013

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Comments: Pinnacles is now a National Park, according to today's news stories . Congratulations, Pinnacles!

How come "Twinkle Toes Traverse" isn't in here? It's a classic! Or is it in here under some other name? I'd add it myself, except I don't remember much having done it so long ago.


Location: George Bell : Random pix : Photo
By: George Bell When: Dec 31, 2012

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Comments: Thanks, guys! I am Hip Resurfaced and doing great, 5 years post-op! No more ice climbing for me, though. Too dangerous!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : Deviate (5.10a)
By: George Bell When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: This was the first climb I ever led. A very poor choice! I had to aid past the crux bolt.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 9, 2012

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Comments: But they always look so cute in the photos!


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