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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!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Fairest of All (5.10c R)
By: George Bell When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: FA Report (AAJ): www.tomhiggins.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id>>>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Fairest of All (5.10c R)
By: George Bell When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: I've climbed this route but remember little about it, except for some scary runouts. Thanks for adding it!

FA: 1973 Tom Higgins, Bob Kamps, Mike Irwin


Location: CO : Significant and Joyous Mom...
By: George Bell When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Where? Is this at Neptune's?


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Lower Exum Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Sep 20, 2012

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Comments: Interesting! I guess there are two ways to do that 4th pitch. We definitely went up the crack around the corner.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : ... : South Face/Schwartz Ledges (Easy 5th AI2-3 Steep Snow X)
By: George Bell When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: The Ralph Forster Hut was taken in by chopper from another location, I believe. A friend received quite a shock when he saw the hut, because he had already slept in it when it was on a different mountain. He said it was a bizarre feeling to see the same hut in a completely different location! Or maybe it was just the drugs!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : Uncompahgre/Big Blue Wilder... : Dunsinane Mountain : Photo
By: George Bell When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: I think Turret Ridge is one of the most difficult peaks in Colorado, by it's easiest route....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : San Juans : Uncompahgre/Big Blue Wilder... : Chimney Rock : South Chimney (5.7 R)
By: George Bell When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: I've always wanted to do this route. During the FA in 1934, the second went on the wrong side of the chockstone, a "curious booboo"! The two climbers didn't realize the problem until they were both past the chockstone, when they noticed the rope going down from both climbers. They had to either untie and pull the rope up, or downclimb and redo the pitch. Apparently they chose the second option [Feb. 1935 T&T].


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Dream of Wild Turkeys (5.10a) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jul 21, 2012

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Comments: Perhaps it is the sign that sucks.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: ... looks like the E Face of Monitor?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mt. Conness : North Ridge (Easy 5th) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Jun 6, 2012

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Comments: In a few years you will just sign the electronic register on your smart phone (it will verify with the GPS that you are on the summit). We will all wish for the good old days when there were actual paper registers full of autobiographies.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Bugaboo Corner (5.9 C1)
By: George Bell When: May 29, 2012

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Comments: I climbed it to the top of the namesake wide crack in the 80's, but we then rapped off since we had been to the N summit the day before. Does it really traverse left to the NE face as shown in the photo? I don't remember that. I thought maybe straight up the ridge?


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : Mt. Huntington : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: May 12, 2012

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Comments: It's not an ideal spot for a tent, I agree. But not that dangerous. For one thing there is no big snowfield or icefall above here. If it snows the worst that would come down are spindrift avalanches, usually no big deal. Rockfall is likely the biggest hazard, but Huntington is made from stellar granite so there isn't a whole lot of that. But certainly rockfall could happen.

What bothers me is ... what the heck is in the upper left of the photo? Looks really weird for a bergschrund.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Pervertical Sanctuary (5.11a)
By: George Bell When: May 1, 2012

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Comments: Shane, many Diamond routes are normally climbable (dry) by late June. This year is so dry, it may well be possible by the end of this month (May).


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