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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): tomhiggins.net/index.php?optio...


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).


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: George Bell When: Feb 14, 2012

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Comments: Alex, mid-March is still winter in Wyoming so likely ideal for ice climbing in Ten Sleep.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 3, 2012

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Comments: You can see her shoes hanging off her harness, right under the tape on her right wrist. That purple sling is rather colorful as well!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : Third Flatiron : East Face (Standard) (5.4)
By: George Bell When: Jan 17, 2012

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Comments: Patrick, the standard descent is three raps with a 50m (or longer) rope off the back side (facing west). Follow the chains, the first rap is only about 15m. Be careful to move to the northmost station for the third rappel, or a 50m or 60m rope won't reach. There are 2 fat bolts plus chains for each rappel (don't rappel off a single eye bolt, this is the long 40m rap off the last ledge).

You cannot (easily) rap back down the east face.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2)
By: George Bell When: Dec 7, 2011

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Comments: Big bivy ledge after pitch 6. It would be great to sleep on the Titan, and hauling probably isn't bad as the first 3 pitches are so steep. I remember a story in Ascent or maybe Nat Geo about the midnight attack of some "Cone-nosed kissing bugs", I think it was on that ledge. Probably gone by now!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs : Bad Moon Arising (5.7 R)
By: George Bell When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: Yeah CCR!
I see the bad moon arising. / I see trouble on the way. / I see earthquakes and lightnin'. / I see bad times today.
Don't go around tonight,/ Well, it's bound to take your life, / There's a bad moon on the rise.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Y2K (5.10a)
By: George Bell When: Nov 9, 2011

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Comments: How did Swain know to traverse right? My guess is, he inspected the route with binocs before beginning his ascent. Probably he also used high res photos of the cliff to assist in drawing the topos in his RR guidebook, that is a great way to get all the cracks in the right place. Hint, hint, to all you aspiring guidebook authors.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Photo
By: George Bell When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: Gotta be from NW of the Fishers ... I'd guess from the river road (128).


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Jasper National Park
By: George Bell When: Oct 29, 2011

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/mount-ro...

Mt. Robson is not in Jasper NP ...


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Front Porch : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 25, 2011

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Comments: Whoa! A line for the Front Porch! There's something seriously weird about that tree in the foreground, too.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : BC's Canadian Rockies : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: Gorgeous!


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+)
By: George Bell When: Oct 21, 2011

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Comments: Has anyone ever done the last pitch without using any of the pockets? This is a good challenge for bored climbers who think it is too easy using the pockets.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Skunk Canyon : ... : Burger Madness (5.10b)
By: George Bell When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: PI is super-thick this year up Skunk Canyon. I don't think I've ever seen it so healthy.


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