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Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon
By: George Bell When: Apr 16, 2009

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Comments: Negative. Tensleep good for ten sleeps only! Duh! ;-)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : East Face
By: George Bell When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: How long is the approach to this crag? The Handren guide I think says 30 minutes. Is that accurate?

Do you start from the same place as for climbs on Windy Peak (S Face)?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Apache Peak : Northwest Face (5.7 WI3 M4+ Mod. Snow) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Apr 10, 2009

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Comments: Or he could be downclimbing ... I think the leader took this.


Location: NV : Red Rock
By: George Bell When: Apr 9, 2009

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Comments: I recently picked up a copy of the new Jerry Handren guide and it is excellent! My biggest complaint is the text size - it is incredibly small. I would estimate 8pt font. I think Red Rocks is getting too large for a single guidebook. The climbing naturally splits between trad and sport, and it makes sense now to have a separate guide for each. I'm sure all the sport climbers have little interest in the extra pages devoted to all the new 5.8 trad routes, and similarly us trad climbers have l... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Night Moves (5.7)
By: George Bell When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: The mantle move is kind of tricky. The yellow Alien is nice here for peace of mind.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Trick or Treat (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: The crux feels more like a gym route. Other than that section, it's easier than 5.8. The crack section is very easy.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Group Therapy (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: Crux was near the top, I thought.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Dan's Line (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: Nice rock and reasonably sustained. We climbed the two neighboring routes and thought this one was the best.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : It's Time For Change (5.8)
By: George Bell When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: Fun route with some wild moves! Let's hope the crux block doesn't feel it's time for change. There are several loose appearing blocks near the crux but upon closer inspection they seem solidly wedged.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Bihedral Area : The Bihedral (Upper Tier) : Diamonds and Rust (5.9)
By: George Bell When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: Fun route, most of it is easier than 5.9. Use caution when lowering, as it is a bit of a diagonal line, and you can swing all the way over the Heterohedral.

There is a new route right of this line which goes over the Heterohedral roof.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall
By: George Bell When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: This wall faces NNW and is generally shady in the morning. It does get some sun in the afternoon when the sun is high enough (in the summer). For example, 1-4 PM in late April, and likely even more in July.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Outer Limits (5.10c) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Mar 11, 2009

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Comments: The easy way to Photoshop it would be to remove the original sky and replace with the sunset from another photo. I agree, the lighting does seem unnatural. It's a low-light photo, though, hard to say if it is a merged shot or not.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall
By: George Bell When: Mar 11, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for the fast approach beta, Anthony! Is this also the fastest way down (i.e. can it be downclimbed quickly)? If so, it would speed up the Black Orpheus descent, etc.

Also, can one get further up canyon from the base of the Eagle Wall? If so, this would also speed up the approach for Coltrane and Catwalk.


Location: CO : Denver South : Castlewood Canyon SP : Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo... : Little Devil (V11 X)
By: George Bell When: Mar 5, 2009

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Comments: You have to start lying down. Sitting starts reduce the grade considerably.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron : East Face Gully (5.3)
By: George Bell When: Mar 1, 2009

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Comments: I think it's harder than 5.2 if you traverse left before reaching the ridge and follow the North Ridge to the top. Maybe 5.4!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: Why the heck is he climbing in his socks, carrying his shoes, and dragging the entire rope??! I think it's funny that the fancy magnification of his feet was taken from a different photo. This dude is obviously a rank beginner. ;-)


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge : Black Lake - West Gully (WI4) : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: T'was always snowing back then, too, and nobody wore goggles.

Stubai solid ice screws? Wasn't this called an ice piton? Good thing this is all in the Smithsonian, or the AAC climbing museum in Golden!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : ... : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 18, 2009

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Comments: Cool pic! Isn't that the Saber to the right of the Sharkstooth, rather than the Petit? I don't think the Petit is visible in this photo ....


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park
By: George Bell When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: I've only climbed in Rifle in January. Then again, I mean ice climbing. There is some pretty good ice climbing during mid-winter. What is its elevation? This can help in estimating how warm it is going to be in March. I'd guess 6-7000 ft?


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : The Schoolyard
By: George Bell When: Feb 11, 2009

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Comments: An hour is a long way to walk to school. Probably uphill both ways, too.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : Distant Dancer Pinnacle : Photo
By: George Bell When: Feb 6, 2009

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Comments: Looks like there is something seriously wrong with his back, but it is just the shadow of the rope! Great pic.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Flatirons : East Face Gully aka Silk Ro... (WI3 M5 R)
By: George Bell When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: In the summer this is the route East Face Gully.


Location: CO : The American Alpine Club's ...
By: George Bell When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Also read the excellent Article in December's Outside about Greg's recent trips to Afghanistan.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Astro Turkey (5.11b)
By: George Bell When: Jan 28, 2009

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Comments: Good point! These don't come up if you do a search for "astro", 'cause they're one word I guess.


Location: CO : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Sunshine Wall : Astro Turkey (5.11b)
By: George Bell When: Jan 27, 2009

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Comments: All presumably inspired by Yosemite's Astroman: Astro Dog (Black Canyon), Astro Monkey (Smith Rocks), Astro Lad (Moab), Astro Bunny (Colorado Nat Mon), Astro Elephant (Elephant's Perch, ID) and Astro Turkey!


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