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Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Contraceptive Cracks (5.10 A3-)
By: Ken Trout When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Only Mark and I went to the top? Uh-oh! We should go back, trade leads, all top out, and then bag another new route. July, 2014, is good for me.

Thanks for helping with my sketchy memory, Paul (or Glen?).


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Moffatt Tunnel : North-facing Wall : Unknown Moffat Ice (WI3-4)
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments:
Moffat Tunnel Pillar, <br />12/27/2013.
Moffat Tunnel Pillar,
12/27/2013.

The approach has changed. First hike up the main trail until past the fence. Then take the obvious left.


Location: International : Africa : Kenya : Sangalo Rocks : Kidogo Kidogo (5.10a PG13)
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments:
Nice Shade!
Nice Shade!

The crux was slightly wide hands.
The crux was slightly wide hands.

Inside the hand-jamming section was biggest bat I've ever seen on a climb. After I asked nicely, the bat shuffled back a bit to make room for my hands (no hanging!).
Lowering back into shade after drilling in the Equatorial sun.
Lowering back into shade after drilling in the Equatorial sun.

Be warned; I forgot a wrench and lowered off loose bolts.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo : ... : Photo
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: This single bolt-in-a-block belay is at the top of Spigalo Giallo, not quite at the rappels. In the comments, farkas.time give a good descrition of the Piccolissimo to Cima Piccola traverse.

That bolt she's tied into is the first useable bolt on the route. I counted four chopped bolts on Spigalo Giallo. One was an attempt to back up the funky belay pins for the wildly exposed ledge below the crux. We just pretended it was 1933 and climbed like Comici; no lead falls or slack "gym... more >>


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo : Cima Piccola South Arete ... (5.9+)
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments:
Caravans from the upper entrance to Rifugio Auronzo.
Caravans from the upper entrance to Rifugio Auronzo.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Rifugio Auronzo starts @ 22 Euros per person (2013/dorm/no pension). Showers are 5 Euros. Check at the toll booth for the cost of caravan camping. Cost-cutting rental car/tent bivouacs may be possible too. The parking lot had restrooms, but they are closed at night. The hut has a bar.

APPROACH TO SPIGALO GIALLO (Yellow Edge)
Photo by Ron Olson <br />mountainproject contributor
Photo by Ron Olson
mountainproject contributor

DESCENT NOTES
We made about ten rappels to the Cima Piccola-Cima Grande col using a single 70 meter... more >>


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: I found this map at a gas station along the freeway in Austria (www.freytagberndt.com).
Road-map to Tre Cima/Drei Zinnen
Road-map to Tre Cima/Drei Zinnen

Morning @ Rifugio Auronzo.  <br />View of Toll Road to Misurina.
Morning @ Rifugio Auronzo.
View of Toll Road to Misurina.



Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : Torre Grande West Summit
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments:
Torre Grande West Summit
Torre Grande West Summit



Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : South Face (Via Miriam) (5.8)
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: We went for the summit- loose, runout, easy, and we got down with a single 70 meter rope.
Cima Ovest/Torre Grande Descent
Cima Ovest/Torre Grande Descent



Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Ken Trout When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: I fixed the photo, but the oblique perspective is less than perfect. It helped to see the photo you posted. Thank you JT!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Ken Trout When: Nov 29, 2013

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Comments: Thank you JT Croston!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak
By: Ken Trout When: Nov 21, 2013

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Comments: NORTH SIX-SHOOTER ROUTE TOPO
South Side <br />by Ken Trout, 1987
South Side
by Ken Trout, 1987

CORRAL POCKET APPROACH MAP
contour interval 40 feet
contour interval 40 feet

-Red box marks Creek Pasture climber's camp.
-Red dots mark 1.8 mile dirt road to parking.
-Look for unlocked gate from highway.
-Pencil marks steep hiking (1,000ft gain).
-Shortest way to all routes.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Brush Turkey (5.12a)
By: Ken Trout When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: FA: Harvey Miller and Bob Robertson, late 1980s.


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : Obscure Buffalo Creek Rocks : deGaulle's Nose free route (5.11d)
By: Ken Trout When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: We should have added a summit anchor. Sorry!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Security Risk Massif : Upper Security Risk : Plan B (5.12b)
By: Ken Trout When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: A few days ago, a new climbing friend was questioning me about the name of this route. I thought to check and see if Richard had covered it and found not. After all, who would know the story behind the name of Plan B? Most names have no story at all.

Actually, my friend had been out climbing with Mark Rolofson a lot and was more like: "So Ken, is it Plan B because you couldn't do it and went elsewhere?"

No! It was Mark and Henry's Plan B. Plan A was to sneak into the Flatirons and try ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs
By: Ken Trout When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: Kevin's comment had me a bit worried and so some research was done. I found a very accurate map published by Denver Parks and Recreation. Lincoln Lake is colored as Forest Service land. Whew!

Here is a link to the Denver Parks map: www.denvergov.org/Portals/747/documents/parks/DenverParkMap_>>>

I would agree with Kevin's interpretation of the wilderness boundary as shown on maps; most of the slabs appear to be outside the wilderness and within the Mt Evans Road bu... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End : Excellent Smithers (5.10a)
By: Ken Trout When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments:
Photo by MP contributor Ethan Davis
Photo by MP contributor Ethan Davis


Excellent Smithers is not really a sport route. Bring gear up to 3 inches, especially small cams for the third pitch. Two 60m ropes are needed to rappel.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The route starts just a bit left of where Medlicott's east side trail meets the wall.

Pitch One (5.7, 25m): Climb the obvious, knobby, hand crack. Move left on face holds to the belay bolts and nice ledge.

Pitch Two (5.10a, 15m): Face climb past 6 bolts. Bolt belay on a foothold.

Pitch Three (5.10a,... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: Ken Trout When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: There is a new rappel route put in May, 2013. 12 bolted stations, set up for a single 60m rope, located climbers left of the East Buttress. Scroll down a bit to find Clint Cummins' excellent photo.

www.supertopo.com/rock-climbing/route_beta.php?r=yomceast


Location: CA : Shasta Cascade : Pigeon Cliff
By: Ken Trout When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: On the road from Susanville to Mt Shasta, just above town.



Location: OR : Greensprings
By: Ken Trout When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: I don't mean to be rude or unkind, but the rock at Greensprings is neither granite nor glacially polished. Orton's guide describes it as columnar basalt. I would agree that it is extrusive, but not basalt. The rock is very light colored for basalt, closer to rhyolite.

And, I agree with Joshua's main point; that there are a few cracks at Greensprings that provide some of Ashland's best training for slippery Yosemite cracks.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Streaked Wall : Tale of the Scorpion (5.10a A3+)
By: Ken Trout When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: Ed Fogels and I made the first attempt on this route, October 1980. We had Forrest hammocks, 10 rurps, 40 bolts from the hardware store in St. George, and two bat hooks (made for us by a very old and generous man in town).

The rangers told us a rescue would be impossible and watched us with telescopes every day as we hauled water up to Rubicon ledge. The first bolt on the Streaked Wall broke easily as I wrenched it down. Unable to trust our anchors we ended our attempt after one pitch off Rub... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Valhalla Mountains
By: Ken Trout When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: British Columbia's Mount Asgard probably has no other official name. I'd call it the coolest place I can get to in my car!




Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Glenwood Canyon : Fountain Buttress : North Face : Sucking Wind (5.10c)
By: Ken Trout When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: I did the first ascent of this route solo, with some aid, a month before it was freed. Had to clean off a lot of fresh snow, but at least the river was frozen and easy to cross.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Lincoln Lake Slabs
By: Ken Trout When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: They are the same. I've had trouble convincing people that Jabba/Under Colorado's Cloudy Skies is worthy. So I was super psyched to see Jason Kaplan's post, even though we had previously named and free-climbed the crack. I know he's a believer! But, I couldn't bring myself to abandon my old and previously published nomenclature. I like having both versions.

(Aiding on Jabba is certainly recommendable wall training!)




Location: International : Africa : Kenya : Sangalo Rocks
By: Ken Trout When: Mar 3, 2013

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Comments:
Parking at the local well.
Parking at the local well.

We went to Kisumu to visit our daughter, Samantha; not to climb. Without Ian McHenry's posting of Kidogo-Kidogo on Mountain Project I would not have brought a full rack and bolt kit to the Lake Victoria region.

Ian, thank you for the excellent beta!

PS, Knees, elbows, back, and chest too shredded for the crack around back!


Location: CO : Bill Forrest Passes Away
By: Ken Trout When: Dec 28, 2012

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Comments: John, I miss my Forrest wall gear too!

I was raised on Bill Forrest's rock climbing equipment. Later, I got to know Bill Forrest because he hired me to work in his shop. The lasting innovations that sprang from the humble workrooms of Forrest Mountaineering will always be a part our sport.

It was Bob Culp who introduced me to the beautifully simple Forrest Leg Loops; made to go with our Yosemite style swamis. An inexpensive item that solved the problem of asphyxiation;... more >>


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