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Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Quartz Jester (5.10d X) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 24, 2015

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Comments: Thx, guys!


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Kautz Glacier (WI2-3) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: He may look relaxed. But we felt like beaten dogs as well :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Sunny and Sheer (5.12a R) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 17, 2015

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Comments: Thank you for the kudos, Kurt.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Palisaid (5.13a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 5, 2015

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Comments: I believe the original top-out traverses right to Hidden Treasure along the top edge. Pulling on tufts of grass would be desperate...not that it hasn't been done, I'm sure :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Palisaid (5.13a) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: One could definitely deck from pretty high up when climbing to the bolts. It is not all that difficult but a broken hold could result in injury or worse. Also, blowing the topout means a screamer on small gear. I'd give it "R", especially for an onsight attempt.

Regardless of the exact grade or safety rating -- spectacular route in a beautiful setting. MN's little climbing gem. Definite hats off to Dave.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Y-Crack (aka Old and in the... (5.10c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: Took it from the tower. Luckily it is there. Perfect set up for Y-crack or Rebel Yell. Not as good for Whiskey. Whiskey is difficult to take a cool photo of.

Some people use stilts to get away from the wall. I could never figure that out though. And, if you use wide angle, it must be impossible to not have the stilts within a frame.

Thanks for your comments, guys!


Location: MN : * Ice and Mixed climbs : Stillwater Ice (Stillwater)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: No idea. I may try to drive by on the other side of the river to take a look.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Navajolands : Monument Valley : Totem Pole (5.10 A2) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: Thanks! Taken with the old Canon G2: a whooping 4 Megapixel sensor!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 19, 2014

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Comments: Dave, I set the camera on a tripod. No tracking mount. The stars are little smeared. Tracking mount is tricky because it would keep the stars sharp but smear mountain edges. With the recent advances in sensors, I was thinking that for similar photos one could: 1. shoot long exposure at lower ISO to get the foreground (maybe even light paint), 2. shoot short exposure with high ISO (to get the sky), 3. merge the two in Photoshop.


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Annadonia Area : Femme Fatale (5.12c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: For true nature of that "tumor", check out the pic I just added :)


Location: MN
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: @ John McB

I have asked around and found out people used to do some bouldering there. The best they found was up on top of the hill. Reportedly, there was a fairly long but low wall of not to awful quality to do some traverse work on. On the far left end there were a few top out problems that were fun. One continuing problem was that the place was also a partying destination for local kids and there have been issues with throwing glass bottles against the cliff face. So, if that still contin... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Banning is super bad for mosquitoes. But it's somewhat of an anomaly because of the pond, which breeds all sorts of insects and it is near the cliffs.

Palisade is not nearly as bad, but the black flies will chew your ankles. Bring bug spray. Mosquitoes come out mostly in the evening. And then it gets nasty as well.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Kautz Glacier (WI2-3) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: One of my favorites. Cool adventure. Just enough challenge without a dread.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: I just saw your and Remo's posts under the original The good, the bad, and the jacked (dang, how about "GBJ" for short?). I was not aware there were two distinct exits. The way I understood the route was with the thin left crack exit and I always felt the 5.12a rating for GBJ was a classic sandbag. Dave Groth's original grade was 12c, if I am not mistaken.

Kudos for adding the direct start and linking both! Tough lead indeed!


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Benjamin! Epic route indeed. As much pain as it was then, I now miss that place. Weird.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Jessica,you can also try Sandstone . Roughly 1 hour drive south of Duluth along I-35 (so same distance as Palisade). The area has quite a few bolted routes equipped with anchors and the access to the top is easy (trail).


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Y-Crack (aka Old and in the... (5.10c) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Hey Sean, 'inspiring' is the best compliment one could ever wish for their climbing pics. Thanks, man! Good luck on the 'Y-crack'. And try 'Straight no Chaser' to the right. Not as hard as it looks!


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 7, 2014

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Comments: Thank you, Dave! I certainly miss that place.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : ... : Kitty Hawk (WI5)
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: Hey RKM, thanks for the kind words! Beautiful climb for sure. I actually kinda liked not having many people there (none when we climbed it). Adds to the serene feeling of being in the middle of nowhere on unreal ice.


Location: MN : * Ice and Mixed climbs : Robinson State Park (Sandst... : Stage Wall : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: It's me. Thank you for taking the pic, Pete!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Organized Crime (5.10- PG13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Chris -- dang, I had no idea Laptad-Prince route even existed ! In that case, I stand corrected and agree with D Foster. The bolts on Organized Crime are temptingly close to Quartz Jester. We didn't clip them either but one could traverse few feet further and use them. Now I have to tell my buddies they climbed 5.9 instead of 5.10, ha!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Organized Crime (5.10- PG13)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: We did both routes, Quartz Jester and Organized Crime, last weekend and I think Organized Crime does not intersect Quartz Jester. Organized Crime starts from the gully to the left of the crack of Quartz Jester (the description is little poor in describing this) and ascents the other side of King Pin (see picture of Dave Rone on the climb). That said, we did notice two bolts on the right of the finish slab of Quartz Jester (and they are close to the route). I have no idea what route the... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Perverted Inspiration (5.10c R)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Nope, no OS-lead in our case. We TR'd it first. Serious respect to whoever onsights this on lead. Ground is pretty close on this one.


Location: MN : Sandstone : Robinson Park : Sigma Wall : Nakoma (formerly The Niche) (5.13b)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: Awesome job, Tyler!


Location: MN : Sandstone : Robinson Park : Diagonals Wall : 03) Ramp Of Death (5.9+ R)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Eldon and Shawn -- thanks for your comments and the warning. I will forward this to Mike and see if he can comment.


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