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Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Thx guys! John, just remember that stealing the camera means you'll have to haul that beast.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Jay, this was shot from across the Lake, from under the Birthday Rocks.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Burt. This is taken with Singh-Ray Gold-n-Blue polarizer filter and I have yet to figure out how to use this thing right. It confuses the heck out of the white balance on my camera.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Oct 14, 2009

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Comments: You're supposed to have shoes for this kinda work. Otherwise, you can tweak your big toe cranking on these crimps.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Sep 23, 2009

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Comments: Uhmm...ok, gentlemen, I see you promote the more manly, testosterone loaded colors, such as yellow
...or purple ... not that there's anything wrong with that :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Poseidon Adventure (5.11d PG13) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, I'm glad they showed up :)


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Poseidon Adventure (5.11d PG13) : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: Thanks much, Burt!


Location: Niccole : Monkey Traverse : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Sep 2, 2009

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Comments: Damn, this must be one good looking boulder problem...


Location: Chris treggE : Random : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 10, 2009

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Comments: He's like a child when it comes to booze :)


Location: Chris treggE : Random : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 10, 2009

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Comments: You're holding Luke's beer for him?


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 7, 2009

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Comments: Hey ChugachMan, we walked past Liberty on the way to Ptarmigan Ridge (we backed off from it). To us Liberty looked like a heap of ash, all the way to Thumb Rock, and to us it was completely out. But some guys did it the week before we were there (see other pics under Liberty). Go figure.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Maranatha Area : Agent Orange (5.12a)
By: Kris Gorny When: Aug 3, 2009

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Comments: Thank you for your contributions guys. Following the above posts I updated the rating and removed 'PG13'. Did it 10 years ago and at first attempt I pulled out a TCU and almost decked--hence my impression. I agree that the "zip it up" kinda contradicts "PG-13". I also appreciate your advice, Ben, but I'll continue to climb at the bridge when I'm in the area :)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jul 27, 2009

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Comments: Thanks much, guys! We got soaked at the bottom of the cliff, climbed out in the rain, and then it immediately stopped, but the rainbow came out.

Paul, I shot this with Pentax K20D with the ultrawide Sigma 10-20mm lens and a polarizer filter. For the exposure I spot-metered the sky just above the horizon. I like this lens but it can be a bit soft (Sigma is coming out with a better version). For sharper pics I take Pentax DA* 16-50mm. I also have a Canon G10 when going to the mountains.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Black and Tan (5.10a)
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 15, 2009

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Comments: Hey Ryan, Rick Thompson's guidebook lists this route in the downstream Central Endless area -- I followed his designation. I just looked over the way areas are listed at MP and it is indeed different than in Thompson's guidebook. I'll contact the Administrator to move this to the appropriate location. Thanks for pointing this out.


Location: peepeedance : climbing or related : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Jun 7, 2009

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Comments: Good Lord!... I'm quitting the sport.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake
By: Kris Gorny When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Doug, I stand corrected :) Thanks for the last remark although we were inspired by conversations with Dave Groth, ascents of Jason Huston, and videos of Dave Macleod. So the credit goes to these guys.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake
By: Kris Gorny When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: An interesting quote regarding climbing ethics at Devils Lake. Here's the exact paragraph (emphases by the authors):

"Remember that all the climbs except a very few have been lead...and that top-roping is not considered the legitimate form of climbing at the Lake. The easy access by trail to the top of the bluffs and short climbs is an excuse for practice, but not for competence"

"Climbers and Hikers Guide to Devils Lake" by David Smith and Roger Zimmerman, Wi... more >>


Location: Kris Gorny : Ourey 2009 : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Yeah, well, I don't think there's a place that would support my self-promotion efforts with an ego-matching poster version... fortunately :)


Location: International : North America : Canada : Ontario : Orient Bay (Ice) : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 20, 2009

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Comments: George, I pulled the ropes so that they were out of the wide angle (10mm) pic. Thanks for the comment!


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Air Spire : Return of the Chucklehead's (5.9)
By: Kris Gorny When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: John, there's a pair of bolts with slings on the obvious ledge at the end of pitch 1 and on top of the Air Spire.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Fire Spire : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 5, 2009

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Comments: It is kinda idyllic right now. The skeeters are not out yet (only few) and it is not humid. The spring and the fall are the best season at Petenwell. Last year it was almost impossible to climb in mid summer because of mosquitoes.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Fire Spire : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: Thanks, Burt! Really enjoyable route with awesome moves and position. Paul and Sandy Wagener talked us into doing it. Spring and fall are apparently the best to do it 'cause in the summer it gets very moist. I'd give it 4 stars if it wasn't for the dirty start and brittle flakes. Feels like climbing a "real" pitch somewhere out West.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Susan!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Definitely not many lead onsights of SOGC. I'm aware of only Pete Cleveland's OS and, since yesterday, of Chris's and his buddy's. (Paul Wagener or Dave Groth would be a good source)

I was there too to see them OS this. Very impressive leads indeed. Great to see this kind of activity at the Lake.


Location: Kris Gorny : Mount Baker, 2008 : Photo
By: Kris Gorny When: Mar 27, 2009

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Comments: At 2 pounds 11 ounces this compact 4-season tent from Black Diamond (it's a lightweight twin to the I-Tent) is hard to beat in terms of weight. Be aware of its limitations though. The Featherlite poles flex quite a bit in the wind and the tent's Epic fabric is merely water-resistant so in the downpour the water drops seep directly through the walls.


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