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Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff Southeast : ... : The Flatiron (V4)
By: Leo Hski When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: I met John Gill about 1985-ish at a climbing film festival in the UK- Buxton? Anyway over beers with John and Ken Wilson I had the temerity to ask about the rumored chipping. John, class act, was very straightforward about it- he remembered trying to clean a loose flake in the crack which busted out. So chipped, yes, deliberate, kinda, kinda not.

Chipped or not it's still a classic problem put up by a legend.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Simple Suff (5.10a/b)
By: Leo Hski When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: "Suffering"


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Lake District : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Lord I miss The Lake District!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Gill's Buttress : Gill's Nose (5.11c) : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: Isn't the lower guy Tommy D?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Dec 1, 2013

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Comments: Love the sandbag grades!


Location: Alicia Sokolowski : Random : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Sep 19, 2013

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Comments: Video was submitted as evidence in the lawsuit against the cradle manufacturer, the belay device manufacturer, the doctor who delivered the baby, and the landowner.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : The Bastard Chimney (5.8)
By: Leo Hski When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: As for the FA- assume this was a CMC or Stettners trophy. No self-respecting DLFA-er would have climbed this. Well maybe with the exception of Pigs In Space now that I think about it.


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: Rich named this after the Warren Zevon song of which he was very fond- I remember him playing that over and over as we drove west one fall on our way to Arapiles. A multi-thousand mile medley of Warren Zevon, Green on Red, and fIREHOSE cassettes playing in his Toyota track.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Chequers Buttress (5.10a)
By: Leo Hski When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: E1 5b back in the day FWIW. We spent a very warm 1982 Spring Bank Holiday weekend at Froggatt- climbing all day, pints in the Chequers, and then sleeping out right below the crag. Great memories!


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : The Knock (5.11d R)
By: Leo Hski When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: Looks more dangerous for the spotter!


Location: bob bickford : friends and family : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Dec 13, 2011

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Comments: Where is this? Stone looks like Arapiles.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Air Spire : Return of the Chucklehead's (5.9)
By: Leo Hski When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Mark- don't go downgrading our already modest achievements.

Mark and I did this after an aborted road trip out west. I had pulled a finger tendon and Mark had rolled an ankle so we retreated to the familiar comforts of Wisconsin.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Mount Washington & Presiden... : King Ravine (Mt. Adams) : Great Gully (WI2 Mod. Snow) : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: Does this line get skiied?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : ... : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Sep 30, 2010

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Comments: Good god- Bill Lenz belaying!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : Donkey On My Mind (5.12) : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: Damn! That's a good-looking piece of stone.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : River side of Main Massif o... : Aswan Dam Crack (5.9+)
By: Leo Hski When: May 6, 2010

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Comments: I appreciate the credit for FA but who really knows? When Sangdahl first took me there in '83 or so the obvious big lines like Y Crack been done by my DLFA brothers and others that went before. Wenzel and I spent quite a few weekends searching out the remaining interesting lines, many of which turned out to be pretty easy, and some of which turned out to be nice climbing. I always assumed that anything easier that 5.10 or .11 might well have seen earlier ascents. We were climbing for ourselv... more >>


Location: IL : Starvard Rock S.P. Ice Clim... : The Virgin (WI5)
By: Leo Hski When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: I think Tom Coleman did this in the 80's- it didn't quite touch the ground so there was some rock move or two to start then transition onto the ice.


Location: IL : Starvard Rock S.P. Ice Clim...
By: Leo Hski When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: Most scared I've ever been- following the closed trail that ran along then up the riverside bluff. "Closed? Hah- we're experience mountaineers!" I can remember sketchy mantel upon sketchy mantel on icy, snow covered, rounded sandstone bulges WAY above the river with ice floes banging ominously on the dam gates below. Of course we wouldn't rope up on what had been a summer hiking trail. Of course we were way off route in the snow.

Second coldest I've ever been- Starved Rock soloin... more >>


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : River side of Main Massif o... : Aswan Dam Crack (5.9+)
By: Leo Hski When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: We called this Aswan Dam Crack way back in the dark ages. No bolts back then.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Air Spire : Return of the Chucklehead's (5.9)
By: Leo Hski When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: Led in the mid 80's if not earlier. We brushed about 800 pounds of leaves and pine needles off this.

Good climbing.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - West of the Qu... : Bird-Foot Buttress : American Dream Roof (5.10d)
By: Leo Hski When: Nov 5, 2009

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Comments: This route is the cover (front and back) of the Extremist's Guide.

Beta: Plug in bomber gear. Grab big holds. Pull down.


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Hidden Peaks : Detox Mountain (5.12a)
By: Leo Hski When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: FA Rich Bechler. Warren Zevon song.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District
By: Leo Hski When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: To each his own Paul. You're in the minority on this one.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Chequers Buttress (5.10a)
By: Leo Hski When: Mar 20, 2009

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Comments: I led this when it was E1- one of my first, so I'll still regard it as such!


Location: George Bell : Random pix : Photo
By: Leo Hski When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: Yes, resurfacing is the way to go. My hip x-ray looked just like yours- much better now with a Birmingham resurfacing.

Leo


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