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Member Since: Jan 21, 2011
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Location: NV : Mount Potosi
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: As far as I know, camping is illegal in the area of Mount Potasi.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Columbine Falls (WI4) : Photo
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: I'm not sure about a name for this ice flow....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Crestone Traverse (4th) : Photo
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: This photo was taken in early June or late May...


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Sifuentes Weber (5.9-)
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Jan 5, 2014

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Comments: The route described is actually a link-up of 3 routes, and is called the Sifuentes/Weber/Monte link-up, or something like that. THe actual Sifuentes Weber stays left of the roof on the 3rd pitch and continues to the summit from there. The last pitch of the link-up is the Sifuentes-Monte route. See the guidebooks in Refugio El Frey for more detailed information. Amazing route!


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Piedra Parada : ... : Photo
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Dec 23, 2013

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Comments: There is a 5.14b on the wall behind Bill, as well as some other very difficult routes.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Pownall-Gilkey (5.8)
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Jul 30, 2013

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Comments: 1st Pitch: The 1st "pitch" traverses right from upper saddle (below the base of the west face rappels). This pitch is easy, but very exposed and has a few slabby moves that will make you think when wearing gloves and approach shoes. A few Pins and a bolt. There are some cracks to place gear if you want. This pitch ends on a ledge full of large blocks. About 40m.

2nd Pitch: Climb a short crack in a left facing corner. Slabby at first. Once past this crack, stand on a large ledge with a pin. Then... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Odessa Gorge : Notchtop & vicinity : Grace Falls (WI4)
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: We climbed Grace Falls Nov. 1, 2012. It was in pretty good shape. It was the only climbable flow. There are 2 pitons with some blue webbing at the top of the steep flow, below a 20ft section of WI2. I added a 0.75 and a yellow Supercam in shallow placements above and to the right of the pitons. To TR with a 60m rope, you'll have to extend the anchor at least 20ft.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier : Sundog (5.9)
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Apr 11, 2012

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Comments: Pitch 1: You can do a 3rd/4th class approach by going just a bit further to climber's right, past the water streaks on the sandy slab. Go up the gully and traverse out left to the 1 bolt anchor.

Good route. Worth doing. Well protected. The crux pitch is a bolted short steep crimpy section that pulls into a very insecure slab with few positive edges - well-enough bolted and options for small cams higher.

Descent: Avoid going down the "descent gully" to looker's right of the Solar Slab Wall. Thi... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : Spearhead : East Prow (5.9)
By: Mike A. Lewis When: Aug 28, 2011

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Comments: We did the original last pitch, the 5.10 pitch that is shared with Age Axe. There were no more fixed wires. It was sustained 5.10, exposed, and really, really good - minus the sketchy block about half way up. Pro was TCUs to #2 Camalot. There is a crack on top of the cliff that takes #0.75 to #3 Camalots for an anchor, if I remember correctly.