Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
First day of outdoor climbing - a success.


Member Since: Apr 21, 2009
Last Visit: Apr 10, 2012
Contact Nicholas Tomsen


Point Rank: # 5,544
Total Points: 63
Last Year: 0
Last 30 Days: 0
0 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Nicholas Tomsen been climbing?










Contributions


All 48 | Routes | Areas | Photos 12 | Page Improvments | Comments 3 | Posts | Stars 22 | Ratings 11
Page 1 of 2.  1  2   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Side view on Schoolio.

Side view on Schoolio.

IA : Pictured Rocks : ... : Schoolio (5.9)

Jun 6, 2009

Michaela climbing at Racoon Cove.

Michaela climbing at Racoon Cove.

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

Jun 6, 2009

One more sunset pic before we had to leave.  What a great April day!

One more sunset pic before we had to leave. What a great April day!

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Sunset on the Cedar River at Outlook

Sunset on the Cedar River at Outlook

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Sunset at Outlook

Sunset at Outlook

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Michaela helping set up toprope at Outlook.

Michaela helping set up toprope at Outlook.

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Michaela on Nanda Herring.

Michaela on Nanda Herring.

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Outoook

Outoook

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

First day of outdoor climbing - a success.

First day of outdoor climbing - a success.

Nicholas Tomsen : Palisades Spring 09

Apr 25, 2009

Kippered Devi 5.7 Start/Base

Kippered Devi 5.7 Start/Base

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : ... : Kippered Devi (5.7)

Apr 25, 2009

Kippered Devi 5.7 - To the left are plentiful pockets in the first half that sometimes get pretty dirty.  Staying more centered increases the difficulty as you approach the flake that is about 1/3 of the way up.  Off to the left 2/3 of the way up is a fun crack directly below the cedar to practice a few jams.

Kippered Devi 5.7 - To the left are plentiful pockets in the first half that sometimes get pretty dirty. Staying more centered increases the difficulty as you approach the flake that is about 1/3 of

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : ... : Kippered Devi (5.7)

Apr 25, 2009

1 - Kippered Devi 5.7 with 2 permanent top rope anchor points as protection <br />2 - Nanda Herring 5.6 also has 2 permanent top rope anchor points as protection <br />Belay location at bottom is often times muddy so throw in a tarp if you have one.  You can sometimes walk along the river to access the base, but don't count on it if the water is high and be prepared to belay from the top to get your partner out! <br />

1 - Kippered Devi 5.7 with 2 permanent top rope anchor points as protection 2 - Nanda Herring 5.6 also has 2 permanent top rope anchor points as protection Belay location at bottom is often times mudd

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Outlook

Apr 25, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Golden Arches
By: Nicholas Tomsen When: Jun 3, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Top rope is possible here from some decent sized trees, but it is a little bit of a downclimb from the trail and is pretty steep with a lot of mud at times. Make sure to anchor yourself to a tree while setting up.


Location: IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Outlook : Kippered Devi (5.7)
By: Nicholas Tomsen When: Apr 25, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Two 4' slings seem to work pretty well for me to set up my toprope here. Clip one to each of the anchor points and bring them together with 2 biners and they are very well equalized to the direction of pull when you are on the rope and pass over the cliff edge nicely so you don't wear or cut your rope.


Location: IA : Palisades Kepler State Park
By: Nicholas Tomsen When: Apr 25, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: I really enjoy this little state park for its climbing, especially because it is so close to Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. It can get pretty dirty and stay wet after a rain, but such are the challenges of climbing in Iowa. I put up a beta photo of the Outlook recently that might be of some help to get an idea of the area. Also, here is a partially finished book in PDF format about bouldering at Palisades that I ran across. Enjoy! www.geocities.com/midwestclimber/pal/Palisades_Kepler_Bouldering.pd... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Birthday Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Birthday Rocks

Orgasm 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Rainy Wednesday Tower

Brinton's Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Brinton's Buttress

Chicken Delight/Chicken Tonight 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest

Upper Diagonal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

The Stretcher 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

Beginners Demise 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest

Birch Tree Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

Michael's Misery 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

Volsova Maneuver 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

B.K. 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

Tarzan 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

IA : Pictured Rocks : Shiprock

Cracking Up 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest

Epiphany 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest

Whipper Snapper 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall

Mild Iowa 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall

Jugular 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

IA : Pictured Rocks : Mild Iowa Wall

Foreplay 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Rainy Wednesday Tower

Tires and Gas 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

Schoolio 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

IA : Pictured Rocks : Ice Cave Wall

Kippered Devi 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Outlook

Nanda Herring 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Outlook

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Upper Diagonal

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

Volsova Maneuver

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

IA : Palisades Kepler State Park : Raccoon Cove

Birch Tree Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

Page 1 of 2.  1  2   Next>   Last>>