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Photo Caption Location Date
Tally O'Donnell on Quicksilver, belayed by brother Timothy O'Donnell. Lycra is shown for scale.

Tally O'Donnell on Quicksilver, belayed by brother Timothy O'Donnell. Lycra is shown for scale.

CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Unknown Center Variation ak... (5.11-)

Aug 1, 2011

3rd Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado

3rd Flatiron, Boulder, Colorado

Paul Crowder : Personal Photos

Feb 23, 2009

Todd Kube and Keyboard of the Winds, Rocky Mountain National Park

Todd Kube and Keyboard of the Winds, Rocky Mountain National Park

Paul Crowder : Personal Photos

Jul 17, 2008

The Ben's Boot outcrop, just a few minutes' walk up the trail from the Tennessee outcrop.  Al DeMaria (left) and Bryan MacDonald (right).

The Ben's Boot outcrop, just a few minutes' walk up the trail from the Tennessee outcrop. Al DeMaria (left) and Bryan MacDonald (right).

MA : Rose Ledge

Jul 6, 2007

The first view of the Tennessee outcrop as you walk up the trail at the base of Rose Ledge.  Guillotine (aka "Double Overhead Cam" and Widowmaker (aka "Leave it to Beaver") are prominent in the center of the photo.  Bryan MacDonald, left; and Al DeMaria, right.

The first view of the Tennessee outcrop as you walk up the trail at the base of Rose Ledge. Guillotine (aka "Double Overhead Cam" and Widowmaker (aka "Leave it to Beaver") are pro

MA : Rose Ledge

Jul 5, 2007

Summit shot in really stormy conditions.  Don't pass up an opportunity to advertise your beverage of choice.

Summit shot in really stormy conditions. Don't pass up an opportunity to advertise your beverage of choice.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : The West Rib (Steep Snow)

Jul 5, 2007

Tennessee (5.9 to 5.11), one of the most popular routes at Rose Ledge.

Tennessee (5.9 to 5.11), one of the most popular routes at Rose Ledge.

MA : Rose Ledge

Jul 5, 2007

Easy Corner (right of center).  Double Helix (aka Rikert's Corner) on the left, Stetson Stumble left of center.

Easy Corner (right of center). Double Helix (aka Rikert's Corner) on the left, Stetson Stumble left of center.

MA : Rose Ledge : Off Width (aka Stetson Stum... (5.8)

Jul 5, 2007

Bryan MacDonald examining Stetson Stumble (5.8).  Double Helix (5.9) is the crack on the left.

Bryan MacDonald examining Stetson Stumble (5.8). Double Helix (5.9) is the crack on the left.

MA : Rose Ledge : Off Width (aka Stetson Stum... (5.8)

Jul 5, 2007

A view from the West Rib cutoff of the West Buttress boot track, from Windy Corner (left) to the camp at 14,000 feet (center), to the fixed lines below 16,000 feet (right).

A view from the West Rib cutoff of the West Buttress boot track, from Windy Corner (left) to the camp at 14,000 feet (center), to the fixed lines below 16,000 feet (right).

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

The West Buttress camp at 14,000 feet, viewed from a point below the Orient Express, on the way up the West Rib cutoff.  The tents on the left side of the camp are staffed by the National Park Service, and typically include a rustic medical facility.  The ascent to this camp is via the boot track that is visible beyond the camp.  There are ice climbs on the steep ground above the boot track, on the flank of the West Buttress.  The West Buttress route ascends fixed lines on a slope that is just out of the photo, on the right.

The West Buttress camp at 14,000 feet, viewed from a point below the Orient Express, on the way up the West Rib cutoff. The tents on the left side of the camp are staffed by the National Park Service

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

The climb from the 14,000 foot camp, up the fixed lines and onto the West Buttress itself.  The Rescue Gully and the Messner Couloir are just out of the photo on the right.  This part of the route is the limit of my first hand knowledge (and photos) of the West Buttress, as I've climbed the Upper West Rib from this point.

The climb from the 14,000 foot camp, up the fixed lines and onto the West Buttress itself. The Rescue Gully and the Messner Couloir are just out of the photo on the right. This part of the route is

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

The Belly of the Beast: The west face of Denali, viewed from about 13,700 feet.  The large camp at 14,000 feet is just out of sight, on top of the plateau that cuts across the middle of this photo.  From this point you can see the West Buttress (ascend to the top of the Buttress via a slope & couloir just left of center), the Messner Couloir (just left of the large expanse of rock at center) and the Orient Express (right of center) on the west face of Denali.  High camps on the West Rib are in the center of the skyline on the right, and the West Rib ascends the upper slopes of the Orient Express.  The fuzz on top of the mountain is a giant cloud of wind blown snow, which suggests that it would be a really, really bad idea to go for the summit on this day.

The Belly of the Beast: The west face of Denali, viewed from about 13,700 feet. The large camp at 14,000 feet is just out of sight, on top of the plateau that cuts across the middle of this photo. F

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Looking down the route from Windy Corner toward Squirrel Point, as climbers make their way up from 12,000 feet.  This stretch can be wonderfully sunny or brutally windswept, and may be snow covered (as in this photo) or an exposed scree field.  There's a reason they call it Windy Corner.  Guided teams commonly cache loads along this stretch and descend to "sleep low" in the camp at 11.300 feet.

Looking down the route from Windy Corner toward Squirrel Point, as climbers make their way up from 12,000 feet. This stretch can be wonderfully sunny or brutally windswept, and may be snow covered (a

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

If the climb to this point at the top of Motorcycle Hill doesn't make you cry, the climb from here up to Squirrel Point might.  The west end of the West Buttress is the rock massif in the background.  The route follows the boot track that appears in this photo, and then follows easier, but breezier, ground (not visible in this photo) on the right side of the West Buttress.

If the climb to this point at the top of Motorcycle Hill doesn't make you cry, the climb from here up to Squirrel Point might. The west end of the West Buttress is the rock massif in the background.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Looking down at the 11,300 foot camp from the top of Motorcycle Hill.

Looking down at the 11,300 foot camp from the top of Motorcycle Hill.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Motorcycle Hill, above the 11,300 foot camp.  The smoking pile in the background is the west end of the West Buttress.

Motorcycle Hill, above the 11,300 foot camp. The smoking pile in the background is the west end of the West Buttress.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

The West Buttress Camp at 11,300 feet.  On this day, home to the Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado) Mountaineers.

The West Buttress Camp at 11,300 feet. On this day, home to the Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado) Mountaineers.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Advanced Base Camp, 6,800 feet.  Stop gawking at Denali and look to your left.  That's Ski Hill ... your introduction to the pain and glory of carrying all of that junk you brought with you up a steep hill.  Beyond, opportunities for exposed camps in whiteout conditions at roughly 9,000 and 10,000 feet.

Advanced Base Camp, 6,800 feet. Stop gawking at Denali and look to your left. That's Ski Hill ... your introduction to the pain and glory of carrying all of that junk you brought with you up a steep

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Looking back down the Kahiltna Glacier from the top of Ski Hill, at about 7,500 feet.  Advanced Base Camp is visible in the middle of the glacier.

Looking back down the Kahiltna Glacier from the top of Ski Hill, at about 7,500 feet. Advanced Base Camp is visible in the middle of the glacier.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Advanced Base Camp, 6,800 feet, and the view up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier with the west side of Denali in the background.

Advanced Base Camp, 6,800 feet, and the view up the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier with the west side of Denali in the background.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Headed down Hearbreak Hill from Base Camp beside the Base Camp landing strip, at about 7,100 feet.  Mount Hunter (14,570 feet) in the background.

Headed down Hearbreak Hill from Base Camp beside the Base Camp landing strip, at about 7,100 feet. Mount Hunter (14,570 feet) in the background.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Day 1 of your trip, on the ground at Kahiltna Base Camp, 7,200 feet on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  Looking down the landing strip toward the main Kahiltna Glacier.  Mount Crosson is the peak in the background.  You begin your trek up the West Buttress by walking down the hill - it's called "Heartbreak Hill" for the experience that you'll have on the way back up at the end of your trip - and turning right to begin the slog up the Kahiltna Glacier.

Day 1 of your trip, on the ground at Kahiltna Base Camp, 7,200 feet on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. Looking down the landing strip toward the main Kahiltna Glacier. Mount Crosson is t

AK : Denali National Park : ... : West Buttress (Mod. Snow)

Jun 25, 2007

Todd Kube at about 18,700 feet on The Orient Express, May 2007.  Note the angle of the slope, the wind slab that Todd is standing in, and his anchor.

Todd Kube at about 18,700 feet on The Orient Express, May 2007. Note the angle of the slope, the wind slab that Todd is standing in, and his anchor.

AK : Denali National Park : ... : The West Rib (Steep Snow)

Jun 24, 2007

A tent platform shoveled out of a slope at 16,300 feet, just below the first rock band and a few feet above a series of poo-encrusted bivy platforms.  Throw your waste off the route, folks, or use the Clean Mountain Cans issued by the National Park Service, so others don't have to live with your piles.  Todd Kube photo.

A tent platform shoveled out of a slope at 16,300 feet, just below the first rock band and a few feet above a series of poo-encrusted bivy platforms. Throw your waste off the route, folks, or use the

AK : Denali National Park : ... : The West Rib (Steep Snow)

Jun 24, 2007

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