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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Grivel 360s:  Old style on the left, new on the ri...

Grivel 360s: Old style on the left, new on the right.

Climbing Gear Discussion : New vs. old Grivel 360 Ice ...

Nov 27, 2014

A couple guys caught in the act on the .11- variat...

A couple guys caught in the act on the .11- variation. Email me if you know who they are, as the 21MP original makes a tack-sharp large print. (all rights reserved).

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Grand Course (5.11-)

Apr 30, 2009

Third Stage, May 2008.

Third Stage, May 2008.

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Third Stage (5.10b/c)

May 29, 2008

Wadsworth Blvd., May 2008.

Wadsworth Blvd., May 2008.

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Wadsworth Boulevard (5.10c)

May 29, 2008

Tom Englebach, 2007

Tom Englebach, 2007

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Cream (5.10b)

Mar 28, 2008

Tom Englebach, 2007.

Tom Englebach, 2007.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Cream (5.10b)

Mar 28, 2008

Brenta Dolomites, 2007

Brenta Dolomites, 2007

RalphE : Climbing Collection

Mar 28, 2008

My daughter Caitlin trying her hand at some Cuban ...

My daughter Caitlin trying her hand at some Cuban limestone in 2004.

RalphE : Climbing Collection

Mar 28, 2008

Flagstaff bouldering of course.

Flagstaff bouldering of course.

RalphE : Climbing Collection

Mar 28, 2008

Halong Bay, 2007

Halong Bay, 2007

RalphE : Climbing Collection

Mar 28, 2008

King of Pain.  Photo by Crusher

King of Pain. Photo by Crusher

RalphE : Climbing Collection

Mar 28, 2008

2007-10-14.  Ross Swanson(s) out in early season o...

2007-10-14. Ross Swanson(s) out in early season on the main flow.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall

Oct 15, 2007

2007-10-14. The interesting ice flows just forming...

2007-10-14. The interesting ice flows just forming.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Hoosier Pass/Lincoln Fall

Oct 15, 2007

Steve Dieckhoff's original FFA topo.

Steve Dieckhoff's original FFA topo.

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Burning Chrome (5.9+ R)

May 16, 2007

Climb up a short step, then tunnel through squeeze...

Climb up a short step, then tunnel through squeeze chimneys to cliff band summit.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Castlewood Canyon State Par...

Jan 27, 2007

Delicate wrist-flick pickin' into a soggy, sun-bak...

Delicate wrist-flick pickin' into a soggy, sun-baked pillar. Don't expect this one to last long! (24 Jan 2007) Photo credit: George Bracksieck.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Castlewood Canyon State Par...

Jan 27, 2007

Castlewood Canyon Ice Pillar.

Castlewood Canyon Ice Pillar.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Castlewood Canyon State Par...

Jan 27, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Castlewood Canyon State Par... : Photo
By: RalphE When: Feb 3, 2013

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Comments: George - Stop being such a jerk. I sent you a full-res although jpg copy of this file, minus cropping because you had the lens hood on crooked, so obviously not competent with camera or camera files. Having you follow along a few climbs is a mistake not to be repeated.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Wild Basin : Hidden Falls : Small Flow (right) (WI4-5 M5+)
By: RalphE When: Jan 3, 2010

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Comments: Cimbed some verglass when formed on the rightish side of this wall then to the top via a short chimney and flake on the left side of the slightly overhanging dihedral, circa 1995. Somewhere there's a shot of Kevin Cooper climbing it in an Alpinist magazine.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: RalphE When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: Do you mean instead, "running it out"? Very nice photo.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Photo
By: RalphE When: Feb 27, 2009

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Comments: Eh, all part of the good fun. Just tie it off short with a screamer.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Storming the Castle (5.11)
By: RalphE When: Aug 29, 2008

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Comments: I agree with the poster above that these bolts are placed in extremely poor taste. This is a squeeze line placed adjacent to ultra-classic clean lines pioneered in the early 1960s. These bolts are immediately left of Curving Crack and the route name does not match the write-up above.

Will the person who placed these bolts please take it upon themselves to carefully remove these bolts without damaging the rock any more than they already have? That would show some integrity.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : Jack The Ripper (5.9+ X)
By: RalphE When: Aug 15, 2008

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Comments: It only deserves an "R", nothing more. Don't inflate the "X" rating, or it'll do you no good in the future.

The first section is comprised on completely obvious climbing on positive holds that is substantially easier than the crux rating. And I'm pretty much a slacker these days. Plus I found a reliable microcam placement in that first section. A bomber #3 or #4 rock along the traverse, added with a slung horn and a #1 Alien makes the whole thing quite manageable. Anythin... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : ... : Photo
By: RalphE When: May 16, 2007

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Comments: Dieckhoff's line leaves the main dihedral at this point, the crux turning the second small triangular roof a couple body lengths above Tony's right hand in this photo. Stiff .10 over this little roof, and then complete up the right-side face.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Loch Vale & vicinity : Loch Vale & uphill : Vanquished (Powell Peak) (WI5 M5)
By: RalphE When: Mar 16, 2007

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Comments: Has anyone been up to see Vanquished conditions recently? If someone is up for it this Sunday 18 March 07, then drop me a line.


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