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Photo Caption Location Date
Tommy D under the mighty Les droites NF <br />Sport climbers need not apply

Tommy D under the mighty Les droites NF Sport climbers need not apply

WI : Devil's Lake

Jan 14, 2009

RB of the DLFA on the Zodiac

RB of the DLFA on the Zodiac

WI : Devil's Lake

Jan 14, 2009

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Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pedestal Buttress : D.L.F.A (5.11) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Oct 19, 2010

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Comments: That is Bill Russell with Tommy Duechler behind him


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pedestal Buttress : Flake Route (5.10d PG13) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Jan 7, 2010

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Comments: Steve I think you placed your RP(I think the only peice you had left of Kaytes left elbow there is also a place theere for a med stopper it might stack on top of three RP.Great lead Kayte!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - West of the Qu... : Vulture Lookout : Magic Mushroom (5.12b/c)
By: richard bechler When: Dec 2, 2009

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Comments: Steve,I salute your jakness you are a true unsung hero of Devils Lake and beyond.This has been a wierd week for me.After spending the summer and fall hospitalized or recovering I made it up to DL for a short hike around the lake.The first thing that caught my I was the old tree on the south shore that you always parked your orange Fiat under.After my hike I went and visited with Pete C. the first time in many years. Then a few days later Billy Russell called and we talked of the old days.I agree... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - West of the Qu... : Vulture Lookout : Magic Mushroom (5.12b/c)
By: richard bechler When: Nov 28, 2009

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Comments: Say it dont spray it.If it is better for you in CO why do you keep spraying about this stupid little route.Was it hard to find a rope long enough to toprope in CO?Like I said in my last post you can have the first ascent just stay out of my life forever.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - West of the Qu... : Vulture Lookout : Magic Mushroom (5.12b/c)
By: richard bechler When: Nov 6, 2009

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Comments: I did this route before you where even coming to the lake with Dave Salsbury.But if it keeps you in CO you can claim the first ascent of this massive 30 foot route.I think one of the new breed of DL climbers who are not afraid to lead hard routes should lead it or think of it as a boulder problem.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Many Pines Buttress : Asleep in a Fuk-nes Dream (5.12a)
By: richard bechler When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: Barry soloed No Trump not this route.No trump is a short but fun little problem left of asleep.Still a inspired performance by Barry,considering if you come of the moves you are going to be hammered into boulders at the base.It is great to see a all around climber like Barry do this then go climb Everest and attempt the North ridge of Latok.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area
By: richard bechler When: Jun 9, 2009

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Comments: If I were to summarize Mr. Alex A's petty fibs I'd need only one word: inhumane. To get right down to it, we have a choice. Either we let ourselves be led like lambs to the slaughter by Alex and his hatchet men or we evaluate the tactics Alex has used against me. While I don't expect you to have much trouble making up your mind you should nevertheless consider that I am thoroughly shocked and angered by Alex's hidebound improprieties. Such shameful conduct should never be repeated. I happen to b... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : Old Sandstone : Seven Seas (5.11b)
By: richard bechler When: Jun 8, 2009

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Comments: Nice job! I dont know if it has been led or soloed.I thnik it may be a first.How about Fibula crack or new light waves for leads.I looked at them a long time ago and might be worth checking out.Just be careful.The ground is always one bad placement away.I am psyched to see the DL legacy of hard leading being continued.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Hawk's Nest : Pie Plate (5.11a)
By: richard bechler When: Jun 3, 2009

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Comments: This was free soloed by Rob Drysdale in the 90's


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Straight No Chaser (5.11c)
By: richard bechler When: Jan 13, 2009

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Comments: Jesus John Yaworsky get over it. You should just be lucky you did not show up the day I was discharging the .357 magnum. That would of given you something to really get all caught up in a hissy fit about. I miss the time we spent together at Glencoe. You where a real nice guy to climb with.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Two Pines Buttress : Thoroughfare (5.11a) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Jan 13, 2009

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Comments: It is the crosstown triple direct. You start on Crosstown do the center of LSD and finish on Thoroughfare.Note the 2 inch swami and the chalkbag my Mom quilted and sewed for me, it easily carries 2 endo blocks and you can also use it for forced bivies.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Brinton's Buttress : Stool Pigeon (5.11b R) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Oct 21, 2008

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Comments: Good job It may be the first time it has been led


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - East Rampart : Pedestal Buttress : The End (5.10a R)
By: richard bechler When: Sep 23, 2008

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Comments: The hold has benn loose since the first time I climbed the end. Which was 30+ years ago.


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Ten High (5.10+)
By: richard bechler When: Aug 14, 2008

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Comments: 1st ascent rich bechler and dale moir. Named after the liquid we consumed on the middle ledge. This was the 1st route we did after finding the crag way back in the day.We started exploring from the end opposite of the y crack wall and almost crapped are pants after getting to the crown jewel of the y crack wall!Also we did a route just to the right of Ten High called Blinded by lust.Which is 5.11+ and named after a certain redheaded girl that Steve,Andy,myself,the US Navy and countless others wh... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Horse Rampart : Plethora (5.10d)
By: richard bechler When: Aug 13, 2008

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Comments: This is a great route to save for a on sight lead.Unless of course you are Kevin Fons,in which case you should bring etriers and a full aid rack including a pin rack with 2 each kb,s and arrows AND A PORTALEDGE


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Hidden Peaks : Detox Mountain (5.12a)
By: richard bechler When: Jan 23, 2008

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Comments: I did the first ascent. Dave helped to clean and bolt for me. The face was covered in lichen like a deer's antler. I pulled off a block which weighed about 30 pounds which stuck in the ground about 10 inches. The block came very closer to impaling my dog and my wife to be Liese. One day while we where working on it Dave was up top taking down gear. All off a sudden I heard a bunch of thrashing and screaming. Then Dave yells a snake at which time I seen a green form coming down the wall and about... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : High Traverse (5.13)
By: richard bechler When: Nov 16, 2007

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Comments: Yes I did the 1st ascent,also have gone both ways with no rests.And there is a low traverse which was said to be the most difficult moves at d.L. for awhile.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : Laser Beam (5.11b) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Nov 9, 2007

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Comments: Steve
I think Eli may have died of cancer a few years back. Remember when she would place freinds with the threaded axle and not the cams. Or that she would not buy swiss cheese because she thought she was getting ripped off because it had holes in it. Do you know waht happened to Cows in Space? I salute your jak-nes!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : Laser Beam (5.11b) : Photo
By: richard bechler When: Nov 8, 2007

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Comments: STEVE Are you stoned or are you on mescaline?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - West of the Qu... : Vulture Lookout : The V (aka The Vulva) (5.10d)
By: richard bechler When: Oct 31, 2007

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Comments: The real name of this route is the Vulva. Named not by the DLFA but a famous CMC'er climber. Who looks not unlike a small furry animal from down under.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Railroad Track... : Birthday Rocks : The Phallacy of Symbolism (5.11d)
By: richard bechler When: Oct 29, 2007

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Comments: This route has been done often. But I like the name.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff - Sandstone Area : New Sandstone Area : Laser Beam (5.11b)
By: richard bechler When: Sep 10, 2007

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Comments: I once fell off this route while soloing it. I was well above the crux when a pebble broke and landed poorly. I thought I broke my ankle among other injuries. So I thought it would be best to have Pete check me out. Pete looked at my injuries and gave me the sound medical advise of( dont worry Rich the body will heal itself!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - West Rampart : Prospect Point Rampart : Great Chimney Area : Son of Great Chimney Direct (5.12a)
By: richard bechler When: Jun 26, 2007

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Comments: You BAAstard! You stole my route! Just when I was going to make a come back!


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