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Member Since: Jan 6, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Long Distance Commute (5.10a)
By: Rick Kollath When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: This route was seen and climbed by Guy Evans around 2004-5. We were top roping Iron Maiden and Guy noticed (as I recall) a fixed pin in the corner on rappel. He climbed it, I don't think he named it, I'll try to find out. The rating sounds about right. If you guys (Josh and Joe) are the ones who put the pin there, then my bad, and at my age you never know.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Yellow Feather (5.11)
By: Rick Kollath When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: I found this route in the 80's after climbing past it during the first ascent of the Road to Emerald City. I went back and TR'd it the following Summer. It looked impossible to protect (remember this was the 80s and we had different standards for cleaning back then) but it was a new route so I named it for a small yellow feather I saw on the ledge (remains of a peregrine kill?).


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : A mind Forever Voyaging (A3+ PG13) : Photo
By: Rick Kollath When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Re A Mind Forever Voyaging, it is certainly not Oz. They're 30-40' apart. I'd love to hear what anyone who's been on it thinks about the route.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Lord of the flies (free) AK... (5.12b/c PG13)
By: Rick Kollath When: Jan 18, 2008

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Comments: Roger Harkess and I climbed this in the very early 90s as an aid route. There was a huge block in the middle which Dave pulled out when cleaning it to make "Lord of the Flies." I think he thought that the block was so crazy loose and dangerous that nobody could've been there before, but either we were too daft to realize the danger we faced, or it just used to be a lot more solid.

Anyhow, other routes first climbed as aid routes are noted so I thought I'd get this in. For any doubting Thomases... more >>


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Don't bring a knife to a gu... (5.11b)
By: Rick Kollath When: Jan 9, 2008

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Comments: This is a really fine route but to put it in the same class as "Poseidon Adventure"is to render the star rating system moot (sorry James). The latter merits four stars, the former at least one less. I'd say generally folks could be a little less enthusiastic.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Jim's Crack (5.10- PG13)
By: Rick Kollath When: Jan 9, 2008

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Comments: This route is named after Jim Ronnigen, one of the original North Shore Climbers ca. 1975-7. It was led, on-sight by Jim and Steve Mabely in 1976.


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A mind Forever Voyaging A3+ PG13

MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head