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Member Since: Apr 18, 2007
Last Visit: Oct 3, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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Location: alison ryan : climbing : Photo
By: Steve C When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: That is a bold first lead!


Location: s.price : Various peeks : Photo
By: Steve C When: Jul 5, 2012

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Comments: Familiar looking crew! Miss you guys.


Location: VA
By: Steve C When: Sep 9, 2011

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Comments: Andrew: I also saw two bolted lines on a north-facing cliff on the trail between the parkway and Apple Orchard Falls. Looked like quality routes; 5.10-5.12 range. Always meant to get back there and try them before I moved away from VA. I say go get on 'em and let us know how they are!


Location: MT : Kootenai Canyon : Identity Wall : Identity Crack (5.10c)
By: Steve C When: May 5, 2011

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Comments: Sporty for a gear route. Pro at the top is difficult to find but decent if you take the time to look.


Location: MT : Kootenai Canyon : Identity Wall : Dude (5.11)
By: Steve C When: May 5, 2011

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Comments: Good route that is sustained to the top. Your lead head will be tested on the sharp end.


Location: MT : Kootenai Canyon : Identity Wall : Weiner Pigs (5.11a)
By: Steve C When: May 5, 2011

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Comments: Fun crack climb that is broken by a good rest in the middle. Last 20 feet consists of tenuous jams in a sometimes flaring finger crack. With the exception of the runout start, good pro.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Photo
By: Steve C When: Oct 10, 2008

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Comments: This is foxglove and it's invasive. Cool flower though.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left : Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c)
By: Steve C When: Dec 3, 2007

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Comments: Anchors up top. Classic pitch on beautiful granite. The middle of the route can be jammed for a good 20 feet or so to ease the pump factor.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas
By: Steve C When: Nov 29, 2007

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Comments: One comment regarding access. I climbed often at East Animas between 2002 and 2005. At the time you had to cross a bit of private property to access the cliff. The landowner was extremely sensitive about having climbers' dogs cross his property. I know a separate parking area has been built since, but be sensitive to the residents living literally a stone's throw from the lower part of the access trail.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : Underfling (5.10b/c)
By: Steve C When: Nov 27, 2007

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Comments: Great route. I would definitely recommend two ropes; I led it on a single cord and the rope drag at the end of the roof walked my blue metolious cam 4 inches or so into a flare and it opened up completely. Once you pull the roof though the climbing eases off substantially.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va... : Wolf Creek Pass- West Side : Treasure Falls (WI4-5) : Photo
By: Steve C When: Nov 13, 2007

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Comments: This photo is deceptive. The pitch is much taller and steeper than it appears (as the description says, 140' or so).


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Simians to the Sun (5.9+)
By: Steve C When: Oct 18, 2007

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Comments: This is a cool route. The first pitch is all trad and has some interesting and fun face moves to a single chimney move below the anchors that can be bypassed on the left via 9+/10- face climbing. Small-med cams and stoppers protect this pitch well.

The second pitch is also stellar. It is about 120' with the crux coming directly off the belay. Steep moves protected by bolts take you to a small overhang (which you can protect with a small stopper). After surmounting the overhang, a sea of 5.... more >>


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : Rio Arriba County (Brazos, ... : Brazos Cliffs
By: Steve C When: Sep 26, 2007

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Comments: I used to live in Pagosa Springs and we asked the folks at Corkin's (who own the property that you have to cross to access the base of the routes) personally if they allow access to climbers. They were adamant that the Brazos Cliffs were off limits to climbers and that anyone attempting to climb the cliffs would be prosecuted. They claimed it was a liability issue, since they are running a business on the property.

This was back in 2000. Have things changed with regard to access? Do you g... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : West Wall : Hospital Corner (5.10a)
By: Steve C When: Jul 27, 2007

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Comments: I agree that this is an outstanding route- as good as any pitch of 10a climbing I've ever done. The dikes that characterize the rock at lovers leap are absent on this route, making it very interesting. One of the Climbing magazine covers features a shot of Hospital Corner that clearly shows the beauty of the route. See the cover for issue 178, August 1998.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : Bedrock
By: Steve C When: Jul 5, 2007

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Comments: Climbed Barney Rubble and Viper in the winter of '05/'06 and by the spring of '06 there was a Great Horned Owl nesting on the ledge 2/3 of the way up Barney Rubble. Don't know if the owl has been back but if she's there climbing any route on this wall will spook her off the nest. People usually mark the area if the owl is nesting there. Also, in the evenings you could see her hanging out on the big pines near the Swiss Tower.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap
By: Steve C When: Jun 27, 2007

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Comments: Anyone heard or know if the fire is affecting the area?


Location: VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven : Strawberry Fields (5.9+)
By: Steve C When: Apr 18, 2007

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Comments: Agreed. Gear from .5-3" all the way up. Second pitch is great too with a tough lieback right from the ledge.