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Rock Climbing Photo: Base of the Black Wall pitch on the Direct Exum

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Location: Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post : Photo
By: Ted Eliason When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: Wow

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Glacier Gorge Trailhead Ice : Glacier Gorge : ... : Black Lake Slabs (WI2-3)
By: Ted Eliason When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: This is only one pitch if you rap off a v-thread. This is just under 4 full lengths of a 70m rope from Lake to the Spearhead plateau.

Location: CO : New Nose Record - 2:23:51 (...
By: Ted Eliason When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: By a landslide at that. Whew!

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Verschneidung Dihedral (5.7)
By: Ted Eliason When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: The #4 Hex is still in the V-slot. Sorry we didn't work harder to retrieve it. I put the move to come over the P1 crack at an .8 move and the feet in the V slot to be thinner than most .7s in Eldo, so I put this route at an .8- Ther riskiest move is right off the deck with fall potential into an overturned tree.

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing : Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2) : Photo
By: Ted Eliason When: Aug 31, 2011

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Comments: I had great luck with tri cams until just a few weeks ago when this same sized tri cam blew in a crack on me and sent me 15 feet onto a ledge, breaking an ankle. OK, maybe more stoppers and slcd's is OK.

Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Lower Exum Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: Ted Eliason When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: My crux too. I hate protecting in granular quartzite.

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Swanson Arete (5.5)
By: Ted Eliason When: Jun 20, 2011

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Comments: I concurr. This route is not a 5.5 the way Boulder Direct or Breezy on Wind Tower are a 5.5, it's a notch or two above Fandango on the first Flatiron, and bares no resemblance to a gym 5.5. There is no 5.5 start option to get to the Red Ledge. The arete isn't vertical, but it's not solid jugs either. There are some tricky hand and foot combo moves on it with exposed fall potential between stretches safe enough to run the rope out, although in most cases it is possible to back off any crux mov... more >>

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Pumphouse & downhill : Pumphouse Falls (WI3-4)
By: Ted Eliason When: Mar 28, 2011

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Comments: 3/27 Still fat, but very wet down the center. Small, fully formed chandelier column formed on the left.

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