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steep

steep

NY : The Gunks : ... : Keep on Struttin' (5.9+)

Nov 21, 2009

Gripped

Gripped

NY : The Gunks : ... : Keep on Struttin' (5.9+)

Nov 21, 2009

Mix on Keep on Struttin 11/09

Mix on Keep on Struttin 11/09

NY : The Gunks : ... : Keep on Struttin' (5.9+)

Nov 21, 2009

Scary looking face

Scary looking face

Tom Ormond : tommy

Nov 3, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag : Shallow Dihedral (5.11b R) : Photo
By: Tom Ormond When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: To the left is the little, right-facing corner - "off the couch" a really, really hard 5.10. Short but hard.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Upper Peanuts
By: Tom Ormond When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: Concerning the proposed rappel stations above Heavy Weather (fixed lines installed Aug. 2013): Wow is that fixed line in bad shape. 4 bites in the rope that were bad enough I had to feed them through the ATC while whimpering quietly to myself.

I think that these rappel stations are really unnecessary. The hike off the back side is not that bad, erosion is an issue, but people rapping a 300 ft line down a chossy part of the cliff causes erosion as well. Additionally, I bet that pulling a double ... more >>


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : The Castle : Uncle Wiggly (5.10c)
By: Tom Ormond When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: If you climb up the first bit of Uncle Wiggly, then instead of going out left to traverse under the overhang and into the left-facing corner, keep going up the bush filled crack. The vegetation ends - it gets nice, steep fingers and ends at a small overhang, a few moves on the face right brings you to another crack, easier and wider.

What is this route?


Location: CO : South Platte : Buffalo Creek : The Castle
By: Tom Ormond When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: If you climb up the first bit of Uncle Wiggly, then instead of going out left to traverse under the overhang and into the left-facing corner, keep going up the bush filled crack. The vegetation ends - it gets nice steep fingers and ends at a small overhang, a few moves on the face right brings you to another crack, easier and wider.

What is this route?


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : The Headstone : Haus Flake (5.11d)
By: Tom Ormond When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Sex Panther. 60% of the time it works every time.
Boom.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: We did the direct rappel straight off the notch off the north side from the summit of the Foil. 4 200 ft rappels got us to the base of Poc Club and a short scramble to our packs at the base of South Face. AWESOME ROUTE. INCreDIBLE SUMMIT.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : South Face (5.9 R) : Photo
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: A short scramble from here to the base of the route maybe a few hundred feet above you.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : South Face (5.9 R) : Photo
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: The Saber in front of us.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : The Foil : South Face (5.9 R)
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: Just did this route. Thought it was great. The beginning is a loose, steep corner upto a weird flake below a fist-sized crack in a corner. The 2nd pitch goes through the lieback in the corner to a chimney all about 5.8 and well-protected. The next pitch has options, we took the clean face to the left at 10a not protected, for a full 200 ft pitch. We joined the route back at the 5.9 R section and moved around to the right to the mega kajunga, last pitch of 5.9+, well-protected, heart stopping exp... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments:
Gunks rattler
Gunks rattler



Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: Why are so many comments about copperheads at Peterskill here on Mountain Project?

I lived on Trapps road and at Split Rock for a few years, worked as a Preserve Ranger and a Minnewaska State Park Ranger, spend years of my life at the Peterskill doing everything from climbing to dirtbiking out there. There are plenty of snakes, copperheads and rattlers all over. My friends dog got into a copperhead once, it was bad. Beware all over the Gunks for those little dudes.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : Tagger (5.10b/c)
By: Tom Ormond When: Aug 9, 2011

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Comments: Got my feet way left, pressed the side of my head against the right side, and got a no hands rest in the middle of the crux. Then my foot skittered, and I over gripped like a school girl and got out of there. Awesome route, all of it. First pitch is cake to protect, no sweat.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Currey's Diagonal (5.10b)
By: Tom Ormond When: Aug 1, 2011

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Comments: Just made my first trip to the Woo. This was my first route there. I will be going back next weekend. And the weekend after that. And after that.... Just need to get a pair of brass knuckles and my wide crack rack will be complete.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Amber Waves of Pain (5.10a) : Photo
By: Tom Ormond When: Jul 25, 2011

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Comments: it's called french entanglement, a daring variation on french freeing


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Amber Waves of Pain (5.10a)
By: Tom Ormond When: Dec 25, 2010

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Comments: Apparently they're not into sandbagging in the gunks anymore. Weak, I think.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Hawk-Eagle Ridge : Die Heeda Rule (5.11b)
By: Tom Ormond When: Nov 8, 2008

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Comments: I shit my pants a little. Again.


Contributed Forum Posts

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