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That's me climbing the Atman Crack.  Photo taken by Jason Martin.
That's me climbing the Atman Crack. Photo taken b...
Jason Martin working the Atman Crack.
Jason Martin working the Atman Crack.
My buddy Tom rapping after a hard day practicing aiding roofs at The Oasis.
My buddy Tom rapping after a hard day practicing a...
This guy named Kristo from CO who works with the access fund on the first pitch of Crimson Chrysalis.
This guy named Kristo from CO who works with the a...
I finally got around to linking the Kristo pic with the rest of Crimson Chrysalis...pretty incredible!
I finally got around to linking the Kristo pic wit...
My partner Bill atop Ginger Cracks.  A wonderful finish to a wonderful climb, and to top it off, we got to rap down Power Failure under a full moon.  This is Red Rocks climbing at its best!
My partner Bill atop Ginger Cracks. A wonderful f...
Me sizing up the wonderful tunnel pitch of Tunnel Vision.  Photo taken by Tom Gray.
Me sizing up the wonderful tunnel pitch of Tunnel ...
Aiding roofs and overhangs at the Oasis.  This was a good place to practice because every other piece was a bolt, with a few marginal placements in between.  A safe place to figure things out.  Photo taken by Tom Gray.
Aiding roofs and overhangs at the Oasis. This was...
Again, aiding at the Oasis.  We were practicing aiding as Resolution Arete was in the forecast for the next day.  Several poor nut placements which blew out ruined my confidence for the Res, but eventually led to me fixing the poor placements - so a good thing all in all.  Photo taken by Tom Gray.
Again, aiding at the Oasis. We were practicing ai...
Sunrise as viewed from our bivy on Resolution Arete.  This made the whole experience worth it, and though we bailed only one pitch later, I will remember the climb as a good experience anyway.  It's moments like these that make climbing so amazing.  Photo by Tom Gray.
Sunrise as viewed from our bivy on Resolution Aret...
Coiling the rope for rappel on The Res.  I was glad to be heading down, and felt a lot less serene than I look!  Next winter may be seeing another attempt though!  Photo by Tom Gray.
Coiling the rope for rappel on The Res. I was gla...
There I am looking very mountainy and relieved to be off that damn wall.  This descent was very taxing and took almost a full day to complete.  Hard routefinding, bolstering sketchy rappel slings, and leaving many many taped 'biners behind all added to the difficult 3rd and 4th class scrambling down tree and bush choked gullies and other aggressive plants...  Photo by Tom Gray.
There I am looking very mountainy and relieved to ...