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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jun 3, 2014
Why I do it...
Took a decade, but she's done.
Hands down the hardest and scariest thing I've ever climbed.
This conditions window will only be open for a few more weeks before the route turns into a rock climb.

eat-climb-run.blogspot.com/201...

Cory is the best companion a climber could ask for. Not only can he climb hard, but he will graciously let you pick the cherry pitch as well. He'll even say nice things about you when you get home.
It was so nice to have Wes Collins on speed dial in case something happened. He has spent more time in the Lost River Range than anyone I know.
The condition we found Psycho Therapy in was way better (easier) than when Dean climbed it. My hat is off to Dean for establishing such a standard.
This route has been on my list for a long time. I called Doug Colwell and he gave me a pep talk on the drive into the range. He, Tim Ball, and Brad Schilling put up some other climbs in the area. I'm in the process of collecting a climbing history of Rock and Ice climbing in the Lost River Range. Mount Borah is my current area of interest. If you know any names, dates, and locations, of routes please post them. With time this info can make it onto other website's like Tom Lopez's idahoaclimbinggiude,idahosummits, and summitpost.
Kevin

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By bsmoot
Jun 3, 2014
Me in the 70's
Thanks for sharing!

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By Nick Stayner
From Billings, MT
Jun 3, 2014
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.
Rad TR, thanks for sharing!

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By Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Jun 3, 2014
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gates <br />(i.e. 10 pitches to the tram station)
Excellent read. Props on the efforts.

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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Jun 3, 2014
old 1/4" bolt.
Way to go, Kevin and Cory. Great write up. Thanks!

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By Justin Brunson
From Broomfield CO
Jun 4, 2014
I miss Pickles' place!

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jun 4, 2014
Why I do it...
Justin Brunson wrote:
I miss Pickles' place!

Yea, we got there an hour after they closed. It's hard to leave the range and not stop in.

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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jun 4, 2014
Stoked...
awesome

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By rob rebel
From Denver, co
Jun 4, 2014
I get excited over a large desert rack
Great Trip Report! Inspiring!

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By Jikimika Dinglehoffer Merritt
From Lander, Wy
Jun 4, 2014
Bouldering the Punk Rock, Sinks
Well done. Lots of potential in the Lost Rivers, but especially for those who are bold.

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By Legs Magillicutty
From Littleton
Jun 4, 2014
Function over fashion.  My newest pair of climbing shoes.
That's AWESOME!

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By Greg Halliday
From Spanish Fork, UT
Jun 4, 2014
Cool TR.

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jun 4, 2014
Why I do it...
Ask what Dean Lords is doing now?
Well take a look for yourself.
Both he and his wife Heather are still spending time in the Lost River Range.
deanlords.blogspot.com/2014/06...

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By Brian in SLC
Jun 4, 2014
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Nice!

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By Cory
From Boise, ID
Jun 4, 2014
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fun day in the Hills
kevinhansen wrote:
Yea, we got there an hour after they closed. It's hard to leave the range and not stop in.


Gee thanks guys!

The funny thing is that before we started, we were talking about how tagging the summit after a route is optional, but going to Pickles is not. I guess since we didn't make it down in time for some delicious deep fried pickles, our ascent doesn't count! :P

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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Jun 5, 2014
old 1/4" bolt.
No Pickles = Major deduction for style points, but a great effort, none the less.

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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Jun 5, 2014
Why I do it...
Benjamin Chapman wrote:
No Pickles = Major deduction for style points, but a great effort, none the less.


Joe and I were able to get back to Pickles two weeks ago after our FA of Broken Dreams. Sadly the meal was better than the climb.

network54.com/Forum/105717/thr...

Most folks want to know the Car to Car time, but it seems like in the Lost Rivers it's Pickles to Pickles time.
"Lets see we had a Sheriff's special (named after Wes Collins LRR legend), did a gear sort in the parking lot, an left at 8:30pm, ran the route from Borah to White Cap, and got back in time for fried pickles at 9:00pm. That makes it 24.5 hours P2P."

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