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  1. #626
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    Amazing Cedar Canyon choss:

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    Apparently fresh water limestone deposited by Lake Bonneville. Looks like Joe's Valley sandstone but soft as butter. Quite entertaining to pull on...

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    I'm not sure how many people read anything in here but I'll post this anyway. A friend/roommate from college now lives in CO and is an excellent climber. We used to climb a lot in college (University of Northern Iowa). After college he moved to the Rockies and I moved back to Vermont. He kept climbing and I dabbled in it for a few years before it became one of the activities I just didn't have time for anymore.
    Well fast forward 19 years and his kids are climbing prodigies. I've been following their experiences via Facebook but this latest accomplishment has made some headlines.
    I think at age 10, I was still just riding my bike around the neighborhood. I didn't even know what El Capitan was.

    A 10-Year-Old Just Climbed the Nose
    She's the youngest person in history to climb the iconic 3,000-foot route

    https://www.outsideonline.com/239820...sZBit9_ZYYq8EI
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    Oh shit. That’s rad. Saw that story yesterday.

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    Damn... Some of those bolt ladders must feel really reachy when you're 4'2". She can probably top-step like it's going out of style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    I'm not sure how many people read anything in here but I'll post this anyway. A friend/roommate from college now lives in CO and is an excellent climber. We used to climb a lot in college (University of Northern Iowa). After college he moved to the Rockies and I moved back to Vermont. He kept climbing and I dabbled in it for a few years before it became one of the activities I just didn't have time for anymore.
    Well fast forward 19 years and his kids are climbing prodigies. I've been following their experiences via Facebook but this latest accomplishment has made some headlines.
    I think at age 10, I was still just riding my bike around the neighborhood. I didn't even know what El Capitan was.
    That is weak, unless you had Bicycle Playing Cards (accept no substitute) in your spokes. And even then the El Cap thing wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Is that the famed High Exposure in the Gunks?
    I took a 150' whipper off that pitch on high e the first time I led it. Veered right instead of staying on the edge, and it turned into 5.10+ really quick. I powered through at the end of the day until I completely pumped out right before topping out. Couldn't see my belayer (obviously), but was looking him in the eyes when the rope caught. Getting back to that belay station was a chore with my arms just 2 big blocks. I did manage to re-lead it proper, and it was surprisingly much easier if you embraced the edge.

    A metaphor I suppose. I grew up climbing at the Gunks from age 8. Used to live in my truck at the hairpin, then got booted to various other spots that got shut down in rapid succession. I swear I had nothing to do with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    I'm not sure how many people read anything in here but I'll post this anyway. A friend/roommate from college now lives in CO and is an excellent climber. We used to climb a lot in college (University of Northern Iowa). After college he moved to the Rockies and I moved back to Vermont. He kept climbing and I dabbled in it for a few years before it became one of the activities I just didn't have time for anymore.
    Well fast forward 19 years and his kids are climbing prodigies. I've been following their experiences via Facebook but this latest accomplishment has made some headlines.
    I think at age 10, I was still just riding my bike around the neighborhood. I didn't even know what El Capitan was.

    A 10-Year-Old Just Climbed the Nose
    She's the youngest person in history to climb the iconic 3,000-foot route

    https://www.outsideonline.com/239820...sZBit9_ZYYq8EI
    That's incredibly rad.

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    this kid wrenches on my bike at the lbs. i saw him toproping at my gym a couple of weeks ago and when i picked up my bike for a tune i asked him if he wanted to go outside sometime. he damn near jumped out of his shoes to give me a hug on the offer.

    he’d never been on real rock so i spent the day showing him anchors, how to rappel, and some other basics. he was over the moon. in the hike in he wanted to run the trail to get to the cliff faster. he slowed his pace and eased into the day. turned out to be a huge birder for a city kid. we watched a heron pull a fish out of a lake with some binocs.

    couldn’t really ask for a better day, except maybe if i didn’t have to use the shiny round hold on the 12 i was fucking around on.

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    That’s rad. Good work!

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    thanks man. after him though, the sport is full. i shut the door and locked it to new climbers. lol
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    Story made the Today Show this morning.

    https://www.today.com/news/10-year-o...imb-el-t156641
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    Purdy Atla choss to escape the heat...

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    They got a name for the winners in the world

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    view from the top of this new 7 pitch sport climb in charlevoix.

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    8 hours car to car with four peeps

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    killer river to chill in

    a sea of four pitch granite stretch from the lot, lots unclimbed yet

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    looking back at the belay as i lead pitch 2 of Faucon Rouge at mont king.

    pretty wild route!
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    heh i got this one of a chick setting up her last rap on the other side of the amphithéâtre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Purdy Atla choss to escape the heat...

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    Where is this?

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    Hellgate Cliffs right across from Alta at the top of LCC.

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    Black Canyon of the Gunnison...never climbed there but at least I finally saw it. Holy crap! I believe that is the famous Painted Wall in the distance with the two distinct bands of pegmatite...


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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison...never climbed there but at least I finally saw it. Holy crap! I believe that is the famous Painted Wall in the distance with the two distinct bands of pegmatite...
    Big boy and girl territory right there. Buddy of mine has been climbing there non-stop for a couple years, he's only now getting over the terror of having to slog down through the poison ivy gully then commit to massive lines or rappel in shame and slog back out.

    Mellower UT scenery, the Uintas are plush right now:

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    everyone wants to do toit de ben these days:

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    bluets on rappel:

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    éclair:

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    hint of yellow in the trees and autumn in the air.
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    back to the board after a bit of a summer break from TGR and super happy to see all the climbing stoke. Looks great. I'll try to get some pics up soon, too.

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    Toit de Ben looks SICK!! Hands through the roof?

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    Yeahman, that is the Painted Wall. Only done one route down in the Black but it really is a special place. An old friend and I try to get together every year for an alpine trip. We've done Washington Pass, Tetons, Enchantments, and now the Sierra. Couple shots from last week's annual trip.
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    It sucks to suck.

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    Most of this years efforts have been focused on hard sport climbing, that said, I still love me some alpine playtime!

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