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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 5, 2011 - 11:45am PT
Just sayn
Credit: mike m
Kayyham Spire Wild Man Traverse
3rd pitch of Tulgey Wood
3rd pitch of Tulgey Wood
Credit: mike m
Tulgy Wood 10a,10a, and 9+ (hehe).
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:48am PT
It is a sweet idea but... Campfire conversations are never just about climbing.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 11:49am PT
No fire just the internet.
mrbaksh

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:54am PT
i second that
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 11:56am PT
Leaning Tree Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone.
Leaning Tree Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone.
Credit: mike m
Hast to be one of the best 3+'s on the planet.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:57am PT
There's enough "info" out there to kill any sense of mystery already.

More stories, yes.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 12:01pm PT
Boxelder Forks
Boxelder Forks
Credit: mike m
Does this photo kill the mystery.
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:05pm PT
Credit: Hilt
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:07pm PT
Credit: survival


Climbing good!!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 12:09pm PT
There you go Hilt it feels good doesn't it.
Old Piton in the Needles
Old Piton in the Needles
Credit: mike m
If we have taken the mystery out of climbing with info on this forum just think what we have done to religion and politics.
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
Credit: this just in
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:24pm PT
Credit: this just in
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:27pm PT
Credit: this just in
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:34pm PT
Good try guys and gals but this is a climbing thread and thus will be short lived.
richross

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:42pm PT


TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:56pm PT
HelaBean_Yo on da lead (tilted hero shot)
HelaBean_Yo on da lead (tilted hero shot)
Credit: TrundleBum
richross

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Zander

climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 12:59pm PT
Nice pics

Saturday's climb
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=568920&msg=1626415#msg1626415
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Oct 5, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
Getting to be that time of year



mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 01:42pm PT
Virgin Limestone 11.5 miles up canyon from Spearfish above the two big...
Virgin Limestone 11.5 miles up canyon from Spearfish above the two big boulders in the creek
Credit: mike m
It will never happen with an attituede like that Jim.
Wormly81

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 01:54pm PT
http://youtu.be/yzert0_n4Gc
YoungGun

Trad climber
North
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:07pm PT
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YoungGun

Trad climber
North
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
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couple of my friends :-)
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:29pm PT


Goatboy Smellz: FA of "Dog Day Aftercrack" (5.7+)
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:32pm PT
Credit: this just in
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 5, 2011 - 02:55pm PT
Borrowed from someone that got a killer pic!


Credit: survival
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:02pm PT
why did he unclip and take the harness off??^^^^^did ya pizz off yur rope gun!??
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:07pm PT
photo not found
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Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#142183
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:22pm PT
If that bucket has in it what I think might be in it, that's not a good place to be hanging out, lid or no lid.
enjoimx

Trad climber
Yosemite, ca
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
Rostrum pitch three
Rostrum pitch three
Credit: enjoimx
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 5, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
Naw, he was safe, steelmnkey. That's a treats bucket.
Banquo

climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:22pm PT
Credit: Banquo
richross

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 04:59pm PT
good idea! screw political crap
Credit: Alexey
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 5, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
Bump for climbing.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Bloody Fingers at COR last Nov 15.

Lots of climbing season left, except-----it is snowing there tonight.

Nick looking good on Bloody Fingers--Nov 15-2010.
Nick looking good on Bloody Fingers--Nov 15-2010.
Credit: Fritz

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:19pm PT
More!
Chris pulls through for the 800th time.
Chris pulls through for the 800th time.
Credit: Spider Savage
rhyang

climber
SJC
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:33pm PT



bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
OK

QITNL

climber
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
Credit: QITNL
rhyang

climber
SJC
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:56pm PT






mrbaksh

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 09:56pm PT
[photo
Credit: mrbaksh
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Credit: mrbaksh
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2011 - 10:58pm PT
Estes Creek Splitter Camp
Estes Creek Splitter Camp
Credit: mike m
Bouldering above Nemo on Estes Creek Rd.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:00am PT
Old skool to the max.


Credit: survival
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:28am PT

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2011 - 10:39am PT
Eyetooth in the 4-5 Gulley
Eyetooth in the 4-5 Gulley
Credit: mike m
Thanks for Supertopo's morning reading Mountain Project

Very cool Spire in the heart of the Cathedral Spires.



Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 150 feet
Consensus: 5.8+ [details]
FA: Bob Kamps, Mark and Beverly Powell
Submitted By: Kevin Fons on Jan 1, 2002





Description
Walk around the front of Eyetooth to enter the Chimney on the Southeast side (separating the main mass from the large outer "flake"). Climb easily up to the top of the chimney and belay on the South West Shoulder at the crack leading up and left.Follow the Obvious Crack up and left on to the South West side of the spire. There is a fixed pin in the crack up high if I remember correctly. Move up out of the crack and right onto the south face to clip a big new bolt (better than the scary old nail that used to stick out of the face). The angle eases off on the face and the climbing changes completely. The face is very small crystals which you friction and smear on adn palm a few holds (really cool). Climb up to the beefy 2 bolt anchor and belay. A double rope rappel brings you to the base of the route. Classic Needles must do with good gear, fun climbing and good exposure on one of the coolest spires in the Needles.


Protection
Standard rack, fixed gear.



Eyetooth from the top of first pitch of East Grues...





By Shawn P. Tracy
Jun 25, 2004
rating: 5.9

Gear Alert
Another classic route. It reminded me of the Sierra Nevada due to it's rock and alpine flavor. We did it as one LONG pitch with double ropes, but I did experience some nasty rope drag on the upper friction face. On the presumably original line, you will achieve the "shoulder" as stated in the above description (more of a ledge and the begining of the nice face), run up a great layback flake (runout above the ledge, traverse left to a fold with a pin in it (manky), continue up and left to knobs, traverse to west side where another old manky pin can be found, then above and right (south face again) to the last face passing two new bomber bolts to the anchor. You can find an RP placement between the two old pins and maybe sling a couple knobs as well. Bring one set of nuts, medium sized cams, a few RPs, and lots of slings (including several shoulder length). Avoid a loose death block about 40 feet up and next to the first layback area (if you end up starting where I did that is...).

By Eric Krantz
From: Black Hills
Jul 18, 2006
rating: 5.9 R

On the SW (Tusk) side of Eyetooth, a nice 5.6 (?) crack leads up to the ledge, and can set a belay there. Full rack.

Anchor bolt on the right is loose. Not just the hanger but the bolt itself wobbles.

This is a scary lead, the pins (especially the first) do not inspire confidence. My partner and I agreed that if the first pin was removed it might leave room for a nice alien placement.

eric

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jun 2, 2009

Anyone have beta on the route most people take? We missed the first piton by climbing up the twin crack system to the left of the belay ledge, but felt harder than 5.8. We climbed directly up from below the climber here but on the rappel we saw the first piton we had missed by going the way we did. If most people clip that one, it looks like you would need to start on the huge layback flake to the right of the belay ledge at the top of the gulley. In any case, great route, no matter how you get up. The twin cracks protect reasonably well, but going that way you miss a pin, FWIW. You can do the route with one 60m rope, split into 2 pitches, first pitch ends at the top of the gulley at the belay/rappel horn. However if you get your rope stuck when you pull it on the second pitch you might wish you had 2 ropes.

By Tim McCabe
Feb 1, 2011

Not surprising that the bolts on the summit have loosed up. The rock up there is as I recall very grainy. Almost like the hole top is exfoliated (like there are micro air pockets).

Are the old pins still up top. The old rap off of 2 pins in behind a very exfoliated flake never inspired confidence. I always brought along a big sling for the summit as a backup anchor.

Then I would send everyone else down with the backup in place. I figured if the pins had just held the other guy I could expect to live also.



doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Oct 6, 2011 - 10:58am PT
Courtright back country
Courtright back country
Credit: doughnutnational
Climbing to the top
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 6, 2011 - 11:56am PT
Credit: ionlyski
Credit: ionlyski
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 6, 2011 - 12:09pm PT
Peek-a-boot
Peek-a-boot
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
YoungGun

Trad climber
North
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:13pm PT
More climbing, less politics, yeah!!!

@ionlyski: that last splitter is amazing. Where is that?

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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2011 - 06:00pm PT
Credit: mike m
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:06pm PT
What is this "Climing" of which you speak? Isn't this a climbing forum?
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:15pm PT
You all should be banned for a thread like this. Perverts!

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Johnny K.

climber
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:23pm PT
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Credit: Johnny K.
Tobia

Social climber
GA
Oct 6, 2011 - 08:54pm PT
No pictures to post... and that rat is another reason I don't have any.

Man I hate rats.
richross

Trad climber
Oct 6, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Oct 6, 2011 - 10:35pm PT
Mike M in the Wind Rivers, Wyoming.  Looking south to the Cirque of th...
Mike M in the Wind Rivers, Wyoming. Looking south to the Cirque of the Towers from the rappel down the east face of Ambush, August 2011.
Credit: TWP
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 6, 2011 - 10:55pm PT

Stupid political threads. Kept me awake last night, I sleep better with climbing thoughts in my head...

Credit: Saugy
Credit: Saugy

On Mamquam Mtn., B.C. Labour Day
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 6, 2011 - 11:41pm PT
Styley, Saugy!

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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2011 - 10:42am PT
Credit: mike m
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 7, 2011 - 10:49am PT
Credit: survival
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 7, 2011 - 11:40am PT


Dude, go eat some meds.




Credit: survival
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
Oct 7, 2011 - 12:23pm PT


photo by Mungeclimber
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Oct 7, 2011 - 12:27pm PT
Credit: nature

Credit: nature


where is it?
where is it?
Credit: nature


Roxy (uncensored)
Roxy (uncensored)
Credit: nature
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Oct 7, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
bump!
and...
TFPU !
richross

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2011 - 06:21pm PT
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 7, 2011 - 06:37pm PT
Mike M, did they think you were dead?

I've got a pic like that somewhere...
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 7, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
where is it? Nature

Is that at the Cirque of the Unclimables? Taking a stab, but the weather looks too nice, and no bug nets in sight.

Credit: Saugy
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 7, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Credit: Piton Ron
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Oct 7, 2011 - 10:26pm PT
Airy Interlude
Airy Interlude
Credit: selfish man
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Oct 7, 2011 - 10:37pm PT
where is it? Nature

Vampire Spires. Looks better than it is (not kidding) - break in the mid-summer weather.


Though to claify:

Hampi Boulders, India

Red Rocks

Vampire Spires

Indian Creek
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2011 - 11:27pm PT
Rock jox supertopo is what it is If I want to see more climbing content I can want it.
Took a good budy up Devil's Tower for the first time on his 30th birthday today what did you climb.
Credit: mike m
The vultures were circling because Donini is probably right that no climbing thread will last on this site.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 7, 2011 - 11:46pm PT

Ice on SPH a couple years back. Such a good weekend. Maybe this weekend!?



great color on that one bvb!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 8, 2011 - 12:38am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#220329
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Oct 8, 2011 - 12:45am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 8, 2011 - 12:52am PT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 8, 2011 - 08:49am PT
Corniss that is the first and I mean FIRST cut and paste job you ever did that read all the way through.

THANKS!

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 8, 2011 - 10:46am PT
HAHAHA. Point #8 was written specifically for gf !
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Oct 8, 2011 - 10:58am PT



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 8, 2011 - 11:12am PT
Was that Plumb Line on Elephant Rock, Alexey?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 9, 2011 - 06:10am PT
Good Idea... I've been trying with my Squamish Photos and Stories thread.

Here are a couple images i posted over there.

Kyle on Center Street
Hurtin on Center Street
Hurtin on Center Street
Credit: Big Mike

Luke on Grandaddy Overhang
Clipping the second bolt
Clipping the second bolt
Credit: Big Mike
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2011 - 09:50am PT
Eyetooth, Tusk, Spire 4, Spire 3, Obelisk, Balcony Point, Spire 2,  St...
Eyetooth, Tusk, Spire 4, Spire 3, Obelisk, Balcony Point, Spire 2, Station 13, Tuning Fork, Spire 1, Javelin, Bartizan
Credit: mike m
Just looking at the list of first ascentionists of routes on the rock in this picture some of them include: Jim Black, Pete Delannoy, Steve Levin, Jim Waugh, Steve Wunsch, John Bragg, the Conn's, Kevin Bein, Paul Piana, John Gill, Bob Kamps, the Powell's, Fritz Wiessner, Bill House, Lawrence Coveney, Rich Goldstone, Paul Muehl, and Barbara Devine. I know there are at least a few of you guys on here. Got any good stories.

Oh yeah Donini told me he did a FA on Bartizan but it is not in the book. I can't remember who he said he was with but they were both guides at Exum and had just left the Tower as they had gotten tooled and did not take to it too well.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2011 - 10:02am PT
Bartizan Closer up.
Bartizan Closer up.
Credit: mike m
Hey Jim here is a closer view in case your vision isn't any better than your memory these days. Darrin told me you had been slipping a bit when we climbed the tower the other day(this was while he was grabbing gear and pulling on it on a 5.9 on his 30th birthday, KIDS THESE DAYS). The two pitch stuff is on the left of the picture and you can see a nice crack going over a small roof toward the top. This is the right side of Bartizan.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Oct 9, 2011 - 12:28pm PT
Credit: Bruce Kay

point taken.

but whats wrong with a place where you can get it all? I kinda like the fact you can skewer theocratic fascists, groove on cool videos, expound on bolts and speculate on the latest ark sighting on the moon, all on the same web page.

I think its called multiculturalism or diversity.... something like that

Tork

climber
Yosemite
Oct 9, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
P5 of The Flakes on Middle
P5 of The Flakes on Middle
Credit: Tork
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Oct 9, 2011 - 01:46pm PT
Photographic evidence that my dog is a bad spotter
Photographic evidence that my dog is a bad spotter
Credit: doughnutnational
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Oct 9, 2011 - 03:24pm PT
Airy Interlude
Airy Interlude
Credit: selfish man
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Oct 9, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
Credit: selfish man

Credit: selfish man
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 9, 2011 - 11:52pm PT
Big Mike, Looks like Hurtin is ripping his rotator cuff (kinda how i felt early this season, doh!)

Zanskar, Ladakh, Himalaya
Zanskar, Ladakh, Himalaya
Credit: Saugy
Credit: Saugy
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 10, 2011 - 01:35am PT
Moonrise on the Tiedemann Glacier:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Tiedemann Tower:

Credit: Jim Brennan

What the climbing was like on TT:

Credit: Jim Brennan
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 10, 2011 - 01:46am PT


Kor topping out the Salathe. Very early ascent. Possibly my most Fav climbing photo ever. Says it all, really.
Alpinist63

Mountain climber
Schleck-Country
Oct 10, 2011 - 01:49am PT
tribal rite, rurp pitch
tribal rite, rurp pitch
Credit: Alpinist63
Hi Mike,
here's an ''after-mosquito-picture'' of our climbing trip this summer...., Ben on the rurp pitch of tribal rite.
see you !
Jacques
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Oct 10, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
bump...

Credit: selfish man
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Oct 10, 2011 - 01:33pm PT
Wow wow wow, one of the best threads I've seen. Cheers to the OP for starting it.

Great shot of Bearded Cabbage.
Jim Brennan your photos are always good material for daydreaming.
Bonus to see the Hobbit Hole.
Nutjob I remember that day crystal clearly.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Some days you climb a lot some days you work on your rest-day-type activities.
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Oct 11, 2011 - 09:59am PT
Credit: Scott Thelen
Spike Flavis

Trad climber
Truckee California
Oct 11, 2011 - 12:59pm PT
Hunter in the Bugs
Hunter in the Bugs
Credit: Spike Flavis
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 11, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
Saugy- Kyle always makes funny faces when he's pulling hard.. Best one i've ever captured tho :)

Me on Upper Echelon
Clipping the first bolt on this sweet 10d
Clipping the first bolt on this sweet 10d
Credit: Big Mike

Photo courtesy Py Leblanc

Local guide on Who's Your Daddy
Local guide on Who's Your Daddy 10d
Local guide on Who's Your Daddy 10d
Credit: Big Mike

Photo Luke Cormier
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 11, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
I'm sick today so my mission is bumping climbing threads.

Kyle on Finger, Fist and Hand
Kyle leading Finger Fist and Hand at One Toque Wall, Smoke Bluffs
Kyle leading Finger Fist and Hand at One Toque Wall, Smoke Bluffs
Credit: Big Mike

The Chief
The Chief
The Chief
Credit: Big Mike
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11, 2011 - 06:03pm PT
Today is 11/10/11. Isn't that cool?

I just thought I'd throw that out, and give a good thread a bump.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 11, 2011 - 06:06pm PT
Gogarth approach... sketch!
Gogarth approach... sketch!
Credit: Russ Walling

Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Credit: Russ Walling

Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Credit: Russ Walling

Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Credit: Russ Walling
budmiller

Trad climber
California
Oct 11, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
Credit: budmiller
Credit: budmiller
Credit: budmiller
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 11, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
Luke on Kangaroo Corner
Kangaroo Corner, Smoke Bluffs, Squamish BC
Kangaroo Corner, Smoke Bluffs, Squamish BC
Credit: Big Mike

Kyle on Big Barn Door
Crux moves after clipping the bolt
Crux moves after clipping the bolt
Credit: Big Mike
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Oct 11, 2011 - 09:41pm PT
Credit: Scott Thelen
Credit: Scott Thelen
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 12, 2011 - 05:20am PT
Too tired to make the trip report now, but just got pics uploaded and sending out a teaser:
Timmc

climber
BC
Oct 12, 2011 - 09:59am PT
Riptide
Riptide
Credit: Timmc


Almost that time....
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 12, 2011 - 11:13am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#218539
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 12, 2011 - 11:14am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#218541
Tahoe climber

climber
Davis these days
Oct 12, 2011 - 11:35am PT
BUMP for climbing
if this was a virtual campfire, this is the conversation i'd listen to and take part in
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2011 - 11:41am PT
Credit: mike m
Gear in East Gruesome. Eyetooth in the background.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
WooHoo!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2011 - 01:19am PT
Gogarth! The Radness!

Where's East Gruesome?


What went up then came down, quickly when the thunder started. (not Gogarth)
Credit: Reilly
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Oct 14, 2011 - 06:06pm PT
bump...

North Ridge of Conness
North Ridge of Conness
Credit: selfish man
Angel Arete (??)
Angel Arete (??)
Credit: selfish man
Zak Tourville on the Outhouse Traverse
Zak Tourville on the Outhouse Traverse
Credit: selfish man
bparry

Trad climber
New Haven, CT
Oct 14, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
Credit: bparry
Credit: bparry

Black Velvet routes in January.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 14, 2011 - 06:21pm PT
Upthread there it looks like Jeremy is climbing on vertical poo. HAHAHA
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Oct 14, 2011 - 06:38pm PT
Here Here. I'm camping and crapping in the park next to ST with my bongos and my spleefs to let those dirty not-climbing-related posters know exactly, er i guess well next to nothing...
Cowboy Ridge Zion Park
Cowboy Ridge Zion Park
Credit: NFB
Wind Rivers sickness. Tower ridge Mt. Helen
Wind Rivers sickness. Tower ridge Mt. Helen
Credit: NFB
Super winter fun
Super winter fun
Credit: NFB
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Oct 14, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
I called you a d#@&%e on another thread and I couldn't remember why...


Overall climbing is GOT to be one of the most boring subjects to TALK about that have been concieved of. Like Sex, its a performance art, and like sex, everybody is a damn expert and ready to discount any experience or observation that isn't of their opinion.

"Oh man, I POUNDED ..."

Give me a break, whiner.


There is a TON of talk about climbing on this site. If you can't find it, STFU and stop pissing and moaning about what you CAN get here.

You think this is a goddamn democracy?

Think again.




ST is what it is, and it provides a good interface for that. If you ain't the kind of person who wants to be here, stop bitching, stop trying to change it into something you'd like more, its the internet, go and FIND what you want or start your own circus.



I am getting sick as sh#t of the whiners trying to claim ST doesn't have enough content of one sort or another.

80% of the best of the best visit here, it satisfies something for them for at least a while. 80% of the all time kings of the sport, and the rest of us just keep time until the next great appears to say his piece/peace. This place puts more climbing on a page every week than all of the museum magazines print in a year, put together.

If you think you can do better, you are welcome to, and this forum will even support you for a while. But if you want to bitch about what the REST of us do with/on this site, you ain't got no bitch coming.

Now I remember why...

Booooooooooo, you whine more than most...

and to keep it on topic...

Credit: seth kovar


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Reilly, East Gruesome is a spire in the 4-5 Gulley in the Cathedral Spires in Custer State Park in Wyoming East. Bob Kamps said it was the toughest summit that the ledgendary Conn's made in the needles.
The upper half of the route goes up the middle crack on the left(c...
The upper half of the route goes up the middle crack on the left(crux) to the crack on the top of the spire(run out to get to the crack).
Credit: mike m
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Oct 14, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Lumpy
Lumpy
Credit: Dickbob
Shelf
Shelf
Credit: Dickbob
High Ball Cloud 9
High Ball Cloud 9
Credit: Dickbob
The Ghetto
The Ghetto
Credit: Dickbob
Wind Ridge
Wind Ridge
Credit: Dickbob
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 20, 2011 - 04:28pm PT
Climbing bump.
Credit: this just in
Occupy wallstreet 1630 posts
Occupy supertopo with climbing 124 posts. It's quality not quantity right?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 20, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
They(the 'Tards) just have a higher hot air quotient.
Eff them all.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#184844
Haha! gym monkeys even!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#183530
Miss you a lot, Mike.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
Donini wrote: Good try guys and gals but this is a climbing thread and thus will be short lived.

I was just about to write that Donini was right when you guys posted. Lack of getting out is getting me depressed.
briham89

Trad climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 20, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
castle
castle
Credit: briham89

Which way did that route go?
mud

Trad climber
CO
Oct 20, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
Cool artwork.......Someone made this from an 8mm movie still.
Cool artwork.......Someone made this from an 8mm movie still.
Credit: mud
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 20, 2011 - 11:06pm PT


Slick Rock... McCall, Idaho


There it is...I dunno why they call it slick. It has awesome friction, actually.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 21, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#221898
Hankster

Social climber
Boulder
Oct 21, 2011 - 05:28pm PT
Zakynthos Island
Zakynthos Island
Credit: Hankster

caylor
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 21, 2011 - 05:49pm PT
I didn't know that base jumping rigs were made of such light materials - the one the hotwife is wearing seems awful skimpy. Even the one that Dean uses for free-base is a bit bulkier.
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Oct 21, 2011 - 05:56pm PT
Oh Hankster...


Well played!

Cheers

LS
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Oct 21, 2011 - 06:37pm PT
Credit: Scott Thelen
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 22, 2011 - 04:06pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Oct 22, 2011 - 04:11pm PT
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2011 - 07:56pm PT
@ionlyski: that last splitter is amazing. Where is that?

YoungGun,
Sorry, I've been out for awhile. The zig zag crack I think you asked about is Anunaki at Indian Creek. It's a short route by IC standards but it's pretty overhung. It's on the Optimator wall.

Arne
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 29, 2011 - 05:42am PT
Mike! don't dispair.. I am determined not to let this thread die either! Just been a little busy.. Got a couple freshies for you this time!

The Wave, Skaha


Eryily Hanging Out 11a, Great White Wall
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2011 - 12:02pm PT
Thanks Big Mike, but I do not dispair over climbing not being posted much on a climbing site kinda more find humor in it. Dispair derives from not actually climbing enough. One day in three weeks, oh the horror. By the way you have been posting up a lot of great stuff lately. I gotta get to Squammish someday, but not sure they will let me in.
MH2

climber
Oct 29, 2011 - 12:14pm PT
Skaha
Great White
Wings of Desire




Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 29, 2011 - 06:30pm PT
Mike- I feel your pain, I had quite a long drought before my Skaha trip and will be limited to plastic very soon. My increase in posting is directly related to a decrease in climbing :)

Thanks for the compliment. Your images of the black hills have inspired me to visit there too! If you ever do make it north again drop me a line I'd be happy to tie in with you.

Luke on Birds Of Prey, Squaw aka whatever the new pc name is.


Going through my photos today I found some images from my trip to the New!

Labour Day 10c, Bridge Area, New River Gorge
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 29, 2011 - 09:37pm PT
BUMP!

Credit: Saugy
QITNL

climber
Nov 3, 2011 - 06:23pm PT
Sorry, no climbing info, just a bump from someone who supports your cause.

Credit: QITNL
photoid=223474

Fellow occupiers are welcome to redistribute this photo.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 3, 2011 - 07:26pm PT
Credit: survival




Credit: survival
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
the secret topout on the Chockstone Chimney
Nov 3, 2011 - 07:30pm PT
Days of Future Passed?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 3, 2011 - 08:34pm PT
Endgame.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 3, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
It's almost that time of year in the Great White North.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#223490
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 4, 2011 - 09:45am PT
It's almost that time of year in the deep south....
Credit: survival
FinnMaCoul

Trad climber
Green Mountains, Vermont
Nov 4, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
bump. occupy it.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 11, 2011 - 07:35pm PT
Scuffy B at the start of Penstemmon Pillar, 4th Gully.
Scuffy B at the start of Penstemmon Pillar, 4th Gully.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Into the business on Penstemmon Pillar.
Into the business on Penstemmon Pillar.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Scuffy B on Penstemmon Pillar, 4th Gully. <br/>
Scuffy B on Penstemmon Pillar, 4th Gully.

Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Angus on Tag Team, Forefathers Wall.
Angus on Tag Team, Forefathers Wall.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Scuffy B on Midas, Forefathers Wall.
Scuffy B on Midas, Forefathers Wall.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

4th Gully, the Forefathers &#40;2 one-thousand year old juniper brothe...
4th Gully, the Forefathers (2 one-thousand year old juniper brothers) and Penstemmon Pillar from a different angle.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Summer time....

DMT
cms

climber
toyota, tacoma
Nov 11, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
Credit: cms
Credit: cms
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 12, 2011 - 08:51am PT
Ah the good life
Ah the good life
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 12, 2011 - 09:01am PT
Hey!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#224664

What are you doing to my daughter!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#224663

Oh.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#224665

Carry on then!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#224666

S'howits dun.
S'howits dun.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Crack school, nawmean?

DMT
MH2

climber
Nov 12, 2011 - 12:39pm PT



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 14, 2011 - 03:45am PT
MH2 Nice pirate! Is that cream of white mice maybe?

My buddy Kyle on Snake 5.9, The Apron, Squamish

Luke Cormier Photo
MH2

climber
Nov 14, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
Yes Big Mike, Cream of White Mice. Since it was busy that was the day we discovered that Bullethead East had been cleaned up. It was a more than fair trade, with the minor drawback that we were better equipped for bolts than cracks.

A good picture of Snake, too!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2011 - 11:56pm PT
Credit: mike m
My buddy Regie on a bad ass lead of the first pitch of of the Goldstone Kamps on Spire 4 in the Cathedral Spires in the Needles of the Black Hills of South Dakota. It had some really slimey really stout 5.8 section that rarely gets lead. I got the gravey of a full pitch of 5.7 with some very fun old school offwidthing on bomber rock. This is probably one of the longest routes in the Needles that does not Traverse.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Nice view on top.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Nov 17, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Gotta love the pirate shots!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 17, 2011 - 01:07pm PT
Who put in all the bolts on Cream of White Mice? I don't recall those when we did the FA :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 17, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
MH2- Bullethead east is a gem indeed. Dirty Harry did lots of good work there this past spring.

Me on p3 Bullethead East

Nina Hagen Photo

Tami- You bring up a excellent point.

KM says "Scramble up through the bush on a rough trail, about 50m left of Slot Machine to the base of a rocky gully. This was the original start, deep in the challengingly wet and adventurous chasm (.9). A better alternative is to walk 20m down to the left and around the corner until it is possible to pull up a steep cedar grove."

Is this correct? Did you guys start on the right? The bolted part looks to be mostly on the new start. Are you saying you guys didn't place any bolts at all? It is possible RB did some work on CWM this spring when he was cleaning some of his projects in the area.
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Nov 17, 2011 - 04:52pm PT
Hmm... Now why did I give up my R&I subscription? Oh yeah, because I can find things like this on ST!!
MH2

climber
Nov 17, 2011 - 09:23pm PT
Things have changed, Tami. New bolts, new stations, a missing tree, staples - most of the evidence points in one direction.


Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 17, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
in the ghost
in the ghost
Credit: Stewart Johnson
love canada...
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 17, 2011 - 10:28pm PT
whoah-- look at how clean the bulletheads look.

nice to see white folks (other than academics or lawyers) with a work ethic.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 29, 2011 - 12:17am PT
Credit: survival
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 14, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
Forgive me this re-post from my thread.


But I thought this thread deserved a bump.

Edit: Squamish Buttress 10c pitch. Me on the sharp end. Luke is also hanging from the anchors on one of the Heatwave cracks on the upper right.
Photo: Nina Hagen
locker

Social climber
CO
Dec 14, 2011 - 01:19pm PT


"Me on the sharp end."...


and there YOU are...

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 14, 2011 - 01:20pm PT
Sorry Locker. Mike Cowper is my name if you were not aware yet. :)
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2011 - 01:34pm PT
Mike, how is the climbing weather up there this time of year. We have been getting some 50 degree days up here occasionally.
leasure

Trad climber
Reno
Dec 14, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Bump
Credit: leasure
EP
EP
Credit: leasure
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 14, 2011 - 03:27pm PT
Mike, it's been pretty cold in the valley but dry and the friction is excellent I hear. I managed to get up Blackcomb mountain twice last week and do some climbing in the enjoyably inverted temps in the alpine.

The first day was only +5c to +10c at most but the second day was a stunner and temps soared on the rock in the glorius sun to almost +20 at one point. Climbing in t-shirts and base layers.

Kyle on Blister in the Sun 5.9


Unusual conditions for so late in the year, but we do typically see this cold high pressure system push up the coast at some point early in the new year so i guess it's just early this year.

It was a treat for sure.

You'll Go Blind 5.9

Climber:Kyle

For more photos from this day check out Squamish Photos and Stories
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1618401&msg=1693781#msg1693781
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 14, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
Great pix Mike!!! DO the B/comb thugs mind you hikin' their ski trails? I'm assuming you don't seem to get much flak from them......... or ?

Other Mike.........climbing up here at this time of the year is a total crap shoot. THis being a La Nina year, we have drier & colder conditions then normal. But it can rain relentlessly here in winter and make you wanna saw yer limbs off and hack & chew yer way outta the leg hold trap. But with the variety of stuff you can do 'round here be it on wheels or skis or climbing or you can even go out to Tofino & storm-surf. Last resort is to just get stoned if all else fails. It IS Vancouver. You can even just take a dance class at Harbour Dance Centre ........ :-)

By way of bumping that insanity of crazy tits and moaning how she duzzin't put out on that other thread. Unimpressed I am with that guys. Brings the general IQ down in the retirement home of ST, like, by 80%. Bring around a bimbo and you guys all get boners and sh#t?

Lame.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2011 - 04:34pm PT
Yeah, sounds like Vancover may have to be put on the Visit List. Tami, uhh.... where is that other thread.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 14, 2011 - 04:36pm PT
Tami- Nah you gotta have a pass to get up there anyways, so as long as it isn't avy closure it's good to go. We hiked from crystal chair the first day, and the second day was pretty much fully lift accessed with glacier chair open so only a short hike up spankys was required.

Mike- Definetly worth a visit!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 16, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
Pump. (Photo+Bump=Pump)

Kyle on Gangbang, Skaha.
Hankster

Social climber
Boulder
Dec 16, 2011 - 02:54pm PT
oooooold crap!
Elephant Man roof, Texas
Elephant Man roof, Texas
Credit: Crump collection
Not even old enough to drive.
Not even old enough to drive.
Credit: James Crump
EDIT, leasure, that 1st pic is cool, over the water.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 16, 2011 - 03:08pm PT

Climb and Punishment, Smoke Bluffs
Hankster

Social climber
Boulder
Dec 16, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
eldo prancing, of course!
the move!
the move!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 16, 2011 - 03:24pm PT
Angel's Crest

Photo: Luke Cormier
Hankster

Social climber
Boulder
Dec 16, 2011 - 03:37pm PT
King of Pain, pitch 1
King of Pain, pitch 1
Credit: Hankster
scary eldo 12b
scary eldo 12b
Credit: Solano
hey, it's climbing!
hey, it's climbing!
Credit: Hankster
pFranzen

Boulder climber
Portland, OR
Dec 16, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
Forestlands @ Leavenworth
Forestlands @ Leavenworth
Credit: pFranzen

Monkey Space
Monkey Space
Credit: pFranzen

Buttermilk Country
Buttermilk Country
Credit: pFranzen
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 19, 2011 - 12:28pm PT
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Dec 19, 2011 - 12:35pm PT
Credit: sac
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 04:29pm PT
A photo essay of one of my favorite days of ice climbing of all time. It starts out with a 2000 foot decent in to a canyon on the Clarks Fork river. You then walk a half mile down stream along ice shelfs over the river then climb the 4 pitch route up the other side. You then have to rap the route and climb out of the canyon. You can even do another pitch on the other side on the way out.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:34pm PT
nice 'n icey!
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:33pm PT
Big Mike, that granite in your 'Climb and Punishment' photo looks absolutely flawless. God damn do I have to get up there soon...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
Sac- Nice photo! I gotta come check out the sunshine coast this summer!

Mike- Looks like a fun ice day. Nice pics.

Angel's Crest 10b/c Squamish Chief

Luke Cormier Photo
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:59pm PT
Can't believe mid Dec I need to be more concerned with getting out and climbing before the ice melts than staying warm while climbing.



I'm thinking in another year or two I'll have a resident rope gun in the house.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 19, 2011 - 07:09pm PT
le bruce- The granite in these parts is of excellent quality.. The Smoke Bluffs offer many many crack opportunities. Plenty of larger objectives to be had around here as well!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
Kayyam in the Cathedral Spires.
Kayyam in the Cathedral Spires.
Credit: mike m
Captain...or Skully

climber
Asgard or bust
Dec 19, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#230155
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 19, 2011 - 09:23pm PT

speaking of basalt, here are some shots from an October trip to Frenchman's Coulee with my kids











Mike, where on the Clark Fork is that 4 pitch icefall? It looks great!

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
I believe it is 41 miles from cody over dead indian pass. There is a spring going down hill from the highway to the bottom of the canyon then walk down stream for about 15 minutes and it is on the opposite side of the canyon. I don't think you see it until you are almost at the start of the route. I am not sure the milage is right but it is maybe 5 miles past the suspension bridge by the campground the road goes up hill and then levels out there is a large plowed pullout right by the spring.

Frenchmans looks cool.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Dec 20, 2011 - 01:02pm PT
That ice looks fun Mike

Yes Frenchmans saved me. Spent a lot of time there while in school at UofI




Here's a shot of the Mucci Man getting a little air while doing the sport thing on Runnel Vision
Credit: Tork
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 20, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
Timmy walking over to the King of Pain.
Timmy walking over to the King of Pain.
Credit: The Larry

Jeff jammin' up Gunsmoke.
Jeff jammin' up Gunsmoke.
Credit: The Larry

Verm topping out somewhere on the eastside.
Verm topping out somewhere on the eastside.
Credit: The Larry

Lowballin' on the Panty Boulder
Lowballin' on the Panty Boulder
Credit: The Larry

KDD occupying Wall St.
KDD occupying Wall St.
Credit: The Larry
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 20, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
West Crack DAFF Dome:
Credit: Charlie D.
South Crack SPD:
South Crack
South Crack
Credit: Charlie D.
Sons of Yesterday, last pitch:
Credit: Charlie D.
Central Pillar:
Credit: Charlie D.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 20, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
Devil Man!


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 21, 2011 - 12:15pm PT
Gom Jabbar 13b, Chek

Climber:Josh

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 21, 2011 - 12:18pm PT
Center Street 10c, Smoke Bluffs

Climber: Kyle
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 26, 2011 - 04:59pm PT
Christmas Bump!

Kangaroo Corner 11a, Little Smoke Bluffs

Climber Luke
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 27, 2011 - 11:01am PT
Quarryman 5.8

Little Smoke Bluffs
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 7, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
Whipper!!

Ok.. small one
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 7, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
woops!


cool shot
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 15, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Thanks Munge..

Man made ice tower at Big White
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Feb 15, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Credit: j-tree
Snorky

Trad climber
Carbondale, CO
Feb 15, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Credit: Snorky

Ellingwood Ledges, Crestone Needle
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Feb 15, 2012 - 10:05pm PT
I'm always in for some more climbing photos. Heres a bunch, most have been posted here before but I figured I'd just help load up this thread too.

John Borland Hatcher Pass, AK


Dave Arnett on a midnight stroll up a 5.6 in Yosemite. We were returning just as the rangers were coming back to tow our car. We were parked in the wrong spot.


A few parties on some unknown big stone.


Dave Arnett on the Arches pendulum.


Dave Arnett Crusing After Six


Anonymous climber on a route at Swan Slabs.


Dane Ketner and Justin Loyka at Maple Canyon


Justin Loyka on more of that Maple Canyon rock.


Huck on The Owl


Gotta love that red rock.


Out of all the pictures I have taken on Ancient Art I think this one is my favorite. Dane Ketner and Huck.


Dane stemming after the North Chimney on Castleton.


Dane runs it out barefoot on the Kings Hand. This route was no fun. He had to downclimb from about 5 ft higher.


A crack in the desert. Steve O. on the climb.


How could you not like this?!


Olcay Caf in Juneau, AK


This is my mom climbing in Malta.


Todra Gorge, Morocco


Dane Ketner at Hatcher Pass, AK


Wiener Lake (AKA 88-Mile) Kyle Arzt climbing.


Marcin Ksok finishing a new route in the Arrigetch Peaks, AK


T-Crack at Gibralter, Santa Barbara - Marc Muench on the climb.


Mike Knarzer on The Windows route, Sedona, AZ


John and Tracy Borland on the same route.


Shasta Miller on The Spires, Mexico


John Borland climbing 4 routes at once at Red River Gorge.


Patrick at Verdon Gorge, France


Christopher L. in the Czech Republic


A couple climbers finishing...something...in Wales, Great Britain


Hlubocepy - within the city limits of Prague, Czech Republic



sooo....that should do it for now. Sorry for all the pics. When I occupy something, I bring a big tent.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
the secret topout on the Chockstone Chimney
Feb 15, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Wales just fell down the list a bit.
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Feb 15, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Its on the mountain to the right of Mt. Snowdon.
Snorky

Trad climber
Carbondale, CO
Feb 16, 2012 - 12:07am PT
Wales just fell down the list a bit.

That's really funny.

I'm putting together a guidebook of classic gulleys and technical scree. That looks like a candidate!

Seriously though, thanks to the poster for all those great pics.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Gonna climb some rock this weekend.
briham89

Trad climber
los gatos. ca
Feb 16, 2012 - 01:13am PT
pine line..long way to go
pine line..long way to go
Credit: briham89

Guadalupe night fun
Guadalupe night fun
Credit: briham89
great end to a great day
great end to a great day
Credit: briham89
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 16, 2012 - 05:01am PT
Nice pics Kelsey!

Kyle on Clandestine Affair
hotlum

climber
Oregon
Feb 16, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
starting up
starting up
Credit: hotlum
oh yeah!
oh yeah!
Credit: hotlum
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2012 - 10:29pm PT
Me on Early Morning Job 5.9, Spanky's Wall

Kyle Koroll Photo.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 27, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
Mushroom 5.9

Luke Cormier Photo

Keep Occupying!
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 27, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
I shall go climbing this weekend!

Take that SUCKAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 25, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Just because Donini said it would never last.

Kyle on Washington Bullets 10c
Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Apr 25, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
Musta Been High <br/>
photo by Rob Kepley
Musta Been High
photo by Rob Kepley
Credit: Gobi
China Doll <br/>
Photo by Rob Kepley
China Doll
Photo by Rob Kepley
Credit: Gobi
Brother In Arms <br/>
Photo by Rob Kepley
Brother In Arms
Photo by Rob Kepley
Credit: Gobi
Scott Bennett stops to take it all in on Zebra Zion
Scott Bennett stops to take it all in on Zebra Zion
Credit: Gobi
Necronomicon <br/>
photo by Eliza Earle
Necronomicon
photo by Eliza Earle
Credit: Gobi
The Backbone <br/>
Photo by Brian Mosbough
The Backbone
Photo by Brian Mosbough
Credit: Gobi
The Backbone <br/>
photo by Brian Mosbough
The Backbone
photo by Brian Mosbough
Credit: Gobi
The Backbone <br/>
photo by Brian Mosbough
The Backbone
photo by Brian Mosbough
Credit: Gobi
Mason Earle on Humble Pie
Mason Earle on Humble Pie
Credit: Gobi
snakefoot

climber
cali
Apr 25, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
bump for the crags, kick arse thread
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 25, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
Nice pics Gobi!!

Aislinn on Make it Monkey 5.10+

Mike Cowper Photo
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 25, 2012 - 08:16pm PT

Luke whips on Jangling Balls Wall 11b

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 25, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
And jangle they did is my bet.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 25, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
yes sir! A couple of times in fact.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 25, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
take 2
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Apr 25, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
Wheeler Peak looking down on Round Valley and Bishop.
Wheeler Peak looking down on Round Valley and Bishop.
Credit: james Colborn
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 17, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Sunset on University Wall
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 20, 2012 - 03:12am PT
Kieran on Lost Horizon 10c (Squamish)




Dave on Black Widow (Skaha)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 20, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
Kyle on Thorax Complaint 10c
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
Way to keep up the stoke Mike.
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Aug 21, 2012 - 01:13am PT
Feminine Protection, 5.10d Yosemite
Feminine Protection, 5.10d Yosemite
Credit: The beautifull Miss Colleen
Cross Reference 5.11r Stately Pleasure Dome, Tuolumne
Cross Reference 5.11r Stately Pleasure Dome, Tuolumne
Credit: The beautiful Miss Colleen
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 21, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Following your example Mike!


Ryan on Yosemite Pinnacle Left Side 10b
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 28, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
Zombie Roof 13a
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 28, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Go for it, it's just a boulder problem.
Go for it, it's just a boulder problem.
Credit: tom woods

wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 02:07am PT
North Coast Chimney, Fort Bragg, CA  5.6 r/x Britches By Birdwell
North Coast Chimney, Fort Bragg, CA 5.6 r/x Britches By Birdwell
Credit: The Beautiful Miss Colleen
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:04am PT
Ya buildering!

Kyle on Mercy Street 10b
Spike Flavis

Trad climber
Truckee California
Sep 13, 2012 - 09:49am PT

Northwest Arete III &#40;5.7&#41; of Center Peak High Sierra. photo Tim Best
Northwest Arete III (5.7) of Center Peak High Sierra. photo Tim Best
Credit: Spike Flavis

Checkout my blog.
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
Bump

Sweet views of Half Dome from SFWC
Sweet views of Half Dome from SFWC
Credit: briham89

Snake Dike goodness
Snake Dike goodness
Credit: briham89
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
John leading the 6th pitch. Prow
John leading the 6th pitch. Prow
Credit: briham89

Leading the 5th pitch. SF washington column
Leading the 5th pitch. SF washington column
Credit: briham89

Credit: briham89
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
Prow-Props, briham. Very nice first shot. Recent?
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Thanks mouse. That was from June, such a great route!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Bump
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 6, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
Fall = The best
Fall = The best
Credit: briham89

Goat Rock. Not granite, but hey it's still fun!
Goat Rock. Not granite, but hey it's still fun!
Credit: briham89
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 7, 2012 - 09:47am PT
More climbing!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:16am PT
bump
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:27am PT
Unknown *** route, Cliffs of Insanity, Indian Creek
Unknown *** route, Cliffs of Insanity, Indian Creek
Credit: Tork


One of the coolest routes we climbed on our trip last week at The Creek. Kinda all alone on the far left side of Cliffs of Insanity gets very little traffic cause its a whole 15min walk in the wrong direction from the 4* routes.
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:34am PT
Thanks tork. Need to go there soon, a little different than soyo eh?
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Nov 7, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Tork,

there's a good chance I'll be at the the Cliffs of Insanity during Thanksgiving. What are the sizes on that crack?

Especially that tasty-looking section up higher....
robSJ

Ice climber
san jose
Nov 7, 2012 - 11:07am PT
More climbing, less politics!

Mr Lean, Palisade Head northern MN
Mr Lean, Palisade Head northern MN
Credit: robSJ

Laceration Jam, Palisade Head northern MN
Laceration Jam, Palisade Head northern MN
Credit: robSJ
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 7, 2012 - 11:07am PT
Ya Justin, very different but both are so goooooooooooood. Gota say I miss the Creek a lot already.

Gonzo, 97% hands and big hands. Lots of #3 Camalots.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Nov 7, 2012 - 11:18am PT
Keep up the occupation! The resistance lives on!

I love this picture! Click to enlarge...
I love this picture! Click to enlarge...
Credit: RP3
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 7, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Joni on Arrowhead
Joni on Arrowhead
Credit: this just in
Credit: this just in
Eric on Canibus Cruise
Eric on Canibus Cruise
Credit: this just in

And some panos from da iphone
Credit: this just in
Credit: this just in
Credit: this just in
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
A lot of lame threads right now.....BUMP!!!!!

Credit: briham89
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Even skiing is better than politics, hers my kid getting ready to ski ...
Even skiing is better than politics, hers my kid getting ready to ski Mt. Lassen
Credit: doughnutnational
mhay

climber
Reno, NV
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Mithral Dihedral
Mithral Dihedral
Mithral Dihedral
Credit: mhay
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 22, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
bump
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
bump for some great shots !
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 22, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
There's just something about a nice piece of rock.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Bump for big Mike who single handedly kept this thread alive for quite sometime.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 3, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
The shoulders healing good.
Still a little sore, but I am climbing,
and I will be posting more climbing pics this year
than last year.
Credit: Cosmiccragsman
MH2

climber
Mar 4, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:43am PT
BUMP!

Credit: briham89
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Bump..... There has been a serious lack of climbing threads lately :(
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jul 5, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Pitch 7 West Face of the Leaning Tower
Pitch 7 West Face of the Leaning Tower
Credit: briham89
ag.Fox

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jul 5, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Bump for less politics - MORE CLIMBING!!!
Staying dry on Carl's Overhang, School Rock @ Donner in the rain
Staying dry on Carl's Overhang, School Rock @ Donner in the rain
Credit: ag.Fox
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 01:02am PT
WML I guess 20 below is good for something.
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 11, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Mike,

Where are those sweet-looking dihedrals in that 2nd photo of your first post? Tulgey Wood route...that looks amazingly fun.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:12am PT
L that's on Devil's Tower. One of my first 5.9 leads. Incredibly coo! .My brother's cabin is 10 miles away. Come out this summer and we'll do a mass ascent! We can do show tunes!!
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Knew it had to be the Tower...just looked a bit funky from this angle.

Mass ascent with SHOW TUNES??? I'm all over dat! (I've always wanted to climb that puppy!)

But summer? I thought the reason they call it Devil's Tower twas cause it's hotter 'n hell in the summer. No?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Good point, May or late August/ September maybe.
However, it's on the West face, and you can beat the sun by starting early!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
L, Jay hit the nail on the head, of course he would know. That is one tough 5.9, I think they give it a +. I would add a full number grade to it though. Much tougher than the first two pitches combined which are rated 5.10. The first picture is on a really sweet pire in the needles with some really good wide on it at a much more reasonalbe grade. Sept and Oct are really good as can be November and December many years.
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 11, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Thanks Mike.

I figured Jaybro was sandbaggin' me...all he really cares about is SHOW TUNES! ;-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
MH2, is it my eyes or is there a paucity of pro in that shot? Did he climb
that flare sans sustenance?

Briham and MikeM, nice shots!

You too, Cosmic, but maybe a little less butt next time, mkay? ;-)
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
I still say we need to talk nature into doing a sushifest in the Black Hills. I can think of some very good locations, my back yard, Devils Tower, Poverty gultch, sylvan lake picnic area, Needles Eye Tunnel, Spearfish Canyon...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Also Mike, my brothers cabin/50 acres by Devils tower!
Aka the armbar ranch!
It just screams for sushi!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
I'm in now just get nature signed up.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 10, 2014 - 06:26pm PT
BUMP
someone put up some pics.....please....
I need a stoke while stuck here at my desk.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 10, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
We actually pestered nature about the concept of a DeTo Sushifest last week at the IC Sushifest he seemed positive about it!!
I think the colonel(frank Sanders)'s place is where we want to be! Occupy devil's Tower Lodge!
Note the banner ad under which I am typing!
Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 30, 2014 - 05:49am PT
Take back the taco
BigFeet

Trad climber
Texas
Sep 30, 2014 - 05:51am PT
bump
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 30, 2014 - 05:55am PT
Time to get ST back on route.....

Zebra Zion, Smith Rocks OR
Zebra Zion, Smith Rocks OR
Credit: Charlie D.
BigFeet

Trad climber
Texas
Sep 30, 2014 - 06:00am PT
More climbing!
More climbing!
Credit: BigFeet
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