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An email exchange with 5.12OW got me thinking about this. It is said that you can never come home again. But one of the best climbing trips I ever took, was coming home to Kentucky in the fall of '79. Teaming up with either Pearsall or Seibert, or sometimes both, we did first ascents The Quest, Towe...
I first met Todd at Vedauwoo about 1980 or so. We were up from Fort Collins for the day. The fall weather was glorious, and we'd had a wonderful day of climbing when Todd walked up to greet us. He had this huge grin on his face, looked like he couldn't have been over 19 or so, and was going out of h...
- Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:35 am
- Forum: Trad
- Topic: gbarnett - missing, presumed dead
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gbarnett recently asked for and received a very nice list of recommended routes, so that he might be able to conduct a quality tour for some visiting traddies. Nothing has been heard from gb or the traddies since. It is feared that they are lying in a broken heap at the base of one of the red river'...
That's it. TR the whole thing in one long pitch. You can take a breather on the ledge beneath the overhang. It's damn near a perfect plumb line. Put in the effort to engineer toprope anchors and you'll be glad you did. This will be a challenging and fun problem.
As far as I know, Tower of Power is still waiting for someone to climb it. It's been twenty seven years this month since the first ascent. If anyone else has climbed it in that time they haven't sprayed about it on this forum. So humor me, throw a top rope on it at least. It will be involved. Probab...
- Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:05 pm
- Forum: More climbing!
- Topic: Aconcagua: December, 2007
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Aconcagua and Denali are very different, but both are really cool. Aconcagua is really third world. Not technically difficult at all, but remote, with a fairly long approach if you do the Polish Glacier. While much easier than Denali, Aconcagua has one great hazard (OK, two if you count drowning on ...
- Sat May 20, 2006 12:29 pm
- Forum: Lost in the woods
- Topic: "the Red" or "the Gorge"
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There was a time when most climbers actually called it the "Red River Gorge." Wasn't really that hard to say, and everyone knew what you were talking about. This got shortened to "the Gorge", a name by which the place was known for years. I suspect this sounded a bit too provincial for well traveled...
If you look at the animated sequence you'll see him holding one of the pieces that failed. You can probably tell what brand it is. Looks kind of like the piece might have been too small for the crack it was placed in. Cams on one side appear to have inverted.