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Comments by hawesro (18)


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3 out of 5 stars You sewed up that line like a surgeon! Nice climb.

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Hey BC2VT. Don't worry about Bradley3297's comment. You will find that you run into a lot of climbers that have a "cooler than you" attitude. It is unfortunate. I wish people would just realize that it is about having fun, not proving that climbs that make other people nervous are beneath you. I climbed Diedre in 2005. Great Climb. Pretty stiff and long climb for an early climbing career outing. Following any traverse early in your climbing career can be quite scary. I remember the traverse. I don't think it is the overall distance of the traverse (although it is an entire pitch long) as much as the distance between gear placements on slab that makes it nerve racking. If you were to fall at the wrong place while following the traverse, you would go swinging wildly across low angle slab. It is a good way to lose a considerable amount of skin. Ouch! You had every reason to be rattled. Keep climbing hard.

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5 out of 5 stars That is amazing. And I thought Vancouver was a cool looking city...

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Nice Jean Shorts!

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Would you please post more pictures of little corner? I can't find pictures of this route anywhere on the internet. I have heard it is a little vegetated. I would like to see pictures so I can judge for myself before making the four hour drive from Atlanta and the not so fun approach at Shortoff. What do you think about the quality of the route? How does it compare to Maginot Line? Many thanks!

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Thanks! It was a really fun route. Originally we wanted to climb the northeast buttress of Mount Slesse but one of my partners had gained 30 or 40 pounds and was sucking wind on the approach. It is a 30 pitch 5.9 that a commercial airliner crashed into in the 1950's killing ~50 people. It was creepy camping out in the gorge!

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Great perspective! I have hundreds of shots on this route, but nothing from that perspective. Where was the hsot taken from?

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You could be right about the gear placements. I do remember seeing eyebrows out right, but when I stood out of the crux, it seemed like an awkward reach. I found it easier to hop up through the crux and start traversing right over easy ground before stopping to place pro.

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5 out of 5 stars I wonder if there are snakes on the plane. I am so fed up with these motherf'ing snakes on this motherf'ing plane!

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It is easy to run out of time climbing in the chilliwack River Valley with the hellasious (spelling?) hike up to Rexford.

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Tell me your e-mail and I will send you the larger version. I had to shrink the pic to fit it onto this website.

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Is it just me or does this picture look transposed? The pendulum goes from the climbers right to left (when facing the wall). This picture shows the climber swinging from his left to his right. Weird!

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That swing is soooo much fun! Not nearly as scary as I thought before hand, but so cool!

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Why, oh why is there a bolt < 2 feet away from a splitter crack!!! That's Alabama climbing for you.

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Awesome proposal spot! I always thought that the South Peak of Seneca Rocks would be a really cool place to propose. Did you have the ring out when she arrived at the summit on belay?

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I hope you were able to get off the route quickly when it started to rain. Rappelling to down Solar Slab Gully is a b!tch... especially if it is raining!

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Super fun climb. I climbed this route in May 2010. Red Rocks has some of the most pleasant rock I have ever had the pleasure of climbing on.

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Is this the climb on the far right side of the south face?