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Comments by roninthorne (38)


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nice one pat... you look pretty casual, man... way to send.

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The route's actual name is "Aloha". I should know... it's my route. Hope you liked it. (ps... if you touch anything on the right wall... like that foothold you're using... you're off route. Sorry... just the facts.) Mike Gray

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Did you camp (and, more importantly, build this fire) at Franklin? Please don't do this... there is plenty of National Forest land all around to camp in.

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That particular boulder cave is between Blood, Sweat, and Chalk (5.9) and the Bolted Boulder's "One For One" which I think goes at about 5.12+/-. Seneca guide Dan Miller was one of the first people to send the problem all the way from the back of the cave to the end of the upper face, back in '92 or '93...

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Rock ON, man! Did you fall above this? Traditionallt, this crux is the best/most likely place to slice your rope on the route... some folks climb it with twins.

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Smokin'!

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If this is the second wall left of the Satellite Boulder, this is/was called the Terminator Traverse. If it isn't that wall, then it looks very, very tastey..... congrats!

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way to go, brutha... crank it!

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Way to go... a beautiful finish, isn't it?

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5 out of 5 stars A sweet, hard-to-protect line that is a LOT taller than it looks in this pic! Kudos to Kelli (I Prefer "Babe") Pohl and Stretch Master G for great climbing days and pics.

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go, Brenda!

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clipping from a closer stance would have been much safer... looks like that's a long reach to a shoulder sling, which means she's probably 2' below the actual clipping stance... lotta extra slack in the event of a slip (and most blown clip falls I've seen happen in this exact scenario)

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Ahhh... another true hardman honing himself to the razor's edge of fitness. Reminds me of the time... well, actually, no it doesn't.. I don't remember many of those times, any more... either for liability or Alzheimer's reasons....

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Focussed, powerful... incredibly intense shot. And some damned nice shoulder/arm muscles, too...

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No Weld is about 12 routes downriver from this line, which is known as the Kelvin Crack because all previous attempts (back in the 90s) were made on very, very cold days. Nice job on the send.

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Way to go, Lily!

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Gr-r-r-r-r-r-r-e-a-t!

(sorry... but someone was bound to do it...)

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Words do no justice. Thanks...

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4 out of 5 stars It's actually just 5.9 or so, but the top out is pretty committing and there's a crappy boulder right under that corner. Still, all in all, a classic Hone problem.

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3 out of 5 stars Leavenworth?! Who wouldn't be smiling, with all that rock, that setting, and NO LINES!?

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Love the shadow and the hand just out of contact with the rock. Very, very hot...

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5 out of 5 stars Reeeaaallllly regretting moving back east after living in PHX, now....

Great pic, lass.

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Since this is a very decent shot of a beautifully muscled BACK, what is with the breasts issue, anyways? Sounds like a little envy (like "nobody ever shot a pic of me that got this kind of response") and a lot of knee-jerk feminazi reflex. If this was a guy I'd still say "Now that is a beautiful shot..."

...I just wouldn't be nearly as interested in cloning the model....

p.s. we are BORN men... we don't ask for or install these glands, k?

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whooooaaaa there, little doggies... only gonna comment on two comments cuz this atrocity speaks for itself-

1) If it's private land, then they can do whatever they want to the rock- that's called PROPERTY RIGHTS. Doesn't make it aesthetic or environmentally sensitive, but it does mean that once YOU buy something (even a chunk of potentially incredible rock) NO ONE else can tell you what to do with it. For instance, there are a large number of birdwatchers and plant lovers who would love to close and erase every single private (and public) climbing area in the world. To support your justification that ownership doesn't equal the right to control, you would have to support their views and desires. PIck your battles- fight to keep this sort of thing from happening on NFS/NPS/BLM land, and stick to feeling a vaguely superior sense of pity for landowners who do this to their own property.

2) Rockclimbing.com did not supply holds, glue, ropes, or personnel for this effort, so they ARE NOT as responsible for it. Funny that without RC.com, you wouldn't had a place to post this bash about RC.com... make up your mind. If you hate the site so very badly, delete all your posts, decommision your profile, delete the URL from your history, and don't log back in. The rest of us will be ever so grateful, and the novelty of that situation should be worth something to you...

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Seems like a lot of chalk and gobage for a simple pose session... and so what if it was... it still looks lovely, and beauty, in this world, is rare enough to appreciate no matter where one finds it...

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freakin' BOOTY CALL! Deepest appreciation from a life long appreciator of fine rump...

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Nope- no glove...

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kick-ASS!

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Most of the negative probably comes from the fact that when 90% of the males on earth see a smile like that, it takes at least ten seconds for their brain to reboot and say "NOW what the HELL was I doing...?" If that interrupted them on their way to post "STFU, noob" for the 1,001st time, they get annoyed... (GO gratuitous "STFU, noob" post... ;)

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4 out of 5 stars Bad. ASS!

That is ALL.

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Not to interrupt the america-bashing, but I've actually noticed that politics seem to plague the world. And in America, climbers, as much as politics, keep climbers off of new rock.

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5 out of 5 stars Sounds like it ends up meaning that Dief and Mary K get lots of money for the gym and climbing team, as long as they say "Go Resolution!" every time they meet. And that John Sherman is now (ironically) responsible for developing hundreds of sport climbs out at Tamo... Keep up the fight, CCA!

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Go for it, dudeman! And when you fall and it rips, we'll snag whatever is left behind while the local EMTs tote you down the hill!

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1 out of 5 stars Ignore the Z-clip? On RC.com? Is there a name for this private little world you live in, and what happens there when someone calls you an idiot for z-clipping, getting someone to take a picture of it, POSTING said picture, and then telling people to ignore the only noteworthy thing in the picture?

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4 out of 5 stars No danger back in the day, Ed. My stuff was about three miles from where the horde was standing in line to repeat routes, on the far side of a canyon with no guidebook, in a cave that just looked like an overgrown alley betwen fins until you pushed through the brush. Not many climbers in AZ or any other state of the union who would have had the stones to even be there, much less look around enough to find and steal my gear. Heck, it took Marty Karabin and Rich LeMal YEARS to find me, and they were constantly active in the area, at that time.

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No shit?

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4 out of 5 stars This spunky 11-yr-old sent everything we put him on, and came back for more. The next generation of Smoke Hole climbers is on the move!

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Awesome! Rockclimbing.com now has pictures of stonework. We have arrived!