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little

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This little fella found it's way into my partner's helmet when he left it on the ground for a few minutes near the base of this route. Thankfully it fell out when he picked the helmet up to put it on. Their camouflage is incredible though; we were looking for it for several minutes before we found it, about 3 or 4 feet from the dropped helmet. Things would have gotten a lot more interesting if my partner had gotten the helmet on with the snake still in it...
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2011-07-29
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Unknown corner

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pic of the upper portion of the climb. Lower 50 feet or so of the corner not shown.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2011-07-20
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Mrs. Workman's Corner

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General line if you go left instead of straight up. Bottom 10 or so feet is cut off but you get the idea. Look closely to see my goofy but effective tree sling pro.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2011-03-31
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upper flake on Unknown 5.7+

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This shows the upper section of this rather long route. From the top of the wide crack start working up towards the base of the flake, following the path of least resistance and the best gear. The crack is probably 5.4ish, possibly R if you don't take wide gear or G if you load up. Optional belay at the top of the 5.4. Above, the climbing becomes noticeably more difficult, probably 5.7+ to 5.8ish. Possible to dodge left over the chasm onto the easy part of step and fetch if you don't like the look of things or the slightly dubious rock quality+lichen creep you out. Airy moves up top!
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-10-11
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getting casual before pulling the crux

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After the bouldery start, catch a break to set pro and consider the next moves through the crux roof. About as casual as 5.10 gets.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-10-04
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Flail on!

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A problem finding the right feet... one way to do it.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-08-12
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Getting underway...

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Starting up A Walk in the Light. Work the hard move off the ground, move left and aim for the crack, then head up the face to the decent sized ledge.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-08-12
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At the Roof

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Climber pulling the roof on Break on Through.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-06-22
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popeye effect

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View of about 20 feet up the route showing a distinctive triangular notch that might help one locate the route.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-23
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P2 Dromedary

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Part of P2 on Dromedary, up and left of the second belay. Getting up to where I got the second piece of gear felt like the crux, although the 3rd piece is a #5 C4, which you'll probably want if you go this way. Alternate line goes out right to the arete (not shown, far right) which I'll try to get in a wide angle shot next time I'm up.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-23
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Pitch 1 of Dromedary

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Rope line for Pitch one of Dromedary, at least the way I went. Several variations possible. Route continues up and out right up the face and out the v-slot in the upper right. Continue up and left from there to reach the gully with the rap station.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-17
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Central Cleft lead path

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Picture of the rope line my partner took on the unknown route located under and left of the rap for Southern Exposure.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-17 | Last Modified: 2010-05-21
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Unknown 5.7+

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This is a picture showing the start (mainly) of an unknown 5.7+ climb between Golden Earring and Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do. Taken with a wide angle lens to get most of the route, it's kind of a screwy perspective, making the bottom longer and the top foreshortened.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-05
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Air Show line

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Air show line (Note: *considerably* foreshortened) taken from P1 belay up sentinel chimney.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-05-03
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blue balls area rap station

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Slung (and then some) chockstone forms a rap station for the topout of blue balls and whatver else puts you up on top of the pillar peninsula. Rap drops you down into the split/gully about 100' down. I'm fairly sure a 60m will get you down but I *know* a 70m will.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-04-28
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Borrowed time/Amputee

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Looking up from the start on Borrowed time at my friend Sue. Not the best topo, but I think it looks kind of neat.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-04-21
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Popeye Effect

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Working through the overhanging bit near the start. This is a view from slightly up the gully looking down towards the trail.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-04-12
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Bottom to Top

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Picture of the line, after we had tweaked it straight on a subsequent TR. Pardon the wide-angle lens stretchification of the bottom of the route and my partner!
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-04-01
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Walk Don't Run

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Shot of a previously undocumented line we thought looked fun. Just a short ways down from "Blue Balls" and "Turdslinger" but before the large cleft in the rock that contains "Relapse". Shot taken with a wide angle lens, so it's a bit foreshortened.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-03-29
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Blue Balls

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Topo pic of Blue Balls. Looks a bit kooky due to the wid angle lens I used. Wander your way up and exit through the V slot, top center. Many possibilities.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-03-21
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I Gotta Wear Shades

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Climber mid-way up the route on TR.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-11-22 | Last Modified: 2009-11-23
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Foreign Trade Zone on TR.

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Climber working FTZ on top rope. Note that there are a couple directionals in place on the bolt line and he is just below the first bolt (to his right) at the first crux - some tricky face moves. The second crux, which is harder, is at the V-notch just above the big crack. 2 bolts one right after another there and then nothing more till the 2 bolt anchor, which is a bit strenuous to reach.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-11-22 | Last Modified: 2009-11-23
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Start of Hindu Kush

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Hindu Kush, via the trad line. Although this is technically easier (5.8) than the 2-bolt "sport" start (5.9) it was quite a bit more nerve-racking and had a number of moves I felt were just as challenging. The gear was all small and sketchy or in hollow flakes. It may not be obvious from the picture but the start is a bit runout to boot. The last move before the big ledge that meets up with the sport line requires some commitment. Be sure to protect just after that on the big ledge or your second will face a big pendulum at a tough move.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-08-19
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Turn Styles

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Face with Turn Styles on it and the route I followed.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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Turn Styles

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Face with Turn Styles on it.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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A Little Help From My Friends

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Face with the route I took highlighted.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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A Little Help From My Friends

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Face with the route.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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Fish Story

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The line for Fish Story goes up and right. Near the dark little squared off piece in the upper right corner (with a tiny bit of greenery to it's left) is the "hidden" bolt, if I remember correctly.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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Leftovers

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Leftovers wall. Route goes mostly straight up, traverse right, then up and left into the corner left of the stripes. Anchor up and right a few feet. The stripes make it hard to miss and are part of what drew me to it!
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-28
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the line

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Pic of someone's rope line (superimposed green line) on Raise Hell. The leader was seemed a bit stressed to discover some bats in one of the cracks he was planning to use at one point so he might have gone a little off route or just skipped putting pro in that crack!
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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rap station guts

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A peek at a couple of the fixed pieces comprising the rap station. I think there is one more in there too that you can't see in this picture. There is a really creepy loose green rock below this, but the pieces themselves appear to be in good rock.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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rap station

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Top out/rap station shot for Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do. There is a nice big ledge to hang out on up here. The rap station, is your classic Moore's deal - some fixed gear with a few steel cable loops through a ring.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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middle section

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Shot of the middle section of the climb. More or less done with the main crack, and traveling up and increasingly to the right. Nice rest point at the start of this section.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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The line above the start

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Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do - Looking up above the cruxy bouldery start you can see the line the route takes as it follows the main crack. Eventually the main crack peters out and you can follow a horizontal crack to the right to a new crack system that takes you to the top. Here it looks a bit like a diagonal up and right.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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route start

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The start of the Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do is the wide crack well to the left of the rap line in the picture. I primarily stayed in this feature; the little crack to the right was of no use to me at all. Note that the ground is actually about 6-8 feet below where the crack starts in this picture, so there is a bit of exposed burly bouldering to get to the first piece of gear.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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Step and Fetch area

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This is a view of the wall above Golden Earring before you start the traverse (GE ends a little below the trees in the middle right). I've not climbed Step and Fetch so I'm not sure where the line goes, but it's somewhere up this face. This picture was taken from the ledge/rap station at the top of Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do/Stab in the Dark.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-24
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Follow the Brownstone Road

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Our guide workin' his way up the Armatron. Such an awesome area, just a pain to get to.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-17
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Myster Z, Red Rocks NV

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Picture of me partway up Myster Z (5.7) in Red Rocks. Went up with a guide. Behind me you can see the wall that has Crimson Chrysalis. We heard climbers shouting to each other but hard a hard time finding them until we realized that they were the ant-sized objects about 1/3rd of the way up.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-15
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Razorback

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Short trad route at Pebble Beach area, Red River Gorge KY. 11/2008
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2008-12-03
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Sentinel rap station

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Photo of the bolt and pulley system at the top of the second pitch of Sentinel Buttress. The guide I used said it was 110' to the crows nest (start of the 2nd pitch). I was able to reach it with a single 70m rope.
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2008-08-19 | Last Modified: 2008-12-01
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