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Matt on the bolt ladder to boot flake

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Matt on the bolt ladder to boot flake

Matt Wills leading the bolt ladder to Boot Flake. Just around the corner is a beautiful 5.10 hand crack.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 2243 | Votes: 37 | Comments: 20
Looking down from the Changing Corners pitch

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Looking down from the Changing Corners pitch

Way up on the nose... I have no idea how anyone could free this pitch. Just aiding around the corner on the bolt is reachy!
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 3186 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 13
A long way up

Average Rating = 3.33/5 A long way up

Looking down from, I believe, the Glowering Spot. I need a better pair of wall boots!
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 725 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 5
Busy day on the Stovelegs

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Busy day on the Stovelegs

Matt Wills leading up with another party above us. All five of us spent the night at Dolt Tower that night. Good people (You know who you are.)
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 710 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
The standard East Buttress Pic

Average Rating = 3.91/5 The standard East Buttress Pic

Yup, it's been taken a thousand times, so what's one more time, eh? Matt Wills leading the chickenhead pitch.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 899 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 7
Pinto leading The Double Cracks

Average Rating = 3.73/5 Pinto leading The Double Cracks

What a great pitch! The exposure finally kicks in and the climbing is superb. A nice fun pitch after seemingly endless chimneys.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 881 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 8
Ouch.  Back at the belay after a fall.

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Ouch. Back at the belay after a fall.

A good reason to not screw up! I fell on pitch 4 of the Reg. NW face and ripped off the tip of my pinky finger. Not sure how it happened, exactly. I think it must have gotten caught between the rope and a carabiner. Man did that hurt! The end result: 14 stitches and a failed attempt on Half Dome. We came back later, though, and sent it without problems.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 709 | Votes: 2 | Comment: 1
Close up of the finger injury

Average Rating = 3.29/5 Close up of the finger injury

For those of you stout of heart and strong of stomach, here's the close up of the flapper from hell.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 2153 | Votes: 19 | Comments: 33
Matt Wills leading 10% Real

Average Rating = 2.83/5 Matt Wills leading 10% Real

10% Real is one of the best routes in Orient Bay. 60m of steep ice and funky structures keep things interesting all the way to the top. Rock-climbing-esque moves are required to get through overhangs formed by ice mushrooms. Very, very cool.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 917 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Matt at the belay after the Kor Roof

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Matt at the belay after the Kor Roof

What a cool little alcove. We fixed one more pitch past this, up the rivet ladder, then rapped back to Dinner Ledge. The ring-tailed cat got into our haulbag that night. It ate a Clif bar and some jerky. God only knows what happened to that poor creature's digestive system!
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 733 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Pinto on pitch 3 of Mean Green

Average Rating = 3.77/5 Pinto on pitch 3 of Mean Green

This was the first of the two steep pillar pitches. This one was the shorty (WI4). Strange, funky, hollow ice near the top made for some excitement.
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 957 | Votes: 13 | Comments: 8
Matt Wills on pitch 4 of Mean Green

Average Rating = 3.89/5 Matt Wills on pitch 4 of Mean Green

Matt is leading the crux pillar pitch of Mean Green (WI5). It was at about this point where he realized that the BD Fusions really don't swing well. Perhaps the wrong place to learn new tools! He cranked it out like a champ, though, no matter how many swings were needed for a stick!
Submitted by: pinto on 2004-06-25
Views: 959 | Votes: 9 | Comments: 4
Alex and Seamus seconding Nightfall

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Alex and Seamus seconding Nightfall

The mighty power of the reverso at work. I don't know what I'd do without one anymore. It has made me lazy! Anyway, beautiful ice on a beautiful route. There was some wierd, fractured ice blocks perched on this route on some inopportune places, but you work around them. (Then send them trundling down after everyone is clear--good fun!)
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-31
Views: 1027 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 2
Alpine Valley with Capitol in the Distance

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Alpine Valley with Capitol in the Distance

Ahh gorgeous alpine valleys... and the not so gorgeous trails that descend into them! For those of you interested in climbing Capitol, take the trail to the right of the parking area. The trail to the left drops 500' into this valley which you immediately have to reclimb. Urgh! It is pretty though, so if you have calves of steel and extra hiking is your thing, knock yourself out!
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-29
Views: 688 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Capitol Peak from the trailhead

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Capitol Peak from the trailhead

Taken at the beginning of two beautiful days in the mountains. Capitol is definitely one of the coolest peaks in Colorado. Steep, steep and more steep!
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-29
Views: 904 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 2
Leading nightfall

Average Rating = 3.20/5 Leading nightfall

Ahhh... Such fun. This was the "one last climb before we go back to iowa" climb. We had just spent the week in Nipigon climbing up there and made sure to catch this gem on the way back. It's only half an hour away from the highway!
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-29
Views: 1169 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 2
Matt seconding the Zanzibar Dihedral

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Matt seconding the Zanzibar Dihedral

The Zanzibar Dihedral (5.8)is one of the many second pitch options on the Weller Slab. Beautiful, high friction granite slab climing with some wonderful cracks. This pitch was an absolute classic! Unfortunately, we were a bit pressed by the incoming storms so I didn't really have the time to enjoy it as much as I should have! Well worth doing if you're in the area. (This was Matt's first trad climb, by the way!)
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-27
Views: 1649 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Independance Pass from the East

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Independance Pass from the East

This picture (actually 5 pictures, digitally stitched together) was taken from the highway near Twin Lakes. It was taken with a Canon PowerShot A40. Unfortuately, I didn't pay enough attention to the exposure and it was a bit washed out. Oh well. Still very nice. :)
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-27
Views: 830 | Votes: 4 | Comment: 1
Big winds on the first flatiron

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Big winds on the first flatiron

The good old first flatiron, in great conditions! There was something like seventy mile an hour winds. 5.4 never felt so entertaining!
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-10
Views: 810 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 4
George's Tree at Lumpy Ridge

Average Rating = 3.50/5 George's Tree at Lumpy Ridge

George's tree, a killer 5.9 flared "finger" crack (more crimping on face holds than jams, really), on a beautiful day. Osiris was busy so we headed one crack system over. It looked easy, but it ended up being a pretty stout 5.9.
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-10
Views: 1056 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
Ghetto alpine ice on Mt. Evans

Average Rating = 3.43/5 Ghetto alpine ice on Mt. Evans

A nice morning outing on Mt. Evans. We left a car on top and a car at summit lake, making for a 3 hour jaunt up the (very little remaining) alpine ice on the north face. Global warming has wreaked some havoc on this climb. :(
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-10
Views: 987 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 0
Reflections in the tarn

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Reflections in the tarn

This picture was totally accidental. We were up in the basin on the north face of Mt. Evans--I didn't even see the reflection in the lake when I took the picture. You can see the summit of Evans reflected in the tarn. (You can't, however, see the tourons hanging out on the summit watching us..)
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-10
Views: 596 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Pinto looking stupid

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Pinto looking stupid

Just finished soloing some moderate stuff. I don't know what the deal was with the expression. I think the altitude made me stupid. Great day in the mountains, though. A little ice, a little snow and a LOT of talus. (I would have rather had more snow, honestly...)
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-09
Views: 572 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 0
Ahh..  Schlitz at 13,000 feet..

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Ahh.. Schlitz at 13,000 feet..

Yet another picture from climbing at Mt. Evans. Greg found an (unfortunately) empty can of Schlitz (the king of crappy beers) on the talus field at the base of the north face of Mt. Evans. I'm willing to bet it was thrown by some tourist from the top (there's a road to the top, so you CAN drink beer at 14,000 feet, if you're so inclined).
Submitted by: pinto on 2002-07-09
Views: 698 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0