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Mike's Books

Average Rating = 3.40/5 Mike's Books

A couple of climbers take a rest on the huge ledge at the top of the first pitch of this moderate (5.6) off-width climb. The secret is to stay the hell out of the crack and stem your way through: just make sure to bring some bigger gear!
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 327 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0
Intersection Rock

Average Rating = 3.14/5 Intersection Rock

Here I am on the first pitch of Overhang Bypass, 5.7, on Intersection Rock: one of the must-do's in Hidden Valley
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 390 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
The Old Woman

Average Rating = 3.00/5 The Old Woman

here you can see where this formation got it's name from...this side, you can see a climber on Toe Jam, 5.7 but if you move to the other side you'll find a real gem: Double Cross
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 332 | Votes: 3 | Comment: 1
Starr Wall: High Mtn. Woody

Average Rating = 3.38/5 Starr Wall: High Mtn. Woody

Here's a shot of a climber about half-way up High Mountain Woody, a 45m 5.8 with plenty of exposure
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 470 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 0
Gary scoping a line

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Gary scoping a line

This climb captured our attention as soon as we saw it: a gorgeous corner crack that finished with an incredible arch. Gary hopped on this .10b and did a fine job onsighting it...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 820 | Votes: 3 | Comment: 1
Sam going through the roof

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Sam going through the roof

On the first ascent of the fourth pitch of this route (My Best Friend's Girlfriend, 5.11a/1pa) we weren't sure if you could chimney past this roof section or not: even with his helmet off (last frame) Sam couldn't manage the squeeze and was forced to nego
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2002-02-26
Views: 766 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1
John Guest on Heather Wall

Average Rating = 3.17/5 John Guest on Heather Wall

This enjoyable route...Being led down a path that at first seems paved with gold may cause you to dance. Ask questions before you follow another...is graded vs 4a.
Submitted by: jamesjacobs on 2002-02-25
Views: 739 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
John Guest Leads Black Hawk Hell Crack

Average Rating = 3.12/5 John Guest Leads Black Hawk Hell Crack

Another pic from this very easy S route. Well within solo territry for an experienced climber like John. A good first lead for a newcomer to Gritstone.
Submitted by: jamesjacobs on 2002-02-25
Views: 838 | Votes: 9 | Comment: 1
Early ascent of Last Rites

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Early ascent of Last Rites

Brian Chan on an early ascent of Last Rites (1986). Before the route had its free ascent in 1988 by Greg Barber and Dave Thomas.
Submitted by: chirp on 2002-02-24 | Last Modified: 2007-07-25
Views: 665 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 5
Marcos Bustamante en El Techo De Close 2.

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Marcos Bustamante en El Techo De Close 2.

Justo pasada la ùltima protección que tendrás hasta salir por completo del techo. Aquí vemos a Marcos entregado haciendo lanzamientos por los buenos cazos del techo.
Submitted by: greatgarbanzo on 2002-02-22
Views: 667 | Votes: 20 | Comments: 0
Marcos Bustamante en El Techo De Close

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Marcos Bustamante en El Techo De Close

Aquí vemos al "legendario"... (que come flor...) Marcos Bustamante en la muy técnica travesìa del segundo largo de esta ruta.
Submitted by: greatgarbanzo on 2002-02-20
Views: 465 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 0
Cleaning the Pillar

Average Rating = 3.62/5 Cleaning the Pillar

Janet Matthews does a superb job cleaning the long strenuous Split Pillar(10b). This finger to chimney pitch is over 40+ meters and one of the classic pitches on the Grand Wall. photo: Dave Ferguson
Submitted by: smellydude on 2002-02-20
Views: 463 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 2
'Three Men and a Dyke' Grade 21 (5.10c), Mt Buffalo, Australia

Average Rating = 4.39/5 'Three Men and a Dyke' Grade 21 (5.10c), Mt Buffalo, Australia

Neil seconds this superb dyke climb on the remote alpine Back Wall on Mt Buffalo. An hour walk in keeps the masses away from this stunning 180m slab of rock. Photo Kathy Dicker Sony Digital
Submitted by: orangeoverhang on 2002-02-17
Views: 521 | Votes: 73 | Comments: 35
Klahanie Crack

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Klahanie Crack

Elga spending a relaxing day climbing next to the picturesque Shannon Falls on the classic 5.7 hand crack, Klahanie Crack. photo: Dave Ferguson
Submitted by: smellydude on 2002-02-16
Views: 481 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1
Crimping on Booze and Broads

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Crimping on Booze and Broads

This route, a classic 5.9 corner, should be on everyone's tick list when they climb at the Lost Wall. Here's my partner, Aaron, grabbing for a crimpy hold.
Submitted by: reno on 2002-02-15
Views: 939 | Votes: 10 | Comment: 1
'Guns of Naverone'  grade 23 (5.11c), Frog Buttress, Australia

Average Rating = 3.67/5 'Guns of Naverone' grade 23 (5.11c), Frog Buttress, Australia

Cameron Fairbairn stems up the intial corner of this great crack line in Queensland. Photo Neil Monteith 35mm Slide
Submitted by: orangeoverhang on 2002-02-14
Views: 726 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 5
Tradding

Average Rating = 2.83/5 Tradding

This is one of the easier routes in the gorge. It has wonderful exposure and good pro with a great view at the top.
Submitted by: pwsk on 2002-02-13
Views: 9566 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Apron Strings

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Apron Strings

Dave Ferguson leads the classic 2 pitch route Apron Strings 5.10b. A popular start to the Grand Wall route. photo: Janet Matthews
Submitted by: smellydude on 2002-02-13
Views: 558 | Votes: 10 | Comments: 3
Merci-me

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Merci-me

Anne Marie Decaire seconding this bolted run out classic climb. This is the popular start to the Grand Wall (5.11a A0, 5.13c) photo: Dave Ferguson
Submitted by: smellydude on 2002-02-12
Views: 505 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 2
Paradise Forks Handcrack

Average Rating = 4.05/5 Paradise Forks Handcrack

Nick McKinnon jams this ultra sustained 5.11d crack on the perfect rock of Paradise Forks. Photo Neil Monteith 35mm Print
Submitted by: orangeoverhang on 2002-02-12
Views: 825 | Votes: 45 | Comments: 7
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