Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing --- Resources ---

Useful climbing resources.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
McTech Arete and Crimson Chrysalis
Trap Dike in the winter with my arm in a sling
These are a few of my favorite things.

My list of recommended Gunks climbs for new leaders is kept here.

And I've got a page (slightly garbled in translation to pdf) which explains what to do when your rappel rope gets stuck.

A summary of the tradeoffs between different climbing technique and gear choices.

Lindseth climbing wall resources.

Notes on gear placement and anchor building.

I've got a copy of the Metolius instructions on taping for crack climbing.

Starting to work on a beta sheet for our ADK Ice class. And curriculum for Learning to lead. And a bunch of useful stuff that rgold has posted. And my tips for dealing with stuck gear when you have new followers.

I don't want people to say of me, "He died doing what he loved."
Rather they should be able to say, "He LIVED doing what he loved."

I've climbed rock or ice in 144 locations around the world. (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

I've climbed rock or ice in 144 locations around the world.

Check out the Google Map.    USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina --

Wide angle panorama of the Near Trapps, Trapps and Skytop (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

Wide angle panorama of the Near Trapps, Trapps and Skytop    Gunks -- 10/14/2007

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at a moderate zoom.  The high resolution version of this photo has enough detail to identify individual climbs. (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at a moderate zoom. The high resolution version of this photo has enough detail to identify individual climbs. I really like this panorama with the bright fall colors in the foreground, but I wish there had been a more brilliant sunrise early in the morning when I took the picture. The clouds over the cliff were perfect, but were so heavy everywhere else that the sun never got through to illuminate them. I may just go to this pumpkin patch in mid-October next year to try to recreate the photo.    Gunks -- 10/14/2007

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom.  The resulting jpg is about 40,000 pixels wide, so I broke it into three pieces for the web site.  The high resolution version of this photo has enough detail to identify individual climbers had any been on the cliff early that morning. (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom. The resulting jpg is about 40,000 pixels wide, so I broke it into three pieces for the web site. The high resolution version of this photo has enough detail to identify individual climbers had any been on the cliff early that morning. I annotated a few climbs to provide landmarks for finding all the climbs. Each of the three full screen pictures on the web is just a segment of the entire panorama at high resolution, so you can see what sort of quality the photos have.    Gunks -- 10/14/2007

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom, part 2. (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom, part 2.    Gunks -- 10/14/2007

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom, part 3. (Category:  Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing)

Panorama of the Near Trapps and Trapps taken at full zoom, part 3.    Gunks -- 10/14/2007