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Here are my old photo galleries from the old version of http://cliffmama.com – when it was just a place for me to share photos with family and friends. I’ll eventually be updating some of these and adding new galleries as time permits.

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Rock climbing at the Feudal Wall at Indian Cove, Joshua Tree National Park.

California – Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, California Joshua Tree, nicknamed “JTree”, is located in southern California, east of Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful place, vast expanses of rocks, blobs of tan colored granite that look like petrified elephant turds, or the set from an old Star Trek episode with styrofoam boulders. The rock is gritty and you’ll …

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New Jack City climbing area near Barstow, California.

California – New Jack City

New Jack City – Barstow, California New Jack City isn’t well known, and it probably isn’t a destination crag, but it is worth a visit if you’re in the area. I first went there in 2011, when a government shutdown threatened to kick us out of Joshua Tree, so we decided to visit New Jack …

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Climbing in Boulder Canyon with my daughter when she was 4 years old.

Colorado – Boulder, Colorado Springs Areas

Boulder, Colorado Springs and other central Colorado areas There’s so much climbing to be done in the central Colorado area that I can’t begin to go into details. Remember that the older climbing areas, like Boulder Canyon, have old-time stiffer grades. When the kids were little, we spent a day climbing in Boulder Canyon with …

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Colorado – Ophir area

Ophir area – southwestern Colorado Ophir area, southwestern Colorado Dates Crag Climbs Partners July 25, 2001 Dark Side, Ophir Wall rained, no climbing, just looking Barbara Zlebek July 27, 2001 Cracked Canyon, Ophir Wall Algebra (5.6), Pirouette (5.7), Where are you’re friends (5.10+), Air Arete (5.10) Barbara Zlebek July 2001 Ames Wall, Ophir didn’t climb, …

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Maine – Otter Cliffs, Acadia

Otter Cliffs – Acadia National Park, Maine   Otter Cliffs – Acadia National Park, Maine Dates Crag Climbs Partners June 2008 (Facebook) Otter Cliffs Wonderwall (5.7), Drunken Sailor (5.10b), various climbs on Plaque Wall Jasmine and Ariel

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Mexico – Potrero Chico

Potrero Chico, Nuevo Leon – Mexico Potrero Chico, Nueva Leon, Mexico Dates Crag Climbs Partners BETA! General information and gallery of photos Ethan’s Mini Guide to El Potrero Chico (pdf) February 2010 Pictures from me and others on the trip – climbing, Hidalgo various many new and old friends February 2008 Pictures from me and …

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Gallatin Canyon - rock climbing area near Bozeman Montana.

Montana – Gallatin Canyon & Bozeman area

Bozeman area, Montana Gallatin Canyon, Red Cliff, Hyalite Canyon, Bear Canyon In 2009, I was looking for a climbing destination that would be cool in the heat of the summer. I discovered Gallatin Canyon, near Bozeman, Montana, in a climbing magazine. There are mountains full of gneiss and limestone to be climbed there with mild, …

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View of Red Rocks, Las Vegas, from the Magic Bus climbing area.

Nevada – Red Rocks

Hard to believe just outside of Las Vegas is the gorgeous natural landscape. Red Rocks Conservation area boasts numerous sport crags and epic multi-pitch trad routes. My first trip there was in 2011, where I only got to sample the sport routes for 3 days before my back went out and I wasn’t able to …

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Jasmine climbing Dolt, Rumney, NH

New Hampshire – Rumney

Rumney, New Hampshire   Rumney- New Hampshire Dates Crag Climbs Partners Aug 23, 2011 Hinterlands Dolt, Jolt, Ale-8-One Jasmine, Thomas & Sage Aug 22, 2011 Jimmy Cliff Junco, Lonesome Dove, Clip a Dee Doo Dah, The Beginning of All Things, Things as They Are Now Jasmine, Thomas & Sage, Chris & Hattie & Emma Aug …

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Pennsylvania – Ralph Stover

Ralph Stover State Park, Pennsylvania High Rocks – Ralph Stover State Park, Pennsylvania Dates Crag Climbs Partners Sun, Oct 7, 2001 Obnoxious Partner, Phone Booth Obnoxious Partner (5.8+), Phone Booth (5.10a) Ethan Oct, 13, 2000 Great Buttress Right Friable Alternative (5.8), Rattlesnake (5.7) Mike B.

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The kids hanging out on a ledge in the New River Gorge on our kids climbing trip in 2011.

West Virginia – New River Gorge

New River Gorge, West Virginia The New River Gorge is a beautiful area, a deep river gorge lined with bullet sandstone cliffs. The majority of the climbs are 1 pitch trad climbs, but some areas are dominated by sport climbs. Approaches can be tricky, seems like every time we’ve gone to anyplace but the Bridge …

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View of the Trapps Cliff in autumn, the main cliff band at the Gunks

New York – The Gunks

Gunks Gallery of Photographs The Shawangunks, or “Gunks” are located west of the Hudson River in New York State. I have been climbing here since 1981 and consider it my home crag. The rock is conglomerate and has many horizontal cracks, allowing for a multitude of excellent easy multipitch trad routes, and exciting yet easy …

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ClimbFest at the West Point Poison Ivy Wall, in 2010.

New York – West Point Poison Ivy Wall

West Point Poison Ivy Wall Climbfest Gallery of Photographs The West Point Climbing Team used to hold an annual ClimbFest, where Gunks climbers and West Point Cadets are paired up and climb as many climbs in their category of difficulty as they can in four hours. It’s a casual and friendly competition, followed by a …

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