Rock Climbing Photos

Manitou Springs Incline Near the "False Summit"
Manitou Springs Incline Near the "False Summit" This is the view from the infamous, "False Summit" of the Manitou Springs Incline in Colorado; or about 3/4 of the way to the top. The Incline is at its steepest grade just after the Barr Trail bailout for about another 200 feet (61 m), when it reaches the 'false summit', a semi-crest in the trail that obscures the true summit to hikers due to its extreme grade. Those who reach the false summit are about 3⁄4 of the way to the top, but still have several hundred feet to climb. The Manitou Springs Incline, also known as the Manitou Incline or simply the Incline, is a popular hiking trail rising above Manitou Springs, Colorado, near Colorado Springs. The Incline ascends on the east slope of Rocky Mountain which is itself on the eastern flank of Pikes Peak. The trail is the remains of a former 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge[1] funicular railway whose tracks washed out during a rock slide in 1990. The Incline is famous for its sweeping views and steep grade, with an average grade of 45% (24°) and as steep as 68% (34°) in places,[2] making it a fitness challenge for locals of the Colorado Springs area. The incline gains 2,011 feet (613 m) of elevation in 0.88 miles (1.42 km) horizontal. Currently the Incline has approximately 2,744 steps[3] from the bottom to the summit, although the top step is numbered "2768". It was an extremely hot day in Colorado Springs for this hike with no clouds; my water consumption was around double my normal intake for this hike.
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Across the River
Across the River Once more I'm heading up Glen Derry to climb Beinn Mheadhoin. Last time I tried to cycle across this crossing and came off halfway across. This time, I played it safe and used the rocks to the side instead, much more sensible.
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210727-N-SM112-0019 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2021) Midshipmen 4th Class, or plebes, from the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025, complete rock climbing training during Plebe Summer, a demanding indoctrination period intended to transition the candidates from civilian to military life. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte Jr./Released.)
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210727-N-SM112-0027 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2021) Midshipmen 4th Class, or plebes, from the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025, complete rock climbing training during Plebe Summer, a demanding indoctrination period intended to transition the candidates from civilian to military life. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte Jr./Released.)
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210727-N-SM112-0025 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2021) Midshipmen 4th Class, or plebes, from the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025, complete rock climbing training during Plebe Summer, a demanding indoctrination period intended to transition the candidates from civilian to military life. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte Jr./Released.)
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210727-N-SM112-0036 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2021) Midshipmen 4th Class, or plebes, from the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025, complete rock climbing training during Plebe Summer, a demanding indoctrination period intended to transition the candidates from civilian to military life. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte Jr./Released.)
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210727-N-SM112-0041 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2021) Midshipmen 4th Class, or plebes, from the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025, complete rock climbing training during Plebe Summer, a demanding indoctrination period intended to transition the candidates from civilian to military life. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte Jr./Released.)
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