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Slideshow (31 photos)

Adirondacks (map)
 

Route of Opressive Power: Dennis leads the crux of the route while Jim belays

 

Route of Opressive Power: Dennis finally nails the crux and struggles with the hand jams above

 

Ancient of Days: Dennis halfway through the overhangs on the last pitch

 

Ancient of Days: Getting ready to pull through the exit moves on the last pitch

 

Ancient of Days: Just below the notch that breaks through the overhangs on the last pitch

 

Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley: Series 1: Dennis climbs the initial intimidating wall

 

Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley: Series 2: Starting into the crux finger crack

Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley: Series 3: Struggling with the crux of the route

 

Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley: Full sequence of Dennis climbing Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley

 

Free Ride: Moving into the first crux of the route on the first pitch; unfortunately, the business is right at the start of the route

 

Free Ride: At the belay on the Shield; these two pitches are some of the best face climbing in the northeast

 

Free Ride: Dennis leads pitch 4, the first Shield pitch

 

Free Ride: At the start of pitch 8, the "Endurance Corner"; the climbing here is very sustained, and the rock is a bit grainy

 

Free Ride: Resting about halfway through pitch 8

Dragoon Mountains (map)

Warpaint: Dennis leading the third pitch of Warpaint; this part is about 5.9

 

Moby Dick: Jim and Dennis hanging out on the summit of Whale Dome after completing the ascent

 

Moby Dick: Dennis leads the 5.8 cracks on the first pitch of Moby Dick

 

Moby Dick: Shadow puppets on the summit of Whale Dome

Mt. Lemmon (map)
 

KR Goes to Montana: Stemming action; this route is on a remote spire on the flanks of Mt. Lemmon (Copyright Dennis Luther)

 

Girlie Mans Variation: Splitting a seam high in the chimney of Girlie Mans Variation

 

Bop Til You Drop: Climbing easy features through the roof on the second pitch of Bob Til You Drop

 

Gazing towards Tucson from the top of Rupley Tower B

 

Dennis hanging out at the top of Rupley Tower C

The Noodler: Dennis moving up to the initial roof on the Noodler

 

Mean Mistreator: Pulling through the initial roof on the second pitch of Mean Mistreator, Mean Mistreator Wall

 

The Noodler: Just above the roof on Noodler, Blazing Fin Tower

 

The Noodler: Dennis high on the Noodler, ready to move into the upper bulge (Copyright Dennis Luther)

 

The Noodler: Dennis moving up to the initial roof on the Noodler (Copyright Dennis Luther)

Shawangunks (map)
 

Good Friday Climb: Leading a poorly protected face in wet conditions at the Nears

The Hut (map)
 

Dennis can't resist climbing onto the ridge pole after the raising

 

Skethcy traversing on the ridge pole