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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Steppin' Out (5.10d)
By: Alexey When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Until memory fresh from yesterday:
Nice to have 3#4 , 3#5 and 2#6 to avoid pushing camalots. Save #6 for upper part .
This time the angry ants was above belay tree. we move out belay below the trunk.
The tree is almost dead.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cream : Cream (5.11a)
By: Alexey When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Until memory fresh from yesterday:Left side in all the way from the crux.
Nice to have 3#4 , 3#5 and 2#6 to avoid pushing camalots. Save one #5 for upper part.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : This and That Cliff : This and That (5.10c)
By: Alexey When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: climbed it recently again- felt very hard for 10a (I did not lay back tzo)
#4 camelots works better than #4 Friends


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Parkline Slab : Tweet This (5.11-)
By: Alexey When: Jan 9, 2014

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Comments: Jeff say; "Tweet This starts about 20 or so feet left of Sawer and Woody, it is the obvious left leaning left facing corner."


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Arch Rock : The Bin (5.10d)
By: Alexey When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: trip report for "The Bin"
www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=812847&tn=0&m>>>

As Bruce Morrice (FA) recall:" I seem to remember after the OW crux that you tunneled through a chimney sideways and grunted to the top where you emerged on the summit next to a little tree that we rapped from. The cave you chimney through is the eponymous garbage 'bin'. Plenty of bat guano. "

We did not climb last part via the "garbage bin" and rappel from small tree ~90 feet from the base


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Reed's Pinnacle Left (5.10a)
By: Alexey When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: recently climbed it again.
P1 5.8 is stout and do not take any big gear you need to use on p2. Leave it for the follower.
One #5 and one #6 would be sufficient to protect crux p2.
Nothing changed for "side in" preferences- it is still much easier for me left side in


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Olga's Trick (5.10d)
By: Alexey When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: Classic route. A lot of nuts placement. Tree distinct cruxes. Ruff rock for the hands and fingers.
Take bolt kit to make good anchor at the top.
150 feet, 80 meter rope did not make it. We also use intermediate rappel with old bolts.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Arch OW at Bongs Away Left (5.10+)
By: Alexey When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: I'll try to find FA party info about the route.
So far it is unknown for me.
The info I got so far is
Route Name : Old School Arch
Rating :10a


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : The Cleft (5.9)
By: Alexey When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: First pitch really stout for the grade. I think at the time of FA, 5.10 did not exist.
15 feet clean 6 inch OW section is really good to practice hand/fist stack if you go right side in.
Doing Left side in is much easier, because crack is off-set and you can better bridge heal/toe with outside right foot, but in this case you need to change side in the end of ow.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Mist Trail Boulders : ... : The English Have Arrived (V1+)
By: Alexey When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Cool, stelar looking splitter.
Did you finally find Cedar Eater? If yes, can you update directions
I am asking because I was trying to find and did not.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Liberty Cap : Scarface (Free) (5.12)
By: Alexey When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Good work Luke. Both: climbing and documenting


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : The Big Baby (5.11)
By: Alexey When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: next time 3#4, 4#5,2#6


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13)
By: Alexey When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: I think Josh Harding has a valid point . No matter do you agree with him or not, his post did not provoke such reaction. So Mark Vogel, why you become so offensive if you face un opinion you disagree?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Broken Tooth : Tooth Fairy (5.11-)
By: Alexey When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: did not find good nut placement ( #6 instead) and no heel hook.
My gear was in Camalots:
single from 0.4-#3 , 2#4, 4#5, 2#6


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Basket Case (5.11b)
By: Alexey When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: I made some editing after reading Christina report and add Clint's overlay photos which can explain some route finding problems on the upper part of the route.
And there is no more "double hands crack" on p6 - it is gone!
Christina am planning to be at november Balch camp fest and hope we will meet there


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Basket Case (5.11b)
By: Alexey When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: Christina, I was extremely humbled too.
Do you think I was hallucinating on second crux pitch 6 when I mentioned "vertical double hands"?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Brother From Another Planet (5.12-)
By: Alexey When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: nice video how to:



Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches Boulder Cracks : Bad Ass Momma (5.11d)
By: Alexey When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: it oriented to south and has some morning shade until noon.
Good video how to
www.fishproducts.com/movies/bad_ass_momma.mov

The other way is calf lock/ hands stuck


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Basket Case (5.11b)
By: Alexey When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: 1.FA 6/1972:Jim Donini, TM Herbrt
story about first assent
www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/825063/Up-rope-Im-not-movin>>>

2.FFA:Mark Klemens, Jim Bridwell, 7/1972

3.Second free assent :Peter Haan,Ed Ward
www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/229851/2nd-Free-Ascent-of-B>>>

4. Third free assent from Mountain 33 (March 1974.)
"Notable repeats include an outstanding series by Dale Bard who climbed Basket Case (third, all nuts) with Tim Harrison
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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Trial By Fire (5.8)
By: Alexey When: Jun 21, 2013

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Comments: How "dirt jams" can be sweet?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Chapel Wall : Heathenistic Pursuit (5.10)
By: Alexey When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: curious about second pitch..
what is the anchors for it?
anyone done it recently?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Chapel Wall : Controlled Burn (5.11a)
By: Alexey When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: I enjoyed the climb breathing hard by the end. Tricky to start without the tree. Bring the 12feet ladder to bypass 12 feet of blank face.
Took double rack up to #4 and used them all.
Top rope to the left Scattered Youth .11d - interesting climb


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Parkline Slab : Bombay Bitch (5.10b)
By: Alexey When: Apr 16, 2013

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Comments: Nice job Jeff!,
it looks attractive based on your description.
How to find the base of "Handle With Care" and than " Slinging the Blues " to get to the Bitch?
Any photos you can post?
thanks


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Ribbon Falls Area : The Hourglass : The Hourglass, Right (5.10a)
By: Alexey When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: The route length is about 280 ft. If you link first two pitches it is exactly 40m. Pitch 3 is 40 meters too.
We rappel from the top of the Hourglass to the ground with two 80m ropes without intermediate rappel (they barely reach).
You can do two 60m rope rappel using anchor on the face of Hourglass. It located on the Erick Kohl's route at about the tree level. One good/one bad bolt with no rings.
You can set up relatively convenient belay just below the tree using #6,#5 and @PO... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Catchy (5.10d) : Photo
By: Alexey When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: this rope and gear placement looks familiar, and than looking at poster's name - I understand why...:)


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