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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Watchful Mummy

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

WA : Tieton River : ... : Wall of Many Faces

Nov 28, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
natural pro

natural pro

Sport Climbing : Best way to protect a parti... : Post

Sep 21, 2011

it's so big it won't even fit in the frame.

it's so big it won't even fit in the frame.

Training Forum : T-Nut Placements : Post

Jan 18, 2010

got them for $10 at goodwill... anyone know the model or year?

got them for $10 at goodwill... anyone know the model or year?

berl : scarpas

May 16, 2008

Contributed Comments


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Classic Crack (5.9)
By: berl When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: Rich- you climbed it at one of the best times of the year for friction: on a cool dry day after there's been enough rain to wash off all the grease and chalk from the summer. Late summer is a different story!

Location: OR : Pete's Pile
By: berl When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: this area was published in the 2006 Falcon guide for Oregon- check google books if you don't want to pony up for the paper version.

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Cod Rock : Butter Knife (5.10d)
By: berl When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: the latest Watts book has this at 5.10c
the crux isn't harder than that, but it involves a little more commitment than just climbing straight between the bolts.

Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (2) Hanging Gardens : Hammer, The (5.9)
By: berl When: Jun 15, 2012

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Comments: I find the little slab above the handcrack to be the most thought-provoking... the thought usually being something like "get some gear in now because otherwise you're looking at a fall or swing onto the ledge at the base of the handcrack."

Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : New Frontier : Pony Express (5.6)
By: berl When: Dec 11, 2011

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Comments: I also tried this thing in approach shoes a few years back. I remember thinking at the time that it seemed like gear went from about 2" and up, not up to 2". maybe that was all the moss talking.

Location: CA : High Sierra : Merriam Peak : Photo
By: berl When: Sep 24, 2011

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Comments: alpenglow!

Location: OR : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Mud Pile : Rampage (5.11b) : Photo
By: berl When: Sep 22, 2011

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Comments: that is some serious telephoto! nice shot

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Photo
By: berl When: Sep 17, 2011

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Comments: what route/area is this?

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Photo
By: berl When: Mar 30, 2011

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Comments: not really. the monument area is on the left, staender ridge is on the right and the marsupials are out of frame to the right.

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Tammy Baker's Face (5.10c)
By: berl When: Feb 25, 2010

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Comments: is it true that a single 60m rope will NOT get you to the ground from the end of the first pitch? I saw some folks having some trouble there once for this reason. can anyone confirm this?

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Chouinard's Crack (1st Half... (5.8)
By: berl When: Jan 7, 2010

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Comments: also, peking is rated 5.8 here on MP and everywhere else.

Location: OR : Smith Rock : Snake Rock : Cling On (5.9)
By: berl When: Oct 30, 2009

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Comments: not sure what you would do with only 2" gear once you get to the pockety stuff... you either have to get (larger) gear in behind the flake or run it out to the bolted anchor on top of the ledge.

Contributed Forum Posts

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re: How many 5.15b climbers are there?General ClimbingberlMar 9, 2014
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re: silent 40s film about climbing in sheffieldGeneral ClimbingberlDec 14, 2013
re: Mountain Project APIDiscuss MountainProject.comberlOct 31, 2013
re: Persisting Numbness In Tip Of Finger From A PocketInjuries and AccidentsberlOct 19, 2013
re: New gear idea, what next.Climbing Gear DiscussionberlOct 8, 2013
re: Smith rock /Tieton River / Leavenworth : time for rock to dryPacific NorthwestberlJul 30, 2013
re: La Sportiva Climbing on the Moon shoesClimbing Gear DiscussionberlApr 25, 2013
re: Redpoint Limit vs. Onsight Limit?Sport ClimbingberlFeb 6, 2013
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