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Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Say Hello to Geronimo (5.10b)
By: bob branscomb When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: We did Geronimo a couple of days ago and a large block came off sometime this summer just right of the top of the route, fairly sizable. A nice bit of wreckage at the base is humbling. It didn't impact the route and the key holds to do the final moves to the anchor are still solid and intact.

The piece glanced off the hanger on the third bolt, however, and bent it over slightly. It is still easily clippable. I yarded on it hard lowering off and the bolt itself is solid and there are no cr... more >>


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Screaming Trees (5.11a)
By: bob branscomb When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: I got on this thing last week and though the fire killed the screaming tree at it's base and destroyed Born X-Eyed, it did not effect this route, fortunately.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Chainsaw Willy (5.10d)
By: bob branscomb When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: I got on this thing last week and the fire didn't effect it, fortunately.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Revenge of the Pygmy Sex Go... (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: FA 1990s Ed DeLong, Norm Thompson.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Realm of the Venusian Sex P... (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: FA 1990s Bob Branscomb, Ed DeLong, Kristi Stouffer.


Location: OR : Northeastern Oregon : Spring Mountain : Chopper (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: I believe this is the route we named Chopper when we did the FA in the mid-80s: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall.


Location: OR : Northeastern Oregon : Spring Mountain : Summertime Arete (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: I believe this is the route we called Summertime Arete when we did the FA in the mid-80s: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Sugar Mountain (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of weeks ago and the fire did not effect the bolts or the rock. Still good.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hi Ho Silver Away (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of weeks ago and the fire did not effect either the bolts or the rock. Still in good shape.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hand on the Torch (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned the shards from the fire off this a couple of weeks ago. It feels slightly harder now that a couple of useful holds were sluffed off by the fire, but it's cleaned now and doable.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Take Some Petrol, Darling (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of times a couple of weeks ago and cleaned the shards from the fire off. It's not so scary now with those nasties off there.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Second Helping (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I cleaned off the shards a couple of weeks ago and led it a couple of times. I believe it is plenty safe now. Those shards were sharp and nasty. Glad they're off.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : L. L. and L. (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I cleaned off the shards from the fire and replaced all the protection bolts with SS bolts last Tuesday. The start is a little harder now but the fire damage is off. I was concerned about the fire effect on those old rawl 5-piece, although they didn't sheer off and the third one was a real bitch to chop off, so I wonder if the fire really did much to them.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast
By: bob branscomb When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: This is on Supertopo from a year or so back. The Mosquito Bridge is a sort of spiritual home for us Placerville climbers from times past. Maybe gives the feeling we have for the place.

I drive downhill around the last hairpin curve, the last steep narrow drop to the American River. The Doug Firs and Black Oaks are thick down here in the shadowed river coolness. The sunlight flashing on the windshield through the bright green canopy of oak leaves, briefly blinding me driving from dimness to d... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast : Antline Boulder Problem (5.12 V4)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: There are three other bouldering problems, not as difficult as the left side, to the right of Ant Line. Just around the corner to the right of AL is an edge about shoulder high. Mantel and pull onto this. Up and slightly left to a hole and then a pinky jam crack at the top, mantling over, is 5.10-. Going up and right to a nice big incut ledge is another 5.10-, with mantel at the top. Finally the smooth face in the blocky alcove on the right side of the rock goes by initially liebacking the ... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast : Ant Line (5.11a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: Don Garrett free soloed this in the early 80s, before we had crash pads. Phew. Any wonder that the rest of us Placerville climbers were in awe of him?


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast : Mr. Mustard (5.10b)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: FA by Dan Bolster and Don Garrett in the late 70s. I believe
Bolster led this at that time.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : L. L. and L. (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: The lower part of this route got flamed in last summers fire. There is some spalding on the rock and, though I bounce tested the first bolt and it held okay, no one is sure how those old Rawl three piece would weather such heat. Be cautious of flakes and the bolts.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hi Ho Silver Away (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: This bouldery first section up the bottom block got somewhat flamed in last summers fire. It's not obvious but there may be some spalded flakes in this first part and part of the beginning of the slab above. Be careful pulling down.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hand on the Torch (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: This route was slightly flamed in last summers fire. There appears to be a few spalded flakes 10-15 feet up, so be careful when you pull down on this climb.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Pistol Whipped (5.12a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: This route got toasted badly in last summers fire. Beware of sharp loose flakes when you pull down. Ouch!


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Restless Natives (5.12d)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: Unfortunately, this route was badly toasted in last summers fire. There's some bad spalding on the lower part so beware of loose sharp flakes pulling off.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Born X-Eyed (5.9+)
By: bob branscomb When: Oct 25, 2013

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Comments: Unfortunately, this route got toasted badly in this summers fire. There's lots of spalding for the first 20-25 feet, so be careful of pulling off sharp, loose flakes. Hopefully, after this winter most of this will have sluffed off.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast : Hermit Crack (5.10)
By: bob branscomb When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Another Don Garrett FA, on lead, in the late 1970s. We added the bolts later for top roping.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Mosquito Coast : Fly the Friendly Skies (5.11b)
By: bob branscomb When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Don Garrett did the FA of this in the lead in the late 1970s.


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