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Member Since: Jun 17, 2011
Last Visit: Oct 16, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Paul Maul (5.10c)
By: brl When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Great finger-crack climbing, thoughtful and sustained, but never overwhelming. Takes great gear the whole way. I've only climbed at the Royal Columns once and this was my favorite route.


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Orange Sunshine (5.10b)
By: brl When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Good route, fun and fair for the grade. The feet actually seemed pretty good most of the way, even through the crux section. The top out feels a bit insecure but protects fine. Removed two lethargic rattlesnakes from the base of the route. They might've been living in the cave to the right of the climb. One of them returned later in the day.


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Main Face : Inca Roads (5.9)
By: brl When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: This climb is very good and is definitely no harder than 5.9.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Tetonia (5.10b PG13)
By: brl When: Jun 17, 2011

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Comments: A fine pitch. Very sporty and atypical for the Gunks. No roofs, just juggy, steep face. The rock is suspect at times, hollow and fractured, but it gets better the higher you go. We belayed from the Madame G's rap bolts. It's easy to step right and rest in a couple places, doing so makes it seem soft for a 10b, but who cares, it's still a good climb. Arriving at the Le Teton crack this way makes for an elegant pitch.

A climber soloing nearby said that he had climbed the route many times. Maybe... more >>