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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon and Tioga... : Ellery Dam Spillway Crag : Ellery Arete (5.11a)
By: Bruce Morris When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I know Chris Falkenstein says that Urmas did the FA of Ellery Arete (5.11a), but I think he did the FA of the Spillway Arete (10d). So who in the heck really did the FA of Ellery Arete? It's got 4 new 3/8ths bolts that I don't remember back in 1990.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Ivory Tower, Center (5.10a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video from YouTube of a lead of the "Ivory Tower" - Center (5.10a) accompanied by Phil Collins:




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Ivory Tower, Left (5.8)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a side-ways video of someone suffering their way up Ivory Tower, Left:




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : The Thrill Is Gone (5.10d)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video by Ed Hartoni of Gary Carpenter TRing "The Thrill is Gone" (5.10d OW):




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Enemy Within (5.10-)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video by Ed Hartoni of Gary Carpenter leading "Enemy Within":




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Canyon : Conan Cracks (5.11+)
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: I gather that the left-facing tips dihedral between the two Conan cracks has not yet gone free. Looks very hard to me. Takers? The Tioga Pass Rd. is going to be open fairly soon.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon and Tioga... : Ellery Bowl : Demonology (5.10b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: Michelle, you'll see I've added a few more routes near the Ellery Dam Mining Road to this area: "Television Skies", "Hidden Persausion", "Queen Jane" etc. etc. and will be adding a few more as time passes.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Bouldering : Magoos : ... : Dog Dish Traverse (V5)
By: Bruce Morris When: Feb 23, 2015

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Comments: Yes.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Rainbow bridge (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: The first ascentionists of "Rainbow Bridge" (5.11d) were Chris Cantwell, Scott Burke, and me (Bruce Morris) in October 1980. I believe Bob Gaines et alia did the second ascent, down-rating RB to 11d.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : ... : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 4, 2015

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Comments: Kinda hard to miss, huh?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Lonely Dancer (5.10c)
By: Bruce Morris When: Nov 8, 2014

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Comments: The first ascent was actually by David Yerian, Bruce Morris and Sherrie McVoy in spring 1979.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Canyon : Conan Cracks (5.11+)
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: These cracks are on what is called the Roof Crack Wall in the new Charlie Barrett bouldering guide to T. Meadows.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Left : Creature from the Black Lag... (5.10c)
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: No, "Creature from the Black Lagoon" was established as a lead climb, following the low finger tip (instead of the foot) traverse way. Scott Cole soloed it a few minutes after leading it. Cf. Picture attachment. Today, I'd say it's mostly done as a TR although there's a great picture of Charlie Barrett doing it as a boulder problem in the new fall 2014 issue of California Climber.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiak Dome : Needle & Spoon (5.10a PG13)
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: For the record:

We actually named the route, "Needle & Spoon", based on these lyrics of a song by Savoy Brown:

"I sleep with the sun,
And I rise with the moon,
But I feel alright with my needle and spoon"

It's been getting misnamed in the guidebooks ever since, but this is the true story behind the name. Honest Injun!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome Area : Western Front
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: The NPS Tuolumne Meadows trail crew recently (August 2014) improved the trail leading up to the Western Front and all the way to West Crack.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon and Tioga... : Ellery Bowl : Demonology (5.10b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: "Demonology" was put up by Bruce Morris and Marc Hill in June 1990.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Bunny Slopes : Mere Image (5.7 PG13)
By: Bruce Morris When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: I did this route with Kim Townsend in 1975 or so.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : The Thrill Is Gone (5.10d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments:


"The Thrill Is Gone" - B.B. King and Gary Moore trade solos. Hot! Hot! Hot!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : The Hostess
By: Bruce Morris When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Think the Hostess is a 100 yds east (not west) of Goat Rock.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiak Dome : Needle & Spoon (5.10a PG13)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 27, 2014

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Comments: Think there were always 7 bolts on the first hard pitch.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : California Ridge : Guilty As Charged (5.10d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: The crux at the second bolt is not that bad if you mantel it. Going left or right is far easier, but avoids the original crux moves.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : California Ridge : Access Denied (5.11a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: I did the first free ascent of Access Denied sometime in 1990. However, someone had aided it and left and old star drive bolt near the bottom of the dihedral years and years ago. You could see that they'd driven pins in the back of the crack too. Who, what, when, where, how? I'd guess it was aided during the late 50s or early 1960s. Anyone know?


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Sanborn-Skyline Boulderin... : Indian Rock Boulders : ... : Dark Side of the Moon (V7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments:


YouTube video of "Dark Side of the Moon"


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : California Ridge : California Five-Eleven A (5.11b/c)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Dimitri Barton and David Caunt did the FA of California Five-Eleven A in 1991.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : California Ridge : California Five-Eleven A (5.11b/c)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 19, 2014

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Comments: Probably more like 5.12a since the infamous "dog dick" toe lock broke under the roof. Harder now than in the past in any case.


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