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Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Tamarack Lake Area : Saber Ridge : Saber Ridge traverse, south... (5.7) : Photo
By: Chad_N When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: this is a great shot of the slot i mentioned on the Saber page comments. really fun hand crack that is the black crack that is left on the photo. trends left too.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Tamarack Lake Area : Saber Ridge : Saber Ridge traverse, south... (5.7)
By: Chad_N When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: This is fun ridge traverse climbing. Agree w/ fossana about the headwall being sustained and it's probably the crux. Several options here and it felt like I chose the easiest; felt like 5.7+ face climbing on crusty flakes and cracks. After the headwall is gained, climbing through the slot is fun as there is a perfect hand crack. Then the ridge fun begins. Some class 3 and 4 mixed in with mid-5th and anything up to 5.10 if you wish. I stuck with the all the easiest options and 5.7 is a ... more >>


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Central Wall : Uriah's Heap (5.7+)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: P1 & P2 can be linked into 1 great pitch w/ a 70m.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Central Wall : Banana Patch (5.10 PG13)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: The thin crack climbs like a face since it isn't deep enough to jam in. A lot of face, lie-back and gaston will get you up to the step across move which is easy for a tall person. The thin gear is good. blue and yellow metolius cams. I placed an orange one for the step across move.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Central Wall : Brain Dead (5.10+ PG13)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: So much thin edge climbing all over this wall I may have been off route a bit a couple of times because I thought the bolts were poorly placed and it took a bit of traversing around to make clips. Good, sustained face climbing though. Not like the hueco jug hauls like malice or alice. Loose rock at the top. Hand size cams will build a good belay and we soloed up a right side short 5.6 crack to gain the top. Start on All the Nasties(the thin crack will protect w/ a small nut or green c3).


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Cakewalk Wall : Cakewalk (5.6)
By: Chad_N When: Dec 21, 2013

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Comments: our descent went like this. from George's description above, after scrambling up the big chockstone and seeing the corridor, continue up and right (east/SE) on a class 4ish move up a short wide crack. Then on top, walk east to gain the slabs and head towards mopboysV6.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Indecent Exposure Buttress : Indecent Exposure (5.9+)
By: Chad_N When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: The traverse is airy, weird and fun! Small & med nuts do work well on both pitches. I think a #4 cam would protect well in amongst the slinged huecos on P1. I set up that same belay Jason talks about above with the 2nd bolt and nuts on P2. Works great for communication, especially if the wind is blowing, otherwise forget about it. Get your rope tugs down before-hand. Take lots of slings. Watch for loose rock. Have Fun!


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Cakewalk Wall : Cakewalk Direct (5.9+)
By: Chad_N When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: fun indeed. pretty sustained 5.8 & 5.9. can finish on cakewalk for another 5.7 pitch with med-large cams (#2-#4s) or hexes. scramble up and right after the 2P traverse belay. A 60m barely makes it but an option is to lead P1 of CWDirect to the 2nd bolted anchor that is 40 ft. up past the 1st.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : South Cracks (5.9)
By: Chad_N When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: first pitch eats 0.75BD size cams.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Ladies on Top (5.8)
By: Chad_N When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: i really like this one. has a great traverse pitch as well as an easy splitter. kinda vertical right off the ground. a good 5.8 adventure up the east face.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : The Weeping Wall : Revelation (5.10a)
By: Chad_N When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: good slab ride!
minimal rack beta: 1 #1 bd c4 cam, then 1 metolius blue mastercam down on P1, 5 shoulder sling draws, and 6 long quickdraws. I like shoulder slings on the first couple clips to minimize rope drag. Sling the big bomber tree atop P3 for anchor.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Diarrhea Dome : Bighorn Mating Grotto : Dangling Woo Li Master (5.10a)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: good route. this cool area is worth the approach. leading 10s solid and you can get a few good ones in.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : White Cliffs of Dover : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef... : Ace of Spades (5.9)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 5, 2013

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Comments: Great climb. Loads of fun on good stone. Lol it does kinda climb like Bishops Terrace in a couple moves or so. good call


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Sidewinder (5.10b PG13)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 2, 2013

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Comments: this is a good route. 3 stars. very exciting traverse at 2nd bolt is 5.8+PG. face move at 1st bolt felt 10- and im tall. crack midway through 5.8/9. gear = small/med nuts and cams for crack and belay. a few shoulder slings and longer Qdraws.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid... : Dappled Mare (5.8)
By: Chad_N When: Jan 3, 2013

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Comments: Nuts, tri cams and hexes (all small to med) will place better than cams on this one.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Tollhouse Rock
By: Chad_N When: Apr 20, 2012

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Comments: Right On for Tollhouse! Just spent my first full day there. Led Beginners Delight, TR'ed Shining Path, then led the first pitch of Wandering Taoist(heady), then we finished the day up on 4 pitches of Beginners Right into Elephant Walk. Last pitch in headlamps with the Fresno lights shining bright. Had a blast and will go again soon. The road in is pretty gnar at that one bad spot. You'll need some burly high clearence 4wd to get up and down that.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Squarenail
By: Chad_N When: Apr 20, 2012

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Comments: led Mr Wizard recently and its a pretty good route. mid life crisis looks good too.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : The Lieback (5.5)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 14, 2012

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Comments: Great movement on this route. Felt like 5.6 to me.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Photo
By: Chad_N When: May 10, 2011

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Comments: this is from the first pitch 2 bolted anchor. the crack ate tons of gear.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Direct East Face (5.7 A2)
By: Chad_N When: Feb 9, 2011

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Comments: Led all the pitches of this climb in the summer of 2010. The bolt ladders are SCARY!. Old, rusty bolts placed in the late 1950s (?). Still the one hanger missing. After the two pitches of bolt ladders, the upper pitches are quite easy and good. You can see the huge crack if you drive a little bit past the Moro Rock parking lot.

Glad to do it once. Never do it again.

If the bolts were replaced, this could be a 3 star climb.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Photo
By: Chad_N When: May 13, 2010

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Comments: Beauty!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Photo
By: Chad_N When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: now that's a monkey!! cool shot


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Eldorado Canyon Bouldering
By: Chad_N When: Apr 15, 2010

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Comments: Awesome job, Chip! Thanks for the info.

Can't wait to do a little bouldering there...and to climb some trad as well.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Southwest Arete (5.8+)
By: Chad_N When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: really fun climb !

the face at the start feels like 5.9+ then it gets easy. super high and great fun.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : The Hunk (V2)
By: Chad_N When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: Fun highball !!

felt easier than V2 though. crux is down low.


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