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Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North : Scream Wall (5.10a/b)
By: Chad Namolik When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: TR'ed this today and I'd agree, 10c thin face start is crux. Would make a heady lead.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome
By: Chad Namolik When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: Climbed the North Arete - Left Side 5.10a (see new Secors) in 2012 and it was a grand adventure. A newer route put up by locals in the late 90's/early 2000s, I think. A little more true to the North Buttress.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : Photo
By: Chad Namolik When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: did this rap in 2012 and we were able walk (zig-zag) 4th+ class down and do one 60m rope rap from a huge flake. left a couple nuts & a sling. maybe a bit left of the red arrows but its not too trivial.


Location: TN : Deep Creek : Thin Mint (5.10c)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 29, 2015

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Comments: A cam (BD #1 or 2) in the horizontal before the shuts can provide some mental relief, but the moves up there aren't hard.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Dog Boy Village : Golden Girl (5.10c)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: Golden girl is a great climb on good rock.

Finger crack 8' right = the Crag says it's 'Golden Finger' 11a. Crux is lie back at start getting into the crack. I pulled a big 7lb block off this thing so it's all cleaned up now, Lol.


Location: TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Roadside Wall : The Rose (5.10a)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: ^ Wow, 'soft 5.9' seems like a stretch. That's solid 10a for anybody, I would think. Anything to compare it to? And you probably had 'finger locks on a lieback' and not 'ringlocks'. Ringlocks are usually done on a straight in finger crack (vertical wall, not corner) where a ring shape is made with the the thumb and 1st finger, sometimes 2nd too.


Location: TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Roadside Wall : GPS Crack (5.9)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This climb is awesome! Stout overhanging start, short chimney, good hands, good gear, steep and exposed. Right up there with one of the best crack lines in the Chatt area.
5.9 climbers will struggle with this one. 5.10 climbers might say this is every bit of 10-, since the start is so pumpy. Way harder than Where Lizards... roof at TWall which is a 5.9 roof IMO.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : In Pursuit of Excellence (5.9)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: Super Fun! I thought the 1st 25' was the crux cause of pump factor. Wide was a lieback. Roof traverse easy.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Hidden Assets (5.10a)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: ^^^ Thought about that arete, but stayed in the corner and glad I did. Its the best part of the climb.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Stepping Stone (5.10a/b)
By: Chad Namolik When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: A purple metolius protects the opening slab moves pretty well.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Photo
By: Chad Namolik When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaweah_C...


Location: TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Flying Squirrel Buttress : Bombs Away (5.8)
By: Chad Namolik When: Jan 10, 2015

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Comments: Did this today, fun multi-pitch climb. We boulder hopped the river as it was kind of low after several days of no rain. We saw it was raging, near waste deep whitewater a week or so before, luckily we chose the TWall that day. Got to the route and ice and water seeping all over the cliff, it was early January. The majority of the ice and wetness was just off route. We rapped right down it though. Very cool alpine feel. Sun was hitting the west facing wall all day between noon and 5:30. The climb... more >>


Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North : More Fun with Dick and Jane (5.9-)
By: Chad Namolik When: Jan 1, 2015

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Comments: +1 on the lower part of the flake. Good #1 size but don't want to fall here. Feels like two flakes though. Lower part is hollow and crap. Then there's a horn/ jug thing and more of the flake above that. That upper part sounded/ felt much better.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Tamarack Lake Area : Saber Ridge : Saber Ridge traverse, south... (5.7) : Photo
By: Chad Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 Namolik 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 : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : Dangling Woo Li Master (5.10a)
By: Chad Namolik 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.


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