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Black Diamond hexes

Black Diamond hexes

csproul : for sale

Aug 4, 2014

Trango Cinch

Trango Cinch

csproul : for sale

Aug 4, 2014

Soloist

Soloist

csproul : for sale

Aug 4, 2014

Holyland outdoor shop

Holyland outdoor shop

Climbing Gear Discussion : Buying Gear in Nepal : Post

Apr 22, 2014

Cold day at Smug's

Cold day at Smug's

csproul : profile photo

Jan 29, 2014

Fixe Alien cam lobe remains retracted and will not...

Fixe Alien cam lobe remains retracted and will not open up.

Climbing Gear Discussion : Fixe Alien spring maintenan...

Jan 21, 2014

Bat Outta Hell pin

Bat Outta Hell pin

General Climbing : Those Ol' Pitons... : Post

Jun 25, 2013

not safe

not safe

Climbing Gear Discussion : Convert Quickdraws to Dogbo... : Post

Jun 24, 2013

safe

safe

Climbing Gear Discussion : Convert Quickdraws to Dogbo... : Post

Jun 24, 2013

El Cap Hual bag 2

El Cap Hual bag 2

csproul : profile photo

May 30, 2012

El Cap haul bag

El Cap haul bag

csproul : profile photo

May 30, 2012

Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the backgrou...

Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background

csproul : profile photo

Jan 25, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Thin Slabs / Thin Slabs Dir... (5.7+) : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: crop out the feet and you have a really nice shot


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : West Wall : April Fools (5.9)
By: csproul When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: At the top of the 2nd pitch is an old fixed pin with a ring. We left a cord equalized with a block on 8/16/15 and a locking biner to rap off of. We had a single 70 and had to leave an additional sling/biners at the top of the first pitch (I anticipate these will soon disappear). I think a pair of 60's would get you to the ground from the top of the second pitch. This would be a fantastic place for some anchor/rap bolts as the upper pitches deteriorate and are seldom done. The second pitch is one... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : West Wall : Arctic Breeze (5.10a)
By: csproul When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Totally safe route, despite the ST description. Short crux and then more mellow climbing. Not great, but ok and worth doing if you're there.


Location: CA : High Sierra : The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Just saw this in person, it really is amazing.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Calaveras Dome : Sands of Time (5.9)
By: csproul When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: Comments on pitches 7-10: as per the comments here we moved up off of the left side of 12 o' clock ledge and started the right facing corner. It was a 5.6ish pitch to the base of the chimney, on the right side of Tibetan tower. The next pitch (8)was the chimney itself. The start and chimney was ok but the rock at the top of the chimney was terrible, with lots of loose dangerous flake to get up to the tree (there are bolts climbers left on top of the tower). I would not recommend finishing the c... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: csproul When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Truly a classic route. However, there are some loose blocks and questionable flakes. Especially the flake looming at the start of the 4th pitch. Very hard to avoid standing on it, it's huge, it moves, and is right over your belayer...be careful!


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Hammer Dome : Gemini Cracks (5.8)
By: csproul When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: I don't think the rap from the top of the route would go with a 70m. Ours came up short. Luckily we had a second rope. A #4 is useful to protect the offwidth on the second pitch.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Hungry Homer Boulder : save me jebus (V-easy) : Photo
By: csproul When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Love it. A rare interesting photo of bouldering.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Main Wall : Lost in Space (5.10b) : Photo
By: csproul When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Love this route. Can be done as one long pitch from the ground.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: csproul When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: I like the blur. It gives it a depth that emphasizes how big the boulder really is compared to the climber.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : ... : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 27, 2014

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Comments: Great picture. Just did this pitch last week and it's fantastic.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome Area : Daff Dome West Face : Blown Away (5.9 PG13)
By: csproul When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Couple of notes:
The belay at end of P3 only has one bolt, but there is a gear placement right next to it.
There is a newish looking pin in the crux of P4. It is nice to have since the gear below is just ok and you make a move to get up to the good placements in the dihedral.
I didn't see the bolts at the top of P4 but there was a great horizontal crack at the top of the dihedral.

This a fantastic route and I think the crux is still the start of West crack. There isn't really anything harder... more >>


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: csproul When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Love this photo. The look, the colors. Brilliant.


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