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Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: For a "Butt Shot" this one is not bad. Good perspective.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Assembly Line (5.9) : Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Nice perspective!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Carol's Crack (5.11a) : Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments: This picture really gives this route great perspective!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: Very nicely outlined. Thanks!


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: I climbed the Upper Exum last Thursday car to car in 16 hours. What an awesome day! This was my first time on the mountain and my partner and I got lost a time or two, but probably lost no more than an hour in total.

We left the Lupine parking lot at 2:45 am and got to the boulder field in the dark and got off track there. In the daylight The path was much easier to discern, but still not great. Not really many cairns on the trail like I would have expected. It seems that every boulder f... more >>


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: This photo was helpful on my first trip up the Exum. Thanks!


Location: IL : Mississippi Palisades : Wrap-Around Route (5.5 PG13)
By: DJ Reyes When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: One of my favorite routes back in the early 80's when I was climbing here quite a bit. I loved the two pitch alpine nature of the route.


Location: IL : Mississippi Palisades : Bowline (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: I led this back in the 80's and when I got to the top the crack was filled with dirt and roots making for a very exciting exit. Similar thing happened to my brother on the crack surprise. We figured out what the surprise was a little too late.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Playhouse Rock : Curtain Call (5.6)
By: DJ Reyes When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: I led this the other day as a "warm-up" and thought the moves on the first half were quite interesting considering the lack of solid protection. It seemed that the crux move was about 15 feet above my first piece. The top half is much more casual and very fun.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : Peanut Gallery, The : A Face in the Crowd (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Sergey, I believe you're thinking of the main Peanut Gallery area, technically, the southeast face. This route is located somewhat to the northeast of that area, but it is part of the same formation. Kind of an obscure wall, though clearly visible from the Roadcut parking area. Unlike the area you're thinking of I don't think the northeast face gets a lot of traffic.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Mad Wife (5.8+)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: I climbed this back in 03'. It was fun, but short. I Looked at it recently and it looks like the top is now filled in with brush. If you're planning on leading it don't forget your pruners in addition to your wide gear.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Crawford's Face (5.10)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: The base of this route is now fairly well grown in with brush.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Headjammer (5.8)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: I'm not sure Blitzo has the description right...Sorry Blitzo RIP....either that or some bolts have been added. Looking at the Carville guide leads me to believe that the route follows the three bolts to the dish above at which point you have three choices... straight up with no pro..... to the right with no pro... or to the left where you can clip another bolt... maybe that bolt is new as well.... and then up the shallow left leaning crack with some difficult to arrange protection.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Pie in the Sky (5.7 R)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: As a toprope this route is totally contrived. The location of the anchors above doesn't allow for a smooth belay without the rope receiving too much friction from the rock. A couple bolts would make this a fantastic lead, and make the route accessible to many more climbers, but I guess that will never happen. Too bad.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Earn Your Wings (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: This route is the definition of contrived. The anchors above are not even in a good spot to allow proper toproping without the rope receiving a lot of friction on the rock. Friction that totally interferes with the belay.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Shelob's Lair (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: Finally did this the other day and this time I stuck to the outside edge and even then encountered one or two constrictions that I had trouble thructching past. I even put on my mountaineering harness that had no gear loops or other protrusions. It's a good route if you're looking to burn off a thousand calories or so.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Fluted Crust (5.5)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: I led this the other day and found it quite enjoyable. The knob hopping on the upper face will put a smile on even the most jaded of faces.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Archer (5.8)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 7, 2015

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Comments: A memorable grunt fest! I traversed right at the roof.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Wind (5.10b)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: 5.10b??? So has anyone done this lately? I'm thinking more like 5.11, but what do I know. Looking for some confirmation or controversy. Let me know what you think.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Shelob's Lair (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: I don't know how grovelly it was in 95' but it can't have gotten any better. As a matter of fact I don't know if it's had another ascent since then. I had to come down half way up due to the gear loops on my harness catching on chossy flakes and preventing upward progress. Some flakes were attached with no visible means of support. I'll try it again with an alpine harness without gear loops. It's a very tight squeeze for those who seek out such features.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : No Doubt Stout (5.8)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: I'm sure it's been done before but I couldn't find any record of it. Probably no taller than Zig Zag finish, and certainly easier, but it's just off the trail and well... it's a good warm up or cool down in a super convenient location just feet from Lunch Rock. Interesting moves especially at the start. Get on it.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Clean Corner (5.8)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: When I led this it wasn't particularly clean as it was filled with dirt and debris. That aside, this is a nice crack that protects like a dream. Mostly fingers and thin hands. It should get more traffic. Perhaps if it was longer and the top was a bit more convenient.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : The Saw (5.5)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Nice route with a lots of interesting moves including a little bushwacking. To me some of the moves below the roof seemed harder than 5.5. Turning the left side of the roof is pretty fun and totally solid.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Zig Zag Finish (5.10a)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: I led this yesterday and thought it had a high fun/vertical foot factor though sadly it is too short. But, heck if you're in the area anyway after having topped out on another route I'd recommend jumping on it. Why not?


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Knob Hill (5.7)
By: DJ Reyes When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: Okay, I led this yesterday and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure I went the correct way, as the route I took seemed a bit stiff for 5.7. Looking at Ed's picture of the climber on top of the blocks, well I climbed the chimney and then took the crack shown to the right of the climber to the top of the blocks. Also, getting established on the knob-filled face above seemed a bit stiff for 5.7. Once on the face however the climbing was straight forward and fun with all the knobs and chicken heads. ... more >>


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