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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: What a bunch of morons.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Unknown 5.10a (5.10a)
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: It appears a large chunk of rock fell off just to the right the area between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. There are still a few loose pieces, but I think the route now climbs more like a 5.8-5.9.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Diagon Alley (5.6)
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: The right-side anchor is quite loose (the bolt wiggles back and forth), and it appears that the bolt may never have set deep enough to fully engage the expansion anchor. Be wary of trusting this anchor.


Location: CA : High Desert : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Are you able to say where this is?


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Very nice. How was that taken?


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Batman Pinnacle : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: I actually think the cairn distracts and takes away from an otherwise beautiful scene. (Andy Goldworthy's constructions always ADD to the scenery.)


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Coliseum : ... : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Apr 19, 2013

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Comments: HOW NOT TO BELAY: big loop of slack, seemingly not paying much attention to his climber, probably putting way too much trust in his belay device (probably gri-gri which he is holding open). Ground fall potential is pretty high and at 20 feet up over nasty rocks, injury potential is really high.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : The Dangler (5.10a) : Photo
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: To paraphrase: "there are bold climbers and old climbers, but not old, bold climbers". Everyone besides Mr. Aitken, should don a helmet (for when you fall upside down back into the rock) and put in pro, (to keep from hitting said rock).


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs
By: Grumpy Gym Climber When: Mar 23, 2013

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Comments: Just went out today for the first time. A great area, but a couple of comments/cautions. The online guide (link in the description above) is very helpful but not always up to date. There were several climbs that were missing bolts and several others that are in the process of having bolts replaced (Thank You!). We found one loose bolt, as we were cleaning a 5.9 on Scale Wall. Speaking of cleaning, be ready to deal with dirty climbs (mud appears to run off of the top of Scale Wall). We also clear... more >>


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Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: What do you use for ditch biners on a sport route?Climbing Gear DiscussionGrumpy Gym Climber2 days ago
re: Camping in the ButtermilksNorthern CaliforniaGrumpy Gym ClimberFeb 20, 2015
re: Northern CA climbers...moving advice needed: COOL climbing towns around Sacramento!??!!!Northern CaliforniaGrumpy Gym ClimberOct 4, 2014
re: Northern CA climbers...moving advice needed: COOL climbing towns around Sacramento!??!!!Northern CaliforniaGrumpy Gym ClimberOct 4, 2014
re: Shaman fitClimbing Gear DiscussionGrumpy Gym ClimberAug 9, 2014
re: No climbing / excersise for 5 weeks. How much lost?Injuries and AccidentsGrumpy Gym ClimberMar 31, 2014

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

West Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mt. Conness

The Prow 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Middle Spire

Unknown 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Scale Wall

Local Yokel 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Unknown 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Vacavillain 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Uncomfortably Dumb 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Short Term Memory 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Memorial Wall

Kirk Arens ArÍte 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Memorial Wall

Tail Gate Party 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Howler Monkey 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Confusion Tactics 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Test Piece 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Buck's Bar Dome

Unconquerable 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Buck's Bar Dome

Bat Crack Right 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Buck's Bar Dome

Adhesion 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Buck's Bar Dome

Creepshow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Guide Cracks 4 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Daff Dome, South Flank

Community Chest 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Memorial Wall

Diagon Alley 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Unknown

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Confusion Tactics

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Vacavillain

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Horseshoe Canyon

Howler Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Wreckage Wall

Unknown

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Scale Wall

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