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Climbing hard in the Hidden Valley Campground with Hilary Mantel for company.


Member Since: Nov 8, 2008
Last Visit: 9 hours ago
Contact John Ely


Point Rank: # 626
Total Points: 928
Last Year: 477
Last 30 Days: 27
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John Ely is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in DC, 53 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Disneyland, Pas des deux, Sound and Fury, Yellow Spur, Bird Cage, Nosedive, New Diversions, North Dome Regular, Quarter Dome, Nose of Looking Glass, Wham Ridge of Vestal, Gunsight to South Peak of Seneca, Arrowhead Arete, Mt. Darwin and Mt. Mendel
Other Interests: political philosophy, Duane Allman, Jane Austen
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
Sport:  Leads 4th 1 2 I M 1b  Follows 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c
Boulders:   V0 4  
Aid:  Leads C0  Follows C4
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI4
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Climbing hard in the Hidden Valley Campground with Hilary Mantel for company.

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DAB Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
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LSD Direct 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c
Iron Cross 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
Crystal Ship 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Sterling's Double Cracks 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Lunging Ledges 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
This great climb, as I recall, keeps your attention the whole way up.  Photo: Ely, 2008  Nearing the belay.  Photo: Ely, 2008  Biohazard.  2008, photo Ely.  'Iron Cross' is the line marked with a 'D' on the far right.  Geoff Fararr, aka Carderock Geoff, picking his way up Nubbin Face on Hades Heights in Dec. 2013 - a routine of his for many decades.  Geoff showed all of us the holds and tricks of this, his local rock, year in and year out, like the seasons.  Now it is up to his friends to keep up his tradition, at least as well as we are able. 
Regular Route 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Arrow 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Never Never Land 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Gunsight to South Peak Direct 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c
High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Flutterby 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
Triple S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Swayback Layback 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
Grunt 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c  Suggests: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Easter Time Too 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
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