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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Rolling Thunder (5.10)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Enjoyed this but, boy that traverse was hard.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : Matthes Crest Traverse - So... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: More info after climbing this again on 7/25/15. At the very end of the ridge just before the last tower, you can easily walk off the crest and head back home. I did this the first time I climbed the crest but felt like I was cheating. This time I tried to climb the last tower but couldn't find a way to do it without a rope so I backtracked and went down before this last tower. If you have a rope I would think you would want to climb this last tower so you could claim the entire traverse. (Any su... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : Matthes Crest Traverse - So... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: More info after climbing this again on 7/25/15. People keep saying there is mandatory 5.8 or so down climbing after the North summit. I saw this "mandatory" down climbing but, because I am a gumby, I won't do it. If you are a little creative you can easily find ways around these down climbs by backtracking and traversing either left or right down from the ridge. In one case I go straight down left from the ridge about 50' and drop into a gully and go back up about 20' then find a ramp that I use... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : Matthes Crest Traverse - So... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: More info after Climbing this again on 7/25/15. Once you get to the notch between the South and North summits you will find a ramp. If you go to the end of the ramp you will find a corner, if you are soloing, and you are gumby like me, I wouldn't climb this corner. Go back on the ramp a ways and you can easily pull up onto another ramp about 10' above the first ramp. Again I wouldn't climb the corner at the end of the ramp but go back a ways and find a flake that goes up and left. This looks to ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : Matthes Crest Traverse - So... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this again on 7/25/15. The first time I climbed it I went all the way to the top of the South summit and did some kind of sketchy down climbing to the notch between the South and North summit. This time I didn't go all the way up to the top of the South summit but (just before starting up to the summit) I went right on a ramp toward a tree and continued on this ramp to the notch between the North and South summit. This may be considered cheating but I felt a lot less sketched out doing i... more >>


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : Welcome Wall : Welcome Mat (5.10c)
By: John Robinson When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: I led this climb yesterday and put a note in my guide book to never lead it again. There is potential to get hurt badly. All of the above statements (by others) are true. This could be a 2 or 3 star route if it were cleaned up and a couple of bolts added. In some cases you are making difficult moves way above your last bolt and you are standing on a moss covered sloper. If you want a good adventure this will be fun, just keep it together.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : Welcome Wall : Wing of Bat (5.10a)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: One clip about half way up is a little spicy


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Charlee and the Stick Facto... (5.10d)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Mike for the kind comments about my dog, Charlee


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : In and Out Urge (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: So Dave (Caughtinside), Maybe Brad (Rockvoyager) Meant 10B then that would only be one number off?


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : In and Out Urge (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Kelley: What do you desire?


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Western Hardman (5.11)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 1, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this July 2014 with Steve Curtis. Register said only 4 parties before us in 2014. You will get sun for a while in the morning when climbing this time of year but it didn't create a problem. I suggest a 10b rating. I'm not bold or a very good crack climber but led the crux pitch clean so it's probably only 5.8 (just kidding) We used a single 70m rope and the raps were fine. Maybe even a 60m would work?? I would suggest a small rack with only singles to #2 Camalot. Bring a bunch of d... more >>


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Book of Saturday (5.11a R)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 1, 2014

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Comments: Did this July 2014. Previous comments suggest bolts incorrectly placed. I agreed while climbing the route then, when I got down, I read that the route was put up, ground up so I figure the bolts are where the first ascensionists needed them and I needed to just suck it up. Fun route but don't expect it to be a sport route even tho there are 100 bolts on it. If you want adventure and a long day, this route is for you. But, this isn't Spanish Limestone. Don't know what the fuss is about pitch 11, ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Main Wall
By: John Robinson When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Mr Hummus: You will get sun around 1 pm


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : Welcome Wall : Welcome All (5.11c)
By: John Robinson When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: The first bolt has a bit of space between the hanger and the rock. I believe it is still secure but could use some help. August 2014 I secured the bolt better and it is now fine.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon and Tioga... : Tioga Cliff Area (aka Priva... : Tioga Wall : Bag O' Tricks (5.11d)
By: John Robinson When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: Nick: This route is in the guide book


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : Matthes Crest Traverse - So... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Jun 14, 2014

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Comments: I just did Matthes Crest on June 11, 2014 and think the following changes/additions to Croft's guide might be helpful: (the capitalized items are changes I suggest)
The Approach: From the Cathedral Lakes Trail head in Tuolumne, take the trail about mile and look for a smaller unmaintained trail that goes left and follow this for 2 miles to Budd Lake. At about 2/3 mile before the lake the trail crosses to the left side of Budd Creek. THIS CROSSING IS WHERE THE TRAIL RETURNS TO THE CREEK AFTER B... more >>


Location: NV : Wheeler Peak
By: John Robinson When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: I recently visited Great Basin and a prominent spire got my attention at the base of Wheeler Peak. The spire is visible from the road and looks like it is begging to be climbed. So I went to the visitors center and found that it had been climbed and is called Solomon's Arrow. The person at the desk also gave me a copy of the info they have on climbing in the Park. If anyone wants the topos included in this guide, PM me and we'll arrange sending (email johnr9q@yahoo.com). Following is information... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Ghost Town (5.9)
By: John Robinson When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Kelley: Thanks for all your good comments. See you at the cliff.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Step into the Light (5.10c)
By: John Robinson When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: J. Albers: If the mussy hooks at the top are a problem. Some of the times when these were used the 1/4 inch pins were inserted upside down. If the head of the pin is facing the rock there is no way the pin can come out cause it will be held in by the rock, even if the small cotter key came out. Turn this pin around if you want (if it was placed wrong) or replace the whole thing if you want.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : Two Unknown Climbs
By: John Robinson When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: I stand corrected


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Step into the Light (5.10c)
By: John Robinson When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: We added a bolt so this route is no longer PG13. Change out the top anchor if you wish


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : The Fly (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Kelley: I think it starts on the arete just left of the short 10d. Never done it so not sure. Check it out and let me know and I'll add something to the description.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : In and Out Urge (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Johnson and Morley: Give the guy a break. He was real tired when he did this route. (I deleted the V)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Horseshoe Lake Area : Horseshoe Piles : ... : D.D.D. (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: IMHO the top anchors need to be lowered considerably. Well protected


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Main Wall : North Face Route (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: The second pitch of this route and others (Absolutely Brilliant, Second pitch of North Country, a 5.9 unnamed OW (just right of North Face), and Wall Flower) Start in (or Near) an alcove (Wide flat bench) at the base of the second pitch of North Face. To get to this alcove you can go up Stem Mister then continue up on easier terrain or do the first pitch of North Face. This is a great place to spend the day climbing away from the public. You might even mow the lawn that is there. To access Absol... more >>


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