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Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) : Table Mountain : Welcome Wall : Welcome Mat (5.10b)
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 (Hwy 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : The Fortress : 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Fast Food Wall : In and Out Urge (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Aug 24, 2014

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


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : The Emeralds : The Benches : Fast Food Wall : 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 : 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 (Hwy 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 Privat... : 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 next section is often showy in early season. If this is ... 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Kudos Cliff : ... : Ghost Town (5.9 PG13)
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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Kudos Cliff : ... : 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 : 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Kudos Cliff : ... : 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Steel Monkey Wall : 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 : The Emeralds : The Benches : Fast Food Wall : 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 : 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 >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Main Wall : Yankee Dog (5.11c)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: IMHO this is 5.11d


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Rock : Distillery Wall : Bar Fly (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: I don't agree with Brian Quiter that this climb is an 11b. I agree with the SuperTopo guide that this is an 11c


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Rock : Distillery Wall : Happy Hour (5.11b R)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: I agree with J Albers. I don't know why this route is given an "R" rating


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Rock : Distillery Wall : Moonshine (5.10c)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: It would sure be nice to have an additional bolt below the first bolt if you do as Tallmark suggests and do the direct start. But then again I'm not the boldest person in the world. I wonder what Jay Sell would say about adding a bolt? I'd say the direct start is 11a


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Rock : Distillery Wall : Seven and Seven (5.11c/d)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: I think maybe our group has always cheated the first 3 bolts as we move way right on much easier ground and clip the bolts by leaning way left. If you stay right on the bolt line it looks pretty hard, maybe even harder than 11c. I don't know if there is a 11c section once you get above the first few bolts. It is an excellent climb as others have said just like all the others on this wall. What is the opinion of others on the first section?


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