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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Sentinel Rock : Steck-Salathe (5.10-)
By: kovarpa When: Jun 4, 2012

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Comments: Done the route in 9 hrs. 3 hrs to the top of Flying Buttress, then slowed down a bit. I didn't really think it had much OW climbing, a lot chimneying (incl. squeeze) though.
Placed only one or two nuts, cams everywhere else. Doubles to C4 #2, then 1 each C4 #3, #4 and 4.5 and we were perfectly fine.
We had 5 liters of water and the second was carrying or hauling pack off harness and it was too heavy. Next time I would carry less and suffer more -:)
I agree that the flake on th... more >>

Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Positive Vibrations (5.11a)
By: kovarpa When: Feb 3, 2012

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Comments: For the record and my comment on the P3 "crux" - I'm 5'9. For example, I thought the beginning traverse of P6 on Rostrum (the OW pitch) - rated 10c - was harder that this P3 on PV.
Regarding breaking up (or not) P6 of PV - to each its own :-)

Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Positive Vibrations (5.11a)
By: kovarpa When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: Unless you are strong or know the moves for the 11a on P6, I would highly recommend setting up intermediate belay at the bolt on P6, before moving into the 11a section. Otherwise, if you peel off at the end of the 180ft (or so) pitch, you could go for a long ride, plus rope drag gets really bad as well.
The first 11a section on P3 is more like 10a...

Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : The Balconies : Lava Falls (5.9 R)
By: kovarpa When: Jan 17, 2011

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Comments: You can rap off with a 70m rope if you are willing to downclimb the last approx. 10 feet to the ground.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Rostrum : The North Face (5.11c)
By: kovarpa When: Jan 6, 2011

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Comments: the best route I have done so far. clean and varied.
good route beta above. I would say the P4 is soft at 11.c. On the other hand, I found P5 with the 10.d roof quite hard and exhausting.
The P6 OW is a lot of work but actually quite secure when pushing a #5 Camalot in front of you.

Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Clarence King : East Ridge Indirect (5.7)
By: kovarpa When: Nov 18, 2007

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Comments: Is this description really for NE ridge? Can you please check out attached link to what I thought was NE ridge and see whether we are talking about the same route?

It seems to me that you are referring to East ridge?


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