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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Labor of Love (5.10b PG13)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: We rapped this route today with a single 70m rope. It required downclimbing from just below the first bolt, about 15 ft down the easy 5.5ish dikes. Just be careful to watch the end of your rope and keep the ends even


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Cockabooty (5.7)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: Fun to do laps up these variations on TR


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: This route was a good reminder to me that Yosemite 5.8 is different than 5.8 elsewhere. Although, we climbed Nutcracker earlier in the day and struggled much more with this route.

Straight-in hand jam section was pretty short and the wide cracks were tough for me as a yosemite neophyte.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Visited in Feb this year and ticked off Frosty Cone, a fun moderate.

Would have liked to hop on the others nearby but, just as we were finishing up this one, a group of 20+ yahoos in bright tights showed up, hauling several guitars up the 4th class scramble. Despite dropping down 4 or 5 topropes, barely any of them ended up climbing, instead amassing at the base of DQ wall. Pretty good way to ruin a peaceful day in nature!

Hopefully my experience was atypical of the area.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Swan Slab : Penthouse Cracks (5.10)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Cool little ledge to chill and toprope on a sunny early season day. Each of the cracks requires slightly different technique. Should be easy enough for new climbers to have a good time.

Echoing above comment that the approach required some 5th class moves. Definitely be ready to rap after setting an anchor, downclimbing the approach would be tricky


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Lewd, Crude, and Misconstru... (5.9+)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: 6'3" and I remember the start taking a couple tries, but I loved this route. My favorite at the Corridor, probably because I'm more of a trad guy


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Scheister (5.7)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Nov 27, 2012

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Comments: Beautiful weather at Sugarloaf this weekend. Climbed Scheister for the first time and would highly recommend it, as a beginner multipitch leader I had a blast. I'll toprope 10a outdoors and 11a/b in the gym, and this 5.7+ was very manageable for me, with no "oh shit" moments.

We took the tunnel finish, very satisfying topping out through it! I was happy to have extended the BD #4 and 3.5 I placed in the first pitch chimney, as mentioned above.

Full trip report and some more pics c... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Starting a coalitionGeneral ClimbingKyle NapierkowskiMay 10, 2013
re: Making Trad DrawsClimbing Gear DiscussionKyle NapierkowskiApr 16, 2013
re: Essential knots for climbersBeginning ClimbersKyle NapierkowskiApr 10, 2013

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

The Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Cryptic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Dappled Mare 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...

Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...

Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - West Face

Pot Belly 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Knob Hill

The Grack - Center 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Glacier Point Apron

Corrugation Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Main Wall

Bourbon Street 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak

Bear's Reach 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Pony Express 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Sugarloaf, West Face

Mixologist 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogwild

East Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Haystack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Over Easy 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Middle Spire

Unnamed 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Knob Hill

Regular Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Middle Spire

Accessory Dogs 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogwild

Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress

Frosty Cone 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

The Groove 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress

Dark Shadows 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Dancin' with a God 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Birdland 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Brass Wall

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