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Kor Roof on a windy day. Hard to tell which way is up here! Basically into the photo, up about 45 degrees, rotated 30 degrees clockwise.


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Sherrie's Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led. 1 take to relieve tendon pain, then 1 fall right after. Doable without falling & bomber pro!

Mar 5, 2012

Generator Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Generator Station

TRed to wind down the day. Sidewinder helps on the tunnel-through.

Mar 4, 2012

Highway Star

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Highway Star

Mock led the 5.10a variation. Pumpy to place pro! Intimidating 5.10a lead with the flake to land on below,

Mar 4, 2012

Highway Star

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Highway Star

TRed the 5.10b variation. Tricky, short crux on powerful finger jams. Watch the swing if you fall.

Mar 4, 2012

Knob Job

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led. Well protected crux & nice rest just before it.

Mar 4, 2012

Lena's Lieback

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led all 3 pitches to warm up. Cold fingers on the first half of P1.

Mar 3, 2012

Aid Route

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led both pitches as 5.10a A0 var. French freed first pitch below the crack. I wish I had brought offsets!

Mar 3, 2012

Y Crack

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

Led. Then TR'ed Royal Flush on the descent.

Mar 3, 2012

Royal Flush

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

TRed after climbing Y Crack. Thin & off-balanced face moves!

Mar 3, 2012

Chingando

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Mock led clean. First time on the route!

Feb 26, 2012

Chingando

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Mock led a second round. I really should lead this one.

Feb 26, 2012

Pat Pinnacle

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led. Would be solid 3 stars, but the approach pitch sucks. I thought the chimney crux was really hard.

Feb 24, 2012

Desperate Straights

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led both pitches. Accidentally had to take 5.10c variation on P1 - my first 5.10c lead! Approaching Pat Pinnacle.

Feb 24, 2012

Church Bowl Tree

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led as an easy aid climb then TRed. Slick as snot!

Feb 18, 2012

Parkay Squeeze

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Fun little solo detour when running around the base of the crag :-)

Feb 18, 2012

Reed's Pinnacle Left

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led P1. Great 5.8 chimney!

Feb 17, 2012

Reed's Pinnacle Left

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

TR'ed the 5.10b Flake Var . Set up while rapping from P1 of the chimney.

Feb 17, 2012

The Remnant-Right Side

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led.

Feb 17, 2012

The Remnant-Left Side

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

TRed but did lower section as OW/squeeze this time.

Feb 17, 2012

Positively 4th Street

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lower Brother

Led. Climbed to Michael's Ledge after rapping & then climbing Nutty Buddy.

Feb 13, 2012

Lancelot

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led. Nice wide hands. Entering the corner is the crux. Leapfrogged my #3 Camalots a lot.

Feb 3, 2012

Doggie Do

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Two more laps on TR to finish off the day.

Feb 3, 2012

Cid's Embrace

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led to higher anchors. I thought the higher section was a lot harder than the lower section.

Feb 3, 2012

The Buttocks

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led. Barely makes 1 star. Once is enough.

Jan 28, 2012

The Caverns

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (4 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books

Led all pitches. Kind of dirty. Chimney was fun to explore.

Jan 16, 2012

Unnamed Crack (the other one)

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. TRed a few times in the past. 1-move wonder then it quickly eases. Start can be tricky though.

Jan 16, 2012

West Pillar

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (5 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Eichorn's Pinnacle

Led all pitches. A good winter romp! P1 5.9 wide was the crux.

Jan 14, 2012

Generator Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Generator Station

TRed. Finally got it clean!

Dec 29, 2011

Inner Reaches

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five and Dime Cliff

Led. Fun 5.7 wide with nowhere to hide!

Dec 29, 2011

Conductor Crack

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Generator Station

TRed twice, mock led twice. Really pumpy!

Dec 29, 2011

Stone Groove

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led 5.9 approach variation. Led 5.8 P2 flaring squeeze chimney.

Dec 18, 2011

Stone Groove

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Followed. Sustained & thin.

Dec 18, 2011

The Remnant-Left Side

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

TRed.

Dec 18, 2011

The Remnant-Right Side

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led.

Dec 18, 2011

Doggie Deviations

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led. Nice warmup & a variety of techniques required.

Dec 17, 2011

Doggie Deviations

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

TRed flake variation. Not as hard or sustaiend but pro is questionable.

Dec 17, 2011

Doggie Do

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

TRed

Dec 17, 2011

Doggie Do

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Mock led on TR. Got #6 C4 stuck on lower part, but freed it after a LOT of work. Doh!

Dec 17, 2011

Doggie Do

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led. Got #5 C4 stuck and couldn't get it out! French freed a bit at that point due to complications.

Dec 17, 2011

Doggie Diversions

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Wall

Led all 3 pitches. Linked P1&2. Hardest 5.9 I've done (harder than P2 of Reeds Direct or even some 5.10a's)

Dec 11, 2011

Nutcracker

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (5 p) 

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

Led P1 of 5.9 Var & P3 & P5.

Dec 10, 2011

Lunatic Fringe

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Followed. Sweet finger jams!

Dec 10, 2011

Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

Led. Slippery and more of a face climb on flaring finger grooves for the first 20' before you can jam.

Dec 10, 2011

Generator Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Generator Station

TRed twice this time. I finally found how to squeeze inside to bypass the projecting flake!

Dec 4, 2011

Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (3 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led P1 & P2. Cruised P3 on TR. P3 would be a heady lead!

Dec 4, 2011

Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (4 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led P3 & P4 after leading P1 & P2 of Reed's Direct. P3 was heady!

Dec 4, 2011

Makayla's Climb

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led. How is this 5.9? Nice and easy on fun knobs. A little thin in one spot.

Dec 3, 2011

Suds

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led. Cruxes are a little awkward but pro is good & cruxes are short.

Dec 3, 2011

Unknown (5.8?)

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

TRed on a TR binge after lowering from Suds. Did the bolt line left and right of Suds. Right was harder.

Dec 3, 2011

Babble On

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led w/ a lieback and then jammed the roof. Solid jams! Save 3 Camalots for the roof.

Dec 3, 2011

Babble On

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Followers couldn't finish cleaning, so I TRed it to clean. Did the LB crack as an OW this time(5.7-.8ish it seemed)

Dec 3, 2011

Stolen Chimney

5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Ancient Art

Led all pitches. Aided on P1 & French freed on P3. Great climb & exhilarating summit!

Nov 26, 2011

Supercrack of the Desert

5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b (3 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Led. 1st part was hard! Endurance crack is awesome and not too bad to pace right :-)

Nov 25, 2011

Twin Cracks

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Led & TRed laps for fun. Great for doing variations. 2nd pitch looks tempting.

Nov 25, 2011

24 Unknown

5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Led. TRed laps & downclimbed. Crux is the first body length. Interesting & balancy moves!

Nov 25, 2011

Binou's Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Donnelly Canyon

Easy Lead. Fun to play with the wide crack. Got cam stuck! Freed it after some work.

Nov 24, 2011

Generic Crack

5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Donnelly Canyon

Led in 15 min. Sweet & solid hands! Flaring pods added some tricky bits.

Nov 24, 2011

The Naked and Dead

5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Donnelly Canyon

Led P1. Moderate 5.8.

Nov 17, 2011

West Chimney

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

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

Led P1. Interesting chimney. Finished route after bailing on TM due to wasps.

Nov 13, 2011

Scheister

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (3 p) 

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

Led P1 & P3.

Nov 13, 2011

Pony Express

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

Followed once & led once.

Nov 13, 2011

The Fang-Left Side

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

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

Led. Short crux & fun squeeze.

Nov 13, 2011

The Fracture

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

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

Followed once & TR'ed once.

Nov 13, 2011

North Ridge

5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak

Did Grade V variation from the valley. Much harder than E Face of Whitney but maybe that was due to the snow & darkness!

Oct 23, 2011

La Cosita, Left

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

Led. Also TRed the 5.9 variation again. Did it much smoother this time.

Oct 16, 2011

Short But Thin

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

TRed the 5.10d section clean. I can't touch 5.11b liebacks yet!

Oct 16, 2011

Little John, Left

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

Led. Solid & slick.

Oct 16, 2011

Moby Dick

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

Led. Really fun! Fall consequences on the start & protecting in the crux makes it intimidating.

Oct 16, 2011

Ahab

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

TRed. I hung some but eventually figured it out. Now to go back & do it better!

Oct 16, 2011

Kor-Beck

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (6 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Middle Cathedral Rock

Led P1-5,7. Fun route! Nice chimneys.

Oct 15, 2011

East Face

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (10 p) 

CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney

Car-to-car. Led Tower Traverse, Fresh Air Traverse, Chimney, & final OW.

Sep 29, 2011

East Buttress

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (11 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Middle Cathedral Rock

Led all pitches. Bolt ladders were chill & fast w/ alpine aiders.

Sep 25, 2011

Central Pillar of Frenzy

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (5 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Middle Cathedral Rock

Led all pitches. The squeeze was fun with a pack! :-)

Sep 24, 2011

Lost Arrow Tip

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b C2+ (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lost Arrow Spire

Led both pitches. Tyrolean return.

Sep 18, 2011

Gollum

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

Led. TRed the 5.10 OW on the left side, which is a great climb!

Sep 18, 2011

Venusian Blind

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (13 p) 

CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag

Led all pitches. One of the best 5.7s I've done so far. Awesome climb that just keeps going!

Sep 4, 2011

Moon Goddess Arete

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (18 p) 

CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag

Led all pitches. Great climb. Frighteningly loose rock in a few select pitches.

Sep 3, 2011

Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

Led 5.8 wide pitch var. to summit. Climbed full ridge including N Section (IV 5.8). Exposed & fun!

Aug 28, 2011

Regular Route

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (12 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Fairview Dome

Led all pitches. 5.3 hrs. P1-7 done in 4P w/ 70m rope, then simul-climbed rest.

Aug 27, 2011

West Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (5 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : DAFF Dome

Led P2 & P4. I never found the secret hold for the awkward & burly 5.8 crux, but I found a decent way to do it

Aug 14, 2011

North Arete

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (6 p) 

CA : High Sierra : Bear Creek Spire

Led all pitches including 5.7 direct start var. 5 hrs. Nice climb, pretty chill.

Aug 13, 2011

Traveler Buttress

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (4 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Main Wall

Led all pitches. The OW was FUN! Easiest/safest 5.9 OW you'll ever lead :-)

Jul 31, 2011

Surrealistic Pillar

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (3 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress

Led all pitches, linked P2 & 3 as an approach to Traveler Buttress.

Jul 31, 2011

Corrugation Corner

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (3 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Main Wall

Led all pitches. Favorite 5.7 by far.

Jul 30, 2011

Preparation H

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Led. Pretty sustained and you'd better bring thin cams. Lots of cobwebs to clear, so climb it more!

Jul 30, 2011

Haystack

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (4 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Led P2 w/ the sweet roof. Approached via lead on Preparation H. Got Jared to practice lead on the 5.6 final pitch.

Jul 30, 2011

Ptarmigan Ridge

Steep Snow (1 p) 

WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier

Rock step lead was fun. M3/5.6 w/ crampons & 40 lb pack. Mostly 40-55 degree ice when we simul-climbed it!

Jul 24, 2011

Liberty Ridge

AI2-3 Steep Snow (1 p) 

WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier

Led ice cruxes. Easy WI2 made harder with continuous spindrift pouring down the route. Stupid storms :-P

Jul 17, 2011

Munginella

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books

Led to approach Selaginella. Don't get suckered into going right on the 2nd pitch! :-)

Jun 26, 2011

Selaginella

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (4 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books

Led all pitches. Tough route! Harder than some 5.9 multipitches I've done in the Valley.

Jun 26, 2011

Royal Arches

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (15 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

Led most pitches. Some simul-climbing. 4.5 hrs to rap descent, but I bet we could have done it faster.

Jun 25, 2011

Hand Jive

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

Led. Step across is intimidating until that first piece of pro!

Jun 20, 2011

Crack in the Woods

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

Led. Worth more stars if it weren't so short.

Jun 20, 2011

Mexican Crack

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

Followed. I found the hand traverse to be the easiest and most secure. The start is definitely the crux.

Jun 20, 2011

Bongeater

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Bongeater Buttress

TRed. Tough & varied final crux! I wonder if there is an elegant way to exit the crack :-)

Jun 20, 2011

The Bastille Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (5 p) 

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The Bastille - N Face

Led P1, P2 (mostly), P3 & P4 (linked). Steep & intimidating! Tricky pro.

May 31, 2011

Direct Route

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R (10 p) 

CO : Flatirons : ... : First Flatiron

Led P1, P3, P4, & ridge section. Really high winds made the ridge part tough with the rope sticking out in the air!

May 30, 2011

Bowling Alley- aka Durrance approach route

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13 (1 p) 

WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Led to approach Durrance. Pro is a tad tricky.

May 27, 2011

Durrance

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (6 p) 

WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Led & did direct finish. Linked P1-3 into 1 pitch & linked 5&6 into 1 pitch for 3 long fun pitches!

May 27, 2011

El Cracko Diablo

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (2 p) 

WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces

Led both pitches. Steep & more wide than I'd expected! I was happy to have my 4 C4 for the part just after the bulge.

May 27, 2011

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