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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Lower Cathedral Spire : South by Southwest (5.11a)
By: M.Morley When: Jun 7, 2009

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Comments: The third pitch bouldery 10d section:



Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Arrowhead Arete : Arrowhead ArÍte (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: May 29, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this again today, 10 years after first doing it. As George suggests, climbing the Spire first is recommended, adding a couple pitches of climbing plus a cool summit. 3 out of 4 stars done this way. The knife edge ridge is worth it!

Also, the approach/descent is really not as bad as it's made out to be. It's on par with Braille Book - a fair bit of elevation gain, but fairly straightforward. Took us just over an hour to get the base, and about the same to get down from the top. All... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Fire Crags
By: M.Morley When: May 14, 2009

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Comments: Jan, I suggest getting in touch with Randy Judycki first, as I know he was also planning on replacing them. Give me a holler and I can put you in touch.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Crag Full of Dynamite
By: M.Morley When: May 8, 2009

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Comments: "Excellent" might be a bit optimistic description of this crag, but it's worth a quick visit if in the area. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the best of the bunch. All 9 routes are visible in this Photo.

If the route names appear a bit odd, rent the movie.

Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?



Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Selaginella (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: Apr 4, 2009

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Comments: "Note: we felt a single 4" piece to be more than adequate protection."

That should read "UP TO a single 4" piece..."


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mount Moran : Direct South Buttress (5.9 C1)
By: M.Morley When: Mar 26, 2009

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Comments: This is one of the few routes that has shut me down...twice. Both times due to weather. Even if you don't summit, the early morning canoe ride across the lake makes it worth the while.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Selaginella (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: Mar 21, 2009

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Comments: 3-pitch description:

P1: Climb 160' to large, sandy ledge. Full value at 5.8.

P2: Continue more or less straight up, staying right of a prominent leaning pillar. The final 20' of climbing involves a wild and exposed traverse left across protruding crystals. 200'. Belay in a small alcove.

P3: A few tricky moves off the belay, followed by moderate climbing to a large, prominent flake. Roughly 150'.

From the top, walk approximately 100 yards uphill to join the Yosemite Falls Trail. Allow a g... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Munginella (5.6)
By: M.Morley When: Mar 21, 2009

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Comments: To add to caughtinside's comment, the total route length is about 300' and easily climbed in two 150' pitches.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, West Face : Pony Express (5.9)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 28, 2009

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Comments: If just climbing the first pitch, a singe rope is sufficient to get you back down. Somewhere around 80' or so.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : The Fracture (5.10d)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 28, 2009

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Comments: A beautiful line. This is a great route to push your limit, since you can get in gear just about everywhere. Load up on the finger-size pieces if you really want to sew it up. It was a bit wet yesterday (2/27/09).


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall : ... : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Feb 26, 2009

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Comments: A strict dress code is enforced when climbing here. All climbers must wear jeans or (preferably) shorts, and shirts of any kind are forbidden.


Location: tobin sanson : bouldering : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Feb 24, 2009

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Comments: Rad shot, Tobin!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Head Area : Indian Head : Goof Proof Roof (5.8 C2+)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 19, 2009

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Comments: Not sure of his last name. I think he's around the same age as Steven Powers roughly (early 20s?). Anyway, I am pretty sure he free climbed it as opposed to clean-aid.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Head Area : Indian Head : Goof Proof Roof (5.8 C2+)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 19, 2009

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Comments: I believe this was freed by a local kid named Spencer (don't know his last name). To my knowledge, he was the same one that did the first lead of Cheap Thrills as well.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : The Fortress
By: M.Morley When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: Ryan, if you mean Potrero John Wall, all I know is that the two topropes on the far left have been retrofit with lead bolts. This was done back in '99. More info here.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : The Fortress : Central Gully : ... : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: All comment originally posted here have been moved to the following forum:

New routing at "The Fortress" (Ventura)

If you have additional commentary, please post there. Thanks.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Bikini Line (5.11-)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 10, 2009

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Comments: Perhaps a fitting name for the next line would be "Banana Hammock"?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Bikini Line (5.11-)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 9, 2009

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Trial By Fire (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: Jan 31, 2009

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Comments: If you have the time or inclination after climbing Trial by Fire, try top-roping Demimonde (5.11c) off the same anchors either with 2 ropes or possibly a single 70m.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a)
By: M.Morley When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: FA: Don Jensen & John Fischer - Sept 1969


Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Dark Star (5.10c)
By: M.Morley When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: FA: Don Jensen, John Fischer, Keith Brueckner - July 1971


Location: aluke : climb : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Jan 25, 2009

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Comments: A 40' groundfall - wow. Glad you are still hanging tough. Wish you well on your recovery, brudda.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : The Nut Tree Boulders
By: M.Morley When: Jan 25, 2009

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Comments: Finally made it out here today and had a great time. Kudos to Aaron Rough, Chris Summit, and the others who have established some fun, quality problems. I found the views from the Stonewall Boulder to be very pleasant. This is a nice escape from the hustle-bustle of the big city. Thanks again guys for all the hard work.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Cabrillo Peak
By: M.Morley When: Jan 24, 2009

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Comments: More at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabrillo_Peak


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Cerro Romauldo
By: M.Morley When: Jan 24, 2009

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Comments: More at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Romauldo


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