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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Tip (5.7 C2+)
By: M.Morley When: Aug 23, 2008

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Comments: We had an older Supertopo for the route that indicated a hook move on the first pitch and listed the route as 5.7 C2. I'm not sure if this has changed in more recent editions. There is definitely nothing harder than C1 on the entire route and certainly nothing requiring hooking. It is all very straightforward. My partner and I found the crux to be the long approach hike from the Valley floor. Here is my recommended minimalist gear list:

- 3 ropes (we used 2 dynamic and 1 7mil tag line)
- a... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: M.Morley When: Aug 23, 2008

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Comments: Climbed this again yesterday as six rope-stretching 60m pitches, involving a wee bit of simul-climbing and a couple of hanging belays. A 70m would allow you to climb the route comfortably in 6 pitches with more options for good belays.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Fire Crags
By: M.Morley When: Aug 5, 2008

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Comments: Bolts and anchor replacement at the Fire Crags is scheduled for sometime this winter (2008/09).


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Tinkerbellfusse (5.8 X)
By: M.Morley When: Jul 17, 2008

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Comments: I went about half way up this route to retrieve a rope that managed to get snagged on the rap off Birdland. Looked like a nice line.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Jul 13, 2008

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Comments: Thank you, Ron. Unfortunately, it looks as if the originals for this one might have been wiped out when my hard drive crashed a while back...bummer.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Jul 12, 2008

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Comments: I used "Autostitch" to make this. Unfortunately, you lose resolution when stitching photos together. If anyone can recommend a better program to use to maintain the resolution, please let me know and I'd be happy to upload the higher-res version.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : Hogwild : It's Better with Bacon (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: Jun 22, 2008

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Comments: Pitches 1 and 2 combine at 185'. Pitches 3 and 4 combine at 198'. From there, a short final pitch (~50') leads to the top and a straightforward walk off.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Marklar (5.10+)
By: M.Morley When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: In keeping with the spirit of the name...

"Climbs the smooth marklar 20 feet right of the marklar. Located 2 marklars right of Marklar. Protection: marklars."

www.southparkstudios.com/clips/151539/


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : The Ridiculous Finish (5.11b)
By: M.Morley When: May 31, 2008

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Comments: Nice send, Susan!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Higher Cathedral Spire : Regular Route (Higher Cathe... (5.9)
By: M.Morley When: May 28, 2008

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Comments: Just my opinion. Of the 100 or so Valley routes I've climbed to date, this is just not one I'm anxious to jump on again. Again, just my opinion. Glad you liked it though!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge
By: M.Morley When: May 25, 2008

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Comments: While not a destination area in and of itself, Wheeler Gorge is a pretty fun crag to spend a half-day if you happen to be in the greater Ventura area. Bring a dozen draws and watch out for poison oak.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Junction Peak : South Ridge (3rd)
By: M.Morley When: May 25, 2008

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Comments: Notes from 7/04:
- 2hrs to summit from Shepherd Pass.
- 4.25hrs from Shepherd Pass back to car.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Russell : Fishhook ArÍte (5.9)
By: M.Morley When: May 25, 2008

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Comments: Notes from 6/04:
- Whitney Portal to Upper Boyscout (~4hrs).
- Hiking by 4:30am, 5:30 at Iceberg Lake, climbing by 6:30am. Summit around 12:45. Back to car (Whitney Portal) by 6pm.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the compliment. It was actually pretty simple, just leaned out from the belay!


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: Thanks, Matt. I think it was from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, right next to Snott Girlz.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : The Black Pearl (5.9) : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Apr 3, 2008

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Comments: I have checked out this line before on a couple of occasions, but never got around to climbing it. Nice work, guys!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Wall of Confusion : Desert Pickle (5.11c) : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Apr 2, 2008

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Comments: Dave, perhaps you could post a video on YouTube? I want to be able to get all the moves wired before I go for the "onsight".


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : North Face : Graham Crackers (5.6)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 25, 2008

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Comments: Via email from Don Lashier: "the other climber was Trish Raymond (Charlie Raymond's wife), not "Paul" Raymond."


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : East Buttress (5.7)
By: M.Morley When: Feb 16, 2008

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Comments: My notes from 2002:

- 5.5 hr approach from Whitney Portal to Iceberg Lake via N. fork of Lone Pine Creek

- 5.5 hrs on route (5 x 60m pitches + 300' 3rd class)

- 1.5 hr descent via Mountaineer's Route w/o crampons


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Feb 15, 2008

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Comments: Seems eerily familiar.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Dope Ninja (5.10b)
By: M.Morley When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: A little disappointing - an OK route but not a classic in my book. Watch for loose rock on the traversing pitch.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Treasure of the Sierra Madr... (5.10c)
By: M.Morley When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: The first 5 pitches make for one of the best multipitch moderates at the Potrero.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Dec 19, 2007

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Comments: Naw, just stitched a few photos together.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Photo
By: M.Morley When: Dec 18, 2007

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Comments: Thank your for the compliment, Kathy!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock : Subject-Verb Agreement (5.8)
By: M.Morley When: Dec 17, 2007

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Comments: Lighten up there, Francis. You might consider thanking George (Bell, not Bush) instead for all the quality descriptions he has added to the site.


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