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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Pope's Problem

V3 6A R (2)

Boulder, 30'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Hat

Oct 9, 2014

Desert Lightning

V3 6A (2)

Boulder, 15'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Fish Slough Boulders

Sep 4, 2014

The Big Arete

V3 6A PG13 (3)

Boulder, 18'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Fish Slough Boulders

Sep 4, 2014

Death Wish

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (5)

Trad, 1 pitch, 125'

NC : Moore's Wall : North End

May 8, 2014

Alternative Man

5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 (2)

Trad, 2 pitches, 200'

NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier

Apr 1, 2013

Bad Thing

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Joe's Garage

Apr 1, 2013

Serial Driller

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Upper Elbow Room

Apr 1, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Problem (V3 R)

Oct 9, 2014

Stone Love, photo by Mick Ryan.

Stone Love, photo by Mick Ryan.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Stone Love (V0)

Sep 4, 2014

The Bullet Slab, photo by Mick Ryan.

The Bullet Slab, photo by Mick Ryan.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Bullet Slab (V3)

Sep 4, 2014

Desert Lightning, photo by Mick Ryan.

Desert Lightning, photo by Mick Ryan.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Desert Lightning (V3)

Sep 4, 2014

The Big Arete, photo by Mick Ryan.

The Big Arete, photo by Mick Ryan.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Big Arete (V3 PG13)

Sep 4, 2014

The Big Arete, photo by Mick Ryan.

The Big Arete, photo by Mick Ryan.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Big Arete (V3 PG13)

Sep 4, 2014

Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of ...

Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of Spring, Pine Creek Canyon, CA.

Neil Rankin : Rights of Spring

Mar 1, 2014

Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the righ...

Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the right-hand side of the wall.

NC : Moore's Wall : ... : Filet-O-Fish (5.12a)

Nov 12, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Fish Slough Boulders : The Big Arete (V3 PG13)
By: Neil Rankin When: 3 days ago

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Comments: That problem to the right is cool but I can't remember much about it. It's been twelve years. Honestly, I called this problem Big Arete because that's what a couple friends and myself called it and that name is fairly descriptive. At the time not many people had gone up there but to be honest I have no idea what it is "supposed" to be called.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Bony Fingers (5.11b R)
By: Neil Rankin When: Nov 7, 2014

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Comments: I've done the route with both starts and both are recommended. The original 10c start is a bit more heads up and involved. Hard to avoid rope drag if you go all the way to the large knob to belay, and it's probably worth it to add a belay if it gets too bad. I found this way more frightening than the direct start because there is a friction traverse.

The 5.9 2nd pitch is one of the coolest bits of climbing anywhere. I want to say that I actually did it with a 60 m last time. I was really f... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Sherman Acres : Sketchpad (V0+ PG13)
By: Neil Rankin When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: This problem is without a doubt R-rated, even compared to other Buttermilks problems. A fall from the upper crux could easily break a leg or worse. Just take your time, be confident, and stay in control. The wall steepens a bit at the top and the finishing holds are not incut but it's all there.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Filet-O-Fish (5.12a) : Photo
By: Neil Rankin When: Oct 4, 2014

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Comments: Nothing but trouble in that smile!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Main Wall : Lost in Space (5.10b)
By: Neil Rankin When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: If you are worried about the follower it's a good idea to set a belay about 30' past the crux. There's a good stance, and it allows for better communication and visibility, as well as less rope stretch.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Nuclear Crayon (5.10b PG13)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: The crux section is harder than anything on Quaker State.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Enduro Man Rides Again (5.11d)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Enduro is all about hanging in there to get the pro. It's safe, but if you bypass protection or settle for questionable gear, you can get in trouble.


Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Beyond 2000 (5.12a X)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: Doesn't deserve an X rating in my opinion. Though it's unprotected through the crux, it's really only about 15-20 feet until the danger is over. More like a high ball boulder problem, with a bad landing mind you, to good gear for the upper half.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Rock Creek : Gong Show Wall : Wages of Skin (5.10+)
By: Neil Rankin When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: It loses a star because it is a bolted in the "OW" section. With that said, it's a classic for the area and a gorgeous line anywhere. If you're firing through the diagnoling fingers section hoping to be rewarded when you get to the pod, you'll be sorely disappointed. In fact, you'll be entering the crux. Based on doing a lot of other cracks in the Sierra, I think this route is 11a. It is noticeably harder than Last Exit (11a), which is rattly fingers (crux) to an arete, and is just few clim... more >>


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater : Cryptic Trip (5.11c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: A steep and pumpy romp through horizontals. A very proud send by the first ascentionist, who I heard climbed it onsight.


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