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


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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Death Wish

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (4)

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

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Aether 70

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Aether 70

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Aether 70

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

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 of Fish climbs the Michelin Man looking features on the right side of the wall.

Filet of Fish climbs the Michelin Man looking features on the right side of the wall.

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

Nov 12, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

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.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Rites of Spring (5.10d)
By: Neil Rankin When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: The third pitch is about the same difficulty as the fourth, both about 10+.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Valley Boulderfield : Governing Dynamics (V5)
By: Neil Rankin When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Easier than Triple X and California Girls, which are both pretty stiff V4's.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress Boulderfi... : Big Up (V6)
By: Neil Rankin When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Either this problem is pretty good V5, or a cheesy eliminate V6. There is a good left hand hold that helps to get established as you move up towards the last two crimps before the crystal jug. Most everyone uses it as a foothold, if not everyone, so it's pretty silly to avoid it with your hands.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress Boulderfi... : Lostboys (V5-6)
By: Neil Rankin When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Lost Boys starts with the left on a open-hand side pull, and right hand on the slopey shelf. Starting with both hands on the slopey shelf, as described here is not the complete problem. Lost Boys from this start is a v6.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End : The Yawn (5.9)
By: Neil Rankin When: Jan 10, 2014

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Comments: From a distance, one of the prettiest lines in Tuolumne. The second pitch is weird, and my rack was a little too small when I did it, but it's not too bad. The third pitch is harder than 5.7, and it requires the leader to run it between protection. No worries though, there are features for stemming and good jams in between the wider spots. A fantastic route.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Filet-O-Fish (5.12a)
By: Neil Rankin When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: Filet actually gets some sun in the morning, so it's climbable on colder Moore's days.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Phobos/Diemos Cliff : Phobos (5.9+)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: I've never climbed this with anything larger than a #4 Friend, if that. I don't know why you would carry a #5 five up there. Maybe people place one on the third pitch, which always seemed a bit more heads up protection-wise.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Phobos/Diemos Cliff : Blues Riff (5.11b/c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: My favorite climb in Tuolumne. It never gets old.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Galen's Crack : Galen's Crack (5.10c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Short but sweet. Great fun on toprope. For me, easier to get psyched up to solo it than lead it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiak Dome : Electric Africa (5.12c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Sustained, cool climbing. One of the best in Tuolumne.


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