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


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All 569 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 7 | Page Improvements | Comments 54 | Posts 35 | Stars 238 | Ratings 229
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Desert Lightning

V3 6A (1)

Boulder, 15'

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

Sep 4, 2014

The Big Arete

V3 6A PG13 (1)

Boulder, 20'

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

Sep 4, 2014

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

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
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 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 climbs the michelin-man features on the right-hand side of the wall.

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: 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.


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, Left : 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.


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