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


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Last Visit: Oct 23, 2014
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All 609 | Routes 7 | Areas | Photos 8 | Page Improvements | Comments 56 | Posts 35 | Stars 257 | Ratings 246
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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 (2)

Boulder, 20'

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 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: 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.


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.


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