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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
In the squeeze

In the squeeze

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Labyrinth (5.6)

6 days ago

Following P5 traverse

Following P5 traverse

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : South Face (5.8 C1)

Oct 30, 2012

Powder Day

Powder Day

Nick_Cov : Nick

Aug 6, 2012

Looking up at the snow field below SRA. Decided to...

Looking up at the snow field below SRA. Decided to forego the ice and utilize the alternate start to the left

CA : High Sierra : ... : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a)

Jul 26, 2012

Contributed Comments


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Scimitar (5.9 R)
By: Nick_Cov When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: I was climbing Bear's Reach yesterday (5/17/14) and there was a party on Scimitar. We saw a girl following on P2 who accidentally pulled a HUGE block (~80 lbs). Thankfully everyone is okay and nobody was hurt. She looked about 20 feet above the belay so I think this may have been the loose block that everyone is talking about. I have not been on it since it was pulled so I cannot say for sure.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Commitment (5.9)
By: Nick_Cov When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Almost was killed by a party on the top. Fortunately I was still under the roof when a bowling ball tumbled by. Wear a helmet in these parts and use some common sense when you are on the top.

Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face : West Face Variation (5.8 C0)
By: Nick_Cov When: Jul 4, 2013

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Comments: Definitely take the left variation up to the dihedral crack- fun climbing through there, no more difficult than the p1 climbing. Take p2 all the way to the bolt ladder. Whole route protects easy with great views. Shade in the morning.

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Farley (5.9)
By: Nick_Cov When: Dec 9, 2012

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Comments: I was warned that it is pumpy and physically demanding, but it really isn't. Good stances and slabby. I only brought one #3 and one #4, definitely not enough. Would have much rather had two #3s...

Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a)
By: Nick_Cov When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Don't skip the tyrolean, tons of fun. Definitely top out and try to get to the rap before dark. My headlamp broke in my pack so descending at night was terrible. We only brought 1 #3 but were wishing we had another for the 5.9 section on the crux pitch. Route finding is straightforward, look for cairns for the descent.

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Truckee River Canyon : Big Chief : Center Wall : Witch Doctor (5.10c)
By: Nick_Cov When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Stay away from the rock on the right. It's not needed for the sequence. One or two more hard pulls on that piece of rock and it will tear a huge chunk off the wall.

Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (6) Northwest Face : Wherever I May Roam (5.9)
By: Nick_Cov When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: This route is well protected and super exposed. Definitely will get your heart racing even if you are a confident 5.10 leader. A must do at Smith. Started early and made made it to top of P3 by the time anyone else had showed up at the base. Might be able to link P4 and P5 with a 70M. We didn't have enough QD's to try it but it looks like it might go.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome, Main Area : West Crack (5.9)
By: Nick_Cov When: Jun 19, 2012

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Comments: Fun roof. Don't need big cams on the 5.6 section. If you want pro you can stick cams in deep. First 5.9 move isn't too bad. Can rap to ground from top bolts with 2 ropes easily. P3 finger crack is fun and secure. 5.9 move has good feet and is well protected.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Royal Arches Rap Route Northern CaliforniaNick_Cov3 hours ago
re: Yosemite Route SuggestionsNorthern CaliforniaNick_CovFeb 11, 2014
re: Yosemite Route SuggestionsNorthern CaliforniaNick_CovFeb 11, 2014
re: Does no snow = no spring at the base of RNWF on Half Dome come Summer?Northern CaliforniaNick_CovFeb 4, 2014
Does no snow = no spring at the base of RNWF on Half Dome come Summer?Northern CaliforniaNick_CovJan 28, 2014
Cooking a turkey over a fireGeneral ClimbingNick_CovNov 23, 2013
Wilderness permits during shutdown?Northern CaliforniaNick_CovOct 2, 2013
re: Help! Looking for Backcountry Ski Recommendations in Tahoe Area....Northern CaliforniaNick_CovJan 7, 2013
re: Tahoe backcountry 11/14?Northern CaliforniaNick_CovNov 15, 2012
Tahoe backcountry 11/14?Northern CaliforniaNick_CovNov 14, 2012
re: Camping in YosemiteNorthern CaliforniaNick_CovNov 4, 2012
re: Climbing Partner for SmithPacific NorthwestNick_CovOct 31, 2012
Partners for Smith Nov 1 - 3Pacific NorthwestNick_CovOct 30, 2012
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