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Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : The Walker Spur (5.10b/c R)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: Laine, the original description in the guidebook had the route going up far right from where the bolt utilizing an easier face.

I personally thought the moves over the bulge at the bolt were harder than the moves getting into the finger crack. I also wasn't crazy about the gear above the bolts till the roof on the second pitch. I found myself wanting an offset Green/Yellow Alien or Totem Basic for the pod that provides the only real gear till the roof on the second pitch. That would have lo... more >>


Location: PA : Bellefonte Quarry
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: I can't seem to track down my old guide which has me somewhat freaked out at the moment, but I think you may be confusing White Lightning (the 5.7 discontinuous crack and pg-13 or R rated lead on the beginner wall)with White Line Fever. White Line Fever was a very narrow calcite filled crack at almost the end of the wall with crazy sharp and painful jams that went at roughly 5.12a or .12b and ended with some crazy run out hard slab moves. If that's what your talking about I believe its White L... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Black Wall : Mr. Clean (5.10c)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: This one is much harder in the heat as the black rock remains warm and slick even after the route goes into the shade.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Deep Creek Crags : The Arena : Jitters (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: We just left draws and picked them up on the way out.


Location: PA : Bellefonte Quarry : Manufractured (5.11c)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Tape, Tape, Tape. This thing was one of my hardest climbs redpointed back in the day. At the time I thought the crux of the thing was climbing through the pain of the jams. Back in 96 or 97 I supplemented the bolts with a couple of stoppers. One of the middle bolts didn't even look good then.

Tape your tips and you will still be bloody, but it beats the alternative.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Sun Wall Area : First Crux (5.9+)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jan 23, 2014

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Comments: 10' of good climbing followed by kitty litter choss for 30'. Don't let the pretty starting crack fool you.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: once the boomers kicked in?


Location: PA : Bellefonte Quarry : Coleman's Crack (5.10b)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: With decreased traffic this climb has gotten a little dirty. The leader may want both a toothbrush and a nut tool to clean out some of the grime from the crack. It definitely helps with gear placement and some of the smaller tips jams and crimps.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cowlick Crag : Flying Chuckwalla (5.7)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 28, 2013

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Comments: Its about 5.3 or 5.4 on the slab to the chain. You'd pretty much have to jump to fall off. That said, I did think that this was both a more difficult 5.7 with less obvious and more thoughtful moves than the 5.7 to the left. Great climb and great area for kids.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Donnie G : Whisker Biscuit (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 24, 2013

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Comments: Amazing hand jams with a strong move around a roof. There are two fixed camalots on this thing a #2 that you can't clip at the roof and the #3 mid way up the hand crack.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Wood Hood : Two Lips (5.7)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: Watch loose rock between the two clean crack sections. If this thing was continuous it would be classic.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Wood Hood : Yellow Fin (5.10c)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: The first pitch of this route is a stellar 9+ crack through a roof. Everything is there, and it is technical hand crack climbing at its best.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : All You Can Eat (5.10d) : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: When did this bolt appear? It most definitely wasn't up there 10 years ago.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Frigid Air Buttress : Frigid Air Buttress (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Two comments about this route: One, I also noticed Peter's 30' high crack which also had been climbed with apparent chalk but the description was pretty clear as to climbing up to the ledge. However, we did not climb up the corner as described, and instead followed a thin crack up the center of the buttress above. This went at 5.8+, had good gear and was very good climbing. Two, The decent is nowhere near the nightmare that people made it out to be. It is very well cairned. From the top ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Sorry guys, hadn't paid attention to the comments. John, you're correct. We were clipping with Heliums which are a larger carabiner and they were indeed loaded across the edge. Jon - I'm familiar with the hangers, but was concerned about what is pictured. The most offending bolt was pictured, but there was at least one other bolt that had a similar situation. Thanks for looking into it.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : The Babylon Crag
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: There's been some recent route development on Babylon. Anyone care to spill the beta? A couple of the corners have been cleaned and there are anchors at the top of several very good looking cracks and slab climbs.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Tiers : 3rd Tier : Long Arm of the Aug (5.11a)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was the best route at this crag (at least that I've been on).


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Summit Lake : Trailside Boulders : Trailside Boulder 3 : Trail of Tears (V5)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: Out of respect for the new guidebook and FA team I've listed this as a V5. However, I on-sighted this so I'm pretty certain its not V5. There are enough positive, but thin holds moving through the sequence to make sure that no single move is desperate and at 6' tall each move was static. I'd say V3+/V4. This is a short but classic problem however, and the best of the problems on the Trail Boulders.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Summit Lake : Trailside Boulders : Trailside Boulder 3 : "5 Project" (V5-6)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: I did this yesterday after firing Trail of Tears 1st try. This took two tries, and while I was expecting it to be much harder I don't think its V6. If anything I thought that Trail of Tears was easy for its listed grade. Way to stick with the naming theme.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : The Gobbler (5.10-)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: The moves from the crack to the slot on pitch 2 are well protected, but stout.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: There are a couple of bolts on this route that are placed in very strange locations. The third bolt in particular is placed in an area where its possible to load the carabiner cliped to the bolt across an edge. A couple of the bolts up higher are similar.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : P.C.T. Cliff : Helping Hands (5.10+)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: Back in July this thing had grown some fuzz. It was obvious from yesterday with the heavy chalk we found that some folks have been on this thing. It still needs more traffic, but its in good shape right now.

Matt - if it was your chalk outside and to the left of the chimney I can understand how you would think that. There were three hard cruxes for me (from the first little ledge to the seat below the roof, around the roof and into the chimney, and around the bulge into the upper chimney). ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Scimitar (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: the second and third pitch can be combined (barely) with careful rope management with a 70M rope. This is IMHO the best long pitch on the wall.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Grouse Slab : Anxiety Attack (5.10a PG13)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: The first two bolts on the climb need to be replaced. 1/4" of the sleeve and bolt are exposed at the 1st bolt where rock has broken away and both the first and second bolt spin (old SMC hangers). All the other bolts have been updated. This route is not R or PG in any way.


Location: NH : Rumney : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: Man - the Gollum comment is right on. My first thought...


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