Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The top of the tufa on Magma


Member Since: Oct 12, 2011
Last Visit: 3 hours ago
Contact Patrick Mulligan


Point Rank: # 561
Total Points: 1,157
Last Year: 281
Last 30 Days: 0
10 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Patrick Mulligan been climbing?










Contributions


All 937 | Routes 58 | Areas 15 | Photos 41 | Page Improvements | Comments 147 | Posts 131 | Stars 478 | Ratings 67
Page 1 of 6.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Overhanging Hangover (5.10a)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Mar 26, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: There's no guano right now. One of the hangers has some guano on it, and one of the last holds before the roof does as well, but the rest is clean.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Mar 11, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Peter - I think that is because the local climbing community has a better understanding of rock quality and safety of trundling,etc. than visiting climbers who get nervous about sandstone. Sometimes stuff simply breaks on its own with no warning, but that block is both easily avoided and way more solid than it looks. It was basically the same 16 years ago as it is now even with all the traffic and given both the challenge of finding a clear base area (not just at the base of the climb but the ... more >>


Location: Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Mar 3, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: McConkey would have straightlined it! Nice line.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : Black Wall : One Hand Clapping (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Feb 23, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: The walk off on this thing is pretty apparent. Just follow the trail through the manzanita off and to the south of the formation.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : Donnie G : Whisker Biscuit (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Feb 19, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Did the wide crack variation on the right this weekend. Its a move or two of 5.8 off hands (#4 camalot is perfect) then just romp to the top of Walking Jack. Its a fun alternative that is more physical and more secure than the tenuous layback going left.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Gnat Man Crag : P-Coat Sleeve (5.10a) : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Feb 9, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: These moves are burly for 10a


Location: Trad Climbing : Bunny Ears: The Best Climbi...
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jan 28, 2015

view comment >>
Comments: Its the rope, most won't worry about redundancy. Why is it that people worry about bunny ears being redundant but not about clipping their rope to a redundant anchor?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : Mothers of Invention (5.10c)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Dec 2, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This thing must have cleaned up significantly. All the holds seemed solid, minus one or two towards the top. Thoughtful footwork makes this a good and soft intro to the 10c grade.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : Mom & Apple Pie (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Nov 29, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: It's thin, but it's all there. Good footwork is necessary to keep it at the grade.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag : Box Tops (5.11b)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Oct 20, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: If you left a biner on the 4th bolt, I grabbed it yesterday. I'm happy to give it back, but didn't want to leave it there. Let me know. BTW, the climbing above that bolt is a couple of letter grades easier than the climbing to get there, although the distance between the bolts becomes greater.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Notchtop : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Oct 17, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: I know its illegal, but that thing would have totally gone in my backpack....


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Lembert Dome : Northwest Face : Northwest Books (5.6)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Sep 1, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This route has a little bit of everything. We did it with my son for a quick day out. I'm not sure how folks can give this two stars. Its clean, a cool line with good exposure and some cool moves at a very easy grade.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : P.C.T. Cliff : Day Hike (5.9+)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 25, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: The anchors to the climb have been replaced. However, they've been moved about 15 feet up and to the right. The prior anchors were severely rusted (had started to flake) and were in an obvious water streak. You can place a directional in the strata above the old anchors and walk right to the new rap anchor.

I could not countersink and patch the old bolts but will come back with a hacksaw and patch the holes at a later time.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : P.C.T. Cliff : Happy Trail (5.7+)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 25, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This is a fun little route. There's a good little 5.10+ boulder problem start just to the left. its fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 20, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: The fourth pitch is by far the best of the climb IMHO. The Long crack pitches are fun but monotonous and the crux is a 2 move wonder. The fourth pitch has the most consistent and interesting climbing. It would be a waste to skip it. Its been years since I've last done it, but the climb to the top was fun as well and allows you to skip through the multiple parties often on the route.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : P.C.T. Cliff : ... : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 6, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: For some reason I could not get the topo to stop. The zigzagging line is the line to the top, the vertical line is me hitting the save button


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : The Cove : Long Shot (5.10c)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 4, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Agreed on the Choss. There is some very fun thin edging at the top, but its very easy and at times necessary to pull on holds that look like they're held in by dirt and moss.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Candy Land : Rock n Rolla (5.9)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 4, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: There is a huge loose block that if not chalked with an x or a no would look like just the right hold about 2/3 up the corner below the roof. Watch for loose holds.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag : ... : Photo (Copy)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 2, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: For reference, a 60M will just make it from the anchors on Box Tops with stretch, but a 70M is necessary to descend from the anchors at the top of All American and the two routes to the left.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : The Pie Shop : Main Wall : Desiderata (5.10b)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Aug 2, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: There was never a bolt here before the crack. It was fun fiddly gear when I climbed it between 2002 and 2005.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jul 11, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Just a note on Rope Length. A 60M rope will only just make it from Box Top / Proof of Purchase anchors as well as Far East. From the anchors at the top of PFM or All American Arete or the corner left of All American Hand Crack you need a 70M rope.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jul 6, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: I've taken to leaving a note on the dash when parking in the pull out saying "out hiking car not abandoned" and have not had a problem since I was warned about a year ago. There is alternative and only slightly longer aproach parking at the Rest Area and walking down from the PCT if folks don't want to risk it. This time of year its really a evening only crag, as the rock is dark and the routes face sun almost all day.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag : All American Arete (5.9+ PG13)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: Jun 20, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: It is possible to lead the corner left of All American to All American Arete as a single pitch and still lower with a 70M. A 60 would not work. There was approximately 7' of rope at the end.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag : Photo
By: Patrick Mulligan When: May 26, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This is great. The unknown route to the right of Proof of Purchase goes at 5.8 or so. Its a fun warm up although still needs to clean up.

Also bolt locations on Box Top and Proof of Purchase may not be accurate.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : The Babylon Crag : Proof of Purchase (5.9+ PG13)
By: Patrick Mulligan When: May 13, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Due to the quality of the old bolts and the possible long falls (who would have though the climb would be bold given the 1st ascentionists)- 5/16th button heads and flaked rusty recalled leeper hangers - this climb should only be toproped. That said, having tr'd the route a few times, I don't know if the quality of the climb warrants a retro-job. To make the climb at all safe an extra bolt would need to be added (big slab / ledge fall from the crux).

Post up with your opinions. I have the ha... more >>


Page 1 of 6.  1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!