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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Berkeley Camp Rocks
By: Paul Zander When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Just an FYI - the Berkeley Camp staff request that climbers check in at the office while camp is in session, and there are signs up stating this. They've always been super friendly to me, and the reason is that they are in charge of a bunch of kids, and don't really want strangers just walking through camp without checking in. Bottom line is: be friendly to the staff there so climbers remain on good terms with the camp.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Unknown (Cubic Zarconia?) (5.10)
By: Paul Zander When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Agreed about the long draw Ryan, specifically I thought it most useful on the last bolt on the slab before the roof.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Diamond (5.10b)
By: Paul Zander When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Jared - there is a 5.10 to the right of the Diamond. Its the next bolt line over. I thought it felt a tad easier than the Diamond.

The Diamond has 11 bolts, and is actually the 2nd route moving right from the diagonal ramp that splits Mayhem.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : The Line (5.9)
By: Paul Zander When: Aug 12, 2014

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Comments: I did not find any fixed cams or nuts on this climb today. It was a nice cool, cloudy and breezy August day, with not a single other party on the route.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Car Jacker (5.9)
By: Paul Zander When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Sean, I'm guessing the climb you are referring to is DWI (11b). It skirts the roof to the left of Car Jacker


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Diamond (5.10b) : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Cool shot! Pretty sure this is the route to the left, Phallucy.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Old Peculiar : Old Peculiar (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: I found this climb to be really awkward and mossy, yet somehow I still managed to have a lot of fun. Okay but not great looking webbing with biners at top. I backed it up with 1-3 inch cams. I found a #4 to be useful on this climb.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Old Peculiar : Old Peculiar (5.8) : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: 6 - Yodeler 5.9
7 - Old Peculiar 5.8
8 - Knee On 5.10b


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Billy Land : Gangsta Wall : 2 of America's Most Wanted (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Although the crack is full of plants, the rock quality on this climb is excellent, and the pro is great. Mostly sustained 5.7 climbing. I also recommend continuing up the 2nd pitch of drive-by. which starts by following a crack and ends with a 5.9 slab protected by 3 bolts.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Surrealistic Pillar (5.7) : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: My partner fell near than spot last time I did the climb. We were both fine.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Bill's Little Black Book (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Really really fun 5.8! Anytime you think it might get tough a great hold (hand or foot) appears. There is quite a bit of lose rock, so just be aware


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Mr. Meanor (5.8+)
By: Paul Zander When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Maybe something has changed since 2009, and I'm not trying to dismiss what sounds like a very serious accident, but Kelsey's comments do not seem accurate to me. There is no 15 foot runout between the 1st and 2nd bolts. Its closer to 6-8 feet between them. IMO, gear is recommended before the 1st bolt, and somewhat optional on the 5.5 terrain above the 2nd bolt. The gear is a little tricky to place before the bolts, but once I got to the 1st bolt, the rest of the climb felt pretty safe.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : Hobo Jungle
By: Paul Zander When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: This is more of a guess than real info. I'm guessing the climbing conditions are great, but that the road is closed.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Dells/Watson Lake D... : Watson Lake : ... : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Nice pic, great light. I believe this is actually Can't Wait Gotta go, the route to the left of Minuteman


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : South Summit Bolt Ladder (5.10a)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Mantle felt more like v2 to me. Be aware that the last two bolts have odd hangers with unusually small holes that several of my carabiners would not fit through. bring skinny biners.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, West Face : Pony Express (5.9)
By: Paul Zander When: Dec 23, 2013

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Comments: Perfect first 5.8 trad lead for me because the gear is great, and most of it can be placed from rests. To really sew it up bring lots of BD 1 and .75s


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Goliath (5.9+)
By: Paul Zander When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: This is a fun, adventurous route in a great setting, and because the crux move is easily aided, this is one of the finest multipitch routes in NAZ for a 5.6/7 leader.

The approach was well cairned after leaving the main wash of Mormon Canyon.

P1: I'd recommend traversing left on a broad, rounded ledge about 20 feet below the obvious blocky roof. Keeps the grade to about 5.5, though pro is sparse. We belayed on a large ledge with a bush and pin/nut anchor directly below the limestone ledge an... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Billy Land : Gangsta Wall
By: Paul Zander When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: routes from L to R:

Psycho Path
Thug Lite
Thug Life
California Love
Path of Light
The Chronic
Batso's Blitzo
2 of America's Most Wanted
Chop Your Dome Off!
Drive-by

The old trad routes Path of Light and Batso's Blitzo have effectively been replaced by the newer mixed routes California Love and The Chronic.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Flagstaff Crags : The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdo... : The Sun Tower : Pleasant Dreams (5.9+)
By: Paul Zander When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: In my opinion it would make much more sense to have the anchors for this climb over the left exit. It is more direct and more fun.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Billy Land : Gangsta Wall : Thug Life (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: On thug life pro is there when you need it, but the runouts are serious. bring small cams or nuts to protect above the bolts (blue/yellow metolious).


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Dells/Watson Lake D... : Watson Lake : ... : Time Slot (5.8)
By: Paul Zander When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: I'm confused about which route is nick of time, and which is time slot... theres only one line of bolts


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : 90 Foot Wall : Lightning Bolt (5.10b)
By: Paul Zander When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: a fun variation is to climb up the crack to the left of the dihedral


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : 90 Foot Wall : Holdless Horror (5.6) : Photo
By: Paul Zander When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: this picture is of the route Fallout


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : Regular Route (5.7)
By: Paul Zander When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: If you're 6' 4" this will feel 5.6 because you'll be able to reach above the cruxes to large ledges. The views are stellar. Don't bring two ropes. Even if your rope is short you can break it into 3 rappels by using the anchors at the top of the first pitch without a problem.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Wall (5.6)
By: Paul Zander When: Mar 7, 2013

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Comments: I honestly thought the little bulge move on pitch 3 was the hardest at 5.7