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part way up the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, Iceberg lake is in the background


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Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

East Boulder

CA : San Francisco Bay : Great Stone Face Rock Park

Nov 14, 2009

Great Stone Face Rock Park

CA : San Francisco Bay

Nov 14, 2009

Contributed Photos

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part way up the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, Iceberg lake is in the background

part way up the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, Iceberg lake is in the background

rafael : Mt. Whitney,

Jul 25, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: rafael When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: if you only have one rope, you can rap to skiers right, where there is an anchor consisting of a bolt and a fixed nut, slung with a bunch of weathered webbing and rings, from here a 60 barely reaches to the first ledge, and a 70 reaches the ground.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Six (5.6)
By: rafael When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: The fixed piton on pitch one is not there anymore, and the pitch gets more polished every year. Dont end up too close to nutcracker around pitch four, this is the top of fecophilia, I decided to climb what looked to be a rarely climbed line, and got into some really runout sections (prob 5.7) with flaring cracks. I bet offset cams would work fine, but who carries those on free routes.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Grouse Slab : Jellyroll Arch (5.8)
By: rafael When: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: not runout if you have small cams. There were a couple fixed nuts to clip, but I had a hard time getting nuts in the arch, since the crack faces downwards.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron
By: rafael When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: 3/12/11 rockfall on the grack and marginal. I was rapping down between second and third rappel anchors from the top of Marginal and the Grack, rock fell on the ledge at the top of these climbs, luckily the ledge redirected the rock away from my party, but if someone was on the Grack or at the top they would have been injured or dead. This a supposedly 'safer' part of the Apron, but still dangerous. Scary.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Discovery Wall : The Wet Kiss (5.9)
By: rafael When: Jan 9, 2010

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Comments: I am normally anti bolting cracks, but pro is not to be trusted in pinnacles rock. Even holds are suspect.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Discovery Wall : Portent (5.6 R)
By: rafael When: Jan 9, 2010

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Comments: I think it is 5.6, the start is not protected, but that doesnt make it harder. The pinnacles rock is weak though.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Old incident about a biner snapped, anyone knows more info about this?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelSep 2, 2012
my partner walked away from Bishops Terrace with a helmet on 9/18Northern CaliforniarafaelSep 21, 2011
re: Yoasemite partnerNorthern CaliforniarafaelJul 15, 2011
re: Climbing near Santa Cruz?Northern CaliforniarafaelJul 1, 2011
re: City of Rocks, NM, October 31st, 2009, A Bouldering StoryInjuries and AccidentsrafaelAug 3, 2010
re: Best College for climbingGeneral ClimbingrafaelApr 14, 2010
re: 2000 foot slider on ShastaNorthern CaliforniarafaelJan 2, 2010
re: Climbing videos and techno music? Why???Climbing Gear DiscussionrafaelJan 2, 2010
re: TNF sues teen over "the south butt"Climbing Gear DiscussionrafaelJan 2, 2010
re: Meniscus Slightly Torn-What to do?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelDec 13, 2009
re: Meniscus Slightly Torn-What to do?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelDec 11, 2009
re: Going to school in Berkeley, where should I live?Northern CaliforniarafaelJul 12, 2009
re: Going to school in Berkeley, where should I live?Northern CaliforniarafaelJul 10, 2009

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

East Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney

Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...

Jellyroll Arch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Grouse Slab

Bishops Terrace 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

East Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Portent 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

CA : Central Coast : ... : Discovery Wall

The Wet Kiss 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Central Coast : ... : Discovery Wall

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

The Wet Kiss

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

CA : Central Coast : ... : Discovery Wall

East Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Jellyroll Arch

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Grouse Slab

East Buttress

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney

Portent

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

CA : Central Coast : ... : Discovery Wall

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