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


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Areas = 15
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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.