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Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock : Groundhog Day (5.13a/b PG13) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: At least if the head blows, he's got the Loweball.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West : Unknown L of Wild Pink (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this in February 2012. It's pretty good. We pulled a scary block off under the roof and now the scary is gone. A local told us this is a Steve Goins route, name/date unknown. Recommendable.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Higher Cathedral Spire : Northwest Face (5.8 A3+ PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: How 'bout that Chimney of Horrors? Tell me you replaced the rust stain.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses : Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: Snider photo.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Two Pitch (5.4)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 12, 2012

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Comments: I used to use this as a downclimb to return to the east face, instead of hiking off the endless switchbacks on the trail.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 14, 2012

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Comments: Cool FA story from the 70's here on the Taco.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Suburbia : R.I.L.F. (5.11+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: Score!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Rostrum : The North Face (5.11c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: So about 3/4 of the way up the last [wide var.] pitch there's a horizontal crack out to the right. Plug a 1.5"-2.5" piece in here and clip it a bit short and it should keep the rope from shoving your big cam back in there.

That's my good deed for the day. Off to help old ladies across the street.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Emmay Dos! Splitterville South.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lower Falls Amphitheatre : Guiding Light (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: .10a is a bit of a sandbag, esp. compared to the one next door.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Astro Dog (5.11+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 3, 2012

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Comments: Note to the anaphylaxis-prone: wasps reside next to belay 3, in a corner over to climbers' left. They're quiet in the morning but wake up a bit when the sun comes out. No stings, but my pard was gripped.

Can we pull the nut anchor (#2) and place a decent coupla rings on that ledge already? If there's gonna be fixed gear, at least it could 1) be bomber and 2) be located above the ledge, rather than just below.

Begin flaming in 3,2,1....


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Astro Dog (5.11+) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: We watched them lower a rescuer to what was obviously not gonna be where you guys were, then winch him back up and set up to do it all over again. Eventually we went to bed. Glad everything turned out OK.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Butt Wall : The Nose (5.6) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: Stay left onto that dome with the thin seams, and it's a bit more interesting. There's a pin to let you know the old dads managed to get up it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Widow's Tears Area
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: Eyeball the Tower on the way up, park at the new long pullout, and walk back downhill :( until you are back at the talus field that leads to your destination. Should be 45-50 min. if you get it right.

For added value, continue to Stanford Point via Wind Chill [the obscure Elliott Robinson/Bruce Morris thing] and jog down the trail straight to your car. Don't leave gear at the base if you do this.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks Bouldering Are... : Basis Points (V5)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: Sounds like a Robby Cribbs' name.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 7, 2012

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Comments: West. Summer afternoons are hot.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: I see Waldo! Took a minute.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gul... : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: The pin is really low, level with the belay or a bit below. It is a rusty knifeblade in a horizontal, that moves a half inch or so if you don't manage to yank it all the way out. We went above it but below the roof. This pitch will take a bit of time to figure out, but it's okay.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : West Buttress (pitch 1&2) (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: Glad to see the topo doesn't completely remove the adventure up here:)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Peter Pan (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 13, 2012

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Comments: You'd be fine, Alexey. But you do have to, um, choose life if you're gonna lead it. I think being solid would feel more confidence-inspiring than dragging up a pile of #4 BigBros. After the long squeezer you get a couple cams in; I recall a #2 camalot. Not much, but enough to exhale finally. The ledge is splendid.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock : Top Rope Slab (5.6)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 4, 2012

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Comments: According to Kip Davis, it looks like they stripped some other routes to get hangers for it. Nice.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: Buy the book! I'm tired of getting lost out there.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Flatus (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: The words missing between the lines in this description are "old" and "school"! Good old-fashioned rock climbing, rarely crowded, and a pretty good way to get your Valley on.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: Thanks, Jason. I have not climbed on the Poe, just the CynPinn and the Sunshine Wall. It is a godawful slog.

Anyhow I'm glad to know that's it for the rave promotion. The whole "my buddies and I party so hard out here with the turkeys and hormones and drugs" thing in a certain other new guidebook kind of rubbed me the wrong way.


Location: CO : New South Platte Guidebook ...
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: From the sample page:
"...if you really want to climb Poe in style, haul some food and a stereo to the party ledge..."

Is this really what guidebook authors should be encouraging these days? I'm all for having a good time, but there's a lot of us out there these days and we'd do well to consider our impact on other people and the crag environment. Being subjected to other folks' ragin' good times isn't why I hike an hour uphill.

How much more of this kind of thing can we expect from this boo... more >>


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