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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: VW owner finally tires of "Living The Dream".


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Utopia : Tjurunga (5.6 PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Evidence like a penny?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Hair and Roses (5.10-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: This climb reminded me of why we usually seek out the varnish: because sandy rock, iffy gear and iffy jams aren't that much fun.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : Unknown 5.10+ (5.10+)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Super fun, and you should do it!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Selfish Wall : The Duo (5.10)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: Left start is 5.10.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Some Girls (5.12b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 27, 2012

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Comments: "This climb can become am obsession"

As your description shows... ;-)


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 17, 2012

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Comments: That's it in the picture. We started on the left side. I remember thinking I could hit the ground there but no such worries on the hard move up high.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: Looks like I put it in here under 'Myth of the Spastics'. Admin!


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Capital Assets (aka Mantis ... (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: Dean Halfacre and I were the 'Never On Sunday' team, I think in 1990-something... the old guidebook will have to come out of deep storage to figure this out more exactly. Anybody heard from Dean lately? Anyhow I like the name Mantis best of all, it's a good one for stalking up a long series of mantles. And Capital Assets?...let's leave the money out of this.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : West Buttress (pitch 1&2) (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: Well worth the walk, but you have to commit to this when you leave the road or else you'll just end up climbing the Sacherer Cracker again.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Unknown (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 26, 2011

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Comments: Brandon Mack and I climbed this in about 2001 or 2001, and I've done it a couple times since. I remember a kind of sporty move down low, before you get any gear, and then an easy romp to the top where one had to clamber through the dead pine. Jerry always brought great psyche and I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I hope I'm still sixty-one and having fun the way he did- a generous spirit and an inspiration to a lot of folks.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Peter Pan (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 24, 2011

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Comments: This is a classic excursion: giant features on a giant cliff, and once you leave the ground it feels like you're halfway up El Cap. Watch for pterodactyls and maybe bring a couple beers up to the Peter Pan ledge at the top.

As long as you're in the neighborhood, don't miss the first two pitches of the West Buttress- maybe the coolest .10a in the Valley.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Loggerhead Buttress : Loggerhead Ledge Route (5.7)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 16, 2011

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Comments: Nice in the warm season too.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Objetivo Luna (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 16, 2011

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Comments: FA Michel Piola, I believe. Puts the please-U in pleasure climbing!


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West : Wood Spirit (5.10b/c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 17, 2011

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Comments: Jesus.

You! out of the gene pool!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Wall of Confusion : Resin Rose (5.11d)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 17, 2011

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Comments: And a pair of those shoes.


Raise your hand if you remember these!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : Linear Encounters (5.11a PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Or maybe people who can climb the hard part don't fall later where it's easier.


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Transmitter Tower : Coax Trax (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: You people need to understand how it is around here...these are all we've got!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 29, 2011

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Comments: There oughta be a law! This picture is the height of irresponsibility and should be taken down. I sure hope that belayer is certified- can't see her card from this angle.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Desperate Straights (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: Good choice if you show up early and climbing in the sun is too hot.
Also rarely crowded.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Spire Direct (5.8 C2)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: The climbing on this route is extremely straightforward; in this, it is indeed suitable for the n00b. The logistics are another thing entirely, which is what sent the 3 guys from Wisconsin home with their laminated topos between their legs when we were up there.

The approach is burly and you might need a rest day by the time you get done with it. Water is a hassle unless you arrive while the little trickle at the base of the LA Chimney is flowing- springtime/post-rain only. Humping ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Sentinel Creek Area : Ying-Yang (5.10d)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: The first pitch is the Yin, and the second the Yang.

I've only climbed the first. It's quite sustained and slick, pretty unrelenting really. Clean your shoes off before hopping on this one.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Pat Pinnacle (5.7)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 6, 2011

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Comments: The 3rd-class dirt gully is about like you imagined it. It works.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : Renegades of Funk (5.10)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 19, 2010

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Comments: FYI from the Closed Course entry:

Further up this corridor one encounters a wavy, podded R-facing flake which we climbed for 100' or so. This has recently sprouted a lower set of anchors (right where it gets wide, funny) and a plaque: "Renegades of Funk, 5.10". Owing to the wing-like look of the feature, we had considered "Bernoulli Effect" as a name, but it was getting late to be sitting around carving on rocks.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: "By today's standards"

I love it. By this do we mean 'don't put the time in to learn a technique, and then complain about the grade?'

Kids today, grumble, sniff.


The supertopo has way too much detail on the start of this route, and yet fails to include the myriad of variations on the topout. I think this is kinda cool, since it gives folks a reason to go and climb the route again and have a different experience.
The traditional onsight topout entails a lot of yelling back and forth a... more >>


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