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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: Approach Option 3: 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 >>


Location: CO : Walnut Brewery - Rocky Moun...
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 2, 2010

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Comments: I like that: I buy beer, RMR gets money. Folks should be on this like white on rice.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Tenaya Peak : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: "You gonna eat that?"


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Salathe Wall (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: Dude, wake up! The handcrack, I'm ready! Put me on!



(Uhhhhh)


Location: J. Albers : Shuteye Ridge : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 22, 2010

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Comments: "Double Shot", aka "Welcome to Shuteye"


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Ribbon Falls Area : Gold Wall : The Silent Line (5.10 C1)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 2, 2010

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Comments: Bring a 70, and jugs. Link 1 & 2, then leave jugs/aiders at the p2 anchor. Pick them up when you rap. The hanging belay is a crippler!


Location: CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock : Groundhog Day (5.13a/b PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 24, 2010

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Comments: Whoa. Nice job indeed there, Pops! 'Groundfall Day' is more like it....


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Reynolds Hill : Spatial Relations (5.13-) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 6, 2010

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Comments: Please, please tell me that photo is upside down.

Nice work!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Schultz's Ridge : Burden of Dreams (5.12a/b PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 23, 2010

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Comments: Wow, I was just looking over at this beauty a couple days ago. Polished golden granite...bolts don't look horribly far apart....got anything more to add on this one?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area
By: Rob Dillon When: May 4, 2010

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Comments: There's a thin, thin crack, and just to the right of that a few feet is Ed's route, which looks a bit more like 2 thin cracks. I have not been on this one but am told that it takes gear and is in the .11+ range.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Gollum (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 4, 2010

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Comments: Pro to 5" is more like it Blitzo...you ever seen this thing?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Arch Rock : Entrance Exam (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 11, 2010

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Comments: Knee pads!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 10, 2010

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Comments: If anyone sees me in these socks I'll never hear the end of it...


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : No Beggin' (5.8-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 10, 2010

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Comments: Wow, I wrote that comment 4 years ago and now have zero recollection of the route in question. My new assessment: unmemorable.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Reed's Pinnacle Left (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Nice to know what you can leave on the ground, Alexey- thanks.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group : Jah Man (5.10) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 1, 2010

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Comments: Obviously training for Texas Flake.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Wheeler-Newsome Wall : Wing Nut (5.11c) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 24, 2010

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Comments: "...still got mine!"

By this you mean the harness...not sure about the rest ;)


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Surf's Up (5.11c/d)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 21, 2010

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Comments: What was it that RR said in the old guide?

'A perfect route for the faint of heart...a bolt at your nose for every crux'

or something like that.

Worked for me :)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Butterfingers (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 14, 2010

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Comments: "Probably easier on TR when you don't have to fiddle with gear"

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Parkline Slab : Stonequest (5.8+ R)
By: Rob Dillon When: Feb 21, 2010

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Comments: Great stances every 200'! Unfortunately, route was put up on 50m ropes. What would it take?....


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