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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : This and That Cliff
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: The best way to get to Cramming is to take the trail to Tips and walk the base from there- the alleged eastern trail is more of a shoe-filling dirt escalator through poison oak on a steep, eroding hillside. Other than that, it's great!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area : Pinky Paralysis (5.11c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 24, 2010

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Comments: Well shit, it sounds like 5.9 + now...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Butterballs (5.11c) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: Apparently all you need are large nuts...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area : Pinky Paralysis (5.11c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 17, 2009

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Comments: Vastly easier than Butterballs, if that helps yer psyche any.

[unless you have big swollen kielbasas sprouting from your palms]


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area : Pinky Paralysis (5.11c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 6, 2009

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Comments: It tapers down as you climb it; bring 'em all.

With a 70 and some long slings for the start I think it's a reasonable half-rope pitch.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : The Cookie-Center (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 7, 2009

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Comments: It does appear that some of it comes straight outta Reid.

But man, the guy's got an eye with that camera!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : The Cookie-Center (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 5, 2009

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Comments: Lemme get this straight:

"pro to 2.5"

"right-leaning offwidth"


Fortunately this discrepancy is obvious enough from the base...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Ahab (5.10a) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 5, 2009

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Comments: Extra credit for slippers.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Monitor and Merrimac Buttes : Monitor Butte, The Plunge (5.7 A2)
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 5, 2009

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Comments: Did you pull it, or what?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Eagle Creek Area
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 29, 2009

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Comments: Maybe we were off route, but the Pinnacle is west of the creekbed.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 29, 2009

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Comments: If you've never seen poison oak before, get someone to show you before you head up for this one.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Foothills Bouldering : U-Mound : Warmup Boulders (AKA Brett ... : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 4, 2009

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Comments: Spot!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Six (5.6) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 24, 2009

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Comments: It's easier if you just tilt it back.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Schultz's Ridge : Demon's Delight (5.11a PG13)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 21, 2009

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Comments: If one were to bring, say, 4x #1 Camalots along, one would have both pro for the second pitch and for the anchor at its top. Without this things get a little scrappy, especially since the belay is pretty much fully hanging.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Elephant Rock : Hotline (5.12a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Sep 5, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Josh T. for taking care of those last 3 bolts- they're bomber now.

Then go check out the relics at the top of the chimney.


Does anyone really think that traverse is .12a?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Rostrum : The North Face (5.11c) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 26, 2009

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Comments: This is pretty much what it's all about.
Nice shot.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Monitor Rock : Trailhead Wall : The Other Road (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 25, 2009

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Comments: Spoken like a true FAist, Drew.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Chingando (5.10a) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 15, 2009

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Comments: August! Bonus points for the summer ascent.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Whizz Domes : North Whizz Dome : Handbook (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: We actually climbed a kind of exhilaratingly T-Wall-esque topout variation- rather than going left to the chimney, stayed m/l straight up on exposed arete and facey ledges and stuff. Kinda heads-up, 5.8 or -9.


I emailed Roger Breedlove about the anchor and he basically said "call Jim, it was his show."


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Lower Brother : Absolutely Free, Center (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 17, 2009

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Comments: A topout variation to the right avoids the wide via finger-sized laybacking through a series of corners, 5.9.

Rapping with 2 60's is pretty straightforward. Bring a big piece of webbing/cordelette in case the slung boulder on top has been unslung.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Sentinel Rock : Steck-Salathe (5.10-) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 15, 2009

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Comments: Looks kinda late in the day for that location...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Meat Grinder (5.10b) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 6, 2009

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Comments: Greg, you gotta get some better clothes on that guy...awesome shot.

Shop 'em in if you have to.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Invisible Airwaves (5.10c A2)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 4, 2009

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Comments: I decided to aid the corner on my clean gear before I started nailing, and got to the anchors without having to pull up the hammer. This was in about 1994. Some fixed heads were involved near the top, but otherwise I was able to get up it with my less-than-state-of-the-art rack of that era. So folks with consideration for the resource might hold off on the bashing before following the exhortation to start nailing right off the ledge. It's still the only place I've ever got to stand on a 0 RP... more >>


Location: NC : Big Green
By: Rob Dillon When: May 27, 2009

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Lower Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: May 20, 2009

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Comments: Some beta that was useful to me:

after the terrace of the several choices, a longish leftward-trending rampy thing heads up and left towards some clean grey-white bongo flakes. The goal is to reach these, which are probably 350' above and to the left of the terrace. Above this runs a system which should get you to the top; a couple fixed pins will reassure you that the system has in fact been climbed before.

Awesome summit, too!


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