Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED


Member Since: Mar 22, 2002
Last Visit: 16 hours ago
Contact Rob Dillon


Point Rank: # 641
Total Points: 958
Last Year: 36
Last 30 Days: 2
102 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Rob Dillon been climbing?










Contributions


All 1122 | Routes 41 | Areas 1 | Photos 42 | Page Improvments | Comments 323 | Posts 493 | Stars 213 | Ratings 9
Page 6 of 13.  <<First   <Prev   4  5  6  7  8   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
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

view comment >>
Comments: [ [ [ [ shriv ] ] ] ]


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

view comment >>
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!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Cookie Cliff : Catchy Corner (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Use the new anchor. The old one will get your rope stuck.

-PrussikMan
able to reclimb pitches with only a little piece of cord


Location: International : Africa : Morocco
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 27, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Does it say more about the country, or about the visitors, that every time the talk turns to Morocco the topic quickly turns to hustlers and how to avoid them?

I think, Paul, that staying in that nice hotel in Tafraoute and getting around in your rent-a-car might exempt you from a lot of the situations that generate all this talk. Folks who try and tour the entire country on the cheap could have a different view. I won't presume to say whose is more correct. Three sentences on the charm of t... more >>


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Invisible Airwaves (5.10c A2) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 23, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Viva el butt shot!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Lunatic Fringe (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 18, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: 80m rope will just barely reach to TR.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Rout... (5.10a) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 18, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: It looks so slabby...short too- bet you don't even get a pump on that thing.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : The Scenic Cruise (5.10d) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 16, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Yeah, that really narrows it down....


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Selaginella (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 9, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: wuss.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Selaginella (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 3, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: The rest of us will bring additional, smaller gear.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Incredible Hand Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 3, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: It's pretty beta-intensive but he seems to have the right idea.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Art (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 13, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: It actually sucks, Nick. Wet, dirty, loose, all that stuff. The whole 'Art' fetish is just a big conspiracy of sandbaggers trying to get other people to live the horror that they suffered through.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Chingando (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 6, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Yeah, pro to 3". And shirts are aid. As are high-tops and long pants. Sure thing, Blitzo!


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Art (5.8)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 2, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: Hard to walk past the perfect warmup...


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West : Open Boat Whalers (5.10a/b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Feb 26, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: [Is it even that tall? ]

You heard it from the man himself, folks. Stitch it up!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : North America Wall (5.8 C3)
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 15, 2009

view comment >>
Comments: This route's reputation for loose rock is a bit behind the times. You can find it, but the only time I felt like there was loose stuff of consequence was when we were dragging our bags across the bottom of the Cyclops' Eye with a party 1500' below. The adventuresome feel comes more from the wandering line and frequent switching between free and aid climbing amidst the vast architecture of the North America feature. And from the detritus of 40+ years of ascents- there's some funky old stuff up... more >>


Page 6 of 13.  <<First   <Prev   4  5  6  7  8   Next>   Last>>