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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Dec 17, 2008

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Comments: "Ruth Gorge Suddenly Sprouts Trees"


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Wildcat Falls & Above the C... : Separate Reality (5.12a) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Nov 6, 2008

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Comments: That mountain looks so sheer. Where are the grips?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : The Incredible Butt Crack (5.12-) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 28, 2008

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Comments: Golly, how come nobody ever climbed THAT before?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Bircheff-Williams (5.11b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 24, 2008

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Comments: It doesn't have to be 'fun', to be fun, right?

What was truly not that great was watching Mama Bear introducing her cub to the joy of pack-raiding at the base as we sorted helplessly through our tangled rap lines. Probably best to hang your gear a few pieces up on the off chance you've ever kept food in there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Slot Machine (5.11)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 12, 2008

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Comments: Yeah, but think of the glory!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Bircheff-Williams (5.11b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 12, 2008

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Comments: 11b: all-time sandbag.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Direct North Buttress (DNB) (5.10b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 12, 2008

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Comments: Consider climbing the North Buttress (using George's excellent description!) to familiarize yourself with the Kat Walk descent if you're at all uncertain of your ability to complete this route in daylight- that one goes a lot faster. With climbers above, I wouldn't hang out at the base of Middle Rock in the evening if you paid me...that sh#t is loose!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Ho Chi Minh Trail (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Oct 12, 2008

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Comments: That two-move sequence is scarcely 'trivial'!


Location: SD : Bone Collector : Low Side : A certain slant of light : A certain slant of light (V0-1)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 26, 2008

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Comments: FA Emily?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Whizz Domes : North Whizz Dome : Handbook (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 25, 2008

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Comments: I really dug this one- definitely worth seeking out.

Perhaps the first ascentionists would be amenable to moving their (strangely placed mid-pitch) anchor to the top of the corner...it doesn't make any sense where it is, and the topout is nothing special.

Pro is abundant throughout the corner.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End : The Yawn (5.9)
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 19, 2008

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Comments: A bunch of big nuts would really keep your rack light and bomber on this routes' knobby, convergent flakes. Hardly any small ones, though.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End
By: Rob Dillon When: Aug 19, 2008

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Comments: That approach trail plunges straight down the fall line and will eventually turn into a washed-out gully. It needs to get moved to the lower-angled, rockier terrain to the east beneath Super Chicken.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Monster Tower : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jul 11, 2008

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Comments: Ben, last time I saw you you was buck nekkid on toppa that thing!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jun 22, 2008

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Comments: So at one time, someone's thoughts went something like

'boy, those 5 bolts look pretty sketchy...I better add a sixth."


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 24, 2008

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Comments: Good from far....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Pervertical Sanctuary (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 21, 2008

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Comments: I wonder if that's ever been repeated....


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 21, 2008

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Comments: Had the beta I got for this route included the possibility of bringing a #4 Camalot for this section, I would have found it much less memorable. As it was, the climbing was extremely stimulating, way over that last lonely piece.

Forget what I just said.


Location: NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Ship Rock
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 21, 2008

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Comments: [Cam, that's a very informative piece. I read it after I wrote the comments below, which would have been better informed had I read your words first. This page would be well served to have the relevant excerpts posted on the access section, and perhaps the whole piece down here in the comments]

I think that including questionable information 'for historical purposes' is a self-serving copout. Must everything be commemorated on the internet?

In my experience with climbing in off-limits areas... more >>


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Sifuentes Weber (5.9-)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 21, 2008

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Comments: This bad-weather standby bears an uncanny resemblance to Hair City/West Butt of the Bastille, I kinda think.


Location: NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Ship Rock
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 14, 2008

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Comments: How about asking whether formations that are technically closed should be posted on the internet?

Those with the proper determination, experience, and contacts can get this beta elsewhere. The rest should probably climb somewhere else before they give us all a bad name.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 14, 2008

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Comments: Nice description, Sirius. It's all true!

Regarding the approach: Any benefit gained from taking the ski lift is negated by the necessity of wobbling down through a lengthy boulder field to the Laguna Tomcek. Did this once and that was enough.


Location: International : South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : ... : Imagínate (5.10)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 14, 2008

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Comments: Seemed close enough for me.


Location: TN : Sunset Park : Climber Access Threatened a...
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 22, 2008

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Comments: I appreciate that people fought and died up there for a few days 140 years ago, but the present reality is that people who like to climb rocks have represented a high percentage of folks who visit Sunset for the past 25 years. When does their experience count for something in NPS World?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Stone Wave (5.11a/b)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 22, 2008

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Comments: I would offer a different opinion. It took me a couple of years to sack up and press out that starting move, and I'm pretty sure I pulled up the rack after I stood up. This was not my first-ever .11a, so I felt safe in asserting that the move was harder than that. Of course, no move in the first 10 feet counts towards the route's grade, so call it what you like.

The rest is straightforward fingers.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Road Warrior (5.10) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 7, 2008

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Comments: I don't get it, where's the line?


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