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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 10 - 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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Comments: [ [ [ [ shriv ] ] ] ]


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!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 10 - The Cookie Cliff : Catchy Corner (5.11a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 30, 2009

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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

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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

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Comments: Viva el butt shot!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area : Lunatic Fringe (5.10c)
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 18, 2009

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


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area : Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Rout... (5.10a) : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 18, 2009

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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 Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : ... : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Apr 16, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 : Lower Merced River Canyon : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area : Chingando (5.10a)
By: Rob Dillon When: Mar 6, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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 >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 1 - Parkline Slab : Photo
By: Rob Dillon When: Jan 15, 2009

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Comments: I believe this picture has been taken from the Random House Online Dictionary entry for "Classic".


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 : Lower Merced River Canyon : 12 - Wildcat Falls & Above ... : 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.


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