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Member Since: May 21, 2009
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Total Points: 168
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : The Line (5.9)
By: Ryan N When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: The anchors for Labor of Love just to the right of the gear belay work quite nice and makes for a spicy finish with a traverse


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: Ryan N When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: BEWARE, if you only bring gear to 3", be prepared to runout offwidth for 8-10ft. I suggest that you bring 2 #3, and 1 #4 camalot in addition to a regular rack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : Bacon Flake (5.8)
By: Ryan N When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: Great route, great pro mostly hands and smaller. approach is nothing and there's a great cave for the belayer to get out if the sun. We walked of to the left of the route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : It (5.9)
By: Ryan N When: Nov 7, 2012

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Comments: If your in Hall of Horrors, and consider yourself a crack aficionado, this is a must do! Great #1 and #2 crack. A little dirty it seems to get very little traffic. The 20ft approach pitch is kinda sketchy even for JTree standards.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : Second Gully (WI3)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Great lead for the grade. It's generally very hard ice with only short 15-20ft vertical steps. It can get very cold and windy up there, dress warmly. Also it has a great view of STH from the top.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Telluride : Ames Wall : Ames Ice Hose (WI5 M6 R)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Got dragged up this in January of 2012, and it was in pretty good shape. The first and second pitches remind me more of mixed climbing even though it's ice. The last pitch I tried to lead but bailed. It's freaking entirely vertical for 100+ feet. At the WI4 rating, it's probably true but very intimidating. I would suggest being very comfortable on WI5 lead before you think about taking on this classic.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Redstone : Narrows, Redstone, McClure ... : Avocado Gully (WI3-4 M2)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: The pullout is pretty obvious on the left at almost 10 miles from Carbondale. Look for a well packed trail on the right. Approach is about 3 min long. First "pitch" can be soloed but watch for thin mixed at top. The route is pretty obvious, but don't take the WI3 rating as easy. I've seen it in pretty lean conditions and goes in at a solid WI4. It's also in a gully, so it gets little sun and is quite cold.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: The beginning is defiantly the technical crux of the route. Very greasy but well protected. The first 20ft is perfect #2 thru the roof then it opens up to #3 and becomes pumpy. Good climb, though I suggest hitting it in the AM when the sun is not so bad.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Campground Crack (5.9)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Great route that's away from the crowds on potash and in the shade for most of the day. Not to be missed when climbing on potash. Anchors are probably 15ft from climbs edge. If TR, which I wouldn't recommend, bring lots of material to extend anchor.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Aprons : 2nd Apron, Right Side Dihed... (5.5)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Great long but easy alpine climb. A little dirty/ tricky to protect but not too runout. Best part is the descent is a ride from a tourist down to you car at the Summit Lake. Easy route that gets you to 14,000 ft.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Great Dihedral (5.7)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Route is a little difficult to find but is right in the middle of Hallett. The closer you get, the more obvious it becomes. As far as the climb, the "dihedral" pitch is the only good pitch but worth the hike and the other not so great pitches. Watch the descent, it's not the first gully but the second. The first will require a loose fifth class downclimb.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : White Lightning (5.7)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: A sandbag at that grade. Very strenuous moves and fairly long climb. Get it while it's in the afternoon shade. All sorts of gear will work big or small nuts or cams.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Dixon Lake : The Y Crack Area : The Y Crack (5.7)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: A definite sandbag at 5.7. I'm a descent crack climber and I struggled with it. Couple of #2,3,4 and a 5 to walk up. Very dirty offwidth like some Vedawoo crack.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Dixon Lake : The Roof Area : The Shoulder (5.10a)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Excellent climb for the grade. There's bomber pro the whole way up the crack. The last 5 feet seems insecure but it's all there. Small .5 to 2 camalots will sew it up nice.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Main Wall : Crack of Dust (5.8)
By: Ryan N When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Crack I'd definetly dusty/dirty. Watch the move as you pull out of the crack to the false topout. Great climb though and worth the mouthful of dirt.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)
By: Ryan N When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: Did this route in the beginning of August 2012. Weather was great. The information that I thought would be usefull that I didn't find was the descent route via Owen Spaulding. The raps off OS were pretty easy to find just stay with the weakness in the rock and you will naturally end up in the sergents chimney. A single 60 m rope gets you to a ledge you can downclimb. Then head left again taking the weakness to the final double rope rap. Look for chains about waist height. Did this with 60m dou... more >>


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : TH Crack (5.8)
By: Ryan N When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: To find this, hike straight up from parking lot to the base, then head west for about 100 yards. The climb is easy to find as it's got TH carved in the wall at the base. The top appears loose from bottom, but when you get up to it, it is seems the death blocks have fallen. Be careful anyways. Chain anchors.


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Willy's Hand Jive (5.10)
By: Ryan N When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this last week and I have a few pointers for finding it.

The beta says find the obvious splitter across from S Crack as viewed from the parking lot. You definitely cannot see it from the parking lot. It's on the far left of the buttress, which from the parking lot looks like it's separate. If you hike the wash from the left of the parking lot, it will gradually come into view. You will probably notice s crack on the right first, that's when you head up the hill on the left. The climb i... more >>