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Standing atop the Lower 48 having completed Mt. Whitney's East Buttress (Direct)!

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Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End : Recluse (5.10d)
By: RyderS When: 3 days ago

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Comments: You can sink a small nut and #1 cam in to free yourself to reef on the crux moves all you want. Put your bouldering hat on for a few moves, and once you're in the crack above, the hard stuff is over. A little funkiness at the top out to the slab may surprise you, but nothing horrible.

Make like Henry Barber and friends and wager some beer on a send!

Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End : The Slot (5.10b)
By: RyderS When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: Crux rolls around just below the ledge underneath the big pod. Paste your feet, lock down your fingers, and pull! Thin, but a good constriction always seemed within a reasonable distance. Great route!

Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Beast Alcove and Refuse... : Alcove Cracks (5.10)
By: RyderS When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: These cracks are not a bad option to do some cragging when its raining (lightly) at Cathedral. But don't expect the alcove overhang to be a ton of help in keeping the routes all that dry if the rain is steady. The left crack was nice and slimy after repeated May rain storms.

Fun little pitch, though. Great corner jamming and stemming with some strategic, small face holds right when you need them. Get some gear in early to protect yourself from hitting the giant ledge off the start. #2 cam... more >>

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : a. The Uberfall : Nosedive (5.10b)
By: RyderS When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Great route. I found it more interesting and varied than Retribution. The top crux sequence has fun movement (layback transitioning into straight on jams). The finishing crux crack takes inspirationally bomber gear, too. Getting a nice stance just before the crux can be tricky if you are shorter, though, otherwise those face holds are excellent rests. Also, the start is no give away, either: a bit thin, but a few balancy moves will get you to a sidewalk of a ledge. Past the old pin, the great ge... more >>

Location: International : Asia : China : Beijing Area : Bai He (White River) : ... : Photo
By: RyderS When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the addition! Were you just out there recently?

Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Muir : East Buttress (w/ variation... (5.7)
By: RyderS When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Update as of 9.8.2013

Not sure how this may affect conditions on the East Buttress route, but a huge rockslide swept down the East Buttress/face of Mt. Muir on Sunday, late morning on Sept. 8. Haven't heard our found much in the way of news, but there is a big rock scar visible 1/2 to 2/3 of the way up the face.

Location: International : Asia : China : "Guoliang," Wanxian Mountai...
By: RyderS When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, thanks for checking out these pages, Zoey! If you get a chance when you go there, see if you can gather more information on the crags in the area, especially ones that I wasn't able to visit extensively. Climbing in China definitely needs more exposure out here, and we need all the people-power we can get to gather the info!

Enjoy Guoliang and be safe. Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions about climbing in the area.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Le Teton (5.9+)
By: RyderS When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: Definitely required solid sequencing to fire the crux. Found myself in an outrageous laid out position above so much air! The creative sequencing definitely made it easier than trying to let my lockoff endurance carry me through... Great climb!

Location: International : Asia : China : Photo
By: RyderS When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: This route is on the B-section wall ("Battery Wall") close to the village of Guoliang. Beware! This section of the cliff is really close to a tourist overlook and is plagued by trash!