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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Cliff : Blockbuster (5.9)
By: GhaMby When: Aug 6, 2014

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Comments: I brought, and used a #6, still ended up climbing 30 feet without gear to the anchors. . .


Location: Big Wall and Aid Climbing : Homemade gear sling... Thou... : Photo
By: GhaMby When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: If your gear is going to hang that low why not wear it on your harness?


Location: Big Wall and Aid Climbing : Homemade gear sling... Thou... : Post : Photo
By: GhaMby When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Is it supposed to hold your breasts up??? If so I think it looks great.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Bavarian Tower (5.10d)
By: GhaMby When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Great route, glad to finally get on it.
Pitch 1: 10+, Short bolted pitch, steep start with sequential crack moves, Bolted anchor
Pitch 2: 10+, 90' or so pitch of bolts, make sure to step right around arete to stay on route (grey painted bolts for Chubby Hubby going left) Bolted anchor
Pitch 3: 10+, short crack with a few hard moves, build anchor
Pitch 4: 5.9, starts up crumbly crack into fun 4" crack with plenty of faceholds to keep it easy, used a few fist jams (maybe harder if you have small ... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Rock Creek : Gong Show Wall : Wages of Skin (5.10+)
By: GhaMby When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: Neil: there's a trick to making this climb feel like 10c, but I see lots of people doing it the "11a" way.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Hellhound On My Trail (5.10c)
By: GhaMby When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: Yes there are 3 pitches,

p1=5.8 and actually harder than it looks from the ground
p2=5.11a-belay pass first set of chains (unless you're rapping back down) and belay from ledge.
p3=5.10d-goes up left from anchors on ledge (the route straight up/right of anchors/is 12+)


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag
By: GhaMby When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: My friend and I went climbing at this wall yesterday. We had fun, it was nice that we could set up a top rope on these hard climbs. There were some holds that had chalk marks on them, I think they were marking the holds that were loose. I put more marks on a lot of other holds that I think are going easy to break soon. Watch out, there are lots of holds that are loose at this wall, hopefully other people will mark with chalk all of the loose holds so people don't get hurt.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Happy Hour Crag : Seein' Double (5.11a)
By: GhaMby When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: My friend and I went climbing at this wall yesterday. We had fun, it was nice that we could set up a top rope on these hard climbs. There were some holds that had chalk marks on them, I think they were marking the holds that were loose. I put more marks on a lot of other holds that I think are going easy to break soon. Watch out, there are lots of holds that are loose at this wall, hopefully other people will mark with chalk all of the loose holds so people don't get hurt.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mossy Ledges Area : Soylent Green Jeans (5.9+)
By: GhaMby When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Take a lot of small mastercams or TCU cams, like grey and purples, you can probably fiddle some nuts in as well.

This thing looks like a cake walk until you get on it!

The roof is much easier than it appears, just commit to climbing it and you'll find good holds. I freaked myself out and took, like a little baby. . .then I got back on and it was much easier than I thought it would be (hidden holds!!!).

I belayed by placing yellow and red sized cams in a horizontal above the ledge, this was ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10 R)
By: GhaMby When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: There is a pin half way between the two bolts, I supplemented with a gray Mastercam, but not necessary.

The only run out part on this route is the end, in 5.4 territory. I brought double and had a lot of gear left over. I could have easily belayed at the tree, but since I had so much gear I used the hand sized horizontal which helped reduce a lot of rope drag.

Good route, but definately does not deserve a "R" rating, barely deserves a PG-13.

If you climb outside regularly on 5.10 then this ... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Lower Gorge : ... : Flashflood (5.12b)
By: GhaMby When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: This makes Darshan feel like 5.11


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Lower Gorge : ... : D.W.P. (5.11c)
By: GhaMby When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: I would love to hear which 11c's are harder in the gorge. . . Maybe being tall hurts you on this climb???


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Photon Torpedo (5.11b)
By: GhaMby When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Sure feels A LOT easier than Mandarin Orange on The Great Wall of China, but maybe that's cause I'm tall and have fat sausages for fingers.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Sheila (5.10a)
By: GhaMby When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: I have a strong friend that has done this route many times take a fall at the crux lieback, which I certainly think is the crux, he hit his ass pretty hard into the corner despite lots of rope stretch. I definately use and suggest the #6 C4.

The feet at the lieback suck in my not so humble opinion, but I also suck at liebacking. I find that going out left when halfway up the lieback is easiest, but I also have a 6'7" wingspan. . .


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon
By: GhaMby When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: August-no bugs in the evening.

The road in is REALLY BAD! I wouldn't try unless you have a high clearance vehicle, or are willing to walk a mile or so. I have a tacoma 4x4 and thought that I may hit bottom.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Armando's Stilletto (5.10d)
By: GhaMby When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: Also I'd suggest rapping off of Lizard lounge for the last rappel, the second pitch is a rope eater. Also be sure you have 70m.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Armando's Stilletto (5.10d)
By: GhaMby When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: SWEET ROUTE, I pulled through the 11- crux by stepping in a sling.

Brought gear up to a #4 and used it a few times. Wish I had more pieces of tiny gear (purple and blue metolius) for the second pitch. The third pitch is a must do as well, funky lieback into a chimney!!!

Route is FULL VALUE.


Location: International : Europe : Spain : Catalonia
By: GhaMby When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: If anyone climbing in the 11-12 ranges is looking for a sweet place to climb then check out Sadernes, probably my favorite place in Spain.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Carnivore Hate Devil (V4)
By: GhaMby When: Feb 13, 2013

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Comments: I could see how someone might jack a finger on this one move wonder. I could only fit 2 fingers into the small, sharp pocket. Tried twice and moved on before I popped something.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Spinal Snap Right Start (V2)
By: GhaMby When: Feb 13, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was one of the best non-highball V-2's in the happies, all the holds are about the same size, all the moves are around the same difficulty.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: GhaMby When: Jan 3, 2013

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Comments: Day fee is now $7, Annual is $30. As of 12/2012


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Photo
By: GhaMby When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: This looks a lot taller, and feels a lot taller in person.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Sucker Punch (V4)
By: GhaMby When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: There are numerous ways to do this problem, for me it's probably v4, but if you're less than 6' then it's at leat V5. Some dude from mammoth was doing it without using the crimp rail (right hand on sloper and left on left facing sidepull) and that felt harder than V6 to me, so go screw around on it, it's a fun set of holds to play with!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Not The Clapper (V1+)
By: GhaMby When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: This is probably my favorite V1 in the Happys


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon
By: GhaMby When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: The bugs were absolutely horrible on 6/16/12, mostly horseflies and 'no-see-ums', or biting gnats. DEET didn't do any good. If you're dying to climb here go early (88 degrees in the afternoon) and wear long pants and shirts. Hopefully this is a short lived thing, cause 3 days later I look like I have chicken pox and still itch like a mo-fo despite a thick layer of benadryl cream.

Hope this helps people decide which crag to hit up. I can't wait till it cools off a bit so I can get back on some ... more >>


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