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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : ... : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I guess the ring is up there, somewhere


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : ... : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Don't blow a gasket dude


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I like it


Location: International : Australia : Ball's Pyramid : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: WOW!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Ice : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: WTF?!?! That's awesome


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Smear of Fear (WI5 M6 R) : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: 3 days ago

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Comments: whoa!!!!! radness


Location: CA : San Diego County : Culp Valley : Windy Boulders : Windy Boulders North : ... : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: You ever need a good spotter, I'm your man!

Cool blog.....nice core strength.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Scale Wall : Unknown (5.10c)
By: Rude Boy When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Not too shabby! Exceeded my expectations. I found decent hands on crimps and pockets all the way up but not so good feet in spots. Sections of smearing on the traverse. Yeah the bolt placements are kinda weird on the traverse but manageable.


Location: Northern California : Looking for an ice climbing... : Post : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Hey AK, looks like you have a screw loose.

hahahahaha!!!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9)
By: Rude Boy When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: "But the 5th stands out in my memory as uncommon, airy, diverse, and super fun."

I'd agree with this. I remember the 2nd half eating up microcams for good protection and it feeling more like face climbing than crack climbing. Was thrilling with all the exposure :)
Of course the rest of the route is super awesome too!!!
Pitch 6 looked great....gotta go back and climb higher barring an earlier start.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : The Bear : The Bear Crack (5.9+)
By: Rude Boy When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: I used 2-#1's, 2-#3's and 2-#4's to lead up to the crux. Under the roof crux there is a perfect "divot" at the top of the wide crack that fits a bomber #4. If you find that you're golden, otherwise the placements seemed kinda sketchy. After the crux there is a nice splitter 5.7 hand crack that I placed one .75 in at the start and then ran it out 50 feet to the chains to make it more exciting. Can rap to the ground with one 60 m or go half way to another set of chains at a... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Stemulant (5.10a)
By: Rude Boy When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: This can be done with one 60 m rope. After clipping the mussy hooks at the top the leader can be lowered to the huge ledge to the right of the beginning of the dihedral and belay the second from there. After the second tops out they can be lowered back to the ground and it is possible for the first to walk off to the right down a ramp system back to the ground.

Interesting climb but the 10a good part is short.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome, Main Area : Crescent Arch (5.9+) : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: Her name is Ginger, and she is a ginger! How appropriate.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome, Main Area : Crescent Arch (5.9+)
By: Rude Boy When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: Pitch 1 - some 5.7 laybacking. Belay at the large comfy ledge not the hanging belay at the pins. That suggestion is just plain stupid.

Pitch 2 - the first move looks intimidating but was actually not that bad. You can kinda chimney up the overhanging arch until you round the corner. Again that part looks intimidating but is really not that bad. Up sustained 5.9 laybacking (or you can do it with straight in jamming) but with good gear all the way. Again belay at the obvious ledge.

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Range Enchainment... : Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral ... (5.7)
By: Rude Boy When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: This was a lot of milage for not very much climbing. It would be better to cut out Tenaya Peak altogether and add in the Echo Peaks/Cockscomb/Unicorn for much more climbing and less cross country travel.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Emerson : Southeast Face (aka the Wat... (5.4)
By: Rude Boy When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: Yeah stay left on the descent. I went straight down the gully and it sucked ass for 2500 feet of class 3 down climbing.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Braille Book (5.8) : Photo
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 18, 2013

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Comments: Yeah go right side in like this guy or just stem it. I went left side in - BIG mistake. That made it way harder than it needed to be.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Crack (5.8)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: This route is fun and the pitch 2 crux bulge protects well and is not hard. I seem to recall having to get good hands and pulling up to get through it.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : The Groove (5.8 PG13)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: Meh, I was not really taken by this route. Nothing spectacular. Didn't find the first 5.8 move difficult. Just put my foot in and jumped up and grabbed a hold. Go for it, you are not that far off the ground yet. Then comes a bunch of 5.7 that seemed like boring climbing to me. Linked this up with Traveller's Buttress so that made it more worth while.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : ... : It's Better with Bacon (5.8)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: Easy slab to run up. Pitch 4 has one easy 5.8 move. Fun friction climbing.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : ... : No Gaynor (5.8)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: This route starts with a short but fun and almost vertical lieback. Then comes a short section with a thin seem that does not protect. Seemed like a couple of easy 5.9 moves. I was able to get in a 00 Master Cam at the top of this section. After that it is about 5.6 and protects well. I climbed up to the same height as the anchor and then traversed right about 20 feet of runout to the anchor.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : ... : Mixologist (5.9)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: Do the direct 5.10a start. Undercling and smear to pull the roof. Fun lead and the bolt protects it very well. The crack starts out as a finger crack and widens to a perfect splitter hand crack. I put in #0.4 cam down low and then a #3 cam. Was able to back clean the #3 and just kept moving it up as I progressed to the top.

I think Supertopo only gives this route 2 stars but I give it 4. I really enjoyed it.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Main Wall : Traveler Buttress (5.9)
By: Rude Boy When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: I would agree that the top of pitch 1, the wide flaring and bulging crack, felt like 5.9. Really awkward moves. For me it was easier to lead the OW. The OW is solid 5.9, not any easier but not any harder. I put in one #4 at the start, a #5 in the middle and another #4 at the top. This protected it well. On the third pitch I didn't stop to belay at the two pins around the corner. I did see them but continued up about another 60 feet to a nice horizontal crack to belay off of. So... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Polemonium Peak : V-Notch Couloir (5.5 WI2-3)
By: Rude Boy When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: Made belays on the left side on the rock with small to medium stoppers for most of the belays. The final one at the top took a #1 Camalot and some large tricams. Rock quality sucked except for the last belay.


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