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Member Since: Jun 27, 2010
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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Photo
By: trying hard When: 1 day ago

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Comments: what a sick photo


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tenaya Peak : Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral ... (5.7)
By: trying hard When: 4 days ago

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Comments: classic meadows circuit. Bring enough water to last. I recommend 3 liters. There is a lot of ground to cover here and water is life!


Location: International : Asia : Kyrgyzstan : Karavshin Valley : Yellow Wall : ... : Photo
By: trying hard When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: wow thats amazing. great post


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Fight Club (5.13b)
By: trying hard When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: mono pocket, dyno to crimp. hand foot match. Repeat until you get to the anchor. Awesome!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mt. Conness : South West Face (Harding) R... (5.10c)
By: trying hard When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: Linking pitches is key. This is a quick send if you link. Alternate start on pitch one was about 10c. Stoked to have a "6" on multiple pitches.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Lembert Dome : West Face : Lunar Leap (5.9+)
By: trying hard When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: The mantle after the dyno felt tricky. The crux was definitely the slab moves above the last bolt on pitch 2.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : V8 Crack (5.10d)
By: trying hard When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: SPLITTER ALERT!!!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Liberty Cap : Southwest Face (5.9 C3-)
By: trying hard When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Hiked to the base of the route the night before. Only found one pre existing bivy spot at the base right under the 4th class ramp to hike up to the actual route. Climbed it the next day. 14 hours to the top, then semi long hike back, about 4 miles if you miss the bus back to curry village, counting the hike off the dome back to the base and then out the mist trail to your car. The happy isles parking was closed when we did it, so you may just park there as well.

Crux of the route for me was fol... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End : The Yawn (5.9)
By: trying hard When: Nov 6, 2012

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Comments: This climb is awesome. The most valley like climbing I have done in the meadows. Pitch 1 is a bit tricky route finding though a fun roof and into a wide section. The 2nd pitch is burly awesome, and the 3rd is just straight up mean 5.7. This is one of the most beautiful rock formations to look up at from the base. When you get up close you cant help but get exited about this climb.

This is a majorly overlooked climb in the meadows and if you are looking to climb hard valley pitches, this is grea... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Aurora (5.13a)
By: trying hard When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: This route is fun.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : From Chocolate to Morphine (5.11d)
By: trying hard When: Nov 1, 2012

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Comments: Seems that in the last year someone has replaced the old style hangers on this route, and added a new fixed chain draw above the first roof with a fancy fixe beaner on it. Anyone know who is to thank for this upgrade?

I have to admit I am saddened the old school hangers were stripped off the route that gave it some more of that rich east side character. The addition of the fixed chain makes cleaning to route much easier, nice addition.

This is one of the top 5 best routes in the gorge. A m... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Regular Route (5.9)
By: trying hard When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: Simul climbed in three pitches. Anchor at pitch two, trade off above cresent and then to the top, 2 hours to climb.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Great Pumpkin (5.8 R)
By: trying hard When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: How this route is rated so high baffles me. Supertopo guidebook talks about climbing immaculate perfect granite and so on regarding Great Pumpkin. This route offers far from that, highlighting a massive hollow flake that should not be protected with pro due to the unpredictability that it would blow off the wall, changing rock quality top to bottom and and extreme run outs. I would gladly walk off fairview for any other climb.


Location: Jesse Davidson : sleeve anchor test bolting : Photo
By: trying hard When: May 11, 2011

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Comments: this is awesome


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Looney Binge (5.12c)
By: trying hard When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: thanks to whomever put the chains up. I could not imagine this route being cleaned easily. Mad props to FA team but, again thank you!!! for the chain draws.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge
By: trying hard When: Sep 9, 2010

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Comments: Descent has been upgraded with incredible stone stairways thanks to some hard working individuals. This speeds the hike up and is much safer. (11.1.12) Some amazing classics lie down in the central. Enterprise, choclate to morphine and expressway just to name a few.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge
By: trying hard When: Sep 9, 2010

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Comments: Amazing training area to get stronger. There are so many variations of climbing here. Some of the best climbing is even through the winter. Bachars stomping grounds!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Show Us Your Tits (5.10b)
By: trying hard When: Sep 9, 2010

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Comments: This route has old school hangers that make it fun and exiting. Pumpy all the way.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : West Face (5.10a)
By: trying hard When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: great route! Best views. Scary as trash on the repels.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Phobos/Diemos Cliff : Blues Riff (5.11b/c)
By: trying hard When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: First pitch is a little sporty and there are one or two holds that seem scary to grab, but they seemed to be solid. Climb through a mini roof and mantle to a nice hand crack that is bomber.

Belay for Pitch one and leading off for money pitch is a huge ledge and there is fixed gear. I would just add a piece for back up, make sure to inspect the cordalete before belaying or repelling off it though.

The money pitch has a scary loose boulder you could start on the right, or start on the left a... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Granite Basin : ... : Hair Raiser Buttress (5.9 R)
By: trying hard When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: This is a classic for the East side. A great way to show someone what multi pitch is like without having to place gear. Make sure your a confident 5.9 leader. Sometimes this lead feels much harder than the grade if your not comfortable on slopers and little hold while being quite exposed. Great position and a fun pucker ride for some.

Hardest moves or getting to the first bolt, but there is a beautiful 5.9 sequence and its easy, just heady as you are stepping off a boulder onto the side of ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : The Groove (5.8 PG13)
By: trying hard When: Aug 23, 2010

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Comments: Fun moves, great free solo.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Stately Pleasure Dome : West Country (5.7)
By: trying hard When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: One of the best spots to climb in the meadows. Right above Tenaya lake and you get a great view of half dome at the top. Girlfriend loved it, good one to take the lady on to get warmed up to T Meadows climbing.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Lucky Streaks (5.10c/d)
By: trying hard When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: Good climb. Where bomber shoes (tc pros). Lots of toes on knobs. My calves and toes where sore when I got done, more than usual.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : DAFF Dome : Crescent Arch (5.9+)
By: trying hard When: Aug 6, 2010

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Comments: The 5.8 and 5.9 lie backs were way harder than the supposedly 10B arch pitch. The arch was a breeze after the lower climbing. Slick feet, great position, beautiful arch, epic finish on Daff, doesn't get much better. I would want to be a solid 5.9 leader before tackling.


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