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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Dike Wall : East Face : Cromagnon (5.10a)
By: trying hard When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: This climb has been lead fully on gear. While not recommended it is a fun adventure of 10a r/x maybe?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Granite Basin : ... : Photo
By: trying hard When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: Bc I was supposed to.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Dexter Canyon : Vapor Lock Cliff
By: trying hard When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: When you park at the south parking lot you will have to walk south west past a rock gully to a sandy pumice gully. This is much farther of a walk than you think. Just keep going until you find a gully that makes sense to walk down. Once you descend the horrible pumice gully, trend left to get to Vapor Lock area. The first little bit of cliffs you get to is not it, go a little further until you see 100 ft cliffs or bigger on your left.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Dexter Canyon
By: trying hard When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: This area is unique. It features great crack climbing for those who have the adventurous spirit. You have a hike a lot through deep pumice to get here. It is a full on mission. There a few that are top notch and a lot of marginal climbs.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : The Grack - Center (5.6)
By: trying hard When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: two 60m ropes or a 70 meter rope is required for the descent. A single 60 will require leaving something behind to rappel down.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Tip (5.7 C2+)
By: trying hard When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: purple blue offset works very nicely to get around the corner of the second pitch.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: trying hard When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: Used a 70 meter rope, led in one pitch. Rapped to the tree. ***There is a down climb right in front of the tree that is really mellow if you want it saves a rappel.***


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Black is Brown (5.9)
By: trying hard When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: Rapped to the ground with a 70' from the established tree anchor. I led up through the finger seam to the left instead of the slab and it felt 5/9- 10a. Thought it was totally awesome and worth doing again.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9)
By: trying hard When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Maybe the best crack climb at 5.9 ever. The first pitch gives you no indication of how mind blowing and fun the next three pitches are. The OW is more like a fist crack. You just stand in the thing perfectly and walk up it, nice break on the toes. Maybe the easiest approach in the valley with and epic view of the captain.


Location: John Greer Jr. : Poop....Shit happens sooner... : Photo
By: trying hard When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: perfection!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Photo
By: trying hard When: Apr 20, 2014

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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: Apr 17, 2014

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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.


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