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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Owl : Owl Roof (5.12c) : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Oct 11, 2014

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Comments: great photo , I still crane my neck out the window and look up at Owl roof every time I drive into the Valley .


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Summit Rock
By: vincent L. When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Santa Clara county parks is issuing permits to climb at Summit Rock , but only during 'non-nesting' season , which is October 1 through January 1st... So no climbing at Summit Jan 1st through September 31...


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Mount Doom : West Face (5.10b)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: The West Face gets shade most of the day .


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : California Ridge : Access Denied (5.11a)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: A great little route with a tough start. The crux is getting into the corner. Easy to top rope . Worth doing .


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Underworld Rock : Hair Dresser (5.9)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: A nice moderate route . Fun pockets with a tenuous little slab finish at the top. Worth doing.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Underworld Rock : Balance Sheet (5.10a X)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: There are a couple of cam placements between the bolts. I'm not sure it even qualifies as an 'R' rated route , let alone an 'X'.

The start felt a little harder than 5.9 , and very fun.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Lyme Disease Rock : Ticks ripped my flesh (5.10b)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Pretty soft for 5.10b...


Location: vincent L. : assorted pictures from my i... : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: correct ...


Location: marty funkhouser : california : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: damm , where is this route ?


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Squarenail : Mr. Wizard (5.8)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: The upper half of the right facing corner looked a little grungy and mossy. It has a 5.8R rating in the guidebook . How is the pro on the upper half ?


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Squarenail : Are You Small? (5.7)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: A little run out to 1st bolt . Bolts when you need them , but not exactly a tightly bolted route . Excellent quality and feature .


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Finger of Fate (5.8 A2) : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: great photo...


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : ... : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Jun 8, 2013

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Comments: Great photo.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Photo
By: vincent L. When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: You are right . I tried to tag all the echo peaks one day . The easiest route up that was a very nice two pitch route up a south facing wall . Abundant chicken heads . There is a rap station on top , or you could Tyrolean off to another echo peak which was only about 30 feet away , across a deep and narrow gap . A lonely summit in an area that sees a lot of climbing .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Range Enchainment... : Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral ... (5.7)
By: vincent L. When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: A lot of good info here . Another really fun day is to hike into Elizabeth Lake , the trailhead is in the back of the TM campground, and climb Unicorn (4th class) and then wander over to Cockscomb ( easy 5th ) and then onto the Northern end of Mathes Crest . From there you would climb North to South ,which some would consider 'backwards' , but who cares .

After that you could tag an Echo Peak or two , or Cathedral of course . But talk about unlimited possibilities , only your personal fitness ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Mojo Tooth Area
By: vincent L. When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: I once saw a snake and a scorpion on the same day at Mojo Tooth base area.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Planet X Area : Planet X Pinnacle : Planet X (5.8)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 7, 2011

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Comments: Once I lead this climb with the rope fed through my harness , but not tied at all . I was about to be lowered , and pull a Lynn Hill , but for whatever reason I stopped and checked my knot , and noticed there was none . Almost killed by complacency .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Five and Dime Cliff : Inner Reaches (5.7)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: A really interesting two pitch route . Pitch one is a wide, slightly awkward crack to a tunnel move with little pro . Pretty easy chimneying though . Second pitch is a 12 inch squeeze crack that is virtually unprotectable , but once inside you cannot really fall out , mentally more challenging that physical , although it is that too . Well worth your time , old school rock climbing .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Loggerhead Buttress : Loggerhead Ledge Route (5.7)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: An old school feel with some awkward wide sections and chimneying . A beautiful ledge up higher with excellent views . Well worth doing , and not too hard .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Loggerhead Buttress : Sorry Poopsie (5.8)
By: vincent L. When: Nov 5, 2011

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Comments: A quality route , a moderate finger crack to some slightly committing face and mantel moves before the anchor bolts. The anchor slings are worn and could use some removal and beefing up . The route is about 7 minute walk from Manure Pile parking lot .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Loggerhead Buttress : Simian Sex (5.10d)
By: vincent L. When: Oct 30, 2011

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Comments: Our 70m reached with a few feet to spare .


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : The Grack - Center (5.6) : Photo
By: vincent L. When: Oct 27, 2011

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Comments: soo hot


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : Bloody Spire : Standard Route (5.7+)
By: vincent L. When: Jul 19, 2009

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Comments: The climb can be done in one pitch very easily. Put an extra long sling on the bolt before the traverse left.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : The Fang-Left Side (5.9)
By: vincent L. When: Apr 26, 2009

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Comments: The crux is working up the short crack at the start. Solid finger locks lead to a couple insecure pods. Jam those real good , try to get a toe in the thin crack , and reach high for a solid hand jam . The short chimney is fun and you make an airy exit onto easy face climbing up to the anchor.

You can TR various bolted routes from the anchor.

It is a fun climb.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Seven (5.8)
By: vincent L. When: Mar 15, 2009

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Comments: With a 70m rope you can rap off the tree at the top of the first pitch of after 7 . It is a rope stretcher. If you swing right into after six, you can reach a good ledge about six feet off the ground , then a short and easy downclimb...


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