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Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: bug walk

bug walk

Hawaii : Mokule'ia Wall : Bug Walk (5.10c PG13)

Aug 22, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: sissy blaster

sissy blaster

Hawaii : Mokule'ia Wall : Sissy Blaster (5.10d)

Aug 22, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: stuff

stuff

Forums : General Climbing : ... : Post

Aug 20, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Topo

Topo

Hawaii : Oahu : ... : Route 10 (5.7)

Feb 5, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: hooliganism

hooliganism

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Extreme clusters, chaos and...

Jan 5, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: hooliganism

hooliganism

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Extreme clusters, chaos and...

Jan 5, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: hooliganism

hooliganism

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Extreme clusters, chaos and...

Jan 5, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: hooliganism

hooliganism

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : Extreme clusters, chaos and...

Jan 5, 2015

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 30 - The Rostrum : The North Face (5.11c)
By: 20 kN When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Maybe I was having a poor day (probably since I got up at 4 AM), but this route felt extremely hard for 11c. Maybe no single move is harder than .11c, but the route felt quite rather sustained at 5.11. Then again it does have a lot of wide crack on it, and I suck at wide crack, so.... Anyway, it is a great route and totally worth doing.

We took the 5.10"R" middle flake on P2. Mind the feet are a bit slippery. You can protect the entire flake with cams, but the flake seems if it's just suspended... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Creek Side : Fool's Gold (5.12+)
By: 20 kN When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: Overall, aside from the first two pitches, I found the climbing to travel over rather chossy rock. Specifically, the 5.0, 5.10b and 5.11b pitches are a bit on the chossy side. Worst of all, there is a massive ledge at the base of the .12+ pitch, and it is completely covered in bird shit, which of course got all over me, my shoes, my rope, draws, etc.

I think the route has potential, but it needs a lot of trundling, cleaning, and deep scrubbing before it could legitimately receive three stars. T... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Little Eiger : Too! (5.12a)
By: 20 kN When: Oct 10, 2015

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Comments: Beta for the multipitch version:

The 3rd pitch, called 5.5 X in the guidebook, is probably more like R-rated. It's about 80% fourth class and then some easy 5th at the top. There is one bolt on this pitch, but it's inconveniently located about 20' below the actual crux. The "crux" section of the 5.5 is very easy obviously, but it was completely, utterly covered in lichen when I tried it.

Anyway, pretty much everything above P1 is mostly unclimbed. It's glaringly obvious almost no one climbs th... more >>


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : The Mission Wall : Wild Child (5.11c)
By: 20 kN When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: There are a few loose blocks on this route. They might never come off, or they might come off tomorrow, who knows? Just something to keep in the back of your mind when yarding on the blocks from directly under them. A number of holds had chalked Xs on them, indicating they were loose (and indeed they were).

We rapped with a single 60.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Cle... (5.8 C1)
By: 20 kN When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Note that you cannot rap this route with a single 70m. You either need two 50s or one 80m.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : El Toro (The Bull) aka Fron... : ... : Land of the Free (5.12b PG13)
By: 20 kN When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: This is a good route! Bolts are spaced well, but you wont die (probably). You can bring a small rack to supplement if you want.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Mount Garfield : Infinite Bliss (5.10c R)
By: 20 kN When: Apr 26, 2015

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Comments: No mid June is not too early. It might be rather hot then actually.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10+)
By: 20 kN When: Apr 26, 2015

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Comments: A number of bolts need to be tightened. Nearly all of the bolts are 3/8" wedge bolts with nuts. So if you plan to climb this, try to bring a wrench and tighten up some of the nuts.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Silverback (5.12+)
By: 20 kN When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Loose rock warning: On pitch five (according to Supertopo book), the pitch with the giant 5.10 flake, when my partner reached the base of the flake he stood on a block which fragmented into a number of double-baseball-sized blocks that flew down at me, missing me by a foot or two. It also dislodged a desert of sand which rained down on me and the rest of the route for about 60 seconds straight. Further, rock fell down on me on two other pitches as well.

Just be aware that this route does have s... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Fre... (5.12d)
By: 20 kN When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Since the original post is a bit unclear (gear list says single 70m), you CANNOT rap this route with a single 70m. We tried and came up 10' too short, even while simulrapping. A single 80m would probably be just barely long enough if simulrapping, or two 50m ropes would be fine too. I am not sure why the OP said to bring a single 70m because you dont need anything more than a 60m to lead any of the pitches and a 70m wont get you to the bottom.

As far as shade goes, since someone else asked, the... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Argon Tower : West Face (5.11)
By: 20 kN When: Apr 10, 2015

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Comments: West face, AKA Darude Sandstorm, is like a beach—literally. I am pretty sure this route has more sand on it than the entire Sahara Desert has in it. The route starts out in some really dirty, sandy, overly soft rock and then continues into a #4 wide fists. Clip the 1st belay, which of course is some old drilled angles, and then pull the chimney move. My partner couldent squeeze through with his helmet on, so he left it in the chimney. By the time we got down his helmet was filled with a p... more >>


Location: Hawaii : Oahu : Mokule'ia Wall : Cactus Garden (5.9 PG13)
By: 20 kN When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: All the bolts that were originally placed are still there. We added an additional bolt at the crux this year as well.


Location: Hawaii : Oahu : Mokule'ia Wall : Flower Tower (Variation) (5.10d) : Photo
By: 20 kN When: Feb 2, 2015

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Comments: This photo is wrong. The variation is actually left of the dihedral shown in the photo, not right, so about 10' left of this photo.


Location: Hawaii : Oahu : Mokule'ia Wall
By: 20 kN When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: The area has been reopened.


As of January 25, 2015, the Moke has been reopened. All climbers are required to sign an electronic waver before climbing at the Moke. You can find the waver here:

hiclimb.org/join.php

Access at this area is fragile, and the area is only open conditionally. The State requires that climbers exercise good stewardship in order for our access to remain.

Please note the following rules:

- Dogs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited by law at the Moke, on t... more >>


Location: Hawaii
By: 20 kN When: Nov 27, 2014

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Comments: Minimal. Oahu hosts most of the established roped climbs in Hawaii.


Location: Hawaii : Oahu : Mokule'ia Wall : Photo
By: 20 kN When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Note that some of the grades and technical info on this map is incorrect.


Location: Hawaii
By: 20 kN When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: There is no development there mostly due to a lack of rock. If you are a serious climber, the Big Island is not the place for you.


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