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Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : The Rock of Ages : Old Bolt Route (5.11b)
By: aaron hope When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Would love to see this thing updated to a modern route.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Flintstone Rock : Oona Kuma (5.10b)
By: aaron hope When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Left start.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Murphy Creek : Mandric- direct start (5.11b)
By: aaron hope When: Jul 18, 2016

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Comments: The crux for me was pulling the bulge/roof (which I guess is only 10c). It protects with a #4. You could use a #3 to protect it about a foot higher, but you'll be blocking your hands from a much needed jam. Really safe lead.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Mammoth Rock : Boromir (5.10d)
By: aaron hope When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: Really fun climb. One of the cleaner climbs in the area (no loose stuff). Moving past the lieback rail at the third bolt was wild!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : East Side : Discovery Wall : ... : Photo
By: aaron hope When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: I think everyone goes left, over the roof and the mantle for Stupendous man which isn't as you show it in the photo.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Flintstone Rock : The Quarry (5.10c)
By: aaron hope When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for putting up this route. One of the best ones in Pine Canyon.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Flintstone Rock : Oona Kuma (5.10b)
By: aaron hope When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Both my partner and I thought getting to the first bolt was easily 11a. Bring your stick clip.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Mammoth Rock : Proboscis (5.10c PG13)
By: aaron hope When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Good route and well protected at the hard bits. Actually, its well protected in general and the rock is generally good, but you need to be careful on the easy terrain (5.7) as there are some friable holds. A couple more ascents will make this an area classic.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : DAFF Area : Dark Side Dome : The Imperial March (5.10a/b)
By: aaron hope When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Yes, one pitch is great. But be sure to use long slings down low and I recommend unclipping the last bolt once you reach the mid-way anchors or you'll face bad drag uptop like i did (even using an shoulder length sling on that bolt didn't help).


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Photo
By: aaron hope When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: Not a secret. Google Whale Beach Tahoe.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Area : Fifi Buttress : Voyager (5.11c)
By: aaron hope When: Oct 13, 2015

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Comments: We did it in perfect weather on an hot October Saturday. Only one other party. No crowding. My partner and I agreed that the incinerator pitch was way harder than anything on the Rostrum and Pinky paralysis. To be fair, it was also just different than those other climbs. However, the 11c boulder pitch was surprisingly easy. I guess I stumbled on the beta. Felt like 10D.
Great climb, good location, nice ledges. Easy raps.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Upper Level : ... : Photo
By: aaron hope When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Yea, looks pretty natural.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Lamb Dome : Ground Effects (5.11c)
By: aaron hope When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: This was a great knob pinching/crimping climb. Fairly sustained up the steep part to the bulge and then pulling the bulge is perhaps the crux. Its well protected. However, the second crux for me was the 10+ slab moves a couple feet above the last bolt.


Location: NV : Reno and Carson City : Mogul Cliffs
By: aaron hope When: Jun 18, 2015

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Comments: I climbed here once in early spring and encountered three different rattlesnakes around the crag...two at the base and one on a small ledge while I was rappelling!


Location: Europe : Norway : Uksedal (Uskedalen)
By: aaron hope When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: Rock and Ice had a good article on this place.
climbing.com/route/higher-call...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 10 - The Cookie Cliff : Catchy (5.10d)
By: aaron hope When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: WARNING: Ledge at top is dangerously loose as of 4/27/2015. Did this for the second time this year. Didn't notice anything either time I climbed it, but the second time, after rapping from Catchy Corner to the top of Catchy, I waited at the top of the Catchy anchors while my partner rapped....and the ledge you stand on MOVES. It was literally shaking back and forth about an inch as my partner rappelled, caused by the force of the weighted rope leveraging over the lip. The block is about triangul... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 1 - Parkline Slab : Flying In The Mountains (5.11a)
By: aaron hope When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: Destined to be a classic? Felt as fun as Serenity Crack (and a lot less painful). Probably soft for the grade and not sustained. Trad pitches had great rests for setting gear. We started with the just right of the arete on the face past two bolts and a pin and then went left to the crack/arete and followed that up to the P1 anchors. This seems like the most logical start to me and looked a lot easier (and more fun) than the actual 5.9 corner start.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pothole Dome : Pot Luck (5.11a)
By: aaron hope When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: Yikes. Is this thing really only 11a? I thought it was harder. But the swing is fun!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Pony Express (5.9)
By: aaron hope When: Dec 26, 2014

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Comments: One of the starting holds broke on me after barely pulling on it. Very likely that the start is harder now. In general, this climb is loose if you step, pull on the holds left of the bolt line. Be careful.


Location: Europe : Norway : Nissedal : mot sola (5.9+)
By: aaron hope When: Aug 20, 2014

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Comments: Awesome climb. First pitch was a bit grassy and weird (beta: take the left corner, not the right one). But it gets great after that. The crux pitch was a bit wet for us (actual crux was dry) but the climbing was easy to avoid the drips. Surprise offwidth on that last pitch was hard!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Lower Tier : Diagonal Crack (5.10c)
By: aaron hope When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: The bolt has been replaced with a glue-in, albeit a couple feet higher than the original where the crack actually runs out and the moves get hard. The old manky stud has been removed and the rock patched. Also, the two bolts at the end of Godzilla have been replaced which brings back the opportunity for a fun right finish to the Diagonal Crack.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Spire Direct (5.8 C2)
By: aaron hope When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Although a lot of this route is great rock, there are a couple of heads up sections. When we climbed this in 2011, I knocked off a rock in the 4th pitch chimney when i took a fall. This was before the new topos that clearly state "go left". Be sure you do that. Also, my partner took a pretty big fall on the 5th pitch when a microwave sized block cam off underneath the horizontal traverse. The rest of the route seemed great.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Telesis (5.11b PG13)
By: aaron hope When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: Does anyone know the first ascent story with this thing? I'm curious why the first half of the climb is so well protected on both 5.10 and 5.11 terrain, but the last half seems to be runnout at very similar grades. Was it led ground up? Drilled from hooks?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.9 C1) : Photo
By: aaron hope When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments: Do you mean like a tunnel through onto the face?


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Running Springs Area : Keller Peak
By: aaron hope When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: Is this area accessible and climbable in the winter on a warm day? How long after a snow storm do the south facing aspects usually melt away?


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