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Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Diplomatic Immunity (5.5)
By: Angie C When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: The route is a great beginner trad lead. Great stances for easy pro. Great belay ledge. Agree with other comment that it is easy to build a trad anchor in the crack below the rappel tree.

The last gully part after the ledge before the tree appears run out, but there is a spot for a small nut on the right hand side of the gully about half way up it. Very easy gully climb.

There is *maybe* one move in the beginning that's 5.5+, but I feel that the climb is a 5.5.

Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri
By: Angie C When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Topos are for sale for this area in Cortina at l'Cooperativa in the main "downtown" area. There's also a tiny bookstore with topos near the north face store, just to the right of a cafe.

Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Angie C When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: On the 2nd pitch, don't traverse right too early.

Descent beta: after you hit the summit, note that if you traverse to the right, there are rap rings. We did it in 2 raps with a 70m rope.

Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Angie C When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Expect some loose rock on the way up. there's a couple variations on the 2nd (1st if you combine the 1st two) pitch.

Doing this in 3 pitches rather than 2 is silly. easily done in 2 with a 60m rope. At the top, there's only one way down that I could see. from the top, which is slanted downward, you will find the rap rings approx. 15 feet down.

We used a 70m for the rap, but I think 60m would be ok too.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : DAFF Dome : West Crack (5.9)
By: Angie C When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: Loved the route. The roof is a little tricky for a follower if your belayer gives you a tight belay (you feel as though your being pulled off the climb a little).

The third pitch - the 5.8/5.7 finger/hand crack is incredible and makes the climb well worth it - even if there's a crowd/wait. If you enjoy crack climbing, you will love the third pitch.

If you skip the third pitch to do Blown Away, I feel sorry for you (unless you prefer traversing to crack climbing).

The descent was absolutel... more >>

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Wall (5.5 PG13)
By: Angie C When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: Following the super traverse on P2 could be psychologically challenging for a newbie with the potential for pendulum. Fortunately, the climbing is quite easy. I have seen a handful of people exhausted/annoyed with the seemingly unending traverse on P2.

Many people at the group belay ledge after P2 commented on how they were amazed at the super traverse we did from the start of the climb. If you want to do a lot of traversing, this is your climb.

Also, do the 5.9 variation at the very end of ... more >>

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Central Wall : Bookmark (5.7)
By: Angie C When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: It's really tight to link the first and second pitches with a 60m rope. The party in front of us had a 60 meter and the belayer had to climb a couple steps for the leader to have room to make the anchor. We used a 70 meter and had zero problems.

That offwidth on the second pitch is something else! A refreshing change from the typical LL climbing I do. Not as much in the way of the LL dikes to help, so you have to use cracks and friction a little more on this climb. Also, get ready to shi... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Frogland (5.8)
By: Angie C When: Sep 17, 2012

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Comments: Did this route on Sept 16, and there wasn't any other parties on the route. An all around fantastic climb. I found that compared to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite climbing, the grade was a little soft for a 5.8, but there were a couple teeny moves, where I thought to my self... "yeah, that feels 5.8"

The roof traverse on the 4th pitch following by the moves right afterwards would qualify as true 5.8. There were less than a handful of other places where I'd say it was 5.8.

Nevertheless, such a cool... more >>

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Lembert Dome : Northwest Face : Northwest Books (5.6)
By: Angie C When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: I highly recommend the 5.9 variation on the second pitch. I do not think I would have enjoyed this route so much with out it. The views are great.

Regarding the walk off, if you cut right too soon, the third class walk off turns into fourth class, which I found to be unfortunately stressful at the end of a climbing day.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : ... : Photo
By: Angie C When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: Agree with jpvandever. this is not the crux roof. It's one more pitch up.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Nutcracker (5.8)
By: Angie C When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Pitch 1 had some water which was annoying and slippery, but the real water is still a stream running down Pitch 3 (as of April 21). Makes the pitch trickier, for sure.

The main narrativesays the crux mantle is overrated and actually has has good hand holds. I disagree. I suppose that would be true if you were at least 5'10" tall. For people under 5'7", there is not much for the hands. At 5'5", I found this crux to be pretty tough.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : The Footstool, Right (5.4)
By: Angie C When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: My buddy and I tried to do this climb this past weekend. The approach seemed longer than 20 mins, like the supertopo said.

I would NOT recommend this climb right now. The area is very unsafe with lots of falling rock. Right as we tied in a massive slab 15 feet wide fell from about 250 feet up on el cap and landed about 30 feet away from where we were tying in to do the climb. We looked around and noticed where we were standing was all freshly fallen granite. Needless to say we got out of... more >>