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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

All American Finger Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Trad, 2 pitches, 180'

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Emerald Point

Nov 3, 2013

Ice Climb

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R (4)

Trad, 1 pitch, 110'

NV : Red Rock : ... : Children's Crag

Mar 30, 2012

Hey y'all, watch this

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (9)

Trad, 1 pitch

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Luther Spires (crag)

Jun 21, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
3rd pitch.  There was some snow collected on the R side of the gully, but you could climb all ice if you wanted to.

3rd pitch. There was some snow collected on the R side of the gully, but you could climb all ice if you wanted to.

Northern California : Sierra Alpine Ice Condition... : Post

Nov 18, 2013

Was happy to turn the corner and see the blue ice and not snow.

Was happy to turn the corner and see the blue ice and not snow.

Northern California : Sierra Alpine Ice Condition... : Post

Nov 18, 2013

Approach shot.   <br />I believe the big tree in the background is the one that can be seen to the right of the climb in some of the pics here.

Approach shot. I believe the big tree in the background is the one that can be seen to the right of the climb in some of the pics here.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

The whole first pitch, with climber in foreground for scale.

The whole first pitch, with climber in foreground for scale.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

Approaching the end of the short, 2nd pitch. <br />The wall on the left here looks incredible.  I saw one bolt with an old leaver hanging on it.  The right shaded side has some steep cracks on it too.

Approaching the end of the short, 2nd pitch. The wall on the left here looks incredible. I saw one bolt with an old leaver hanging on it. The right shaded side has some steep cracks on it too.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

Looking down.

Looking down.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

The money first pitch.

The money first pitch.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

Splitter, All American Finger Crack

Splitter, All American Finger Crack

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : All American Finger Crack (5.9)

Nov 3, 2013

North Peak gully, 10-15-2013

North Peak gully, 10-15-2013

Northern California : Sierra Alpine Ice Condition... : Post

Oct 17, 2013

This is the 2nd fantastic crack on the 2nd pitch.  You reach this after you climb the steep, right slanting crack from the large ledge.   <br />You follow this to it's end and then traverse left into a wider and easier crack.  You can take the wider crack instead, it's a lot easier.

This is the 2nd fantastic crack on the 2nd pitch. You reach this after you climb the steep, right slanting crack from the large ledge. You follow this to it's end and then traverse left into a wide

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Ridge Route (5.7)

Aug 14, 2011

North Peak ice gully.

North Peak ice gully.

Northern California : Summer alpine ice condition... : Post

Sep 7, 2010

North Peak gully, Labor Day 2010

North Peak gully, Labor Day 2010

Northern California : Summer alpine ice condition... : Post

Sep 7, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Spires : Luther Spires (crag) : Jacko (5.10b)
By: bergbryce When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: I'll have to try this route again, but it really left a bad taste in my mouth. Two bolts on a nice thin hand crack, the 4th bolt gets in the way of crux footwork, making the crux even more awkward and a strange anchor placement.

Something useful about the route... you can TR the corner below the anchor, it's steep and a bit thought provoking for a few moves. Not sure about the big block in the corner 3/4 the way up. I did not pull on it that hard. I think this is the climb Wacko(?)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : MysterZ (5.7)
By: bergbryce When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was a quality route and a fine memorial to your friend Zack.
I did not see any fixed gear on the route. Aside from the final pitch of real climbing (pitch 6 in the topo shown here) the rock quality was good. That pitch was a bit crumbly but easy climbing, but basically no pro until you exited the chimney/wide crack. Nothing really felt 5.7 to me either, the stemming over the bush seemed really casual.

I agree that there are definitely some sections of sparse or no pro an... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Spires : Luther Spires (crag)
By: bergbryce When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: The Supertopo guide lists a climb just to the left of Mixed Emotions called Ringlock. It's supposed to be a 10a bolted line on the same spire as Mixed Emotions and See Thru. I've looked for it a few times and haven't been able to find it. Am I missing something or is this an error in the book? thx



Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Buttress : Orange Sunshine (5.9)
By: bergbryce When: Jun 2, 2012

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Comments: Great climb.
The first pitch was a bit disappointing, the second was very good. Had originally planed to climb Orange Book to the top but when we got to the first belay and saw that incredible looking crack, had to go for it. I personally thought the first pitch corner was more difficult (awkward) than the second pitch crack. It was like insecure jams vs. sinker.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Epinephrine (5.9)
By: bergbryce When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: Above the chimneys felt like sustained, steep 5.6/5.7 climbing with maybe 2 very short sections of 5.8 and has more bolts than really needed, there are holds and gear options just about everywhere you look. The chimneys are the show stopper though, absolutely incredible climbing. First team on at sunrise, back at the car by 2 pm.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Lean And Mean (5.9)
By: bergbryce When: Jan 8, 2012

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Comments: This route seemed really un-inspiring. I was really cold however. Got to try it when it's warm.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : West Buttress : Pickin' It (5.9)
By: bergbryce When: Oct 9, 2011

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Comments: If you move up and left after the first bolt for a couple moves on large features, then stem right towards the second bolt, you can avoid the tricky 5.9 smearing and keep the climb at the 5.7 grade without too much hassle.
Using this variation makes for a good lead for a new leader on slab.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : The Groove (5.8 PG13)
By: bergbryce When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: (beta alert!) I'm 5'8" and if you find the foothold for the left foot on the face, the start is 5.8. I didn't find it the first time I pulled up into that slot.

There were 3 or 4 mantles on the first pitch that were way more heads up than anything on the 2nd pitch which seemed really casual.
This route was way better than I expected.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Buttress : East Ridge Route (5.7)
By: bergbryce When: Jul 17, 2011

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Comments: Great climb, with lots of options. You can choose your own adventure and make it as difficult or easy as you'd like.
You can also stop after 3 pitches at the top of what I'd call the "East Summit". The climbing after this is un-memorable, requiring a long ridge traverse and a short pitch of 5.7 on poor quality rock that adds length and complexity to a descent.

(Warning, beta alert)
Had to kind of look around for a good place to start, this required walking around the right end and looking fo... more >>


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Seward Highway : Dino Head : Raspberry Arete (5.7)
By: bergbryce When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: I don't recall there being much 5.7 on this. Mostly easy 5th class with maybe a 5.7 move off or near the start. A fun route nontheless.


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