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Photo Caption Location Date
Not sure why this route doesn't get more traffic...

Not sure why this route doesn't get more traffic...

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Jaw Bone (5.10a)

Apr 9, 2014

Beautiful route, what it lacks in length it makes up for in quality!

Beautiful route, what it lacks in length it makes up for in quality!

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Snatch Power (5.10c)

Apr 9, 2014

GEAR BETA ALERT, Black Alien and Grey Metolius Offset make bomber first placements.

GEAR BETA ALERT, Black Alien and Grey Metolius Offset make bomber first placements.

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Petty Larceny (5.11b)

Apr 9, 2014

BFK on Morning Wood with the ruins of Mordor in the background...

BFK on Morning Wood with the ruins of Mordor in the background...

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Morning Wood (5.11a)

Sep 24, 2013

This the 'third' variation for P2 that isn't in the guide and is way harder than 5.9.

This the 'third' variation for P2 that isn't in the guide and is way harder than 5.9.

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Regular Route (Higher Cathe... (5.9)

Apr 22, 2013

BFK on Arrow Place P1

BFK on Arrow Place P1

NV : Red Rock : ... : Arrow Place (5.9)

Apr 2, 2012

BFK about to pull over the bulge

BFK about to pull over the bulge

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : O Henry! (5.11c)

Nov 28, 2011

BFK at the crux

BFK at the crux

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : O Henry! (5.11c)

Nov 28, 2011

Me

Me

BFK : Various Climbing

Sep 8, 2010

Barefoot Vietnamese, 5.10d, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Barefoot Vietnamese, 5.10d, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

BFK : Various Climbing

Sep 8, 2010

Bear Creek Spire summit block

Bear Creek Spire summit block

BFK : Various Climbing

Sep 8, 2010

Hutan Machay, Peru

Hutan Machay, Peru

BFK : Various Climbing

Sep 8, 2010

Some fine Team Take memorabilia long kept in the dark corners of the orifice.  Some believe this pre-dates the dead sea scrolls.

Some fine Team Take memorabilia long kept in the dark corners of the orifice. Some believe this pre-dates the dead sea scrolls.

AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Hard Day at The Orifice (5.12b)

Jul 17, 2009

BFK locking into the heel hook on Jigsaw Puzzle.

BFK locking into the heel hook on Jigsaw Puzzle.

TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : Jigsaw Puzzle (V5)

Jul 4, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area : Pinky Paralysis (5.11c)
By: BFK When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Best finger crack I've been on,... even though it's only 40'.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Finger Lickin' Area : Petty Larceny (5.11b)
By: BFK When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Enjoyable route with a bouldery start finishing with some great casual jamming. If you're tall you can place some small pieces at the base of the crack while still in the left crack to protect the crux moves.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Trouble with Tribbles aka I... (5.10b/c)
By: BFK When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: It's not difficult to stay under the bolts after pulling the roof despite all the chalked up jugs out left towards the arete. There are good crimps,... they just don't have any chalk on them.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Jolly Rancher (5.10)
By: BFK When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Definitely one of the best routes I've ever done and the best route I did during my trip to the creek. Long, sustained and yet has several defined cruxy sections to keep you focused.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9)
By: BFK When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Nice route, although various sections of awkward jamming (including the entire first pitch and 2nd half of P5) somewhat detract from all the hype this route gets.

Also, you can link P4 & P5 with a 70M (just barely though).


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Morning Wood (5.11a)
By: BFK When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: One of the finest routes in the gorge IMHO. Bring your sloper game so as not to deck getting to the first bolt. After that it's a well protected arete crimp and sidepull fest up to the top.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome East End : The Yawn (5.9)
By: BFK When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: Definitely found this route to be burly! P2 has the classic off-width/V-slot dilemma: -Should I go as far in as possible for the security of some (bad) jams and ease of gear placement OR do I leave the security of the slot and squeeze-chimney my way up?
If you choose the former you don't need anything bigger than a #4,... but it'll feel way harder than 5.9.

As for P3,... if you go into it thinking it's just a 5.7 you will get slaughtered. Nothing more to say there.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires : Higher Cathedral Spire : Regular Route (Higher Cathe... (5.9)
By: BFK When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: Like previous people have alluded, there are 3 ways to go for P2. Supertopo only lists two ways, but if you go straight up from the top of P1 that is the third way not in the guide. It can be deceiving because it 'kinda' looks like a 5.9 finger crack in a corner,... but it's not. I went up it thinking it was 5.9 and was really surprised. The fingers section down low is probably 5.9 but pulling the roof felt more like 10b/c and you have to make some more delicate moves afterwards before you c... more >>


Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : Wine Wall : Route Whisperer (5.10b)
By: BFK When: Jan 27, 2013

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Comments: The Chains that were used are not stainless so they are rusted to all hell,... look like they came off the Titanic.


Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock
By: BFK When: Jan 27, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for posting the beta. I was pretty excited to check this area out after seeing it on my first trip to Mt. St. Helena. Although I must say,... some the routes make Pinnacles seem bomber! Agree that the area probably won't sustain heavy traffic but I think the approach alone will prevent a full assault.


Location: CA : Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) : Table Mountain : The Grotto : Table Manners (5.8)
By: BFK When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: I agree with fivefun. I was there Nov. 2012 and the right cold-shut is in serious need of replacement and would not recommend anyone use it to be lowered off (rap-off which should always be standard practice or traverse over to Rawhide chains).

The cold-shut is worn through at an angle and after reading a about a recent fatality in Switzerland due to a partially worn fixed draw that cut the climbers rope, I can see the potential for a similar situation.

(www.rockandice.com/news/230... more >>


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