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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Mosquito Coast : Octopus' Gardens (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Aug 18, 2016

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Comments: Actually, the route I Dig Fig goes up the two very steep disconnected corners left of the double crack system in the photos. I did the FA in about 1979 with Rick Holmes, with pins and a hook...remember it being A3+ or A4, one of the last placements being a knifeblade driven straight up half-way.

The double cracks in the photos are the start of Octopus' Gardens, 10a/b if you use both cracks and 10c/d if you just use the right hand crack. FA in the late 70s by Don Garrett and... more >>


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Buck Mt. : East Face (3rd)
By: bob branscomb When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Nice alpine route...had an ice ax and crampons and was glad I had them on the snow field early in the am. Great view from the summit.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Beer Can Direct (5.11a PG13)
By: bob branscomb When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: On-sighted this 2 or 3 years ago...thought it was quite good...lotsa bolts so never felt really out there...nice bit of dancing on it...some good rests before hard sections...have to be mindful to the first bolt; a bit slippery and thin but I have never possessed a stick clip and have no intention of EVER getting one.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : The ZoZone : Beware the Foosa (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 22, 2016

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Comments: Thanks to Mr. Lightner for putting up these new routes... very nice additions in a grade range that's needed here.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Granite Buttres : Good And Plenty (5.10a)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: I thought this was a good route. Pretty much 5.8 liebacking and finger locks up the flake (step out right and around the little roof in the middle) and then a tasty 10a exit from the bolt. Well protected w/stoppers and cams.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Born X-Eyed (5.9+)
By: bob branscomb When: Apr 26, 2015

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Comments: I finally got around to cleaning this route up. Got all the scaling off and now the start is considerably harder than before, like 11b/c. Good pockets to the first bolt, then very thin crimping and feet and a cross-over till clip the second bolt, then shallow pockets and another cross-over to the third. After that, the route was not affected by the fire. A very different route now but interesting and intricate for the first 25 feet.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Happy Wheel Wall : Bones Brigade (5.10a)
By: bob branscomb When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: I don't think this is that bad of a route. Yea, it's short but the 10a section is interesting and I sort of like that ramp to the top. Some people are never happy, esp when they don't do any work to put these things up and can only bitch and moan.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Nobodies Fault But Mine (5.10c)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: I did this route on 3/21/15. Cleaned a fire shard off the bottom which did not effect the key holds. Other than that, this route was not effected by the fire. It's good to go!.......Bob Branscomb


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Say Hello to Geronimo (5.10b)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: I replaced all the bolts on Geronimo last weekend with SS units. Also cleaned away the unnerving flake that was hanging above the anchor. It was barely on there. Phew.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Say Hello to Geronimo (5.10b)
By: bob branscomb When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: We did Geronimo a couple of days ago and a large block came off sometime this summer just right of the top of the route, fairly sizable. A nice bit of wreckage at the base is humbling. It didn't impact the route and the key holds to do the final moves to the anchor are still solid and intact.

The piece glanced off the hanger on the third bolt, however, and bent it over slightly. It is still easily clippable. I yarded on it hard lowering off and the bolt itself is solid and there are no cr... more >>


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Screaming Trees (5.11a)
By: bob branscomb When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: I got on this thing last week and though the fire killed the screaming tree at it's base and destroyed Born X-Eyed, it did not effect this route, fortunately.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield Central : Chainsaw Willy (5.10d)
By: bob branscomb When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: I got on this thing last week and the fire didn't effect it, fortunately.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Revenge of the Pygmy Sex Go... (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: FA 1990s Ed DeLong, Norm Thompson.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Realm of the Venusian Sex P... (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: FA 1990s Bob Branscomb, Ed DeLong, Kristi Stouffer.


Location: OR : Northeastern Oregon : Spring Mountain : Chopper (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: I believe this is the route we named Chopper when we did the FA in the mid-80s: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall.


Location: OR : Northeastern Oregon : Spring Mountain : Summertime Arete (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: I believe this is the route we called Summertime Arete when we did the FA in the mid-80s: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Sugar Mountain (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of weeks ago and the fire did not effect the bolts or the rock. Still good.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hi Ho Silver Away (5.7)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of weeks ago and the fire did not effect either the bolts or the rock. Still in good shape.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Hand on the Torch (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned the shards from the fire off this a couple of weeks ago. It feels slightly harder now that a couple of useful holds were sluffed off by the fire, but it's cleaned now and doable.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield West : Take Some Petrol, Darling (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I led this a couple of times a couple of weeks ago and cleaned the shards from the fire off. It's not so scary now with those nasties off there.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : Second Helping (5.10a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I cleaned off the shards a couple of weeks ago and led it a couple of times. I believe it is plenty safe now. Those shards were sharp and nasty. Glad they're off.


Location: WY : Lander Area : Sinks Canyon : Fairfield Hill : Fairfield East : L. L. and L. (5.8)
By: bob branscomb When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: I cleaned off the shards from the fire and replaced all the protection bolts with SS bolts last Tuesday. The start is a little harder now but the fire damage is off. I was concerned about the fire effect on those old rawl 5-piece, although they didn't sheer off and the third one was a real bitch to chop off, so I wonder if the fire really did much to them.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Mosquito Coast
By: bob branscomb When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: This is on Supertopo from a year or so back. The Mosquito Bridge is a sort of spiritual home for us Placerville climbers from times past. Maybe gives the feeling we have for the place.

I drive downhill around the last hairpin curve, the last steep narrow drop to the American River. The Doug Firs and Black Oaks are thick down here in the shadowed river coolness. The sunlight flashing on the windshield through the bright green canopy of oak leaves, briefly blinding me driving from dimness to d... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Mosquito Coast : Antline Boulder Problem (5.12 V4)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: There are three other bouldering problems, not as difficult as the left side, to the right of Ant Line. Just around the corner to the right of AL is an edge about shoulder high. Mantel and pull onto this. Up and slightly left to a hole and then a pinky jam crack at the top, mantling over, is 5.10-. Going up and right to a nice big incut ledge is another 5.10-, with mantel at the top. Finally the smooth face in the blocky alcove on the right side of the rock goes by initially liebacking the ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Mosquito Coast : Ant Line (5.11a/b)
By: bob branscomb When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: Don Garrett free soloed this in the early 80s, before we had crash pads. Phew. Any wonder that the rest of us Placerville climbers were in awe of him?


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