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Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Voyager Rock
By: Brian Prince When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: The hike alone is worth going up here. Very beautiful with some awesome boulders on the mellow approach slab


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : This and That Cliff : Tips (5.11 A0)
By: Brian Prince When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: Tips Thread


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : This and That Cliff : Cramming (5.10d)
By: Brian Prince When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: We instantly thought of P2 of Thin Ice when we saw this. It's pretty dang similar but a bit easier I thought. If you want more specific "in" beta, try straight in at first, then left side and a corner knee bar with your right leg (opposite the photo). Worked good for me, but didn't really seem too perplexing anyway. Awesome pitch, the rock is just remarkable


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Touch and Go Face : The Gold Hunk (5.11b)
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: Cool and easy to tr after Touch and Go. Would be a pretty intense lead even with the bolt.. Definitely worth doing


Location: AK : Wrangell St. Elias NP : The Wrangell Mountains : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Crazy time... and wow, just gotta love Wrangell/St. Elias


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: boy, just amazing light


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Amazing, I thought it was some kind of reflection in water at first


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 1, 2014

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Comments: That toe is so awesome! And the granite where the climber is just amazing looking... a smooth, curved transition from slab to steeper, and I think is the obvious transition on the whole of the upper east face. Amazing


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Alcohol Wall : Straight Shot (5.11d)
By: Brian Prince When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was harder than the respective pitch on Cloud Tower. It's a shorter crux, but felt pretty desperate for me. I did fall on both of them though... but CT felt very reasonable in comparison.

Could probably be top roped rapping from gin ricky


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 22, 2013

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Comments: On the Mt. Johnson note, I definitely agree, here's Doug Chabot's account of his and his partner's attempt at the east buttress.

publications.americanalpineclu...

A bit of The Elevator Shaft's history and its first ascent (with Jack Tackle) account by Chabot.

publications.americanalpineclu...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Future Games Rock : The Bendix Claws (5.11a)
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: This was one of my first 11 joshua tree onsights so I recommend it on that note. The crack was also harder for me, surprisingly. Extra blue-orange metolius was great to have and made it not too big a deal as far as pro. A real classic in my eyes


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Spiderman (5.10a)
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Yeah... hate. However, it is a beautiful line and really just takes some technique. I brought a bunch of wider gear and found myself wishing I had more in the #0.4-#1 size instead. One #4 was the only bigger pro I thought necessary. Beautiful, long line with sustained, proper crack climbing. Really great but, yeah, a tad grity in places.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: sweet shot of the crucifix


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Little Switzerland : The Royal Tower : The Jester (5.10 Mod. Snow)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Apparently this was renamed Arizona Highways after the first ascensionists took it to the summit. Climbed 7 pitches in 1999 and named it The Jester. returned the next year and renamed it Arizona Highways, from what I've read.

I'm pretty confused. It seems that there are three cracks at the base. The Blade (what Richard describes as the flake/splitter in the orange rock) and the two cracks that make up the obvious "tooth" or "V". Maybe the right crack of the "V" hasn't been climbed and/or named?... more >>


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : m (WI4 M2-3 Steep Snow)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: super lame


Location: International : Europe : France : Vallee Blanche (White Valle... : Aiguille du Midi : Rebuffat (Southeast Face) (5.10a)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/voie-rbu...


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Dome Rock : Anti-Jello Crack (5.10a)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 4, 2013

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Comments: Just have to talk up this route. 2nd pitch is just so beautiful and good. The 3rd pitch is pretty dang hard at the end but, yeah, easier than it looks. Definitely workin big time for a 10a though. It is usually very desperate for me. Last time my partner was workin the arete and made it look pretty casual. Unfortunately, one could bail out right at the beginning of it but don't you dare!


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Power Dome : Welcome to Courtright (5.9)
By: Brian Prince When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: Very cool route. No slab climbing. It's all on awesome holds and the rock offers great friction if needed. Very friendly climbing. Link the last two pitches.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Taurus (5.11b)
By: Brian Prince When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: Sweet route. The crux is really similar to the fracture; it's a big reach for a good fingerlock. But yeah, a good bit harder in my opinion and as the grade suggest. I'd be really interested to see/hear how a shorter person does this. Placing gear from the two side by side fingerlocks before the crux move took some serious effort! After that, yeah, it just makes sense to go to the jug and there was no way I could have stopped if I wanted to.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : Voodoo Dome : ... : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: What a strange, but perfect natural feature.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Hollister Peak
By: Brian Prince When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: A quick google search revealed... If I had to guess this is the obvious dihedral seen from the south end on hwy1. If so, good choice. Although, it was a splitter finger crack in my dreams...


And what's this about? From wikipedia "Hollister Peak is on private property but within certain days of the year the peak is open to the public to climb during holiday's and for Indian tribes for religious purposes"


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Hollister Peak : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: I've scoped it out with binoculars from every aspect I can get to. And this aspect is actually the least impressive imo. It's really such a shame... amazing looking crack lines, the perfect highline setup, steep and clean faces, the amphitheater on the west side, and a stunningly exposed, overhanging headwall (head down turri rd. for a sweet profile)... Would be a total game changer if opened..

I like the dream, Chris. Keep it alive!


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: Nice photo. It's also a great perspective on how far it would be to the summit from the end of the north buttress proper. A long ways to go! And then to come down the west ridge... crazy


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Hey awesome. Thanks Mostafa. I need to work on my mp surfin


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Excellent Adventure (5.11c R) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 5, 2013

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Comments: Holy guacamole


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