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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Killer Whale (5.12a)
By: Brian Prince When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: well then maybe you'd like to answer what fk is with the face moves to start this thing out? did, god forbid, something freaking break? i want that classic status prediction to come true as well, but the thing seemed blank and gravely as hell. time will tell... hmmmmm... i pulled on a couple bolts. upper bit is good no doubt.

oh, also..

We go toff this/bony fingers with one 70m. int. anchor was equipped.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Fairangel Gap and Valley : ... : Tunnel Vision (5.11d)
By: Brian Prince When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: good clean fun. and conducive to running some lapz.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Lost Wall : Terror Vision (5.11d)
By: Brian Prince When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: this is a cool and unique route for sure. interesting to see chalk as well, but assume it never gets washed off..

getting to the the corner is pretty tough, mostly cause it's so frkn steep! corner is mostly cruiser until what amounts to a little boulder problem with a pin at your chest and a bolt a ft. below that. was tic'd pretty good but I couldn't figure out how to use them. pitch is practically fully bolted. still wild. and, as cou... more >>


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Anchorage & South Central I... : tikchik lake domes
By: Brian Prince When: Jul 6, 2016

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Comments: climbing.com/news/respect-your...


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Glacier Creek Drainage and ... : Didilkama : The Quartz Crack (5.11a)
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 23, 2016

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Comments: Pretty sure I climbed this thing last summer and pretty sure it was the crack to the right of the guy aiding in Kelsey's photo. Pitch is good for sure, but the good part is like 20 ft. long. Didn't find an anchor on top of it. Downclimbed to the right back to the ledge on top of pitch 1.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : ... : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: long lost siblings in the sierra
long lost siblings in the sierra



Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Kings Canyon : North Dome : North of Eden (5.10+)
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: got a topo or anything for that route dude? let's do it! a tall cool one also seems awesome, though I've been told some loose rock make it a death route. north of eden made for a good day. i'd say any route on north dome is worth doing just for the views, freakin incredible.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Levity's End (5.10 R)
By: Brian Prince When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: not quite the classic i was expecting, mainly just cause it's so runout. would have a hard time recommending it. cool route for sure but dang, watch out for that 4th pitch. and come on LC, even the guide gives that pitch 5.8! last pitch is also very heads up. not too bad if you find the right way, but could bail left if you're not feeling it.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Kings Canyon : North Mountain : Nowhere To Run (5.11a)
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: Top rap anchors have been replaced. Take some cord for the rest of the raps. Not sure if the last pitch could be rapped with a 70m..

To find it. Park near the stables (was told we can't park at the stables) and hike to the buttress. Once you get to the toe, head up and left just a bit and then cut back right and scramble up to the dirty first pitch.

On the confusing 4th pitch, it's obvious off the belay but it gets... confusing.

No need for 6 x #1's and whatever else the guide recommen... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Modern Guilt (5.12) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: the perp himself!


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : The Watchtower : Tokopah Falls (WI4)
By: Brian Prince When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: The large boulder on top, to the left of the tree, also has a 2 bolt anchor on it


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : Wailing Banshees (5.11a PG13)
By: Brian Prince When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: once saw a guy whip repeatedly off the jug rail after the first bolt.. looked really violent but he/she kept going for it so it must not be too bad! this thing is every bit as classic as its neighbors.. and is the only way to sneak in a tr on the scirocco arete if you're into that, oh yeah


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Mount Watkins
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 17, 2016

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Comments: hey cool man, thanks. glad my comment lit a little fire :)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Mount Watkins
By: Brian Prince When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: the watkins pinnacles aint unclimbed


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : The Subliminal Verses (5.10a/b)
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: Here's V on the approach we used, pretty much a trail the whole way. spiky balls everywhere? naw not really

Rock Climbing Photo: bush whacking
bush whacking



Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : The Subliminal Verses (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: Yo dawg, you drew this wrong


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : The Prow (5.12b)
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: To me, the lower face section is the crux for sure, and definitely tricky gear. The finger crack is amazing 5.11 fingers.. can't be harder than, say, espresso crack, yeah?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Tombstone : Old School Executioner (5.12)
By: Brian Prince When: Jan 5, 2016

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Comments: this thing is a friggin gem! like wow.. I'll admit to having toproped it first (though perhaps not into submission), which is easy to do after climbing tombstone crack or another. the extension looks ridiculous, maybe in a good way, but I can't say..


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Witch : Pegleg (5.11d PG13)
By: Brian Prince When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: I've tr'd this one and it feels wayy harder than AA. And, from the look of it, the gear is not there for a good bit... I guess it all depends on your stemming game.

Wow. this thing is seriously. flippin. crazy!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Time's Up (5.11+)
By: Brian Prince When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Can rap the first 4 with one 60m easily.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Fear and Loathing (5.10+)
By: Brian Prince When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: really nice route.a #5 could definitely be used on the top of the 2nd pitch if you don't want to squeeze way inside.

Here's a pic of Gemstone. First pitch, at least, is definitely worth doing if up there. It is easy and quick to get to from the approach gully-gemstone gully notch. Can also get off with one 60 from the tricam shit anchor.

Rock Climbing Photo: gemstone
gemstone



Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 22 - Five and Dime Cliff : Five and Dime (5.10d)
By: Brian Prince When: Nov 11, 2015

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Comments: 100% agree


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : The Don Juan Wall (5.11b)
By: Brian Prince When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Would recommend linking 3+4 over 2+3 (unless crux doesn't faze you).

If there is a (slow) party on Thin Ice, the direct start to Don Juan goes fairly reasonably. Pro is a little funky getting to the big flake, I clipped the second bolt or so on tradewinds. Pro is also a little weird once in the flake but it's pretty secure. So anyway, if you just can't wait, it goes.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Little Baldy : Welcome to Little Baldy (5.10a)
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: The last two pitches are pretty dang classic and the first two are definitely good at times. I thought the beginning of the 2nd and beginning of the 4th to be pretty heads up. At the end of the 3rd, one should downclimb a short ways to belay. Linking 3 and 4 is good beta except i thought the #5 was nice to have on the 4th. The 2nd pitch might be 5.9 if clean, but the 4th is clean and for sure 5.10. Didn't know limpingcrab was a sandbagger ;)

I'm curious how most people choose to... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Big Baldy : Stickup (5.10+ A0) : Photo
By: Brian Prince When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: dang that looks good!


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