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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : The Sphinx : Great Googley Boogley (5.10 PG13)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Here's a video off of YouTube of the FA of the "Great Googley Boogley" III 5.10:



Should give you a good idea of the first pitch.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Ellery Bowl : The Speed of Life (5.11b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: snowhazed: How do you advise linking up "Speed of Life" with the "Third Pillar Route"? Climb "Third Pillar" and then descend to "Speed of Life"? How exactly do you do that? It sounds like you could top-out on the "Third Pillar" and then angle down and north into Ellery Bowl instead of descending down Glacier Canyon. Would be nice if you drew a map ... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R...
By: Bruce Morris When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Yesterday I published a new updated and much revised version of a Climber's Guide to Ellery Lake Bowl (MorComm: 2016). 31 pages. All color. ISBN 978-0965023450. MSRP $19.95. It's available on Amazon at:

amazon.com/Climbers-Guide-Elle...

And will soon be available at Planet Granite and Touchstone climbing gyms in the greater Bay Area. REI should be handling it too.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Devil's Canyon : Mother Load : Chewy's Lookout (5.10b)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: The late Bill Waggs put up "Chewy's Lookout". His dog Chewy sat at the base and watched while the route was going up.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Demonology Cliff Band : Hidden Technology (5.11a) : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Nice little 5.11a lie back - finger crack 15-minutes from the Tioga Road & no one ever goes there. Guidebook-itis!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Waterfall Cliff : Clamydia (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Donkey Dong is only 5.12a if you head left at the top and do the mantel finish, otherwise, 11c. Some of the hold getting to the 'clams' on Clamydia have also broken off and down since the FA. Clamydia has to be 12a now for sure . . .


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : FF Crack (V4)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Bruce Morris, 1992


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Man in the Canoe (V2)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Chris Summit


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Nature Nazi Arete (V7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Chris Sharma. c. 1990.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Peruvian Flake (5.10a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 24, 2016

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Comments: FYI: I did this with Kevin Leary and Bill Taylor in November 1977.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : ... : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: I know it's usually TR'd, but this goes to show there has been a lead.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Age of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Dave Yerian and Merry McGrath did the FA of "Age of Darkness" in July, 1985.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : Olmsted High-Ball Cracks
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 2, 2015

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Comments: 15-20 feet? Without too much possibility of injury . . .


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : 1 1/4" Crack (V1)
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Can be done as a straight-in 1 1/4" jam too from a hang just under the roof. Much harder that way.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : Olmsted High-Ball Cracks
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: 30 ft with a lousy landing. Ankle/heel breakers.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Last Temptation Cliff : Chimps in Negligee (5.9)
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: There's a big yellow jacket nest up and right from "Chimps". Always has been there with swarms coming out and getting back in. Avoid!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Girls On Fire - Panderer Cl... : Girls On Fire Cliff : "Girls On Fire" (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: Going up September 4th to Tioga Pass to take some more telephotos of the cliff bands along the Ellery Dam Mining Road. Then I can cover all the routes on Mountain Project.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Ellery Dam Spillway Crag : Ellery Arete (5.11a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: I know Chris Falkenstein says that Urmas did the FA of Ellery Arete (5.11a), but I think he did the FA of the Spillway Arete (10d). So who in the heck really did the FA of Ellery Arete? It's got 4 new 3/8ths bolts that I don't remember back in 1990.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Ivory Tower, Center (5.10a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video from YouTube of a lead of the "Ivory Tower" - Center (5.10a) accompanied by Phil Collins:




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Ivory Tower, Left (5.8)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a side-ways video of someone suffering their way up Ivory Tower, Left:




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : The Thrill Is Gone (5.10d)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video by Ed Hartoni of Gary Carpenter TRing "The Thrill is Gone" (5.10d OW):




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Enemy Within (5.10-)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Here's a video by Ed Hartoni of Gary Carpenter leading "Enemy Within":




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Canyon Boulders : ... : Conan the Barbarian (5.11+)
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: I gather that the left-facing tips dihedral between the two Conan cracks has not yet gone free. Looks very hard to me. Takers? The Tioga Pass Rd. is going to be open fairly soon.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : Dog Dish Traverse (V2)
By: Bruce Morris When: Feb 23, 2015

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Comments: Yes.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Middle Cathedral Rock : Rainbow bridge (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: The first ascentionists of "Rainbow Bridge" (5.11d) were Chris Cantwell, Scott Burke, and me (Bruce Morris) in October 1980. I believe Bob Gaines et alia did the second ascent, down-rating RB to 11d.


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