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Last Visit: Jul 4, 2016
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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : Lower Brother : Absolutely Free, Center (5.9)
By: fisherman When: May 11, 2016

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Comments: We did this in 4 pitches, breaking up P2 into two. New looking rap rings are atop P1 and out on the face left of route, left of the perfect splitter on P2. New-ish rope around tree atop P2. Could probably rap this route easily with 2 ropes. We had a single 70, but decided to do the walk off. A single 70 might be close. Also spotted some tat around a tree to rap the approach gully.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Photo
By: fisherman When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Dooood yes! Pm'ed


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP
By: fisherman When: Apr 23, 2016

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Comments: Kaweah Traverse _ Big to Black


Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower : ... : Photo
By: fisherman When: Apr 22, 2016

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Comments: F-in gorgeous !


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Eagle Scout Peak : Dancing Deer Direct (5.7)
By: fisherman When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: In the last few years, I've spoken with a couple parties that have done it. They all had god things to say. Sounds like the standard, bit of loose rock and dirty cracks because of the light traffic.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : SEKI Bouldering : Wuksachi Lodge
By: fisherman When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: In the homemade map I've provided, Area 1 would be the boulders in the top right hand side of the map. The lower left would be Area 2.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : Photo
By: fisherman When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: Our approach was up a bit higher than this. We left the trail just after Hamilton Falls (brown streak in left side of pic), then found a narrow ramp (L to R diagonal line in center of pic) that leads into the right most drainage then up into the bowl. From the bowl, over a notch that is up near the ridge that is Hamilton Towers, then descended to the toe of the North Buttress.

Either way, it's a full-value approach!


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Chimney Rocks : Crystal Wall : Harmonic Balance (5.8+)
By: fisherman When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: My favorite slab route on the Crystal Wall.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI)
By: fisherman When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: The annual closure is in effect. 4/1/16 to 8/15/16. All routes closed between South Face and Full Metal Jacket on the South and East faces.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : Arc of a Biner (5.9+)
By: fisherman When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: A couple cruxes down low, the first crux comes near the ground with a tricky slab move left that is protected with ok cams/nuts. Then there's a weird knob mantel to get up to the 1st bolt. Sustained climbing throughout. Sometimes 10-14 ft. between bolts. Another full value Sequoia climb. You can start on Ticket Ride and move into Arc of a Biner for an easier start. Approach to the start of the climb is 4th/5th class dirty scrambling. Best to do this climb in two pitches and go right to the raili... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Little Baldy
By: fisherman When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: As for the 5.7 - 5.9 bolted slab climbs on the far right side (Bit by Bit to Sparkler), I find these climbs to be kinda hard. More ideal for those very comfortable at 5.8/9 slab. Kinda run-out on some of these climbs, plus older, original FA bolts - smc hangers, some 1/4"ers; pretty full value stuff. Take a 2nd rope to get off some of these and small/med gear will place in the the little cracks & flakes. May need to leave some rap gear too. Some new rap ring anchors and new lead protec... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : South Face (5.7+)
By: fisherman When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: What a great route! Haven't done it in several years and I was happily surprised at the great rock quality, fun moves, beautiful position, and nice sense of an adventure route. Approach took us about an hour, but I'd done it a few times years ago so I kinda remembered it. There is a small use trail (thanks to the deer and bear) most of the way down with short sections of plowing through bushes mixed in. When in doubt, hike near the base of the east face, especially after ladies on top and down ... more >>


Location: South America : Chile : Torres Del Paine : Monzino route (on North Tow... (5.10a WI1) : Photo
By: fisherman When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: Great shot Hans! Is this photo taken somewhere near Campamento Japanese?


Location: South America : Chile : Torres Del Paine
By: fisherman When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: Torres del Paine climbing permit info.


Location: South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : Torre Principal : ... : Photo
By: fisherman When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Yes this crack looks good, but we climbed left of this too, into the huge right facing open book feature.


Location: South America : Argentina : San Carlos de Bariloche : Frey : Torre Principal : Clemenzo (5.9+)
By: fisherman When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: We did this in 5 pitches, with a walk over on the ledge after P4, 60m rope ok, party of 3. When you find the green painted rock that could be the start, scramble up the 4th/low5th class stuff 10-15 meters to just before the harder 5.8 (?) moves.... felt much harder. Probably best to move the belay R to L on the white ledge after P2, but we pitched it out for a very nice and long ~55 meter pitch (long runners) of crack and chimney climbing. Again, felt harder than 5+, more like 6a. No pro in the ... more >>


Location: South America : Chile : Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro : The Coriolis Effect (5.11b/c)
By: fisherman When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: late Jan. 2016--missing hanger at P1 bolt belay. Can back up the one bolt w/ a blue dmm offset nut. Not much traffic on this route therefore lots of lichen on many pitches and crumbly foot holds and spinner hangers on P4 bolted 10c face pitch.


Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North : Scream Wall (5.10a/b)
By: fisherman When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: TR'ed this today and I'd agree, 10c thin face start is crux. Would make a heady lead.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : Photo
By: fisherman When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: did this rap in 2012 and we were able walk (zig-zag) 4th+ class down and do one 60m rope rap from a huge flake. left a couple nuts & a sling. maybe a bit left of the red arrows but its not too trivial.


Location: TN : Deep Creek : Thin Mint (5.10c)
By: fisherman When: Mar 29, 2015

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Comments: A cam (BD #1 or 2) in the horizontal before the shuts can provide some mental relief, but the moves up there aren't hard.


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Dog Boy Village : Golden Girl (5.10c)
By: fisherman When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: Golden girl is a great climb on good rock.

Finger crack 8' right = the Crag says it's 'Golden Finger' 11a. Crux is lie back at start getting into the crack. I pulled a big 7lb block off this thing so it's all cleaned up now, Lol.


Location: TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Roadside Wall : The Rose (5.10a)
By: fisherman When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: ^ Wow, 'soft 5.9' seems like a stretch. That's solid 10a for anybody, I would think. Anything to compare it to? And you probably had 'finger locks on a lieback' and not 'ringlocks'. Ringlocks are usually done on a straight in finger crack (vertical wall, not corner) where a ring shape is made with the the thumb and 1st finger, sometimes 2nd too.


Location: TN : Suck Creek Canyon : Roadside Wall : GPS Crack (5.9)
By: fisherman When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This climb is awesome! Stout overhanging start, short chimney, good hands, good gear, steep and exposed. Right up there with one of the best crack lines in the Chatt area.
5.9 climbers will struggle with this one. 5.10 climbers might say this is every bit of 10-, since the start is so pumpy. Way harder than Where Lizards... roof at TWall which is a 5.9 roof IMO.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : In Pursuit of Excellence (5.9)
By: fisherman When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: Super Fun! I thought the 1st 25' was the crux cause of pump factor. Wide was a lieback. Roof traverse easy.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Hidden Assets (5.10a)
By: fisherman When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: ^^^ Thought about that arete, but stayed in the corner and glad I did. Its the best part of the climb.


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