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Contributed Photos

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Rock Climbing Photo: Help the Conservancy keep Yosemite clean and beaut...

Help the Conservancy keep Yosemite clean and beautiful

Forums : Northern California : Keep it Wild!

Jan 28, 2014

Contributed Comments


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire
By: Clayton Knudson When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Fun route, first wall for me. Can easily be done in two days, we spent a second night at the notch and had friends meet up with us the next morning via the falls trail to set up the tyrolean. Great way to end a wall with all of your friends hanging out, think we got 14 people across the tyrolean that day. Gets super windy at night right after sunset, plan accordingly. We brought a tent for the first bivy (pitch 8) and tied it down to cams and nuts in the cracks of the ledge.

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 14 - Cascade Area : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Nine Lives (5.11b)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Jan 31, 2015

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Comments: Great climb, found it hard for 11b. Gear/bolts are spaced but in good places. Long sling at the top for a knob would help.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 14 - Cascade Area : Pat and Jack Pinnacle
By: Clayton Knudson When: Jan 31, 2015

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Comments: Anybody have info on the climbs between desperado and nine lives? Bolted line to the left of nine lives felt hard and a bit dirty, is it new? The thin splitter just right of the chimney and desperado looks awesome, anybody done it?

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Dana Plateau : Third Pillar, Regular Route (5.10-)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Did this route or something similar July 26th, 2014. Didn't seem to find these pins mentioned in the middle pitches, definately did some 5.10+ climbing on poor, sparse gear with scary fall potential. I believe we were too far right for most of the climb, maybe somewher between Lenticular Limbo and the regular route or just on Lenticular Limbo. Try to stay on route. Also, found some bail gear that looked pretty new, if you think it's yours email me. No snow field traverse necessary at this time, ... more >>

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Owl Rock
By: Clayton Knudson When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: Anybody know the name of the 5.12 on the steep side of Owl Rock? It's really good if anybody is looking for a steep sport climb. Interesting movement on good holds mostly, second to last or the last bolt is a little loose. I would bring a couple hand sized pieces to get to the first bolt,the mantle to get to the first bolt can be a little sketch.

Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: The NDSU rock climbing club will be through here this weekend (Oct. 12th and 13th) with some new to the outdoors climbers. We are going to do our best to stay spread out but just wanted to throw out a warning to the people planning on coming up for the weekend.

Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Mar 30, 2013

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Comments: Up here yesterday climbing a bit yesterday(3/29/13). Approaches are still pretty snowy, icy in the steep spots but passable. Plan on the walk taking longer than you would think right now. The crack I climbed, no idea which one (slightly overhung), was dry. Sport routes are dry and friction is good with the weather. Anyway, place seems pretty good to go but there is still snow, ice and some seepage.

Location: Europe : Iceland
By: Clayton Knudson When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: going to be in Reykjavik from April 20th to the 28th. Trying to keep the commitment to climb outside every month of the year and would like to know a spot to boulder close to the city. If anybody knows of a place and or info on a gym in the area that would be super helpful. PM me and thanks in advance.

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Photo
By: Clayton Knudson When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: As an archaeologist i would be psyched if you called it a mortar cup instead. The "Indian girl grinding hole" thing turns out to be offensive in several different ways that have already been noted. Mortar cup is not derogatory to anyone and is easier in the long run. Sorry if that came off as angry or mean. I in no way intended that. Anyway, that's a great picture. I wonder what the rest of the site looked like.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Lamb Dome : Little Sheeba (5.10a)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Nov 2, 2012

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Comments: Super good route for beginners in the 5.10 range. Not because its easy, much more because it isn't but protects really well. Solid and sustained with great protection and pretty mellow at the very start to get out of deck range. nuts and small cams both work great remember a 3 for the top that you can't really see from the base of the climb.

Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Clayton Knudson When: Aug 15, 2012

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Comments: Anybody want to climb on Saturday with a safe partner. I'm Driving back from Yosemite to Fargo, ND and wanted to squeeze one more day in before heading back to no rock land. Wouldn't want to lead more than around 5.9 or 5.10a on this different rock. (701) 399-9661 or email at

Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Stratocaster Area : Unknown (5.10d)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Mar 22, 2012

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Comments: Great pumpy route with good sustained climbing. Definately one of the better 10s I've done in Red Rock

Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Sunnyside : Chick Flakey (5.10)
By: Clayton Knudson When: Feb 2, 2012

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Comments: you can easily go around the first bolt and belay from the giant ledge between bolts one and two. I would not recommend this though, the jug/flake to get through the crux is thin and feels pretty weak. Having the belay at the bottom should help protect, or at least give them a chance to adjust,if it breaks off. Otherwise I thought it was a super fun route.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Rain in Moab this weekendSouthern Utah DesertsClayton KnudsonMay 9, 2016
re: From sport to tradClimbing Gear DiscussionClayton KnudsonApr 14, 2016
Looking to borrow/purchase a chest harnessSouthern Utah DesertsClayton KnudsonMar 31, 2016
Need a ride? Cross country road trip.General ClimbingClayton KnudsonFeb 9, 2016
re: best crack climbs in the stronghold?Arizona & New MexicoClayton KnudsonNov 17, 2015
Moving to Moab in January Southern Utah DesertsClayton KnudsonNov 8, 2015
re: upgrading from subaru outback to ???General ClimbingClayton KnudsonOct 21, 2015
re: When to switch from ring locks to tight handsTrad ClimbingClayton KnudsonSep 2, 2015
FOUND ROPE, Yosemite Lost and FoundClayton KnudsonAug 29, 2015
re: Love Anasazi VCS - What's similar but stiffer (stays stiffer)?Climbing Gear DiscussionClayton KnudsonAug 13, 2015
re: Mattress/pad recommendations for climbing van?Climbing Gear DiscussionClayton KnudsonJul 22, 2015
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