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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the topo of Nutcracker in the new Yosemite...

This is the topo of Nutcracker in the new Yosemite guide book, far less details (for those of us who need them).

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: This is the detailed topo of the Nutcracker in the...

This is the detailed topo of the Nutcracker in the old Supertopo Yosemite guide book.

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: This is the (lack of) level of detail in the new Y...

This is the (lack of) level of detail in the new Yosemite guide book on the descent off of the Manure Pile buttress. No descriptions, just a drawing. Not really useful except we know we have to find a

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The very useful fold out map in the new Yosemite g...

The very useful fold out map in the new Yosemite guide book.

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: My daughter Jasmine negotiating the start of "...

My daughter Jasmine negotiating the start of "Ariel's Brassiere" which I named after her sister.

NY : The Gunks : ... : The Clamshell Wall

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The vulture-shit covered GT ledge at the top of Wo...

The vulture-shit covered GT ledge at the top of Wop Stop.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Matt leading P1 of Wop Stop, about to do the trick...

Matt leading P1 of Wop Stop, about to do the tricky crux moves to the right & up from the small overhang.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.

The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Comment

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Sign as you enter Seneca Rocks. In case of emergen...

Sign as you enter Seneca Rocks. In case of emergency call 911. But no one could get a cell phone signal here...

WV : Seneca Rocks

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Bright red Scarlet Tanager bird, seen at Seneca Ro...

Bright red Scarlet Tanager bird, seen at Seneca Rocks, WV.

WV : Seneca Rocks

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: My daughter Ariel on a 5.11a variation we made up ...

My daughter Ariel on a 5.11a variation we made up on the bottom of "Seldom Seen", Lower Slabs, Seneca Rocks. Climb the thin face just to the right of the route.

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Seldom Seen (5.7 R)

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Jannette Pazer climbing Squiggles Direct, 2007

Jannette Pazer climbing Squiggles Direct, 2007

NY : The Gunks : ... : Squiggles Direct (5.10b R)

Oct 29, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Jasmine cruising the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks 3/...

Jasmine cruising the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks 3/18/2012

NY : The Gunks : ... : Lower Eaves (5.9-)

Apr 26, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Ariel on the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks, 3/18/2012

Ariel on the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks, 3/18/2012

NY : The Gunks : ... : Lower Eaves (5.9-)

Apr 26, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading a slab sport climb in Eleven Mile Canyo...

Me leading a slab sport climb in Eleven Mile Canyon, 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading Montezuma's Tower (5.7), Garden of the ...

Me leading Montezuma's Tower (5.7), Garden of the Gods, CO. 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me on a slab climb in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, ...

Me on a slab climb in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading P2 of Bonnie's Roof (5.8), Trapps, Gunk...

Me leading P2 of Bonnie's Roof (5.8), Trapps, Gunks, NY

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Gunks, NY

Aug 30, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : d. Harvest Moon to the End : Outsiders (5.8)
By: cliffmama When: Jul 16, 2016

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Comments: Loved this climb. Lots of varied moves, real jams, liebacking, corner moves, big step over an exposed gap, it has lots of fun moves and is well protected.
The MP description is incorrect. The bush has long gone, you can see a little stump deep in the crack. The first pitch ends in the small corner on the exposed right edge of the giant pillar. Stepping over the gap into that corner is one of the funnest moves on the climb and isn't to be missed!
Felt like a 5.7, but with enou... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : d. Harvest Moon to the End : Seniors in Motion (5.9)
By: cliffmama When: Jul 16, 2016

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Comments: Just had to add that I was also there on the first ascent, likely my only chance to ever get in a Gunks guidebook on a 1st ascent, and Dick forgot to add my name to the FA party. Sigh.

It's here now! -- admin


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiack Area : Pywiak Dome : Zee Tree (5.7)
By: cliffmama When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: We couldn't found the start of the climb. Part of the reason was because the base still was covered in now. But the supertopo guidebook shows a tree about halfway up in the topo. There is a prominent tree halfway up and the climb is called "Zee Tree", so we went over there to look for the start of the climb and never found it. After some fun wandering around on low angle slab for a while looking for bolts, we gave up. On the way back to the car, ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Seven (5.8)
By: cliffmama When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: As a Gunks climber who sucks at vertical cracks, I found both pitches to be delightful, with great moves and good gear. The 5.8 face crux was hardly a crux for someone used to face climbing. Absolutely loved it!
We finished off with the final pitches of After Six to the top. Very enjoyable outing!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Six (5.7)
By: cliffmama When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: If it's your first time on the Manure Pile, get the beta on the descent. The book we had was vague, and someone else on the climb told us to descend at a particular dead tree, and pointed to it. Turned out to be a "death chute" that dropped off. Luckily we weren't the only ones to make that mistake and found a tree with slings on it that could bring us safely down the the well-traveled descent trail in the gully. Found the oth... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : The Line (5.9)
By: cliffmama When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Question: I'm a Gunks climber, so I suck at crack climbing. Would you give this a G rating for gear? Are there decent features on the face to use as well for most of the climb? From the pics, it looks like there are dikes and other features for feet. Looking forward to getting out there on that fine, fine rock!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)
By: cliffmama When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: We never did it before, so for the first pitch, 150 feet of 5.6 G sounded good on a busy weekend, right? Don't bother. My partner thought the start felt like 5.7 PG-13. Then the upper section had a thick coating of old lichen powder on it, you couldn't move without getting crap in your eyes. Then the GT ledge where he belayed from was literally coated in white vulture crap. Luckily it was dried vulture crap, but totally covered.


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