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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 460 | Routes 7 | Areas 1 | Photos 10 | Page Improvements | Comments 41 | Posts 20 | Stars 338 | Ratings 43
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Celibate wives

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch

OR : Smith Rock : (zz) Upper Gorge

Dec 5, 2015

Death Star

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport

OR : Mt. Hood : Area 51

Oct 23, 2015

Soul Crusher

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (2)

Sport

OR : Smith Rock : (d) Aggro Gully

Oct 21, 2013

Erogenous Zone

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (9)

Trad

OR : Smith Rock : ... : (3) Catwalk Cliff

Oct 17, 2012

Sidewinder

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1)

Trad

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Left Side

Oct 4, 2012

Soft Asylum

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1)

Sport, 40'

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Hidden Wall

Sep 26, 2012

Tangled Roots can Clog yer Pipes

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1)

Sport, 25'

AR : Shepherd Springs : Main Bluffline

Aug 2, 2012

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Hidden Wall

OR : Smith Rock : (yy) Basalt Rimrock

Sep 26, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: A good look at the full route

A good look at the full route

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Samurai (5.12b)

3 days ago

Rock Climbing Photo: Draws hanging on the route

Draws hanging on the route

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Celibate wives (5.12a)

Dec 5, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: In the business of Black Hole. Such a great route!

In the business of Black Hole. Such a great route!

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Black Hole (5.12b)

Nov 21, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd ice step in Feb 2015

2nd ice step in Feb 2015

OR : Mt. Hood : The North Face (WI3+ R)

Sep 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Feb 2015

Feb 2015

OR : Mt. Hood : The North Face (WI3+ R)

Sep 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of fixed draws in the cave area at the Zoo

Lots of fixed draws in the cave area at the Zoo

OR : Smith Rock : (y) The Zoo

Sep 1, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Below the crux on That 10d

Below the crux on That 10d

OR : Smith Rock : ... : That 10d (5.12-)

Apr 7, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Lucky Pigeon

Lucky Pigeon

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Lucky Pigeon (5.13c)

Mar 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Leaving the crack and heading out onto the face

Leaving the crack and heading out onto the face

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Soul Crusher (5.12b)

Oct 21, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Steep and beautiful!

Steep and beautiful!

OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Heathen (5.13a/b)

Oct 19, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : North 40 : Samurai (5.12b)
By: CritConrad When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Really attractive route. I was getting baffled/frustrated at the crux until I found the magic foot. Turns it into something like a V5 followed by funky 11- climbing to the chains


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (d) Aggro Gully : Scene of the Crime (5.13b)
By: CritConrad When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Everybody seems to talk about how heinous the mono move on this route is. I personally thought that move was the easiest of the crux sections. The start is definitely the hardest moves but there is a section up higher moving into and out of a diagonal undercling that spit me off many times from the ground.

Also, the book mentions going out left is bad style and I completely disagree. Even for someone tall it would be a massive move and would definitely make it 13c.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Steins Pillar : West Face Route (5.10d or 5... (5.10d)
By: CritConrad When: Mar 23, 2016

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Comments: Pitch 1 starts off not super great but the dihedral above is amazing. Sustained, and good stone with tons of gear if you have it. I sewed that thing up! we linked it with pitch 2 and even with lots of runners I was feeling the rope. Pitch three started off amazingly fun and then after the ramp quickly turned to garbage and leaves you at possibly the worst belay I've ever spent time at! pitch 4 starts off with some big exposure, loose flakes, and questionable gear. Once the bolt is clipped th... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Looney Binge (5.12c)
By: CritConrad When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: I'd love to chime in about this route. It's something I've looked at for about 4 years and always walked past. It was different than my expectations in a few ways.
1) the crux at the 2nd bolt felt WAY harder than I was expecting. To me they were hands down the hardest moves of the route and I was stumped for longer than I care to admit.

2) This route is way more of a traverse than I realized. The pics are a little deceiving in that it looks like it is a TOTALLY horizontal flake crack in a... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Dr Claw (5.11d)
By: CritConrad When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: one more vote for a non-contrived crux. This route was really a lot of fun. I even wished the "tenuous slab" up top gave you a little more run for your money


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Tiananmen Square (5.10c)
By: CritConrad When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: I had fun on this route, but I really can't get behind the idea of having almost a 30 foot runout while only being about 30 feet off the ground. Sure, it's easy but I found the gap between bolts 3 and 4 unnecessary.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - River Face : Time To Power (5.12c)
By: CritConrad When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: This thing is seeing a lot of traffic now with having fixed draws on the upper bit. The difficulties are fairly discontinuous but I think the crux is more like a stout V5 boulder problem and way harder than heinous. The jugs on the upper headwall are so much fun! Also,I was very comfortable skipping the crux bolt (it only increases your fall by about 4 feet) as well as the bolt below the anchors


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