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Rock Climbing Photo: Bat Outta Hell pin

Bat Outta Hell pin

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Jun 25, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: not safe

not safe

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Jun 24, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: safe

safe

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Jun 24, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: El Cap Hual bag 2

El Cap Hual bag 2

The People of Mountain Proj... : csproul : profile photo

May 30, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: El Cap haul bag

El Cap haul bag

The People of Mountain Proj... : csproul : profile photo

May 30, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the backgrou...

Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background

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Jan 25, 2010

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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Thin Slabs / Thin Slabs Dir... (5.7+) : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: crop out the feet and you have a really nice shot


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : West Wall : April Fools (5.9)
By: csproul When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: At the top of the 2nd pitch is an old fixed pin with a ring. We left a cord equalized with a block on 8/16/15 and a locking biner to rap off of. We had a single 70 and had to leave an additional sling/biners at the top of the first pitch (I anticipate these will soon disappear). I think a pair of 60's would get you to the ground from the top of the second pitch. This would be a fantastic place for some anchor/rap bolts as the upper pitches deteriorate and are seldom done. The second pitch is one... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : West Wall : Arctic Breeze (5.10a)
By: csproul When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: Totally safe route, despite the ST description. Short crux and then more mellow climbing. Not great, but ok and worth doing if you're there.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 01 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: Just saw this in person, it really is amazing.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Calaveras Dome : Sands of Time (5.9)
By: csproul When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: Comments on pitches 7-10: as per the comments here we moved up off of the left side of 12 o' clock ledge and started the right facing corner. It was a 5.6ish pitch to the base of the chimney, on the right side of Tibetan tower. The next pitch (8)was the chimney itself. The start and chimney was ok but the rock at the top of the chimney was terrible, with lots of loose dangerous flake to get up to the tree (there are bolts climbers left on top of the tower). I would not recommend finishing the c... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: csproul When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Truly a classic route. However, there are some loose blocks and questionable flakes. Especially the flake looming at the start of the 4th pitch. Very hard to avoid standing on it, it's huge, it moves, and is right over your belayer...be careful!


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Hammer Dome : Gemini Cracks (5.8)
By: csproul When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: I don't think the rap from the top of the route would go with a 70m. Ours came up short. Luckily we had a second rope. A #4 is useful to protect the offwidth on the second pitch.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Hungry Homer Boulder : save me jebus (V-easy) : Photo
By: csproul When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Love it. A rare interesting photo of bouldering.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Main Wall : Lost in Space (5.10b) : Photo
By: csproul When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Love this route. Can be done as one long pitch from the ground.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: csproul When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: I like the blur. It gives it a depth that emphasizes how big the boulder really is compared to the climber.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : ... : Photo
By: csproul When: Aug 27, 2014

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Comments: Great picture. Just did this pitch last week and it's fantastic.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : DAFF Area : Daff Dome West Face : Blown Away (5.9 PG13)
By: csproul When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Couple of notes:
The belay at end of P3 only has one bolt, but there is a gear placement right next to it.
There is a newish looking pin in the crux of P4. It is nice to have since the gear below is just ok and you make a move to get up to the good placements in the dihedral.
I didn't see the bolts at the top of P4 but there was a great horizontal crack at the top of the dihedral.

This a fantastic route and I think the crux is still the start of West crack. There isn't really anything harder... more >>


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: csproul When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Love this photo. The look, the colors. Brilliant.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Black is Brown (5.9)
By: csproul When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: I'm not sure where people are getting that this is sandbagged unless they went off-route. After you make the awkward step-over (just past a pin), it's 5.8 face climbing to a crack all the way up. I did get confused for a minute and think that this route stepped back left into the crack above the step-over and the Reid topo makes it look like you might. I tried these moves and they were harder, at least 5.9, but I quickly realized that this was wrong. The Super topo draws it a bit more accurately... more >>


Location: Karl Hassler : Around here : Photo
By: csproul When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: Looks like Johny Quest direct.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.12a/b)
By: csproul When: Sep 11, 2012

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Comments: Spring still running as of 9/5/12 despite the dry summer. We didn't think it would be and carried 50 lbs of water up the slabs, which was brutal and hot. Had the route to ourselves. Simply an amazing and humbling experience that reminds me that I need to be in better shape!


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Glass Menagerie (5.13a PG13)
By: csproul When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: Up and left from the top there is a trail that puts you in the gulley between the N face and Hidden Wall. I have not been on it in a year, but there was a real trail at that time.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Invisible Airwaves (5.10c A2)
By: csproul When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: "Crux" traverse is hardest move but is over very quickly. The initial power lieback up the crack above is kind of cruxy too. I cleaned P2 and can't imagine how it would go completely clean unless there was some fixed heads just below the bolt(which there were not). It is a very thin seam before the bolt that wouldn't take cam hooks. He ended up leapfrogging the two tomahawks that we had. to get to the bolt and the one fixed head above the bolt. I'd love to see how folks get through this section ... more >>


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Father Knows Best (5.9+ R)
By: csproul When: Feb 27, 2012

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Comments: I think 5.8 maybe 5.8+ is right on for this climb. It does not, however, really have a crux and never really lets up. Unlike many other Stone Mtn routes, it continues at the same difficulty whether by a bolt or far run-out, making it feel harder. From the last bolt to the anchors fells pretty far.


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