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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Book of Job (5.10)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Fantastic route! The Don Reid book gives it one star, but it is at least 2 of 3 stars. Would be three stars if it did not have that ledge with all the poop and the bush growing out of the crack on the fourth pitch.

We did it in 7 pitches (the last two are shared by Braille Book), got to the top of Higher Cathedral Rock and walked off.

This is a physical and steep climb. There is a lot of chimneying, squeeze, offwidth, hand jamming, stemming, and huge bucket holds. Of the 7 pitches 4 of them... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments:


Climbed with Kia Ravanfar last weekend. What a fun day!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : West Wall : Vanishing Point (5.10b)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Are you supposed to escape left underneath the first roof (by the piton) or traverse right under the first roof, layback up the side of that roof and traverse right under the second roof?


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Wet Dreams (5.11a)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: "This is getting strenuous!"


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Sonoma Coast State Park : Goat Rock Beach : Sunset Boulders : Final Exam (5.10d)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: Here is a video of me sending Final Exam. Self shot with a tripod and a few takes.




Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Bouldering : Pyramid Rock : Pyramid Crack (V0 R)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: Video of Pyramid Crack ascent.




Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : North Palisade : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: That was end of May.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Farley (5.9)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: We climbed this today and made it to the summit in three pitches (could be done in two). The lower crux section of pitch 1 was not super burly nor lacking good feet as I was expecting it to be per the supertopo guidebook description. Fantastic route, get on it!

Pitch 1: 200ish feet. Climb the layback crack (5.9), continue up the chimney and yet still continue in the right-leaning layback (5.9+) to the base of another chimney. Belay here, in the double cracks at the base of the chimney. (Th... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Flathead : Chockstone (The Chimney) (5.6)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: A photo of the route:



Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Upper Spire : Thanksgiving (5.10a)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: Is this route misnamed? Isn't this the "East Face"? It has a scary offwidth at the top.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs : Lower Cliffs, Upper Tier : Fire Stone (5.8 R)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: This route is R rated as you will deck if you fall getting to the second bolt.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Pterodactyl Terrace, Left (5.10a)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: The guidebook rates this as 10a R. While slightly intimidating, the gear is there. Bring lots of small cams, small offset nuts, and plenty of slings.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Apron Jam (5.9)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Oct 17, 2010

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Comments: The first comment is extremely inaccurate. The smooth and clean corner provides for an excellent wide laybacking experience and, with the addition of the new bolted belay, is a great pitch to do on its own.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Buttress : East Ridge Route (5.7)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Oct 13, 2010

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Comments: Here are some notes on the pitches we did. This information may not be entirely accurate since I did this route a couple months ago.

We started the route beneath a small roof.

P1: Step over the roof and onto a slab. Climb left to a crack in left facing corner. Climb up the corner a bit until the crack becomes too thin and difficult to climb. Traverse left and do an exposed step across (5.7) into a corner / chimney. Climb up the chimney to excellent face climbing on big jugs at the top of ... more >>


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Sonoma Coast State Park : Dry Creek Sea Crag : Red Wall : Little Roof (5.10d)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 23, 2010

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Comments: I agree that the climb is a good trad route. The gear is bomber underneath the roof. Above, the thin crack takes small nuts.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 30 - The Rostrum : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: That took me way too long to lead. My left knee was bruised the next day.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 30 - The Rostrum : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: Brad, you are climbing STRONG!


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Warlock : ... : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: Thanks to Nat for hanging out at the base and snapping some sweet shots of us!


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : ... : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: Nice photo Nat!


Location: CA : San Diego County : Benefit for Micah Retz, inj...
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 17, 2008

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Comments: Here is the supertopo forum which has the original discussion:

supertopo.com/climbing/thread....

Darshan


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : More Funky than Monkey Rock : More Monkey than Funky (5.11b) : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: sweet photo!


Location: Brad G : Me : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: thats no self portrait. i took it! :0


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Rusty Wall : O'Kelley's Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: that is bad ass!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Green Arch (5.11c)
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: Jun 4, 2008

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Comments: nice


Location: Xtine : Hong Kong and Macau Climbin... : Photo
By: Darshan Ahluwalia When: May 23, 2008

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Comments: very nice!


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