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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Stunning! Amazing adventure.

Stunning! Amazing adventure.

Australia : Tasmania : ... : Cape Hauy

Jan 5, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Hobart from the base of the routes

Hobart from the base of the routes

Australia : Tasmania : Organ Pipes

Jan 5, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: "Large blocks that look precariously stacked ...

"Large blocks that look precariously stacked are mostly just that."

Australia : Tasmania : Organ Pipes

Jan 5, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: On top of Rectory

On top of Rectory

The People of Mountain Proj... : Dmitriy Litvak : Utah2011

Aug 11, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Sphinx.  Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...

Sphinx. Original route 1985 starts somewhere in the middle of the main "head". Descent is in the middle of the tail.

South America : Peru : ... : Quebrada Paron

Jun 7, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Breathing hard! Cooling off with my tongue out.  T...

Breathing hard! Cooling off with my tongue out. The route was in 5.10 conditions at least. Wet.

WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Catenary Crack (5.10a/b)

Apr 25, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Calaveras Dome : Silk Road (High Times) (5.11 PG13)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Mind blowing climb! The crux pitch 10 is just incredible. The crux for me was the face move 2 pitches below. I could not figure out what to do there. Pulled on the draw to get through.

We could not find any rap anchors at the top of the dome. Left slings and rings on the tree and on the belay bolts lower. The 2 60's ropes do not reach the lower anchor. We down climbed.

As of March 15,2015, 3rd pitch is soaked. We went on Sands of Time for that pitch.

Thank you for the new bolts! Donate... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Slab Happy Pinnacle : Slab Happy Pinnacle Left (5.11a)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Feb 2, 2015

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Comments: Very physical from start to finish. Get ready
to chimney a bit.
We found brand new rap bolts on the face.
2 60 m ropes required to get down.


Location: Australia : Tasmania : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Nov 6, 2014

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Comments: What is that climb?! That's not the Totem Pole, is it?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Schultz's Ridge : The Moratorium (5.11b)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: Do not leave any food or valuables at the base of the climb. The crows have learned to unzip pouches. Took sandwich, TP, sunscreen from me and the lunches from others climbing that day. So beware, you might not find your diamond watch if you leave it there.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Schultz's Ridge : The Moratorium (5.11b)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: Pitch 1 belay is more of a rappel. The chains are easy to miss in action. Building gear anchor on one of the small flake ledges in the crack worked better for us. 70m could link 1st 2 pitches for a mega endurance pitch. Haven't tried it yet.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 18 - Generator Station : Conductor Crack (5.10d)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Felt harder than Butterballs 11c. 11d? There is no move on Bb that is harder than the 1st 20 feet of this climb. Bb is just long. This climb is awkward.


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Quebrada Paron : La Esfinge : ... : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jul 31, 2011

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Comments: Went through the middle weekness in the roof. That worked well, though I had a take there.


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Quebrada Paron : La Esfinge : The Original Route (5.10d R)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jul 31, 2011

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Comments: We carried/hauled our sleeping bags to the bivy ledge. Unless you are a sado-masochist, I do not recommend this option. Most slower parties fix the lower pitches on the first day and climb the rest of the route the next day.

Nonetheless, I must say that it was fun to sleep on the ledge.
The next day, we threw our stuff down the wall. Totally illegal! And I was sorry I opted for this scenario as there were people below us.
Did a lot of damage to our gear. Tie your bag opening real well and ... more >>


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Quebrada Paron
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
2009/2010 Revised Edition
Guidebook by Brad Johnson

Spanish language book by Desnivel. Not very detailed but includes
Cordillera Huayhuash and many other routes not in Johnson's book.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Gill's Buttress : Gill's Nose (5.11c) : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: Just out there!


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 07 - Railroad Tr... : Railroad Amphitheater : Catenary Crack (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Apr 25, 2011

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Comments: Burt Linquist on belay saves the day with a handy belay and a photogenic shirt! Thanks Burt!



Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Front Side aka El Toro : ... : Land of the Free (5.12b PG13)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: Awesome adventure! This route needs more traffic. So, skip Potrero cleaning days and go clean some weeds and rocks off this route.
The first pitch 11d pocketed "face" is the money pitch and the crux of the original line IMO. A very rude awakening.
The 11c/d pitch before the last one (12b), seemed way easier than 10d pitch downstairs. So, it may be a typo.


Location: North America : Mexico
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: Flying back to the states, do not put ropes or cams into your carry-on.
You will get turned around and will have to pack them into your luggage.

Potrero was very safe. Good time to visit it this year as the place is not busy at all. People not coming down probably due to the economy.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Hawk's Nest : Vivesection (5.11a)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: If you cannot onsight 5.11a at the lake, check the gear before you go.
Might save you an ankle or more. Gear is really tricky at the start.


Location: MN : Tettegouche SP (North Shore... : Palisade Head : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Jul 19, 2010

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Comments: At least it was not as hot as Devils Lake.
Outstanding moment!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 01 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: What is the season for the Hulk?
Is it climbable around Memorial Day ever?


Location: WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Y-Crack Wall : Ten High (5.10+)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Apr 12, 2010

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Comments: I attempted to climb a variation of this route. Instead of going right after the initial double crack section, I rejoined "Early Times" at the bolts. From the ledge, there goes an obvious right slanting crack.

More than anything, the crack is committing at the last move as you would be climbing 5.10 above the ET ledge with no gear to keep you from bouncing off it (which I did a little bit).

Is this an established variation?
I pulled off a huge flake on the head wall. So, it does not get c... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pedestal Buttress : The Stretcher (5.9+) : Photo
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Apr 6, 2010

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Comments: Yeah, exactly Nick. A formality in case the park rangers or tourists happen to watch. :)


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : East Bluff 04 - East Rampar... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest : Prime Rib (5.9+)
By: Dmitriy Litvak When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Nice lead with a little gearless run above thin gear towards the top. Don't skip any gear ops. Should be attempted by a confident 9+ leader only. Gave it pg13 based on the difficulty of finding good gear in 1 spot. Is this right?


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