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Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the posting the photo. I think you've plotted the route correctly.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting the photo. The angle is a bit odd, distorting the features somewhat, but I think you've got the route correctly plotted.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting the photo!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting the photo. Here's your photo with the route in red that I always take.
Rock Climbing Photo: Edited photo of Right Corner
Edited photo of Right Corner



Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: I start the climb farther left, diagonal up and right along the big diagonal cracks in the middle of the climb, and finish farther left, up the left side of the summit pinnacle. Here's your photo with the red line which I climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Edited photo of Shattered Slab.
Edited photo of Shattered Slab.



Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting this.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting the photo!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : ... : Photo
By: Floyd Hayes When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for posting the photo!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: Regarding the cruxes, I thought there were two short 5.8 sections on pitch 5 and one short 5.8 section at the start of pitch 7, all solid and very well-protected. Fabulous climb! It was easy avoiding loose rock.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : The Crestones : Ellingwood Ledges (5.7)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Aug 23, 2015

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Comments: Here is a photo showing six options for the final headwall pitch. Option A or B must be the Head Crack pitch. We climbed option C, which seemed to fit the descriptions of other climbers who recommended climbing a steep, right-facing dihedral, but the move over the overhang was strenuous, feeling more like 5.9 than 5.7. The cracks to the right were lower angle and appeared easier, but we weren't sure if they ended on a ledge. Option F looked like it w... more >>


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : The Far Side : Far aka Let's Climb Naked (5.8 PG13)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I've changed it again to "Far aka Let's Climb Naked." I once met Ken Stanton on a trail and he said he had an old topo that he made for Far Side climbs, but I haven't seen it (yet).


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Seward Highway : Boy Scout Rocks : Main Area : Explorer Scout (5.8)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: There are a few "routes" on this face, easier to the left and harder to the right.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Seward Highway : Boy Scout Rocks : Main Area : Eagle Scout (5.7+)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jun 25, 2015

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Comments: Harder than I expected for 5.7.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : Overhang (5.9)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: The loose flake at the crux is now gone, probably pulled off by a climber. It's now a longer reach to the crack and harder to lead. Before it was 5.8/5.9, now it's more solid 5.9, but harder if you're short (I'm 5'10").


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Silverado Mine : Bolt Route (5.10b/c)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: The bolt held me during a short fall several years ago, but your warning is certainly appropriate--it's an old bolt. You can also get in a small nut several feet below and right of the bolt if you're climbing up the right side (visible in the photo), but it's not a great placement and may not hold a fall. The diagonal crack about 8' below and right of the bolt has solid protection (visible in the photo), but a fall onto it from the crux would probably be painful.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Angwin : Bell Canyon
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: Oh sheesh, I'm very sorry to hear that happened to you. I'm pretty sure the property has been owned by St. Helena Hospital for decades and water had been taken from the stream for decades, too, but the trails have always been popular for hiking and biking, and open to the public. The last few years the hospital invested a lot of money into upgrading the water pumps and pipes. I knew barriers had been set up but I thought they were temporary while construction was going on during weekdays. People... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Munginella (5.6)
By: Floyd Hayes When: May 6, 2015

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Comments: A video of the route is posted here:



Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : The Far Side : Koka (5.8)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: After leading it a second time it felt easier, more like 5.8.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : West Side : Machete Ridge Area : Old Original (5.5)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Feb 5, 2015

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Comments: A video of the route is posted at



Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: More details are posted at the SuperTopo forum: supertopo.com/climbing/thread....


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jan 26, 2015

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Comments: I learned from a friend that a lead climber fell 20 feet to the ground when a hold broke on January 24. Apparently the climber survived. The bolts are closely spaced on all of the routes, so I'm curious to know what happened. Bolt pulled? Poor belay? The only news I could find online (not much) is posted here:

napavalleyregister.com/news/lo...

And here:

lakeconews.com/index.php?optio...... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : West Side : Machete Ridge Area : Old Original (5.5)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: I have David Rubine's older guide, not Brad Young's newer guide, so I don't know how good the directions are for the alternative Derringer Direct (Bullseye Variation) start, which I highly recommend. I couldn't find much information online, so here's my description:

APPROACH: After hiking uphill past the steep south buttress of Machete Ridge you arrive at the lower angle southeast face. Just below the first pine tree (of five), scramble left across sloping ledges to the base of the largest groo... more >>


Location: CA : Northeast California : Castle Crags : The Ogre aka Mt. Hubris : Cosmic Wall (5.6 R)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: I enjoyed climbing the route again on August 31, but near the bottom of the descent I was chased a few hundred feet by an angry swarm of yellow jackets, which stung me about 15 times. I killed most of them, so hopefully it won't happen to anybody else!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Clyde Minaret : Southeast Face (5.8)
By: Floyd Hayes When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: Don't underestimate the route finding problems. For those who do the original start, the topo here and in Supertopo are misleading because they show 2-3 pitches of traversing to the right when it is actually just a little more than 1 pitch. I have uploaded (photo #25) a detailed topo of the first three pitches plus our rappel route (we realized we wouldn't make it to the top before dark). We wound up spending several hours checking out various ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Nutcracker (5.8)
By: Floyd Hayes When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: A video of the route showing each pitch is posted at



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