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Location: CA : High Sierra : 07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine ... : Mt. Emerson : Southeast Face (aka the Wat... (5.4) : Photo
By: fossana When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, blame USGS :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Honeycomb Chimney (5.9)
By: fossana When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: If you top out there's a bit of sketchiness to get down to the Olive Oil descent walk-off, including a death block traverse and a 5.6-7 short downclimb to a step across. Overall the route was quite good.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Circus Wall : Just Desserts (5.8+)
By: fossana When: May 17, 2016

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Comments: Whoever retrobolted the crap out of P2-3 is an idiot. The bolts are ~6 feet apart on 5.4 terrain.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : Cirque of the Towers Traver... (5.6)
By: fossana When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: @topropetoughguy123 It's sister, but that's ok.;)

From Skurka's beta: West-side access is less ideal for a thru-hike. It’s a 4-hour, 100-mile drive between trailheads... And there’s no good route to Wind River Peak from Big Sandy: to avoid a loop or an out-and-back, it’s necessary to drop out of the high country for an unacceptably long time.

Skurka does a lot of enduro routes and his logistics info is reliable.

I didn't use pro, but an alpine rack should be fine if... more >>


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : Cirque of the Towers Traver... (5.6)
By: fossana When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: @topropetoughguy123
Parking at Big Sandy for that trip looks logistically less appealing if you're also planning to use that car for the shuttle. You could bribe some friends to meet you or use one of the pack outfitters in Pinedale to get your gear to the trailhead or Cirque.

As far as I can tell you only need a backcountry permit... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs : Hot Flash (5.8)
By: fossana When: Feb 17, 2016

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Comments: Excellent route with unexpectedly solid rock the whole way. The runouts keep it fun for those wanting more than a 5.8 cruise.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : South Face : A Song & A Prayer (5.10a R)
By: fossana When: Feb 13, 2016

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Comments: I led P4 and P5 to the blocky section today. With the sparse gear and loose rock it was quite heady. Ball Nuts are definitely needed unless you're OK with extra long runouts (versus just long ones).


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs : Hot Flash (5.8)
By: fossana When: Jan 30, 2016

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Comments: Note the wind forecast (which was off today in terms of direction and magnitude for the morning) and adjust. A mild breeze at the trailhead turned into major gusts at the base of the route. We opted for Classic Crack of Calico instead.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Mayday Malefactor (5.10c)
By: fossana When: Jan 19, 2016

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Comments: Sorry for the 5 year delay, sqwirll. The first pitch of MF is still kind of crumbly around the roof, but so is P2 of ST. P2 of MF is a nicer pitch that Sweet Thin. You can combine P1 of Mayday directly to the second belay on ST, but you may get some rope drag.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : Cirque of the Towers Traver... (5.6)
By: fossana When: Dec 11, 2015

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Comments: You're welcome Brooks. I originally had my sights set on the Grand Traverse, then saw photos of this. To top it off the rock is on par with Tuolumne. Have a great trip!


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : Cirque of the Towers Traver... (5.6)
By: fossana When: Dec 9, 2015

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Comments: thanks, Mees! Don't forget mosquitos and t-storms. It's definitely reasonable to do this in a day (or C2C) if you're in condition, can move quickly over more technical terrain, and in my case, don't have some messed up inner ear vertigo thing. I was able to do all but the final peak C2C :/


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier : Solar Slab (5.6)
By: fossana When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: @Nivel I don't think it's too bad as a solo. The first pitch feels steep, but holds are good.

Adding for the ropeless:

If you don't want to downclimb the exposed first Black Orpheus rap (or you miss the ledge like me) you can also go a tier higher and downclimb the pocketed gully. You'll end up linking back into the BO raps. This was originally shown to me as the lower part of the Chicken Lips descent if that helps.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9)
By: fossana When: Oct 6, 2015

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Comments: The rock is solid on P5 despite what you might read. The Unimpeachable Groping last pitch option is generously bolted 5.8.

To avoid any rope pull issues I'd recommend doing a single 60m rope rap from the notch to the bowl and just downclimbing the last bit of 3rd. You can also just downclimb it at ~5.3 (from experience).


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a) : Photo
By: fossana When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: How is the gypsy these days?


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Wolfs Head : East Ridge (5.6)
By: fossana When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: The best 5.6 I've done. Like Matthes Crest, only longer and with more exposure.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Matthes Crest : ... : Photo
By: fossana When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: I think so, Vanya.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : ... : Photo
By: fossana When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: I have not, will look for it. Thanks!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Range Enchainment... : Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral ... (5.7)
By: fossana When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Adding a link to the thread discussing Trevor Z's question:
mountainproject.com/v/conness-...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Inti Watana (5.10c)
By: fossana When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: For anyone doing the Resolution Arete link-up I added some beta pics on the Mt Wilson page for the Oak Creek descent, minimal thrashing and no more than 1 rap required.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson
By: fossana When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Adding photos to supplement notmyname's Oak Creek descent description. We did this today and it was fairly straight forward if you can see the landmarks (would be "interesting" in the dark).

Recap: If you head in the general direction of the junction between Rainbow Mountain and the limestone, more specifically aiming for the top of the wide brushy gully (far right side of photo, marked with a light green dot) with some triangular dark red rocks behind it, you'll end up at the right place to ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a/b)
By: fossana When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: Finally got around to doing this route, fun and highly varied. Thanks again to K for the retrobolt. There are cairns mostly marking the descent as of this weekend.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Sweet Thin (5.9)
By: fossana When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: It has bolts in some sections, but it's primarily a trad climb.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Lone Pine Peak : North Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: fossana When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Glad it was/will be of use, Phil.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Epinephrine (5.9) : Photo
By: fossana When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: I don't remember that Jascha's jacket got shredded on the route. I wish Patagonia hadn't swapped out the fabric on the old Fitz Roy (I think that's the model). It was almost indestructable as a climbing jacket.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Whitney : East Face (5.7)
By: fossana When: Sep 13, 2014

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Comments: From a historical perspective it's an interesting route. The climbing, rock quality, and views, however, are better on the E Buttress.


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