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Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Kachina Spires : Photo
By: fossana When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Thanks, Wally. Fixed.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Durrance (5.7) : Photo
By: fossana When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: There needs to be an album of climbing-related disgust. This is one of my favorites from RPC of his wife after he left her the rack before the squeeze section of Honeymoon Chimney: www.summitpost.org/shirley-ready-for-a-beer-at/89467


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Frogland (5.8) : Photo
By: fossana When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Edited pic. I will take John's word, as I haven't climbed this route in 4 years.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : North Ridge (5.4) : Photo
By: fossana When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: Sibylle, I tend to agree that the 5.4 rating for this route is a sandbag.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Kachina Spires : Kachina Tower South (5.8 C0)
By: fossana When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Aside from the last 2 pitches, the route is more of a hike plus a few boulder problems. The setting and varied topology help offset the lack of sustained climbing.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower summit : Cinnamon Hedgehog (5.10a)
By: fossana When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Andrew, I just PM'd you.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a)
By: fossana When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: Thanks to Killis and co for the bolt replacement. Looking forward to finally doing this route.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Tenmile Range
By: fossana When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Taylor. It seems to be somewhat popular in the peak bagging circles based on the number of TRs.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Tamarack Lake Area
By: fossana When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, J. I can't agree with you more on what an amazing place it is. I feel like I have only scratched the surface after 15+ years of climbing there.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Goose : East Face / Goose
By: fossana When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Unless you really like lichen, I would recommend the direct start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Goose
By: fossana When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: The most efficient way to get off of the Goose without a rope is to downclimb to the west from the notch between the N and S summits (Sierra class 4). From here, you can drop down the talus past the Fiddlehead to pick up the Fern Canyon trail. This avoids to bushwhacking/scrambling nonsense you would encounter on the north or east sides.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Tenmile Range
By: fossana When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: I reviewed the area hierarchy options before creating this page. 10 Mile Canyon is listed as a cragging area. It makes no sense to nest a range under a canyon. The alpine rock section notes the Mosquito Range as an example under this area. As Tenmile Range is an extension of the Mosquito Range, it seemed more appropriate as listed. If anything, Quandary should go under the range.

P.S. Your comment is under the wrong page, btw. It should go under route.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cloud's Rest : My Favorite Things (5.10a)
By: fossana When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: We climbed the route on 31 Aug in very low visibility conditions with the smoke (couldn't even see the canyon floor) and had no absolutely no issues in finding the start of the route using the beta and photo on summitpost, which involves a long slab traverse that starts above the Pywiack Falls. The only thing to add is that there are two circles of bushes at point 5 that mark the start of the route (somewhat obscured by trees in the photo).... more >>


Location: fossana : assorted profile pics : Photo
By: fossana When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Ben. I wouldn't disagree with you on not wanting to fall there.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Cloudripper : West Chute (3rd)
By: fossana When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: As of July 2013 there is a newish sign for Chocolate Lakes. Description updated.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Thunderbolt Peak : Southwest Buttress (5.7+)
By: fossana When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: I spent a fair amount of time zigzagging to avoid loose rock on the steeper sections (was soloing). Would give it more stars if it were longer and topped out closer to the actual summit ridge. Climbing is similar to the Temple routes in terms of not being sustained, but the approach is more of a haul. Not something I would repeat.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Old and the Bold (5.10c)
By: fossana When: Jun 4, 2013

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Comments: Way to go wreck the route, James ;)


Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Dark Star (5.10c) : Photo
By: fossana When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Wow Patrick, this is an amazing photo!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Temple, Galey, Sill Travers... (5.7+)
By: fossana When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure who decides these things. Bottom line is that it's a fun link-up esp if you go all the way to T-bolt to make up for the chossy Galey section.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Cloudripper : Photo
By: fossana When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: thank you


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : Central : Fum : East Face South Side (5.6 R)
By: fossana When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Agree with Tony on the sandbaggery. I have no problems soloing most 5.6 Flatirons routes in my approach shoes. Glad to have climbing shoes on this one, maybe the hollow holds played a part. It gets a 5.7(X) rating in Jason Haas' book.


Location: CO : Desert Towers Show, Denver
By: fossana When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: This is a great presentation for fans of desert towers and climbing history. If you haven't seen it, go.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a)
By: fossana When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: I went first on the last standard rap with what I later learned from my partner was a slightly less than 70m rope. To avoid the last 6ft+ drop I scrambled onto a narrow ledge (climber's left), which looked like it might go. From here you can downclimb or swing the rope over and easily rap the remainder as it is uphill from the normal rope fall line.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : Seal Rock : ... : Photo
By: fossana When: Mar 20, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, this was useful beta.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers
By: fossana When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: I just received my Winds topo maps from Beartooth Publishing. The south one south one (1:50,000) covers the Cirque. It's nicer than the Earthwalk Press one. Shipping fees are nominal from Beartooth directly.


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