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Rock Climbing Photo: El Cap Tower, The Nose, Spring 2013


Member Since: Sep 8, 2009
Last Visit: Jul 19, 2016
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Total Points: 303
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 103 | Routes 5 | Areas 1 | Photos 44 | Page Improvements | Comments 18 | Posts 18 | Stars 17 | Ratings

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Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Lone Pine Peak : Winter Route (5.7)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: The 5.7 knifeblade pitch is indeed a variation on the canonical winter route, but it's a cool short pitch. I wonder if it would still feel like M5 to me now! I will stand by it being harder than M2-3 though. Correct me if I'm wrong Shore, but I think you're characterizing the mixed chimney with that grade.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Lone Pine Peak : Michael Strassman Memorial ... (5.10+) : Photo
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Spring 2013. Have you done it, Luke? It's pretty awesome. I thought that the crux move on the last pitch was pretty wild. Linking this with Summer Ridge and Direct South Face/Winter Route makes for a pretty amazing day in the mountains.


Location: Hamik Mukelyan : Yours truly : Photo
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Yo--the route is called Northeast Face West, which is 5.6. Not a great name, huh =P


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (l) Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : Insomnia (5.11)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: There is a hive of angry (Africanized?) honey bees near the base of Insomnia. My partners and I were stung several times on October 6, 2013 while racking up for Insomnia. Watch out!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Electric Ball (5.11b PG13)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Sep 1, 2013

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Comments: With an overcammed BD blue or slightly undercammed yellow and a really good belay--a running backward at full throttle if you peel kind of belay--you might stay off the deck if you blow it at the lower crux. If you don't feel solid just downclimb--the gear and fall would be safe at that point.


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Ishinca Valley : Karma de los Cóndores (5.11+)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: What a route. The roof pitch might be one of the most enjoyable and most three-dimensional trad pitches I've ever done. Way to look at two impossible-looking roofs and think, "hell, let's have a go at it" to put up this route!

Rock Climbing Photo: Vitaliy M. on the 5.11 approach pitch to the roofs...
Vitaliy M. on the 5.11 approach pitch to the roofs.



Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Polemonium Peak : Traverse from Mt Sill (Easy 5th)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: Summit notebook is missing. Take a small one and a pen with you!


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : The Watchtower : Moonage Daydream (WI4 M4-5)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: Here's a little video from Moonage in March 2013.




Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Mariuolumne Area : Lamb Dome : Five Ten, You Wuss (5.10c)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Nov 9, 2012

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Comments: I think the rating was fair for Tuolumne slab climbing. Besides, the title says it's 5.10! :-)


Location: CA : High Sierra : 06 - Little Lakes Valley & ... : Bear Creek Spire : Northeast Ridge (Easy 5th)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: This is a really cool route to do in winter. No ice or whatever, but the scenery is pretty sweet (see photo)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Range Enchainment... : Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral ... (5.7)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Aug 25, 2012

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Comments: If you start at Tenaya Lake and finish at the Cathedral Lakes trailhead, you get to run down a good trail after Cathedral Peak and can take the shuttle back to your car. NB, the shuttles stop running at 7 pm.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 01 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Positive Vibrations (5.11a)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Aug 22, 2012

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Comments: Awesome climb! (Duh.) There is a very loose, yet chalked, block right after the first 11a crux in the little roof. I would avoid it!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : Duchess Pitch 2 Variation (5.10a)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Apr 16, 2012

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Comments: Some guidebooks show this as a continuation of the moderate Duchess routes below. It is indeed 5.10!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : Duchess (5.6)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Apr 16, 2012

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Comments: A couple of guidebooks show this route continuing through an alcove/overhang above the ledges. This is another route which is 5.10.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Lone Pine Peak : NE Ridge (full) (5.6)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Mar 14, 2012

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Comments: This ridge is 4th or 5.0 for very, very long stretches--5.7 definitely doesn't accurately reflect the difficulty of this climb. You can climb around all cruxes with careful routefinding, thereby keeping difficulties to low fifth. If you're OK with exposure, soloing this route or taking a short, light rope for the occasional belay will make this one of the most awesome outings of your summer (or winter, at least in 2012!)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Isles in the Sky : Route 1202 (5.10a)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: The rock on this route is very coarse and grainy. Protection is more fiddly than usual for Joshua Tree but reasonable. Not a very memorable route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Locomotion Rock : Leaping Leaner (5.7)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Nov 4, 2011

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Comments: Led this a year ago with the classic leap start! My toes got a bit beat up on the landing in the crack, but it was totally worth it. It took about half an hour for me to work up the cojones to actually jump (you can protect it by attaching your belayer to a slung boulder).


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (b) North Face : Northeast Face West (5.7)
By: Hamik Mukelyan When: Oct 25, 2011

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Comments: In a high snow year, NE Face W is a 5 pitch ice climb! The first three 60m pitches are AI3-, the fourth is WI3, and the fifth is AI3-. See pictures above.



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