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Tyler on the south summit of H&L Dome at the top of Pitch 8. One more pitch leads from the south summit to the north summit to get to the rap chains.

Tyler on the south summit of H&L Dome at the top of Pitch 8. One more pitch leads from the south summit to the north summit to get to the rap chains.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

Looking down the waterchute/chimney at the top of Pitch 4. The crux 5.8 move is right at the bottom and is well protected.

Looking down the waterchute/chimney at the top of Pitch 4. The crux 5.8 move is right at the bottom and is well protected.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

Tyler "tunneling" through the belay tree/bush at the top of Pitch 3 to get to the base of Pitch 4.

Tyler "tunneling" through the belay tree/bush at the top of Pitch 3 to get to the base of Pitch 4.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

Looking down 70' from the large chockstone at the top of Pitch 3. Note 2 bolts on the climber's left and 2 bolts on the climber's right.

Looking down 70' from the large chockstone at the top of Pitch 3. Note 2 bolts on the climber's left and 2 bolts on the climber's right.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

Tyler coming into the large chamber at the top of Pitch 1.

Tyler coming into the large chamber at the top of Pitch 1.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

On the summit of H&L Dome after completing Feather Canyon.

On the summit of H&L Dome after completing Feather Canyon.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Feather Canyon (5.8 PG13)

Oct 27, 2009

Vickie on the Letterman variation. Clip a bolt then muddle your way through the bird/bat poo. It would be a great variation if it weren't for the guano.

Vickie on the Letterman variation. Clip a bolt then muddle your way through the bird/bat poo. It would be a great variation if it weren't for the guano.

CA : Central Coast : ... : P-Crack (5.8)

Aug 5, 2009

This would be a good pic if it weren't for the old people in the way. Great views from here & the top of P-Wall. I often see people just hanging out here & at the Letterman anchors enjoying the view.

This would be a good pic if it weren't for the old people in the way. Great views from here & the top of P-Wall. I often see people just hanging out here & at the Letterman anchors enjoying the view.

CA : Central Coast : ... : P-Crack (5.8)

Aug 5, 2009

Getting ready to get into the crack.

Getting ready to get into the crack.

CA : Central Coast : ... : P-Crack (5.8)

Aug 5, 2009

Vickie grabs the lower rail at the crux of the climb. Leaving the crack & finding the lower rail is the key to this climb.

Vickie grabs the lower rail at the crux of the climb. Leaving the crack & finding the lower rail is the key to this climb.

CA : Central Coast : ... : P-Crack (5.8)

Aug 5, 2009

Mouse Maze (5.9) is shown is labeled "X" and is shown in red on the topo. You can lead (if the bolts come back) or set up as a TR by scrambling around to the right. The climb has a good mix of bolts and gear. You'll want to place a solid cam before you go over the upper roof.

Mouse Maze (5.9) is shown is labeled "X" and is shown in red on the topo. You can lead (if the bolts come back) or set up as a TR by scrambling around to the right. The climb has a good mix

CA : Central Coast : ... : Mouse Maze (5.9- PG13)

Jul 19, 2009

Red line indicates the approximate location of the Shadow Traverse. Depending on how high or low you traverse, it could be a hand traverse or a foot traverse, or a mix of both. Either way, it's good fun.

Red line indicates the approximate location of the Shadow Traverse. Depending on how high or low you traverse, it could be a hand traverse or a foot traverse, or a mix of both. Either way, it's good f

CA : Central Coast : ... : Shadow Traverse (5.8 PG13)

Jul 16, 2009

Topo showing A Little Nukey (5.9PG13). I would give this route 5 (out of 5) stars. There are a total of 6 pitches. I would recommend this route for a competent 5.9 leader. A few spots seem just a bit runout but nothing too severe. Note - the Moser topo in the Sequoia Kings Canyon Guide shows pitch 2 going right of the roof. Some creative trickster has now moved the bolts so it goes straight over the roof (5.9). Actually an improvement in the quality of the climb. Be sure to bring lots of long slings (and biners) for the upper pitches. You'll want Tri-cams for the "holes pitch". Plan on about 5 to 6 hours from car to car. I would say the climb is definitely 5.9, not 5.9-.

Topo showing A Little Nukey (5.9PG13). I would give this route 5 (out of 5) stars. There are a total of 6 pitches. I would recommend this route for a competent 5.9 leader. A few spots seem just a bit

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

To find the start of A Little Nukey (5.9), look for the obvious "shield" above you. You should be directly below or slightly right of the shield. The first bolt is a bit high (PG13) but not runout. If your first bolt looks really high, you're probably on an adjacent climb. The start is partway down a slope.

To find the start of A Little Nukey (5.9), look for the obvious "shield" above you. You should be directly below or slightly right of the shield. The first bolt is a bit high (PG13) but not

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

Jill all racked up and ready to rock. This is about 1/2 way from the rap station to the base of Little Nukey.

Jill all racked up and ready to rock. This is about 1/2 way from the rap station to the base of Little Nukey.

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

View of the rap route from the base of the rap. After rapping, follow ledges up and down that parallel the stream. A bit of scrambling is needed to get to the base of the climbs. Easily done in sneakers or Tevas.

View of the rap route from the base of the rap. After rapping, follow ledges up and down that parallel the stream. A bit of scrambling is needed to get to the base of the climbs. Easily done in sneake

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

Photo showing the "cat walk" prior to the rap. It's short, easy walk to get to the rap station. First rap is 100'. Second rap is about 200'. I suspect you could do the 2nd rap at 100' and downclimb the rest on ledges to the right of the rap line. Careful not to rap off the end of your rope!

Photo showing the "cat walk" prior to the rap. It's short, easy walk to get to the rap station. First rap is 100'. Second rap is about 200'. I suspect you could do the 2nd rap at 100' and do

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

The best way to approach is to rap in to the climb. Start from the geological area parking lot and walk about 5 minutes to the right. Drop down the obvious "gash" and do a bit of down climbing. We did it in sneakers.

The best way to approach is to rap in to the climb. Start from the geological area parking lot and walk about 5 minutes to the right. Drop down the obvious "gash" and do a bit of down climbi

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : A Little Nukey (5.9-)

Jun 30, 2009

Midnight Spire Access Route - Head to P-Wall, then take a left. Work your way along Jam Crack Wall, then drop down when you get to the notch. The north side of the spire has the two most popular routes.

Midnight Spire Access Route - Head to P-Wall, then take a left. Work your way along Jam Crack Wall, then drop down when you get to the notch. The north side of the spire has the two most popular route

CA : Central Coast : ... : Midnight Spire

Jun 14, 2009

 <br />A. Aurora Borealis 5.10d or A1 13 bolts (in about 30’!). To access the base of this climb, drop down from the notch and work your way counterclockwise around the Spire. Look for a belay bolt down low to protect your belayer from falling over the steep drop. Good aid practice. Note - it looks harder than 5.10d, but give it a try and let me know. FA (on aid) – Jeff Herbst & Kenny Craig, 1995. FA (free) – Ken Klis 1996. <br /> <br />B. Milky Way 5.9 * 4 bolts.  An interesting climb that you should do at least once. Crux is between bolts 1 and 2. You can tie in your belayer via a bolt on the block at the base of the route. FA – Jeff Herbst & Kenny Craig, 1995. <br /> <br />C. Full Moon (Original Start) 5.9 * 2 bolts + small to medium gear. Start at the “bush” and go straight up past 2 bolts. Bring a couple cams and long slings to protect the upper portion. An interesting route that wanders through several cracks and ledges. The crux is getting past the first bolt. A fun route worth doing at least once. Nice way to reach the top of the spire. Lead bolts and anchor replaced in 2009. FA – Jeff Herbst & Kenny Craig, 1995.  <br /> <br />C.1. Ramp Start (Variation) 5.6/5.7 * 2 bolts + small to medium gear. Start on the ramp to the right of the original start for “Full Moon” then join the route at bolt 2. Bring a couple cams and long slings to protect the upper section. You can make it harder by climbing direct or easier by wandering up the various ramps and ledges.  <br /> <br />D. Spire Access 5.4 Small to medium gear. Simply a way to get to the top if you want to set up a top rope. Protect with gear or scramble to the top making one exposed 5.4 move.  <br /> <br />E. Unknown Trad Route 5.6 Small to medium gear. This route is located on the south side of the spire (overlooking Foothill Blvd.). Continue up the left trending, crack/ramp to the anchors. There may be another TR on this side of the Spire that drops straight down from the anchors.  <br />

A. Aurora Borealis 5.10d or A1 13 bolts (in about 30’!). To access the base of this climb, drop down from the notch and work your way counterclockwise around the Spire. Look for a belay bolt down low

CA : Central Coast : ... : Midnight Spire

Jun 14, 2009

Cracked 3 of 3

Cracked 3 of 3

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

May 26, 2009

Cracked Routes 2 of 3

Cracked Routes 2 of 3

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

May 26, 2009

Cracked Routes - 1 of 3

Cracked Routes - 1 of 3

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

May 26, 2009

Right Side of Cracked Wall.

Right Side of Cracked Wall.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

May 26, 2009

Left Side of Cracked Wall.

Left Side of Cracked Wall.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

May 26, 2009

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