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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Photo
By: Kevin Worrall When: Jun 6, 2015

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Comments: Another thing....

There is a first pitch below where the pink line begins. IOW the route doesn't start from the ledge where the pink line begins- don't try to traverse out there from the gully. There is a short third class section off the ground which gains a big ledge where the actual start is, and the first pitch climbs more or less straight up to a belay where the pink line begins. The first bolt is about fifteen ft up, at the end of a ramp that diagonals up and right from the ledge. Also to... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Photo
By: Kevin Worrall When: Jun 4, 2015

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Comments: Also, due to thick brush, the traverse behind Basket Dome from the North Dome Trail shown in green is not the best XC route to the bivi site. Better to leave the trail at the first low point just past the Indian Rock trail junction. Contour down towards a meadow area with seasonal water. Follow the west side of the draw until the angle of the terrain steepens, then cross the drainage and head east through almost level open forest - a clearing visible in the photo. The drainage is the headwaters ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Lower Cathedral Rock : Beggar's Buttress (5.11a/b)
By: Kevin Worrall When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: To put things in perspective, consider that Mark and I first climbed this route forty years ago, both of us were 20 yrs old. No cams, no bolts, no food, no water, no helmets, no harnesses, no sticky rubber, no whining. There was some loose rock and hollow flakes - welcome to the real deal. Climb around them carefully.

As to the route being "a grovel", I guess it depends on your definition of grovel. Just because the route kicked yer ass don't mean it's a grovel! It's hard and tricky and strenu... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Basket Dome : Photo
By: Kevin Worrall When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: The bivi site is accurate, the blue approach line is too far east.

From the bivi site, descend into the notch behind Acorn Dome, the smaller dome east of Basket Dome. From the notch, descend the east side of Acorn Dome, then follow its base all the way, over a small ridge, and back west toward Basket Dome. After passing the slabs of Acorn Dome, descend steep slopes east of the drainage under the East Face of Basket Dome, and cross the stream bed at the tallest, biggest fir tree in the gully. Th... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Base Routes : The Watchtower : The Thief (5.10d)
By: Kevin Worrall When: Apr 18, 2015

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Comments: Hey climbers

I don't usually comment here, but whoever wrote the route description must've botched the approach and groveled up the slot between The Joker and The Thief. It's more direct, but a better, cleaner, smarter way is to the right and then a short down climb to the start of the pitch. Casual to 3rd class.

As for an ugly finish? The photo looking down at the splitter crux is taken from the belay, That IS the finish. I think that says it all.

There is no second pitch or continuation on ... more >>


Location: CA : San Diego County : Eagle Peak
By: Kevin Worrall When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: We installed probably 100 double quicklinks, 2 per bolt, on most belay/rap anchors, and nearly all of them were taken by climbers who don't get it, and think their personal needs are more important. I also had my gear stashes pilfered more than once out there.

After building the trail, cleaning loose rock and dirt off lots of now clean routes, placing 1500 bolts, and placing 100s of dollars of what were supposed to be permanent links for everyone's convenience, my work and investment is done.

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Location: CA : San Diego County : Eagle Peak : Photo
By: Kevin Worrall When: Feb 17, 2011

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Comments: April or May 2 years ago. The California Poppy bloom is a yearly event on the south facing slope below the crag.


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