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Member Since: Jan 30, 2009
Last Visit: Aug 20, 2014
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Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : ‹bermensch (5.14a)
By: Kyle Queener When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: Great route, good movement. I found I liked to bring my stick clip for the start. Doesn't really let up and I would say there are not any rests. Just enough there to clip and maybe grab chalk. Climbs more like a long boulder problem. Consensus seems to be 5.14a.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Power Dome : A Little Nukey (5.9-)
By: Kyle Queener When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: Instead of ending the third pitch at the 4 bolts way out left another option is to build an anchor while still in the crack which leaves the 4th pitch a straight shot up without any traversing involved. There is a good stance here and is not awkward one bit. We didn't feel like we needed tri-cams on the 4th pitch. We placed a few cams, a nut, and threaded some holes and stayed pretty safe.
The approach from the geological site was definitely the crux of the day. We did the raps with one 60m rop... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Subterranean Tango (5.10a R)
By: Kyle Queener When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: A nice easy way to do the bottom section is to clip the first two bolts and then lower into the pit and top rope the bottom section and then lead the rest. A good option for the belayer in winter months.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Rocket in my pocket (5.10d)
By: Kyle Queener When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: I don't agree with the statement that this is the best .10d in the park. It's good, but probably not the best.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : The Balconies : Lava Falls (5.9 R)
By: Kyle Queener When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Re-bolted in January 2009. Expect "bomber" bolts.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : Machete Ridge Area : Cuidado! (5.10c)
By: Kyle Queener When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Also Cuidado can mean "Watch out" or a "Head's up" kind of meaning. Very fitting for the holds you'll be pulling out on the way up. This route is open, but try to climb it on weekdays while no one is in the caves.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Post Orgasmic Depression (5.11a)
By: Kyle Queener When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: Downgraded to 5.10d. Great route, excellent warm up. Highly recommended.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Cantaloupe Death Direct (5.12a PG13)
By: Kyle Queener When: Jan 30, 2009

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Comments: This is an okay route. I would recommend Hot Lava Lucy before this. A good route if your breaking into 5.12 climbing, since its basically a top rope.