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Member Since: Jan 30, 2009
Last Visit: Dec 1, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Excelsior (5.12d)
By: Kyle Queener When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: I had apprehensions before getting on this route. It looks intimidating and completely blank. I thought I was going to get completely shut down. On my first try I fell at what was the crux, a very hard section to read correctly as the holds are so small and far apart you can't see them until you're above them or know where they are already. I almost didn't give it another try because I was still slightly intimidated by it. Luckily I tried it one more time and got the red point. There was one sec... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Future Shock (5.12b)
By: Kyle Queener When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: This could be my favorite 5.12 in the park. Great technical movement, great history. Although I wish one bolt (the last one) was in a different location it is still a classic. You have to climb the crux on what could be for some, if you're like me, an uncomfortable distance from the last bolt. It's manageable and I don't think it's dangerous but I'm never too psyched to be out there. Most climbers probably are not as concerned about this as I am, but for the few who are, we should probably start... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : East Side : Monolith : Miscegenation (5.12a)
By: Kyle Queener When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: I've done this route numerous times now, and I do like it a lot. Although it always seems really hard for the grade. At least to me. In comparison to other 5.12a's in the park this could be the most difficult. I feel okay giving this a 5.12b rating. It has great movement, a low crux, and is mostly comprised of longer moves to great edges with some options for the finish depending which way you break off.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Monument : West Side : The Balconies : Lava Falls (5.9 R)
By: Kyle Queener When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: I've done this route approximately ten times now and still ALWAYS find it exciting and fun. One of the nicest ways to climb it is to follow the first pitch and continue on leading the second pitch. Since the belay at the top of the first is off to the right you can just keep climbing without ever stopping at the belay stance. Just continue on up and do the whole thing in one nice continuous climb.

I also believe this route is definitely climbable even on the hottest days if you wait for the wa... more >>


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.