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After Seven

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...

Led. Not nearly as hard as C.S. Concerto!

Apr 3, 2011

Nurdle

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Led.

Apr 2, 2011

Sherrie's Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

TRed nice and smooth. I was past the crux before I realized I was at it!

Apr 2, 2011

Knob Job

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

TRed. Jams were sweeet! Lieback was tricky on a hidden flake to the right.

Apr 2, 2011

Golden Needles

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cascade Falls - Left

Led both pitches. Very hard 5.8 IMO

Apr 2, 2011

5.6 Chimney Above Grant's

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led.

Feb 22, 2011

East Arete

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : High Sierra : ... : Mt. Humphreys

Led all pitches. Doing the full ridge is pretty long in winter.

Feb 13, 2011

Bongs Away, Left

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led. Exiting the 5.8 OW is the scariest part. I wish I had more 3-5 to make it less runout.

Feb 6, 2011

Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (4 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led P1 & P2 to reach Bongs Away, Left. It's easy to end P1 in the wrong location. Try the detached flake tunnel-through!

Feb 6, 2011

Church Bowl Chimney

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led. Ledge-decking potential for 120'! Fun chimney, but a little spooky.

Feb 5, 2011

Church Bowl Terrace

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

TR. Really physical with awkward & strenuous moves throughout

Feb 5, 2011

Church Bowl Lieback

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led. Felt really short. Good beginner 5.8 lead.

Feb 5, 2011

Black is Brown

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led. Bottom half was OK 5.7-5.8. Top half was insecure gritty face climbing with little pro.

Feb 5, 2011

Bishops Terrace

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led. Did alternate start & 5.7 OW variation.

Feb 5, 2011

Jamcrack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench

Followed Vitaliy up P1 for his first 5.7 Yosemite crack lead.

Feb 5, 2011

Bishops Terrace

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led as one long pitch. Barely enough rope w/ 60m!

Jan 23, 2011

Aunt Fanny's Pantry

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Led to TR neighboring routes. There were mosquitoes on the route this January - pretty much sums up the route.

Jan 23, 2011

Revival

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

TRed. A bit leafy. .10a face starting variation is dirty & sucks. The rest was fun!

Jan 23, 2011

Pole Position

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

TRed. Fell 3 times getting off route. Marky no likey slab!

Jan 23, 2011

Deja Thorus

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

TRed. A bit of work to set up, but I found it fun & varied climbing. Not too dirty or loose.

Jan 23, 2011

Jamcrack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench

Led both pitches & downclimbed 2nd pitch twice. 5.9 is short & easy.

Jan 22, 2011

Bummer

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench

TRed 1st & 2nd pitches w/o falls. 5.10c section is one move.

Jan 22, 2011

Lazy Bum

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench

TRed both pitches w/o falls. The lieback cruxes on both pitches are memorable!

Jan 22, 2011

Ejesta

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Led P1, which felt harder than P2. Wide part has a stuck cam in it.

Jan 17, 2011

Generator Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 18 - Generator Station

TRed. Ow my knees . . . Now to do it again! Maybe left-side in is easier?

Jan 17, 2011

After Six

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (5 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...

Led all pitches w/ 5.8 finish. 1st pitch was wet!

Jan 16, 2011

Commitment

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (3 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books

Led P1 & P3. 5.9 exit is fun and done as an OW instead of a lieback. P2 is wet at the crux in winter.

Jan 15, 2011

Jamcrack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench

Followed P1 and then rapped as it got dark. The 2nd pitch looks like a fun lead.

Jan 15, 2011

Anti-Ego Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

Led to Manazanita in 15 min. Fun!

Dec 12, 2010

Chicken Pie

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

Led. A little awkward, but not too bad or too long. Not at OWish as expected.

Dec 12, 2010

Just for Starters

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

Led. Don't know how close you have to stay to the bolt to 'be on route'. Easy enough about 4' to the right before cutting back over.

Dec 12, 2010

Sloth Wall

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

Fun lead, but the harder parts were over too soon! One of the easier '5.7s' in the Valley.

Dec 12, 2010

Unnamed

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

TR'ed. Crux is short, thin, and pumpy! Slab variation is fun too.

Dec 12, 2010

Pot Belly

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

Led & TR'ed & downclimbed 3x.

Dec 12, 2010

Pot Belly (left variation)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 15 - Knob Hill

TRed

Dec 12, 2010

Swan Slab Chimney

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led to TR Grant's Crack & finish with a 5.6 OW. Even easier the 2nd time - would be a good free-solo.

Dec 11, 2010

Grant's Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Did twice as TR. Short crux. Sweet jams! Start low to get every inch of crack.

Dec 11, 2010

Penelope's Problem

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Bottom is slick. After the first bit, the rest is bomber finger jams & over too soon!

Dec 11, 2010

Unnamed Thin Crack

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TR'ed. Face moves were interesting to figure out. Fun mixed finger-face climb.

Dec 11, 2010

Uncle Fanny

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Awkward but secure. Once you figure out the start, the rest follows easily.

Dec 11, 2010

B-1

5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Easy smeasy. Fun as a downlead.

Nov 27, 2010

Filch

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face

Fun OW to play with

Nov 27, 2010

Tiptoe

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Led. Dike is interesting. First bolt is a borderline runout, but the rest is fine.

Nov 27, 2010

Cranny

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Led. Tricky but good pro. Steep & intimidating, but good stances for placing pro. Intimidating exit!

Nov 27, 2010

Right Sawdust Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face

Led. Solid jamming, but strenuous to place pro!

Nov 27, 2010

Left Sawdust Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face

TR'ed after climb Right SDC. Thin, but not too sustained to play on. Good 5.10c intro.

Nov 27, 2010

Bat Crack

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

I like the OW! 1st pitch is the most interesting.

Nov 26, 2010

Mike's Books

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

5.8 direct start is fun, but a spotter is helpful! I like the wide nature of the route.

Nov 26, 2010

Pinacle Stand

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

Led 1st Pitch. Felt like 5.7. Haven't done 2nd pitch.

Nov 25, 2010

Crescent Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

First 5.7 OW lead. Led both pitches & did a linkup w/ more.

Nov 3, 2010

Crescent Crack Direct Variation

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

Followed & linked with Final Link. Hard with a pack on!

Nov 3, 2010

Final Link

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Crescent Crack Buttress

Followed. Nice way to end Crescent & link up with the Coffin.

Nov 3, 2010

The Coffin

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Coffin Buttress

Followed. Beautiful cruiser finger crack.

Nov 3, 2010

Rightside Variation

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Coffin Buttress

Followed. Definitely harder than the standard route.

Nov 3, 2010

Pentapitch

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Pentapitch Area

Led all pitches. The last one is thin!

Nov 2, 2010

Sasquatch

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Pentapitch Area

Fun crack. Harder than the Coffin, but still just a 5.9

Nov 2, 2010

Hatchet Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

Awkward. OW-ish.

Oct 29, 2010

Bushwhack Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

Led as a C1 climb. Then led it for real. Sweet fingers.

Oct 29, 2010

Penthouse Cracks

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TR'ed all lines. Got spanked on the .10a lieback. Everything else was easy & fun (sans the .11a start)

Oct 10, 2010

Swan Slab Squeeze

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Not too hard, even for wide. TR'ed. Now to lead it. Can place pro 2/3 up.

Oct 10, 2010

Unnamed Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TR'ed. Crux is transitioning to wide section. Now to lead as a boulder problem.

Oct 10, 2010

Snake Dike

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (8 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Half Dome

Led all pitches. Barely 5.7, and the best protected 5.7 slab I've ever climbed. Runouts aren't too bad if you pay attention.

Oct 2, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front

Fun TR.

Sep 26, 2010

March of Dimes

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front

Fun TR.

Sep 26, 2010

Deadheads Delight

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front

Fun TR.

Sep 26, 2010

Ace in the Hole

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front

Fun TR.

Sep 26, 2010

North Face North Couloir (right couloir)

AI2 (6 p) 

CA : High Sierra : ... : North Peak

Fun ice lead of 3 brittle pitches and cl. 4 scramble to the summit.

Sep 25, 2010

Puppy Crack

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Puppy Dome

Easy lead. Fun hands-fingers.

Sep 11, 2010

Northwest Books

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face

Led 1st pitch. Slick granite, but the squeeze was fine, even with a pack on.

Sep 11, 2010

North ArĂȘte

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (4 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : North Arete

Easy lead. Crystal pitch was fun. Staying true to the ridge for the scramble off adds some interest.

Sep 10, 2010

Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

Led 1st 3 Pitches, simul-climbed until last pitch. 5.7 variation was really sandbagged!

Sep 4, 2010

Nurdle

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

Followed Kenneth up both pitches.

Aug 29, 2010

Sherrie's Crack

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle

TRed. Got the crux clean & fell from carelessness at the slightly wider part above. Doh! Fun climb!

Aug 29, 2010

Southeast Buttress

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (5 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cathedral Peak

Interesting w/ wind & snow. 5.6 chimney was interesting with a pack! Led all pitches w/ 5.7 variations.

Aug 28, 2010

Northeast Ridge

Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c (1 p) 

CA : High Sierra : ... : Bear Creek Spire

Belayed the 1st & last pitch, simul-climbed the rest. Did a 5.5 variation in the beginning.

Aug 22, 2010

Aqua Knobby

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (4 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pywiak Dome

Led the 5.6R 1st pitch & 5.8 3rd pitch. Thrilling!

Aug 1, 2010

Northwest Buttress

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (14 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak

Simul-climbed the route, & was belayed leading the 5.7 direct finish.

Jul 31, 2010

Knapsack Crack

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : North Face

Easy lead. Barely placed any pro!

Jun 26, 2010

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : High Sierra : ... : Thunderbolt Peak

via N Couloir of Thunderbolt as a nice neve climb.

Jun 20, 2010

U-Notch Couloir

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 M1 (1 p) 

CA : High Sierra : ... : North Palisade

The last peak of a very long day as Steph Abegg and I made a good effort at a Palisade traverse. We descended the E Couloir of the U-Notch in the dark.

Jun 20, 2010

La Cosita, Left

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

Followed. A fun, steep route! Also TR'ed the 5.9 OW to the left - interesting & hard moves.

May 9, 2010

Pine Line

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : El Capitan Base Routes

My first 5.7 lead in Yosemite.

May 9, 2010

Hanging Flake

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Over before you know it. Good for practicing pro placements.

May 8, 2010

Oak Tree Flake

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Easy lead - it seemed more worthwhile to run it out rather than place more pro.

May 8, 2010

Claude's Delight

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Followed. Now to lead it!

May 8, 2010

Lena's Lieback

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TR'ed. A little slick but still pretty solid. Now to lead it!

May 8, 2010

Swan Slab Chimney

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. A little awkward, but not too bad.

May 7, 2010

Thrill Hammer

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Central Coast : ... : Tourist Trap

TR

Dec 19, 2009

Nipple Jam

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Central Coast : ... : Tourist Trap

Led

Dec 19, 2009

Subterranean Tango

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R (1 p) 

CA : Central Coast : ... : Monolith

TRed

Dec 19, 2009

Plaque Arete Right

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Plaque Rock

TRed. Fun, but too short! (Dates uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Right of the Plaque

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A R (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Plaque Rock

TR'ed with takes. The crimpers are sharp and painful! (Dates uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Finger Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : South Formation

Followed. Mock-led & cleaned on down-climb. Good Finger crack. (Date uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Slabby

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : South Formation

TR'ed. Felt more like 5.7. (Date uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Offwidth Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Pinnacle Rock

TRed. Good intro to OW/chimneys, but really no harder than 5.6. Dirty. (Date uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Bucket Prow

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Pinnacle Rock

Fun TR. (Date Uncertain)

Oct 3, 2009

Belly Roll

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

Led. Fun!

Aug 12, 2007

Double Chin

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Led. Toughest lead to date. Exposure was spooky.

Aug 12, 2007

Classic

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

TRed. Nate led.

Aug 12, 2007

High Exposure

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Followed. Head got stuck turning the roof!

Jul 27, 2007

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