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Contributed Photos

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After having lead Red Mushrooms, Doug Steigerwald top ropes the left-hand variation (5.10c X). This quality face climb is protected by just 2 bolts for 80 feet of climbing.  <br /> <br />The orange dots mark the traditional path taken for this route. If climbing with less experienced folks, the path marked by the red dots is highly recommended. For this variation, start on the first 15 feet of the Last Dihedral and then traverse diagonally into the 2nd bolt of the the 10c. Climbed this way, the route goes at only 5.8.

After having lead Red Mushrooms, Doug Steigerwald top ropes the left-hand variation (5.10c X). This quality face climb is protected by just 2 bolts for 80 feet of climbing. The orange dots mark the

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Red Mushrooms (5.10c PG13)

Jul 26, 2013

Doug Steigerwald is past the crux and cruising on the Good Samaritan (5.11+) at Dome Rock.  <br /> <br />The first 80 feet of this route are protected by 4 buttonheads--most mortals will want to lead Red Mushrooms and then enjoy this incredible climb on top rope.

Doug Steigerwald is past the crux and cruising on the Good Samaritan (5.11+) at Dome Rock. The first 80 feet of this route are protected by 4 buttonheads--most mortals will want to lead Red Mushroom

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : The Good Samaritan (5.11+ PG13)

Jul 26, 2013

They're gone!! The two small conifers that marked the end of pitch one have left the wall. The incense cedar was found lying at the base of the route. May they rest in peace.

They're gone!! The two small conifers that marked the end of pitch one have left the wall. The incense cedar was found lying at the base of the route. May they rest in peace.

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Tree Route (5.6)

Jul 26, 2013

Nicole climbs the Finger Cracks (5.10b) on the Bolt Ladder Wall at Gibraltar.

Nicole climbs the Finger Cracks (5.10b) on the Bolt Ladder Wall at Gibraltar.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Bolt Ladder Area

Jun 23, 2013

Bruce climbs one the many free variations of the Bolt Ladder, near Gibraltar Rock.

Bruce climbs one the many free variations of the Bolt Ladder, near Gibraltar Rock.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Bolt Ladder (5.11 A1)

Jun 23, 2013

Bruce climbs California Flake (the Bolt Ladder Wall at Gibraltar Rock)

Bruce climbs California Flake (the Bolt Ladder Wall at Gibraltar Rock)

CA : Central Coast : ... : California Flake (5.10-)

Jun 23, 2013

Lock-off and reach. Aha!

Lock-off and reach. Aha!

CA : Central Coast : ... : Aha! (5.11a)

Jun 19, 2013

Katie works through the crux of Danger Boy, at Wheeler Gorge.

Katie works through the crux of Danger Boy, at Wheeler Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Danger Boy (5.11a)

Jun 17, 2013

Alexander B on Danger Boy at Wheeler Gorge.

Alexander B on Danger Boy at Wheeler Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Danger Boy (5.11a)

Jun 17, 2013

Alexander B pulls the crux of Danger Boy, at Wheeler Gorge.

Alexander B pulls the crux of Danger Boy, at Wheeler Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Danger Boy (5.11a)

Jun 17, 2013

Katie climbs Danger Boy (5.11a), at Wheeler Gorge.

Katie climbs Danger Boy (5.11a), at Wheeler Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Wheeler Gorge

Jun 17, 2013

Economique, at Wheeler Gorge. (June 16, 2013)

Economique, at Wheeler Gorge. (June 16, 2013)

CA : Central Coast : ... : Economique (5.10a)

Jun 17, 2013

Economique (5.10a),at Wheeler Gorge

Economique (5.10a),at Wheeler Gorge

CA : Central Coast : ... : Wheeler Gorge

Jun 17, 2013

Economique, at Wheeler Gorge. (June 16, 2013)

Economique, at Wheeler Gorge. (June 16, 2013)

CA : Central Coast : ... : Economique (5.10a)

Jun 17, 2013

Rap rings recovered from the namesake tree atop Pine Line, in Yosemite.

Rap rings recovered from the namesake tree atop Pine Line, in Yosemite.

Matthew Fienup : Miscellaneous

Jun 14, 2013

Bryson & Wesley below Rose Falls, Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Bryson & Wesley below Rose Falls, Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

Rose Falls, at low water. Los Padres National Forest.

Rose Falls, at low water. Los Padres National Forest.

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

Matthew & the boys at Piedra Blanca, Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Matthew & the boys at Piedra Blanca, Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

Wesley takes it all in at Rose Falls, in the Sespe drainage of Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Wesley takes it all in at Rose Falls, in the Sespe drainage of Los Padres National Forest. (Spring 2013)

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

Bryson & Wesley hangin' out in San Ysidro Canyon. (January 2013)

Bryson & Wesley hangin' out in San Ysidro Canyon. (January 2013)

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

A little jaunt with the boys up Rattlesnake Canyon, in Joshua Tree National Park. (New Year's Eve 2012/13)

A little jaunt with the boys up Rattlesnake Canyon, in Joshua Tree National Park. (New Year's Eve 2012/13)

Matthew Fienup : Favorite Photographs

Jun 11, 2013

Romain Wacziarg high on the route Permanent Income Hypothesis, at the Fortress.

Romain Wacziarg high on the route Permanent Income Hypothesis, at the Fortress.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Right Side Gully

Jun 3, 2013

Red: the Ladder (5.5) <br />Orange: Mid-face (5.6) <br /> <br />Yellow: Un-named face  <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li>This route is located right of Klingon and left of Mid-face. Leaving the horizontal ledge at mid-height requires a single, reachy 5.8 move. The route is otherwise about 5.6 and an excellent alternative when the Ladder & Mid-face are taken.</li></ul>

Red: the Ladder (5.5) Orange: Mid-face (5.6) Yellow: Un-named face This route is located right of Klingon and left of Mid-face. Leaving the horizontal ledge at mid-height requires a single, reachy 5

CA : Central Coast : ... : Gibraltar Rock

May 31, 2013

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

California Quail (Callipepla californica)

CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains

May 27, 2013

Petzl MiniTraxion device, my preferred device for top-rope soloing.

Petzl MiniTraxion device, my preferred device for top-rope soloing.

Matthew Fienup : Miscellaneous

May 6, 2013

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