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Photo Caption Location Date
Doug belays Bill up the final pitch.

Doug belays Bill up the final pitch.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Spontaneous Order (5.10a PG13)

Nov 17, 2013

Doug (belaying) and Bill on Seven Steps to Heaven,...

Doug (belaying) and Bill on Seven Steps to Heaven, at the Fortress.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Seven Steps to Heaven (5.10a)

Nov 17, 2013

Permanent Income Hypothesis, the Fortress

Permanent Income Hypothesis, the Fortress

CA : Central Coast : ... : Permanent Income Hypothesis (5.9)

Nov 17, 2013

With beautiful Fall colors and perfect Fall temps,...

With beautiful Fall colors and perfect Fall temps, Bryson (age 6) enjoys Tree Route at Sespe Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Tree Root (5.5)

Nov 10, 2013

Bryson Fienup (age 6) enjoys a stellar Fall day at...

Bryson Fienup (age 6) enjoys a stellar Fall day at Sespe Gorge.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall)

Nov 9, 2013

Purple: 5.4-5.6 Red: 5.9 Orange: 5.2  Yellow: 3rd/...

Purple: 5.4-5.6 Red: 5.9 Orange: 5.2 Yellow: 3rd/4th

CA : Central Coast : ... : Spire Routes (5.9)

Sep 11, 2013

Mugu Spire  To set up a top-rope, scramble up the ...

Mugu Spire To set up a top-rope, scramble up the corner of the spire that touches the parking lot. One bouldery move leads to easy 3rd/4th class.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Mugu Spire

Sep 11, 2013

Wild turkey - looking more Montecito than Santa Ba...

Wild turkey - looking more Montecito than Santa Barbara. Seen on an outing to Skofield Park.

CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara

Sep 11, 2013

Saw this amazing Skofield-local strutting around t...

Saw this amazing Skofield-local strutting around the neighborhood.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Skofield Park

Sep 11, 2013

Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through...

Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through the Guide's Area, at Bishop Peak.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall

Sep 2, 2013

Bryson climbs through the Guide's Area, at Bishop ...

Bryson climbs through the Guide's Area, at Bishop Peak. This particular variation is 5.8/5.9. There is an easier (5.5ish) variation about 8 feet to his right.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Guide's Area (5.7)

Sep 2, 2013

Bryson Fienup (at 6 years old) climbs Dirty Rat's ...

Bryson Fienup (at 6 years old) climbs Dirty Rat's Crack, at Bishop Peak.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Dirty Rat's Crack (5.4)

Sep 2, 2013

After leading Sword in the Stone (whose bolts are ...

After leading Sword in the Stone (whose bolts are visible in the left-hand side of this photo), you will surely be left wanting more of the route's outstanding patina. It can be yours by top-roping th

CA : Central Coast : ... : Sword In The Stone (5.10a)

Aug 21, 2013

Doug Steigerwald belays at the start of P2 of Tree...

Doug Steigerwald belays at the start of P2 of Tree Route, at Dome Rock. Visible near the beautifully stacked climbing rope is the remains of the root system of the (namesake) incense cedar that used t

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

Jul 29, 2013

Here is what remains of the incense cedar that use...

Here is what remains of the incense cedar that used to mark the end of P1 of Tree Route, at Dome Rock.

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

Jul 29, 2013

You can not talk about Dome Rock without referenci...

You can not talk about Dome Rock without referencing the many outstanding slab climbs. Here, Doug Steigerwald leads Red Mushrooms (5.10+), one of the Dome's better-protected slabs.

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Dome Rock

Jul 29, 2013

Doug Steigerwald climbs the left-hand variation of...

Doug Steigerwald climbs the left-hand variation of Red Mushrooms (5.10+), one of several great slab climbs on the far left side of Dome Rock. The Last Dihedral can be seen beyond Doug.

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Dome Rock

Jul 29, 2013

The top of Dome Rock affords one of the Upper Kern...

The top of Dome Rock affords one of the Upper Kern River Valley's best views of the Needles.

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Dome Rock

Jul 27, 2013

After having lead Red Mushrooms, Doug Steigerwald ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Bol...

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 B...

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 Wal...

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

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