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 Trad gumby tries to go sport on the Lion King, January, 2007


Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Last Visit: Jan 6, 2014
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Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : The Grand Wall (5.11a A0)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Sep 14, 2008

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Comments: I linked P2 and 3 for a long traverse. There's some rope drag but as you're constantly moving right it's not bad, almost like a tension traverse.

John's right about the Apron Stings start being a great way to go; it makes for a more much striking journey up the wall.

I thought doubles to BD #3 were fine for the Split Pillar. I don't think anything bigger is needed unless you're shaky on crack climbing or maybe if you have really tiny hands.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Sunblessed (5.10c PG13)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Aug 25, 2008

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Comments: I really liked this climb, which has a terrific amount of variety.

The p1 dike moves weren't hard but because of the way the dike angles left almost every move felt off-balanced.

P2 was a textbook thin crack.

On p3, we took the left finish, which I thought was the best pitch: a couple of interesting face moves, some delicate stemming, and an interesting, hard-to-read exit move, with bolts and a little thin gear wherever you needed it. You could easily do both finishes, which I would have ... more >>


Location: Amy Denicke : Tuolomne Meadows August 06 : Photo
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jul 25, 2008

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Comments: It's Tenaya.

More beta than you probably need: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenaya_Lake


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Blankety Blank (5.10c)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jul 20, 2008

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Comments: I agree that the second bolt on p2 should be replaced. The last gear was a micronut 10 feet below it. That manky bolt is the only thing between the crux and the anchors--or you and eternity, depending on how you look at it. P2 is definitely not safe for someone who could possibly fall here.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Beaver Street Wall : The Crack (5.10b R)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: Eases the rating? What do you mean? With good footwork it felt like 5.8? To me it just felt like 5.9 for a move or two.


Location: Rebekah : Addicted to Crack...I mean ... : Photo
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: Looks like the Cave Route (5.10+) on Battle of the Bulge. Was the gear five red BDs?


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : Sword of Damocles (5.9)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jul 1, 2008

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Comments: I enjoyed this a lot more than Hernia, which I thought had only a single interesting move. Sword had several places where you had to think a bit, which I don't mind doing now and then. Plus the huge belay ledge on top was wonderfully shady and had a great view.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Slide Rock State Park : The Center of Singularity (5.13b)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jun 10, 2008

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Comments: Dennis?


Location: CA : High Sierra : Bear Creek Spire : North Arete (5.8)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jun 3, 2008

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Comments: Ice axes? I'm not sure what those would have been used for. I'm not a great climber, but I managed to do this route in a couple of hours in approach shoes wearing a small day pack. I agree with stemming past the supposed OW crux. I thought it was very fun and pretty cruiser if you're not at your limit.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Big Sky Mud Flaps (5.10d)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Apr 30, 2008

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Comments: I was loving this route until I took a whipper trying to get to the last clip and broke an ankle.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : The Three Penguins : Right Chimney (5.10+)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Apr 30, 2008

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Comments: Another way to fire the exit moves on P2 is to pinch the rope groves below the chains.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Michael Ybarra When: Feb 3, 2008

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Comments: Any beta on the best months for climbing?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Photo
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jan 30, 2008

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Comments: Nice photo but why is he racking a sleeping bag?


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jan 23, 2008

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Comments: Great photo. I knew who took it the minute I saw it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Lucky Streaks (5.10c/d)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jan 23, 2008

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Comments: I agree that Lucky is MUCH better than the Regular Route. My favorite climb in the meadows.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Wiessner's Route (aka SE C... (5.7)
By: Michael Ybarra When: Jan 23, 2008

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Comments: This was a fun solo, with some really cool hand traverses, and great views.


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Partner needed for the Sierras this summer/fall Northern California PartnersMichael YbarraMay 30, 2012
re: Road Trip Packing ListGeneral ClimbingMichael YbarraMay 3, 2012
re: Aid practice areas north of LA? More options please.Southern CaliforniaMichael YbarraApr 30, 2012
re: Omega Pacific Link CamsClimbing Gear ReviewsMichael YbarraApr 29, 2012
Shune's Buttress mid April anyone?Utah PartnersMichael YbarraApr 11, 2012
re: resoles near Moab?Southern Utah DesertsMichael YbarraApr 11, 2012
re: Would you move to San Jose from Fort Collins?Northern CaliforniaMichael YbarraFeb 15, 2012
cody partner week of March 12Colorado & Rocky Mountain RegionMichael YbarraFeb 14, 2012
cheap place to stay in Cody?Colorado & Rocky Mountain RegionMichael YbarraFeb 10, 2012
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