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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: My friend Raj on the route - it is nice and airy f...

My friend Raj on the route - it is nice and airy for a 5.8 and one of the best views you can have doing sport in Red Rocks

NV : Red Rock : ... : Dangling Participles (5.8)

Mar 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: A climber at the first crux of pulling over the fi...

A climber at the first crux of pulling over the first of series of bulges.

Asia : Thailand : ... : Equatorial (5.11b)

Nov 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchor looking down on the route

At the anchor looking down on the route

Asia : Thailand : ... : Equatorial (5.11b)

Nov 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at Equatorial with someone on it from abou...

Looking at Equatorial with someone on it from about 20 meters to the right of the route and 25 meters up on Thaiwand Wall.

Asia : Thailand : ... : Equatorial (5.11b)

Nov 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: From my perspective belaying the 2nd at the anchor...

From my perspective belaying the 2nd at the anchors the most obvious line is climber's right of the bolted line around the dark streak.

NH : *Rumney : ... : Toady Dreams (5.10c)

Nov 14, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: At Railay East Beach in Thailand

At Railay East Beach in Thailand

The People of Mountain Proj... : Ming : Railay Climbing

Nov 7, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NH : Southern NH and Seacoast : Deers Leap (Windham) : Hungarys Burnt (a.k.a. the ... (5.9+ PG13)
By: Ming When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: I thought the gear was tricky from the undercling large crack to the roof - so the PG-13 rating is appropriate though for a different section. I had to hang so I don't know what the right 5.9+ beta is, but it felt harder for me. It's hard to protect the move well. The upper part I had no problem with as I did it before for Goofer's Roof Right route.


Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Artist's Bluff : Artist's Arete (5.5)
By: Ming When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: Gotta do the arete move! It's a 1 move wonder but it's soooo good and airy. The pro is right at the move and you can double or triple up if you don't feel so secure about the move and the slab beneath it. The arete move puts the 2nd pitch into 5.7 range.


Location: NH : WM: Franconia Notch : Artist's Bluff : Standard Direct (5.6)
By: Ming When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: If feels like the block at the bottom of the left facing corner may be a little loose. It may last a few more years but I'm not sure. Be gentle with it and I think placing any pro using the block may only be mental.


Location: NH : *Rumney : 5.8 Crag : Romancing the Stone (5.10c)
By: Ming When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: I think the route is harder for the shorter (5ft 2in wingspan) people because:

1. The start undercling move I had to do a foot match to bump the right foot up and then rebalance...all while crimping on the undercling

2. Oh, and there is no way for me to put up the 1st draw (other than stick clip, of course) until after I did the move from #1...and the stab for the good hold. Talk about committing.

3. If you are 5ft 8 or taller you can skip the side cling crimp in the crack and just... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M... : Bourbon Street (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Apr 16, 2016

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Comments: Actually measured the distance to the bottom from the top as I had to lower someone who was not comfy with rapping - the anchors straight down is around 180-190 feet. BTW what are the anchors to the left of anchors of Cloud Atlas for? I guess it would get to the ground but with a 70 meter rope I had to angle left to the start of Toxic Gumbo and I can only get to there with rope stretch.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Raven Rocks : ... : Little Red Book (5.10a)
By: Ming When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: The pinch on the rotten rock after the 5th bolt is now gone - that block almost came off in my hand so I cleaned it out with just one good tug. So the move isn't harder but reachier now


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Murrin Park : ... : Jugs, Not Drugs (5.8)
By: Ming When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: Best 5.8 sport route in Squamish. The 2nd and 3rd bolts protects the crux perfectly. My wife's first lead in over 2 years since we had our child and loves it. Great jugs but not a total gimme that is slight overhung at the crux with closely spaced bolts for the aspiring beginning leader. Nothing else like it at Squamish for sure. In the guidebook it is in "Betazoid" and not Milkman area though it is the same cliffband.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Murrin Park : ... : Oscar's Slab (5.8)
By: Ming When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: Hrm. I must've missed the 5.8 moves even though I was dead center for 1/2 the route and then trended right - which is what the chalk was indicating what everyone was doing anyways. The thing can't be harder than a 5.6. Also this one seem to have been settled at 4 bolts to the chains.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Murrin Park : ... : 11b Staples finish (5.11b)
By: Ming When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: According to Squamish Select update from May 2015 the route's name is "Robin’s Route" and I think it has 8 bolts. Fun and technical


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Crack Addict (5.8)
By: Ming When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I think once it dries up and cleans up it is more of a 5.7 layback. The feet are really, really good.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Charity Case (5.9)
By: Ming When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: Crux moves are way easier than Gold Digger, which is rated at 5.8+, so how could it be 5.9? Sailed right past it the first time no problem. Got back on it again recently and it's fun but pretty casual. If you are a number chaser this could be a great first 5.9. Can anyone think of a softer 5.9 at Rumney?


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Crowd Pleaser (5.7)
By: Ming When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Yep I used an 70. You can easily use a 60 also if you belay from the top. The 70 I need to do 2 raps. The rope was not close to the ground from the top anchors to do it in one rap - from the looks of it I doubt an 80 will get you down in one rap.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Crowd Pleaser (5.7)
By: Ming When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Linked both pitches and belayed from the top of the 2nd pitch. It was around 150-160 feet and had to skip a few bolts on the 2nd pitch to keep the rope drag manageable (apline draws would've helped alot there). First pitch is one of the best 5.7s at Rumney - it just brings a smile to my face as I was climbing it and the 2nd pitch clocked in at 5.6 or so but the position is amazing - the arete is really airy and fun.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Main Cliff Right : Tipping Point (5.8)
By: Ming When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: The second pitch is stellar - a few slab moves to a headwall and a pretty cool pull over the lip of the headwall. Did I spot some blueberry patches at the tree above the 1st pitch anchors? That bumps the climb another star for me during blueberry season :)


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : B-B-Buttress (5.9)
By: Ming When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: First time back on the route since the new start. Kudos for the cleanup! The first bolt is in a great position now and protects the move! Solid in the 9+ range now with the crux being the starting move. I actually like this router even more now. Definitely one of the best 5.9s at Rumney.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : The Beastie (5.7)
By: Ming When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Watch out for the sap at the anchors. There is a lot of it and we got it on our rope. Yuck.


Location: NH : *Rumney : The Northwest Territories : Shine On (5.5)
By: Ming When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: I don't think it is the left most route anymore. There is another one to the left of it that goes at around 5.6 w/crux on the 2nd bolt. It's a bulge that is best done with a high left foot mantle.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Aperitif (5.9)
By: Ming When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: I think this is the best route at the crag. Just fun with monster jugs and very flowy movement.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Wine Style (5.11a/b)
By: Ming When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: Don't want to spoil it for people but it climbs easier than it looks. Too bad the fog rolled in so it was cold and damp when I tried the onsight. If you are a gym climber in the 10d/11a range you can comfortably lead through the crux of this one.


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