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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Sinestra (5.11) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Nov 13, 2014

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Comments: Nice pic Ryan. Gives a view of the ledge from where you make the crack switch.


Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Broughton Bluff : (5) Bat Wall : Lost Boys (5.10d)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: I'll agree, there's an upper and lower crux. I thought the lower was more balancy and harder to onsight and the upper was reachy and slightly strenuous, but more straight forward. Great route!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Pan Handlin' (5.10)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: The guidebook calls this one of the toughest 5.10s on the Main Wall. I found it to be less challenging than U1 and Landing a Monster. YMMV.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Landing a Monster (5.10)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: I thought the traverse and mantle were easier than the sustained thin jamming above. Cool route.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 19, 2014

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Comments: great DOF. great image.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Quasar (5.10a)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Agree with the comments above. The section between the lower and upper anchor involved some rock climbing above your last piece.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : The Fracture (5.10d) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: Great lighting!


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof : Trundle Trophy (5.10d)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Mar 30, 2014

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Comments: Agree with Jan, the new middle crux has improved the overall quality of Trundle Trophy. I'd climbed this route 20+ times prior and was so confused when I got to this new move. Very fun though.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Monkey Face : West Face (Aid) (Easy 5th C1)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: Only did P1 as we were pressed for time. Some notes: Andy's rack notes above are good, however I brought a set of brass nuts and didn't place any. I also had a full set of Stoppers and DMM alloy offsets. The offsets were very useful. I cam hooked twice, more for the experience. Not mandatory. Perhaps those spots are where the brass would come in handy. A fun aid outing, for sure.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Koala Rock : Thin Air (5.10a)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: We climbed the route with another party, joined ropes and made one double rope rappel to the south gully.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Rutabaga (5.11a)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jul 26, 2013

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Comments: We did this as one pitch with a 70m rope as well. We didn't have to simul, I just climbed up 4' to the ledge. This thing is every inch of 70m if you do it as one pitch. We rappeled it in two raps but had to downclimb that same 4'. Be careful if doing this as the rope does pop out of your device before terra firma.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Steins Pillar : NE Face (5.8 C2 or 5.11a) (5.8 C2)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: P1 - 5.9 (one move)
P2 - 5.7 C2F
P3 - 5.4 C2F
P4 - 5.8 C2F
P5 - 5.9 C2F

I placed a purple C4 twice, three nut placements (small-medium). Lots of tie-offs and quick draws. We made a stick clip but never used it. We easily linked P4 and 5. Rappeled as described above. This worked fine, but the summit anchor is a ways back from the edge, therefore there's a lot of friction. Very hard to pull the ropes.


Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Broughton Bluff : (1) North Face : Gandalf's Grip (5.9)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: 5.9+ is a pretty heavy sandbag. We rappelled from the top of P2 to the ground with a 70m rope. Doubt this would work with a 60m rope.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Big Guy (5.11-) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: Pieces are pushed deep. Rope is hard to see, but it's in there.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishop's Balcony (A1 PG13)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jul 28, 2012

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Comments: Some good images of Jack Miller on Bishops Roof on Ed Cooper's website.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northwest Recess : The Long Climb (5.8)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 30, 2012

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Comments: Please be conscious of loose blocks on this and other NW Recess routes. We were almost pummeled at the base of The Consolation by a very large block released by a party who was above the Mummy Crack (6/28/2012).


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Northeast Buttress (5.9+ PG13)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 23, 2012

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Comments: Although there are some mandatory wide sections on the route (the squeeze on P7, 5.8 chimney on P11) I wouldn't categorize the NEB as a "wide" climb. More of a whole body workout. It's an unrelentingly physical climb with lots of 5.9 requiring a variety of techniques.

I don't recall anywhere on the route that required true offwidth techniques (armbars, stacks, etc.).

I think it's worth mentioning that many parties do the route in good time. Don't let the comments above scare you. We star... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Bongs Away, Left (5.8)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jun 7, 2012

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Comments: Anyone know what the "hard looking and overhung offwidth" that arches out left is called and rated? Looks exciting.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Roof Area : Nostalgia (5.11c)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 29, 2012

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Comments: Similarly high in quality to Violator. Slightly more sustained as you near the anchor, IMO.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Mudslide (5.10+)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 27, 2012

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Comments: Dirty, but fun if you enjoy fists. Bring a couple Black Diamond 3.5s if you have them, otherwise you'll be walking your #4s up the second section. Still casual though.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Pigs in a Slot (5.10)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 24, 2012

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Comments: There are anchors at about 40'. Guidebook says you can traverse to the anchor of Gorilla if you go the distance.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area : Violator (5.11c) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: Good view of the lower crux also.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Metro Sector : Indecision (5.10d)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Apr 1, 2012

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Comments: We encountered the snake today too. I couldn't tell if it was a hiss or a rattling. 10' below the anchor in the crack. Never saw it but its in there.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Head Area : Indian Head : Goof Proof Roof (5.8 C2+) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: Where's the footage? Hook us up!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Spaghetti & Chili (5.7) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Feb 9, 2012

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Comments: Lower part of the flake felt committing. Nice photo...


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