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He took the whipper while trying to place his #1 Stopper.  So sad.


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Location: OR : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : Catwalk Cliff : 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 : 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 : 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 : Steins Pillar : NE Face (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 : 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...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Rainbow Buttress (5.8)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Feb 1, 2012

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Comments: We linked 1/2 and 4/5 easily with a 70m rope. We were tempted to also link 6/7 but were glad we didn't. I didn't place any pro on P6 but still had rope drag as I traversed left to the tree. Best to pitch the last two out if doing the bolted final pitch. I agree with the comment above about the 5.8 rating for the final bolted pitch.

The walk-off descent was easy to sort, mellow, and a really scenic hike. From the summit to our car took 3:39 with a stop in the canyon to retrieve our packs,... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : The Misunderstanding (5.9)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jan 11, 2012

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Comments: We were able to get down from the upper anchor with one single 70M rope rappel. It required some easy 4th class down climbing.

The 2nd pitch corner will take Black Diamond #3s or #4s well.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Erotic Dome : The Awfulwidth (5.8)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jan 8, 2012

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Comments: Gritty and a bit awkward but still fun if you're in to the wide stuff. I protected it with a nut at the opening move and BD #5 and #6 in the wide. Medium or hand size gear for the anchor. Obvious walk off down through a gritty chimney.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Loveland : Beak Boulder : Kamikaze Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Jan 6, 2012

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Comments: Nice stack


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Meat Hooks (5.10+)
By: Nathan Scherneck When: Dec 16, 2011

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Comments: Who owns 10 BD #3.5s and will you meet me in IC (actually, I have one so you only need to bring nine)? How do BD #4s fit?


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