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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Reckless Abandon Direct

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

NC : Moore's Wall : North End

May 13, 2015

Pope's Problem

V3 6A R (3)

Boulder, 30'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Hat

Oct 9, 2014

Death Wish

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (7)

Trad, 1 pitch, 125'

NC : Moore's Wall : North End

May 8, 2014

Alternative Man

5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 (4)

Trad, 2 pitches, 200'

NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier

Apr 1, 2013

Bad Thing

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Joe's Garage

Apr 1, 2013

Serial Driller

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Upper Elbow Room

Apr 1, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Ascentionist 45

Ascentionist 45

Forums : FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT ... : FS: Patagonia Ascensionist...

Aug 11, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Patagonia Ascenionist 45

Patagonia Ascenionist 45

Jul 1, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Single axles are often better for really shallow p...

Single axles are often better for really shallow placements.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Jul 23, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Double Axle Friend in the middle.

Double Axle Friend in the middle.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Jul 23, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Coleman Dual Fuel 533

Coleman Dual Fuel 533

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Jul 21, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Houston Hanner about to merge onto the regular Rec...

Houston Hanner about to merge onto the regular Reckless Abandon.

NC : Moore's Wall : ... : Reckless Abandon Direct (5.11+ R)

May 13, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Houston Hanner in the business on Reckless Abandon...

Houston Hanner in the business on Reckless Abandon Direct.

NC : Moore's Wall : ... : Reckless Abandon Direct (5.11+ R)

May 13, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Problem (V3 R)

Oct 9, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of ...

Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of Spring, Pine Creek Canyon, CA.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Neil Rankin : Rights of Spring

Mar 1, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the righ...

Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the right-hand side of the wall.

NC : Moore's Wall : ... : Filet-O-Fish (5.12a)

Nov 12, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : The Beach : Spin Drift (5.9)
By: Neil Rankin When: 14 hours ago

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Comments: This one is a little runout. There is a good pro at the bottom but it is technical and difficult to place, then up higher here is bad ledge fall potential. A nice route with mostly good rock but not for the intrepid 5.9 leader.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Double Ought (5.8)
By: Neil Rankin When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Great route. The rappel from the block is the way to go as a 60 meter gets you directly to the base of the climb without the need to angle up the gully.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Fire Wall : Midlife Crises (5.10+)
By: Neil Rankin When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Bolts were replaced on 9/24/2016, and the two pins still look pretty good. Nathan I agree that the 2nd bolt is awkward to clip and I considered relocating it but I decided against it. Moving it lower would place it about 3-4 feet above good gear and increase the runout to the next gear, and a higher location wouldn't make for an easier clip for a ways. As it is one does a touch move, protected by the gear at your feet, then clip the bolt at head level from a small but posit... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Juggernaut (5.10a/b)
By: Neil Rankin When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: As of July 3, 2016, Juggernaut has a clean rappel anchor via a bomber hex and nut with stainless steel cable. No need to traverse across the briars to the top of Juggerhead anymore.


Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : The Link (5.12)
By: Neil Rankin When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: The pin at the crux has been replaced. Enjoy!


Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Chromium Chain (5.11c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: The pins have been replaced. Better still, the bottom two are now in titanium which will last forever. Big thanks to Tim Fisher for donating the pins and and all of the effort to get it done. Enjoy.


Location: NC : Cooks Wall : The Cookbook : Emla area : Grace Under Pressure (5.10b)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 23, 2015

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Comments: This route is forced. In reality it's a 5.9 that is bolted to try and force you to climb 5.10. The natural, more obvious, more aesthetic feature is to the climber's right of the upper bolts. Twice I pulled over a couple bulges on obvious holds only to find a bolt 6 feet to my left. I ended up skipping 2 bolts and protected one of these sections with a cam.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : The Recommendation (5.12b)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: Such a pity. This could have been a really classic 1-bolt route and it wouldn't even be R-rated. As it is now, it's just a little route with no jizm left. The anchor situation will be fixed this year. In the meantime, I've left a delta quicklink on the retro bolt that is 18 inches below the retro anchor. Please use it as a backup on the final lower off.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Reckless Abandon (5.11-)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 14, 2015

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Comments: Route length is closer to a 100' and one can lower to the ground with a 60 meter rope.


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