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Areas = 15
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All 123 | Routes 5 | Areas | Photos | Page Improvements 3 | Comments 15 | Posts 5 | Stars 36 | Ratings 59
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Thundercat

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Tiger Wall

Jul 6, 2016

This is Hard

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (3)

Trad, 50'

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Tiger Wall

Jul 4, 2016

Tiger by the Tail

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Tiger Wall

Jul 4, 2016

Mad Hatter

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (3)

Trad, 90'

UT : Moab Area : ... : Petrified Hornet Wall

Oct 21, 2014

The Day Saver

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

WY : Vedauwoo : ... : John's Tower

Jul 26, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Arches Terrace Direct (5.11a)
By: nelissam When: May 14, 2015

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Comments: Great under-the-radar route! Baby angle on crux pitch, but no other fixed gear. 5.9 slab also quite spicy and getting close to R.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Liberty Cap : Scarface (Free) (5.12)
By: nelissam When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: This climb is unreal. The FA team did an amazing job of finding, cleaning, and equipping this route. I can't recommend this climb enough!


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : The Crags : Crosswinds : The Bends (a.k.a. Decompres... (5.12d)
By: nelissam When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: The route is great, and the climbing is enjoyable. FYI: clipping the second bolt seemed to be the crux, and blowing that clip would likely lead to you decking onto the ledge. Your belayer (if still on the ground) cannot see you until you emerge from the second bolt above the ledge. An easy way to avoid this is to go in direct to the 1st bolt on the head wall and pre-clip the second bolt.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Blair (overview) : Upper Blair : The Heap : Call Me Barney (5.12a)
By: nelissam When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Hahahaha, 11c? I belayed Cedar on it and top-roped it. Opening moves are reachy followed by a very difficult moves with bad feet to gain the lieback above. It's one of the best 5.12s I've tried at Vedauwoo :)


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Undertow (5.10a A4- R)
By: nelissam When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: Radical! Can't wait to try it.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo
By: nelissam When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: What are the best shady walls to climb at in the summer? I'm looking for crags with variety but with emphasis on wideness.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Nobody's Home (5.12b/c)
By: nelissam When: Apr 29, 2012

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Comments: Topher really unlocked a gem here!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : Nukanator (5.12-)
By: nelissam When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: I have small fingers, but 12- seems a bit much. Sandbag alert! It would be way harder than that if you have big fingies.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Animal World : Animal Riots Activist (5.12a)
By: nelissam When: Mar 15, 2012

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Comments: I'm 5'3, so for me, it felt like 12a. I had to use small feet to get choked up on the sloper and then had to jump. Enjoyable movement.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Hydraulic Pump (5.12+)
By: nelissam When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: First changing corners is definitely the crux, especially if you have small hands and purple juniors is your worst size ;) But, you get rewarded with a few good thin hand jams in the relentless layback.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Steel Pulse (5.12a)
By: nelissam When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: Burly!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Lower Dream Canyon : Berlin Wall : East Germany (5.13a)
By: nelissam When: Mar 27, 2011

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Comments: Interesting crux with fun movement. Slightly reachy.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : The Host (5.11-)
By: nelissam When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: The rumor is that this climb was named after the late Micah Dash. The neighboring climb, the hostess, was named after his longtime girlfriend, Amelia Patterson.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Castle Rock : Final Exam (5.11a)
By: nelissam When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: I did this climb yesterday. I placed a blue TCU, a gray TCU, and a small nut, I think a BD size 3 nut. The gray TCU and the BD size 3 nut go right next to each other in the small parallel crack where the hard climbing starts. If you place them right, they are bomber. It felt hard for the grade!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - S Buttress : C'est La Vie (5.11)
By: nelissam When: Apr 24, 2009

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Comments: Just as a heads up, the second pitch is a little scary now due to the fact that a questionable nut has been wedged into the perfect TCU placement above the piton. The nut is about 1/3 a way in, I guess some people tried to get it out, but then stopped....


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: TR: 'Shock Treatment' (5.12+) on Big Rock Candy Mountain, South PlatteColoradonelissamNov 3, 2015
re: Who's climbing hard in eldo?ColoradonelissamJul 13, 2015
re: Top Three 5.11 and 5.12 multi-pitch climbs in America?General ClimbingnelissamFeb 21, 2013
re: need suggestions for mid october sport climbingColoradonelissamAug 27, 2012
re: Best Crack Trad ClimbingnelissamMar 23, 2012
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