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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Energizer (5.11b)
By: Osprey When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: No more tree to rest on half way.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : This and That Cliff : Whim (5.9)
By: Osprey When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: Sorry about the false advertisement. When I topped out, I was sweaty and covered in sand. But that was only do to one short section leaving the squeeze. At the time, the only other person I knew who had climbed this said he liked the climb but got a mouth full of dirt placing a hand jam above his head. It is a good pitch though and a majority of it reminds me of Trial by Fire.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lower Falls Amphitheatre : Powerslave (5.11b)
By: Osprey When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Ken Ariza may have been in on the FA team for this one.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lower Falls Amphitheatre : Dagger (5.10d)
By: Osprey When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: FA 1985 per the blue guide.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lower Falls Amphitheatre : Super Hands (5.8)
By: Osprey When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Dave, keep it listed as Super Hands. Ranger Crack makes it sound like it should be at the Manure Pile.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Bright Angel Walls : Lower Flailing Wall : The Pink Panter (5.10a/b)
By: Osprey When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: I've always had a difficult time moving left and pulling the crux buldge on this one. And it has lead me to believe that it is harder than 5.10. While I have never actually had a running top-rope or tackled this one on lead, the half a dozen times I've ran a mini-traxion have made me a firm believer in the quality of the rock and the beauty of the movements Pink Panter has to offer. Check it out.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Bright Angel Walls : Lower Flailing Wall : A Yucca Minute (5.11-)
By: Osprey When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: This is my favorite climb on the Lower Flailing Wall. Start directly above a yucca plant. If you fall at any point before clipping the second bolt, contact with the yucca is possible. The crack has good rests, takes good pro, is steep and solid 5.10. The most difficult section of the crack is where it is thinnest, about a body length section half way up. Hand jams are the norm up high. Exit the crack to the left and pull a bulge on good holds before clipping the bolted anchor.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Bright Angel Walls : Lower Flailing Wall : Too Big For Your Bridges (5.10-)
By: Osprey When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: This is the climb that starts out as a water streak and turns into an off width/chimney. Crimp and stem past two bolts off the ground. Pull the crux and enter the crack where the difficulty eases up. The top half of the climb is protected with gear 3"- 6"+. Fists turn to wings and stems as you ascend the ever widening crack at a moderate grade. Either top out and set up an anchor on a tree, or traverse to the right and use the Service Tension anchor (recommended). A clean line.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Bright Angel Walls : Lower Flailing Wall : Surface Tension (5.10-)
By: Osprey When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: One of the nicer mellow 5.10s at the BA Walls. This is the first bolted line to the right of the wide line that divides the Lower Flailing Wall in half. While getting off the ground may feel cruxy, the main difficulty is encountered on the top half of the climb. In this section, stemming over to Too Big For Your Bridges lowers the difficulty to 5.8 while not stemming maintains a 5.10- grade.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park : Bright Angel Walls : Wailing Wall : Orca the Killer Wall (5.10a)
By: Osprey When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: Good rock quality for the area on this one pitch route. A top rope can easily be placed from approaching the anchors above via the rim trail.

This climb follows a small right facing feature that peters out two thirds of the way up. Begin by clipping a bolt and climbing the left side of the feature. Climb up and switch to the right side of the feature. Aim for a block that looks loose from the bottom but is actually way solid. The climbing is very pumpy to this point but eases off above the... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Grand Canyon National Park
By: Osprey When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Water in gallon jugs are still for sale in the park. If you need bottled water in smaller containers, try the stores in the border communities. There are now water refilling stations throughout the park and even a filtered refilling station inside the General Store. Arizona state law requires every business to have free water available to anyone who asks for it.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Camp 4 Bouldering : ... : Bruce Lee (V8)
By: Osprey When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: The comments section is a great place to post additional information not included in the original route listing.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Osprey When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Werner talks about the photo


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Tammy Fae (5.10c)
By: Osprey When: Sep 22, 2012

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Comments: Just spent some time on this today. Passing the 4th bolt is 10d now. IMO.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Lower Cathedral Rock : End of The Line (5.10c)
By: Osprey When: Sep 9, 2012

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Comments: Glad to hear about the bolt removal. I'll admit that I clipped it on my on-sight, even though I had my black alien racked as the first piece up front on the gear sling. As it turned out, it was one of the few pieces still on the sling when I reached the chains.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : The Thrill Is Gone (5.10d)
By: Osprey When: Jul 15, 2012

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Comments: The Thrill Is Gone was always one of my favorite climbs in the Olmstead area. This was mainly because there would never be anyone on it, and also because the OW is high quality. I liked how the OW eases up in difficulty after turning the overhang, and is followed by difficult committing exit moves on the face above. It is also easy to set up a TR here.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Murphy Creek : Penguin Cafe (5.11a)
By: Osprey When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: FA: Scott Fry, Bird Lew - 1985.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Church Bowl Terrace (5.8)
By: Osprey When: Jun 19, 2012

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Comments: Being able to climb this type of crack is a requirement for passage up many climbs in Yosemite. And here it is at ground level next to a parking lot, picnic table, and pooper! This climb was established by a young, up and coming Bird, during a time when the 5.8 rating meant it was just a tad easier than the hardest thing around.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishop's Balcony (A1 PG13)
By: Osprey When: May 25, 2012

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Comments: FA: Frank Sacherer, Gary Colliver - 11/1962

Pitch one, the approach pitch, historically used the 5.5 ramp (good quality) that accessed the right (east) side of the large, slopping balcony. This is approached by passing the base of Bishop's Terrace and proceeding up the steep gravel section. Once you reach the large boulder on top of the 700 Club, take a left and traverse a ledge to the west. Look for the ramp that climbs up and slightly right (5.5). This ramp is also a good place to take a ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : The Flakes (5.8 R)
By: Osprey When: May 18, 2012

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Comments: Good write-up Bryan. Overall, how do you feel this route's quality ranks compared to all the other long moderates you have climbed in the Valley?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Photo
By: Osprey When: Apr 14, 2012

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Comments: Nick, Sunset Dome or Gnome Dome?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: Osprey When: Apr 6, 2012

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Comments: The area around this climb was hit hard by rockfall 4/3/12-4/4/12. Possible NPS closure of the area.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Bongs Away, Left (5.8)
By: Osprey When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: This pitch is well protected and a good entry in to the wide world of OW.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Reed's Pinnacle Area : Dream Easy (5.8)
By: Osprey When: Mar 24, 2012

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Comments: The rating of this climb has been debated quite a bit. Some feel it to be harder than 5.8 and warranting a solid 5.9 grade.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Peruvian Flake (5.10a)
By: Osprey When: Mar 18, 2012

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Comments: The two moves of 5.9 on Peruvian Flake make this one of the best leads for climbers who are trying to break into the 5.10a grade.

From the Ahwahnee parking lot, follow the horse trail toward Washington's Column. Take a left just past the first stream and follow a climber's trail up toward the waterfall. Follow the base of the cliff to the right to find the start of the climb.

Bring a standard rack. Include up to a #4 camalot for the bottom flake. The crux is a good quality finger crac... more >>


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