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Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

East Boulder

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Great Stone Face Rock Park

Nov 14, 2009

Great Stone Face Rock Park

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Berkeley

Nov 14, 2009

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Rock Climbing Photo: part way up the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, Iceb...

part way up the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, Iceberg lake is in the background

The People of Mountain Proj... : rafael : Mt. Whitney,

Jul 25, 2010

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Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Whitney : East Buttress (5.7)
By: rafael When: Aug 1, 2016

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Comments: Make sure you watch the sky! I've been up twice and both times frozen water fell in the afternoon. The second time I went up, the 20% chance of T-showers turned into 100% chance of hail and thunder. Glad I was already on the descent.

No need of bigger cams, yeah theres lots of places to place them, but there are plenty of spots to slot nuts and hexes too.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : East Side : Discovery Wall : ... : Photo
By: rafael When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: thats not where the bolts are, the bolts are to the left of the crack, most of the route doesnt follow the crack at all in fact


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Waterfall Cliff : The Falls (5.10b R)
By: rafael When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: the direct start is certainly harder than 5.10a... At least 5.10d... prob 5.11a for a shorter person. How is this a 5.10a, its way way way way harder than degeneration, also rated somewhat bizarrely a 5.10a, and they are like 100 feet apart. WTF


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Waterfall Cliff : Degeneration (5.9+)
By: rafael When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: 5.9+? no way, I give it 5.6 maaaaaybe 5.7. The crack is all really low angle, def 5.6 except the one lieback blulge thingie, which may or may not be 5.7, its super juggy in that section, so im feeling 5.6. Go try a 5.7 in yosemite then see if this thing feels even close to that hard...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: rafael When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: if you only have one rope, you can rap to skiers right, where there is an anchor consisting of a bolt and a fixed nut, slung with a bunch of weathered webbing and rings, from here a 60 barely reaches to the first ledge, and a 70 reaches the ground.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : After Six (5.7)
By: rafael When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: The fixed piton on pitch one is not there anymore, and the pitch gets more polished every year. Dont end up too close to nutcracker around pitch four, this is the top of fecophilia, I decided to climb what looked to be a rarely climbed line, and got into some really runout sections (prob 5.7) with flaring cracks. I bet offset cams would work fine, but who carries those on free routes.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Jellyroll Arch (5.8)
By: rafael When: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: not runout if you have small cams. There were a couple fixed nuts to clip, but I had a hard time getting nuts in the arch, since the crack faces downwards.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron
By: rafael When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: 3/12/11 rockfall on the grack and marginal. I was rapping down between second and third rappel anchors from the top of Marginal and the Grack, rock fell on the ledge at the top of these climbs, luckily the ledge redirected the rock away from my party, but if someone was on the Grack or at the top they would have been injured or dead. This a supposedly 'safer' part of the Apron, but still dangerous. Scary.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : East Side : Discovery Wall : Portent (5.6 R)
By: rafael When: Jan 9, 2010

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Comments: EDIT: a few years ago a key hold on the start busted loose, now I think it goes at 5.8 about 3 feet off the deck
I think it is 5.6, the start is not protected, but that doesnt make it harder. The pinnacles rock is weak though.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: SAR rescue at J Tree over weekend?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelMay 17, 2016
re: Old incident about a biner snapped, anyone knows more info about this?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelSep 2, 2012
my partner walked away from Bishops Terrace with a helmet on 9/18Northern CaliforniarafaelSep 21, 2011
re: Yoasemite partnerNorthern CaliforniarafaelJul 15, 2011
re: Climbing near Santa Cruz?Northern CaliforniarafaelJul 1, 2011
re: City of Rocks, NM, October 31st, 2009, A Bouldering StoryInjuries and AccidentsrafaelAug 3, 2010
re: Best College for climbingGeneral ClimbingrafaelApr 14, 2010
re: 2000 foot slider on ShastaNorthern CaliforniarafaelJan 2, 2010
re: Climbing videos and techno music? Why???Climbing Gear DiscussionrafaelJan 2, 2010
re: TNF sues teen over "the south butt"Climbing Gear DiscussionrafaelJan 2, 2010
re: Meniscus Slightly Torn-What to do?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelDec 13, 2009
re: Meniscus Slightly Torn-What to do?Injuries and AccidentsrafaelDec 11, 2009
re: Going to school in Berkeley, where should I live?Northern CaliforniarafaelJul 12, 2009
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