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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Acid Wash Right (V9)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Jan 24, 2014

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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Jug Start to Acid Wash Righ... (V7)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Jan 24, 2014

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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Carnivore Hate Devil (V4)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 19, 2013

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Comments: Skip the pocket and throw RH for the gaston crimp. Instead of a tweaky 2-star V4, it becomes a cool bouldery V5-ish throw!


Location: NH : Rumney : Main Cliff : The Skewer (5.12d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Mar 7, 2013

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Comments: Stow - thanks for the details! I think if you thumb-stack, the crux of Beat Junkie is most definitely NOT the crack, but rather the crimps after the cave.


Location: International : Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Unsa Mani Mikko (5.12a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for taking those, Eric! I'd forgotten you were shooting that day.


Location: International : Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Itchy Flutterby (5.11b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: The topo has this at 11a, though I agree with Eric. Maybe with practice it's 11a. Onsighting this tired and in the heat felt about 5.12+


Location: International : Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Oh Baby! (5.11a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: The topo has this at 10b.


Location: International : Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Vina Kulafu (5.11a/b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: Topo has this at 11a.


Location: International : Oceania : Philippines : Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb... : Bohemian (5.10b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: Guidebook has this as 10d, with 11a for the direct start. This was my first route at Cantabaco, so I'm really not sure about the grade except that it's in the 5.10 range. There were a few spots where you wouldn't want to fall, which might explain Patrick's PG13 rating. However it's no more nor less safe than one would expect from a vertical off-width 5.10 sport climb. I don't know if most other people would give it PG13.


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : China Beach (5.14b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: The FA-ist, Mr. Graham himself. Has a few sections omitted from the Dosage II Rumney segment. (China Beach starts at 2:00):







Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Big Kahuna (5.13a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: I'm using mostly this guy's beta:




Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Big Kahuna (5.13a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: After getting close on this (but not sending yet... fingers crossed), I think this little thread is missing a few key points. First of all, there are several ways of doing the crux. My preferred beta (again, no send yet, so I know I'm on shaky ground here), is to do the crux without clipping the crux bolt, and then clip at waist level from the good RH just above the deadpoint hold. This makes the bulge seem no harder than V5. It's not even really skipping a clip, since you clip at waist level, a... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : 5.8 Crag : Arm and Hammer (5.11b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Apr 13, 2012

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Comments: Dude, change your rating then. Or get back here and climb this rig if you actually haven't. Basically, get back here.


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Predator (5.13b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 21, 2011

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Comments: I thought I saw black climbtech draws on the prow a couple months ago, but when I went last weekend the old tatt was back. Some of those biners were deeply grooved, and this route gets a lot of hangdogging - were the permadraws removed? if so, why?


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Dynosoar (5.13a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 21, 2011

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Comments: Agree the new climbtechs are harder to grab... but I think it was worth it for the safety factor. Maybe next time I'll bring a few draws just for pulling on. Very low-impact - they disappear in a sea of tatt.


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : Diesel Bob (5.13d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Sep 8, 2011

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Comments: Mike Foley did Bob-Diesel-Bob(left) calling it Vin Diesel. Maybe Deulen can fly in and do Bob-Diesel-Bob(right) and call it Bio-Diesel. Or he could do Bob-Diesel, Downclimb Diesel, Traverse from the start of short-shagg all the way to Agro, and send that. Voila! Bio-Diesel: 5.15?


Location: NH : Rumney : Orange Crush : Dynosoar (5.13a)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Permadraws were long overdue on this route. Glad to see it.


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : Sour Diesel (5.13d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Jul 20, 2011

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Comments: Inspiring send, Bill!


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : What About Bob? (5.12d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Nov 18, 2010

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Comments: According to Dave Graham he never did Diesel - just Diesel-Bob. Straight from the horse's mouth.


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : They Died Surfing (5.13d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Oct 25, 2010

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Comments: This isn't first-hand, but rather from watching two buddies projecting it. The holds are incut, the movements are long and bouldery, and the crux crimp is super-sharp.

A bit of history from Dave Graham - he thought it was really hard... maybe 5.12b when he first did it. Just goes to show that his crew got way strong way fast.


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : Shagg It (5.12d)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Sep 14, 2010

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Comments: If you do it on gear you get to make a necklace out of the bolts and wear it for good-luck! Badass, Chris.


Location: NH : Rumney : Darth Vader : Jedi Mind Tricks (5.12b)
By: Rajiv Ayyangar When: Jun 22, 2010

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Comments: Sent this yesterday after a long battle... I'd tried it a year ago, when I hadn't done any 12's before. This was my 4th day on over the past year, and it went down 2nd go of the day.

I thought the route was really awkward at first, and I never worked the top enough to find any good beta (just grovelled around on redpoint). But the moves to the lip (the big jug-pinch) I got dialed, and I think it flows pretty well.

I stick-clipped the second bolt, which makes the fall better, but impedes the ... more >>