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Rock Climbing Photo: Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades


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Rock Climbing Photo: Old home made Pin on route.

Old home made Pin on route.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Bee Line (5.7 PG13)

Mar 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Old home made Pin on route.

Old home made Pin on route.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Bee Line (5.7 PG13)

Mar 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Old home made Pin on route.

Old home made Pin on route.

CA : Central Coast : ... : Bee Line (5.7 PG13)

Mar 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades

Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades

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Jul 26, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing backpacking weight comparison

Climbing backpacking weight comparison

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Jun 21, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Vintage

Vintage

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Sentinel Nuts - Frost Works

Sentinel Nuts - Frost Works

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Sentinel Nuts - New

Sentinel Nuts - New

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Hexes 5-11

Hexes 5-11

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: HB Nuts

HB Nuts

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Trango and Splitter Cams

Trango and Splitter Cams

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Camp Ball Nuts No 5

Camp Ball Nuts No 5

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Mar 19, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Calculus Crack in Squamish 4th pitch righ...

Climbing Calculus Crack in Squamish 4th pitch right before the crux.

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Feb 29, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Lee vining area showing approach hike.

Map of Lee vining area showing approach hike.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Lee Vining Ice

Feb 27, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Bee Line (5.7 PG13) : Photo
By: randy88fj62 When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: Ha! You're welcome. Was quite a nice day there with such pleasant weather.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Bee Line (5.7 PG13)
By: randy88fj62 When: Mar 22, 2016

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Comments: Did as an aid climb on 3/20/15. All the home made pins are in good shape and solid. Did as three short pitches using a double rack and 15 slings. Offset nuts helpful.

Pitches 1 and 2 were easy and pitch 3 being the crux as gear was running low.

Two 60m ropes or 1 60m rope and a pull cord make rapping the route a breeze.

Top of pitch 3 is a large tree with sling and rapide. Bring webbing to replace.

Top of what we designated as pitch 2 had 2 solid bolts with rap rings. Just above the rap rin... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Shuteye Ridge : Big Sleep : Afternoon Nap (5.7)
By: randy88fj62 When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: This climb is not for beginning 5.7 leaders. The first two pitches are easy yet run out making this climb very heady. Two 60m ropes are needed to rappel the route, consider having the second carry a pull cord if you want to go light.

If the climb is busy, consider the two pitch 5.8 to climber's right about 600 ft. Fun and well protected.

If a big group goes up (like two teams of 3), consider the mess that will ensue when they rap the route if you climb up after them...

Anchors / bolts were b... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Tip (5.7 C2)
By: randy88fj62 When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: 4-19-14
Completed Lost Arrow Spire Tip over the weekend. Hiked in sat and bivied up top. Better to bivy down near the falls/river in the trees as it would have been warmer, closer access to water, and less wind.

Sun am we dropped into the notch. Used the obvious larger tree a bit back from the edge (about 2 ft diameter). Rigged the tree by wrapping twice and securing it with a figure eight on a bight with two opposite and opposed biners. Used a 200 ft static line and a 60m lead rope. Had to pas... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Rock Creek : Gong Show Wall : Main Attraction (5.8)
By: randy88fj62 When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Pitch one is amazing. The three pitches can be done in two with a 60m rope. Nice belay ledge for optional first belay when using your 60m rope.

If you do not make it to the top of pitch three then make sure to have some webbing and a rap ring. There are two bail stations with lots of tat and old webbing but they made need some fresh webbing when you get there.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : The Obelisk : West Face (5.7)
By: randy88fj62 When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Completed the West Face over 4th of July weekend. Hiked in one day to lower Geraldine lake, completed climb on the second day, and hiked out third day.

The hike in is the hardest part due to difficult route finding. I have an iPhone app that overlaid our position on USGS topo maps and it was extremely helpful.

The route itself is straight forward. The chimney start is obvious. The pitches get easier as you go up. The first two pitches are the hardest. We did it in 6 long pitches on a 60m rope.... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : El Cap Tree (5.7 C2)
By: randy88fj62 When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Completed the first two pitches of El Cap Tree Route on Sunday May 5th, 2013. Here’s a few notes to help keep the info current on this route:

Pitch 1 Rack:
BD cams C3’s up to #1 C4. Could have used doubles of red #1’s. Only used one C3, forget which one but not the smallest Grey 000. Blue/yellow offset mastercam made getting onto bolt ladder real easy. I recommend carrying a set of offset cams. Only used 4 nuts (regular set would work, no offset nuts required). For the rivet ladd... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Rap Flake (5.8)
By: randy88fj62 When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: There are no more fixed pins on this route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Bony Fingers (5.11b R)
By: randy88fj62 When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: Approach was straight forward. Follow road/trail roughly 1.5 miles until it peters out into a talus slope. Follow talus slope up to base. You can see the whale formation from the trail.

Don't take the first talus slope up that does not cross the trail. That slope goes up to trango / gaucho areas.

Aided bony fingers. Did the 5.11b direct start with ladders and all.

I was able to do two hook moves (2 bd cliff hangers) after the three bolts to gain the small ledge. Standing on the ledge I was ab... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : DAFF Area : Daff Dome West Face : West Crack (5.9)
By: randy88fj62 When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: Completed West Crack on 6-16-12. I recommend climbing this route in the morning or the late afternoon. The midday sun hits hard on this wall and will make you sweat. The first two pitches are the hardest and the rest is cruising from there.
First pitch takes gear up to a BD #2. Doubles in the lower to midsize range are nice but the first pitch eats up nuts too (I placed three.)
Second pitch pulls over the crux roof protected by an angle piton and gains the wide crack. Stay out of the cra... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Snake Dike (5.7 R)
By: randy88fj62 When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: Did snake dike Saturday 5/12. Left curry village parking lot at 8:30am and got back to car at 11:00pm. Last chance for water was at Nevada Falls. Fill up and drink as much as you can there. The climber’s trail is not too hard to find and follow in daylight using supertopo description. Had to wait in line at the climb for about an hour since we left late. We topped out and descended cables with prusiks before dark. Hiked down to valley via headlamp.
I am a solid 5.8 trad leader and this is the r... more >>


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