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Member Since: Jan 7, 2012
Last Visit: Jul 27, 2016
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Total Points: 94
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Tamalpais : Leaning Tower, The : Southeastern Arete (5.9 R)
By: Riley McDonald When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Gear:
sling/.75 c4 at first horn/jug halfway up
.5 c4 under the roof (extend w/ 120cm sling) right before topping out
Long sling or #2 and #4/5 c4's for the anchor.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Corn Flakes (5.9)
By: Riley McDonald When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: Watch out on the first 15-ish feet of the right variation. The obvious hole in the flake can be threaded, but cams behind the flake likely will not hold a fall. The thing sounds like a gong when you slap it...


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Regular Route (5.8)
By: Riley McDonald When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: I don't know what kind of Johnny Benchian hands you guys have, but for me this was fists almost the whole way. My partner said the same, and we have pretty average hands.

I agree with the P2 chimney being around 5.6 if you don't go too deep and make it awkward.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : The Rock of Ages : West Face (5.8+)
By: Riley McDonald When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Can be done in one pitch with a 60m rope.



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