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Member Since: Mar 24, 2010
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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 4 - Arch Rock : Midterm (5.10b)
By: Roger Suen When: Dec 2, 2013

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Got a 9.2 purple rope stuck on midterm yesterday (12/2/2013)
Didn't have time to go back up (flight to catch).

If anyone is up at arch rock or even planning to do midterm, and is willing to get the rope back and mail it to me, I'll compensate you $ for your efforts and postage of course!

If not, enjoy a free awesome rope, on me. It's in great condition.

If you get the rope, please post here or email me via mt project. We'll sort out the details then. Thanks!

Chee... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : The Nightcrawler (5.10+)
By: Roger Suen When: Feb 16, 2013

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Comments: Anchor at the top of pitch 2 needs some caring for. Originally one good bolt extended via a chance part way, then continues as an old piece of cord, this is then attached via a non locker to a shackle. The shackle is equalized by a sling to an old bolt, and to a knot in a crack (originally).

I took a whipper on P3 and yanked the knot out! I've replaced the knot with a good nut, but the equalizing is not great for where it is in relation to the old bolt. It now loads the shackle a bit off verti... more >>

Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Agony Arch Area : Agony Arch (5.11b)
By: Roger Suen When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: There is a lot of bird shit at the base. Like a Chuckie Cheese ball pit of bird shit. Also lots of it in the crack that will prob fall out on to you and possibly smear on your hands as you fist the last section of the climb.

Bring hand sanitizer

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Our Father (5.10c/d R)
By: Roger Suen When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: The second pitch is much less runout than it showed in the Flacon Guide.
It's a decent distance to get to the 1st set of bolts (1 old 1 new next to each other) slightly up and right, but the climbing is the easiest of the pitch.
Then there's a new bolt just above the first pair. From here you go slightly left and there's another brand new bolt, between these 2 is the crux. After the last bolt, there's only a move or 2 that's 5.9, then it more like 5.6 or 5.7.
Once, in the corner there's gear ... more >>

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Green Arch (5.11c)
By: Roger Suen When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Wear a shirt, or you'll scrape you're back up!

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Mr. Natural (5.10+)
By: Roger Suen When: Apr 30, 2012

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Comments: It's possible to do with 1 rope. We did w a 70 but 60 will probably work too. From the top of Mr natural you'll have to swing way over to climbers left, there is a bolted rap anchor (will have to do a bit of climbing on rappel). From there straight down to the big tree and then straight down from the tree to a set of bolts with no chains or rings. We left 2 ovals on each so that should suffice. That takes you to the ground.

Killer climb!

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area : Ejesta (5.8)
By: Roger Suen When: Dec 29, 2011

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Comments: 2nd pitch right before it starts traversing, there is a mini fridge sized block that is gonna come down. Be careful not to touch it, maybe a removal mission is in order. 60 m links the two pitches without an inch to spare (can't even make your anchor w/ the rope) but it works.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: Roger Suen When: Oct 9, 2011

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Comments: Last pitch is def a crux, if you bring a 5 you will still have to run it out a little, then you can get some c3's 00 in a little crack. Super dirty last pitch.
LB pitch has 2 good rest a stem and hand/jam ledgey thing.
Superb climb, one of the best

Just did it 2 weeks ago, twice, no rock fall

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