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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : 2nd Alcove : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Dude, I had to represent as I was rocking my retro rugby shirt. Trust me , I love me some Bosch!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : Top Rope Wall : 5.11 TR (5.11+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: I believe this goes at 5.10. Again, a heady lead as there's no pro for most of the first half.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : Top Rope Wall : 10D TR (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: The tiny placements on this line would require some cleaning. Even then this climb would be a very heady lead.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Green Tongue Area : Lost and Found (5.9)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: This one's called Lost and Found. We were unsure if it had been climbed previous to our ascent, and although it was dirty and lacked an anchor I'm pretty sure it had, hence the name.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Unknown (Cubic Zarconia?) (5.10)
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: We always called this one .10d. I've never heard a name for it, though. It's helpful to bring a long draw for one of the bolts on the low-angle middle section to alleviate drag.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Wildcat Falls & Above the C... : Separate Reality (5.12a) : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: One of the most iconic photos in climbing, IMO.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Tiers : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: The obvious pink streak is Crazy Creek (5.8). It's a Kennedy route that climbs quite well. The gear is a bit tricky, but all there.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: Hey BSL,

This was a project some friends and I were working on a few years back. It was a promising and difficult line; the opening moves leading into the corner were probably in the 5.13- range, then it was great 5.10+/5.11- climbing up a great dihedral. Unfortunately the rock crapped out after 60' or so and it was guarded by a HUGE approach, even by Woodfords standards. Long story short it never got done. Feel free to give it a go. Hit Chim up for the beta.

Ryan


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Calaveras Dome Area : Calaveras Dome : Silk Road (High Times) (5.11 PG13)
By: Ryan Curry When: Nov 26, 2013

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Comments: It should be known that this all-time classic was established by Jay Smith and company and was originally named "High Times". Many years later 2 alternate approach pitches were added and the entire climb re-named. I think it would be appropriate to refer to the original name on this site as a sign of respect for the first ascentionist.

Oh, and pitch 10, the one referred to as the "money" pitch, goes at .10d. One of the best pitches of corner climbing around!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Tiers : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: I dunno. Kennedy "rediscovered" the pitch a few years back, but the anchor was already up there from some prior ascent.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Tiers : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 28, 2013

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Comments: No worries, Laine. I really enjoy seeing these routes on here. Keep up the good work!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Tiers : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: Go Tim!!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : The Tiers : ... : Numb Bunion (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: This is a fun route. Thin gear protects much of it; I recommend a set of small brass wires and tiny cams (including a black alien or equivelant).

Also, the climb is probably closer to 60'-70' long, definitely not 90'.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Black Wall : Mojito Run (5.11-)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: Nice job on adding a new climb at the Black Wall! Now give us the goods on this new route. What about a description or some photos? The suspense is killing me.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Surrealistic Pillar (5.7)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: After topping this one out head up to Corrugation Corner for an excellent link-up. For a more ambitious day add Deception and Bear's Reach which would give you about 12 pitches of climbing at or below 5.7 and which ascend 4 of the Leaps's major faces.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Berkeley Camp Rocks : Salt Water Flush (5.10c)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 11, 2013

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Comments: I think this is the best route at the crag. Good rock and sustained 5.10 climbing from the fist move to the last.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Dear John Buttress : Rehab (5.11a)
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: I really like this route. It has a variety of climbing styles and protects well. The crux seems to be different for different climbers. For me it's down low, but some of my friends thought it was past the last bolt.
For the record, this route was put up by Petch. Thanks, Petch!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress : Gangway (5.12a)
By: Ryan Curry When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: The rock quality on the first pitch is quite bad. Traversing on friable friction make it thought-provoking for both leader and follower. My partner and I both broke holds and thought the pitch was harder than the given 5.9 rating. Although I haven't climbed it, the Tanager start seems like a better start to this route.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Kor-Beck (5.9)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: My partner and I were very nearly hit by rockfall at the base of this route. I heard stones tumbling down the chasm to the climbers' left and caught sight of falling rocks in time to repeatedly shout "ROCK!" to warn a group of three at the base of the chasm itself. They scattered quickly but my friend and I were trapped on the pedestal at the start of the route. I narrowly avoided taking a baseball sized chunk to the head by hugging the cliff. We were wearing helmets but I don't think it would'v... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Luther Spires : Widow Maker (5.10a)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 22, 2011

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Comments: FA of this route was made by Jay Sell.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Sugarloaf : Sugar Bun : Wintergreen (5.10c PG13)
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 3, 2011

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Comments: Well said, caughtinside. If you're not willing to accept the risks that a climb offers don't climb the route.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Waverly Waster (5.12a R) : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 1, 2011

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Comments: That rock looks amazing. Great photo. Makes me want to visit.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Mr. Natural (5.10+)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: I second the Dr. Feelgood to Mr. Natural link-up. At the top of Dr. Feelgood you can penji over to the tree (and anchors) at the start of Mr. Natural about forty or fifty feet lower and seventy feet to climber's right.
Bring brass wires for Dr. Feelgood.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : The Crucifix (5.12b)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 25, 2011

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Comments: Take care on the moves that gain the left side of the slender ledge on pitch 3 as there is a VERY loose flake guarding the ledge itself. Avoid the temptation to pull on the flake and instead plug your fingers into the dirt filled crack near it which, although not as pleasant as you'd like, is A LOT safer.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Crystal Springs Canyon : Wood Cutters Wall : Dog Down Arete (5.12-)
By: Ryan Curry When: May 17, 2011

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Comments: At the roof you move slightly left, around the arete, and make powerful moves to a decent clipping stance. The top is no gimme and involves 5.11 climbing that moves from right to left across the arete and up. I haven't tried escaping right to avoid the crux moves but if my (fading) memory is correct it looked improbable to do so. Besides, on the lead you wouldn't be able to protect any moves out that direction, so you're forced on to the arete anyway.


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