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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall : ADP (5.9)
By: Ryan Curry When: 5 days ago

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Comments: FA: Tom McBride and myself


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall : Proton (5.11b)
By: Ryan Curry When: 5 days ago

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Comments: FA: Dan Osman and Mark Bauer


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Portly Gentleman's Route (5.12c)
By: Ryan Curry When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Watch the rope-cutting roof on this awesome route. The safe, although scary, strategy is to place gear in the roof and at the lip (bomber) and then climb the crux, avoiding the temptation to place thin gear on the final "headwall" stretch. If you blow it you'll take a big whip, but your rope won't be pulled against the sharp lip of the roof.

As for TR'ing, I don't know if there's really a good way to do it. I would probably pull the rope through the gear and TR straight from the anchor, sans d... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: No worries, Tyson. While we're at it, you could redraw the line for Power Surge (5.12a). It cuts hard left after the roof crack following the "teeth-like" jugs to another splitter crack and finishes up that. The route you have drawn in right now is a 5.12+ bolted variation to the original line.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Number 11 is ADP, 5.9.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall : Neutron (5.10a)
By: Ryan Curry When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Mark Bauer and I added a direct finish to avoid the traverse at the end of the original pitch. If you continue straight up from the end of the corner you can link into another crack/flake (2 bolts) to a separate anchor at the top of the cliff. This stretch goes at 5.7/5.8-ish.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Phallucy aka Cubic Zarconia (5.10-) : Photo (Copy)
By: Ryan Curry When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Besides Hospital Corner, Tombstone Terror, One of These Days, Serenity Now, Candyland, Seams to Me, Space Trucking, The Fracture, Dominion, The Prow, Velvet Gloves, Salt Water Flush, Freaky Styley........


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Fortress : 2nd Alcove : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Aug 24, 2014

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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.


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