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Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : 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 : The Tiers : 3rd Tier : 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 : The Tiers : 3rd Tier : 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 : The Tiers : 2nd Tier : ... : Photo
By: Ryan Curry When: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: Go Tim!!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon : The Tiers : 3rd Tier : 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 : Southside Crags : 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.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : Pogue's Cave Area : Never Never Land (5.12a/b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Some of the best rock we encountered at the Pogue's Cave area was on this climb. Fun, monkey (see gymnastic) movement to the crux bulge, then heel-hook and REACH.....I'll let you figure out the rest! Have fun!


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : Pogue's Cave Area : Houkah (5.11d)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Cool moves and good rock charaterize this fun pitch.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Jabberwocky (5.12b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Killer route. One of the better sport climbs I've ever climbed. I don't think there's even a .12b move on it, just a ton of .11+ moves one after another. Awesome.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower : Squash Blossom (5.12a PG13)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Incredible climb with fun moves, good rock, and very sustained. I thought the moves coming out from under the little roof were cruxy and exciting, especially since the feet were a bit dirty. This route seems somewhat neglected as it was dirty in several sections and there wasn't a hint of chalk on it. It definately deserves more attention. Go climb this thing!


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower : Rawhide (5.10c)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: This pitch is the real deal; quality from start to finish. You could get away leading this without RP's, standard thin wires would suffice. This was my climbing partner's favorite climb in the Sandias and my second favorite (after Squash Blossom).


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower : Yucca Flower Tower (5.10b)
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: Athough I enjoyed the location and position of this climb I found the actual climbing to be somewhat mediocre. The rock quality on the first pitch was so-so, as was the gear and moves. Worth doing, but the other climbs in this area were, to me anyway, better.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Chimney Canyon
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 22, 2011

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Comments: As of April 11, 2011 the approach to the Clandestine Wall was impassable due to snow covered ice on the steep sections of the Chimney Canyon trail. With crampons and axes (not kidding here) the hike might be managable; with our approach shoes, however, it was downright dangerous and we turned around to go climb at the stuff in Echo Canyon instead.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Woodfords Canyon
By: Ryan Curry When: Apr 2, 2011

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Comments: The winter side is in prime condition as of 4/1/11 (no foolin'). Perfect climbing in both sun and shade. See you up there!


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