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Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn's Pinnacle


Member Since: May 21, 2014
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Total Points: 522
Last Year: 106
Last 30 Days: 25
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 243 | Routes 13 | Areas 10 | Photos 46 | Page Improvements | Comments 12 | Posts 12 | Stars 149 | Ratings 1

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Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Mt. Ritter : SE Glacier
By: Sean Maher When: 2 days ago

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Comments: This was my first experience with mountaineering and it made quite a good introduction. There were a few exhausting sections of step-cutting across steep snow, but otherwise it was mostly scrambling and hiking up talus (in early July). We were a bit confused as to where the actual glacier was since it was little more than a thin snow patch when we were there... see John Muir's Mountains of California for an exciting account of the route's first de... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (v) North Face
By: Sean Maher When: Jul 20, 2016

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Comments: I wouldn't recommend this crag to anyone on account of the loose rock. The face is composed of detached and nearly detached exfoliating slabs balanced on top of each other. Many tragedies are waiting to happen here.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Idyllwild County Park : Hillside Trail : Lobotomy Boulder, The : Lobotomy (V0+)
By: Sean Maher When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Fun problem for the tradsters out there. I did it the other way round, starting with a thin mantle below the roof on the left side and jamming around to the right.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (g) West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Trough (5.4)
By: Sean Maher When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: CBF to hike to the standard start after the approach to Lunch Rock so we added a 70 m approach pitch from the toe of the buttress. It didn't seem any harder than the rest of the route and was certainly more fun than carrying a pack up talus and across ledges! Starts in a right-facing corner/trough directly below the true start of the route; I can add a photo if anyone is interested.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 05 - Convict Lake & McGee C... : Mt. Morrison : North Face : Northwest Ridge (3rd)
By: Sean Maher When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: We retreated ~500 ft above the vegetated saddle, just above a smaller saddle/notch. The rock quality deteriorates here such that committing to every move feels like playing Russian roulette with rockfall, which is too bad since the route has a stellar position and epic summit. Laurel Mountain's NE Gully was much more solid and enjoyable. If you're intent on Morrisons NW ridge, at least bring a helmet.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : Pine Climb (5.9)
By: Sean Maher When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: I'll be the first to say this climb is way hard for the grade, but I'm new here. A spot of offwidth lets you know the rock means business, then a thin and feet-less lieback sees you desperately stemming on smears. But wait, there's more! Make a sketchy mantle move to the bolted anchors and leave some gear because there's no rings.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : Garbage Gully
By: Sean Maher When: Jun 9, 2016

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Comments: Compared to the PSOM slab we found the routes here to be significantly harder at the grade


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Dogleg (5.8+)
By: Sean Maher When: Jun 3, 2016

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Comments: This was my second lead in JT, and after styling Double Cross I thought I would inch my way up the grades... Dogleg shut down all such ambitions! Dogleg seemed significantly steeper and blanker than Double Cross, with more strenuous jams and thoughtful sequencing. A great climb, and a humbling introduction to the Joshua Tree sandbag.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - West Face : Beginner's One (5.3 R)
By: Sean Maher When: Jun 3, 2016

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Comments: I am not a free-soloist by any means, but I ended up soloing this route 3 times on my last trip. Each move felt 100% secure and reversible, yet the exposure lent the climb some excitement. Hard to beat the view from the top as well! Recommended as a first solo (if you know how to jam), and much more secure than Beginner's Two.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Roger's Corner (5.9)
By: Sean Maher When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: We rapped the whole route from the tree belay with a 60 m yesterday. Rope stretch and a swing off to climbers left got our feet on the ground, but just barely. Knot your ends and use your head!


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Split Beaver (5.9)
By: Sean Maher When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: great climbing but beware of the big loose flake marked with an X half way up. It moves if you mess with it


Location: Asia : Malaysia : Batu Caves : Nanyang Wall
By: Sean Maher When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: The nanyang wall is the first crag I've been to in Asia and I was pretty uncomfortable with the location but it turned out fine. Access was confusing. Walk a kilometer east from the main batu caves along the large highway, passing a strip mall and car dealership. Turn left into a parking lot with an open-air cafe. We couldn't find a "road" across to the crag and instead crossed a dilapidated wooden bridge where my girlfriend fell through a rotten slat and cut her leg badly. Walk round the barb-w... more >>



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