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Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : The Subliminal Verses (5.10a/b)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: I remember those were only for about a few 100ft sections while traversing from the top of the ridge to the opening that led to the saddle. On the way in we somehow avoided most of it, but on the way back, went through a few shitty spots because we didn't want to ascent higher in order to avoid it.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Hamilton Lakes and Valhalla : Hamilton Dome : The Subliminal Verses (5.10a/b)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jan 29, 2016

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Comments: Haha, we did not have to do much bush whacking coming up from the Hamilton Lake camp! It was maybe 1,500 feet of elevation gain with some steep gravel in places. Few sections of bushwhacking, but not bad! Will have to post a map of alternative approaches.

NO IDEA which one is THE BEST way. BUT I think, approaching from Crescent Meadow up the High Sierra trail, than cutting down and north from Bearpaw meadow, than cutting cross-country up Eagle Scout Creek. I heard of one guy from Bearpaw taking... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Widow's Tears Area : Widow's Tears (WI5)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jan 6, 2016

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Comments: You should add the annotated photo of the pitches in your partner's TR and description of the pitches...


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : South Face (5.7+)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Found two bolts on P7 (slab runout). In my opinion it is a good thing they were added. 5.7-8 climbers will appreciate them greatly. My partner who sent a few 5.12 cracks was psyched to clip them too!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Outlying Areas : Flatiron Butte (Shangri La)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: You can add that one to the page, Split! :)

I guess 5 routes known, because there is a way to scramble up it from the back by 2nd or 3rd to easy 4th class, with multiple options.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Bubbs Creek Wall : The Emperor (5.12a PG13)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: +1 on linking those pitches. Intermediate belays do suck. For linking, you need a 70M rope. In case of 6 and 7 you can also stop on the block below and do a mini pitch to the belay ledge, that would eliminate a shitty belay stance. If you stop short of anchor though, pitch 8 is also about 58M! You won’t be able to get to the belay on top of the pitch if you start below the anchor and have a 60 M rope. So a short pitch to the belay would be required unless you have a 70 and link (best choice).
D... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Witch : Spook Book (5.10+ R)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: Impressions

P1 5.9 or 10- R to the first bolt. Move to the second bolt is semi impossible if you are short. For me at 6'2 it felt like a solid 5.10 at least to reach the holds on the right. No feet, got to heel hook and mantle
P2 5.11 solid trickery in one spot. Hope for fixed nuts here, if they are not there it will be mentally more challenging. Bring a single #2 cam which you can place in a good spot to protect the small traverse right. If you did it right, you can link this with the ne... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : Wailing Banshees (5.11a PG13)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: The crux on pitch two protects well enough. You can place gear, even though it is a bit fiddly, but it does not fall out and looks ok. I think offset purple/grey metolius is nice to have after the semi-fixed (hopefully still there when you do it) nut.

The real crux is the boulder problem to start the route. Very hard moves to clip the first bolt and than to get up from the bolt to the ramp above it is hard as hrll. Major decking potential if you blow the mantle. Was very happy that I was leadi... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Castle Dome : Southeast Arete (5.10) : Photo
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Aug 1, 2014

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Comments: Epic location! Couldn't believe this dike ran from left to right as far as my eyes could see. I wounder if it would be possible to do some kind of a campus route across the whole face. lol On the lamb 2.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Lower Tokopah Dome : Tokopah Reality (5.11a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: It doesn't like you back! Wait till you climb it, you will change your mind!


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Lower Tokopah Dome : Beauty and the Beast (5.11- A0) : Photo
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: It is!


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Santa Cruz Dome : Usually Its Sunny (5.10c) : Photo
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Fairly hot, can't deny.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Widow's Tears Area : Windchill (5.11a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: It shows grade iv/v in the guidebook. Too bad there is no option to choose that, because I'd say it is less than a grade V but a bit more than a grade IV.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower Summit : The Warrior (5.11a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Good route. Good variety of climbing - chimneys, ow, fists, runout face and a delicate gingery crux. 4th pitch is fairly memorable when the birds are home. ;) Last two pitches are very worth doing. The climbing becomes more of a runout face, but is fun and takes you to a spot with a view of Mt. Wilson. Approach took our party of 4 under two hours, but we felt it was not super straight forward. Not as many cairns compared to approaching into watana, that's for sure! Its not as bad as pe... more >>


Location: MT : Hyalite Canyon : Genesis Area : Hang Over (WI3) : Photo
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Good times for sure! I miss Bozeman!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fox Area : The Fox (5.10+)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Would have lines at the base even at indian creek.

green alien (can be backed up with a blue alien) to protect the bouldery crack at the start. 1 .5 1.75 2 1s 1 #2, 2 4s 2 3s 1 #5, No 6 if you are comfortable on lower angle easy but awkward slanting OW


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 1 - Parkline Slab : Flying In The Mountains (5.11a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Such a great line! On first pitch we took a 10b face past a few pins and bolts. Thought the whole climb was great after that. Last 10c face pitch has incredible edging.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 1 - Parkline Slab : Dangling Chads (5.11b)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Get down with a 70 or two ropes?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 1 - Parkline Slab : Homeworld (5.11a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: I agree with J. Albert's comments and corrections. Also last pitch had 2 bolts and it was about 65ft or so, not a 100.
Face moves to the first bolt on p 6 were not bad and clipping it wasn't that hard, but a fall there could be bad. I liked this route. Would give it 3.2 stars. I think pitch 8 could have a direct (harder) line to the anchors, instead of all the traversing.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 05 - Convict Lake & McGee C... : Laurel Mountain : East Rib - North (5.5)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Did you guys do the mantel from a semi unstable flake by any chance? That seemed pretty awkward/scary to me. Wonder if there is an obvious way to get around that..
The rock on this route is not like West Ridge that's for sure. But what can you expect from a pile like Laurel? It is not granite. But I thought the position, the original sandy rock, and the knife-edge ridge up there were pretty cool. I don't think I will go back, but only because there is SO MUCH more to do in the Sierra. What an a... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Ribbon Falls Area : Ribbon Falls Ampitheater : Gates of Delirium (5.12a)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Dec 23, 2013

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Comments: 2nd OW pitch seemed significantly harder than the first (stellar splitter). Pitch 9 seemed like an 11b with scary chock-stones to me. Wild step across to the belay.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Little Egypt : Frontier Left : Espresso Crack (5.11+)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: This fingercrack is fierce. Sharp but has good locks. The business is not very long, but placing pro on the hard part is not easy. 11c seems like a fair rating. Not harder than Butterballs (not as long as sustained but sharper), and definitely not harder than Pinky Paralysis in Yosemite. I think PP is an 11d and these two 11c, with Rostrum fingercrack an 11b. But since fingercracks depend on person’s finger size this rant is useless. GREAT CLIMB, WORTH REPEATING!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Clarence King : North East Ridge (full) (5.7+ PG13) : Photo
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: That's the regular route I believe..


Location: South America : Peru : Cordillera Blanca : Ishinca Valley : Karma de los Cóndores (5.11+)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Congrats on the route, it is VERY good! Roofs are insane! Look impossible, but go!

Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome!
Awesome!



Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Dana Plateau : Lenticular Limbo (5.10+)
By: SirTobyThe3rd When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Thank you for posting this variation!


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