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Steve at Table Rock, Napa, CA


Member Since: Sep 18, 2008
Last Visit: May 3, 2013
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 95 | Routes 9 | Areas 1 | Photos 12 | Page Improvements | Comments 22 | Posts 2 | Stars 36 | Ratings 13

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Lower Brother : Positively 4th Street (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: Great climb! Took us an extra few minutes to find as it is more like 300' left and uphill of the toe of Little Brother.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: Steve R. When: Jun 18, 2010

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Comments: Great climb! A little crowded on a Wed in the middle of June but we were all going at pretty much the same pace so things worked out.

Part of what kept things going well was linking P1/P2 and P3/P4

Stoked to do the bolt ladder (at A0) and a stellar lieback to roof move. Next time I'll probably check out the supposedly equally stellar 50 crowded variation.

Beware the descent. We didn't end up as far up the gully between Middle and Higher as we should have to start the raps. We found a ra... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Lean And Mean (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Nov 2, 2009

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Comments: bring your small gear


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Anal Sex (5.8 X)
By: Steve R. When: Nov 2, 2009

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Comments: Don't remember anything on this route qualifying it for an "X" rating. Solid liebacking traverse with decent pro then up through tunnel.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Daff Dome, Main Area : West Crack (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Jul 16, 2009

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Comments: Classic! cruiser 5.7 crack on P1 that just sucks up nuts. Solid roof moves that make you work. Used my #11 hex per SuperTopo suggestion.. Glad I brought my #4-used it to protect P2 during the offwidth/face stuff. Great views from the top!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Super Slide (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Jun 20, 2009

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Comments: Great climb! P3,4 and 5 have some great crack. I would not recommend the alternate 5.8 start (Trial by Fire). I don't think the couple of parties in front of us would recommend it either...


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Selaginella (5.8)
By: Steve R. When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Great day of climbing from Commitment to Selaginella! The offwidth sections of Salaginella reminded me why we didn't spend the day on Kor Beck-What a workout.

The exposed traverse is fantastic. Supertopo mislabeled the right-facing flake (as left-facing) at the top of the third pitch after the traverse so don't get confused or concerned that you're in the wrong place.

We used the whole rack from 4" down to 00 metolius.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : Commitment (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Felt very reminiscent of Munginella but more challenging of course and more fun. Cool crux moves from under the roof into the dihedral. For a solid day of stellar climbing, follow Commitment with Selaginella!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Sunnyside Bench : Jamcrack (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Fun Climb! Didn't feel like a Valley 5.9 though-maybe 5.8. Good pro, solid stances and fun climbing.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Underworld Rock : Balance Sheet (5.10a X)
By: Steve R. When: Apr 8, 2009

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Comments: Cool first couple boulder moves! Make sure your partner spots you on the start. Used a couple tricams to protect the runout in the middle.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : Underworld Rock : Poop Shoot (5.10c)
By: Steve R. When: Apr 8, 2009

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Comments: Cool boulder moves at the start


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Nutcracker (5.8)
By: Steve R. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Lucked out with the route empty ahead of us. Good climbing. Great Lieback on the first pitch. Pitch 3 is a stream in the spring (it is spring, right?). The water makes the 5.7 lieback on smooth granite very interesting...

Fun mantle on pitch 5! I think Supertopo overstressed this as a crux. Don't take it too lightly but bomber holds and a little mantling skill get you up and over this fairly easily.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Black is Brown (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Cool climb! Thought the finger crack section felt more like a 5.9 than the 5.8 SuperTopo rates it, even for the Valley. Glad to see others here agree.

I'll third the two-rope rap comment. The 4th class descent off left is quick and easy.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : Pagoda Rock : Dry December (5.9)
By: Steve R. When: Mar 24, 2009

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Comments: Looked like a good line up the face of The Pagoda, but... The climbing totally sketched me out as I pulled holds off and the sandstone crumbled beneath my feet. Even being careful with loose holds it worried me...

It is a nice line up the face and was fun for my partner on top belay.

Watch out for poison oak at the start!

Don't throw your rope in the poison oak when rapping off the back!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Beaver Street Wall : The Crack (5.10b R)
By: Steve R. When: Jan 12, 2009

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Comments: Admittedly I was leading above my grade but I wished for some #00 cams. Don't think I used anything above a Red (#4) TCU. Not too shabby for being in the middle of the City. Good stuff


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Cragmont Park : Northeast Face : Moss Slab (5.10a/b)
By: Steve R. When: Jan 10, 2009

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Comments: Seemed to me like the "pocket" variation between the crack and moss slab is more of a 5.8. Just my thought on the matter though..


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Up to Heaven (5.8 R)
By: Steve R. When: Jan 5, 2009

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Comments: Fun boulder moves at the bottom.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Lower Tier : Amazing Face (5.10a)
By: Steve R. When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: Quality


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Middle Tier : Two for One (left variation... (5.10a)
By: Steve R. When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: Only because this route is so short did it not bother me terribly that one of these bolts is spinning in its sleeve. I didn't see a good way to back it up, must be something but far away.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Middle Tier : Pot Leaf Cave - Left Arete (5.11d)
By: Steve R. When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: Seemed easier to me, too, but I climbed some of the left face into the arete. There is now a selection of newish bolts on the top to choose from for a top rope. Needs 15' or more of extension.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Middle Tier : Beach Crack (5.6)
By: Steve R. When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: And there's a perfect placement for my #11 hex ;-)


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay : Mount Diablo State Park : Boy Scout Rocks : Lower Tier : Chimney (5.7)
By: Steve R. When: Nov 17, 2008

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Comments: Happy fresh bolts at the top of this. Managed to lead this without super huge gear. Stuck in things like #2 and #3 cams, #11 Hex (heck yeah!), one or two TCU placements possible and a sling around the tree after the crux.