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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Rising Crescendo

5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R (5)

Trad, 2 pitches, 175'

CO : South Platte : ... : Cynical Pinnacle

Nov 17, 2009

Perfect Vision

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R (2)

Trad, 5 pitches, 600'

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Higher Cathedral Rock

Apr 14, 2008

The Crucifix

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (10)

Trad, 5 pitches, 700'

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Higher Cathedral Rock

Apr 13, 2008

Fatal Mistake

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b (5)

Trad, 3 pitches, 300'

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 32 - Elephant Rock

Mar 30, 2008

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Ribbon Falls Ampitheater

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Ribbon Falls Area

Mar 30, 2008

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: I-Turkey butt shot.

I-Turkey butt shot.

CO : South Platte : ... : I Turkey/ Resurrection (5.12a/b)

Jun 6, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Getting started in the crux chimney.

Getting started in the crux chimney.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Flakes, The (5.10+ X)

Jun 6, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Good gear midway up the X chimney.  Gold offset nu...

Good gear midway up the X chimney. Gold offset nut.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Flakes, The (5.10+ X)

Jun 6, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: 11 a peg hand crack.  Very fun.

11 a peg hand crack. Very fun.

CO : Gunnison : ... : No Country for Old Men (5.11 R)

Jun 6, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Crux, a little stiff.

Crux, a little stiff.

CO : Gunnison : ... : No Country for Old Men (5.11 R)

Jun 6, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: third pitch before the long runout.  A fall above ...

third pitch before the long runout. A fall above could be 70 ft but harmless--you'd terrorize the climbers on Dark Shadows.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Excellent Adventure (5.11c R)

Apr 3, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the crux pitch.

Starting the crux pitch.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Debutante's Ball (5.11)

May 25, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Slotting the Czech nut on pitch 9.

Slotting the Czech nut on pitch 9.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Crystal Vision (5.11 PG13)

May 25, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch four before the crux.

Pitch four before the crux.

CO : Gunnison : ... : Atlantis (5.11 PG13)

May 25, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: South America : Ecuador : Chimborazo : Standard Route (Mod. Snow R)
By: stevecurtis When: Jan 4, 2016

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Comments: Dec 2015. Route was mostly ice. Low angle. The day I went up about 20 people. A guide cost me $210 and was worth it. Snow started at about 18000 ft. It got much colder above 19000 ft.

NOTE: THE ROUTE NOW LEAVES FROM THE LOWER PARKING LOT. YOU CAN ALSO LEAVE FROM THE HIGHER HUT (NOT USED ANYMORE). IT IS QUICKER, BUT YOU ARE EXPOSED TO ROCK FALL. WE CAME DOWN THAT WAY, AND A HUGE CHUNK OF ROCK PRECEDED OUR CROSSING.


Location: South America : Ecuador : Cojitambo
By: stevecurtis When: Jan 4, 2016

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Comments: Cojitambo has some good climbing to 5 pitches. There is a climber's hostel down and skiers right of the church. About 3/4 miles down this road. Look for a house with some climbing paraphernalia out front. I believe there is a small sign with a climbing icon across the street.

Anyway, there are good climbs, and good friendly local climbers to help. There is a guidebook at the hostel. Last charge 12$.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Chimney (5.10a)
By: stevecurtis When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Chad recommended this route to me too. I've spent 38 years of climbing avoiding routes like this one. It will take a while for the memory to fade.
Take knee pads. Mine are a mess. The route takes more time than half dome RR. Don't let the moderate grade fool you. After pitch 7, you are half way done. A few notes. We didn't use the recommended belays on every pitch. We didn't run full pitches together either. The first few pitches are easy. Turning the roof on pitch 3 looks like a horr... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Liberty Cap : Scarface (Free) (5.12)
By: stevecurtis When: May 6, 2015

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Comments: WE enjoyed the route. Did it 1 May.

The second pitch was really wet and a slick layback
We took off a few loose blocks on the fourth, and elsewhere.
A second #4 isn't needed on pitch 7. I didn't use any #3 on the pitch either.
We used 3-4 yellow aliens and purple camalots on nearly every pitch. Three greens are also a good idea. double purple master cam. Doubles to yellow camalot, single 3 and 4. Singles on very small cams. A set of offset nuts.
We got lost on pitch 10. Here i... more >>


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Book of Saturday (5.11a R)
By: stevecurtis When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: I did this with John Robinson. It was a good, long day. There are a few spots with reasonably hard --10A --climbing, loose holds, injury fall. On pitch 7 or 8, there was at least 200 lbs of vertical rock ready to go, in the correct line. John knocked most of it off when he came up.

No 5.11 climbing. Be adept at easy 5.10, way over your gear, on loose rock. I was most impressed with my 70 year old partner. We swung leads the entire day. A single set of cams, maybe with two red aliens, up... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Johnson Mountain : The Force Boyle. (5.11 A0)
By: stevecurtis When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Did this last week. A good route. My partner freed everything while following (we were three) He thought about 12 A.


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Western Hardman (5.11)
By: stevecurtis When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: We did this thing mid may. Conditions couldn't have been better, but the weather deteriorated on our hike to the fin.

The route is great, low commitment, well protected above 5.8. I did a really dumb man variation on the second to the last pitch. Into a very loose corner and face far left. The pitch above the last rap looks good too.
It is possible to do a tyrolean type rap for the second from the top. Speeds matters.
10C is probably a better grade


Location: UT : House Range : West Sawtooth Canyon : Snake Dike Wall : Anti-Crack (5.11c)
By: stevecurtis When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: A fun route with a thin crux. I thought the grade was closer to 11a.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Twin Towers : Chariots on Fire (5.12a)
By: stevecurtis When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Another great route, but at the end of the day, I was wasted for the second pitch. It did feel a bit harder than the 12A out front. This one is still dirty too. Should clean up well with some traffic.

Got on this again, and took off another 50 pounds of rock before the arete. There is a good route in there someplace. Getting onto the arete is 11+ or 12 A.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Twin Towers : Release the Lions (5.11c)
By: stevecurtis When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: Did this one 20 April. A really good sustained climb. For reference, I found it about as hard as the good 12 A in the first alcove.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : ... : Aloha Patrol (5.11b)
By: stevecurtis When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: I agree with the 11B rating. Anyway, a fun route. Do it in two pitches, rappel in three.


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