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Photo Caption Location Date
Bear's Reach.  I've only climbed it once, so let me know if I made any mistakes.  You can see the two belays with two people on each.  Fun route, but super crowded on a summer weekend.

Bear's Reach. I've only climbed it once, so let me know if I made any mistakes. You can see the two belays with two people on each. Fun route, but super crowded on a summer weekend.

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Bear's Reach (5.7)

Aug 5, 2008

Cruising at sunset

Cruising at sunset

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : The Odor Takeda (5.8)

Jul 24, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock : Arch Rock Route (5.8)
By: Tom Johnson When: Sep 16, 2008

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Comments: There is another variation on the first pitch that follows a left facing dihedral about 30 ft right of the usual hand crack. It's super fun, although quite short. Protects well and probably goes at easy 5.7. Also, I didn't see the fixed nut referred to in the description. Be ready for a bit of squeeze chimney near the top of the second pitch, or else duck out left onto slab. Great route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Arch Rock : Obscura Direct (5.7 X)
By: Tom Johnson When: Sep 14, 2008

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Comments: Agree with Darren that the run-out is pretty straightforward. If you've done other South Platte run out slab you'll know what to expect. The move over the roof is pretty stiff for 5.7, but it's not terrible. Just power up and over on a jug and get a mantle to get your feet on up. Decent route.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Gallows Edge : Main Wall : Butler Route (5.5 PG13)
By: Tom Johnson When: Sep 1, 2008

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Comments: This was my first lead and I found it awkward and a little sketchy with some of the loose rock (also lacked the two bolt anchor). Maybe it's a little cleaner now (climbed in early 07). Stick with the much more fun moderate sport around.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Surrealistic Pillar (5.7)
By: Tom Johnson When: Aug 6, 2008

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Comments: I agree that this route could/should be done in two pitches. It is straight enough that rope drag isn't much of an issue. It is a bit intimidating for a new 5.7 trad leader!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Bear's Reach (5.7)
By: Tom Johnson When: Aug 5, 2008

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Comments: Super fun route. Would have to disagree with Floridaputz about the reach. I'm 5'8" and I struggled to get it! Still doable, but it takes a bit more creativity to stand up high enough. And if you're used to sandstone, tapping on all those hollow flakes will scare the crap out of you.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Coyote Wall : Coyote Verde (5.8)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 24, 2008

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Comments: Personally I felt this route was harder than the other 5.8s at RRC. Still, some good freaky-friction.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Gallows Edge : Main Wall : Unknown Face Route (5.8-)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: I personally find this to be the hardest route (besides the .12) at Gallows edge. The sequence is not entirely obvious, and the steepness may get you a bit pumped if you're out of shape. Still, a pretty decent route.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Gallows Edge : Main Wall : 99 Red Balloons (5.8)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: My favorite route at Gallows. Go straight up at the top. It's well-protected and super fun.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Gallows Edge : The Pit : Unnamed (5.7)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 23, 2008

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Comments: This is a fun little route. Be careful if you're soloing as the crux comes right near the top.


Location: CO : Colorado Springs : Red Rock Canyon Open Space : Coyote Wall : Pete's Classic Corner (5.8)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 21, 2008

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Comments: Lots of fun. Would've been a three-star if there weren't so many loose flakes. Check those holds. Tiny run-out near the top adds a bit of spice.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Styx
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 21, 2008

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Comments: Great little wall for some easy trad. Remember a rope bag or ground cloth; super sandy at the base.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Styx : Minion (5.7 PG13)
By: Tom Johnson When: Jul 21, 2008

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Comments: Fun route! Crux moving past the yucca high up; this felt harder than 5.7, but there are lots of options, and I probably chose poorly.


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Arch Rock Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : South Platte : ... : Arch Rock

Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress

Post Moderate 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Winter Wall

Crack Parallel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Face (The Pinnacle Wes...

Pejos Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Main Wall

Once Were Warriors 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Main Wall

99 Red Balloons 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Main Wall

Bear's Reach 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : East Wall

Obscura Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X

CO : South Platte : ... : Arch Rock

Unknown Face Route 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Main Wall

Pete's Classic Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Coyote Wall

Phlegethon's Ripple 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Styx

Minion 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Styx

Unnamed 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : The Pit

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Surrealistic Pillar

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress

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