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Location: MA : Redrock and vicinity : Black Streak (5.11+)
By: trundlebum When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: I always wanted to put some black plastic in the depression at the top of the crag and melt snow so I could 'farm' this as an ice climb.
I'm surprised no one has ever done that yet?


Location: Other Sports : surfing and wave sailing : Post : Photo
By: trundlebum When: Jul 25, 2012

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Comments: Gnarly...
Reminds me of surfing in New England during the winter.

Wont do that in a ripped up west suit ever again !


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Save It For A Rainy Day (5.12a/b A1-2)
By: trundlebum When: Feb 22, 2011

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Comments: Cosmiccragsman:
"I enjoyed taking the photos of the FA!!!"

F.F.A yah mean ;)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Save It For A Rainy Day (5.12a/b A1-2)
By: trundlebum When: Feb 13, 2011

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Comments: The route got it's name thus:
I had reconned the line. I really wanted to climb it but it was obviously beyond my free climbing ability due to the small size and overhanging nature. I knew the route would be dry during a rain storm.
One day 'Iggy' and I were climbing at Willow Springs area and the weather turned virtually alpine. It started to rain, hail and produce occasional BB snow. While leaving the park I mentioned an aid line that I had my eye on and that we could go do in the rain. Iggy w... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Not So Moderate (5.11c R)
By: trundlebum When: Feb 1, 2011

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Comments: So Joe...
You couldn't help youself huh?
You just had to add a 100' deep section,
infested with sharks,
right in the middle of the wading pool.

I don't think this one will get a lot of lead traffic.
It's pretty 'Grit ee' !


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Not So Moderate (5.11c R) : Photo
By: trundlebum When: Feb 1, 2011

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Comments: "...getting out of the pool."

You just love swimming, when it means you et to diving in from the 'Deep End'

Great Job Joe !


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Eagle Dance (5.10 A1) : Photo
By: trundlebum When: Jan 27, 2011

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Comments: Warming up ?
Looks like a 'wake'n bake' 2 me.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Classic Corner (5.8) : Photo
By: trundlebum When: Aug 14, 2010

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Comments: Classic route in it's grade. BTW...
She using a GriGri (I hope) ?


Location: NH : Kancamagus Crags : Crack In The Woods : Crack In The Woods (5.10c)
By: trundlebum When: May 25, 2010

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Comments: Just be very wary of killer, attack beavers on the approach!

Of course this is pretty much a joke as there could be no such beast in the woods of N.H, right?

I wish Jimmy Dunn would step in with a recount of his story.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Rose Tower : Olive Oil (5.7)
By: trundlebum When: Jan 14, 2008

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Comments: Nice romp.
Second pitch is a gem, but definitely run it together with the 3rd.

From the pedestal atop the 3rd I (following the sun) stepped left and climbed that corner.
This pitch was almost as good as the final pitch, with the exception of a couple small bushes and not being quite the length.
At the top of this pitch step left around a big chock stone,
(there were yellow jackets in a hueco up right)
and up onto a beautiful (sunny) belay ledge.

A short 30 meter 5.4 pitch takes you straight u... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Hide-and-Seek Crag : Here-to-There (5.9)
By: trundlebum When: Jan 3, 2008

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Comments: A little engaging clipping and passing the first bolt at the overlap,
maybe easy 5.8 ? If the route is a 5.9 then it would be at the top few moves before the final mantle reaching the anchor.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Hide-and-Seek Crag : Here (5.10-)
By: trundlebum When: Jan 3, 2008

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Comments: Short/sweet and very winter friendly.
The couple moves from last bolt to the anchor are respectably .10a
The anchor is perhaps low. If the anchor was the last protection bolt the route would would a fair bit harder, you would have two more thin moves and then a sloper mantle to finish.
The route is easily top roped by doing 'There' and just tensioning off the 'There' anchor on the way down.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Hide-and-Seek Crag
By: trundlebum When: Jan 3, 2008

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Comments: Must be an oven in the summer yet...
today, two (very short) days into the year,
it was sunny and warm :)

Fun and user-friendly.
Well worth the stop on your way to or from 'Cut your teeth'


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cut Your Teeth Crag : September Knights (5.9)
By: trundlebum When: Jan 3, 2008

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Comments: Super fun, as was 'November Daze'
However, I agree with gilbert,
I thought it barely harder than 'November Daze'
5.8 is generous.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Stoner's Highway (5.10c R)
By: trundlebum When: Sep 5, 2007

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Comments: Although this is a long and somewhat committing route many people do just the first 3 or 4 pitches, and that is well worth it.

On the first pitch, if your second is anything less than confident that they can cruise the moves, a back belay (party of three?) might be wise. For the second, you have to unclip the second bolt and do the crux moves of the pitch staring at a serious whipper (correct use of the term) into the shallow left facing dihedral. If you do fall, just pretend it is practice for... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9)
By: trundlebum When: Sep 5, 2007

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Comments: George is corrrect:
The 6th pitch is a .10a right facing layback, well worth doing. The 7th is 5.8/5.9. From here you can continue up. I have never been above here, but Meyers topo shows a .10c lb and thin crack pitch, then a .10d thin pitch. A short bit of .10 face and 4th class gets you onto the Powell/Reed ledges (but why?).
Also there is the possibility of doing a face traverse,
(scary, only one bolt and who knows of the condition?)
From just below the belay on the top of pitch 7, over to ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: trundlebum When: Sep 5, 2007

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Comments: In discussing rating:
In the old "Meyers yellow book" it is rated 5.10c
If you look at the topo the only thing over 5.9 is the bolt ladder.
(which is short, low angle and easily 'batmanned' without aiders)
The only 5.9 (in the Meyers book) is the move over the small roof above the bolt ladder to gain the 5.6 crack for the second half of the pitch. However there are many 5.8 pitches above, a few that might actually be contested as having enough gusto to be considered 5.9.
I think 5.9 A0 is an app... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : MysterZ (5.7) : Photo
By: trundlebum When: Aug 20, 2007

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Comments: A picture is worth a thousand words.
A really nicely done topo, hopefully people will follow the example and we will start to see more topos here.
Nice job with the over view image on top of your topo.
Kudos.


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Question for the pros?Beginning ClimberstrundlebumOct 31, 2013
re: Question for the pros?Beginning ClimberstrundlebumOct 28, 2013
re: Question for the pros?Beginning ClimberstrundlebumSep 5, 2013
re: Starting Outdoor climbing!Beginning ClimberstrundlebumSep 5, 2013
re: New climber adviceBeginning ClimberstrundlebumSep 5, 2013
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