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Rock Climbing Photo: Self portrait on the summit of Gray's Peak, CO


Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
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Areas = 15
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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Creepshow (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Those blocks are "WTF" creepy


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Diagon Alley (5.6)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: ".....These are not the 5.6 moves you are looking for..."


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs : Superdog Dome
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If anyone has any info on these routes, please share and I'll update. This little area would be a fun diversion with a little love. Current hardware, except for one bolt, is unsuitable


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs : Superdog Dome : 5.8- (5.8- PG13)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If anyone has any info on these routes, please share and I'll update. This little area would be a fun diversion with a little love. Current hardware, except for one bolt, is unsuitable.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs : Superdog Dome : Photo
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: 1. 5.10a/b
2. 5.10a/b
3. 5.7-
4. 5.8-


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Indian Springs : Lower Cliffs, Lower Tier : Crackey McCrackerton (....u... (5.6)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If anyone has additional info about this route, let me know; I'll update. The heads of the anchor bolts have a bit of rust, but both bolts and hangers are tight.


Location: NV : Reno and Carson City : Dinosaur Rock : Sauron's Nest (5.5 PG13)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: I would not suggest this route for a beginner/new
leader unless they are a very strong climber. The climb takes all kinds of gear, but there are several awkward, balancey moves.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Royal Arches (5.9)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Simul-rap on a single 70; the pulls are way faster and a lot less time spent managing rope, not to mention moving faster without extra rope weight on the way up.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Sunnyside Bench : Jamcrack (5.9)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: for sure, plenty of gear and good feet. Felt stiff for the grade, I think because p-1 ended up being mostly in the loose fingers size range for me....ahhh, so it goes with cracks.


Location: NV : Tahoe Nevada Shores : Trippy Rock : Leisure Suit (5.11b)
By: Walt Barker When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: SMC hangers at anchors are spinners but bolts solid.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : Lower Slabs
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: These climbs offer outstanding friction climbing in a secluded setting. Many fun variations near the anchors of Black Streak (from which you can TR all the Black Streak routes). These routes would be first-rate if they weren't so dangerous to lead. Serious fall potential. The first bolts are very high.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Crags : ... : Unknown B (5.9+)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Nice climb with well-placed crux bolts.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Crags : ... : Lizard Gizzards (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Great route for slab-technique training and trusting your feet. Agree with old5ten; very reminiscent of the first pitch of z-tree on Pywiack. Try the whole thing palms-only for a fun experience. A lot of great moves.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Practice Cliffs : Flake Route (5.9)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Great climb, if a bit creepy. I pulled up to the flake proper. It had a rather "plastic" character; I gave it a knock, it sounded like a drum and I swear the whole thing flexed when I pulled. It's thin. Real thin.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Practice Cliffs : Casual Sex (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Great climb. OW section is worth it.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : The Lost Wall : ... : Two to Tango (5.11c)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: No fixed nut as of 2-12-14


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Dinwoody Glacier Area. : Gannett Peak : Gooseneck Glacier Route (3rd)
By: Walt Barker When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: Did Summit day from the top of Bonney pass. Spent an incredible 2 calm, quiet nights up there. Fantastic. If you can manage to be up there without wind, there is nothing like it on this earth!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Granite Basin Crags : ... : Hang Ten (5.4)
By: Walt Barker When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: The first bolt of the second pitch lacks a hanger.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas : Granite Dells : Watson Lake : ... : Dam Classic (aka The Dam Cr... (5.9-)
By: Walt Barker When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Fantastic route. Great fingers to hands. Certainly one of the best cracks in the area. Must do.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Cave Route (5.5)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Fun route, gear everywhere.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Entrance Crack (5.4 R)
By: Walt Barker When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Certainly the most spicey 5.4 I've ever led. Walked a #5 and a #6 Camalot up the OW section to feel protected. Worked great until the #5 tipped-out less than half-way up and then the same with #6 about 20' above that, at which point I traversed right to easier but exposed ground. Also, after much fiddling, I did manage to plug a #1 C3 into the afore-mentioned crack below the crux.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.7 Dihedral (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: Awesome climb, bizarre crux. Plugged #4 and # 3 Camalots into the fist crack for the traverse to the chains. For the chains, just bring about 15' of webbing and you can equalize the anchor just fine.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: Yup, anchors are still present, lots of gear options, too.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: Thought about leading this, but upon closer TR inspection, it has really sparse gear. It could be done though.


Location: CO : Golden : Lookout Mountain Crag : 5.8 Crack (5.8-)
By: Walt Barker When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: Gear galore; micros and stoppers. "Book-sized rock" shifted a bit. Top definitely in the 5.8 range.


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