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Rock Climbing Photo: Even wearing a top hat I still look like a dirtbag...


Member Since: Aug 19, 2001
Last Visit: Oct 29, 2016
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Location: CA : Tahoe : Truckee River Canyon : Big Chief : Center Wall : ... : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Aug 22, 2008

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Comments: The only way that works on Pow Wow!


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Karl's Overhang (5.11)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 2, 2008

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Comments: Does it merit a pg-13 rating since pro is hard, or are the actual placements good? I remember looking at this a while back, but I don't remember...


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Corner (5.11-)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 31, 2008

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Comments: Was responding in general terms, and hopefully to dispel the question of whether or not 1/4" bolts are bomber (NO!). I have no idea if the bolts on the top of p2 are 1/4". It might be worth looking into. Anyone else know?


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : East Corner (5.11-)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 29, 2008

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Comments: Rules of thumb:

1/4": bad. 3/8": good. 1/2": excellent. 5/8": sandstone (and still crossing fingers!) or used to hold buildings to their foundations in earthquake retrofits.

1/4" bolts are not a standard anymore, they're usually somewhat rusted out at this point, and look like they're a little bent.


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: May 29, 2008

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Comments: I think that just barely squeaks under the 1 1/2" of acceptable butt crack.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 22 - Five and Dime Cliff : Copper Penny (5.10a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 13, 2008

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Comments: This is one of the first routes I did in Yosemite, almost 10 years ago. I had major problems with the crux, and think I was crying by the time I finally got to the top of the climb!


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: Stormy weather, but an excellent show of the definition of Phantom Spire.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : The Grotto : Rawhide (5.11a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: Saw a guy climb this route with his jaw wired shut. That was impressive, and made the Grotto quite loud with his breathing.


Location: CA : Northeast California : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: Excellent!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: Yosemite?


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Waterfall Cliff : The Falls (5.10b R)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jan 5, 2008

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Comments: On Sandstone? You're lucky to be telling the story. Good job Bruce (et al!)


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Cosumnes River Gorge : Ten-Minute Cliff : Scorpio (5.8)
By: Aron Quiter When: Nov 24, 2007

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Comments: I lead this route last weekend, and I used 3 cams total, and wished I'd had some more micro-cams. As it was, I used a black diamond .3, .2, .1. Yes. Those are aid cams, yes. After sending the route, I attempted to set a directional up to reduce swingage (and potential groundfall) for my follower (a bd .4), which blew as soon as I weighted it. So - be careful, and bring your microfriends.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir
By: Aron Quiter When: Nov 15, 2007

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Comments: I want more info!!! Please please please.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Nov 8, 2007

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Comments: Another nice beta picture! We need a lot more of these on the East side.


Location: CA : Tahoe : South Shore : Luther Rock
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: Rented a house in Christmas Valley last winter and got to spend some time wandering around, but not doing much climbing.

There's a boulder on Blitzen, which is the road that is one block west of highway 89 about 1/4 mile south of 50, which (I think) is called The Blitzen Boulder. I was told of 100+ problems, but I only think there are about 15 on a 12' boulder. Maybe the boulder, which is located in between 3 houses between colusa and shakori (and probably on private property), isn't the bl... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : ... : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 11, 2007

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Comments: Now that's almost a little too much beta. Is nothing sacred?


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Woodcrest Boulders : Cattle Drive Rock
By: Aron Quiter When: Sep 18, 2007

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Comments: Everything there is vague and confusing enough, that I'd agree with the observaton "who cares anyway?"


Location: CA : Tahoe : Truckee River Canyon : Big Chief : Center Wall : War Paint (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: Aug 28, 2007

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Comments: Scrambling along the top is doable - If you're willing to set up some top anchors and rappel down a pitch, after climbing up the other side! This isn't doable.

I'd forgotten about the sheer magnitude of the area; many routes here could easily be multiple pitches, I think it's simply the base area (and subsequent rockfall) that deterred the Hatchett brothers et al from running most routes multi-pitch. Second pitches on most routes would create a blind nasty rain of rock down onto peo... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Aug 28, 2007

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Comments: You ever been to bishop? The rock there isn't exactly gear friendly.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Little Egypt : Mussypotamia Right : Delicious, Delicious..... o... (5.10a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Aug 28, 2007

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Comments: This is definitely the best route name I've seen in quite some time.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Little Egypt : Lambada Dome Left : ... : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Aug 28, 2007

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Comments: Nice Topo!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Woodcrest Boulders : Cattle Drive Rock
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 26, 2007

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Comments: Pretty sure that was extracted from Chris Summit's wine country rocks...


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : Waterfall Boulders : Photo
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 15, 2007

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Comments: Lookin strong duke!


Location: CA : Tahoe : Truckee River Canyon : Big Chief : Center Wall : War Paint (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 15, 2007

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Comments: I'm 95% sure you need to climb it first, given that most of the routes in the canyon don't go all the way to the top of the cliff. I'm going there Monday, so I'll update this comment when I get back.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (n) Snake Rock : Split Image (5.12d)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 19, 2006

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Comments: All of this route is HARD. This is probably the best route I've ever attempted in my life. It's a short route, but every move until afer the last bolt is solid 5.12. If you're feeling like a solid climber, and you want a crash course in REALLY technical arete, this is the route for you.


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