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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Chain Reaction (5.12c)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 19, 2006

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Comments: When I was there, there were fixed draws on the route, and only after going up 15 feet to the first draw did I realize just how BAD the draws were. You may want to bring your own, as I'm not sure how many MORE big falls the bolt in the crux can withstand. Above the first crux pulling into the dyno move is a long ways above the bolt protecting the move.

I've pulled through the first crux, and then wanked above it. Then I've cheated through the crux and nailed the dyno, but I just can't seem to ... more >>


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : Tree Problem (V4)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 12, 2006

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Comments: Ah... That Neil. Now I know. And no folks, that's not the 1st ascent!


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Sun Spots (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jun 5, 2006

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Comments: The 1/4 bolts are still there, and after soloing The Black Hole, I went up for a look see for anchors. I didn't see any. I did see some old webbing hanging around a large mazanita bush up top and a LONG way from the final bolt, though the top didn't look very difficult. So - if you want to set up a top rope, bring some sacrifical webbing and a 20'+ sling and climb the chimney to the left.


Location: CA : Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Made in Japan (5.11a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jun 5, 2006

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Comments: The first clip is zesty, and a spotter or 3 will definately help in case your hand pops before you get the first draw clipped.

It's also worth noting that there is a new route that is NOT in Carville's book, which sits immediately left of Made in Japan. This route (I don't remember the name) is a 5.12c, and will be an interesting sustained surprise for anyone expecting the .11a Made in Japan.

The easiest way to find Made in Japan is to find the route ON the Arete at the start and finish.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : The Line (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 29, 2006

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Comments: This route can be easily completed in two pitches using a 60 meter rope. Once you've found the first belay stance immediately up and right of a roof system, it is about 185 feet to the top of the route. The rope drag on this second pitch is atrocious, and gets exciting pulling the final roof, so bring lots of slings.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : Tree Problem (V4)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 10, 2006

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Comments: Do you mean Neil did the 1st ascent? and which Neil are you talking about?


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Berkeley : Mortar Rock : Over the Bulge (V3 R)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 10, 2006

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Comments: Next time I'm up there, I'll have a look. I think the thing that I was talking about was slightly left of there, and was a stand start. The name I "gave" it was discriptive, rather than an official name. If this is Sunshine, and it's a sit start, I'll gladly rename it on the site.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (g) Morning Glory Wall : 5 Gallon Buckets (5.8)
By: Aron Quiter When: Feb 28, 2006

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Comments: A fun warm up, but once the sun hits this route, the sun turns the buckets into slippery buckets of ooze.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face : Monkey Space (5.11b)
By: Aron Quiter When: Feb 28, 2006

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Comments: Hmmm... I think the climb was two pitches, but I think it's worth mentioning that there are two pitches of the Poineer route that need to be done before you can split off and join Monkey Space.

That said....

HOLY SHIT! That crux step on the first pitch is a doozy. Definately reminded me why I'm afriad of heights.

While the physical crux is pulling out of the cave on the "second" (final?) pitch, the mental crux is on the first crossing through the traverse, looking out 500 feet below you.




Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Berkeley : Grizzly Peak Boulders : Stinkbomb Boulder : Stinkbomb (V4)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 26, 2005

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Comments: The holds... The holds are a breakin' ... The stand start is now probably a V3.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : Northern Roof (5.10a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Mar 8, 2005

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Comments: Not knowing a name, I chose to use a descriptionm which I felt was a little better than "unknown" since that's not at all helpful to someone trying to find the route, and this was before Avery made his little overview, which is above. If someone does know the name, let me know, and I'll change the name of this or any other route that's named incorrectly or vaguely.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain
By: Aron Quiter When: Mar 4, 2005

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Comments: The Gold Wall is not listed, since it is on private property. Until someone tells me that is "ok" to climb there, I'm not going to add it, which sucks because I'd like to. There are climbs there, a lot of them, and some of the ones I've been on are FUN.

I moved your comment o Anonymous Coward from 5N06, I'm not sure why it was there?


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : The Shroom Boulder
By: Aron Quiter When: Feb 9, 2005

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Comments: Good catch on the schist drunkenmaster... I hadn't noticed that. It's changed now.

As for me, I can't lay claim to any of Avery's statements, since I haven't bouldered in the Waterfall or Shroom boulders.

I've also changed the name of the waterfall boulders, as it was indeed called waterfall boulders cliff.

If you notice, though, your book is linked from the beginning page of the Salt point Area. That's the way that the site is laid out... books are linked from the main page of the area... more >>


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders
By: Aron Quiter When: Nov 11, 2004

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Comments: Ah! Finally some criticism with suggestions! All the suggestions have been updated.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Woodcrest Boulders : ... : Stonewall Traverse (V1)
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 29, 2004

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Comments: Fun!


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Woodcrest Boulders : ... : Buttcracker (V5)
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 29, 2004

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Comments: If this doesn't deserve an "s" rating, nothing does! Once you're off the ground on crappy holds, the wall on the other side of the cave is directly behind you. A fall will give you a nice "crack."


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Woodcrest Boulders : Beer Boulder
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 22, 2004

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Comments: I stand corrected! Name is changed, thanks for the info roughster!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Panther Beach
By: Aron Quiter When: Oct 9, 2004

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Comments: Hmmm... I guess reading drunkenmaster's comment made me realize that I made a mistake in my introduction: If I had three words to describe the climbing at Panther Beach "It sucks ass" would definately suffice.

It's a nice beach, but is part of what Obe Carron described as the "vortex" known as Santa Cruz.. Don't go here thinking you're going to spend more than about 5 minutes working on problems. Bring a frisbee and beer (I bring beer to the crags everywehere, but this time it's mandatory), ... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe : Truckee River Canyon : Big Chief : North Wall : Sundance (5.10a)
By: Aron Quiter When: Sep 19, 2004

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Comments: This is the best warmup route on The North Wall.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : South Rock : Fisk Mill Traverse (V2)
By: Aron Quiter When: Sep 7, 2004

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Comments: This a long and fun route that has a variation generously given a V4 by bypassing the high obvious route via the large ledge about 3/4 of the way up the route. Except for the aforementioned bulge and the easy topout at the end, this route is really well protected despite the hill.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : South Rock : M-80 (V1)
By: Aron Quiter When: Sep 7, 2004

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Comments: Avery doesn't rate this as a "serious" climb. After trying this myself (I chickened out), and watching Brian try it (he chickened out), and chatting with drunkenmaster about this climb, this deserves a serious rating, if not a VERY serious rating. A wrong fall sends you rolling downhill and off a 5' cliff on soft, but STEEP hillside. The committing move is a terrifying 8 feet off the ground, but looking downhill, it seems more like 20.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Sugarloaf Ridge : Triangle Boulder - Sugarloa... : Triangle Arete (V3)
By: Aron Quiter When: Jul 1, 2004

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Comments: This strarts on the left side of the arete, moving up to the highest point on the rock. This is a burly, but not diffcult V3.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : Shipwreck Wall : Conquistador (5.12a)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 7, 2004

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Comments: This route shares the first three bolts with Yardarm (5.12b), and then moves left to some rappell bolts (one of which has seen better days), and continues up from there. There are a total of 9 bolts on the route, and a 2 bolt anchor.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : Shipwreck Wall : Peg Leg (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 7, 2004

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Comments: Jared's description is a little deceptive:The first bolt of this climb is actually a staple (ring?) about 20 feet off the ground, and the staples of the route are the easiest way to indentify the route. If you want protection before this, bring a sling and clip into the first bolt of Yardarm (5.12b) that is just left of this route, though probably the best way to start the route anyways.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Salt Point State Park : Shipwreck Wall : Skaliwag (5.9)
By: Aron Quiter When: May 3, 2004

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Comments: He means far RIGHT side of wall, not left. This route is very tide dependant.


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