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Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Ellery Ridges : The Backbone (5.7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 10, 2017

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Comments: Great that you did the route and liked it. More established now. Do you have a detailed topo? Info about that sit start. Sounds like that's the way to do it?


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R...
By: Bruce Morris When: May 31, 2017

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Comments: On May 12, 2017 MorComm Press published an expanded 2nd edition of the Rock Climber's Guide to Ellery Lake Bowl with new sections devoted to Ellery Ridges, Warren Towers, the Pyramid and the Sphinx. It's now available at Maximus Press online in Bishop, California and on amazon.com Books:

amazon.com/Climbers-Guide-Elle...


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Sharma Arete (V9)
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 7, 2017

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Comments: Lousy landing. Requires multiple pads, plus spotters.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : The Sphinx : Cerro K'Narlé (5.10a) : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: This topo is inaccurate. See the previous one with Orange Chimney, Cerro K'Narleé, and the South Face. Cerra K'Narlé has 4 pitches not 3.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : The Sphinx : East Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 21, 2017

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Comments: So you didn't do the ridge continuation? Wonder what it's like?


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : ... : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 12, 2016

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Comments: That's where the name of another nearby route came from, "Lord Caffeine", because of all the black stains on the rock like coffee spills.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : The Muffins : Middle Muffin : Muffin Monster (5.12d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: Think the mantel move on the rail after the crack is the true crux of the problem if I recall correctly. The last few moves to the top, even with moss BITD, didn't seem very hard. It must be that the mantel shelf has over-grown with moss. Think the access tree quite definitely is a Black Oak, not a pine. Rap down a clean the mantel shelf before attempting? After quite a few comments, I've down-rated Muffin Monster to 5.12d. Don't think ... more >>


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : The Sphinx : Cerro K'Narlé (5.10a) : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 13, 2016

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Comments: Kind of a nasty road cut approach from below, but the route itself looks pretty dang good. Think Todd Worsfold, one of the FAs, mentioned somewhere he'd done this route 10 times or so.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Ellery Ridges : East Ellery Ridge (5.6)
By: Bruce Morris When: Aug 26, 2016

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Comments: Got it, Eric! Name changed to Ian Feruson. So should all Ferguson be changed to Feruson? Sounds like it.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Golden Rock : Speed of Life (5.11b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 30, 2016

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Comments: I want to put all the routes on the Golden Rock here, including Speed of Life. You'll see what happens as I fill in the blank routes.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : The Sphinx : Great Googley Boogley (5.10 PG13)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Here's a video by Ed Hartouni off of YouTube of the FA of the "Great Googley Boogley" III 5.10:



Should give you a good idea of the first pitch.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Ellery Bowl : The Speed of Life (5.11b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: snowhazed: How do you advise linking up "Speed of Life" with the "Third Pillar Route"? Climb "Third Pillar" and then descend to "Speed of Life"? How exactly do you do that? It sounds like you could top-out on the "Third Pillar" and then angle down and north into Ellery Bowl instead of descending down Glacier Canyon. Would be nice if you drew a map ... more >>


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R...
By: Bruce Morris When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Yesterday I published a new updated and much revised version of a Climber's Guide to Ellery Lake Bowl (MorComm: 2016). 31 pages. All color. ISBN 978-0965023450. MSRP $19.95. It's available on Amazon at:

amazon.com/Climbers-Guide-Elle...

And will soon be available at Planet Granite and Touchstone climbing gyms in the greater Bay Area. REI should be handling it too.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Devil's Canyon : Mother Load : Chewy's Lookout (5.10b)
By: Bruce Morris When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: The late Bill Waggs put up "Chewy's Lookout". His dog Chewy sat at the base and watched while the route was going up.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... : Demonology Cliff Band : Hidden Technology (5.11a) : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: Nice little 5.11a lie back - finger crack 15-minutes from the Tioga Road & no one ever goes there. Guidebook-itis!


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : Waterfall Cliff : Clamydia (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Donkey Dong is only 5.12a if you head left at the top and do the mantel finish, otherwise, 11c. Some of the hold getting to the 'clams' on Clamydia have also broken off and down since the FA. Clamydia has to be 12a now for sure . . .


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : FF Crack (V4)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Bruce Morris, 1992


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Man in the Canoe (V2)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Chris Summit


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : Nature Nazi Arete (V7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: FA: Chris Sharma. c. 1990.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Peruvian Flake (5.10a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Mar 24, 2016

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Comments: FYI: I did this with Kevin Leary and Bill Taylor in November 1977.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : ... : Photo
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: I know it's usually TR'd, but this goes to show there has been a lead.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Olmsted Canyon : Olmsted Canyon Right : Age of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Dave Yerian and Merry McGrath did the FA of "Age of Darkness" in July, 1985.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : Olmsted High-Ball Cracks
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 2, 2015

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Comments: 15-20 feet? Without too much possibility of injury . . .


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Indian Rock Side : ... : 1 1/4" Crack (V1)
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Can be done as a straight-in 1 1/4" jam too from a hang just under the roof. Much harder that way.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering : Olmsted Point Boulders : Olmsted High-Ball Cracks
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: 30 ft with a lousy landing. Ankle/heel breakers.


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