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Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Underworld Rock > Poop Shoot (5.10c/d)
By: Bruce Morris When: 6 days ago

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Comments: FA: Brad Watson, 1992


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Underworld Rock > Hit Man (5.10a)
By: Bruce Morris When: 6 days ago

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Comments: FA: Brad Watson, 1992


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Underworld Rock > Black Market Babies (5.11b)
By: Bruce Morris When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Dave Caunt did the FA of "Black Market Babies" in the fall of 1992.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Underworld Rock > Gestapo Priest (5.10c)
By: Bruce Morris When: 6 days ago

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Comments: I did the FA of "Gestapo Priest" in the fall of 1992.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... > Ellery Bowl > The Speed of Life (5.11b)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 7, 2018

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Comments: I've heard that there is a nice crack climb that starts above the top of the second pitch of "Speed of Life". Anyone got the particulars? Rating?


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > California Ridge > Ayatollah (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 5, 2018

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Comments: FA: Dave Caunt 1990


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Woodside Rock > Orbital Impact (5.7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 5, 2018

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Comments: Think the late Donn Simmons and I TRed this line after putting in that 3-bolt anchor c. 1992. Looks like it!


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Bates Eliminate (V6)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 4, 2018

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Comments: Think the Scharma sit down start down and right is harder than V7. So many different ways to contrive this problem.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Bates Eliminate (V6)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: Easy way? Like in the 2nd picture.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Shady Rock > Shady Rock Traverse (V2)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: Does a complete circuit of Shady Rock.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Cave Roof (V3)
By: Bruce Morris When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: I remember doing this boulder problem about 1979-80, but Barry Bates. who showed it to me. must have done it earlier still.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Bates Eliminate (V6)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 28, 2017

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Comments: Think the left-hand gaston off the high start is the "easy" variation of the Bates. You can bet every single possible variation on the Bates has been done at one time during the last 30 years.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Indian Rock Side > ... > Asian Invasion (V6-7)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 22, 2017

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Comments: FA probably by Barry Bates in the late 1970s. Certainly by Scott Cosgrove in the late 80s. However, named AI and done much later.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Indian Rock Side > ... > Santa Cruz Dude (V3)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 22, 2017

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Comments: Probable FA by Chris Sharma in the early 90s.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Loggerhead Buttress > Chow Chow Chow (5.10c)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 19, 2017

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Comments: Think that Dave and I did this route in two pitches. Easier to belay in the small tree after the crux. We rated the second pitch 5.9.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Beak Mantle (V4)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 13, 2017

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Comments: It's gotten harder with breakage through the years.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Collins problem (V10)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 10, 2017

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Comments: Jim Collins did this problem when he was going to Stanford in the early 1980s.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Tree Problem (V4)
By: Bruce Morris When: Dec 10, 2017

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Comments: Barry Bates did the FA back sometime in the 70s. There used to be a tree there, but it went away.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Last Temptation Cliff > Lobotomy (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Nov 20, 2017

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Comments: FA: Marc Hill c. 1990


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Dog Dish Traverse (V2)
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 24, 2017

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Comments: Isn't the V6 the opposition side pulls in the middle section? After that it gets easier and the easier ending is part of the standard DD traverse. Think the V5 consists of those two center moves which lets you connect with the easier standard stuff.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Waterfall Cliff > Anti-Christ (5.11d)
By: Bruce Morris When: Oct 24, 2017

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Comments: The Direct Start has two hard mantels in a row if I can recall correctly. Only Dave Caunt and me could do them.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... > Golden Rock
By: Bruce Morris When: Jul 30, 2017

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Comments: Here's a Youtube video of the approach up to Golden Rock taken by a quad cam:



Gives a pretty good idea of the slog up to the base and the walk back down to Ellery Lake.


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.


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