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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Unknown Off Width

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (6)

Trad, 60'

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 1st Tier

May 5, 2014

Felsic

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (23)

Sport, 1 pitch, 160'

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Dozier Dome

Aug 24, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Scheelite Canyon star trails

Scheelite Canyon star trails

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pine Creek Canyon

Jun 29, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Benton Crags Star Trails

Benton Crags Star Trails

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Benton Crags

Jun 2, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: all 20

all 20

Sep 25, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: 1 of the 20

1 of the 20

Sep 25, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: 1 of the 20

1 of the 20

Sep 25, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: chaos 5

chaos 5

Mar 21, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: chaos 4

chaos 4

Mar 21, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: chaos 3

chaos 3

Mar 21, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: chaos 2

chaos 2

Mar 21, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: chaos 1

chaos 1

Mar 21, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Tight, even for a skinny lad like me!

Tight, even for a skinny lad like me!

California : High Sierra : ... : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10)

Jul 28, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset

Sunset

California : High Sierra : ... : Incredible Hulk

Jul 28, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Felsic stays just right of the dike

Felsic stays just right of the dike

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Felsic (5.9)

Aug 24, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Casa Diablo Mountain : Parking Lot Crag : Unknown F (5.7)
By: BruceB When: Jun 29, 2017

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Comments: Don't know if any holds have come off, but I think a 5.7 leader would have trouble with that mantle.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Casa Diablo Mountain : Parking Lot Crag : Unknown D (5.9)
By: BruceB When: Jun 29, 2017

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Comments: Harder than the 8 to the left but no harder then then 9 to the right, just different.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Photo
By: BruceB When: Jun 29, 2017

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Comments: Does this climb have a name?


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Luther Spires : Luther Spires : Just Do It (5.10c)
By: BruceB When: Jun 18, 2017

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Comments: Area classic. It has a lot of great movement and a few relatively high exposure moves. Crux is off the ground and remains stiff thru the 4th bolt. After that it's glorious steep jugs!


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Granite Basin : ... : Hair Raiser Buttress (5.9 R)
By: BruceB When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: Most memorable route I've done for quite a while. Absolutely beautiful line with awesome positioning. Old school yes, but no different to many routes in Tuolumne.
Getting to the first bolt is definitely "R" and not a gimme. A fall would spoil your day and probably take your belayer with you. The rest of the climb felt "PG13".
Current bolt count is 6, 7, 4, as per Marty's guide. Slings and rap rings at the top, no bolts. The walk off is mellow and quick.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Space Invaders (5.10b)
By: BruceB When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: Did we do the right route? I think so, but just 8 bolts. What's with the 12 draws?
Bit of an odd start. Either run out 10b to the first bolt or a contrived reach in from the left side of the slab to make the clip. Big traverse from the 2nd to 3rd bolt could be trouble for the follower if you slip just after the 2nd bolt.
Arete is good with a few hidden holds around the right side. Mostly crimps, small knobs and friction. The arete is well bolted.
Not really a beautiful route!


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Mitigate (5.7)
By: BruceB When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: Fun route with some nice moves.
There are bolted anchors and chains at the top of P2 (to the right). You can rappel to the chains at the top of Anxiety attack, then another rappel to the base of the climb. A 70m rope just reaches the first rap, a 60m will require a bit of 3rd class down climbing.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Truckee River Canyon : River Rock : Summer Session (5.9+)
By: BruceB When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: Hopefully this will clean up to be a great route. It's nice to have a 5.9 route at this crag.
The initial crack goes from beautiful finger locks to nice hand jams. This section can also be bypassed on easier ground in the corner crack. The middle face section is very crumbly right now. It's possible to get good crimps but the feet tend to skate off the face. I think this will clean up with more traffic. The steep upper section is also a bit dirty but has nice backcut holds just where you... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Slowdancer (5.9)
By: BruceB When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: This is a really fun route, especially with the Penny Candy linkup.
It would make a nice lead except for the very sketchy and dangerous start. And judging by only one "lead" in the Tick list I don't think I'm the only one who thinks this.

I'll probably get flak for saying this, but as the route already has 2 bolts, adding a third bolt right by the boldery start does not seem to me to be out of order. Yes, you can get a piece of gear in there, but it's not a great placement and it's also where a... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Labor of Love (5.10b PG13)
By: BruceB When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: Really good route. At 6' tall I was just able to make the long reach - Just!.
For the most part it's well protected and nicely bolted, the only downside is the placement of the first and last bolts. The first bolt could have been 4' lower at the end of the 5.7 dyke hike, rather than just past a 5.9/10a move. And I thought the last bolt was way scary. It's right after a very delicate balancy move 12-15' above the previous bolt. It would not be a pleasant fall!


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