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Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Lower Cathedral Spire : Regular Route (5.9)
By: danielwhore When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: WARNING - we just did this route yesterday and the rap "anchor" at the top has been stripped of all gear - it consists of only three glue-in bolts on the ground (no chains, no rap rings) - so the next person to rap it will most likely need to leave something (because even though the summit bolts are smooth glue-in bolts that you can normally rap directly from, you won't be able to pull your ropes through them due to the friction caused by the position of the bolts). Our single 70m rope was long... more >>

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Jo Jo (5.10b/c)
By: danielwhore When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: I second the recommendation to bring triples! I'd say bring three #3 camalots and you could get by with doubles in #2. A #4 would be great to have for the top otherwise you'll have to slide your last piece up quite a ways (through a short wide section) to the top. That being said, I really think this would be 5.10- at Indian Creek so if you are getting on the Prow or South Face or something and you didn't bring triples just get on it yo

Location: California : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk
By: danielwhore When: Sep 4, 2012

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Comments: Does anybody know if there is still water running up near the base of the Hulk? Or do you have to bring water up with you.. thanks!!

Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Made in Japan (5.11a)
By: danielwhore When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: Wow.. It's crazy good. Clip the first draw by coming in from the side, then lower and climb it from the bottom once clipped.. Holds are tiny at the top!

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Blood Sugar Sex Magik (5.10d)
By: danielwhore When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: We used a 70m rope to lower off and it worked just fine - but both climbers must be standing on the ledge. You definitely want to tie a knot at the end of the rope, because your belayer will most likely want to have his/her hands free to climb onto the ledge, as it involves a few 4th class moves to get to the ledge (about 11 feet off the ground). Very mellow and very easy for both climber and belayer to downclimb. Highly recommended route, especially if 5.10d is normally hard for you.

Location: California : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : The Grotto : Three Fingered Jack (5.10b)
By: danielwhore When: Oct 23, 2011

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Comments: Agree that it felt soft for 5.10b - the 5.10a just to the left of this was more a strenuous lead in my opinion. Good stances for placing gear at the start, wasn't ever worried about protecting the opening moves. Very cool finger locks going through the top half of the route - highly recommended!

Location: California : Lake Tahoe : South Shore : Luther Rock : Detox Wall : Jonesin' (5.10a)
By: danielwhore When: Oct 1, 2011

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Comments: Does anyone know about the route just to the right of this one? The bolt hangers are painted brown and it follows the arete.. can't find it listed in any guidebook or on the site - we did it today and were wondering the grade on it..

Location: California : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : Photo
By: danielwhore When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: What route is "Ejection Seat"? It isn't listed on the website.. What grade? It looks rad!

Location: California : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Table Mountain : Welcome Wall : Welcome Mat (5.10c)
By: danielwhore When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: I loved this route.. found it to be very thought provoking. Didn't get pumped even though I was on it for a long time - more of a puzzle than anything. Never fell but agree that a fall would be scary in some places.

Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, South Face : Bolee Gold (5.10c)
By: danielwhore When: Jan 22, 2011

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Comments: Did it yesterday and didn't encounter any snow on the hike up.

For those wondering about gear on the last runout pitches - I ended up using a red #1, a blue #3, and a green .75 (all Black Diamond C4s). This made the pitch a little less runout, but make sure to use runners to extend each piece you place (I would have also liked a few runners for those super spaced out bolts - I didn't have any and the rope drag almost pulled me off the face, since we linked the route into 2 pitches)... more >>

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Ambassadors of Funk (5.10b)
By: danielwhore When: Nov 18, 2010

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Comments: Sick route that goes on forever. Two awesome mini-roof bulges toward the top with good holds. Second bolt is tricky to clip if you are short and a fall onto that ledge could be kinda bad. Can't lower from the top anchors to the ground on a 70m rope - gotta lower to the 1st "anchor" (about 1/3rd of the way up the climb) and rappel from there back to the ground. Climber is out of sight after a few bolts and the river can make it a little hard to hear. Feels slightly run out but way worth it..... more >>

Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Easy Street (5.11+ PG13)
By: danielwhore When: Sep 19, 2010

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Comments: If you take I80 and exit on Donner Lake Road (exit# 180) you will head down (South) from the exit until the road comes to a T with Donner Summit Road. Take a right (going West) until the road starts winding uphill. Keep your eye open for a tall pinkish colored cut of rock on the right hand side across from a dirt turnout on your left. If you drive by slowly you can see a nice wide crack going up the wall. This is Crack-a-no-go 5.10a trad, with a sweet question mark-shaped finger crack ... more >>

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