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Last Visit: Apr 13, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 893 | Routes 41 | Areas 9 | Photos 88 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 167 | Posts 5 | Stars 333 | Ratings 249
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Location: California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Little Baldy : Sparkler (5.9+)
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 31, 2017

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Comments: Done with Roger Hayashi in 1997. First bolt is up there a ways! Best to be a capable 5.10 slab climber for this route. Totally had my full attention. Lots of fun rounded knobs up midway.


Location: California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Chimney Rocks : Chimney Spire : Wall of Early Morning Frigh... (5.9)
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 31, 2017

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Comments: Yah Jeff, there WAS a fixed Bong on the 2nd pitch. :( Thieves have since pulled Willis's historical piece. Climbed it twice. The Bong was there in 1997 but found it gone in 2001.


Location: California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Moro Rock (SEKI) : South Face (5.7+) : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: limpingcrab has it correct. Follow this photo overlay to help navigate Jungle Ledge. And if you do the crack directly, its more like V0.


Location: California : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Dome Rock : Arch Bitch-Up (5.8)
By: Dave Daly When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: A superb route. Lead this route with SSCA crew in 2003. Fun traverse and semi-grunty P2 start.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Windy Peak : South Face : Jubilant Song (5.8)
By: Dave Daly When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: Had all of Windy Peak to ourselves. Jubilant Song is a great route! We tossed a coin to decide if we were going to do JS or Hot Fudge Thursday. Mostly 5.7 climbing with a dash of 5.8 here and there. Tough little move after the roof traverse....some old skool 5.8. Advise long slings for the Roof Traverse or the rope drag will be heinous. As expressed, thanks to those that placed cairns for the descent. Back to the packs by mid afternoon. Done April 2015.


Location: California : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Tiger Cage : This Pussy Eats You (5.10b)
By: Dave Daly When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Nicola -

As you can see from the page previous, this is indeed under the Tiger Cage section. And Tiger Tiers is on the Tiger Wall, not Tiger Cage area.


Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Valley of the Moon : Tombstone : Dog Leg Crack (5.10a)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Jeff -

I'm a little confused by your comment. The information listed above is pretty much straight forward. I'm not quite sure what you're looking for exactly. If you're worried about the off-width near the finish, its not that hard....I'd say 5.7/5.8 with a few face holds on the outside to make progress easier. I did use a #5 and #6 Camelot. Be sure to use longer slings once you get into the initial start to the off-width so you're not dealing with rope drag from the change in dire... more >>


Location: California : Southern Sierra : Shuteye Ridge : Lost Eagle : Gold Block Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Just for the record, the route is to the climbers right by following the small shallow trough to slanting cracks above.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Wrinkled Lady : Ummagumma (5.7 A0)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Part of the FA effort back in 2013 w/Myles. Stellar addition to the Portal area! An excellent adventure route! Highlights: 'The Pocket Pussy' at the A0 pendy and The Love Cave feature at the first dihedral before the Wrinkled Lady. And, of course, the best for last.....The Wrinkled Lady Dihedral pitch. Gotta personally thank David Gilmour for an inspirational route name :) Ummagumma, BABY!!


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Unknown (aka 'Bittersweet F... (5.6)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: These two "unknown" routes (likely Tim Standing routes), should be listed between 'Ted Shred' and 'Annie Get Your Gun'; listing Paul's Backyard in order, left to right.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Booty Pageant (5.9-)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Got the coveted second ascent after Bruce and Em put it up. I think its a good addition to the Hills. Soft 5.9 but likely Bruce would have given it his usual "5.8+". Rest in peace Brutus Of Wyde. :)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Cattle Drive (5.10a)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Sad that wall was broken up with a route name unrelated to Zoolander. But then again, the FA gets to choose whatever comes to mind. ;)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Right Dinasaur Crack (5.7)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Straight forward. Did this in 2004. And what is so terrible about the approach??


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Chardonnay Champagne (5.9)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Just for pulling the roof on big holds? Nah, didn't think the route was worthy of 5.9. The rest of the route was 5.7/5.8 climbing on crumbly rock. Ticked.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Slab Route (5.10a)
By: Dave Daly When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Did this on a super windy day with Rick in 2005. Superb route. Crimping and more crimping. Fairly sustained.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Chocolate Pocket (5.9+)
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: I know the route author for that route over at The Tall Wall. I'll have a chat with them this coming A-Hill Weekend.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Top Gun (5.10a)
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: How can you say that El Jeffe?!! Haven't seen your comments on Gun Rail yet. Or did you even climb it? Feelings hurt. LOL


Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Valley of the Moon : Tombstone : ... : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: That meat grinder is full value 5.10b, requiring 4's and 5's.


Location: Dave Daly : Life Beyond The Arm Chair : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: SEKI = Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park :)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Gun Rail (5.9)
By: Dave Daly When: Mar 26, 2015

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Comments: Went back a few weeks ago and did all of the routes on the north side of Paul's, including the route to the right of Gun Rail (which, in the Bishop guidebook, is 5.9). Gun Rail is more sustained than the route to the right (which has an opening move that might check in at soft 5.9). I'd consider bumping Gun Rail's rating to 5.9+/.10a.


Location: California : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Two Cams are Better Than No... (5.10a)
By: Dave Daly When: Aug 13, 2014

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Comments: Superb route! Wish it was longer. Bring two #2 Camelots.....er, maybe three. ;)


Location: California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock Spire : East Face (5.10 C1) : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Hey Daniel....you said a single 70 meter barely reaches each belay anchor when you rap the route? Tempted to get back there this year and second the route. You guys made the old timers proud! :)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Unknown 9+ (5.9+)
By: Dave Daly When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: it is suggested that Tim Standing FA'd this line based on the way the hangers were painted....and on other routes, while they were already installed on the route! >:/


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins
By: Dave Daly When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Not sure if you see the routes listed for the West Penguin but these are the "unreported" routes you speak of....'Stem Cell Research' (.10a) and 'My Little Lab Rat' (.10b). Give them a try before you eyeball rate them from the ground.


Location: California : Southern Sierra : Shuteye Ridge : Lost Eagle : Photo
By: Dave Daly When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: More specifically, 'Three Feathers' (5.9). Probably THE best route on the Melting Wall! But then again, they're all good!


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