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Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : The Pages Wall Area : Fat City Crack (5.10c)
By: Em Cos When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: Just to offer another perspective in response to those who said the finger crack on P2 might be harder than the actual roof, I thought the crack was pretty chill, and I flailed until I failed on the roof. Not surprising since I'm short and weak and have tiny fingers, but still, just saying.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Center Route (5.9+)
By: Em Cos When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: CAUTION: Sat. 9/1/12 - Soon after starting P3, there was a chockstone that seemed like a bomber handhold, and judging by the amount of chalk on it plenty of other climbers thought so too. My partner said he yarded on it, and it seemed solid. When I grabbed it, it let go and rolled toward me, coming to a stop balanced on end just before tumbling out of the crack. I managed to climb back up to it and tried to tuck it farther back into the crack in a less precarious position (couldn't trundle, anot... more >>


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : Nutcracker (5.8)
By: Em Cos When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: Don't worry about the mantle. We heard that it was spooky even for tall folks and ridiculous for short folks, so my taller partner took that pitch, got worried and backed off. When we finally sacked up and climbed it, it was one of those "Damn it, that wasn't even hard!" kinda moments. Tiny gear will protect it reasonably well. The holds are great once you get your hands on them, then throw a high step (or heel hook if you're smaller) and it's over.
Have fun!


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Middle Cathedral Rock : East Buttress (5.10c)
By: Em Cos When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this route a few weeks ago, somehow we were the only party on the route all day and had a blast.

If you are short, and your partner is less short, get them to lead the bolt ladder pitch. (unless you are freeing it) I am 5'3" and even following that section involved some serious shenanigans. Lucky for me, my partner is 6'4". At least it made it very easy to decide who was getting which pitches.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Alphonse (5.8)
By: Em Cos When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this last weekend. If I had it to do over, I definitely would have linked the pitches. The belay situation is awkward enough and the second pitch is short enough that next time I'd rather protect the traverse more sparingly with long runners and deal with the remaining rope drag. If your follower is solid on 5.8, the traverse will be no problem - the entire first pitch is no harder than 5.6.


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re: Hunting for a Sun-protection sweatshirtClimbing Gear DiscussionEm Cos21 hours ago
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re: reasons for quitting the american alpine clubCommunity ForumEm Cos2 days ago
re: reasons for quitting the american alpine clubCommunity ForumEm Cos3 days ago
re: Multipitch W/ a GriGri. Safer to Not Clip the Belay Station?General ClimbingEm CosJan 9, 2017
re: Funny Climbing Gym Stories?General ClimbingEm CosJan 9, 2017
re: Funny Climbing Gym Stories?General ClimbingEm CosJan 9, 2017
re: To Flake Or To Coil, That Is The QuestionClimbing Gear DiscussionEm CosJan 9, 2017
re: Funny Climbing Gym Stories?General ClimbingEm CosJan 7, 2017
re: Plant based lifestyle. Anyone?Training ForumEm CosJan 5, 2017
re: Are biner blocks a good or bad idea for long rappels?Trad ClimbingEm CosDec 27, 2016
re: Rapping of one boltGeneral ClimbingEm CosDec 26, 2016
re: Rapping of one boltGeneral ClimbingEm CosDec 26, 2016
re: Climbers with significant other that doesn't climbGeneral ClimbingEm CosDec 24, 2016
re: How accurate is advertised rope weight?Climbing Gear DiscussionEm CosDec 20, 2016
re: Are climbers hypocrites?General ClimbingEm CosDec 14, 2016
re: Are climbers hypocrites?General ClimbingEm CosDec 14, 2016
re: Returning to climbing and rope work in general, new situationClimbing Gear DiscussionEm CosDec 11, 2016
re: Ettiquette on passing / allowing others to pass on multi-pitch climbs?NevadaEm CosDec 9, 2016
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