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Areas = 15
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All 279 | Routes 52 | Areas 8 | Photos 11 | Page Improvements 2 | Comments 79 | Posts 58 | Stars 60 | Ratings 9
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Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico
By: John Robinson When: Jan 6, 2017

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Comments: Any opinions on the accommodations at Quita La Pagoda? We can rent a 3 bedroom house there.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Dream Big (5.11-)
By: John Robinson When: Jan 3, 2017

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Comments: Jeff: Were you in on the first ascent?


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Malibu (5.11a R)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 29, 2016

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Comments: Euan, you are both observant and wise. I know my description is poor that's why I am asking anyone who knows about this route to help me out. I put the this route in the database cause I added 3 routes to it's left that I do know something about and have climbed some of them and I wanted to fill in some blank spots for reference. Like I said, next time I am at Owens, I will get on this route and improve my description.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Malibu (5.11a R)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 24, 2016

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Comments: Marty's guide book gives this route 3 stars which means great. I gave it 2 cause I know nothing about the route. Next time I am at Owens I will attempt to climb it and provide more information. Has anyone climbed it? If so how scary is it? Marty gives it an R rating.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Roughing It (5.10+)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 22, 2016

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Comments: Jeff Scheuerell: Dan told me this route is called Roughing It. If I am wrong, let me know. I hope I have this route in the correct location. I was a bit confused by what Dan told me as to location.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Labor of Love (5.10b PG13)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 21, 2016

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Comments: Recently climbed this. When I was 62 and young I used to be able to make the crux reach move. Now that I am 72 and elderly, I can't quite reach the crux dike but, as you get older you get more clever, I figured out a way to go right around the crux. I think I shrunk one inch from age 62 to 72. A 70m rope is a bit short but the downclimb is doable. If you want to have more fun, climb the next two pitches of this climb (Showtime). I did it when I was young (see above) Now that ... more >>


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Dream Big (5.11-)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: I gave this route 2 stars but I have never done it so have no idea how many stars it deserves. I am required to give a route stars when I put it in the database. Next time I'm at Owens I will climb it and update my stars.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Roughing It (5.10+)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: I gave this route 2 stars but I have never done it so have no idea how many stars it deserves. I am required to give a route stars when I put it in the database. Next time I'm at Owens I will climb it and update my stars.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Mega Mega (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: Above the mid anchors the route is somewhat chossy for a short section but with good holds.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Mega Mega (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: I lowered off the top anchors of this route with a 70m rope. (Maybe my 70m rope was longer than 70m?)


Location: California : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry
By: John Robinson When: Dec 12, 2016

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Comments: Why is the gate on the left side open? A bunch of vehicles driving around last weekend.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Step into the Light (5.10c)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: People are complaining that you will deck if you fall before clipping the second bolt. I don't think that is the case if you have an attentive belayer. (That second bolt was added after the climb was established, so just think of the decking potential without it). Climbing is a dangerous sport but certainly, Brad, Mike and I want it to be as safe as possible so give us more of your opinions on the fall potential before clipping the second bolt and we can adjust things if that... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Too much good stuff (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: If you get into the growth and dirt, you are off route, especially at the jam crack. There you can easily cheat and stay right in the crud but why would you want to avoid a beautiful jam crack?


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : All Beef Patty (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: I definitely had shorter people in mind with that chain draw. Hope they appreciate it.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Fries with that Mantle (5.11d)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: Go left young man, go left.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : In and Out Urge (5.11c)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: Caliza: If you think the very top is harder than 11c you aren't doing it correctly. If I can do it, it's 11c or easier cause I have no strength, balance, technique, ability, persistence, patience, or desire.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Boy Scout Wall : Last Boy Scout (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: At the crux you better have a lot of flexibility in your left high step. A bit of a one move wonder climb


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Boy Scout Wall : Fix The Madness (5.10b)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Looks to me like this climb would continue up much farther.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Rediscovery Dome Right : Pushing Tin (5.10b)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Bill Price: Go ahead and push the route up another 15 or 20 feet if you think it will improve the route.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Rediscovery Dome Right
By: John Robinson When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: There is a new route just right of "Pushing Tin". What can you tell me about it?


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Bowman Valley : Rediscovery Dome Right : Crooked Bowtie (5.10d PG13)
By: John Robinson When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Spicy up high


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : Scimitar (5.9 R)
By: John Robinson When: Oct 21, 2016

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Comments: On the first pitch, about 2/3 of the way up there are two "overlapping" options. I suggest taking the left option. It may look harder but it is more direct and your pro has less chance of pulling out when you get above it.


Location: Utah : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Window Blind Peak Area : Window Blind Peak - North R... (5.7)
By: John Robinson When: Oct 21, 2016

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Comments: We were trying to do the North Rib but don't think we did. As we approached from the west we climbed to the smaller prominent notch on the farthest left side of the peak. We went up a chimney (not a corner) that started less than 100 feet up from the left toe of the peak. There was very little possible places to protect in the chimney. There was no evidence of anyone being there before. Many of the hand and foot holds would pulverise when you used them. When we got to the not... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : All Beef Patty (5.11b)
By: John Robinson When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: Someone moved the second bolt up and left and added a chain draw to the third bolt. What's your opinion of this change?


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : The Emeralds : The Benches : ... : Super Size Me (5.11a)
By: John Robinson When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Replaced the hanger on the second bolt. We changed the locations of the top anchors (moved it up and right) and added a bolt so now the climb is a little longer.


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