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Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Lover's Leap > East Wall > Labor of Love (5.10b PG13)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: We rapped this route today with a single 70m rope. It required downclimbing from just below the first bolt, about 15 ft down the easy 5.5ish dikes. Just be careful to watch the end of your rope and keep the ends even

Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Phantom Spires > Middle Spire > Cockabooty (5.7)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: Fun to do laps up these variations on TR

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Church Bowl > Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: This route was a good reminder to me that Yosemite 5.8 is different than 5.8 elsewhere. Although, we climbed Nutcracker earlier in the day and struggled much more with this route.

Straight-in hand jam section was pretty short and the wide cracks were tough for me as a yosemite neophyte.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Visited in Feb this year and ticked off Frosty Cone, a fun moderate.

Would have liked to hop on the others nearby but, just as we were finishing up this one, a group of 20+ yahoos in bright tights showed up, hauling several guitars up the 4th class scramble. Despite dropping down 4 or 5 topropes, barely any of them ended up climbing, instead amassing at the base of DQ wall. Pretty good way to ruin a peaceful day in nature!

Hopefully my experience was atypical of the area.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Yosemite Falls Area > Swan Slab > Penthouse Cracks (5.10)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Cool little ledge to chill and toprope on a sunny early season day. Each of the cracks requires slightly different technique. Should be easy enough for new climbers to have a good time.

Echoing above comment that the approach required some 5th class moves. Definitely be ready to rap after setting an anchor, downclimbing the approach would be tricky

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Second Pullout > The Black Corridor > ... > Lewd, Crude, and Misconstru... (5.9+)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: 6'3" and I remember the start taking a couple tries, but I loved this route. My favorite at the Corridor, probably because I'm more of a trad guy

Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Sugarloaf > Sugarloaf, East Face > Scheister (5.7)
By: Kyle Napierkowski When: Nov 27, 2012

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Comments: Beautiful weather at Sugarloaf this weekend. Climbed Scheister for the first time and would highly recommend it, as a beginner multipitch leader I had a blast. I'll toprope 10a outdoors and 11a/b in the gym, and this 5.7+ was very manageable for me, with no "oh shit" moments.

We took the tunnel finish, very satisfying topping out through it! I was happy to have extended the BD #4 and 3.5 I placed in the first pitch chimney, as mentioned above.

Full trip report and some more pics climbst... more >>

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