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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Approach Trails = 4
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Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Oct 28, 2017

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Comments: "Outdoor gear resources are plentiful and usually affordable in both Sacramento and Reno. Truckee, the closest large town to the Sierra crest, naturally has prices adjusted for their real estate and tourism."

This piece of "advice" is both untrue and unnecessary. Compare the REI or climbing shop prices in Sac or Reno with those of any backcountry/climbing shop and you'll see that they are the exact same except for during sale periods. In addition, it's the locals tha... more >>

Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Lake Tahoe > Castle Rock
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Jul 30, 2017

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Comments: Curious as to the aspect of the cliffs? Looks South-ish facing from the aerial photo but a little hard to discern.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Photo
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Sep 7, 2016

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Comments: Awesome shot, what time of year did you see it?

Location: California > High Sierra > 01 - Hoover Wilderness > Flatiron Butte (Shangri La)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: Anyone have any beta on the northeast or northwest face routes? Can it be found in the Secor book?

Location: Arkansas > Horseshoe Canyon Ranch > North Forty Boulders > Crack Ho (V2)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: A couple powerful moves on the flake to some sloping jugs, super fun lowball. Topout isn't bad just a mantle with a couple small holds to help you out.

Location: Missouri
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Hey, I had posted on the forums and didn't get any replies. Anyone going to be around Dec 23-30? I'll be in the KC area and either going to ibex or heading down to warsaw for a day. Let me know if you're interested, thanks!

Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Sugarloaf > Sugarloaf, West Face > Pony Express (5.8)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Nov 27, 2012

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Comments: Pitch 2 was an awesome awkward wide crack,a #3 fits just off the deck and a #4 BD fits perfectly about halfway up. Don't let all the haters deter you, it was a fun grovel past the bulge with some fists and chicken winging tossed in the mix.

Location: California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Lone Pine Peak
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Oct 31, 2012

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Comments: Does anyone have any beta on other routes up LPP, such as summer solstice and the czech pillar routes? Also, what guidebooks have these routes listed in them?

Location: California > Redwood Coast > Trinity Alps > Grizzly Lake > Grizzly Crack (5.10 C1 PG13)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Sep 12, 2012

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Comments: Right on, my purpose wasn't to scold anyone. Just didn't want any disrespect thrown toward anyone. I'm stoked you all got out and hopped on something unknown and obscure and finished it.

Location: California > Redwood Coast > Trinity Alps > Grizzly Lake > Grizzly Crack (5.10 C1 PG13)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: So did you actually speak to any long time climbers in the Humboldt/Trinity area to see if you actually did the FA of this? (Just because there is no guidebook doesn't mean it hasn't been done.)Climbers have been going to the trinities for years now, I would be surprised if it took until last week to climb this route.

Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (i) South Face > South Face - Left Side > Left Ski Track (5.6)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Mellow and fun route, I feet it is a solid first lead for anyone considering the short pitches and good placements. The step around was fun even without sporting a sombrero and chucks. We did the finish that goes straight up the crack at the 2nd belay which was great but I ended up wandering around a bit to find a good belay spot from the top.

Location: California > Southern Sierra > The Needles / Kern River > The Needles > Voodoo Dome > White Punks on Dope (5.9- PG13)
By: Tapawingo Markey When: Jun 27, 2012

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Comments: Did this a couple weeks ago, it was definitely an epic. We arrived a day early to dial the approach which helped avoid any speed bumps the day of the climb. The first pitch was straight forward and a rope stretcher but a 60 does reach the alcove.

We didn't encounter any problems until the slab, which was mellow through the first 3 bolts. After the 3rd bolt we attempted to go straight up to the ledge which definitely seemed much more difficult than 5.8 slab. I proceeded to slip 15 feet above th... more >>

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