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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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All 195 | Routes 4 | Areas 1 | Approach Trails | Photos 5 | Page Improvements | Comments 7 | Posts 27 | Stars 79 | Ratings 72

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Location: New York > Adirondacks > G: Indian Lake Region > Crane Mountain > Black Arches Wall > Torcher (5.10b)
By: proto When: Oct 12, 2017

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Comments: Excellent route indeed.
As of today (11/12/17) the anchors at the top are missing one hanger so one has to rap from a single bolt.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Pine Creek Canyon > Mescalito > Risky Business (5.10c R)
By: proto When: Apr 25, 2017

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Comments: With a 60m rope this can be climbed in 2 awesome pitches (1+2 and 3+4). Not R IMHO. First pitch is a bit heady but it's easy away from pros.

Location: New Hampshire > *Cannon Cliff > 2. Duet Area etc > The British Were Coming (5.9 PG13)
By: proto When: Nov 19, 2011

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Comments: Stef and I finally climbed this route last summer. It's a great outing with an alpine feeling. Route finding and protections make the route interesting. The rock is generally good. We found that the crux was the small roof near the end of the third pitch. That section does not correspond to the description given by Sykes in "Secrets of the Notch" although we followed the easier path (may be this part was affected by rockfall). Although not for the budding 5.8 leader, this route would deserve to ... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Bihedral (Upper Tier) > Sands of Iwo Jima (5.11d)
By: proto When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: Very nice even if it is also very short.
I agree, not an easy one to onsight although there is no very hard move.

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Bihedral Area > The Bihedral (Upper Tier) > Bihedral Arete (5.10a)
By: proto When: Oct 6, 2009

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Comments: Led it today. I used a 0.4 on the first pitch and a 0.5 C4 on the second. Nice route very well protected. You don't need 12 QD as stated in the book, 7 QD and 2 runners are enough.

Location: Colorado > Alpine Rock > Indian Peaks > Lone Eagle Peak > North Face (5.7)
By: proto When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: Stephanie and I climbed it after camping at Crater Lake. The description of MP is better than that of the guidebook. Overall, finding the line is not a problem: follow the most obvious one. We kept the hiking boots all the way up, which is the good solution, don't bother carrying climbing shoes. The descent via Solo Flight is quite obvious as well, provided you know that you mustn't take the first deep gully. No rope needed for the descent.
Nice alpine route in a remote location.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Near Trapps > b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) > Elder Cleavage Direct (5.10b)
By: proto When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: I led the first pitch last Sunday but it was too late to finish the route. So I've described the first pitch only ...
It's definitely a nice one.

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