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Rock Climbing Photo: Casual Friday on Serenity Crack, Yosemite

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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Rincon : Rincon - Center Route & R : Spicoli (5.11c)
By: quinndalina When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: A great little route. I agree, though. The climbing is techy and strenuous without prior knowledge. My partner and I did the low crux differently and both were hanging on for dear life. I did not feel I read the sequence properly but am not clear how I would make it more efficient. It felt more difficult than 11b, to me...but that's Eldo :)

Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : The Cirque of the Climbable... : Corner Route (5.12-)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: Climbed, on-sight between beers.

One 60m rope= 3 raps easy
Def. combine P3 and P4. Intermediate belay sucks.
Doubles from .3-#3 (1 #2 only and 3 #1's if you got man hands--I don't, I only placed two) BD
1-#4 BD
1-purple Metolious

Base Jumpers made my little heart flutter.

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Weavers Needle : West Chimney (5.0)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: I'd say 5.7, albeit very short lived. It is a bit vertical RIGHT before the chockstone, and the rock can be slippery and loose.
Super fun adventure though and sweet summit!
Solo-ed starting at 11am on 3/5/15 Car-to-Car in 2:50.
1:25 to summit.
10 minutes of handstands, snacks, and fly swatting.
1:15 back. CTC:2:50

Got a little thirsty....

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Extra Lean (5.12-)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Bouldery moves. I think I heel hooked three times! Super fun though and full of rests!

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Glacier Gorge : A Walk in The Park : A Walk In The Park (5.5)
By: quinndalina When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: I climbed this today. 10 hours-ish CTC from Glacier Gorge up towards shelf/solitude, but ascending Thatchtop via the S-Gully would cut off more time. Trip report here---

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress : Whiteman (5.11c)
By: quinndalina When: May 16, 2012

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Comments: Climbed for the first time yesterday. The first pitch has 2 bolts, one in the middle a little higher up from a piece in a small roof about halfway up the pitch.
The second is right before the belay. There are also two fixed wires on this of now.
The second pitch is one of the best I have ever climbed at Lumpy Ridge. Stellar! Continue up past the shitty belay, hands, to the top of the pillar.

Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Liberty Bell : Liberty Crack (5.11- C2)
By: quinndalina When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: Still snow on the approach, as of 8/13. My only beef was the SHIT on the ledge top of pitch 6 or 7!
If you have to take a shit don't leave it on the ledge MF. PACK IT OUT!

Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Photo
By: quinndalina When: Jul 6, 2011

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Comments: or climbed~

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress
By: quinndalina When: Jun 30, 2011

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Comments: Thanks, J! Yea, I talked to Doobies about the RP needs! See you out there!!!

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Northcutt-Carter (5.7)
By: quinndalina When: Jun 29, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this today. Description is fair and wording is slightly confusing. Like most Hallett routes, look around and don't be afraid to wander.
We also did the right-facing roof/dihedral, left of the big slot, that Ben mentions. Excellent hand jams through a roof with great gneiss edges for feet! The traverse pitch can just go straight across rather than up and back down.
We did the route in 6 long pitches. Descent is a bit snowy still, June 28th, we took an alternate route to the snow ... more >>

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Sundance Buttress
By: quinndalina When: Jun 26, 2011

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Comments: Any one know what the bolted line RIGHT of the Guillotine is? At least two pitches off the ground with well-spaced bolts/some gear.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12a)
By: quinndalina When: Apr 20, 2011

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Comments: Wondering why peeps just don't go to the top? Like Levitation, you can go up 2 more pitches! The pitch above the "last" of Cloud Tower is a safely bolted banged out corner that has a short (relatively) crux section! Rather than rapping in the middle of the wall! Book gives it a 12d rating (which I wouldn't doubt). I personally enjoy a summit view. Rap Crimson!

Location: quinndalina : AZ cliffs : Photo
By: quinndalina When: Mar 27, 2011

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Comments: The Summit, or one of many spires, near the top of Spider Walk.

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Suction Gully : Spider Walk (5.7)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Climbing is moderate, but if this is near your limit you will feel run out. I guess we linked 2-3. From the boulder (p1) I climbed up past anchors (only 50 feet or so) to the anchors before the chimney, it was a stretch. The bolts did not seem obvious, but arrive when you need them. There are a couple of fun climbs at the top of this route in the cove, which then allow you to scramble up to the highest points of the spires. Climb gets sun into the afternoon. Nice on the cooler days.

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Hobgoblin Spires : Grandfather Hobgoblin (5.9)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 11, 2011

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Comments: Fun route. Did some touring. Climbed the route, and then climbed up where the rappels follow. Also attempted a crack up and right from the second pitch belay (instead of the usual leftward traverse into the chimney). All was fine until top of the crack a head-sized rock was pitched. Seems like so much potential on the formation, but alas it is the Superstitions!! Helped finish someones clean-up effort of old slings. Rap slings are all newer, all are backed up. A pile of old slings was le... more >>

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Rick Krispie Treat (5.12)
By: quinndalina When: Mar 11, 2011

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Comments: I am confused by this continuous moving of bolts, climbing into other climbs talk. While sport climbing is enjoyable and challenging at times, isn't it a bit contrived to move a bolt to keep a climber from merging into another climb? Instead of scarring the rock for some arbitrary climb, how about a little more forethought before bolting (like actually being able to climb the route, which some people are unable to do, but they bolt anyway), leave it the way it is, or just move on.....

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Jacuzzi Spires
By: quinndalina When: Jan 2, 2011

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Comments: 4WD or clearance needed more than a car. After gate road has cobblestone/rocky part with potential river crossing.

Location: AZ : Central Arizona : **Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Flatiron : Field of Dreams (5.10c/d)
By: quinndalina When: Dec 26, 2010

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Comments: Hike is no big deal. ::) Fun route, surprise tourists on the top. Curious about more routes etc, saw some tat, but wondering..... anybody know more than than the 3-4 routes already established?

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Checkerboard Rock : Ziggie's Day Out (5.10d)
By: quinndalina When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: Climbed this today. Tricky pro is continuous as are the 5.10/border 5.11 moves. Great classic Lumpy pitch, if you are in to that sort of thing!!!! The route to the left is also a bit heady.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 10 - The Cookie Cliff : Crack-a-Go-Go (5.11c PG13)
By: quinndalina When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: I recall getting a great little red bd cam (super little) somewhere about the crux.
The climb seemed to keep on for me, eased up a little but I guess I grunted so hard at the bottom, I got all out of sorts and couldn't relax. Great climb at the grade!!!

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : North Face/Ridge : Keyhole Ridge (5.6)
By: quinndalina When: Jul 29, 2009

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Comments: Amazing route and a GREAT solo! By the 5.6 head wall there are a couple of other cracks, and a roof that look fabulous. Also, there are a dozen 30 foot cracks to choose from if you're more bold higher up on the route (back on the west face). If you're looking for something a little more challenging....heart racing than the north face....DO THIS, the approach is the same, if not easier!!!

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Hen and Chickens : Hagakure (5.12a)
By: quinndalina When: Nov 19, 2008

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Comments: A purple TCU or RP fits great in the finger slot right between the two pins. You can use a sloper on the right side of the crack instead. Either way...tough 3 moves to the rail!

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Gollum's Arch Rock : Gollum's Arch (5.10b)
By: quinndalina When: Nov 19, 2008

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Comments: Lizzy, I totally agree.
Douglas and I went out to do this...fat...slimy..and awkward for me. I would not recommend as an "moderate" climb for anyone who has smaller hands. Either that or my technique is just piss poor!
Scottie, it's only cause you've climbed it a billion reminds me of your Jamesia Jam. HARD!