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Member Since: Jan 7, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 124 | Routes 4 | Areas 1 | Photos 7 | Page Improvements | Comments 4 | Posts 6 | Stars 79 | Ratings 23
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Torre Couloir (NW Ridge Var)

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a AI2-3 M2 (2)

Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 3000'

CA : High Sierra : ... : North Face

Dec 17, 2015

South Face

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R (7)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Southern Formation

May 14, 2013

East Face

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (10)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Southern Formation

May 14, 2013

Coffee and Cigarettes

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (23)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Egg

May 14, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

The Southern Formation

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Tamalpais

May 14, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach in early season.

On the approach in early season.

CA : High Sierra : ... : Torre Couloir (NW Ridge Var... (5.5 AI2-3 M2)

Dec 17, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: East Face

East Face

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : East Face (5.7)

Dec 28, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: South Face

South Face

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : South Face (5.6 R)

Dec 28, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Southern Formation from the base

Southern Formation from the base

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Southern Formation

Dec 28, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers at the pioneer route rap station.  Photo ...

Climbers at the pioneer route rap station. Photo taken by Andrew Eck

OR : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face

Oct 18, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: On the bolt ladder.  Photo taken by Andrew Eck.

On the bolt ladder. Photo taken by Andrew Eck.

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Pioneer Route (5.7 C0)

Oct 18, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top.  Cold belay...

Looking down from the top. Cold belay...

CA : Tahoe : ... : North Ridge (5.6)

Oct 18, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Tamalpais : Leaning Tower, The : Southeastern Arete (5.9 R)
By: Riley McDonald When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Gear:
sling/.75 c4 at first horn/jug halfway up
.5 c4 under the roof (extend w/ 120cm sling) right before topping out
Long sling or #2 and #4/5 c4's for the anchor.


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Corn Flakes (5.9)
By: Riley McDonald When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: Watch out on the first 15-ish feet of the right variation. The obvious hole in the flake can be threaded, but cams behind the flake likely will not hold a fall. The thing sounds like a gong when you slap it...


Location: CA : Tahoe : Highway 50 Corridor : Phantom Spires : Middle Spire : Regular Route (5.8)
By: Riley McDonald When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: I don't know what kind of Johnny Benchian hands you guys have, but for me this was fists almost the whole way. My partner said the same, and we have pretty average hands.

I agree with the P2 chimney being around 5.6 if you don't go too deep and make it awkward.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount Diablo State Park : Pine Canyon : The Rock of Ages : West Face (5.8+)
By: Riley McDonald When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Can be done in one pitch with a 60m rope.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Scarpa Phantom GuideClimbing Gear DiscussionRiley McDonaldFeb 8, 2014
re: Sierra Alpine Ice Conditions?Northern CaliforniaRiley McDonaldJan 13, 2014
re: Knifeblade Pants Vs Alpine Guide PantsClimbing Gear DiscussionRiley McDonaldDec 3, 2013
Pacheco State ParkNorthern CaliforniaRiley McDonaldNov 4, 2013
re: New app versions and pricingiPhone & Android App FeedbackRiley McDonaldMay 15, 2013
re: Lead Climbing (via Rope Soloing) Help/Tips?General ClimbingRiley McDonaldMar 6, 2013

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Sign Language 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Egg

Cave Route 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Rock of Ages

Bishops Terrace 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Serenity Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

Pioneer Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0

OR : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face

Peg Leg 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Shipwreck Wall

Right On 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

Hyperspace 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe : ... : Sugarloaf, West Face

Eastern Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Leaning Tower, The

Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Half Dome

Church Bowl Tree 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

Southeast Face (aka the Waterfall Route) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

CA : High Sierra : ... : Mt. Emerson

Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

Tombstone Terror 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe : ... : Main Wall

Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cathedral Peak

Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cathedral Range Enchainment...

North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI2

CA : High Sierra : ... : North Peak

Hospital Corner 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Tahoe : ... : West Wall

Mark's Moderate 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Bear

The Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Tahoe : ... : East Wall

Corrugation Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Tahoe : ... : Main Wall

New Testament 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Christian Brothers - East S...

Royal Arches 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

Captain Hook 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Treasure Chest

West Buttress

AK : Denali National Park : Denali

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