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Last Visit: Jun 17, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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All 148 | Routes 4 | Areas 1 | Photos 7 | Page Improvements | Comments 5 | Posts 7 | Stars 98 | Ratings 26
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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'

California : High Sierra : ... : North Face

Dec 17, 2015

South Face

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R (8)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

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

May 14, 2013

East Face

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (11)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

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

May 14, 2013

Coffee and Cigarettes

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (32)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

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

May 14, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

The Southern Formation

California : 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.

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

Dec 17, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: East Face

East Face

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

Dec 28, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: South Face

South Face

California : 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

California : 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

Oregon : 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.

Oregon : 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...

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : North Ridge (5.6)

Oct 18, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Photo
By: Riley McDonald When: Mar 9, 2017

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Comments: Hahaha


Location: California : 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: California : Lake 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: California : Lake 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: California : 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: Portaledge Set Up Climbing Gear DiscussionRiley McDonaldMar 30, 2017
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

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

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : West Wall

Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cathedral Peak

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI2 Steep Snow

California : High Sierra : ... : North Peak

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

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

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

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl

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

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Sugarloaf, West Face

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

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Main Wall

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

California : High Sierra : ... : Mt. Emerson

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

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

Peg Leg 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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

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

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Half Dome

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

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

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

Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face

Read Between The Lines WI4

New Hampshire : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : East Face - Upper

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

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

Royal Arches 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches

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

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

North Ridge of Matthes Crest 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Matthes Crest

Poodles are People Too 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...

SW Corner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Lower Buttress

Upper Diagonal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress

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