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Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Gone Coastal (5.6)
By: Rough When: Jun 8, 2017

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Comments: John: Take a deep breath. Taste that? Hopefully it's fresh *outdoor* air... Auburn isn't a gym. Yes, there is dirt and mud both at the top of climbs and invariably on the climbs, especially this year as a result the significant rainfall. This too shall pass my friend. Many of the routes will need a lot of cleaning over the next few months to clean off the dirt. This is a cyclic process that happens every year at Auburn, regardless of rainfall, but the amount of rainfall impacts h... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua...
By: Rough When: May 16, 2017

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Comments: Hey Bill,

From the sounds of it, someone posted the pages from the old guide that included Kilimanjaro and The Well. Those routes and "projects" were all bolted before the ban, so not sure if that is what you are referring to. The guide was readily available for many years prior to the ban and restoration of access.

I don't support it being posted, but want to make sure you don't accidentally send the wrong message to the ASRA. Those routes pre-date April 2003. The red r... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua...
By: Rough When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: Daniel: Awesome to hear you enjoyed it! Far and away, the group that has, and continues, to promote a healthy climbing area at Auburn is CRAGS:

norcalcrags.org/

I can't say enough about how this group has pulled together the local community and really put in the time and effort to not only research the access issue, fight for it's eventual "re-opening", but also maintain and continue to support Auburn.

While ma... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Howler Monkey (5.10d)
By: Rough When: Mar 2, 2017

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Comments: I didn't use a standard. Most are 3/8" or 1/2" rawls. Others are the 10 or 12 mm Fixe. I would suggest a crescent wrench and you are covered for all scenarios.

A couple of things to consider, if the rock is wet or event wet in surrounding areas, check under the roof, it might be worth tightening the nut down snug but not tight / torqued as the presence of wet rock / water can increase the chance of over torquing. In general go to snug, then ... more >>


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Monster Quest (5.10d)
By: Rough When: Feb 15, 2017

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Comments: They are definitely not pulling out. Someone is stealing the hangers.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : Photo
By: Rough When: Feb 5, 2017

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Comments: If that poor little guy is eating entire backpacks, I don't feel too bad for this guy feeding him. Clearly that small bundle of fur is starving!


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders : Hillcrest Boulders : ... : Passage (V3)
By: Rough When: Sep 21, 2016

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Comments: The traverse plus arete is called Passage and is V2/3. Its on the topo. Definitely Rump Roast in your picture.

The free topo is linked on the home page of the Nut Tree Boulders if you haven't seen it. This problem is clearly marked and described.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Table Scraps (5.7)
By: Rough When: Jun 19, 2016

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Comments: Maureen, I am not going to have the same discussion on every rock climbing website. For those interested, feel free to read the original thread on SuperTopo:

supertopo.com/climbing/thread....


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : M+M (5.8)
By: Rough When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: M&M is 17 years old and I would guess to be the most climbed route in Auburn. I've replaced the hangers on that route 3 times. I replaced almost every hanger on the Scale Wall and the Memorial out of pocket except for a few donated ACA hangers. Sorry guys, this crap needs to start being picked up by the climbing community.

If a hanger spins, it's because it needs tightened. It's not sketchy, it's not "dangerous" unless the hanger is near the end of the stud or away from contact with the wal... more >>


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Photo
By: Rough When: May 19, 2016

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Comments: Curious as to why this photo was posted. What's the background Chris?


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Photo
By: Rough When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Edit: Not worth the discussion with someone who has already made up their mind. Like or hate it, go or don't go, it's a personal decision.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Photo
By: Rough When: Apr 1, 2016

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Comments: My bad, I figured your defense of him for bombing every climb at Table without him climbing more than a hand full, made you friends, or at least long lost step brothers. Certainly birds of a feather...

As for your onsite, Wow beats chest, so manly! I didn't realize onsighting 12a was still a feat of strength worthy of chest thumping. Awesome dude! Did the mags publish that rad send!?!?! We can go back and do a photo shoot with you posing and making grunting poo faces to increase the dopenes... more >>


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle
By: Rough When: Apr 1, 2016

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Comments: Reposting previously deleted comment summary:

- Rock is fine
- Bolts in question had hangers stolen, nothing to do with rock
- Rock is friable on surface as discussed ad nauseam
- These routes receive tons of traffic and will have accelerated wear given the nature of the rock
- Some routes need maintenance as do all routes over time
- Everyone is entitled to their own perspective but it should be tempered with experience before posting it as fact on multiple websites


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Uncomfortably Dumb (5.10b)
By: Rough When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: I like Dave's idea of the chain draw. I would move the bolt next time out there, but that might be a bit of time before that happens.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : ... : Photo
By: Rough When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: If the climb was left / on the crack with black hangers, it was Lost Cause, but it hard to tell from this perspective to be honest. The angle suggests it could be Idle taken from up high at an angle making the overhanging blocky portion of Idle look to be the crack by Lost Cause.


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : Photo
By: Rough When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Yeah it's on private property and not as good as it looks. Dave and I hiked up to it and decided it would not be worth the effort. There already a few sketchy anchors on top of the cliff. I think everyone who climbs at Table has looked at it in a similar capacity!


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Photo
By: Rough When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: ... Says the guy I couldn't care less of what he thinks. Go back to bombing all the climbs you and your friend got scared on ...


Location: California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Photo
By: Rough When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Someone stole the hanger, has nothing to do with rock quality. Please get a little more experience before running around to multiple websites and making multiple posts about this.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : ... : Kirk Arens Arête (5.9)
By: Rough When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: Gizzard, 1st bolts have a tendency to get torque constantly due to people standing far away from the wall while belaying or moving around while the belayer has the leader under tension or from short high impact falls on the first bolt. The result of this is a slow loosening of the bolt stud from the wedge cone by counter rotation. You literally unscrewed it defeating its mechanical purpose.

In the future, you are better off just hand tightening a few turns and letting the internet know then... more >>


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Auburn SRA : Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua...
By: Rough When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: theschwill: Sorry to hear that. I have found that a smile and a friendly greeting will quickly pay dividends with a parting of the sea of ropes for your route of choice. Ask them if they pull their rope, you will rerig the TR for them when you are done. Most likely it will give you a chance to ask them for some draws instead of having it run straight through the quicklinks/anchors thus saving the hardware from further wear.


Location: California : High Desert : Apple Valley Crags : Fairview Mountain
By: Rough When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Can we not just call this for what it is, "The Backside of Margheritaville"?


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Real Hidden Valley Vicinity : Turtle Rock : ... : Photo
By: Rough When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: I would be confident saying that is Tyson Atwell.


Location: California : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock : Gray Wall : Wake and Bake (5.10d PG13)
By: Rough When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: No Wake and Bake is not my route. I believe it is Chris Summit FA. I have taken credit for all of my routes at Natural Bridges. Not sure who has the FA on the others. It is going to be a mix of the usual NorCal crew.


Location: California : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock
By: Rough When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: With renewed interest and access to this area, the link below was the guide known at the time just prior to the shutdown aka early 2000.

Natural Bridges Topo circa early 2000


Location: California : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock : Tucked Away Wall : Graceland (5.10+)
By: Rough When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: This route is called Graceland - Aaron Rough 1999. I gave it 10b but it was always a tricky little number. Great cool runnel features.


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