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Location: Europe : France : Northern Alps : Chamonix Mont Blanc : Photo
By: Scott O When: May 20, 2017

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Comments: What is that ridge with the shadow behind it?

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Area : Leaning Tower : Photo
By: Scott O When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: I remember that. Seriously... who put six bolts there?

Location: Europe : France : .Snow, Ice and Mixed : Mont Blanc Range : Vallée Blanche Basin : Cosmiques Arête (5.6 AI2 M4)
By: Scott O When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: They say it's doable in almost all weather conditions (it is), however blowing snow/sleet mix will HAMMER you on this route. It's quite exposed to weather, and we did it in suboptimal conditions. Snow was loose, the "easy rock" was covered in verglass, and the route was still crowded! Get up early (need to stay at the hut as we took the first lift) and beat the crowds on this ultra classic route.

Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Frosted Flake (5.9+) : Photo
By: Scott O When: Feb 4, 2015

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Comments: Ain't no jammin' in North Cackalacky

Location: California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : The Watchtower : Hoppy's Favorite (WI4)
By: Scott O When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: How far down canyon?

Location: California : Southern Sierra : Tollhouse Rock : Tollhouse Rock : Tollhouse Traverse (5.5)
By: Scott O When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: It's good, but "best 5.5 in the country" good? I think not. The second pitch is very good, and the mantle is a fun move, but really it's not as remarkable as the hype. Worth doing, great climb for beginners, but not a "must do" climb. The mantle is right at 5.5. Also, what's with the bolts right next to perfectly good cracks?

Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Invisible Airwaves (5.10c A2)
By: Scott O When: Aug 13, 2012

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Comments: All but one of the fixed heads on P2 are gone. I ended up placing 3 peckers high up. Definitely no reason to hammer until the move before the first bolt, and I'm sure a better aid climber could have seen something I didn't.

Location: Alaska : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Little Switzerland : The Throne : West Face Cracks (5.10a)
By: Scott O When: Jul 15, 2012

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Comments: Great cracks for rest day cragging. It looks like you could push the routes higher if you wanted to make a go at the west face itself.

Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Little Corner (5.6)
By: Scott O When: Feb 4, 2012

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Comments: Fun route. We climbed it in three pitches, which worked well. The first two were ~190 feet with good belays.

Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Pulpit (5.8)
By: Scott O When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: Well protected for stone, but you should be solid on easier (5.6ish) terrain, because Pitch 4 starts with a very long runout.

Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Sentinel Buttress (5.5)
By: Scott O When: Nov 30, 2011

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Comments: Personally, I won't sling that boulder. If you look underneath it, I don't think much is keeping it there. I doubt the body weight of your second could pull it off, but it's not the sort of thing I'd trust for an anchor.

Location: North Carolina : Pilot Mountain : Amphitheater : Crackin' Up (5.7)
By: Scott O When: Nov 29, 2011

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Comments: A pretty mellow lead, but fun. Good stances for rest, clean falls, and great pro make this a good first trad lead.

Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)
By: Scott O When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: Agree with John. MUCH more than 100' on the first pitch.

Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Skip to My Lou (5.6)
By: Scott O When: Jun 6, 2011

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Comments: It's definitely harder than Jim Dandy, although not by a huge amount. It's more vertical, and the holds are smaller. Some of them are quite polished, too.

Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Central Wall : Washboard (5.6)
By: Scott O When: Jul 3, 2010

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Comments: For descent, there is a great rap anchor of slings around a bounder if you climb up and to the right above Hopscotch. They're about 15 feet above the fixed hexes on Hopscotch and in good condition. Single 60m rope rap to the ground.

Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Wailing Wall (5.6) : Photo
By: Scott O When: May 11, 2010

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Comments: Where is the rappel anchor that you're working off? I've always gone over to Golden Earring.

Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : My Route (5.6)
By: Scott O When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Great route. Had a bit of trouble finding a good anchor at the top of pitch 2. Guidebook said natural anchor, but nothing was worthy of slinging. Built a gear anchor on the right side.

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