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Total Points: 425

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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All 593 | Routes 26 | Areas 1 | Approach Trails | Photos 30 | Page Improvements | Comments 38 | Posts 65 | Stars 317 | Ratings 116
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Location: California > Lake Tahoe > Truckee River Canyon > River Rock
By: Walt Barker When: May 21, 2017

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Comments: Yeah, seriously, thanks to whoever put up new hardware, Glue-ins even! Stairs and trail work are awesome too.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > First Pullout > The Slab > Slabracadabra (5.8 PG13)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 5, 2017

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Comments: Such a fun climb. Thoughtful bolting. Cheers to the developer.


Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Lake Tahoe > Castle Rock > ... > Village People (5.6)
By: Walt Barker When: Nov 19, 2016

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Comments: 5 stars for the first pitch. This is the by far one of the best pitches of sport 5.6 that I have ever climbed; steep, somewhat exposed and just plain fun. May seem harder than the grade, but everything there, super positive. The second pitch is good for multi pitch practice or as a first lead. A big thank you
to the developers!


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... > ... > Creepshow (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Those blocks are "WTF" creepy


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... > ... > Diagon Alley (5.6)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: ".....These are not the 5.6 moves you are looking for..."


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Indian Springs > Superdog Dome
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If anyone has any info on these routes, please share and I'll update. This little area would be a fun diversion with a little love. Current hardware, except for one bolt, is unsuitable


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Indian Springs > Superdog Dome > 5.8- (5.8- PG13)
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: If anyone has any info on these routes, please share and I'll update. This little area would be a fun diversion with a little love. Current hardware, except for one bolt, is unsuitable.


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Indian Springs > Superdog Dome > Photo
By: Walt Barker When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: 1. 5.10a/b
2. 5.10a/b
3. 5.7-
4. 5.8-


Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Dinosaur Rock > Sauron's Nest (5.5 PG13)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: I would not suggest this route for a beginner/new
leader unless they are a very strong climber. The climb takes all kinds of gear, but there are several awkward, balancey moves.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Royal Arches > Royal Arches (5.10a)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Simul-rap on a single 70; the pulls are way faster and a lot less time spent managing rope, not to mention moving faster without extra rope weight on the way up.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Yosemite Falls Area > Sunnyside Bench > Jamcrack (5.9)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: for sure, plenty of gear and good feet. Felt stiff for the grade, I think because p-1 ended up being mostly in the loose fingers size range for me....ahhh, so it goes with cracks.


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Lower Slabs
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: These climbs offer outstanding friction climbing in a secluded setting. Many fun variations near the anchors of Black Streak (from which you can TR all the Black Streak routes). These routes would be first-rate if they weren't so dangerous to lead. Serious fall potential. The first bolts are very high.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Scheelite Crags / PSOM Slab > ... > Go Left Old Man (5.8+)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Nice climb with well-placed crux bolts.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Scheelite Crags / PSOM Slab > ... > Lizard Gizzards (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Great route for slab-technique training and trusting your feet. Agree with old5ten; very reminiscent of the first pitch of z-tree on Pywiack. Try the whole thing palms-only for a fun experience. A lot of great moves.


Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Practice Cliffs > Flake Route (5.9)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Great climb, if a bit creepy. I pulled up to the flake proper. It had a rather "plastic" character; I gave it a knock, it sounded like a drum and I swear the whole thing flexed when I pulled. It's thin. Real thin.


Location: Utah > Zion National Park > Practice Cliffs > Casual Sex (5.8)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Great climb. OW section is worth it.


Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > Granite Dells > The Lost Wall > ... > Two to Tango (5.11c)
By: Walt Barker When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: No fixed nut as of 2-12-14


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Dinwoody Glacier Area. > Gannett Peak > Gooseneck Glacier Route (3rd)
By: Walt Barker When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: Did Summit day from the top of Bonney pass. Spent an incredible 2 calm, quiet nights up there. Fantastic. If you can manage to be up there without wind, there is nothing like it on this earth!


Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > Granite Mountain > Granite Basin Crags > ... > Hang Ten (5.4)
By: Walt Barker When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: The first bolt of the second pitch lacks a hanger.


Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > Granite Dells > Watson Lake > ... > Dam Classic (aka The Dam Cr... (5.9-)
By: Walt Barker When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Fantastic route. Great fingers to hands. Certainly one of the best cracks in the area. Must do.


Location: North Carolina > Linville Gorge > Table Rock > Cave Route (5.5)
By: Walt Barker When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Fun route, gear everywhere.


Location: North Carolina > Stone Mountain > Stone Mountain South Face > Entrance Crack (5.4 R)
By: Walt Barker When: Sep 5, 2012

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Comments: Certainly the most spicey 5.4 I've ever led. Walked a #5 and a #6 Camalot up the OW section to feel protected. Worked great until the #5 tipped-out less than half-way up and then the same with #6 about 20' above that, at which point I traversed right to easier but exposed ground. Also, after much fiddling, I did manage to plug a #1 C3 into the afore-mentioned crack below the crux.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountain Road > Lookout Mountain Crag > 5.7 Dihedral (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: Awesome climb, bizarre crux. Plugged #4 and # 3 Camalots into the fist crack for the traverse to the chains. For the chains, just bring about 15' of webbing and you can equalize the anchor just fine.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountain Road > Lookout Mountain Crag > 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: Yup, anchors are still present, lots of gear options, too.


Location: Colorado > Golden > Lookout Mountain Road > Lookout Mountain Crag > 5.7 Face (5.7)
By: Walt Barker When: Jul 29, 2012

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Comments: Thought about leading this, but upon closer TR inspection, it has really sparse gear. It could be done though.


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