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Member Since: Feb 23, 2015
Last Visit: Jan 9, 2018
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has William Buchanan been climbing?

William Buchanan is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Anytime...i'm bumming it in yosemite.
Personal: Lives in Oakland, CA, 28 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: De La S (Fitz Roy Range, Patagonia), Great White Book Yosemite
Other Interests: Cordillera Blanca, Frey
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Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Follows 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sport:  Leads 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Follows 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Boulders:   V4 6B  
Ice:  Leads WI1  Follows WI2
Mixed:  Leads M1  Follows M2
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Photo Albums by William Buchanan    
Out There
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Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Oct 1, 2017 - Pitch 2 can go right for dirty offwidth or left for dike hiking and exposure
The Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Oct 1, 2017 - Need to lead the first pitch next time. Slippery crux early on
The Gamoke 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Oct 1, 2017 - Classic that's rarely climbed. First pitch is filthy and wandery, but second is gorgeous. Wish I had been on lead!
Boot Hill 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
  Oct 1, 2017 - Awesome climb. Varied, steep, and stiff.
Braille Book 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Six Toe Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arches Terrace Direct 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Central Pillar of Frenzy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Galactic Hitchhiker 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Outer Limits 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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The hand crack is completely covered in peregrine poop right after the horn, as of Sept 31st 2017. It smells worse than cat piss, so bring your nasty clothes and maybe a brush! Might not advise being the first party up it when the route opens seasonally. 
Rites of Spring 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Armando's Stilletto 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Telegraph Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Telegraph Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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