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powderfinger

san mateo
Male

Member Since
Mar 12, 2008
Last Visit: Mar 13, 2019
840 Points
Point Rank: #1,151 Details

Likes Trad, Sport
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10a 5.10a
Sport 5.10a 5.10a
Boulders V0
Favorite Climbs
wheat thin
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Comments View All 9

Sep 28, 2014
Closures are only seasonal. They usually start the week after MLK day and are in effect until the biologis… View Comment
Jan 31, 2014
The Slater guidebook also states that the bolt is 20ft above the belay. I took the 5.8 "edges" option and… View Comment
Oct 21, 2013
The hanger on the bolt IMO is not sketchy.In fact, it is quite beefy and in good condition (not rusted out)… View Comment
Apr 22, 2013
Sibylle is referring to the standard finish with the mantel over the dihedral and 4th class climbing to th… View Comment
Nov 5, 2012
Great climb to take someone up if they are new to multi-pitch climbing. With all the bolted anchors so cl… View Comment
Jul 25, 2011
Did the walk off yesterday and would NOT suggest walking down the actual waterfall. The water may only be… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 32

General > General Climbing
Reply: What defines a first ascent?
Dec 27, 2018 Seems most folks on this thread have never truly experienced bolting a hard route ground up.When bolting on lead from hooks (and other aid) sometimes the route will be bolted,… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: One Bolt Sport Routes
Mar 16, 2018 Throw rope over boulder.  One person holds the rope on one side and the other person jugs the rope on the other and chops bolt. View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Pinnacles Next Weekend
Nov 8, 2017 A great introduction to the park and a fun  memorable day is to hike the High Peaks Trail and try to climb as many free standing Pinnacles as you can.  Start at &nbsp… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Music at the crags: Soothing or annoying?
Aug 1, 2017 more didgeridoo @ crags. View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Cuidado at Pinnacles tomorrow 2/12?
Feb 13, 2017 I have had rangers at pinnacles remind me not to climb routes over trails in the high peaks and bear gulch on weekends. I also believe that it is mentioned on the signage at t… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Cuidado at Pinnacles tomorrow 2/12?
Feb 13, 2017 Loose portions of this route are directly over a high traffic trail.It is against the rules of the park to climb routes that are directly over trails on weekends. Please adhere… View Message

Route Scores View All 195

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 201
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 44
Old Original
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 118
Black Dagger
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 248
Surrealistic Pillar Direct
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 164
South Face
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 98
Tollhouse Traverse
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Ridge Yosemite NP > … > Glen Aulin Area > Mt Conness
Avg:  201
powderfinger:
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Old Original Central Coast > … > W Side > Machete Ridge
Avg:  44
powderfinger:
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 6 pitches
Black Dagger Southern Nevada > … > 11-Juniper Canyon > Brownstone Wall
Avg:  118
powderfinger:
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Surrealistic Pillar Direct Lake Tahoe > … > Lover's Leap > Lower Buttress
Avg:  248
powderfinger:
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
South Face High Sierra > 12 - Kearsarge… > Charlotte Dome
Avg:  164
powderfinger:
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Tollhouse Traverse Southern Sierra > Tollhouse Rock > Main Wall
Avg:  98
powderfinger:
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches