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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 507
Mental Physics
Nov 28, 2020 · 3 pitches. Lead / Onsight. Calling it 3 pitches because of our approach, haha. Climb was good! Lots of knobs, rest spots, and ok hands (more like hand chocks than hand jams). Long crack, great views, fun send!
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 1,127
Sail Away
Nov 27, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Fun climb! First and only climb today, great view at the top! Fingers and hands
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 500
The Flake
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Wild! So much in one climb. Chimney start, some offwidth, some lieback, some face, and some slab to finish it off. Chilly at the top, but so worth it!
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 869
Toe Jam
Nov 26, 2020 · Follow. Stace led. Didn't seem too rough
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 454
Dogleg
Nov 26, 2020 · Follow. Stace let this burly & awkward route like a champ
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 525
Sexy Grandma
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Some funky moves, sporty lead. Got some beta from the ground to get around the lower crux
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,382
Double Cross
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Fun! First Jtree climb! Stace let first, I led second. First ones on the rock on Thanksgiving morning
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 279
Selaginella
Nov 21, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Led all 4 pitches after commitment! Wild is right! p1 OW was a struggle, p2 was a lil weird, but not bad, p3 mini chimney was a bit struggly, but the airy traverse was fun (and rope-draggy), p4 liebacks were kinda tough/burly, and the final flake reminded me of Bear's Reach.
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 665
Commitment
Nov 21, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Stace led 1/2, I led p3. Fun and beautiful route! Fav move was the final bulge thing. Overall an easier climb than I thought it would be.
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 363
Church Bowl Lieback
Nov 15, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Spicy for me - a couple minor foot slips and getting pumped made for a spooky 5.8. Got it clean though!
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 40
Granny Crack
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Easy start to a beautiful November day! Great lil crack with lots of holds/feet outside of it if you're so inclined
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Annie's Arete
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Flash. A long wingspan helps for the opening moves. More face climbing than I expected, but got it clean!
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 222
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Flash. V cool climb - bottom 2/3s just fly by. Top section takes some thought.
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
Granted
Nov 7, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Crack felt super secure for my handsize! Steep but solid. Face climbing was a bit reachy, but doable when you find the jugs you need. My fav climb from my first day at the Grotto
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 149
Bandito
Nov 7, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Fun climb! Felt more secure than Table Manners, but the "wide" section was a bit funky. Worth doing for sure
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 174
AC Devil Dog
Nov 7, 2020 · TR. Fell a lot on the crux near the first clip, but got it clean after that. Would want to practice that move a few more times before leading it. V interesting climb! Front and Center at the Grotto!
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 121
Rawhide
Nov 7, 2020 · TR. Fell...a lot. Tho my hand jams and finger crack skills are getting better, I hadn't encountered "rattly fingers" before and man am I bad at it! Lots to learn! Will try again next time!
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 149
Table Manners
Nov 7, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Flash. Felt a bit slick for me as a first climb of the day, tho Stace flew up it. But got it clean. Second lap on TR was just the right crack, which was pretty sustained, and had to take a breather near the top. Cool climb!
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 679
The Grack - Center
Oct 31, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Redpoint. Led p1, Brad took the money p2 (rope stretch to get to anchor). In onesies for Halloween! Morning sun made this a toasty climb on a late october day. 2 raps with double ropes >> 5 single rope raps.
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 750
Regular Route
Oct 30, 2020 · 8 pitches. Lead / Redpoint. Swung leads, 7.5hrs c2c. First few pitches were cooold, a couple hangs to warm up the fingers (maybe a short fall through the cruxy slippery section). Simul pitches felt like a victory lap with some sun and beautiful views! Had the whole dome to ourselves!
Trad 12 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Pebbly Face
Oct 24, 2020 · TR. Using same tree anchor as Chouinard's Crack, gave a go at this. V tricky. Mono and single leg squat. Got it clean the second go!
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Chouinard's Crack
Oct 24, 2020 · 2 pitches. TR. Cycle to the summit, then hit the crack on the way down! Thought about leading, decided to do it on TR - twas a good choice. Weird lil route, but climbing is climbing! A bit cleaner the second go
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 684
West Crack
Oct 18, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Great Climb! Was nervous about the grade / length, but all of it was manageable! Rap was super easy, sustained fingers/hands were sustained as promised!
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 608
Jamcrack
Oct 17, 2020 · 1 pitch. Lead / Redpoint. Flew up the first pitch. Bottom is still pretty slippery.
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 393
Church Bowl Tree
Oct 17, 2020 · TR. Got it clean on TR after the rough send on lead.
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 393
Church Bowl Tree
Oct 17, 2020 · Lead / Fell/Hung. First 5.10a Trad lead, and it went...ok. Tough cruxes, some mini falls and sore fingers, but made it up eventually! Gotta work on my Gear vs Handhold placements
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,016
Bishops Terrace
Oct 17, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Still a lil smokey in the valley, but great climb and great views!
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 608
Jamcrack
Oct 11, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Stace took p1 handcrack, I got p2 hand/fingercrack. Makes sense why it's so well liked!
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 137
Lemon
Oct 11, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Burly and brutal for a new 5.8/9 leader, but I got it! Hand crack and some smearing
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 675
Munginella
Oct 11, 2020 · Follow. Shorter than I thought, pretty straightforward. Let Stace lead it. Fun day with the Mels/Joey!
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 208
Penelope's Problem
Oct 10, 2020 · Follow. Been 1yr since I first did this baby trad prob. Fun to think about the montage of my improvement :)
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 380
Grant's Crack
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Slippery feet, good hands / fingers, and my second 5.9 trad lead!
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 800
After Six
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. After I led After 7, Stace took 2/5/6, and I linked 3/4. Annoyingly busy, but fun route!
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 538
After Seven
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. My favorite pitch of After Six/Seven!
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Leading to Death
Oct 8, 2020 · TR. Quick and fun
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 125
Degeneration
Oct 8, 2020 · TR. This route feels easier every time! Flew up it without issue
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mental Physics Joshua Tree NP > … > W Wonderland Va… > Lenticular Dome
 507
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Nov 28, 2020 · 3 pitches. Lead / Onsight. Calling it 3 pitches because of our approach, haha. Climb was good! Lots of knobs, rest spots, and ok hands (more like hand chocks than hand jams). Long crack, great views, fun send!
Sail Away Joshua Tree NP > … > Real Hidden Valley > Hidden Tower
 1,127
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Nov 27, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Fun climb! First and only climb today, great view at the top! Fingers and hands
The Flake Joshua Tree NP > … > Hidden Valley C… > Intersection Rock
 500
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Wild! So much in one climb. Chimney start, some offwidth, some lieback, some face, and some slab to finish it off. Chilly at the top, but so worth it!
Toe Jam Joshua Tree NP > … > Old Woman > Old Woman - E Face
 869
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Nov 26, 2020 · Follow. Stace led. Didn't seem too rough
Dogleg Joshua Tree NP > … > Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 454
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 26, 2020 · Follow. Stace let this burly & awkward route like a champ
Sexy Grandma Joshua Tree NP > … > Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 525
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Some funky moves, sporty lead. Got some beta from the ground to get around the lower crux
Double Cross Joshua Tree NP > … > Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 1,382
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Nov 26, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Fun! First Jtree climb! Stace let first, I led second. First ones on the rock on Thanksgiving morning
Selaginella Yosemite NP > … > Five Open Books > Second Tier
 279
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Nov 21, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Led all 4 pitches after commitment! Wild is right! p1 OW was a struggle, p2 was a lil weird, but not bad, p3 mini chimney was a bit struggly, but the airy traverse was fun (and rope-draggy), p4 liebacks were kinda tough/burly, and the final flake reminded me of Bear's Reach.
Commitment Yosemite NP > … > Five Open Books > First Tier
 665
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Nov 21, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Stace led 1/2, I led p3. Fun and beautiful route! Fav move was the final bulge thing. Overall an easier climb than I thought it would be.
Church Bowl Lieback Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > G. Church Bowl
 363
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 15, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Spicy for me - a couple minor foot slips and getting pumped made for a spooky 5.8. Got it clean though!
Granny Crack Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Lower Falls Amphitheater
 40
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Easy start to a beautiful November day! Great lil crack with lots of holds/feet outside of it if you're so inclined
Annie's Arete Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Lower Falls Amphitheater
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Flash. A long wingspan helps for the opening moves. More face climbing than I expected, but got it clean!
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Lower Falls Amphitheater
 222
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 14, 2020 · Lead / Flash. V cool climb - bottom 2/3s just fly by. Top section takes some thought.
Granted Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Grotto
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nov 7, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Crack felt super secure for my handsize! Steep but solid. Face climbing was a bit reachy, but doable when you find the jugs you need. My fav climb from my first day at the Grotto
Bandito Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Grotto
 149
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 7, 2020 · Lead / Flash. Fun climb! Felt more secure than Table Manners, but the "wide" section was a bit funky. Worth doing for sure
AC Devil Dog Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Grotto
 174
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nov 7, 2020 · TR. Fell a lot on the crux near the first clip, but got it clean after that. Would want to practice that move a few more times before leading it. V interesting climb! Front and Center at the Grotto!
Rawhide Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Grotto
 121
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Nov 7, 2020 · TR. Fell...a lot. Tho my hand jams and finger crack skills are getting better, I hadn't encountered "rattly fingers" before and man am I bad at it! Lots to learn! Will try again next time!
Table Manners Sonora Pass Hig… > Table Mountain > Grotto
 149
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nov 7, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Flash. Felt a bit slick for me as a first climb of the day, tho Stace flew up it. But got it clean. Second lap on TR was just the right crack, which was pretty sustained, and had to take a breather near the top. Cool climb!
The Grack - Center Yosemite NP > … > Glacier Point A… > Grack Area
 679
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Oct 31, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Redpoint. Led p1, Brad took the money p2 (rope stretch to get to anchor). In onesies for Halloween! Morning sun made this a toasty climb on a late october day. 2 raps with double ropes >> 5 single rope raps.
Regular Route Yosemite NP > … > Fairview Dome > N Face
 750
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 12 pitches
Oct 30, 2020 · 8 pitches. Lead / Redpoint. Swung leads, 7.5hrs c2c. First few pitches were cooold, a couple hangs to warm up the fingers (maybe a short fall through the cruxy slippery section). Simul pitches felt like a victory lap with some sun and beautiful views! Had the whole dome to ourselves!
Pebbly Face San Francisco B… > … > Boy Scout Rocks > Upper Tier
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Oct 24, 2020 · TR. Using same tree anchor as Chouinard's Crack, gave a go at this. V tricky. Mono and single leg squat. Got it clean the second go!
Chouinard's Crack San Francisco B… > … > Boy Scout Rocks > Upper Tier
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Oct 24, 2020 · 2 pitches. TR. Cycle to the summit, then hit the crack on the way down! Thought about leading, decided to do it on TR - twas a good choice. Weird lil route, but climbing is climbing! A bit cleaner the second go
West Crack Yosemite NP > … > Daff Dome > W Face
 684
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Oct 18, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Great Climb! Was nervous about the grade / length, but all of it was manageable! Rap was super easy, sustained fingers/hands were sustained as promised!
Jamcrack Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Sunnyside Bench
 608
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Oct 17, 2020 · 1 pitch. Lead / Redpoint. Flew up the first pitch. Bottom is still pretty slippery.
Church Bowl Tree Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > G. Church Bowl
 393
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Oct 17, 2020 · TR. Got it clean on TR after the rough send on lead.
Church Bowl Tree Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > G. Church Bowl
 393
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Oct 17, 2020 · Lead / Fell/Hung. First 5.10a Trad lead, and it went...ok. Tough cruxes, some mini falls and sore fingers, but made it up eventually! Gotta work on my Gear vs Handhold placements
Bishops Terrace Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > G. Church Bowl
 1,016
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Oct 17, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Still a lil smokey in the valley, but great climb and great views!
Jamcrack Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Sunnyside Bench
 608
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Oct 11, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Stace took p1 handcrack, I got p2 hand/fingercrack. Makes sense why it's so well liked!
Lemon Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Sunnyside Bench
 137
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Oct 11, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Burly and brutal for a new 5.8/9 leader, but I got it! Hand crack and some smearing
Munginella Yosemite NP > … > Five Open Books > First Tier
 675
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Oct 11, 2020 · Follow. Shorter than I thought, pretty straightforward. Let Stace lead it. Fun day with the Mels/Joey!
Penelope's Problem Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Swan Slab
 208
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Oct 10, 2020 · Follow. Been 1yr since I first did this baby trad prob. Fun to think about the montage of my improvement :)
Grant's Crack Yosemite NP > … > E Yosemite Fall… > Swan Slab
 380
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Slippery feet, good hands / fingers, and my second 5.9 trad lead!
After Six Yosemite NP > … > C. El Cap Picni… > 5. Manure Pile Buttre…
 800
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. After I led After 7, Stace took 2/5/6, and I linked 3/4. Annoyingly busy, but fun route!
After Seven Yosemite NP > … > C. El Cap Picni… > 5. Manure Pile Buttre…
 538
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Oct 10, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. My favorite pitch of After Six/Seven!
Leading to Death San Francisco B… > Castle Rock Area > Waterfall Cliff
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Oct 8, 2020 · TR. Quick and fun
Degeneration San Francisco B… > Castle Rock Area > Waterfall Cliff
 125
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Oct 8, 2020 · TR. This route feels easier every time! Flew up it without issue