What have you climbed lately?

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by J Mace » Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 am

The Gloaming, excellent route.

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by squamish climber » Thu May 03, 2012 9:43 am

Thanks, so that's Kyle Korral on the Gloaming 5.10b (Fa Robin Barley and John Howe 2003). Looks like a nice route

Luke and Ais looks like an excellent time on Washington Column, nice bivy site. Thumbs up on the slide show. Is that your first Yosemite trip?
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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by c-plus » Thu May 03, 2012 3:11 pm

squamish climber wrote:Thanks, so that's Kyle Korral on the Gloaming 5.10b (Fa Robin Barley and John Howe 2003). Looks like a nice route
I think Crag-X is an underrated cliff. It's got a couple of decent routes on it, everything protects well, and has no line-ups!

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by Lurch » Thu May 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Excellent photography there, you're getting good behind the lens. I would think it takes some effort to get the shots from the side and from the top. What kind of camera and lens do you use?
Thanks Dave. I shooting with a Digital Canon Rebel XT and the stock 18-55mm lens, but I have a 0.7x58mm wide converter I can screw on to the filter ring and it really changes things. I shot some of the far stuff the other day without it but i'm really liking the results I get with it.

Ya watch out for that owl if you goto Skaha.. it's in a canyon most people don't go to but it does attract hard men. Birds don't like it when you get to close to their nests for some reason :)

That's pretty funny you took a picture of Kyle on the Gloaming. Awesome route. He told me he climbed it that day.. Kyle is the one in most of my pictures. He is a really good climber.

Luke- Nice work bud!
The Gloaming, excellent route.
+1!
I think Crag-X is an underrated cliff. It's got a couple of decent routes on it, everything protects well, and has no line-ups!
+1 It's heaven for a 5.10 leader! Center Street is three star in my book!

Kyle on Center Street
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Nina on Baby Lizard
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Here are a few more shots from Exasperator

Clipping!
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Taking a breather and sizing up the next crux.
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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by J Mace » Thu May 03, 2012 6:22 pm

Try "A Piece of Pie" into "Side Street" next time. The top of those two routes is the same as Baby Lizard anchor.

It looks like it may not be well travelled but I climbed it on the weekend and it was quite nice, you avoid all the bushes by nice face holds. The write up is misleading, its 5.9/10c first pitch.

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by Paul Greenwood » Thu May 03, 2012 9:00 pm

I checked out smith rock a couple of weekends ago with some friends. We headed down and set up camp just as it started to rain. After a couple of bottles and some cards the rain got harder so we went to bed. I woke up several times in the night wondering if I was in squamish as it was coming down very hard.

Got up in the morning to the sun and a nice wind. The campground seemed oddly dry for how hard it was raining so went headed out to the crag. Everything was dry! crazy desert air. Toooo bad everyone else figured that out pretty quick since it got crazy busy.

All the frontside stuff was packed after we did a couple of routes so we headed to the backside and checked out spiderman buttress and mesa verde. Some cool climbs back there. Fun place I suggest a roadtrip!

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the dihedrals in the frontside of the park
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someone rapping off the monkey face

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by jipstyle » Tue May 08, 2012 10:35 am

I climbed on the Malamute for the first time this past weekend. We did a couple of sport slabs (why? WHY?! I hate slab SO MUCH) and then ambled down to try High Mountain Woody. What a fantastic route this is!

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by Lurch » Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Jmace- I did Piece of Pie to the Baby Lizard anchors last weekend, it was sweet. Pretty tough at the pin, but cruxy. Side Street is when you go all the way up the aret no?

Paul thanks for the Smith report and photos! I've allways wanted to go there.

Jipstyle- High mountain woody is awesome. A 48 meter rope stretcher, it's a pretty sweet pitch. Imagine the effort It took to clean it!

Saw Natedogog on Lieback Flake 5.9 R
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Kyle jumped on Gord's Block 11a
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He didn't tape up so he didn't make it very far.
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Grant on Supervalue 10c
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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by Lurch » Wed May 16, 2012 8:07 am

Got out quite a bit this week. Some cragging at the bluffs,

Nina on Fata Morgana 5.8
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Luke on Werewolves of London 11b
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Went up to Shannon on Saturday with my girlfriend and did the new 5.9 next to Kalhanie, It was quite fun. Then we met mr. Frimer and saw Fred Beckey on Skywalker.

Sunday was cragging at the base of the Grand,

Natedogog on Rutabaga 5.11a (5.10a p1)
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Andy styles Exasperator 10c
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Then I ditched work Monday to run up the Buttress and we went to The Cirque of the Uncrackables after. That place is cool!

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by Lurch » Fri May 18, 2012 4:36 pm

So jealous man! How long did you go, what did you guys climb??

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by jipstyle » Sun May 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Lurch wrote:Jipstyle- High mountain woody is awesome. A 48 meter rope stretcher, it's a pretty sweet pitch. Imagine the effort It took to clean it!
Cleaning it must have been quite a task!

I returned to it today and red-pointed it ... my first solid 5.9 on gear. Absolutely fantastic pitch ... I wanted to rap back down and do it again but I was dragged off to Murrin for some bolted silliness.

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by gnarnaphobe » Wed May 30, 2012 8:50 am

Just had an awesome time aiding up Uwall with Nathan and Dave!
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We had quite the aid-venture, Nate and Daves first ever aid experience, their first bivy, a portaledge failure at 2am, and to top it off the camera we shot all the photos with dropped off the south end of Bellygood ledge! Read all about it @ http://thekidcormier.blogspot.ca

Woooo hoooo GET SUM!
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Imaging how much funner this could be with booze and explosives

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by jipstyle » Wed May 30, 2012 9:00 am

Awesome ... nice read and pics. Thanks for the work-time inspiration. ;)

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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by squamish climber » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:29 pm

Did some cragging at SBP on Sunday.
Guess who this is on Duh 5.8 at Cabin Boys Crag?
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With hair like that it's not that hard.
Cabin Boys is a nice crag. Some fine 10 + up there.

Take a peek at the slanting corner . It's called Wet Dream 10a. If it's dry, that's a climb I'd like to get on.
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Later we went up to Lumberland to check out some of the easy moderates. This is a great place to climb, so many new routes. The second tier climbs are especially nice with this little roof to climb up and over. Sorry no pic.
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Re: What have you climbed lately?

Post by scrubber » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:36 am

The corner is awesome, although rarely completely dry, hence the name. The opening of of the forest around that cliff will help immensely, but the forest above still drains right into the top of the corner...

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