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Grade Route Quality Style Crag Climber Date
Thu 25th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Jungle Wall
5.10b ** Yankee Clipper

Climbing to end of pitch 13, as is normal. I lead pitches 1,2, 5, 10, 11. Jonathan lead 3,4, 6, 7, 12, 13. Chris lead pitch 8. Crux pitch probably pitch 10. (Only pitch someone fell on.)

Classic Sport 460m, 12 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Thu 25th Dec '14
Wed 24th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
Lower Sense of Religion
5.10a ** Kelso's Way - short

Probably should have done the full route, but wasn't sure how hard the top section was. Didn't want to lose the on-sight.

Good Sport 29m, 12 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Wed 24th Dec '14
5.9 Caguama Queen

Trickier than some of the other 9s around, also a bit run-out in places.

Good Sport 28m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Wed 24th Dec '14
5.10a This Dog's Life

A couple interesting moves, but not overly hard.

Good Sport 28m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Wed 24th Dec '14
5.9 Emilio's Posse Average Sport 30m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Wed 24th Dec '14
5.8 I Believe I Can Fly

Warm-up. Still fun.

Good Sport 30m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Wed 24th Dec '14
Tue 23rd Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Jungle Wall
5.10a * Jungle Mountaineering

Climbed with Gen and Shaun, using two 70m ropes. Shaun lead & linked first two pitches. I took over to do pitch 3, got to the anchor, and thinking the final pitch was easier (5.8) figured I could also link the pitches, and would be fine with the weight of two ropes hanging on me. Oops... that was the crux pitch, not the easy pitch. Happy to pull all the 10a moves with extra weight. Lots of grunting involved, though.

Very Good Sport 120m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Tue 23rd Dec '14
Tue 23rd Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Virgin Canyon Cat Wall
5.9 * Skairdy Kat

Warm-up climb.

Very Good Sport 29m, 8 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Tue 23rd Dec '14
Tue 23rd Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Virgin Canyon Lower Virgin Wall
5.10a ** Selam

A lovely lovely climb - but very long for a single-pitch climb.

Very Good Sport 43m, 12 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Tue 23rd Dec '14
Sun 21st Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
Wonder Wall
5.8 Mr. Hanky Good Sport 27m, 8 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Sun 21st Dec '14
5.10a * Asombrame

Tried on lead -- tired, and bailed.

Good Sport 27m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Sun 21st Dec '14
Sun 21st Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Jungle Wall
5.9 *** Space Boyz

First 3 pitches. 2nded P1, lead P2 & P3. P3 is solidly 5.9+. P2 is quite runout -- I think 6 bolts for 100ft or so.

Very Good Sport 300m, 12 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Sun 21st Dec '14
5.8 Las Chimuelas

Day 2, lead all three pitches. Took the easier (right-hand) variant on P2, so only grading this 5.8.

- with Maria
Good Sport 90m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Sat 20th Dec '14
Sat 20th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
Lower Sense of Religion
5.10b * Cactus Pile

2nd P1, lead P2, P3. P1 fun, fairly easy going. P2 seemed soft for 5.10b - not sustained, with one fairly short crux section. P3 had some of the best climbing -- no moves quite as hard as P2, but overall as hard or harder -- far more sustained at grade.

Very Good Sport 94m, 10 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Sat 20th Dec '14
Fri 19th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Central Scrutinizer
5.8 Fupa Good Sport 26m, 6 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.8 Something Old, Something New

As hard as the 5.9s around it.

Sport 24m El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.9 Sabrosa Average Sport 21m, 7 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.8 Upside Down Cracker

As hard as the 5.9s.

Good Sport 35m, 9 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.7 Slip of the Tongue Good Sport 26m, 6 El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
Fri 19th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
Front Side El Mirador
5.6 Libertad

2nd p1, lead p2. Maria's first multi-pitch.

Good Sport El Potrero Chico David Gibbs
Fri 19th Dec '14
Sun 2nd Nov '14 - Gatineau Hills
Home Cliff
5.7 *** Peggy Classic Mixed 25m, 1 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.8 Patriation

Was climbing Peggy, but climbed this in sections with re-directs and lowers-in to figure out how it went, and how hard. I think, with a couple re-directs, this could be a fun top-rope off the Peggy anchors. Leading it... hm... after a couple more rehearsals, I think.

Mixed 1 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Arete and Ramp

Somewhat "Tradcore" to quote K8, but a surprisingly fun little outing, with a few nice positions and a bit of exposure for a 5.3. If the birches on the ledge were trimmed back a bit, and it got climbed a bit more to keep the lichen down, it would be even better.

Good Trad 25m Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Back to the Wall Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Main Corner Very Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.1 K5

I actually started at the far right end of the ramp, near the start of Back to the Wall, up the ramp, across the ledge, and up. Nice little warm up.

Called it a red-point since while I've never climbed this climb per se, I've climbed most bits of it as part of other climbs.

Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.7 One Up Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Crack and Block Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 2nd Nov '14
Fri 24th Oct '14 - Gatineau Hills
Mont King
5.4 * Rocketman

With Chantalle this time... another first multi-pitch for a friend. Always a fun climb.

Very Good Trad 96m Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Fri 24th Oct '14
5.8 * Ron's Climb

Went clean unexpectedly easily on TR, despite the initial layback section being a bit wet. I keep thinking about leading it, then thinking again.

Very Good Trad 27m Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Fri 24th Oct '14
Sun 19th Oct '14 - Montagne d'Argent
Grand Canyon
5.8 Chute Libre

Fell at the crux, but hadn't been planning to lead it -- rescuing someone else's lead.

Mixed 20m, 1 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.8 Beaujolais Nouveau Classic Mixed 20m, 1 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.9 * Piglet

First three bolts are steep & hard. Once the ledge is achieved, rest is easy slab.

Very Good Sport 25m, 7 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.8 Titanicomanie

Lead, but just to the short anchors on Le Bogue.

Good Mixed 38m, 3 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.9 ** Le Bogue de l'An 2000

The main part of the face (below the wedge section) was soaking wet, so climbed it on the steeper section to the right... was about a grade harder. Sadly took a fall.

Very Good Trad 28m Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.7 La Belle de Cadix Average Sport 14m, 4 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.10b * Invitation Mixte

Need to learn the sequence, then try leading it. Will be harder on gear... important holds will be lost.

Very Good Mixed 22m, 4 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 19th Oct '14
Fri 10th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 *** Nutcracker

Partner found a variant of the 5.9 variant start -- going up a thin crack/seam about 2m right of it for about 2/3 of the first pitch. I lead pitch 2 (5.6) and half of pitch 3 (5.7).

Classic Trad 180m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Fri 10th Oct '14
5.7 * After Six (After Six P1)

Surprisingly hard for a 5.7 because of all the polish. Was going to continue, but partner was too tired.

Trad 180m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Sat 11th Oct '14
Wed 8th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Serenity Crack Area
5.9 ** Super Slab

Great climbing, mostly at the 5.7 or below grade, with a couple 5.8 moves on pitch 4, and a short (maybe 15 ft) 5.9 section at the end of the final pitch.

Classic Trad 150m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Wed 8th Oct '14
Tue 7th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Five Open Books
5.9 *** Commitment

Hard 5.8 crack at the start, but otherwise not too bad. One noticeable, committing 5.9 move on pitch 3 passing the roof to the right just above the belay.

Top is extremely loose.

Classic Trad 100m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Tue 7th Oct '14
Mon 6th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Glacier Point Apron West
5.8 * Point Beyond, Direct (Point Beyond, Direct P1)

Tricky slab to the flake, then burly lay-back climbing from there.

Good Mixed 88m, 1 Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Mon 6th Oct '14
Mon 6th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Glacier Point Apron Center
5.8 Monday Morning Slab (TR)

Granite slab.

Average Top rope 58m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Mon 6th Oct '14
5.2 * Monday Morning Slab, Right (Monday Morning Slab, Right P1)

First climb in Yosemite.

Trad 120m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Mon 6th Oct '14
5.8 *** Goodrich Pinnacle, Right

Climbed the first 4 pitches, leading 1 and 2, following 3 and 4.

Very Good Trad 230m Yosemite National Park David Gibbs
Tue 7th Oct '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm North Wall
5.4 ** Route B Classic Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Spindrift Wall
5.3 * Bolt Line 3 Very Good Sport 25m, 9 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.3 * Ground Zero Very Good Sport 25m, 10 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Cave Wall
5.6 ** Neruda

And, fine on lead again.

Very Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Spindrift Wall
5.3 ** Arachnophobia

This goes surprisingly well on gear, though it may not look it. Placements are not always obvious, but can be found, and there are lots.

Only problem is actually finding it dry enough to lead.

Very Good Trad 25m Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Lac Sam
Right Wing
5.7 * Scylla and Charybdis

Good climbing, though I broke a hold (hand) and fell at the start, and broke another one (foot) later, but stuck it.

Very Good Trad 35m Lac Sam David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.8 * Tits 'n' Ass (Tits 'n' Ass Direct)

A bit sparsely bolted, maybe needs one more bolt between the 3rd and 4th bolt. Also a bit run-out after 2nd crux -- but easy going there. (Though I supplemented with a black tri-cam.)

Very Good Sport 28m, 9 Lac Sam David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.9 Welcome to the Machine

Went smoothly.

Good Sport 17m, 7 Lac Sam David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.6 Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Figuring where bolts needed, and where gear works.

Good Top rope 17m Lac Sam David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.5 (dihedral and arete)

Dropped a rope cause there looked like there might be something interesting. Needs cleaning, but seems fun.

Top rope 20m Lac Sam David Gibbs
Sun 28th Sep '14
Sat 20th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Cave Wall
5.6 ** Neruda

Then, walked up it smoothly and easily on TR.

Very Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.6 ** Neruda

Got my sequence wrong at the crux and fell. Yay gear.

Very Good Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
Sat 20th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Spindrift Wall
5.3 * Bolt Line 3

A bit wet, but I've climbed it wetter.

Very Good Sport 25m, 9 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.3 * Ground Zero

Wet, especially at the bottom, but still easy climbing.

Very Good Sport 25m, 10 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
Sat 20th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm North Wall
5.4 ** Route B

In the pouring rain. And still solid climbing.

Classic Trad Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
Sat 20th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Reaper Buttress
5.9 ** The Reaper

Ok on the technical bits, but didn't find the right foot at the physical crux, so that took a couple tries.

Sport 2 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.8 Mr Toady's Dihedral

Pulled the crux fine, then failed to find the good hold after that and pealed off. Sigh.

Good Mixed 1 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.5 The other dihedral

I've bailed to this line when trying to lead Mr Toady's a couple times -- but this time I went after it from the bottom. The start is trickier than I expected.

Trad 8m Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 20th Sep '14
Sun 14th Sep '14 - Montagne d'Argent
Grand Canyon
5.8 Le Retour des Loups-Garous

Picked the wrong bad foot hold, instead of the right bad foot hold in the crux section and slipped for a whole 1/2 m lead fall. Oh well. Did the extension, cause the no-hands slab is fun.

Good Sport 20m, 6 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 14th Sep '14
5.9 Illusion

Warm up.

Good Sport 25m, 8 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 14th Sep '14
5.9 La Cha-cha des Félins

Hadn't climbed it in a few years... a fun lead.

Good Sport 28m, 7 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 14th Sep '14
5.7 Les Acrobates de l'Espace

Muddy up to the start, and a bit damp, but a fun lead.

Good Trad 25m Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 14th Sep '14
5.7 La Belle de Cadix

Was a bit damp, so felt a bit harder than its grade -- had a foot slip on the first move or two.

Average Sport 14m, 4 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 14th Sep '14
Sat 6th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Twin Ribs Eastern Block
5.6 (unknown 3) Average Sport 12m, 3 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 6th Sep '14
5.9 (unknown 2) Good Sport 16m, 5 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 6th Sep '14
5.8 * Mr Clean

At least this one went smoothly. After my lead of Ethics Police, I wasn't sure.

Classic Sport 16m, 5 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 6th Sep '14
5.8 * Ethics Police

Horribly, butchered, lead. Well, just the crux section. But still awful.

Very Good Mixed 16m, 4 Gatineau Hills David Gibbs
Sat 6th Sep '14
Mon 1st Sep '14 - Calabogie
Main Cliff (Summer - Rock)
5.6 (unkown 11)

Not sure if it is leadable... not a lot of gear lower down. Will have to look again higher up... but might be slinging trees for a couple of the protection points.

Average Top rope 17m Calabogie David Gibbs
Mon 1st Sep '14
Sat 30th Aug '14 - Albtal
Albbruck Wasserschloßfluh
6 Heidetritt

Guide & rock wall says 6+ for this one, but on here it is listed as 6. Felt definitely softer than Viel Gluuck (which was 6+, too), so probably only a 6.

A good climb, too.

Good Sport 25m, 7 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
6+ Viel Glück

Missed figuring out one sequence, and lost the on-sight. Oh well.

A good climb with some interesting problems.

Very Good Sport 28m, 8 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
6 Luftikus Good Sport 30m, 9 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
7 *** Schwieriger Riss

So close to climbing it clean... just didn't figure out one short sequence. Might have done better with my crack gloves, too.

An incredible, varied climb. Laybacks, chimneys, ramps, jams, face -- everything, and always feeling steeper than it looks from the ground.

Classic Sport 30m, 11 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
6+ Muskelriss Good Sport 33m, 14 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
7- Magic Mushrooms

Got a good way up before taking a couple good lead falls, nope. Backed off to Herzklolpfen (6-) to finish off.

Good Sport 30m, 9 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
6- Biberrampe

Was damp, which made the climb a bit more exciting to lead. Turned out to be a pretty good warm-up, though.

Good Sport 33m, 11 Albtal David Gibbs
Sat 30th Aug '14
Wed 27th Aug '14 - Speroni di Ponte Brolla
6a *** Quarzo

Lovely slab climbing with an enjoyable steeper finish. Descent is not so pleasant.

Classic Sport 420m Speroni di Ponte Brolla David Gibbs
Wed 27th Aug '14
Thu 28th Aug '14 - Hintisberg
6a Tintangel

Climbed both 6a pitches clean, had to rest on the 6b+ (2nd pitch) but made all the moves without aid, also one rest on the 5c+ pitch. Should have got it clean -- but just too tired. Got the two 6a pitches clean, though, so listing as 2nd clean at 6a.

Classic Sport 120m Hintisberg David Gibbs
Thu 28th Aug '14
Mon 25th Aug '14 - Cheselenflue
6a+ *** Metorit-Komination

A beautiful climb on mostly good rock (though with a couple bands of choss to get through). Wouldn't want to follow another team up, though. I got it clean except for the final crux section at the end of the last pitch. Should have lead pitch 4, too -- but was scared of unprotected chossy start.

- with Flo
Classic Sport 200m Cheselenflue David Gibbs
Mon 25th Aug '14
Sun 24th Aug '14 - Hintisberg
5c Primavera

After waiting for a while, we decided to try something... I had to aid through the 6c pitch (of course) but got the 2nd pitch clean, despite cold hands.

Good Sport 180m Hintisberg David Gibbs
Sun 24th Aug '14
Sat 23rd Aug '14 - Klus
Graue Platte
6a+ ** Direkter Pfeiler

A great climb.

Classic Sport 150m Klus David Gibbs
Sat 23rd Aug '14
Wed 20th Aug '14 - Calabogie
Main Cliff (Summer - Rock)
5.5 Seconds Out

Soaking wet, it is a bit trickier to climb this.

Average Trad 20m Calabogie David Gibbs
Wed 20th Aug '14
Sun 17th Aug '14 - Montagne d'Argent
Controverse
5.10b Escouade tactile

Upper face is fun face climbing, but the crux is the slab/friction work lower down.

Sport 25m, 6 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
5.7 Serpent referendaire

The meat of the climbing is all lay-back, so it climbs at about 5.7. But protecting is noticeable harder -- and the gear can be a bit tricky, so protecting it makes it noticeably harder than the 5.7 TR/follow grade.

Very Good Trad 25m Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
Sun 17th Aug '14 - Montagne d'Argent
Grand Canyon
5.8 Chute Libre

Fun TR - a bit thin at the top.

Mixed 20m, 1 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
5.10b Lucky Luke

Decided to try and lead it. After about 5 falls at the crux, just bailed. Again, a slightly damp day didn't help.

Good Sport 24m, 10 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
5.10a Pathfinder

One fall. Damn. Of course, the key hold for the move I fell on was soaking wet. Should go better next time.

Good Sport 25m, 8 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
5.9 * Piglet

Another hang-dog attempt. This climb is unusually steep at the start for a climb in the Grand Canyon, especially at its grade. And, with the holds all slightly damp, I just couldn't pull the lead.

Very Good Sport 25m, 7 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 17th Aug '14
Sun 10th Aug '14 - Montagne d'Argent
Antre du Dragon
5.8 ** L'Ecaille du Dragon

Always a tough, burly, lead. Wish I'd brought my #4 for after mounting the flake.

C4 #2, #3x2, #4. Then something smaller for near the end -- maybe pink or red tri-cam.

Very Good Mixed 25m, 3 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 10th Aug '14
5.8 * La Gaillarde

It looks like a crack climb, but much of the meat of the climb is really face climbing around the crack which is too small for real jams, and the crack being used for gear. And, the gear is all sizes -- I placed pieces from a BD C3 #0 through a BD wired hex #10 (red) placed sideways.

Very Good Mixed 25m, 1 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 10th Aug '14
5.9 * La Griffon

This time lead it right from the start. Can I red-point something I've already flashed? Hm... hard to say. Call it a lead-clean, I guess.

Very Good Mixed 25m, 3 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 10th Aug '14
5.9 ** La Saint-Ambroise

Lead it twice, slipped on the 2nd one -- but caught myself before I weighted the rope. Was getting just a bit too casual about it.

Classic Sport 20m, 6 Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 10th Aug '14
5.10a * La Saint-Georges

Used the 2nd crack for the upper section, rather than climbing the off-width, so only 5.10a rather than 5.10b. Still happy to get it clean, with solid jams in the lower part.

Very Good Trad 20m Montagne d'Argent David Gibbs
Sun 10th Aug '14
Sat 9th Aug '14 - Mont Rigaud
STD Wall
5.9 ** Smeghead - alternate finish

Linked up the start of "La Corneille" which has a couple nice 5.9ish moves to the first bolt, to give a bit more variety than climbing "Smeghead"'s start. Need to come back and lead this, now.

Very Good Sport 13m, 5 Mont Rigaud David Gibbs
Sat 9th Aug '14
5.9 *** Smeg Head

Despite having both feet peel at one point, I managed to hold on for the red point. A very good route.

Very Good Sport 13m, 5 Mont Rigaud David Gibbs
Sat 9th Aug '14
5.9 Tremble Cleft

Not all that hard, but tricky to read.

Sport 14m, 5 Mont Rigaud David Gibbs
Sat 9th Aug '14

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