894 Ascents by David Gibbs

 
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Grade Route Quality Style Crag Climber Date
Sun 3rd May '15 - Lac Sam
Right Wing
5.5 Sunday Morning Stroll

Climbed a 2nd time, in hiking boots hauling a hammer drill.

Sport 25m, 13 Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
5.7 ** Scylla and Charybdis Very Good Trad 35m Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
5.9 (not yet named TR)

Some fun climbing, should be worth developing as a route.

Top rope 25m Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
5.8 * Tits 'n' Ass Very Good Sport 28m, 9 Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
5.5 Sunday Morning Stroll Sport 25m, 13 Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
5.9 Welcome to the Machine Good Sport 17m, 7 Lac Sam
Sun 3rd May '15
Sat 2nd May '15 - Montagne d'Argent
Grand Canyon
5.7 Le Castor Bricoleur

Kate bailed at the bottom of the crack-in-the-corner section, so I TRed to there, then finished the lead.

Good Trad 22m Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.8 Le Retour des Loups-Garous

Late in the day, not my proudest lead.

Good Sport 20m, 6 Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.9 Illusion Very Good Sport 25m, 8 Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.5 Y'a d'la Joie

No, there is little to no joy. Awkward gear, run-out, not gear.

Don't Bother Trad 14m Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.7 La Belle de Cadix Average Sport 14m, 4 Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.10b * Invitation Mixte

Tope rope clean -- happy with that. Need to think about leading it...

Very Good Mixed 22m, 4 Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
5.7 Le Castor Bricoleur Good Trad 22m Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
Sat 2nd May '15 - Montagne d'Argent
Dame Nature
5.10c Bobette Man

Calling this top-rope with rest, but there was a bit of lead as well, as someone else had lead most of the bolts.

Good Sport 15m, 5 Montagne d'Argent
Sat 2nd May '15
Wed 29th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Mont King
5.3 * Original Route Very Good Trad 65m Gatineau Hills
Wed 29th Apr '15
Sun 26th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm North Wall
5.5 * Route C Very Good Trad 10m Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
5.5 Route A Very Good Trad 10m Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
Sun 26th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Reaper Buttress
5.9 ** The Reaper Sport 7m, 2 Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
Sun 26th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Spindrift Wall
5.6 Bolt Line 1 Very Good Sport 25m, 8 Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
Sun 26th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Cave Wall
5.6 ** Neruda Very Good Trad 8m Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
5.10d ** Security

Didn't expect to make it up Security today, but actually did, surprising me.

Very Good Mixed 8m, 2 Gatineau Hills
Sun 26th Apr '15
Sat 25th Apr '15 - Calabogie
Main Cliff (Summer - Rock)
5.7 Stage Right Good Sport 4 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.8 Stage Left

Still run-out to first bolt.

Average Mixed 3 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.5 Calabogie Sunset Good Mixed 15m, 3 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.7 (unknown 4) Sport 15m, 6 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.8 First Flight Good Sport 15m, 6 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.7 Phasers on Kill

I need to lead this.

Very Good Trad 16m Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.5 * Phasers on Stun Very Good Trad 18m Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.10c * Breakfast Cookie Good Sport 5 Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.6 (Slab right of Flaky Flake) Average Trad 17m Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
5.4 Flaky Flake Good Trad 18m Calabogie
Sat 25th Apr '15
Sun 19th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Twin Ribs Eastern Block
5.8 * Ethics Police

Took about 4 tries to get the crux section this time. sigh

Very Good Mixed 16m, 4 Gatineau Hills
Sun 19th Apr '15
5.9 (unknown 2) Good Sport 16m, 5 Gatineau Hills
Sun 19th Apr '15
Sat 18th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm Cave Wall
5.6 ** Neruda

My spring lead of Neruda. Went surprisingly easily.

Then top-roped to clean, doing it as a lay-back. Quite burly as a layback through the crux section.

Very Good Trad 8m Gatineau Hills
Sat 18th Apr '15
Sat 11th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Mont King
5.4 * Rocketman

Chimney was wet and cold, making it unpleasant and insecure. Rest of the climb was fine. Free-soloed the last pitch this time.

Very Good Trad 96m Gatineau Hills
Sat 11th Apr '15
Sun 12th Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Home Cliff
5.3 Broken Corner

While it doesn't look from the ground like it will protect well, it actually does.

Average Trad 9m Gatineau Hills
Sun 12th Apr '15
Fri 3rd Apr '15 - Gatineau Hills
Home Cliff
5.3 Main Corner

Lead it soaking wet -- makes the going a bit trickier, and the gear too.

Very Good Trad 15m Gatineau Hills
Fri 3rd Apr '15
Sun 29th Mar '15 - Gatineau Hills
Home Cliff
5.3 Back to the Wall

Early spring climbing day.

Good Trad 15m Gatineau Hills
Sun 29th Mar '15
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
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
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
Wed 24th Dec '14
5.10a This Dog's Life

A couple interesting moves, but not overly hard.

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

Warm-up. Still fun.

Good Sport 30m El Potrero Chico
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
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
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
Tue 23rd Dec '14
Sun 21st Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
Wonder Wall
5.8 Mr. Hanky Good Sport 27m, 8 El Potrero Chico
Sun 21st Dec '14
5.10a * Asombrame

Tried on lead -- tired, and bailed.

Good Sport 27m El Potrero Chico
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
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
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
Sat 20th Dec '14
Fri 19th Dec '14 - El Potrero Chico
The Central Scrutinizer
5.8 Fupa Good Sport 26m, 6 El Potrero Chico
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.8 Something Old, Something New

As hard as the 5.9s around it.

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

As hard as the 5.9s.

Good Sport 35m, 9 El Potrero Chico
Fri 19th Dec '14
5.7 Slip of the Tongue Good Sport 26m, 6 El Potrero Chico
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
Fri 19th Dec '14
Sun 2nd Nov '14 - Gatineau Hills
Home Cliff
5.7 *** Peggy Classic Mixed 25m, 1 Gatineau Hills
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
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
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Back to the Wall Good Trad 15m Gatineau Hills
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Main Corner Very Good Trad 15m Gatineau Hills
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
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.7 One Up Good Trad 10m Gatineau Hills
Sun 2nd Nov '14
5.3 Crack and Block Good Trad 10m Gatineau Hills
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
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
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
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.8 Beaujolais Nouveau Classic Mixed 20m, 1 Montagne d'Argent
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
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.8 Titanicomanie

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

Good Mixed 38m, 3 Montagne d'Argent
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
Sun 19th Oct '14
5.7 La Belle de Cadix Average Sport 14m, 4 Montagne d'Argent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mon 6th Oct '14
5.2 * Monday Morning Slab, Right (Monday Morning Slab, Right P1)

First climb in Yosemite.

Trad 120m Yosemite National Park
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
Tue 7th Oct '14
Sun 28th Sep '14 - Gatineau Hills
Western Cwm North Wall
5.4 ** Route B Classic Trad 10m Gatineau Hills
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
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.3 * Ground Zero Very Good Sport 25m, 10 Gatineau Hills
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 8m Gatineau Hills
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
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
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
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.9 Welcome to the Machine

Went smoothly.

Good Sport 17m, 7 Lac Sam
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
Sun 28th Sep '14
5.5 Ummagumma ((dihedral and arete))

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

Sport 20m, 9 Lac Sam
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 8m Gatineau Hills
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.6 ** Neruda

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

Very Good Trad 8m Gatineau Hills
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
Sat 20th Sep '14
5.3 * Ground Zero

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

Very Good Sport 25m, 10 Gatineau Hills
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 10m Gatineau Hills
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 7m, 2 Gatineau Hills
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 8m, 1 Gatineau Hills
Sat 20th Sep '14

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