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Grade Route Quality Style Crag Climber Date
Mon 24th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Daff Area Daff Dome West Face Left
5.9 *** West Crack

My best multipitch of the trip. We managed it in 4 pitches though it officially goes at 6 (resulted in a few tricky anchors)

First pitch is the supposed crux pitch with its 5.9 face moves right off the ground. Protected by a bomber bolt, most will find this easy.

I found the 5.7/5.8 sustained finger crack far more challenging. Especially since it is nearly a whole rope length.

Do bring some larger 4"-5" pro to tame the offwidth and allow easy anchor building following the finger crack.

- with Jakob Kapelj
Trad 210m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Mon 24th Aug '15
Fri 21st Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Church Bowl
5.10b * Church Bowl Tree

Great route to dial in your finger crack skills. Love the face moves at the top.

Takes a variety of gear, you can use everything from .2 X4's to medium hexes to key locked #1 C4's to bomber brass offsets.

- with Jakob Kapelj
Classic Trad 18m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Fri 21st Aug '15
Sat 15th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Tenaya Peak Area Tenaya Peak Wall
5.5 *** Northwest Buttress

Epic climb. A wonderful introduction to Tuolumne Alpine. Also can serve as a great place to practice speed/efficiency techniques such as simul-climbing and block leading.

Geared up with a triple rack and managed it in three blocks. Owe my buddy one for letting me lead the whole thing.

- with Jakob Kapelj
Mega Classic Alpine 460m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Sat 15th Aug '15
Fri 14th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southwest Base Area
5.10a *** Moby Dick, Center

After a short rest I returned with a modified technique.

Relied on a gradual shuffle method leaning my body to the left. This allowed me to somewhat jam my right knee and fully utilize my entire right arm.

Worked like a charm.

- with Jakob Kapelj
Mega Classic Trad 58m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Fri 14th Aug '15
5.10a *** Moby Dick, Center

Top section slug fest left me winded. My baby hands slipped found no purchase there.

- with Jakob Kapelj
Mega Classic Trad 58m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Fri 14th Aug '15
Thu 13th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Mariuolumne Area Drug Dome
5.8 Dope Show

Very very fun. A small taste of Tennessee face climbing up high in Tuolumne.

Do bring a small rack for the top section or you will face a potential ground fall.

Build a belay anchor.

- with Brett Fishel,Jimmy Flanagan
Very Good Trad Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Thu 13th Aug '15
5.7 Black Nepalese

Super fun. Build a belay anchor. A small rack will tame the runouts.

- with Brett Fishel,Jimmy Flanagan
Very Good Trad Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Thu 13th Aug '15
5.10d *** Oz

Misread the route and became stymied by a few face moves.

Be leary of venturing too far left at the start of the second pitch and as you approach the mantle at the top of the second pitch. Also look for a great left facing crimp as you slap slopers on the 10d face traverse. The holds are there.

The 5.10c finger crack turns on as you near the top. It quickly becomes a sustained layback. Stem footers exist if you have the presence of mind to locate them (I did not).

- with Jakob Kapelj
Mega Classic Unknown Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Tue 18th Aug '15
Thu 13th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Lembert Area Puppy Dome
5.7 Puppy Crack - with Jimmy Flanagan Very Good Trad Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Thu 13th Aug '15
5.8 ** Battle of The Bulge

Runout at the bottom without tricam placements. Moves are easy but intimidating.

Blew the crux when my foot jam slipped.

- with Jimmy Flanagan
Very Good Trad 27m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Thu 13th Aug '15
Mon 10th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Cathedral Range Area Cathedral Peak
5.6 *** Southeast Buttress

Great climb. The approach is long but satisfying. Welcome to Tuolumne Alpine!! We managed it in 6 pitches. Had to build a anchor near the top of 5 to reduce rope drag.

The route is busy, but there are many variations one can climb to move around other parties. The chimney pitch can become a bottle neck when crowded so manage it with caution.

Another bottle neck is the summit. One has to down climb and traverse to reach the start of the descent. No rappel anchors on this classic peak.

- with Brett Fishel,Jimmy Flanagan
Mega Classic Alpine 220m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Mon 10th Aug '15
Sun 9th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Polly Dome The Bunny Slopes
5.8 * Biscuit and Gravy

Favorite climb on the bunny slopes. Crux is at the start with some thin edging and smearing up to the second bolt. Have a good spotter/attentive belayer. A fall before the first bolt is potentially nasty due to the v-shaped ground.

Bring a small rack to protect the left facing crack/layback. There's an easily overlooked bolt right after you exit the crack ( I missed it). So keep those eyes open! Or you're in store for a pretty big runout.

- with Brett Fishel
Trad 47m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Sun 9th Aug '15
5.6 Hot Crossed Buns

First route of the trip. Hello runouts! This route offers a great introduction to the ethics and style of Tuolumne routes. Bring a small rack to tame the runouts at the top.

- with Brett Fishel
Good Trad 47m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Sun 9th Aug '15
5.7 * Wild in the Streaks

It's a mixed climb with bolts at the bottom to protect the slimmer slab moves. The climb becomes quite runout as you progress upward. It is in your best interest to bring a small rack and place gear whenever you can. I think brought .5-#1 C4's and maybe a set of stoppers. Great introduction to the slabby knob laden granite of Tuolumne.

- with Brett Fishel
Good Trad 50m Yosemite National Park Thomas Johnson
Sun 9th Aug '15
Mon 17th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Fairview Area Fairview Dome Left Side
5.9 *** Regular Route

Incredible climbing. Loved the first two pitches. Linked 4 and 5, and 6 and 7. Used a 70m but think a 60 would work. Simuled 9 through 12. Classic!

Mega Classic Trad 300m Yosemite National Park Jakob Kapelj
Mon 17th Aug '15
Wed 12th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Church Bowl
5.8 *** Bishop's Terrace Trad 55m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Wed 12th Aug '15
Tue 11th Aug '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Fairview Area Fairview Dome Left Side
5.9 *** Regular Route Trad 300m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Tue 11th Aug '15
Mon 27th Jul '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.10a *** Royal Arches Route Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Mon 27th Jul '15
Sat 18th Jul '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Sentinel Rock Area B-1 Boulder
V6 *** Sentinel Traverse

Fantastic line, So much fun! little more sustained than I can usually manage!

Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park joe tynan
Sat 18th Jul '15
Sat 18th Jul '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Sentinel Rock Area Small Boulder behind B-1 Boulder
V3 Unnamed 2

nice warm up

Good Boulder Yosemite National Park joe tynan
Sat 18th Jul '15
V5 Unnamed 5

Great fun, underrated sloper problem. definatley worth your time

Very Good Boulder Yosemite National Park joe tynan
Thu 4th Jun '15
Fri 17th Jul '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Five Open Books
5.9 *** Commitment Trad 100m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Fri 17th Jul '15
Mon 15th Jun '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Daff Area Daff Dome West Face Left
5.9 *** West Crack

Beautiful!

- with Aysha
Mega Classic Trad 210m Yosemite National Park Ryan Sorenson
Mon 15th Jun '15
Mon 29th Jun '15 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Tioga Pass Third Pillar
5.10b *** Regular Route Unknown 180m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Mon 29th Jun '15
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Serenity Crack Area
5.10d *** Serenity Crack Classic Trad 110m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 *** Nutcracker Classic Trad 180m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Glacier Point Apron Center
5.8 ** Harry Daley Very Good Trad 70m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Half Dome Southwest Face
5.7 *** Snake Dike Mega Classic Trad 550m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Cathedral Rocks Middle Cathedral Rock East Buttress
5.10c *** East Buttress - with Phillip Armstrong Mega Classic Trad 340m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
1981 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southeast Face
5.10b *** East Buttress Mega Classic Trad 500m Yosemite National Park Neil Barr
1981
Sun 24th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southeast Face
5.7 A2 *** Zodiac Aid 550m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Sun 24th May '15
Sun 24th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan West Face
5.7 C2 *** Lurking Fear Aid 610m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Sun 24th May '15
Wed 13th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Devil's Bathtub Area
5.10a ** Peruvian Flake

This route was brilliant

Classic Trad 30m Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Wed 13th May '15
Wed 13th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Serenity Crack Area
5.10d *** Serenity Crack Trad 110m Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Wed 13th May '15
Wed 13th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.10a *** Royal Arches Route Classic Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Wed 13th May '15
Wed 13th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Five Open Books
5.6 ** Munginella

We went off route on the 2nd pitch and ended up on a bolted slabby arete which was around 5.9. Fun climbing nonetheless.

Very Good Trad 110m Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Wed 13th May '15
Mon 11th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Swan Slab
5.10a A0 * Aid Route

First climb at Yosemite and it was a dirty aid route to start. Fun crack for the rest of it.

- with Kate Ferguson
Good Mixed 55m, 3 Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Mon 11th May '15
5.9 Grant's Crack Good Trad 24m Yosemite National Park Kate Ferguson
Mon 11th May '15
Thu 7th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Half Dome Northwest Face
5.12b *** Regular Northwest Face Aid 670m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Thu 7th May '15
Thu 7th May '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 *** Nutcracker Trad 180m Yosemite National Park Dave Scarlett
Thu 7th May '15
Thu 27th May '99 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley North Lower Merced Canyon Reed's Pinnacle Area
5.9 *** Reed's Direct Trad 73m Yosemite National Park Philip Armstrong
Thu 27th May '99
Fri 17th Apr '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 *** Nutcracker

Led all, split pitch 4 (ran out of gear). The mantle isn't that bad and is reasonably protected. Nice way to finish the trip!

- with Nhung
Mega Classic Trad 180m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Fri 17th Apr '15
Wed 15th Apr '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Devil's Bathtub Area
5.10a * Y Crack

Completely wrecked, but hung on. Saw a little snake at the top.

- with Mark (guide)
Very Good Trad 40m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Wed 15th Apr '15
5.10a ** Peruvian Flake

Pretty tired by this stage!

- with Anthony Cuskelly
Classic Trad 30m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Wed 15th Apr '15
Wed 15th Apr '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Serenity Crack Area
5.10a *** Sons of Yesterday

Even better than serenity. Sustained, clean and well protected!

- with Mark (guide)
Mega Classic Trad 240m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Wed 15th Apr '15
5.10a * Maxine's Wall

Pitch 1 only. Super slabby, good fun!

- with Mark (guide)
Very Good Trad Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Wed 15th Apr '15
5.10d *** Serenity Crack

Fell off the crux. Brilliant route.

- with Mark (guide)
Mega Classic Trad 110m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Wed 15th Apr '15
Mon 13th Apr '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southwest Base Area
5.10c *** Salathé Base

Pitch 1 only. Absolutely amazing.

- with Alaskans
Mega Classic Trad 69m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.10a *** Moby Dick, Center

Pitch 1 only. Sustained and amazing!

- with Alaskans
Mega Classic Trad 58m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.9 ** La Cosita, Right

Easier when not placing gear, but still a sandbag!

- with Anthony Cuskelly
Classic Trad 27m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.9 ** La Cosita, Right

Ripped my second piece and nearly hit the ground. Handed over the lead!

- with Anthony Cuskelly
Classic Trad 27m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
Mon 13th Apr '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Swan Slab
5.7 Penelope's Problem

First Yosemite lead, not used to granite!

Trad 18m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.9 Unnamed crack (5.9)

Could be bouldered, crux is off the ground.

Good Trad 15m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.7 Unnamed crack (5.7)

Short, fun boulder problem.

Good Trad 15m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.8 Unnamed flared crack

Short, more of a boulder problem.

Good Trad 9m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Mon 13th Apr '15
5.10c * Unnamed Seam

Rest day. Very thin, but fun. No gear!

- with Doug
Top rope 24m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Thu 16th Apr '15
5.10a * Unnamed Thin Crack

Rest day. Gear would be tricky.

- with Doug
Trad 24m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Thu 16th Apr '15
5.9 Grant's Crack

Rest day. Nice climbing.

- with Doug
Trad 24m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Thu 16th Apr '15
5.6 * Oak Tree Flake

Rest day afternoon, a fun cruise.

- with Doug
Very Good Trad 30m Yosemite National Park Anthony Cuskelly
Thu 16th Apr '15
Sun 25th Jan '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southwest Base Area
5.10c *** Salathé Base Classic Trad 69m Yosemite National Park Kole
Sun 25th Jan '15
Sat 24th Jan '15 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Lower Brother Absolutely Free Area
5.9 ** Absolutely Free, Center Route Classic Unknown 50m Yosemite National Park Kole
Sat 24th Jan '15
Tue 30th Dec '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Five Open Books
5.6 ** Munginella

Lead it in 2 pitches. A couple of surprisingly exposed and scary sections. I found this to be physicaly easier but mentally more difficult than Commitment.

Classic Trad 110m Yosemite National Park Chris Ahlgren
Tue 30th Dec '14
5.9 *** Commitment

Lead all 3 pitches with my gorgeous wife.

Mega Classic Trad 100m Yosemite National Park Chris Ahlgren
Mon 29th Dec '14
Fri 24th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches Church Bowl
5.7 * Uncle Fanny

"I've done easier 5.11's at the gym" -Felix

- with Felix
Classic Trad 37m Yosemite National Park Benjamin Poirier
Fri 24th Oct '14
Tue 2nd Sep '14 - Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows Cathedral Range Area Cathedral Peak
5.6 *** Southeast Buttress

Alternated leads with Pat. I was more scared doing the descent than the climb!

- with Pat
Mega Classic Alpine 220m Yosemite National Park Benjamin Poirier
Tue 2nd Sep '14
Wed 22nd Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 ** After Seven

First pitch only. I found it hard.

- with Felix
Classic Trad 79m Yosemite National Park Benjamin Poirier
Wed 22nd Oct '14
5.7 * After Six - with Felix Classic Trad 180m Yosemite National Park Benjamin Poirier
Wed 22nd Oct '14
Tue 28th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Swan Slab
5.7 Penelope's Problem

After a really cool day of bouldering, we figured there was still some room for trad left, so we headed to Swan Slab to try this good-looking line. A wide-ish laybacky crack leads to a delicate traverse into the same tree anchor of my first trad lead. Pretty enjoyable

- with Miguel and Maria
Mega Classic Trad 18m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
5.9 Grant's Crack

Hardest trad climb yet! Was gonna try it on TR but was feeling pretty confident, even though I'd never done moves like that before (actually engaging a finger lock). It was extremely exciting and exhilirating to stick each crux. Slightly slabby twin finger cracks with a couple of delicate cruxes lead to the final part of Oak Tree Flake. As is usual with me, placed a lot of pro on this one! One of the best moments in Yosemite for sure. Happy that it came on the last day

- with Miguel and Maria
Mega Classic Trad 24m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 29th Oct '14
5.6 * Oak Tree Flake

Last day in Yosemite! We wanted to try Grant's Crack, so to set up a TR we went up this laybacky crack. Easy and scenic.

- with Miguel and Maria
Mega Classic Trad 30m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 29th Oct '14
5.6 Swan Slab Gully

P1 of this was my first trad lead! Placed about 15 pieces of pro for 15m. All bomber if I do say so myself. Practiced it on TR placing gear once. P1 is fun, just a wide crack on a slab. For P2 you go on the left side of a groove through a crack on which Miguel used very little pro IMO, and P3 is this reversy-traversy middle-size crack on a slab, which was my first "pure" OS, where route-finding is essential. I also built my first anchor on a tree. Definitely exciting, different than sport.

- with Miguel and Maria
Mega Classic Trad 98m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Sat 25th Oct '14
Sun 26th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley North Lower Merced Canyon Knob Hill
5.7 * Sloth Wall

3rd trad lead! Miguel bailed at the delicate-foot crux (FO). On lead, I was fine until the friction slab section. Even though it was all good and easy, I had kinda run out of pro, having used it all at the bottom, which made this probably one of my most scary ascents to date. Took my time and made extra sure every hold was good. After making it to the top, Maria and Miguel followed. Maria got overtaken by a solo climber (over the rope >:( ) and Miguel dropped his ATC. Quite the experience!

- with Maria and Miguel
Mega Classic Unknown 55m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Sun 26th Oct '14
Mon 27th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 ** After Seven

Lead pitches 2 and 4, retreated after P4 because darkness was coming. An excellent first pitch! Intro to finger cracks, which came quite easily, especially with my versatile Scarpa Instincts. Leading this one would've been psychological! The rest of the pitches are also psychological, but less hard. Saw a lot of solo climbers climbing past us (over us) and over the rope. Extremely irresponsibly IMO. The chimney pitch is incredibly fun! Excellent views of the valley and side of El Cap

- with Maria and Miguel
Mega Classic Trad 79m Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Mon 27th Oct '14
Tue 28th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Sentinel Rock Area Midget Boulders
V3 Door Knocker Traverse

Very good climbing on this tiny boulder. Just having fun!

- with Maria and Miguel
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
V0- Unnamed 3

Easy!

- with Maria and Miguel
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
V1 Unnamed 2

Easy!

- with Maria and Miguel
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
V0- Unnamed 1

Easy!

- with Maria and Miguel
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
Thu 23rd Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Sentinel Rock Area Small Boulder behind B-1 Boulder
V0+ Unnamed 4

Similar to Unnamed 3, I found it a bit easier.

- with Maria
Very Good Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Thu 23rd Oct '14
V0 Unnamed 3

Gotta keep the core tension on small feet and big handholds. Pretty good shouldery movement!

- with Maria
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Thu 23rd Oct '14
V3 Unnamed 2

Height dependent. Because I really had to reach for the crimp, that added a lot of difficulty! Sharpish.

- with Maria
Good Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Thu 23rd Oct '14
V0- Unnamed 1

Easy laybacking.

- with Maria
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Thu 23rd Oct '14
Tue 28th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Sentinel Rock Area B-1 Boulder
V6 *** Sentinel Traverse

An absolute king line, it only lacks a top out. Took me three days of trying- the moves came very quickly, but the link seemed impossible for me and thought it wasn't gonna go. Hardest moves are right at the start, slopey deadpoints on an overhang, followed by resistence climbing finishing with a V3/4ish boulder problem. Even though this is probably my hardest boulder ever, Human Energy took me longer, and the send was very unexpected. Didn't even get pumped. Sent a Yosemite V6- bring on V7!

- with Maria and Miguel
Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
V5 Unnamed 2

An incredibly fun and uncharacteristically gymnastic boulder problem. Three finger pocket campus to the biggest jug in Yosemite, after which comes a mantle to a techy slab. Got on the send train after sending Sentinel Traverse, and was just having fun! First Yosemite V5

- with Maria and Miguel
Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
Wed 22nd Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Curry Village The Zorro Boulder
V4 Zorro

Incredible mega classic line. Tension start with a few lockoff moves leads into grabbing a good flake and crimping with the other hand to throw a huge move to a jug. All day I tried doing this move static by doing the forearm equivalent of a kneescum (ouch), until these other guys showed me how, and then it was a straightforward affair. Most exhilirating move in Yosemite this trip! Stout for the grade, as usual

- with Maria
Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 22nd Oct '14
Fri 31st Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.10a ** Hayley's Comet

Lead achieved.

Good Sport 21m, 4 Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Fri 31st Oct '14
Thu 30th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.10a *** Royal Arches Route

Snagged the slab traverse, soloed some 5.7... fully awesome.

Very Good Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Thu 30th Oct '14
Fri 31st Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Cathedral Rocks Middle Cathedral Rock Northeast Face
5.9 *** Central Pillar of Frenzy

This route is fucking amazing. All sorts of cracks, perfect all the way up. Only one four needed for the wide part, really.

- with Jason Antin
Mega Classic Trad 170m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Fri 31st Oct '14
Thu 30th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley North Lower Merced Canyon New Diversions Cliff
5.11b * Burst of Brilliance

Just one take. Fingers felt much stronger. This one should go soon.

Very Good Unknown Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Thu 30th Oct '14
5.10a *** New Diversions

One take at the sideways lieback move. Should have pushed through!! The start felt much more casual than a year ago, doing the 5.9 to the left.

- with Jason Antin
Classic Unknown 33m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Thu 30th Oct '14
Thu 30th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley North Lower Merced Canyon Generator Station
5.10c ** Generator Crack

Just one take this time at the bottom! Keep the left shoulder in.

- with Jason Antin
Mega Classic Trad 18m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Thu 30th Oct '14
Fri 31st Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Three Brothers Eagle Creek Area Manure Pile Buttress
5.8 *** Nutcracker

Ugh, turned back from weather after pitch three.

Classic Trad 180m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Fri 31st Oct '14
5.9 *** Nutcracker Right Start

Slippery!

Very Good Trad 61m Yosemite National Park Sam Ritchie
Mon 30th Dec '13
Sat 1st Nov '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Half Dome Southwest Face
5.7 *** Snake Dike Mega Classic Trad 550m Yosemite National Park
Sat 1st Nov '14
Thu 30th Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Falls Lower Yosemite Falls Five Open Books
5.8 * The Hanging Teeth Classic Trad 110m Yosemite National Park
Thu 30th Oct '14
5.6 ** Munginella Classic Trad 110m Yosemite National Park
Thu 30th Oct '14
Wed 22nd Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Curry Village Kevin's Traverse Boulder
V0 Kevin's Traverse

A total sandbag. A beautiful, chalked knife's edge of a sandbag. More like V3, a tension traverse with a touch of endurance climbing. Simply awesome.

- with Maria
Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 22nd Oct '14
V3 Unnamed 2

An incredible endurance line that leaves you panting for a while! The start of a really really good day.

- with Maria and Miguel
Mega Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Tue 28th Oct '14
V3 Unnamed 1

Thought initially you couldn't use the chockstone. Turns out you can. Done.

- with Maria
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 22nd Oct '14
Wed 22nd Oct '14 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley Curry Village The Angler Boulder
V2 Unnamed 5

See Unnamed 4. Pretty much the same kind of problem.

- with Maria
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 22nd Oct '14
V2 Unnamed 4

First two problems in Yosemite that don't require some kind of effort, but only delicacy and technique (and a bit of self-belief). Techy slab into a careful mantle. Watch the descent!

- with Maria
Classic Boulder Yosemite National Park Justin Case
Wed 22nd Oct '14

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