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Routes: North America: United States: California: San Francisco Bay: Castle Rock State Park: California Ridge

Band aids on Road rash Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Solo Solo ascent by: pplachta on 2010-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Not too fun

Very very easy...

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: San Francisco Bay: Castle Rock State Park: California Ridge

Chimney Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Solo Solo ascent by: pplachta on 2010-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun

Definitely NOT 5.8 :)

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Lake Tahoe: Phantom Spires: Middle Spire

Lean and Mean Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: pplachta on 2006-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun crux

Did a few laps on this on TR. The crux was not that difficult, but thought provoking.
Climbing at the bottom was burly, at least, I powered through it. Maybe there is a better way...

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Lake Tahoe: Phantom Spires: Middle Spire

Over Easy Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2006-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good but short!

I enjoyed this climb and the traverse around the roof. I just wish it was longer.

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Lake Tahoe: Phantom Spires: Upper Spire

Ginger Bread Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2006-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Just ok

For some reason, didn't really enjoy this one at all.
Crack at the top was hard to protect (I don't think I had any big pro) so I just ran it out, it was pretty easy.

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Glacier Point Apron: Apron

The Grack, Center popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2009-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars awesome climb

This is a great climb for a first trad lead, particularly the last pitch will get their attention with a thinning crack, small pro, and finally a few moves of friction a fair distance above the last piece of protection.

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Glacier Point Apron: Apron

Goodrich Pinnacle, Right Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2009-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 6 of 8 pitches

It was extremely windy and freezing cold so we came down, essentially having climbed the hardest pitches.

1) approach -- well I was comfortable climbing this thing, but there is no way this is 4th class... both the members of my party needed to be roped up.
2) 1st pitch, again, hard start and no real protection for a while. The rest of it (once you traverse right) is easy but the rock is mungy.
3) remaining pitches: just awesome. All face/slab climbing is very run out. You must be solid on Yosemite 5.8 slab (I typically climb the Grack then practice on the slabs just below/to the right of it, it, which are 5.8 - 5.9).

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Glacier Point Apron: Apron

Harry Daley popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2009-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great climb

A very enjoyable 2 pitch crack climb. The climbing is varied and interesting, and I found the roof to be the most awkward part of the route.

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Manure Pile Buttress: Manure Pile Buttress

After 7 popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2008-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route

I did not find the route or the mantle move to be difficult.

Above the 5.8 the route was quite runout (at least the variation I did, which was straight up/right, as opposed to going left and joining After 6), but was also substantially easier (5.6 and less).

Added: 2010-06-04

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Manure Pile Buttress: Manure Pile Buttress

After 6 popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2008-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Liked the 1st pitch!

1st pitch was slick (I did do it in the middle of the night), other than that, remaining pitches seemed easy.

Added: 2010-06-04

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