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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 21, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
"Petite Capucin" in the Sierra

You jump from the top of a pillar

Petite Capucin, 5 pitches
Petite Capucin, 5 pitches
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Rick on top of the pillar, about to make the jump to the left to the main tower
My partner about the make the jump
My partner about the make the jump
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

The 5.10 crux pitch
Crux 4th pitch, 5.10
Crux 4th pitch, 5.10
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Summit
Summit of a spire near Matterhorn Peak, Sierra Nevada
Summit of a spire near Matterhorn Peak, Sierra Nevada
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RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Apr 21, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
This ain't unusual in many parts of the world, but I always crack up when climbing on tufas.
Credit: RP3
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Here's a link to the Reed Pitch thread. There are more photos somewhere on the forum. Turns out its been done by more than just a few. Done the hand crack tons of times and never even thought to go into that black hole. Crazy looking climb.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=reeds%20pinnicle%20chimney&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.supertopo.com%2Fclimbers-forum%2F1202512%2FInside-chimney-all-the-way-up-Reeds-Pinnacle&ei=BDZ0Ue-hLqvmigL3loHoDw&usg=AFQjCNGdQTfYsUr9S7GQmWIeIs_VMa9q2w&bvm=bv.45512109,d.cGE
Coolcarl

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
Cloud Tower in Red Rocks is a memorable one for me. On the 5th(?) pitch you climb a widening crack until you can squeeze yourself into it, then you downclimb on the inside ~15 feet to the belay ledge. My partner only brought the wide pro for the pitch and ended up belaying me on a carabiner chock with a body belay backup. The next pitch (pictured) was this short solo to the next belay up a squeeze then out a small cave in the back.

Urs on the heinous crux of Cloud Towner
Urs on the heinous crux of Cloud Towner
Credit: Coolcarl
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Apr 21, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Swiss Cheese at the City
BITB The Rotten Log
The Evil Tree Pitch on the WFLT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Super Squeeze on the Dome in Boulder canyon. If you want to know what it feels like to be a piece of protection..... If you've put on a few lbs, then you get to go scary, outside. And oh yeah, the key hand jam is basically a fist full of bird goo. I've heard it called everything from 5.9+ to 5.11, what it is is 5.weird/desperate in my book.

Courtesy Dan Mottinger and mp.com
Courtesy Dan Mottinger and mp.com
Credit: ydpl8s
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
"Petite Capucin" in the Sierra

You jump from the top of a pillar

There's an old climb that no one does that goes to the base of the lowest Watkins Pinnacle from Tenaya Canyon. It's mostly quite easy, but one section requires a long horizontal jump, and isn't mentioned in either the green or red Roper guide. After reading the Sierra Club Bulletin account of the first ascent, however, I was relieved to find the first ascent party mention the pitch as "Air Flight Delight." I think Al Steck and Dick Long, among others, were part of the FA party. Pretty entertaining!

Then again, there's always Superfly at Suicide.

John
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