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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
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Rick on top of the pillar, about to make the jump to the left to the main tower
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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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