Trip Report
Friday October 18, 2013 2:14pm
Posted an entry about a few more places I was lucky to explore in the last month or so. If I had more time I would re-post the whole report, but work keeps me busy. Extra time must be used wisely, for things like facebooking and tweeting (just kidding)…Check the whole report by clicking the link, if you wish:

Climbs in this report include:
Sentinel Rock – Steck Salathe
Eichorn Pinnacle – West Pillar Direct
Panic Pillar
Matthes Crest
The Sorcerer – Thin Ice and Don Juan Wall
The Witch - Airy Interlude
The Charlatan – Spooky, and Fancy Free
Voodoo Dome – White Punks on Dope
Calaveras Dome – War of the Walls, and Silk Road

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather and incredible rock CA has to offer!

Here are a few photos

Me rappelling from Eichorn Pinnacle. Great shot by my friend Chad.

Rescue Helicopter flying someone out after an accident

Looking down the 5.9R pitch on War of the Walls (Calaveras Dome) - nice tilt ;)

Climb hard, eat healthy....yeah right!

Me on top of Panic Pillar - happy I didn't blow it on the last few moves

Luke starting up a beautiful lie-back pitch. About 5 miles of sustained lie-backing. Calaveras Dome - Silk Road (IV 5.11)

After I was done with the long lie-back pitch, or IT was DONE WITH ME

Alix leading on Atlantis

Needles! Can't wait to go back!

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Vitaliy M.
About the Author
Vitaliy M. is annoying gym climber from San Francisco.

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Sport climber
  Oct 18, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
It's a pleasure to be annoyed by TR's like this. Great photography!

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Oct 18, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Very cool V!

Lot of mileage, and memories.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Author's Reply  Oct 18, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Ron, at times it is better to explore some classics than get on some choss no one will ever want to repeat. I picked a few “projects” for 2014 and hope to discover a free line there. Several possibly unrepeated routes grab my attention as well…

Trad climber
The fake McCoy from nevernever land.
  Oct 18, 2013 - 08:44pm PT

Climb Hard, and eat like a glutton. At least, as I like to think ... well done.


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Oct 18, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
You live a charmed and wonderful rock-life. Love your TRs and BEAUTIFUL pics.
Don't ever stop!


Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Oct 18, 2013 - 04:45pm PT

Wonderful stuff!
I'd love to try that lieback!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 18, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Nice job Vittles ;)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Oct 19, 2013 - 01:35am PT
way to get at it Vitaliy... lots of good memories there, too...

WPOD is also the best 5.8 in California...

Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Oct 19, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Blam! Eye candy as usual, even though I hate clicking links!

When you are in the mood to put up a big choss line nobody will ever repeat you know who to call :)

Your TR's really are a highlight of ST

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Oct 19, 2013 - 02:19am PT
I checked: Our HEROIC escapade-artist has a condition known as Beckey's Syndrome.

One tell-tale symptom is that one never know where he'll be seen next.

He is in many ways what Fred Beckey might have been had he had access to an internet.

And cams.

Brian B

Trad climber
  Oct 19, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Calaveras Dome looks gorgeous. I've have to add it to the list. Great mini-TR.

Trad climber
Mountain View
  Oct 21, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
Thanks for the fun weekend at Cal Dome!

Dikes of AWESOME on War of the Walls. Cal Dome
Dikes of AWESOME on War of the Walls. Cal Dome
Credit: cultureshock

I'm not just another wanker. I'm a FAMOUS internet rock climber!


Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Oct 21, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
"I was happy to climb more lie-backs since along with slab, finger cracks, off hands, face-climbs and flared chimneys it is one of my weaknesses."


Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Oct 21, 2013 - 08:02pm PT


Social climber
  Oct 21, 2013 - 08:06pm PT

Sport climber
Made in California, living in The Old Pueblo
  Oct 21, 2013 - 08:10pm PT

as always, great f*#king TR!!!
Jebus H Bomz

Sacramento, CA
  Oct 21, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
LIGHT!!!1 I totally could have done this tick list in October. You know, if I was more motivated and a better climber.
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