Trip report Chronology

2015 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2015, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2015 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Month Year
213

COCHISE STRONGHOLD

Winter Break 2015/16
  1. THE SHEEPSHEAD
  2. COCHISE DOME
  1. The Peacemaker (5.10-, 6p)
  2. What's My Line? (5.6, 3p)

AZ

Cochise Stronghold
Granite
Julie Brugger
Dec2015
212
1st time cragging at Trout Creek (1 day)

OR

Trout Creek
Basalt
John Plotz
Sept2015
211
  1. Zion (5.10b, 4p, 350')

OR

Smith Rock
Welded Tuff
John Plotz
Sept2015
210

RED ROCKS

  1. ADVENTURE PUNKS / CHALLENGER WALL
  2. CLOUD TOWER
  3. BLACK VELVET WALL
  4. REFRIGERATOR WALL
  5. MESCALITO
  6. HIDDEN FALLS AREA
  7. THE FOX AREA
  8. BROWNSTONE WALL
  9. WINTER HEAT WALL & YIN AND YANG CLIFF
  1. Adventure Punks (5.10d, 5p, 550')
  2. Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+, 6-9p, 960')
  3. Sour Mash (5.10a, 4-7p, 695')
  4. La Cierta Edad (5.10c, 5p, 560')
  5. Dark Shadows Pitches 1-4 (5.8, 4p, 350')
  6. Black Track (5.9, 100'), Left Out (5.10d, 90', TR), & Big Foot (5.10a, 60', TR)
  7. The Fox (5.10d, 1p, 140', TR)
  8. The Nightcrawler (5.10c, 4-5p, 440-520')
  9. Couldn't be Schmooter (5.9, 80'); Winter Heat (5.11b, 80', TR); High Class Hoe (5.10a, 90', TR); Atman (5.10a, 30', TR)

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
Kenny Rathcke, Sarah Inwood, Nathan Petrosian, Joanne Urioste,Danny Urioste, Rico Tan
Aug-Sept2015
209
  1. Surrealistic Pillar (w/ Direct start) (5.10b, 2-3p, 270')
  2. Traveler Buttress (5.9, 4p, 500')
  3. The Line (5.9, 2-3p, 400')
  4. Eagle Buttress, Right (5.10a, 4-5p, 600')
  5. Hospital Corner (5.10a, 2p, 240')
  6. Vanishing Point (5.10b, 2p+, 250')
  7. Tombstone Terror (5.10c, 1-2p, 80-160')
  8. Eeyore's Enigma (5.10, 4p, 500')
  9. Scimitar (5.9R, 3p, 300')
  10. Fantasia (5.9R, 3p, 300')

CA

Tahoe area
Granite
Dow Williams
Aug2015
208
  1. Star Trekkin' (5.10-, 700')
  2. Bloody Corner (5.10+, 800')

CA

Sierra
Granite
Dow Williams
Aug2015
207
North Buttress (5.9, 800')

CA

Sierra
Granite
Nathan Petrosian
Aug2015
206
SW Face (Harding Route) (5.10c, 1200')

CA

Sierra / Tuolumne
Granite
Brian Luther
Aug2015
205
Regular Route (5.10b, 600')

CA

Sierra / Tuolumne
Granite
Sarah Inwood
Aug2015
204
West Pillar direct (5.10b, 700')

CA

Tuolumne
Granite
solo, Michelle Peot, Tony Bubb
Aug2015
203
  1. Crack Kingdom (5.10c, 550')
  2. V8 Crack (5.10d, 80')

CA

Sierra
Granite
Brian Luther
Aug2015
202
Red Dihedral (5.10b, 1200', car-to-car)

CA

Sierra
Granite
Sarah Inwood
Aug2015
201
  1. West Ridge (5.6, 1500', solo ascent)
  2. North Ridge (5.6, 800', solo descent)

CA

Sierra / Tuolumne
Granite
Sarah Inwood
Aug2015
200
Southeast Face w/ direct start (IV, 5.10a, 1400')

CA

Sierra
Metamor-phic
Julie Brugger
July2015
199

MT. RUSSELL & MT. WHITNEY

  1. MT. RUSSELL
  2. MT. RUSSELL
  3. MT. WHITNEY
  4. MT. WHITNEY
  1. Mithral Dihedral (5.9+, 700')
  2. Western Front (5.10+, 900')
  3. East Buttress (5.7, 1000')
  4. East Face (5.7, 1000')

CA

Sierra
Granite
Meg O'Neill, David Draper
July2015
198
Dark Star (V, 5.10c, 2400')

CA

Sierra
Granite
Dow Williams
July2015
197

TUOLUMNE

  1. DRUG DOME
  2. MARIUOLUMNE DOME
  3. PYWIACK DOE
  4. PYWIACK DOME
  5. MOUNTAINEERS DOME
  6. LEMBERT DOME
  7. LEMBERT DOME
  8. LAMB DOME
  9. LAMB DOME
  10. DRUG DOME
  11. MARIUOLUMNE DOME
  1. Oz (5.10d, 4p, 500')
  2. Hobbit Book (5.7 R, 4p, 500')
  3. Aqua Knobby (5.9, 4p, 400')
  4. Dike Route (5.9 R, 4.5-6p, 450-600')
  5. American Wet Dream (5.10b R, 5p, 500')
  6. Direct Northwest Face (5.10b, 4p, 400')
  7. Truck'N Drive (5.9 R, 3p, 300')
  8. Little Sheeba (5.10a, 1p, 90')
  9. On the Lamb (5.9, 4p, 500') with Sleeper P3 (5.8 R) / Jailbreak P4 (5.9 R-) finish
  10. Crystal Meth (5.8 R-, 3p, 300')
  11. Serrated Edge (5.10b, 4p, 500')

CA

Tuolumne
Granite
Dow Williams
July2015
196

YOSEMITE

  1. ROYAL ARCHES AREA
  2. MIDDLE CATHEDRAL ROCK
  1. "Serenity-Sons": Serenity Crack (5.10d, 3p, 400') to Sons of Yesterday (5.10a, 5p, 500')
  2. Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9, 5p, 550')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
Cole, Cristobal, Josef
July2015
190191192193194195

WASHINGTON PASS

Spring-Summer 2015
  1. LEXINGTON TOWER
  2. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  3. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  4. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  5. NORTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  6. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  1. East Face (5.9+, 800', 9p)
  2. The Southern Man (5.12a or 5.11 C1, 7-9p, 1000')
  3. The Hitchhiker (5.11-, 8p, 900')
  4. The Passenger (5.11+, 7p, 800')
  5. Northwest Corner (5.9+, 4p, 600')
  6. Northwest Face (5.11a, 5+p, 800')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Danh Ngo, Will Surber, Wayne Wallace, Janet Arendall, Jordan Deam, John Plotz
June2015
189
  1. Solid Gold (5.11a, 450')
  2. Burgner-Stanley (5.9+, 650')
  3. "Energizer Bunny" FA (?) (5.10+ C1, 450')
  4. Boving-Christensen (5.10, 450')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Brandon Kotulka, Jon Pobst
June2015
188
Acid Baby (5.10, 6-7p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Will Surbur
June2015
186187

SQUAMISH

Spring 2015
  1. Sunset Strip (5.10d, 12p)
  2. Exasperator (5.10c, 2p)
  3. Milk Road (5.11a A0, 9p)

BC

Squamish
Granite
Jon Pobst
May2015
185(a-f)

SNOW CREEK WALL

Spring 2015
  1. Iconoclast (5.11a (with Psychopath and Yellow Wall variations), 6p, 800')
  2. Outer Space (5.9, 4-7p, 800' (Outer Space-Hyperspace link-up))
  3. Hyperspace (5.11a, 7p, 800' (Outer Space-Hyperspace link-up))
  4. Iconoclast (5.11a (with Psychopath and Yellow Wall variations), 6p, 800' (Iconoclast-Orbit link-up))
  5. Orbit (5.8, 4-6p, 800' (Iconoclast-Orbit link-up))
  6. Mary-Jane Dihedral (5.9, 6p, 800')

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Diorite
John Plotz, Loren Foss
Apr-May2015
184

RED ROCKS

Spring Break 2015
  1. BLACK VELVET CANYON
  2. BLACK VELVET WALL
  3. BLACK VELVET WALL
  1. A day climbing with Joanne and Jorge Urioste
  2. The Yellow Rose of Texas (5.11, 8p, 700')
BLACK VELVET WALL
  1. Dream of Wild Turkeys (5.10a, 7p, 700')
BLACK VELVET WALL

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
Joanne & Jorge Urioste, Dow Williams
March2015
183
Northeast Rib (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Dunite
Gabriel Deal, Lindsay Malone,Carla Schauble
Feb2015
182
via Torment Basin (snow-covered, overnight)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
Matt Burton, Carla Schauble
Feb2015
181
NE to SW side (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Dunite
Dave Creeden, Gabriel Deal, Eric Eames, Stefan Feller, Greg Koenig, Lindsay Malone
Jan2015
180
North side (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
-
Sue Abegg
Jan2015