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Get Your Kicks on the Crucifix: by Walker Emerson

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Jun 112015
 
Get Your Kicks on the Crucifix: by Walker Emerson

The Crucifix viewed from the ground on a hot summer day. Photo by Walker Emerson   The Crucifix is a beautiful line that ascends Higher Cathedral in Yosemite Valley. The route follows a series of cracks with a prominent horizontal feature at two thirds that forms a cross. Endless wide cracks split colorful clean rock, and Read more…

Riding Giants: How I Climbed Freerider Free.

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Jun 122013
 
Riding Giants: How I Climbed Freerider Free.

A post by contributing writer & PG Route Setter Walker, aka SMASH. “I hate this!” Screams a voice in the dark. Its 12am and I haven’t slept in two nights. An aid team is making their way up the monster off-width, a 200 foot gash in the rock that intersects directly with our bivy at Read more…

Tips and Strategies for Multi-Pitch Climbing – guest blog post by Luke Stefurak

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Nov 142012
 
Tips and Strategies for Multi-Pitch Climbing - guest blog post by Luke Stefurak

Enjoy these tips from Luke, one of PG Sunnyvale’s members, who is happiest high on a rock face and is always willing to share beta. Luke has climbed many long routes in Yosemite including El Capitan, the face of Half Dome, and various other routes. Luke and his wife, Lizzy, write about their many adventures Read more…