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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Black Wall Traverse (V2) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Kelly Lindsay and Darren Odgers cruising the traverse.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro (Upper) : Dinky Pinkies (5.10d PG13)
By: Alex Bury When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Poison Oak is all over this crag, and pulling the rope off Gnome Fingers will almost certainly drop your line right in it. That said, it can be avoided to an extent.
From the Gnome Fingers start, scramble down and around to avoid the clump and reach Dinky Pinkies.
The creek is currently running well so its possible to wash off on the way out.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Gnome Fingers (5.10b)
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: A fantastic finger crack in a beautiful setting.
This crag has that special magic that some of our remote and historic cliffs have, but with relatively easy access.

Gnome Fingers is about 15 feet shy of being an all-star area classic. Tucker/Steele certainly gave it full stars. Climbers looking for an extra challenge might consider including Dinky Pinkies (10+ PG).

FA credit here is murky. Clifford/Roland are credited with the Gnome Fingers FA but Amos tells me he doesn't recall the ascent. Am... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro (Upper)
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: More info/routes/pics coming soon.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Gnome Fingers (5.10b) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Justice Holloway following Gnome Fingers (10b) via Dinky Pinkies (10+ PG).


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro (Upper) : Dinky Pinkies (5.10d PG13)
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: For leaders looking for a bit more challenge than the standard Gnome Fingers, this version makes things more interesting. Sequency moves over small stoppers will have your full attention, with some make-or-break moves getting into the upper crack proper.
Some poison oak stands between the Gnome Fingers start and Dinky Pinkies; tread carefully.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Gnome Fingers (5.10b) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Finishing on Gnome Fingers (10b) , after the Dinky Pinkies (10+) PG start.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Pipe Cleaner (5.6) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: Pipe Cleaner, Sespe Gorge.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : Painted Cave : ... : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Jofrann finishing off the Trojan, from the sit.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Bee Line (5.7 PG13) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 24, 2016

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Comments: Extra points for getting my van in the shot.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Hot Springs Canyon : Saddle Rock Area : Rock on the Coast (5.10)
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 20, 2016

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Comments: A quality trad line and well worth the hike.
It makes up for its short length with steep jams and good pro. Not to mention the outstanding setting and ocean view.
FA cred goes to Chuck Fitch and Steve Tucker, April 1980.


Location: Text : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 20, 2016

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Comments: Incredible shot.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Glory Days (5.11)
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 12, 2016

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Comments: Recent rockfall here has changed the base. Several fridge sized boulders spilled down the hillside and across the road. The arete was affected as well, while Roadside Cracks weren't changed.
More could cut loose so it would be wise to stay off Glory Days for a while until things get a chance to settle.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : The Hideout
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 10, 2016

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Comments: Thanks to everyone for doing a great job helping to incorporate this area and using it responsibly. I run the Pratt/Fox trail loop every other day and am often stoked to see people on the boulders. I've only had to pick up trash twice and have never come across stashed pads, etc.
When I established this area I wasnt sure how much use it would get, given the mandatory 40 minute hike. It's great to see it being appreciated.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Crystal Pools (5.9)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
Crystal Pools was completed in December of 2015 by myself and Chad Parker. I initially led up the route to establish the anchor, and we made several trips back after that to finish things off. All bolts are high quality, half-inch stainless
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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome, Right : ... : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: Such a cool shot.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Nightmares in French (V10-)
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 13, 2015

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Comments: So it was a low start? Interesting! Now Im really wanting to drive up there and try this thing out (from the regular start, largely because Bob made it look so damn easy...).


Makes sense now. Pretty much how I remember it, except you guys are stepping on the bulge below the Pardon My Friench jug.
VVVVVVV


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Velocity Boy (5.11c)
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 9, 2015

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Comments: For a while I'd been using a sequence at the start that was more like 12a. But I eventually found better beta that felt the grade; proper footwork will help you get a foot on the big blocky hold, and then its a wrap.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Nightmares in French (V10-)
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: I think Carlos' other variation included all the proper beta for the hands; twin gastons to the crimp, then the Dissing Euros bucket. But at some point, he walked his feet WAY out left and up and was pretty much sideways. It looked really improbable, but sort of cool. Perhaps an easier variation to Frenchman's Worst Nightmare. Looking forward to the video.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Nightmares in French (V10-)
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: There's definitely some confusion lingering on this part of the boulder. I think it's likely that this problem is Frenchman's Worst Nightmare.

Frenchman's has never made sense to any of us and we always figured it was broken. Maybe it's not? Sean and I watched Carlos climb what seemed sort of like Frenchman's, but his version included some funky footwork on the shelf below and, I think, a drop-knee on the Pardon My French jug.
Either way, it's cool to see Pine drawing in out... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : South Face (5.8 C1) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: 'Crack of noon' start.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Classic problem, classic angle....


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Still one of my absolute Pine Mountain favorites.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Wadka (5.7 R)
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: FA Yvon Chouinard, 1980.
Thanks for posting, Chad. Let's rope up soon.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Heart Route (Free) (5.13b V10)
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: Great work guys!


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