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Member Since: Jun 29, 2012
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Areas = 15
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All 788 | Routes 97 | Areas 10 | Photos 145 | Page Improvements | Comments 127 | Posts 231 | Stars 157 | Ratings 21
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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Sick Boy (5.10)
By: Alex Bury When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Sick Boy is a quality line on mostly good rock. Up high there are a couple of those classic 'breadloaf' style holds, as found on Danger Boy. One or two features still feel like they might come off, so heads up. My favorite of the new ones so far.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Tree Root (5.5)
By: Alex Bury When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Recovered a stuck cam today 7.23, send me a message to get it back (name the brand/size).


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Snake Dike (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: It's funny how much ire is produced by these pics. This one's actually a parody, and still drawing the snooty comments.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Boom Boy (5.10d)
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: I had a good time watching the guys finish this thing up on Sunday, and I got a lead in after they had all ran their laps. It's a fun route, is well bolted, and includes a crux on bullet hard rock. The upper section includes a bit of the obligatory Wheeler choss, but overall it's a good addition. Great work guys!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : South of the Trout Farm (5.9+)
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: On Sunday I noticed a new line of bolts just left of Trout Farm, and gave the rig a go to see what it's all about. I do think it may have been possible to bolt an independent line, to the left, but the new line does share a bolt with Trout Farm. And the new low bolt will likely change the way people climb Trout Farm as it can be clipped to avoid the unprotected start. The anchors also include a set of rings which are absolutely unfit for climbing applications; they ... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : The Hideout : Green Lotus (V3)
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: I'm stoked to get more of a consensus going on with these problems. Thanks for contributing, Jon! I encourage others to put their 2ยข in as well.
Green Lotus was really the first problem I established here; the first move was always pretty demanding. It's also a big, reachy dynamic move so folks under 5'10'' might find it especially tough.
Such a cool little zone, it'@SEMICOL... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Floyd (5.7)
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Floyd is an adventurous multi-pitch outing on the leftmost side of the wall. The technical crux is likely 20 feet off the ground, but the main challenge lies in the anchor building and route finding required to complete the route.
There is clearly an opportunity to rappel on the second pitch, but I haven't tried it (we walked off). Rapping might be less involved than the extra 150' of scrambling plus walk-off. Bring two ropes (or a 60m tag line) if you&@P... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Taken today, June 16, while trying to gather a decent image for the Floyd topo. Floyd climbs through the broken left side before gaining the buttress.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall)
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: There's an active bee hive right of the platform, about fifteen feet up (as of June 16). Climbers bouldering the traverse will come closest, so heads up.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Diamondback (V7)
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: The Pit Viper boulder's been getting a lot of attention recently (mainly by Tim King, Niko G, and Ray Martin) and I'm stoked to contribute this problem. In the end this boulder will likely deserve its own page.

I put this problem up on Saturday, and by Sunday it had a couple repeats. The upper holds have broken twice already, so expect the problem and the grade to fluctuate as things settle.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Whiplash (V11)
By: Alex Bury When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: Nice work Pablo! I knew I should have skipped breakfast the other day. Would have been great to watch this go down.





Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Black Wall Traverse (V2) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: May 1, 2016

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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: Apr 30, 2016

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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 (Upper) : Gnome Fingers (5.10b)
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 30, 2016

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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 10 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: Apr 30, 2016

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Comments: More info/routes/pics coming soon.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro (Upper) : Gnome Fingers (5.10b) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 30, 2016

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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: Apr 30, 2016

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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 lead to some make-or-break moves getting into the upper crack proper.
A clump of poison oak stands between the Gnome Fingers start and Dinky Pinkies; tread carefully.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro (Upper) : Gnome Fingers (5.10b) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 30, 2016

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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.


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