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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : The Emeralds : The Benches : Fast Food Wall : In and out urge (5.11b)
By: caughtinside When: Aug 25, 2014

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Comments: letters, not numbers. I thought this thing felt .11b-ish.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Echo Lakes : Billy Land : Gangsta Wall : Path of Light (5.8 PG13)
By: caughtinside When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Nice to see you posting routes, Blitzo! Miss you man.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : The Emeralds : The Benches : Fast Food Wall : In and out urge (5.11b)
By: caughtinside When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Maybe a little more iron in the diet. Puffing this one up two letters? Come on now.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Jailbreak (variation) (5.10b R)
By: caughtinside When: Jul 1, 2014

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Comments: This page has changed names.

I don't think this climb is Jailbreak, this is in the old guides as a variation to the direct.

Jailbreak is a dirty right hand start variation to the regular .7 surrealistic pillar start. You start in the same spot but instead of traversing left early, you go straight up through a 3' or so right facing flake and into crufty dikes.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: Always enjoy seeing things through Blitzo's eyes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Future Games Rock : Continuum (5.8+)
By: caughtinside When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: I was sitting 3 feet from Will S the first time I heard the "awkward" rant.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Future Games Rock : Continuum (5.8+)
By: caughtinside When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: If a climb is awkward for you it means you don't possess the technique to climb it smoothly. There is no awkward rock or awkward rock climb, only awkward climbers.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Mel's Diner : Bleu Plate Especial (5.9+)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: I probably should have bombed this after I did it, it truly is a terrible route. But sometimes… that sort of thing just cracks my shit up. I mean, who would put the effort into bolting something so lousy? I had to admit, I had fun climbing it mostly because it was just so damn bad and the rock was even worse. Plus it's only 30' long and has a ledge you could park a car on half way up. And it required a glue in because the rock is so lousy! Won't even hold a bolt.

The beta for this one is ... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Supercrack of the Desert (5.10) : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: That photo is over 10 years old.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Left Hand of Darkness : Left Hand of Darkness - Wes... : The Nose in a Day (5.9)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Standing on a nubbin in my bad shoes in the blazing sun not liking the down climb or the landing convinced me to continue up. Glad/fortunate I didn't crater!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Labor Dome : Blue Collar (5.4)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: Both Cornflakes and Blue Collar are drawn as separate lines in josh west. I also toproped a highly contrived face route left of Woman's work several years ago. It all goes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : Thunderwood (5.10d)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 1, 2014

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Comments: This thing is pure entertainment! Pretty fun moves while you grain shower the belay with every move. Take it easy on those flakes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes... : Eddie Haskel Takes Manhatte... (5.10b)
By: caughtinside When: Dec 29, 2013

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Comments: Those button heads are the 5/16" bomber ones. I tested them trying this route on a hot day in the sun.

Do this one when its cool.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Wreckage Wall : Invisible Flying Gargoyles (5.12c)
By: caughtinside When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: Cool! I remember trying this this on TR a couple of times over the years. Thought it was some of the best rock at auburn and pretty difficult. I think I did all or most of the moves but was never close to linking it. Have to give it a try next time I'm up there!


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Scale Wall : Uknown 5.9 (5.9)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 23, 2013

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Comments: Aka Slug Hole because the mono is often wet.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10d)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: The popularity of this route is baffling. It is... ok.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Surf Tower : Caught Inside (5.10c)
By: caughtinside When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: The start is committing with poor feet and accidentally sandbagged. Probably .11a? I think the first bolt could stand to be moved up about 2 feet, or even a bolt added between 1 & 2 (there is a decent left hand hold to clip off) to make it a safe ground up lead. It is actually cool climbing, but you gotta be solid and stick your neck out to clip bolt 2. I cannonballed my good friend Captain Choss at least 3 times trying to lead this thing.

The other option is to do some chimney junk to th... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : A Boy and His Aręte (5.11-)
By: caughtinside When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Ha ha! I always liked this one. Often chalk free.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Star Wall : Father's Day (5.14a)
By: caughtinside When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: That was the Belgian Nico Favresse. I think the video of that is in Masters of Stone 6.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Jun 19, 2013

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Comments: A leader fall? Surely you are high.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Raven Rocks : ... : Babes-A-Boodle aka RepoMan (5.10+)
By: caughtinside When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: isn't there another aka, "All Roughed Up" or something like that?


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: caughtinside When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: Worth considering is that as these climbs get more traffic they feel easier. Much of the loose rock has cleaned up, and every hold is now caked in chalk. I last did Human in October, and all the subtle but easily visible feet had tick marks on them. I brushed the route on my way down but I'm sure it's all back. Much different than the first time I was on the route.

Also worth noting is that there are 2 ways to do the second half of the route. Straight up the bolt line is a shade harder and... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: caughtinside When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: No such thing as an onsight with beta.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : The Valley of Kings : ... : Eagle Talons (5.12a)
By: caughtinside When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for clearing things up 10 years later Ben. Well done.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: LOL. Not everyone is in to getting winched up a climb Ben. Looks ok to me.


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