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Areas = 15
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Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Choncho When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: He's wearing a swami and the rope is barely visible.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northwest Recess : Magical Mystery Tour (5.11c R)
By: Choncho When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: I remember this thing being pretty good. A nice line, a little run, but as Chris states there is decent gear when needed. ...and lots of long runners are key.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Tumbling Rainbow Formation : Run For Your Life (5.10b R)
By: Choncho When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: This discussion goes back a few years...but here goes.
Down-grading routes such as this doesn't make much sense, especially if you're going to downgrade by a single letter (really??). Josh grades have a tendency to be all over that map, usually at the sand-bag end, I get that. But, if you've climbed hundreds then you should be getting a feel for the nature of the climbing and therefore the grades. Run for your life is an established classic and, I believe, has served as an anchor point for 1s... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Flux Capacitor (5.12c)
By: Choncho When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: I kinda got psyched on the Gorge again this season and this route (and a few others in the area) was one of the reasons why. This thing is rad. Like Black Hole but a letter or two harder. It's possible to knock it down to size by dogging every other bolt, but you'll have to work a little if you want to go straight through to the anchors.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12)
By: Choncho When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: This is such a great route. I've done it a few times and each time I'm amazed at how good the climbing is and, in general, how stoked I am to be way the hell up on the Rainbow Wall. Kid in a candy store sort of thing I guess.

It has been said that this route is soft, but I like Vic's comments that saying it is soft is "too simple". There are some hard pulls on this rig for sure, it's just that you have a good bolt or wire at your feet for most of them and you never feel like you're going to ... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: Choncho When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: You can get in good gear once you boulder up a bit. Don't cast off until you get something in. Folks deck from time to time.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Front Corridor : Megatonic (5.12)
By: Choncho When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: This route has cleaned up nicely and is pretty sweet. The holds that exist on it now seem pretty solid.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Right of the Roof : Survival of the Fittest (5.12b)
By: Choncho When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: ACs grade assessment is accurate.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof : Burning Desire (5.12b)
By: Choncho When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: Good quality. Fun Moves.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - NE Face : ... : Changes (5.11c)
By: Choncho When: Nov 3, 2011

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Comments: Good route. Worthwhile. Didn't clip the last 5 bolts.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Candlelight Buttress : Sheltering Sky (5.10)
By: Choncho When: Aug 10, 2011

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Comments: Bolton origninally told me the first two pitches were 5.9. Take that for what it's worth.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : King Otto's Castle : Casino Royale (5.11a)
By: Choncho When: Nov 22, 2010

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Comments: Very nice pitch. No giveaway either.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs North Face : The Sand Truck (5.11c)
By: Choncho When: Aug 31, 2010

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Comments: Nice route. Some pretty hard pulls in the middle bit.
Murf didn't place the cam.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : The Roadrunner (5.11c/d)
By: Choncho When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: Not sure how moving 2ft right on one move detracts from the route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Becky Route (5.10a)
By: Choncho When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: Maybe something broke.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : From Chocolate to Morphine (5.11d)
By: Choncho When: Jul 20, 2010

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Comments: A 60 will work, but be super heads-up. Knot the end.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Crybaby (5.12c)
By: Choncho When: Jul 20, 2010

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Comments: Classic. Eases quickly.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Metro Sector : Voyeurism (5.12a)
By: Choncho When: Jul 13, 2010

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Comments: A little soft, but good.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Roof Area : Balrog (5.12b)
By: Choncho When: Jul 13, 2010

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Comments: High quality.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Roof Area : Leviathan (5.11d)
By: Choncho When: Jul 13, 2010

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Comments: Sweet ass pitch.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : Winter Solstice (5.11c PG13)
By: Choncho When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: This thing is pretty tough. Did it in the 80s, 90s and again a few years ago. Could be approaching 11d.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Desert Queen Mine : Fraggle Rock : Sensory Deprivation (5.12b) : Photo
By: Choncho When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: A really great photo of a pretty good route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Becky Route (5.10a)
By: Choncho When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: I rarely down-grade routes, but this one seemed pretty 5.8. Still a very cool route.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Green Arch (5.11c)
By: Choncho When: Jul 2, 2010

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Comments: Pins?? Back in the day we used butter knives.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : Pink Wall : Pink Flamingo (5.12b)
By: Choncho When: May 20, 2010

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Comments: Can you add anything to the description besides what is already in Louie's guide book?


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