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There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake District (UK) late '70s


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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : When the Levee Breaks (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: The top half of this route is as good as anything to the right, very fine finish which feels bigger than it is.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Scot Rock
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: Good directions Bill. Agreed, what a great spot.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Scot Rock : Highlander (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch is quite technical, I climbed straight up past the fourth bolt and would say it had a 5.9 move, going left at the fourth bolt is easier. Pitch 2 started with a kick in the pants but I must confess at bolt number 3 I was starting to doubt that I was on a 5.7 and started to look for the easier looking ground, there was a difficult move to passing this which I'd give 5.9. That being said pitch 2 is wonderful.

I've done a lot of 5.7s and this one is way up there in technical difficu... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Scot Rock : Highlander (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: The following comments are from Sara Susca because she does not have an account:
there is no way in fucking hell this is 5.7, definitely not the second pitch anyway where there is spot that is so blank you would not believe it. I am also short so that does not help. I think that section is 5.10a, the rest is perhaps 5.9, and that's it.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Party Poodle (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Yes - start is tricky/burly if you're short. Top exposed section is fun - overall, despite the breaks it's a fun route.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Ruination (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Long and fun with an intricate start. First lead was an onsight.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Great shot Brad -- east face of Motherlode in the late afternoon sun, with a super snowy Gorgonio in the background.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Morbid Mound : Ambulance Driver (5.1)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: I was teaching a scouting class here once and one kid climbed this in 8 seconds. It was very common for them to get their knee stuck in the wider section.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Voodoo Garden Men's Society (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: I agree with Chris. That mantle move is thought-provoking.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Early Morning Warm-up (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: Lots of fun and quite intricate, but over all too quickly. May be more difficult if you're short. Two ways to start, either in from the right after clipping the bolt, or straight up to the bolt from below, which may be preferable.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : The Astro Domes : North Astro Dome : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: Taken in 1989.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Rusty Wall : O'Kelley's Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: No I'm wrong, I think this is a shot of me trying a face route to the right.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : The Space Between (5.10+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: It's not a TR, it's a second or follow.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : The Industrial Wall : T.G.V. (5.13c)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: Translated TGV is "high-speed train". Probably the only one in the US is this climb.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: Heh - thanks to MP.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: Good one Chris.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Goldstrike (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: I like this route a lot. Nice steep face climbing on beautiful rock.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Goldfinch (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Some decent moves.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : The Melon Factor (5.11b)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Boulder problem start.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Alec feel free to add them as separate problems.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : The Nose (V-easy)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: I agree, and I've changed the rating.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: I used to know the ranger here - and he'd let me take my kids in his canoe out on the lake.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: The tree is right behind the snow-covered sign.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Lower Tier
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Nick, agreed - great stuff. I'm planning a new guidebook and this one is definitely going to be an influence.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Split Rock : Split Decision (5.10+)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Mike - 25 feet sounds right.


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