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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Chris this looks like what I've called "Garden Arete",


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : ... : Garden Arete (V2)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Two bottom hand holds were chalked, but not the remaining holds - if I've named it in error. please let me know.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Mozart's Wall : Mozart's Wall Traverse (V0)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 23, 2015

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Comments: At the end of the traverse (L to R) before rounding the corner a large foothold has appeared (unless I've been blind for 30 years) which eases the difficulty.

Also be careful of the defunct tree's stump, it's an ankle roller.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Mozart's Wall : Mozart's Wall Traverse (V0) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 23, 2015

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Comments: Tree now gone.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Mozart's Wall : Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (V-easy R)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 23, 2015

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Comments: I you want to TR it, the approach from the back is reasonable, you'll need some long slings.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Nabisco Canyon : Maggie's Traverse (V1)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 23, 2015

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Comments: Broken undercling coming out of the chimney towards the second crux - no real affect on grade, there are other holds to use.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Looney Binge (5.12c)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: "I ask that these be removed, leaving only the hangars."

The subsequent comments seem to be extremely disrespectful to one of the FA team.

I don't climb very hard anymore, and never climbed 12+, but surely shouldn't the route be climbed in the original style? Isn't it cheating to do otherwise?


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Pistol Pete (5.10a/b)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Recently made America's 100 Best Sport Climbs in Climbing Magazine.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 05 - Convict Lake & McGee C... : Mt. Crocker : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Chris.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Two Eagle Peak : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Taken early May 2014 - thought it was a low snow year until I experienced 2015...


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: Wow empty parking lot.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Two Eagle Peak : The Diamond (5.6 PG13) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: The long towered ridge can be seen above the face.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Ski in the morning and boulder in the afternoon - not bad.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 05 - Convict Lake & McGee C... : Mt. Crocker : West Ridge (3rd) : Photo (Copy)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Crocker is on the left, and the west ridge is its right skyline - there's then a horn, the West Ridge route passes this horn on its right, via a gully through the headwall.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Peak 12,486 : North Ridge (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: Sabrina Basin behind, with Humphreys on the left horizon.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Peak 12,486 : North Ridge (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: Slabs on the crest would be better when there's no snow cover.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Peak 12,486 : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: The two prominent gendarmes on the North Ridge near the summit can be seen. The climb starts right above the person by heading up talus then left along the tree covered ridge.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 01 - Hoover Wilderness : North Peak : Northwest Ridge (Easy 5th) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: On the contrary - the view is ancient.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Cyclorama Wall
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: No routes to add? Would love to see some.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Lurking Fear (5.7 C2) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: That was one of my most favorite views on that route


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : 10-40 (V1)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Bottom flake starting foothold has gone.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : Three Pigs (V0)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Bottom left foothold has gone, which makes a little trickier to start - for me anyway.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : The Nose (V-easy)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Talking of robust features... the left hold mid-way up the left side of the flake has gone, it doesn't make a huge difference, but I put my left foot there, which now seems to little less positive.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : Undercling (V0+)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: I think this is the hardest V0 in the world!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Photo (Copy)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Looking south. The Palisades can be seen in the left distance.


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