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Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: Hi Frank,

The Cahuilla pronunciation is Tah-kwish. The modern english is Tah-keetz.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area : Magic Mushroom (5.11a)
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: A key undercling hold between bolts 4 and 5 is now missing and this route is more sustained through that section. I believe the grade is still approximately 11a, though.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area : A Handful of Harpies (5.11b)
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: Sadly it appears that this climb has been greatly changed and possibly lost to major rockfall between Feb 20th and April 8th of this year (2016). One or two bolts are gone.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area : Cavorting (5.10c/d)
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: This route has been greatly changed and possibly lost due to significant rockfall in the area. The bolts are all still present but the moves between bolts 3 and 5 appear to be basically impossible.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 10, 2016

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Comments: A major rock fall in the vicinity of Magic Mushroom has claimed two routes: Handful of Harpies and Cavorting. Handful of Harpies might still be possible although a new bolt or two will be needed. Cavorting's bolts are all still present, but the missing rock makes the section between bolts 3 and 5 extremely difficult (impossible?). In an unrelated minor fall, Magic Mushroom has also lost a key undercling hold between bolts 4 and 5 making that route much more sustained, although I still consider i... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Mr. Peanut (5.10+)
By: Colin Parker When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: Loved this route but it is definitely not 5.11, and IMO, not even 10+. With decent finger crack technique it felt like easy 5.10. There are plenty of stem/chimney rests and good feet the whole way. A plentiful rack would be 1 or 2 .4's and 7 .5's. Have fun!


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders : Photo
By: Colin Parker When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: Yeah I saw this today and the break is even bigger now. It's a bit of a shame, although the problem has had issues in the past too.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain
By: Colin Parker When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: The current conditions and gate information can be found at the black mountain bouldering website here: blackmountainbouldering.com/

You can also buy the amazing new guidebook here.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Idyllwild County Park : Sites 55 - 78 : The AH Boulder : Problem E (V-easy)
By: Colin Parker When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: I've brought many beginners to the park and not very many can send this straightforward problem. I think it clocks in around V0...


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Idyllwild County Park : Sites 55 - 78 : The AH Boulder : Problem A (V0)
By: Colin Parker When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: If you start low and heal-hook up the horizontal and mantle where it's vertical, it's a v0. If you start just below the vertical section and pull the mantle, it's VB.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders : Malcom's Best : Photo
By: Colin Parker When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: That is some strong stuff. No pad wintertime ascent!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Spiderman (5.10b)
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: This route is 10b, and continuous and somewhat insecure up high even at that grade. Gear-wise, you don't even need a #4 but you might feel a bit fuzzier with one. It goes just fine without tape gloves but my hands hurt more than usual afterward (but no blood!).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : True Dice (5.10a X)
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: I thought this was a great route, and absolutely worth the effort to TR if in the area. The bottom crux felt in the thin 10b range. It's a shame there isn't a single bolt to protect the bottom section. It would still be a bit runout, but vastly more encouraging to prospective leaders.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : OK Corral : Roadside Corral
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: I am organizing most of my contributions in this area according to the Five-Star Southern California Bouldering book. AJ, I moved your two boulders to the OK Corral Lower area to keep in line with the guide.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : OK Corral : Broken Heart : ... : Unnamed (V5)
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: I think the 'direct finish' is the v5 line, and in fact I found it to be soft at that grade. [Beta] There's a distant edge you can throw for with the left hand when you lock off at the lip with your right.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Schoolhouse Rock : The Check's in the Mail (5.7)
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: I went to Schoolhouse with a few beginners yesterday and agree that the crux of this route seemed to be much harder than 5.7.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : The Vampire (5.11a)
By: Colin Parker When: Jan 5, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this thing today on a nice, sunny January day up here. A few additions to the comments above:

1. I think the direct start is clean and a must-do. In fact, it seems a bit silly that it's not part of the standard vampire route, although I understand that it was originally an aid line that went free. Save yourself the extra approach and give yourself some more quality climbing!

2. Gear-wise, I would recommend a standard double rack, possibly adding extra #1 & #2 C4s if you do ... more >>


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Right of the Roof : La Bella Donna (5.12d)
By: Colin Parker When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments: You can setup a top-rope on this route by climbing Salubrious and traversing right from the anchors on that route.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Tangerine Dream Area
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: Can we rename this the Tangerine Dream area? It's far more remarkable (at least visually) than Torture Machine, which relatively few people get on.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area : Forbidden Fruit (5.12a)
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: The dihedral portion at the top of this climb is even more stellar! But, it can get a bit dirty and grainy after rain or without much action.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Oyster Bar Area : The Asylum : ... : Photo
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 19, 2013

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Comments: Amazing photo. Just amazing.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Backcountry Bouldering : Willow Creek Trail : Doden (5.11+) : Photo
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Awesome!


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Backcountry Bouldering : Satellite Boulders : Diamond in the Rough (5.10) : Photo
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Wild. Glad you added these! :-)


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders : Parking Lot Boulder : Jump Start (V1)
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: Video below:





Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders : Parking Lot Boulder : 5.9 Right (V0-)
By: Colin Parker When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: I didn't see any start holds for this one so I did a jump start and it turned into an awesome problem! Video below:





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