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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

"Eggshell Arete"

V3 6A (1)

Boulder, 12'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Lookout Tower Area

Sep 12, 2007

The Rail

V1 5 (2)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Lookout Tower Area

Aug 9, 2007

Lower NRA

V4-5 6B+ (3)

Boulder, 20'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Summit Blocks

Aug 9, 2007

Hillbilly Arete

V1 5 (3)

Boulder, 12'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Facemeat

Aug 9, 2007

Warm Up Left

V0- 4- (2)

Boulder, 12'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Facemeat

Aug 9, 2007

Mantle Piece

V0+ 4+ (5)

Boulder, 8'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Campsite 16 - 19

Aug 9, 2007

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
DVS leading the start of the crux pitch. The off-width/"chimney" is pressed up against the the obvious wall on the left. Photo by E. Kim.

DVS leading the start of the crux pitch. The off-width/"chimney" is pressed up against the the obvious wall on the left. Photo by E. Kim.

CA : High Sierra : ... : North Arete (5.8)

Aug 23, 2007

Winter Sunrise on the Sierra from Buttermilk Road.

Winter Sunrise on the Sierra from Buttermilk Road.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Buttermilk Country

Aug 10, 2007

Josť Working Soulslinger

Josť Working Soulslinger

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Soul Slinger (V9)

Aug 10, 2007

Josť Working Soulslinger

Josť Working Soulslinger

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Soul Slinger (V9)

Aug 10, 2007

Shanjean working Pope's Prow.

Shanjean working Pope's Prow.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Prow (V5-6)

Aug 10, 2007

An Austrian onsighting High Plains Drifter.

An Austrian onsighting High Plains Drifter.

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : High Plains Drifter (V6-7)

Aug 10, 2007

Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : High Plains Drifter (V6-7)

Aug 10, 2007

Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : High Plains Drifter (V6-7)

Aug 10, 2007

Robb looking for a way to mantle the Visor.

Robb looking for a way to mantle the Visor.

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : The Visor Lip (V3)

Aug 9, 2007

Ascend the arete on the right side of the photo just left of the longest vertical black streaks.

Ascend the arete on the right side of the photo just left of the longest vertical black streaks.

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Hillbilly Arete (V1)

Aug 9, 2007

Route ascends nearest face in this shot. Photo courtesy of Obi.

Route ascends nearest face in this shot. Photo courtesy of Obi.

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Warm Up Left (V0-)

Aug 9, 2007

Lyra looking for the top-out move.

Lyra looking for the top-out move.

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Mantle Piece (V0+)

Aug 9, 2007

Obi smooth as silk on the crux of Dead Bug

Obi smooth as silk on the crux of Dead Bug

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : "Dead Bug" (V4)

Aug 9, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : The Summit : Summit Blocks : Lower NRA (V4-5)
By: Dan Popa When: Sep 12, 2007

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Comments: What looks like a foothold appears to have broken off the lower right hand portion of the steering wheel sometime before this season which may explain why the top-out going straight up looks much harder than the problem's grade in the Dr. Topo. Go out left on the lip, it's doable.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Fire closes Black Mountain
By: Dan Popa When: Sep 12, 2007

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Comments: Road is back open


Location: CA : High Sierra : Bear Creek Spire : North Arete (5.8)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Not nearly as hard as some would have you believe. No problems route finding using the Supertopo guide. Our pitch break-down was a little different than that listed above since we simuled all but 3 pitches which were no harder than 5.7. Crux pitch consists of "5.8" flakes that we just stemmed and reached through with a loose gulley above that goes at a reasonable 5.6 in the Supertopo. 2/3 of us had packs and had no trouble navigating through this section. Pro everywhere you want it throughout th... more >>


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : The Summit : Summit Blocks : NRA (V7)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Two cruxes: the start and finish. Lie-backs off of the slopers with a BIG finish move off of bad hands. Fun if you like slopers.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : The Summit : The Visor : The Visor Lip (V3)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Mantle is far and away the hardest part of this problem at least for us taller folk. Worth doing once. Once.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin Campground
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: The fine for not buying the Adventure Pass is $5 (the same as the cost of the pass itself) and carries no penalties for not paying it (to my knowledge).


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