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Member Since: Aug 8, 2007
Last Visit: Jun 24, 2013
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 47 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 9 | Posts 1 | Stars 13 | Ratings 5

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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).


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin Campground : Campsite 16 - 19 : "Dead Bug" (V4)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Taller people may want to skip the pinch and go straight to the lip since your knee can block progress to the lip off of the pinch.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin Campground : Off Road Boulder : Front Wheel Drive (V2)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Fun problem though I don't find it as painful as some. Top-out is the crux.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin Campground : Flower Pot Boulders : Flower Pot Right (V1+)
By: Dan Popa When: Aug 8, 2007

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Comments: Fun problem with a cool top-out. Felt no harder than V2.