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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Solstice (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (6)

Sport, 1 pitch, 95'

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - West

Jun 22, 2015

Love Handles (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (30)

Sport, 1 pitch, 95'

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Muffin Top (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (33)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Built for Comfort (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (24)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - West

Jun 18, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Built for Comfort

Built for Comfort

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Built for Comfort (5.9)

Jun 18, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Syringa Hanson (age 15) on top-rope. Draws are on ...

Syringa Hanson (age 15) on top-rope. Draws are on "Built for Comfort" to the left.

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Muffin Top (5.8)

Jun 18, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - East : Technicolor (5.12b)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: Just "Technicolor" not "Technicolor Arete".


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: haha. Josh - I did give it 3 stars in the old book, so I liked it too! Can't wait to go for a review, probably get my butt kicked!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Pogemahone (5.11a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: The bolts on this have been replaced and one or two have been moved to better clipping spots.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Creekside : Nairobi (5.12a)
By: dave bingham When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: err, yeah, truth be told, I meant to move the anchor down a bit to avoid the horrible final slab moves. I'd recommend bailing at the last bolt - it's still solid 12a to there! I don't recall moving too much out of the bolt line though...


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : West Buttress - South : Grunt and Moan (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Feb 6, 2016

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Comments: I heard another name for this - "Friction Pants". I will use "Grunt and Moan" in the guide unless I hear otherwise...


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : El Castleton (5.10a)
By: dave bingham When: Feb 6, 2016

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Comments: I've only done the route starting from above the chockstone. It's pretty hairy!
Can anyone out there comment on the route starting below the chockstone?


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Ho Ho (5.11a)
By: dave bingham When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: Avoid good holds to the left for the full effect!


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - East Face : It's Hard To Be A Saint In ... (5.12b)
By: dave bingham When: Jan 30, 2016

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Comments: Ok then. The names were switched and "Cold Feet" is the left-most route. What is now confusing is that the second bolted route from the left was given 11c in the FA report, not 12b.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Comp Rock : The Comp Wall : Women's Semi-Qualifier (5.11b)
By: dave bingham When: Jan 28, 2016

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Comments: Charlie,
I'm guessing you did the direct start instead of off the boulder to the right.


Location: ID : The Fins : The 56 Wall : 56 (5.11a/b)
By: dave bingham When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: Another "birthday route". Fun stuff with a bit of a pump at the top!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Stripe Rock : Poly-Stick-Em (5.10c)
By: dave bingham When: Dec 21, 2015

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Comments: As I recall, Ranger Brad told me Tony Calderone put this up "ground-up".Brad felt it was poorly engineered, and asked TC to add some bolts, which he did.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon : Face Shot (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Are you sure the 3 bolts are not on Houser Atete?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Donini's Crack (5.10c)
By: dave bingham When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: I looked thru some old correspondence with Greg Lowe, who called this 5.11. This may well be the only "Lowe Route" ever downgraded!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Anteater Rock : Anteater - West : track marks (5.9+)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: looks worthy...does 5.9+ mean 10a?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Strategic Defense (5.11c)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the feedback on grade and pro. With brass offsets I think the pro is ok getting to the first bolt. I do wish I'd put it a tad lower though...

I tend to be in the camp of "fix it if it's broken", knowing well that a lot of old bolts were spaced out because we were cheap, not because we were trying to make a statement or be macho. Ok - maybe we were a bit macho...


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Siesta (5.11b)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Sorry about the high first bolt. It seemed easy at the time! I will see about a fix. PS, I'm 5'6".


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Northeast
By: dave bingham When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Does anyone have any good quality photos of climbing on any of the Rabbit NE routes that you'd like to contribute to the new City guide?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock -West : Rio (5.11d)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: Hey Zach,
I'm pretty sure that crack has been done, but maybe not. Do you want to give it a name and rating. I'd like to include it in the new book.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Decadent Wall : Preteen Sex (5.8)
By: dave bingham When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Greg Lowe and friends did 3-4 hundred routes at COR in the 60's and 70's. This route was nearly certainly one of them. Jay Goodwin give it the name "Preteen Sex". I'm no prude, but this is a dumb name and it's going in the guidebook as yet another "Lowe Route".


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