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Member Since: May 19, 2009
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Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : The Weeping Wall : Duck Soup (5.10c PG13)
By: Eric Foltz When: Sep 10, 2010

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Comments: Looks like someone added a bolt to the first pitch about halfway between bolt #2 and the belay station.

It's in kind of a strange location over near the end of the "ramp" on the second pitch of Surprise. I wasn't looking for another bolt so I climbed right past it about 6' to the right following the natural line of holds.

It might just be there to keep you from straying too far right and ending up on Revelation.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Running Springs Area : Keller Peak : Shirtsleeve Rock : Collared (5.10c)
By: Eric Foltz When: Jul 16, 2010

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Comments: Second bolt is poorly placed. It could have been put in a foot lower and still protected the crux without the danger of decking while trying to clip.




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : White Cliffs of Dover : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef... : Scientific Americans (5.8 R)
By: Eric Foltz When: Jun 14, 2010

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Comments: Like it says in the description, this route probably isn't a real "R".

The only place you notice the lack of bolts is between the 1st bolt and the horizontal and the moves are fairly easy. A .75 for the first horizontal a smaller piece (Orange Metolius) for the second horizontal and a #2 BD for the step across will get you up.

Fun route but the "R" keeps it from getting the traffic it deserves.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : North Face : Coup de Grace (5.10b)
By: Eric Foltz When: Jun 7, 2010

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Comments: This route will clean up nicely once it gets a little traffic. It will probably end up getting a little easier (10a) once the loose grain and lichen get worn off the first pitch.

Route can be done as two pitches with a 60m rope.

It is also much easier to rap using two ropes. Two ropes will allow you to rap from bolted rap stations without having to use the tied off bushes.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Pywiak Dome : The Dike Route (5.9 R)
By: Eric Foltz When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: Lead this a few years back. Never did see the last bolt on P4 and ended up running it out to the anchors. Still one of the best routes you'll find this close to a road.