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Location: CA : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Eagle Peak
By: Greg Parker When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: The falcons have nested on the ledge above Soy Chango. I think the closure really should cover the whole cliff. My son and I went out yesterday thinking we'd be able to climb on the right wall, but their location does not allow it. I tried to climb Crazy Horse, thinking we'd be out of the way, but I was dive bombed repeatedly by one angry falcon mid-route. We bailed so we wouldn't disturb them (and so that I wouldn't get killed).


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Station 13 : Highly Suspicious (5.13a)
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: I've corrected the height to 120', and added a warning that lowering on an 80-meter rope will (barely) get you down.


Location: SD : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: Looks good! Where is this?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : Irie Heights Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Feb 16, 2016

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Comments: This photo is of Virgin Martini, not Flesh Wound. I tried to move it, but for some reason it is not letting me... Great photo.


Location: CA : San Diego County : South San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Tears of Envy (5.11b)
By: Greg Parker When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic route. The carabiners on the anchors are SUPER rusty though… I was a little sketched out lowering off them.


Location: CA : San Diego County : South San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Pockets of Resistance (5.12c)
By: Greg Parker When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: From the topo, it looks like you could climb the last pitch of Meteor (the 5.7 above the 11a pitch of Triton Tower). That should take you to the top of the tower. Couldn't you get over to the anchors of Pockets from there? I was just scoping out the possibility to do this very thing...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : The Obtuse Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Dec 10, 2015

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Comments: Nice photo! It's such a cool looking boulder...


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Tangerine Dream Area : House of Pain (5.12a/b)
By: Greg Parker When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: The crux of this route is clipping the last bolt...


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : The Shield : Megalomania (5.12a)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: The huge jug above and right of the first bolt is no more... It shifted when I was pulling up on it, and then once my belayer was safely out of the way, the whole thing came off with a couple of tugs. Sorry. It left a lower crimp rail, which makes that section is a bit harder. The new sequence is actually pretty good. The rest of the route, however, is completely covered in a layer of dirt...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Mohican : The Gully Of Biblical Propo... : Blind Faith (5.12c)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Also... for the full value redpoint, you need to start low and direct - NOT uphill on the left and traversing in.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V8-9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: It's coming back to me... Fairly positive from the low position, I made a move up and left to a crimp, then made a hard move with my right to another crimp (kind of like a gaston, maybe??). From there I reached straight left to the slopey sidepull, moved my right foot to the good foothold (like in the picture) and deadpointed to the credit card. I think the holds I'm talking about can be seen by Mike's head in the 2nd photo. So, to start you would just need to shift about a body width to the rig... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V8-9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Then you were probably fine. When I first read the description, it sounded like it said to start with your left on the side pull. I definitely moved into it... Not important. It's just fun to remember the moves on these great problems. Thanks for posting them.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Blackjack Pots : The Black Jack Pot : Ante Up (V8-9)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: I started this problem REALLY low, almost laying down. Ha. I started with two flat edges, made a move up and right to a decent edge (maybe with a left hand move before???). From there, I reached over left to get the slopey sidepull, deadpointed to the credit card crimp, and finished as you described. Maybe a bit silly, but I think it adds to the difficulty.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : Lip Service Boulder : Lip Service (V6)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: I think I know the exact boulder you're talking about, but I don't know the problemÂ… If I'm thinking of the right one, it didn't look like "warm up" material :) I remember looking at it several times, but could never see any holds above the cavity. Does it kind of have a weird landing? My memory is a bit foggy on this one...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Hole In The Wall : Compression Fracture (5.13d)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Nice work Lee!!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : Lip Service Boulder : Lip Service (V6)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: I'm always lurking... :)


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : Lip Service Boulder : Lip Service (V6)
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: For the FA, I continued traversing the lip all the way over to the horizontal slot (seen in the far left side of the photos) before mantling up and over.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : East Gruesome
By: Greg Parker When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: Done :)


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : The Fishbowl : Static Experience (5.10c)
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: We're just climbing around on rocks people... The beginning of Righteous IS chossy. Look at my original description. I was able to clean it to a safe and climbable state when I established the route, what, 15 years ago? I would not be surprised if some rock has loosened over the years. Several ascents since mine should have kept it somewhat clean, but these routes don't see a ton of traffic. A little TLC could bring it back to tip-top (aka classic) shape. Enjoy.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Slab City : Slab City (Right) : Groove Factor (5.10a)
By: Greg Parker When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: Bolt placements seemed a bit odd on this one...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: No. It's the right boulder, but Sunny Beach is on the opposite side. This is a variation of the warmup arete. Not sure of the name/grade.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Iron Horse Wall : Steamroller (5.13d)
By: Greg Parker When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Yowza. Nicely done, Lee!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : DYNAMOMETER BLOCK : Photo
By: Greg Parker When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: Dynonometer is to the left of the red line. It goes straight up, directly behind the little spruce tree in the picture. It used to start matched on what now is a scar to the right of the little tree. From there, there was a hard move left to the little chalked edge that you can see above the left branch of the spruce. You then went straight up on miserable crimps and slopers to top out. After the start hold broke, I started it with the right hand on the remaining slopey edge and left on the chal... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Flight of the Bumblebee (5.12d)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 25, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the kind words, Cawasaki! I'm glad the route has served as a source of inspiration for you. I felt the same way :-) Lee's new variation sounds awesome. Maybe some day I'll be in a position to give it a go...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Iron Horse Wall : Heavy Metal Machine (5.13b/c)
By: Greg Parker When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: Wow. Nice job, Lee. I gave it some goes one afternoon (a loooong time ago) and couldn't figure it out. The bottom was brick hard!


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