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Big Boulder, just a bit downhill from Temple of Ka...

Big Boulder, just a bit downhill from Temple of Kali. Alabama Hills, CA.

Guy Keesee : Big boulder, Alabama Hills

Apr 20, 2010

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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Cobble Climb (5.8)
By: Guy Keesee When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: Fun climbing on great granite, it has really cleaned up in the last 5 years.


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Chimney Rocks : Chimney Spire : Duet (5.8+)
By: Guy Keesee When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: I have a funny story. ... One day back in 1976, I was working on my map project at CSUN. Looking at aerial/stereo photos of the west side... old school google earth.

I was able to get a thin blade of stone into focus and....dam, that's a spire!! Looking around I was able to find the road and the next Friday, Eric Ericsson, Nick Baderka and I were headed north on 99.

At the logging roads end, the 12:30 am darkness only added to my partners skepticism of the entire expedition. With the rising s... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Betty (5.10a)
By: Guy Keesee When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: If you can do this without using your knee... its 5.11


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : Gallwas' Gallop (5.9+)
By: Guy Keesee When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: Great up climbing on good holds, with good pro.
best way off of that ledge.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Tunnel Crag : Ignorway (5.10b)
By: Guy Keesee When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: This is a good way to reach the upper central ledge system. Go left- up at the first set of chains. (60 m goes to ground)
Some good climbs go from this Ledge.
EZ est is over to the left.
30 m up is another "ledge" not as well defined as the lower one. One can use the 4 sets of anchors to TR all the good climbs found below, the TRs are all in the 5.10 ez to11 range, depending on where you go.
IMHO.... this place is an example of why rap bolting, in its early years at least, was wrong. Some of... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Church Domes
By: Guy Keesee When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: 2014 UPDATE..... The sign that says Taylor Mdw that a way, and Taylor Creek that a ways, is back. So the drive instructions are now pretty much correct.

Please note, Some folks call the climbs here "SPORT CLIMBS". Some are and some are not. The place was partialy developed in the late 80's by people who will not pass up a good gear placement. Many of the climbs need gear, mostly stoppers and slings over and around knobs, water runnels. The bolted anchors are not always a 1/2 rope lenght to the ... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: nice .... you can really see just how steep those canyons are.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Fish Creek near Kennedy Mea... : Sushi Climb (5.10a PG13)
By: Guy Keesee When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: Randy... so you did these?

When?

you know there are now many more climbs now?

Is this Sushi thing a TR left of the ezyest climb, the one with the first bolt about 6 feet of the deck? Just trying to orient myself to the crag.

Got any photos?


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Spring Crag : Loose Nut (5.10a)
By: Guy Keesee When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Tristan is right on, I did a tr on it, when in the sun, slippery holds for sure. When TRing its best to clip the 2nd bolt to keep one from slamming into the ground behind you.

I was told that the FA and the rating comes from Tom Guilge (sp?) an uber strong dude for sure.

Best in the morning shade


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Tunnel Crag : Yosemite Sam's Dinner Club ... (5.10c)
By: Guy Keesee When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Nice climb, I think its 10D... good thing that someone fixed the bolts.

Do you know what the name of the climb to the right of this climb is? Starts at the same fallen log ledge, the crux is at the top... I think its 11a. Beautiful, interesting steep edging, on golden stone... bolts also fixed by some smart climber.

Best in the late afternoon, in summer. AM in the winter = sun.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: As marked, route #12 really 3rd classes to summit via a chimney... I don't think one can climb where the line shows at the top... go look for yourself. Really good bouldering up on the summit of Kern Slab.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : Just for Kicks (5.10c)
By: Guy Keesee When: Dec 23, 2013

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Comments: Randy... thank you for a good discription of the "Root" ....

After getting tossed off the blank section over and over again, I was thinking WTF is up with that?

Def harder than any 12 that has ever smacked me down....


And the large Pine Tree used as a marker for Kern Slab... its ready to fall over... right on to the face!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Renaissance Crag
By: Guy Keesee When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: I do not live in SB...Moorpark. I only roll in and enjoy the local rocks when its to hot or to cold at other places... So where is this "Rattlesnake Canyon".... if its below Gibralter... I think I know how to locate it.

One of the benefits of the fire?

Looks like a fun place, thanks.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Trapper Dome : Trapper Dome, South Face : ... : Carson-Kodas Arete (5.11b R)
By: Guy Keesee When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Yes, not at all by the "sex wall", rather 180 degrees from the sex wall. The sex wall is a collection of ultra short, slabbbbb climbs.
I like to climb to the top of Trapper via one of the other sport climbs and then Rap into the start of Carson/Kodas. A few other climbs go up the overhanging face to the right of the arete. I forget the names, they be 10's


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Mechanic's Route (5.8 R)
By: Guy Keesee When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: One can do a direct start about 10- 15 right of the Book. You can place a long runner around a bump, and climb straight up. Not to add confusion to this fine climb, but this was the original 1938 start.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Church Domes : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: Nice... you can show in one pic, what would take you 1,000,000 words to describe.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : Voodoo Dome : Summer Sojourn (5.7+ R)
By: Guy Keesee When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: I wish to thank whoever added that 3/8 bolt to the belay at the end of P4. The other two BRONZE colored 1/4 didn't give me good feelings.

I agree with the PG and not a R .... unless you do what I did and not bring anything over 3 inches. That made Pitch 2 really serious for me.

Good route.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : Voodoo Dome : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: WE always called that aera, the "dihedrals" ... "Pea Soup"... Fred Beckey's long aid line 5.8 A3. If free is the "Emperor" 12C. is a few feet... 80? to the left.

That crack you see is Ewok.

Lots of great climbs start on this ledges


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : North area : Attitude Wall : ... : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: Feb 13, 2013

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Comments: I like to have a 2" piece to protect the top moves.

Thanks for putting this up.


Location: General Climbing : Dog-Friendly climbing areas... : Post : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Ben, sounds like Walter got luckey.

I was very lucky to have Mo, he was very loyal and would stay with my gear and not leave. I never had critters eat my pack.

He lived to be 14.5 years old.

I miss you buddy.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon : The First Corridor : Middle Earth (5.9)
By: Guy Keesee When: Nov 25, 2011

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Comments: ""While this route is fairly new, no information is available regarding the details of the FA or its original name.


So Gentle Ben, How nice of you to rate it and name it for all of US. Thank You for your service.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon
By: Guy Keesee When: Nov 25, 2011

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Comments: Knot trying to be a jerk, but how come Mt. Project always tells us to use Helmets.......

I don't own one, never needed one.

But to me its just a personal preference, I dont care if you use one.

Whats next?

You going to tell us what shoes to bring???

And I hope that Ben Chapman dude dosen't get this place closed because of his weak, "me first" ethic. Ben you don't need to put up crappy short climbs anymore, OK. We are growing tired of all the dead plants, chopped holds, poor bolt placemen... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock Spire : The Regular Route (Castle R... (5.9 A2)
By: Guy Keesee When: Apr 21, 2010

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Comments: Kris Solem and I did this climb in 1991. We did the second free ascent, 18th overall. Bill Levanthal and Rachel McCollum were right behind us the whole way... they also did it fee. This is a big adventure climb, the summit of CRS is, IMHO, the most difficult one in California. No need to bring a BOLT KIT at all... that would be a pretty weak thing to do. The whole thing is covered in good cracks. The "historical bolt" is the only one found on the regular route. It was placed because those boys d... more >>


Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock Spire : Photo
By: Guy Keesee When: Apr 21, 2010

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Comments: Bill just walked out to the top of the deal, just to soak it all in. Moro Rock a long way away and a long way down.


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