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Areas = 15
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Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon West : Predator Wall : Predator Wall - North Face
By: Jim H When: 2 days ago

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Comments: With some careful scrambling it is possible to scramble to the anchors for most of these routes and hang a top rope.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Sunnyside
By: Jim H When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: The location (mapped coordinates) for this wall are wrong. They should be a bit more north. Sunnyside is the same formation as Parking Lot wall just follow towards the right to get to the climbs.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Entrance Area Crags : Roadside Crag : ... : Roadside Warrior (5.9+)
By: Jim H When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: This route begins up the arete and then traverses ~15 feet right to the shared anchors with the 5.7. The traverse is not bad, but is made awkward by the fact that the bolts are much lower than would be expected (at hip height or lower).The bolts are fine, but just remember the traverse line is higher.

Not a suggested climb for a new 5.9 leader due to unusual bolt placement.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
By: Jim H When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: We found a jacket on/near Coyote Crag and Golden wall. PM me if it is yours and I can mail it back to you.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Jabba The Hutt Rock
By: Jim H When: Jan 22, 2016

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Comments: Thanks John. It was very hard to notice the other listing since no area name was provided (or did not match the guidebook) and there was no location provided (I added one to improve the page).


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Hueco Wall : Wipeout (5.10d)
By: Jim H When: Jan 17, 2016

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Comments: A hold broke off near the first bolt. I believe this route is now harder than 10.d. Has anyone else climbed it recently?


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern... : The Lieback (5.8) : Photo
By: Jim H When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: The undercling version is far better climbing and far better protected. I strongly recommend it!!


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon : The V Wall : Knobstetrician (5.11a/b PG13)
By: Jim H When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: Ben; thanks for the added info. I am pretty tall and lanky so I tend to undergrade big moves. But I really liked the route.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 06 - Little Lakes Valley & ... : Ruby Peak
By: Jim H When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: Ther is a great TR with beta photos at

supertopo.com/tr/Failures-and-...

&

markpthomas.com/mountaineering...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Crooked Crack (5.6)
By: Jim H When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: Steve123 - I was there in Aug 2014 and the rappel anchors was in at the top of Revoked. There is very mild scrambling to get to it, but a clean, easy rapp.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : The Pinnacle
By: Jim H When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: The location for this crag is correct. The locationj for Sunnyside is wrong.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : The Fortress : Central Gully : Blue In Green (5.6)
By: Jim H When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: It is very easy to combine this route and any of the routes above it into one single pitch. In fact that's a better way to climb Mailgia's Arete.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Toddler Terrace
By: Jim H When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Alternate (easier) Approach -
Walk past stumbling blocks and towards Ghetto Wall. Turn left just before the trail drops steeply (8 feet of hopping down rocks). The trail you are turning onto should closely hug the wall as it climbs up the hill.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon : The Egg : Urushiol (5.5)
By: Jim H When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Go up to the left of the bolt and then traverse right-wards. The rock under and on the below right of the bolt is chossy and breaks off.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon : The Elephant's Head (& Hype... : Endymion (5.10a)
By: Jim H When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: 1) The first bolt was solid when I climbed it this weekend. 2 & 3 were spinners, but the terrain was easy. The crux bolt is solid so I felt safe pulling the crux. The crux is very height dependent and clipping the crux bolt will be hard for anyone 5'6" or under.

2) The crux is very height dependent (but fun). I'm 6'1" and pulled through just fine. My 5'2" partner struggled a lot more and found the route much more burly. I'f you're tall the rating is more like 5.9. Crux was fun though.

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Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Texas Canyon : The Diner : Humpty Dumpty (5.7)
By: Jim H When: Mar 2, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route to teach trad-leading on. Bolts right next to the crack. Also, not a 5.7, I think 5.4-5.5 is more accurate, but it was fun.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Swan Slab : Swan Slab Gully (5.6)
By: Jim H When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: I have climbed this several times and think the lengths are off. P1 is more like 30 ft. (40 tops). Also hass a very easy anchor at the top.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Bonita
By: Jim H When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: All of these routes are top-rope(able). Just approach the face from the top and not too much exposure to get to the anchors (IMOP).


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Ana Mountains : Ortega Falls
By: Jim H When: May 8, 2012

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Comments: Correct and more accurate map coordinates. Stay high and to the right as you approach the falls/main area. You will want this easy approach from the top if you are setting topropes.

@33.626524,-117.428326


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Tick Rock
By: Jim H When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: Vid of Tick Rock climbing



Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Saddle Peak
By: Jim H When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: Eric, The approach for setting topropes is super easy. Just keep walking along the top of the cliff (instead of turning right and walking to the bottom of the wall). Some routes have bolt anchors (reachable from the top) and placing gear for the others is possible.
I think all of the routes are toprope-able (I haven't tried, but it seems pretty possible).


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...
By: Jim H When: Dec 29, 2011

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Comments: Does anyone know if the ice is in on Baldy yet? I'd love to go ice climbing but want to make sure there is ice before I make the drive. Thanks


Location: Asia : China : Beijing Area
By: Jim H When: Jan 16, 2010

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Comments: This site shows some great looking climbs in QingDao for anyone looking for a side trip. If you go, the Qingdao beer festival in mid summer is pretty fun too.

climbinginchina.com/2.html


Location: Asia : China : Beijing Area : BaiWangShan
By: Jim H When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: I'll agree with Stephen, it ain't the best, but it sure is the closest. And yeah, this is a top-rope ONLY area.

This place gets visits b/c most climbing in BJ requires a full day commitment, but BaiWang can be a spot for a quick afternoon of climbing when you just want to leave the city for an afternoon.


Location: WI : Central Sandstone
By: Jim H When: Sep 8, 2009

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Comments: Within thier rights or not, the nature conservancy's shutting down of an area still blows. Just speaking my mind.


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