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Areas = 15
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : North Wonderland Approach : ... : Pops Goes Hawaiian (5.7 R)
By: Joe Hunt When: May 20, 2015

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Comments: ""Don't fall before reaching the first bolt!""

Don't fall anywhere on this one, me thinks. haha

But easy moves all the way.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : Open Book Area : Mikey Screams (5.10b/c PG13)
By: Joe Hunt When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, that about sums it up. haha


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Diamond Dogs (5.10a)
By: Joe Hunt When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: Somehow never got on this one until last weekend. Mega Classic!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Chimney Rock : Chimney Rock - East Face : The Flue (5.8)
By: Joe Hunt When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: "way to grainy to be considered a classic IMO"

I thought that the first time up it, too. But, after four laps on it I'm calling it pretty classic. :) Automatic toprope for Blind Ambition, too!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Farce (5.5)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: "I was told the "true" 5.5 climb goes into the corner and traverses under the roof."

That =was= the 5.7R, imo.

I agree, not a climb for the inexperienced leader.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : Spider Line (5.11d)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Alex leading it March 27, 2015... she did three more laps on it after this... I got the first ten feet and was pooped, gotta get back on this a few more times:





Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Dihedral Rock : Coarse and Buggy (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: This is the crux, and my hips still hurt!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Dihedral Rock : Coarse and Buggy (5.11a/b) : Photo
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: Correct, that is not the crux. The crux is beautiful, though! Just a few feet higher to get started in it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Solid Gold (5.10a)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Classic, love this route, and still consider this one of my proudest leads.

Solid Gold
Solid Gold



Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Astroturf (5.10d R)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: I started climbing the domes around 1979, I'm old school and have always been about the style and ethics. I was around and listening to everything about Powerfinger when it first went up. Looking at it now I'm wondering if the FAists just didn't have the right popularity at the time? So much of this stuff is a popularity contest. I mean if Tobin had put it up and hung on a hook to drill the crux bolt would it have been erased and then claimed by someone else? I guess the rock scars added to it, ... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Photo
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, I thought that was the technical crux, the hardest move on the route... but not the mental crux. ;)


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South End : Ecstasy (5.7)
By: Joe Hunt When: Sep 30, 2011

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Comments: Thought it was classic and super steep for the grade. Soft rating, though... maybe a 7- or a 6 even.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : The Burn (5.8)
By: Joe Hunt When: Sep 30, 2011

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Comments: Mark and Nate have it right! When I got to the crux I knew if I slipped (even if my piece held) I would break a leg at best. As I turned the crux my piece fell out. :O Gulp! I consider it a pretty serious route for the 5.8-5.9 leader, unless when you're at the crux you have the perfect gear with you, and you place it perfectly. Great pro above that, though. And, a hell of a fun route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Stick to What (5.9 R)
By: Joe Hunt When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: First minute is audio only:




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Heart and Sole (5.10a)
By: Joe Hunt When: Sep 7, 2011

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Comments: With Wayne, Debbie & Mike



Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Trashcan Rock : Trashcan Rock - West Face : Profundity (5.10c PG13)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2011

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Comments: Done this one a million times, and watched a million people on it. Crux for people is definitely getting to the horizontals and then standing on them. Height dependent difficulty there for sure. Can't see any PG or R rating, the only chance you have of getting hurt on lead is if you accidently slip on the first five feet, but you wouldn't get hurt bad and that is pretty normal for all routes. A spotter is nice for that. Otherwise just a real fun classic route to me. I have a video of John Long c... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Forbidden Paradise (5.10b)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2011

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Comments: Gotten alot more polished in the past 20 years. Felt like a 10a in '91, way slippery-er now, like a 10c at least in 2011.




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : Out on a Limb (5.10c)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2011

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Comments: 10b cheating. I'm 5'10" but with a 6" cheater stone 6'4". ;) Largo said it was "a jug haul."


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : Humerous (5.10b)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2011

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Comments: Had alot of fun on this one, mantled no hands at the start, then fun moves past the first two bolts. Top is easy but slightly overhanging so that is exciting. More continuous would be a classic.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Tiny Tots Rock : Tinker Toys (5.10b)
By: Joe Hunt When: Mar 18, 2011

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Comments: Ditto what Locker said, but maybe more like the bottom of the route all the way up! Anyway, really had fun on this route.


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