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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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All 1100 | Routes 31 | Areas 6 | Photos 35 | Page Improvements | Comments 94 | Posts 4 | Stars 583 | Ratings 347
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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Benton Crags : Lost Piton Rock : Spiders from Mars (5.10b)
By: J. Hickok When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: Very good climbing with slightly questionable bolting. The bolt protecting the crux is just hard to clip for shorter folks. If you blow the clip you'd probably fall just as far as you would pulling the moves and clipping from the jug, so...


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Benton Crags : Lost Piton Rock : Rebel Rebel (5.8)
By: J. Hickok When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: Fun and good warm up.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Benton Crags : Lost Piton Rock : Mercury Landing (5.10c)
By: J. Hickok When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: Less committing than Spiders from Mars, but more technical crux.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Benton Crags : Lost Piton Rock : Welcome to Planet M.F. (5.10a)
By: J. Hickok When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: Little crunchy still... and I imagine it's seen a lot of ascents. 4 stars given in the M.L. guide are unwarranted... it's really fun but not classic.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Tranny Trouble (5.11b)
By: J. Hickok When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Agree with slim about crux being not stepping on rope. Crux harder for small fingers of course, but it's a short section.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt star... (5.11)
By: J. Hickok When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Thanks a lot for moving the bolt and doing the bolt replacement. Climbs a lot better now through the starting bulge. 70m no problem at all with a little extra to spare. 5.11 is a very fair grade without trying to nitpick a more specific letter grade for varying hand sizes.


Location: annieb : Text : Photo
By: J. Hickok When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: It's pretty funny that many of the East Side bouldering problems on the volcanic tuff are taller than this route.


Location: Matt N : misc : Photo
By: J. Hickok When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: Don't think that goes through. Plus, probably private property. Stick to the main route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon : Main Island : ... : Funky Yet Spunky (5.10b/c)
By: J. Hickok When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: Poorly bolted above the ledge.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon : Main Island : ... : Pull My Finger (5.10a)
By: J. Hickok When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: The description of this is a little messy... with the over-estimated number of bolts and misinformation about chain anchors, of course, but also saying the route starts at a wide crack rather than an arete could mislead some folks.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Silence of the Poodles (5.8)
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 29, 2015

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Comments: Maybe don't bring the gear just for this one, but if you did bring the gear this could be a good warm up.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Mildew Encrusted Shower Sta... (5.10c)
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 29, 2015

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Comments: Tough 10c.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Linkage (5.10b/c)
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: The guidebook may not be correct, but many posters here may not be correct either.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Unnamed 5.10 - Left of Vari... (5.10)
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: When I posted this route several years ago, I was referring to another route different from the picture that now exists here, which has been re-posted at least once or even twice here.

Originally I posted this before the guidebook came out. It now appears that this route has been given the name Hookers 'n Blow (although I don't know if that is what the FA named it ) and appears as another route on MP.

So, due to the route being originally posted here by me as unnamed without a photo, peop... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: Well then don't be lazy and just hike down. It's not that far.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Al's Garage
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: While there are some very well bolted lines here, there are also some poorly thought out and contrived lines as well. For example, after climbing several of the routes on the right side of the wall, you may look up and realize that many of them begin in the absolutely wrong place, where the line to the left (or right) traverses in above the current line. Actually, it also looked like the more natural line was avoided in some cases because it was harder and an easier but more obtuse or contrive... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Flagstaff Bouldering : Priest Draw : ... : Photo
By: J. Hickok When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: ... before the dirt bike trail popped up...


Location: UT : Moab Area : State Highway 313 : Sport/Mixed Climbing Near 3... (5.10)
By: J. Hickok When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Stewart, it's possible you are referring to another Cutler outcrop between 313 and town where cracks are slightly more prominent. There are documented ascents by Jimmy on that formation. However, it is highly likely you, Jimmy, and several others may have climbed here over the years without leaving any signs behind.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Tiptoe Through the 2 Lips (5.10-)
By: J. Hickok When: Dec 1, 2013

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Comments: Not the best climb around Sedona by any means, but still beautiful, fun and adventurous. Seems pretty silly for the rap anchor up top to be placed where it is when it would be much, much easier and safer to get to somewhere else. The tower is short enough that you could still do 2 single rope rappels from the upper summit if the rap station had been placed up there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Critic's Choice : Second Choice (5.11)
By: J. Hickok When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: Why would a person rate something they have not climbed?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Broken Tooth : Dental Floss Tycoon (5.10)
By: J. Hickok When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: I think the right variation is harder 5.11


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Photo
By: J. Hickok When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: Oh the inversion - BEAUTIFUL


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : The Overlook : Middle Trinity Crack (5.10)
By: J. Hickok When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: It's hard to rate this 4 stars when you also rate something like the Scenic Cruise 4 stars, but I have to remind myself it's relative. This route gets 4 stars for the Overlook - but that's it.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Pussy Galore (5.11-)
By: J. Hickok When: Aug 28, 2013

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Comments: Fun climbing and unique route. I award stars on this one for the interesting moves and wild exit from the upper chimney/slot, but much of the route is only two stars.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Donner Summit : Donner Pass Road : ... : Shake (5.10a)
By: J. Hickok When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: I liked it. Not really 10a is it?? Seemed harder than the 5.8 the book rated it though.


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