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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: The bolt at the top of pitch two is very loose and can be wiggled out.

Also, you can rap the route in three raps with ONE 70m rope. No need to drag two ropes out.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : Baby Rubicon : Pig and a Poke (5.10b)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: I'm not usually the kind of guy that does this but this felt really easy. If you utilize some jamming skills, the climb doesn't feel much harder than a 9. I'm guessing the 10b rating comes from side pulls instead of jamming.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : A Brief History of Climb (5.10b)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Jul 12, 2016

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Comments: The links connected to the bolts are getting pretty worn down (almost half way). Should definitely be replaced.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hill Street Blues : Blue Bayou (5.4)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: You definitely want to aim for the pine tree on the left if you are planning on rapping off of vegetation. The picture says to use the scrub oak up and right from the tree, which would be a bad idea, in my opinion. The scrub oak is much smaller and not as intact as the pine tree.

We ended up traversing over to the bolted rap station on Blues Brothers. You can't see it from up top but it's there.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : Ant Farm (5.8)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: This is a fantastic climb. It's definitely short considering how close it is to the taller routes to the right but definitely a must-do. Easy gear, stances, and great rock.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : North Wonderland Approach : Key's Point
By: Kelly Corbin When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: I'd suggest hiking past Outward Bound on the left and past Financial Wall on the right. You even pass Convenience Store before getting to the correct drainage. We hiked up the drainage that seemed just past the right end of Outward Bound Slab and we went for one heck of a hike. You actually hike a couple hundred feet past Outward Bound Slab before reaching the correct rock gulley to hike up north. From there its a good scramble to the base of Key's Point.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Summertime : Main : Salamina tis Kypros (5.10a)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: I agree that the bolts seem, at times, in the wrong place. The climbing is pretty good but you do pull up into a tree with a bolt pretty far right.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Spartacus : 3 Stripes (5.8+)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: The start of this climb is past the proper wall of Spartacus. Hike lower below the protruding face that seems to mark the end of Spartacus and look for a gate (don't forget to shut it). The start is just past the gate.


Location: CA : San Diego County : South San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Photo
By: Kelly Corbin When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: HA! I always get that about my shoes. They're not climbing shoes but Patagonia approach shoes. That climb sucks in tennis shoes, would hate to do it in Miuras.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Stirrup Tank : Stirrup Rock : Stirrup Rock - North Face : Jugular Vein (5.8)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Apr 19, 2015

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Comments: I believe the bird crap is worth mentioning if you grab what you think is a clean hold and bird poop falls in your mouth. Kissing booth will be closed till further notice...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Brit Corridor : Lucas Palucas (5.7)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Feb 19, 2015

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Comments: It should be noted that this climb is a lot closer to Cling or Fling corridor than Brit. To get there you head towards Cling or Fling but before you start scrambling around the large boulders, this climb will be on the right, just next to a cats claw. I did not climb this route but it appeared to have five bolts and a webbing rap station on the back side.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : The Milepost : French Flies (5.7)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: There is a perfect crack for an anchor in the notch. It takes .75 to 4. No need to do a body anchor. Not sure of a north face down climb either, could possibly down climb the south face but it is fairly easy to get to the rap station on the east face.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Belle Campground Area : Belle Campground : Short Cake Rocks : Rock 2
By: Kelly Corbin When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: There is no walk off for this rock. It's a two bolt anchor rap.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Hellraiser (5.10b)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Sep 13, 2014

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Comments: As of 9/12/14 there are two bolts but only one hanger for the anchor. BYOH


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Lakeside Rock : Lakeside Rock - West Face : Parental Guidance Suggested (5.8)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: This route is more than 70 feet, it's probably closer to 110 feet. We walked off to the left, using Bighorn Sheep pellets as cairns. Great route. The upper half of the climb takes small gear.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side : Jughead (5.10a)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Apr 13, 2014

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Comments: There are three bolts and one knob to tie off. There is one bolt on top and good slots for large hexes for an anchor.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Stirrup Tank : Pyramid Tower and The Stirr... : Stirrup-Notch Route (5.6)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Dec 21, 2013

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Comments: You can rap with a 60M but be careful that you don't get it stuck behind the huge flake. We did and had to find the right angle of pull to get the rope clear.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : King Otto's Castle : Sweat Pants (5.11c)
By: Kelly Corbin When: May 31, 2012

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Comments: No bolt anchor on top. Plenty of room for gear. Small to medium cams.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : Alpentine (5.9+)
By: Kelly Corbin When: Apr 17, 2012

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Comments: One bolt at the crux.



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