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Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Main Wall : Fingerrip (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Aug 17, 2012

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Comments: Yes, the first move the the first bolt is committing, but truly moving to the anchors is pretty runout past the second bolt. Pitching off the last move will result in a pretty serious fall and there is absolutley a spot for a .75/.5 Camalot before making this move which wouldve left me much more confident.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Itnyre Pinnacle
By: Kyle Wills When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: This area was added, after climbing an unknown route on an unknown formation, in what we thought was the North Pinnacles. Clearly I am hoping for confirmation that this is in fact accurate information I am inputting. It seems to be the only plausible explanation.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Gunsmoke (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: Flake still feels like it just waiting for an overzealous climbing to rip it off the top. Not sure about 'plentiful' face holds, definitely had my shoulder and foot in the crack and squirmed my way up with limited foot placements worth getting excited about out of the crack. Flake give your body a break, but you definitely hustle off of it.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Last Call For Alcohol (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: Very fun? I disagree. There is nothing wrong with this route, but it is short and far too many huge face holds to merit the 5.8 rating. Its not thoughtful climbing at all, but if you are looking for an easy gear climb, maybe as a newish ( not brand new, as placement in the beginning arent super obvious) leader this is a good choice.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Stately Pleasure Dome : West Country (5.7)
By: Kyle Wills When: Aug 1, 2011

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Comments: Great route, wife was NOT a fan of the descent. And she climbs in JTree all the time so isnt exactly new to "sketch-town" (her words) descents.

We had a blast climbing, and in no rush in the morning and still arrived on scene first.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Lord of the Rings (5.10c)
By: Kyle Wills When: Jul 14, 2011

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Comments: Establishing oneself on the upper face is Very difficult. I am very glad I chose not to lead this one.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : The Ramp (5.7)
By: Kyle Wills When: Jul 9, 2011

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Comments: agree with both parties above. A good solid climb with a very enjoyable feel on lead, the small gear makes for some fun piece setting.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park
By: Kyle Wills When: Jun 5, 2011

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Comments: Also, how can this place be so popular and still have such outdated information. Hey Regulars! post some photos and and better beta photos. Get all the new route information on the database!


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Cockblock (5.10d)
By: Kyle Wills When: May 31, 2011

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Comments: Whomever bolted this line needs to go ahead and give us a name. Its seems everyone 'knows about it' and talks about, so lets have a name here people.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park
By: Kyle Wills When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: I just want to say, first of all, is that this place is awesome. You LA kids are super lucky to have such a perfect warm summer day sport crag. The creek and fairly unique way of accessing a lot of the climbs make this crag a blast in the socal climate.The routes were awesome steep sport lines. Having been to New Jack City once I still think this place reminds me most of climbing in Red River Gorge ( where I am from) where NJC was just mostly ugly.

Now I only need someone to open up a Miguels n... more >>


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Main Wall : Crack of Dust (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: May 28, 2011

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Comments: I agree the dirty finish is the best part.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Lizard's Hangout
By: Kyle Wills When: May 14, 2011

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Comments: Trashcan Rock v2, with less people and more face climbing. Great way to wrap up any day with some easy solo climbing ( for those of us who dont free solo anything even remotely hard)


Location: skinny legs and all : Non-Climbing Photos : Photo
By: Kyle Wills When: May 6, 2011

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Comments: what is this from?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Watanobe Wall : Season Opener (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: Mar 7, 2011

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Comments: Super fun climbing to get there however!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Watanobe Wall : Season Opener (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: Mar 7, 2011

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Comments: There are no issues with a lack of gear at the top, There is ridiculously great gear before you pull the bulge onto the top slab section, and the angle is super duper low, and no one would have any issues with a lack of gear...... you can literally walk to the belay stance.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Ken Black Memorial Dome : Blackheart (5.10b)
By: Kyle Wills When: Mar 7, 2011

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Comments: On top rope, opted to traverse right and finish on Blackout. A bit more exiting finish, it was a fun way to throw in a traverse and the final bulge, but with good holds, and some more slab moves.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Rock Wrestling (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: Double checking my added route today. You Can definitely throw in some solid arm bars. Probably could use more practice at those anyways.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Middle Finger (5.10c)
By: Kyle Wills When: Feb 8, 2011

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Comments: The belay is one of the last nice shady areas in the afternoon. Thus making it another reason to end the day here.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Main Wall : Quack of Ducks (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Jan 25, 2011

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Comments: Stiff start followed by perfect hands to the top.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : The Underworld
By: Kyle Wills When: Dec 14, 2010

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Comments: "kinda secret area, sees less traffic" aka BEWARE of loose rock! Took a pretty serious tumble wrecking both my ankles and left wrist in the process whilst scrambling across the top of the formation to set up an top rope solo anchor.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Shadowfax (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: Dec 10, 2010

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Comments: There just is very little reason to walk past this climb. Its a great warm up for harder cracks in the area.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Marranon (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Dec 10, 2010

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Comments: I definitely am a worthless offwidth climber and struggled up this thing using the chockstones in the crack and utilizing left hand and foot face holds of "Dope on a rope", while flailing with my right appendages in the crack. So I dont care if you offwidth officianados want to call this crack 5.9, its rated 5.10a in Messiers guide and I am sticking to it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Varnished Wall : Crank Queenie (5.8)
By: Kyle Wills When: Dec 6, 2010

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Comments: Never have I used ring locks in such a direct manner before. The perfect technique for this shallow crack IMHO. The money is truly solid foot jamming however.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : Hang Ten (5.9)
By: Kyle Wills When: Nov 29, 2010

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Comments: I question the two topo beta drawings on this page. The two seems to contradict each other and I found the more obvious line to be closer to Blitzo's drawing. However this line allows you to bypass the initial roof, which is great because there is basically no Pro until you are standing easily above it. Then the pro is only marginal until you reach the routes crux which is surmounting the bulge between the two horizontals with the prominent undercling(IMHO). Neither beta drawing has the route u... more >>


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Chicken Heart (5.10a)
By: Kyle Wills When: Nov 18, 2010

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Comments: Hey! Dont hate. And I agree this route is somewhat satisfying.


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