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Rock Climbing Photo: Mammoth El Cap


Member Since: Aug 13, 2004
Last Visit: Mar 19, 2016
Contact Mark J Gain

Point Rank: # 4,297
Total Points: 136
Last Year: 1
Last 30 Days: 0
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 81 | Routes 4 | Areas | Photos 14 | Page Improvements | Comments 25 | Posts | Stars 27 | Ratings 11
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Cosmic Trigger

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 45'

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fraggle Rock

Apr 24, 2013

El Smear or Land

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (6)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ellsmere Island

Oct 9, 2005

Red Tide

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (6)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : White Cliffs of Dover - Rig...

Apr 18, 2005

I Have The Touch

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fraggle Rock

Aug 13, 2004

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Cosmic Trigger

Leading Cosmic Trigger

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cosmic Trigger (5.12d)

Apr 24, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: The roofs, oh the roofs, great protection.

The roofs, oh the roofs, great protection.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Cold September Corner (5.8)

Jun 2, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the route

Looking down the route

North America : Mexico : ... : Super Nova (5.11a)

May 24, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: P.1

P.1

North America : Mexico : ... : Super Nova (5.11a)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping from the top.

Rapping from the top.

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike and I hanging out at the top enjoing the view...

Mike and I hanging out at the top enjoing the view.

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Bat on P.3 hanging out.

Bat on P.3 hanging out.

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming up high on Pancho Villa, Conservatilly...

Stemming up high on Pancho Villa, Conservatilly...

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: There is a lot of fun Limestine crack on this clim...

There is a lot of fun Limestine crack on this climb! Mike following and having fun.

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Found the route :)

Found the route :)

North America : Mexico : ... : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)

May 23, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: NZ Climbing 2010

NZ Climbing 2010

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mark J Gain : Mammoth

Jul 29, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Great climbing in the Frankenjura!

Great climbing in the Frankenjura!

Europe : Germany : Frankenjura

Feb 10, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Mammoth El Cap

Mammoth El Cap

The People of Mountain Proj... : Mark J Gain : Mammoth

Feb 10, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on Satisfaction Guaranteed

Mike on Satisfaction Guaranteed

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Satisfaction Guaranteed (5.11-)

Jun 3, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : New Wave Direct (5.12c)
By: Mark J Gain When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: Eric, I climbed it in the early 90's and dont recall Pins but mabye I was on another climb although I am looking at the book and it seems to be the same route, for me it was the bolted crack, and looking at the book it states FA: RR,BM, but someone told me when I lived in Sierra Vista,that HS did it with gear only and was the FA just dont recall pins, anywho... Could never get Skid Mark, just too hard for me I guess... I met you in'91 or so , thank you for all your work on Lemmon!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Desert Queen Mine : Fraggle Rock : Cosmic Trigger (5.12d)
By: Mark J Gain When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Your right rtm!!!, I actually meant to put d not b, dislexic I guess... Still love the area :) but darnnit, dont know how to change rating either...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Graceland : Dick Van Dyke (aka Elvis is... (5.10c)
By: Mark J Gain When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: Was this called "Elvis is Everywhere"? Fun route!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Desert Queen Mine : Fraggle Rock : Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor... (5.10d)
By: Mark J Gain When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: Super duper route BTW :)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Desert Queen Mine : Fraggle Rock : Tiers for Fears (5.10d R)
By: Mark J Gain When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: This was a favotite of mine as warm up to what I was really there for, although have not been on it since 1998-1999, prior to getting on "I have (had) the touch" and Cosmic. I just feel at home there... Such a nice setting! and great climbs with no-one around, like the .10 on the side of the pillar, soooo much fun, gosh, I gotta get back, if not just to cuise and hang in the cabin below :) What made it "had" the touch anyways? (I heard a flake or sumting broke) I thought it was hard in the 90... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : This is Only a Test (5.12)
By: Mark J Gain When: Oct 27, 2012

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Comments: Fun start to a cool route, but being a little more on the taller side I found it into the lower grades, of .12's and no gimmy even with some height as the book mentions. I would not know what I would confirm it as, of course it does not matter much anyways but a fun variation.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Dog Day Afternoon (5.10b)
By: Mark J Gain When: Oct 27, 2012

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Comments: I have led this route a few times, never bringing pro "because" it is a "sport climb" from what I read in my guides from the '86 guide that told me "Five bolts protect good, steep face climbing" to my most recent '92 guide, and my buddies in that were all just "bring some draws", "no worries"..., all stating well protected face climb with bolts, but on my excursion today, in very cold finger weather for me and sans lead head, I brought some pro for the horizontal because having led it several ti... more >>


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