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Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: Whoa! July? I missed this post...I was outside a whole lot last summer. That's the west face of Wedding Rock somewhere.


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Matthias Holladay When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: Another reason!

See? THIS PLACE IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO HANDLE!

Are you practiced in choosing a sheltered belay location, well-versed in the art of determining where a stone will go in relation to the angular aspects of the ascending line and the protruding features of the cliff it will likely impact, as well as being accurately able in verifying mathematically the ricocheting trajectories of suspect blocks?

No? Well then, there you have it. KEEP OUT!

While it's usually prefe... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Matthias Holladay When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Thank you; I appreciate your safety concerns. Happy New Year!


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Matthias Holladay When: Dec 29, 2015

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Comments: See? -- even another reason to not go up here....

If you go to these cliffs, someone's pet will die, or worse...

You will not be able to make any rational or logical decisions about how & when you will do, or specifically, clear, your vertical endeavor of these puzzling pieces of perched sandstone.
Losing all care and knowledge and integrity as a climber, forgetting your ground-up ethic, you will be swooned into rapping your line, blindly using a brown branch with spooky scale-like ne... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Matthias Holladay When: Dec 28, 2015

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Comments: I know you'll agree, this place looks like it has amazing for potential new routes, but it doesn't!

Don't even consider coming up here, leading up into the relatively unknown, solving your mysterious puzzle, wire brushing powder, prying and sending death-blocks to their destiny. Don't even be considering working your line, deciding on drilling-turning, blowing, bolting, tightening, cleverly naming your mischief - all for a crummy, dirty, dangerous route, and/o... more >>


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Pacific Ocean Cliff : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Dec 13, 2015

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Comments: What a sleuth! Of course.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Bellingham Area : Julia's Outcrop (Governor L... : Julia the Viking Queen (5.9) : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Nov 6, 2015

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Comments: Except the base :-(

I see a fire scar, ashes and scorched earth, where a pretty bush used to be . . . see foto where we sat blissfully in love...this is not what I envisioned to be at the base of a superb route named after J.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 24, 2015

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Comments: I have got to say, great foto-find E.W.!

Zooming in on the North Stack, that arête, and its forbidding and dark northerly side...well, wow.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : North Rock : South Face : Seagulls Symphony, AKA The ... (5.9 R)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: California Climber Magazine has a good shot of this route and Seductive Mermaid... thanks D.F.!

californiaclimbermagazine.file...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : North Rock : South Face
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: Hi Admin.! Would you mind putting fotograf #106299018 and #106299016 in this finally added area? Thanks!


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: The routes on this amazingly positioned and pocketed face ought to get rebolted...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Promontory : Exploding Energy Boulder : Exploding Energy Shard (5.7)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: Been racking my brain, trying to find that box of old slides...if the old bolts are the same as on the Holladay-Ludwig route, then it's mine, otherwise IDK...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Wedding Rock : Terete Arête (5.8- R) : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Wild!


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Wedding Rock : Terete Arête (5.8- R)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: As far as placing super-reliable pro, it's remarkable what mechanically loud noises one does not hear in the midst of a tempestuous Pacific storm....


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Promontory : Main Wall : Blackbeard's Tears (5.11- A2)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Incredible what the human body can accomplish... Love to see some footage/fotografs of your efforts...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Ceremonial Rock
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Just off a trail on the right, before the way up the backside of Ceremonial, is a mossy slab with rock showing underneath. Just off vertical, with hidden, big holds between the moss, and good pro, I led up to the top, with fun moves throughout and a kool finish, 5.6; descended on the formation's north side, a boulder move or two down, and went left to get back to the base. It had been done, as old pin scars were evident.

Location was, as best as I can recall, between two formations o... more >>


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Wedding Rock : Wedding Night Lingerie (5.10c/d)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Naw, they were both on the South Pinnacle.

(Amazing though, that climbers in the 60's & 70's were on both these things around the same time as the FA's on Ceremonial, California Crack, etc.)

I'm waiting for his reply about what he recalls...but Richard's memories might be more or less foggier than mine...it might have been that after leading High Tide Crack, I set the TR for WNL, and placed pro on the rap, and after starting HTC, we did indeed diverge left from it to get to the top...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Patrick's Point State Park : Wedding Rock : Wedding Night Lingerie (5.10c/d)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Oct 3, 2015

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Comments: Hmmnn...

I thought the two routes were pretty distinct; I know he led the harder one of the two, and like both of them, we TR'd 1st, pre-placed pro. (pins, etc.)for the lead... His lead was harder, I think, so . . . one was really in the notch, between the pinnacles, the other was easterly, closer to the coast...

Anyway, bolt that HT Direct - likely the natural line, if you are so inclined; heck, bolt where needed on the HT crack route too!

BTW, during that time, I also l... more >>


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: I traversed a slab above the cliff to put in anchors for these routes... I put in bolts for this...


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: Oh yeah, here's a good shot of the start of the route.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Footsteps Rock : Photo
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: From Swallow the Sea & The Jug Hauls Left and Right, schwack northerly to a scramble/notch (as I recall) and then more scrambling down left of a big chimney over more rocks, then with the water gurgling below big rocks and boulder hop or two to comfortable perch on rock near or on the big boulder with the indentation (see water in background, and look up.

I did a route, up a blunt, and featured pocketed arete where the edge of the cliff changes its aspect to face northerly. It had remn... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : X Rock : X Rock : Green Wall (5.9+)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: Again, in 1988, when I led it, I'd heard it had been put up on lead.

But sure, it'd be nice if wasn't an X-rated route...what do X-Rock regulars think?


Location: CO : Durango : X Rock : X Rock : Green Wall (5.9+)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: IDK, Eli,

...some folks are pretty adamant about altering routes established on lead, and I've heard this one was.

BTW, it IS capable of being led.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Promontory : Puff Boulder : Holladay-Ludwig (5.4)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 4, 2015

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Comments: It was so nice to see these fotografs today! Thanks Evan, for posting!


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Promontory : Exploding Energy Boulder : Exploding Energy Shard (5.7)
By: Matthias Holladay When: Sep 2, 2015

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Comments: I have no idea what Holladay OU Rock means.
Feel free to replace pro on E.E.S., if you're so inclined. Enjoy!


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