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Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree

J Tree

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard

J Tree after blizzard

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard

J Tree after blizzard

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Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack crack, Lover's Leap, Ca

Haystack crack, Lover's Leap, Ca

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Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Hemmingway Butress, J-Tree

Hemmingway Butress, J-Tree

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: White Lightning, J-Tree

White Lightning, J-Tree

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Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the Headstone!

Topping out on the Headstone!

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Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Lover's Leap, Ca

Lover's Leap, Ca

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Sep 24, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Via Comatose Amigo (5.10a/b)
By: plantmandan When: 17 hours ago

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Comments: This route is very fun. The exposure is terrific. A must do for CCC.

I had the routes confused and went right at the top to the anchors of Jackpot. The final clip was airy with thin holds. That variation felt similar in difficulty to the lower crux of Via Comatose Amigo. You can just barely get to the ground from the Jackpot anchor with a 60m rope that way.


Location: CO : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Mini-Splitter (5.10a/b)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: Short but sweet. The crux bulge felt similar to an Eldo 5.10a.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Pear : Right Dihedral (5.9)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: A very good route with a wide variety of interesting moves. If you don't have a #5 cam or other wide gear, P2 has a 10-15 foot runout (5.7).


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Loose Ends (5.9)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: Fantastic route with lots of variety and great rock quality. Pitch 2, an awesome finger and hand crack, was the highlight for me. The holds and pro are all there, but the route is quite sustained and does not go easily. Just when you think it's over, the cave exit gives you one last bit of excitement.

I brought some smaller cams (C3 size 0 and 1 and C4 size 0.3 and 0.4) and found them all to be useful.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Nurn's Romp (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: A very good route. There are two distinct crux moves, both early in the route. The hand crack at the top is cruiser.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face : Ball Bearing (5.10a)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: I only did the first pitch, but it was super fun. I was able to protect the top moves with a decent green C3 placement.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Hidden Tower : Sail Away (5.8-)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: I will never get tired of this route. The moves are awesome from bottom to top, and the view from the top is hard to beat, even by Joshua Tree standards. A must do!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Exorcist (5.10a)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Great route, beautiful line. The moves are all there, but I thought it was fairly sustained. I agree with Nelson, the "approach pitch" is quite committing (maybe 5.3, a polished crimpy move onto a slab) with potential for a scary fall.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Sheep Pass CG Area : Wailing Sax Wall : Take Five (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: This route has some nice hand jams and a really fun roof finish. Highly recommended. The bolt partway up has been removed, but there are plenty of gear placements.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Sheep Pass CG Area : Wailing Sax Wall : Maiden Voyage (5.10a PG13)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Very nice route. It would be a committing lead. The mini roof and arete finish are fun. You can lead Carola's Hip and easily set a TR for this route. There is a bolted anchor above it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Sheep Pass CG Area : Wailing Sax Wall
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: This is a really fun wall. The location, routes, and top out are all awesome. We were there on a Saturday in October and had the entire wall to ourselves. Check it out.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Bushwack Crack (5.8 PG13)
By: plantmandan When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: There is now a tree growing just to the right of the big flake/horn feature. If you go to the right at that point, you definitely will be doing some bushwhacking!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : IRS Wall : Tax Man (5.10a)
By: plantmandan When: Apr 21, 2011

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Comments: I loved this route!!! Great moves and ample pro placements. Climbed it on a Saturday in mid October, and there were no other parties on the whole IRS Wall while Dairy Queen Wall and Hemmingway looked like mosh pits. It couldn't have been sweeter. Absolute classic!


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Sand Shark (5.10c/d)
By: plantmandan When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: A good crimpy route from the start. The moves are all there. I found the crux to be the lieback near the bottom. After that, it gets more manageable. Another fun route on this fine climbing wall.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Sea Robin (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: I really enjoyed this spicy route. The hand crack at the bottom is great and sucks up gear. The traverse to the hand crack at the top is easier than it looks and takes small cams if you look closely at the horizontal seam. The top hand crack is even sweeter than the bottom. A really great route!


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Tiger Shark (5.11- R)
By: plantmandan When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: Followed this route yesterday with Mike C on lead. He led it easily. It's a sustained finger crack with some marginal gear placements. I had trouble in the middle of this route but eventually worked through it. Fun and challenging.


Location: CO : Golden : The East Quarry : Nurse Shark (5.9+)
By: plantmandan When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: This is a fantastic route! There are great hand jams and finger locks throughout. It also requires some balancing acts in the middle.


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