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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : The Boss Man (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Cool, Alex. I always wondered about this obscure line after reading the description in the old Tucker/Steele guide - something about the unknown grade of "difficult 5th class" intrigued me. 5.10a doesn't sound too difficult after all!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: Richard Shore When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Touche, Bob.

Unfortunately, the stars of this flick are hairy, farmer-tanned, shirtless men. I'll save my $12.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Gateway Rock : Pit Bull Attack (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: The top section of the route is kinda forced and poorly protected for the follower. No possible directionals up top. After attaining the ledge, clip the bolt, reeeeeach far left to the arete holds and then up. Gear anchor is wayy off to the right near the top of Semi-Tough. Best choice for follower (and maybe leader, too, depending on size of huevos) is to unclip the bolt and step right about 5 feet on the ledge and topout via the Semi Tough crack. Neat start with the wide body stem and airy tra... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : La Cumbre Peak : Earthwatch Wall : Arlington - Cathedral - La ... (5.7+)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: No photos, Matt. I was completely buried in fog. I've been told the views are amazing, though!

Edit - added a few Beta photos, swiped from the interwebz


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Kelly was hazy on the details? Big surprise. HA! Just rousing you, Andy. But seriously, Scorpion Boulders is a much sexier name..


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: Maybe the above description should say "out of respect for the FA-ists it shall remain known as the Scorpion Boulders."


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : NE Ridge (full) (5.6)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: The original grade III rating preserved here is a bit of a sandbag. Expect a grade V kinda day (or two, especially in winter) with the long descent and many miles of desert hiking back to the car. We did two short rappels from towers - a 30M cord is plenty. Roped up for one pitch near the final tower where the crack was filled with ice and running water, and simul'ed the sugar snow exit gully.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Little Switzerland : The Plunger : Masters of the Mid (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: Maybe you could add the Crown Jewels formation to the site as a new area, and put this route there, Scott. This isn't even close to the Plunger, it's nearly 2 miles away.

I don't think any 2 pitch route qualifies for a Grade III rating (or any rating for that matter).


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : Direct South Face (5.7 A0)
By: Richard Shore When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Great adventure, crummy climbing. Rock quality ranks amongst the worst I have experienced in the Sierra. Take the 5.8 handcrack variation up high (instead of the pendulum), it was the best pitch on the route BY FAR. Worth spending a night on the spectactular bivy ledge atop P5 (per topo), but only in the winter with sufficient snow to melt as you will not want to haul a two day supply of water up there. You'll need at least a tool and maybe even crampons for the ice/snow approach gully and desce... more >>


Location: CA : The Needles / Kern River : Hermit Spires : South Face (5.8 R)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Excellent route, IMO one of the best moderate adventure multipitch routes in the Needles vicinity, second only to the South Face of the Warlock. Why? Obscure and uncrowded, no fixed convenience belays/rap stations, excellent rock quality, climbing, and aesthetics. Fred had a good eye for routes, to be sure. The fourth pitch dihedral with knobs, horns, scoops and buckets ranks among the best moderate pitches I've ever climbed. Much much better than the popular Magic Dragon 5.8 on the Magician. Ju... more >>


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall : Outer Space (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: The flake at the P4 crux is not nearly as bad as some make it out to be. I reefed on the thing with my 200lbs; little-to-no flex at all. If it hasn't gone yet with hundreds of people climbing the route, it won't likely go anytime soon.

The P5 splitter with chickenheads ranks among the top 5 pitches I have ever climbed. Simply amazing.

Linked P1-2 of the Remorse start with about 15' of simul climbing on a 60M. Done this way, it was still a full 6 pitches plus a short 30' pitch to top... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Photo
By: Richard Shore When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: You kids and your newfangled big cams :). Just have Andy cut up a few pieces of 2" OD aluminum and rig up some big tube chocks, like in that old school photo. And don't forget the knee high socks! I always wanted to get on this rig, but never did.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : El Segundo Buttress : Chortle (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Unless the bolts on this rig have been replaced, I remember them all being 1/4" button heads. They did look good at the time (2012) with no rust and no spinners.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Reed Lakes Bouldering and C... : SnowBird Slab/Cornerstone : Thin As Ice (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Aug 18, 2013

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Comments: Leg pumping fun! All footwork - You can't crimp your way up this one. Link both pitches for full value. 12 draws needed if done this way.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith : Freedom Roof (5.10-)
By: Richard Shore When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: If the runouts were closer to grade, maybe an "R", but even so they are only 10'-15' at most, with some gear opportunities between bolts. Well protected for the one-move-wonder crux. Be sure to let out a blood-curdling, Braveheart style "freeeeedom!" at the roof for full value.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith : Zigzag (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Aug 14, 2013

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Comments: Don't pass up any protection opportunities early on this route - sustained 5.9 moves coming right away on slippery polished knobs and ground fall potential getting into the second crack. Thoughtful and engaging. With substantial sling-age one can link into the Freedom Roof (5.10-) for an awesome ~150' pitch.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Delta Range : Photo
By: Richard Shore When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Excellent photos, Galen!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Gibraltar Rock : Inner Tube Toes (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 27, 2013

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Comments: Nice, Mike. way to keep the SB obscurities alive. Keep seeking them out! Always wondered about this face and route. Supposedly there is a short bouldery 5.10+ crack somewhere on the south/SE face of Gib rock near the road, too.

Please go find your way to the .11d Dave Griffith route above and right of the bolt ladder and report back. Also the .10a R "Dream Weaver" on Cathedral Pk. Never made it to there and always wanted to..


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Fairbanks and Vicinity : Fairbanks Environs: Mount P... : Main Wall : Giradelli (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: I've listed the route name as it's spelled in Stan Justice's guide, but based on the other chocolate-themed routes on the wall, I assume they meant to say "Ghirardelli."


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Fairbanks and Vicinity : Fairbanks Environs: Mount P...
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: Adventure climbing at it's finest, and way, way out there. Prindle can be done in-a-day (a HUGE day), and with 24 hour daylight in the summer why not? Adding all the weight of overnight gear onto the already demanding and strenuous approach is no joke, but would allow for doing more than just one or two routes. The 3 hour estimate is for fast and experienced parties familiar with the approach and hidden game-trails. With overnight gear, I'd expect 5 hours of seemingly endless slogging through sp... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Brickyard : ... : Pipeline? aka the Kiser Pro... (V6- PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: I looked at it once back in 2008 and dubbed it the "Futuristic Problem with Too Many Names"...


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall : Zulu Warrior (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Not really a sport climb, but a ground-up traditionally bolted route. A fall before achieving the third bolt will leave you in bad shape.. You're about 10' out on 5.9 ground with the low-angle slab below haunting you... I'll give this one the dreaded "R" rating. Felt a tad harder than it's neighbor to the left.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall : Voodoo Child (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Classic climbing! Fantastic friction! Superb stemming! How many more alliterations can I come up with? A very nice line, with just enough spice to keep your head in check. Optional small-medium gear can be used to protect the crack leading up to the first bolt.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : Zulu Wall : Physical Attraction (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Much more difficult than appearances suggest, and no gimme for the grade. Two nice ASCA ring bolts on top for rappelling.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Diamond
By: Richard Shore When: Jun 29, 2013

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Comments: Sunny only until early afternoon, not all day.


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