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Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Table Scraps (5.8)
By: Rough When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: Hey Jack: I haven't been out there since I heard about the hanger theft, so I doubt it's replaced. However, if you have a stick clip you will be able to reach the 2nd bolt (now 1st) easy enough. If not, I think you would be fine with your belayer spotting you bouldering style. At worst, you can always walk up the backside and scootch along the ridge to get to the anchors. It's a little sketchy but I have done it several times and it isn't that bad. Just bring a daisy chain to clip into Ape... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Scale Wall
By: Rough When: Jan 4, 2014

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Comments: Just to be clear, there is not a single route on the Scale Wall with any epoxy. As for the dirt, it is a Quarry and you are climbing there in the winter which will be its "dirtiest" time. I do agree and will say though the Scale Wall is a face that does get a solid coating of dirt every winter due to how it sheds water / mud from the top of the cliff during rain. Come back in late spring through fall for cleaner climbing on this wall.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : The Nut Tree Boulders
By: Rough When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: What problems do you have previous info on? I am all for giving credit where credit is due. I will not accept "We did all the problems previously" because you and I both know that type of comment gets thrown out a lot but is rarely even remotely close to true. Your timing is great! I am getting ready to unleash the beast on MP, and list out all 300+ problems. I am 100% open to hearing your thoughts on any of it. My info is for free and I am just trying to get the info out without trying to... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : The Nut Tree Boulders : Hillcrest Boulders : Saddle Boulders : Something Old Made New (V1)
By: Rough When: Dec 25, 2013

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Comments: Fun little traverse that was a bit more challenging than I expected. That could also be due to me being out of shape :) Still a nice little addition to the area and a good way to spend Xmas Eve morning. Took a bit of cleaning of loose rock, what a surprise, and removal of lichen off of key holds. No question this was undone till now. I took some cool pics then accidentally deleted them while transferring from my phone to computer. I'll get a good picture over the next few days.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Wreckage Wall : Invisible Flying Gargoyles (5.12c)
By: Rough When: Dec 15, 2013

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Comments: Ahh that makes sense so kinda a "between" route starting on Handy and finishing on Mr Wipples? Sounds cool! I need to get back out to Auburn and get in on more new routes. Last I put up was Diagon Alley for my daughter and her Boyfriend to climb. Lots of potential for sure!


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Wreckage Wall : Invisible Flying Gargoyles (5.12c)
By: Rough When: Dec 14, 2013

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Comments: Hey Jim, good to see another new route going up! A quick question: Handy Capable trends left, so I am not sure if you meant that route or you do the first few bolts of Mr Wipples Wild Ride then go up.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Dry Falls : Falling Shirkens (5.7)
By: Rough When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Floyd: Did you do the nearby History Repeats Itself? Amazing route! I enjoyed this one as well, but History is the crag gem IMO.


Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : Iron Curtain : Double Top Secret (5.12a)
By: Rough When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: Nah, that thing is money.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Memorial Wall : Quirky (5.9)
By: Rough When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: Been climbing out here for over 20 years now and have made a lot of attempts at getting the real names of these climbs to no avail. Quirky is what I commonly described it as, and that started sticking as the name. The same is true of "On Demand" just to the the right. The rest of the routes are mine and correctly named.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Surf Tower : Caught Inside (5.10c)
By: Rough When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: No breakage, its always been a hard / funky start slightly sandbagged. Once you know the sequence it is easier, but still funky.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : The Nut Tree Boulders : Hillcrest Boulders : Scootch Boulder : Ashes in the Wake (V7+)
By: Rough When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: Right on sounds pretty cool, I'll have to check it out.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : The Nut Tree Boulders : Hillcrest Boulders : Scootch Boulder : Ashes in the Wake (V7+)
By: Rough When: Aug 28, 2013

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Comments: This looks to be an eliminate or possibly the same as Affliction done by Ethan Pringle who gave it V6. FA 1999. I know the Scootch Boulder pretty well, and I would guess they are the same. Here is the description of Affliction, it pretty much matches your description of Ashes: Start on the farthest left holds possible, then traverse downhill and turn the arete. Joins $5 Screamer. The top level holds are all off.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Scale Wall : Scooby Snacks (5.9) : Photo
By: Rough When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: Given that he is going left at the "X" would suggest he is on Scooby Snacks. The first bolt of the 10c is a few few farther right from where the climber is. I saw the "dirty higher" comment on the photo and I would be pretty confident it is Scooby.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : The Fortress : Right Side Gully : Photo
By: Rough When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Great shot, though makes you wonder what is holding that block to the wall!


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Raven Rocks : ... : Babes-A-Boodle aka RepoMan (5.10+)
By: Rough When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: If that is in reference to another route, it isn't mine, or if it is meaning it has been called additional names, who knows. Babes was enough of a negative experience to cure me of bothering with additional routes at NJC. No point in squabbling over NJC when there was a ton of other rock to develop locally hence the birth of Lucerne.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs
By: Rough When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: Hey Brennen, If you don;t mind grabbing them, please do! I'll PM you to hook up and get them from you at some time. This way that hardware will be used to support more routes at Auburn!


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs
By: Rough When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: Brennen,

Yeah those would either be the old anchors to Blasting Chamber 5.12d, Bonk 5.13, or Well Deserved 5.10b. Those routes used to be full sport pitches till they bulldozed the earth in. I should probably go in there to at least get my hardware back now that the lines are ruined :(


Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Wine Style (5.11b)
By: Rough When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: Bernard: I can guarantee it didn't snap out on someone. Those were 1/2" x 4.75" Rawl 5 Pieces and you can unscrew them leaving the hole. Someone PM'd me the other day saying that it looked like they did the same thing to Table Scraps. 1st bolt only etc.. Your recommendation of stick clipping the 2nd (now first) is exactly why those two "1st bolts" were there. So it wouldn't necessitate a stick clip. Given the cruxes, and generally crappier rock, coming right off the ground at Scraps, the ... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: Rough When: May 11, 2013

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Comments: Caliza, sounds good. It will be interesting to watch the consensus develop on this as more people climb it.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Memorial Wall : On Demand (5.11c)
By: Rough When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Hey Ben,

Next time I will hacksaw them off. I didn't bring one the day I rebolted it, but will next time.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: Rough When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: Great points Dave and ones that are most likely attributing to some of the feeling in differences. Everything is a little more pumpy when they rock quality is in question. I know you know :)


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: Rough When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: No worries Brennen. I didn't necessarily see any of the comments as spray. Just wanted to suggest using the designed feature to help understand consensus for the grade. For me to change the grade here and in the guide is a matter of seconds, but I will only do that after a consensus is reached. As of now there are four ratings: 12a x 3, 11c x 1. Doesn't seem enough to warrant changing anything as of yet.


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Horseshoe Canyon : Human Oddity (5.12a)
By: Rough When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: I will say what I have told several other people: When you go to Human Oddity, look slightly under the title of the route, it is says "You & This Route". Right below that is "Your Rating" and a blue text that says "change". I would recommend selecting the grade you feel is most appropriate and then feeling warm and special for being part of the process of determining a consensus. Please do this only after you onsight/redpoint it.

Climbing is subjective, simply put. My strengths are differe... more >>


Location: CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : Auburn Cliffs : Memorial Wall : Kirk Arens ArÍte (5.9)
By: Rough When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: FA is Aaron Rough and Steve... Sorry I don't remember his last name!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Frustration Creek : Lower Tier : Eco Challenge (5.11a)
By: Rough When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the reply Sam, it is what should have been done proactively before any action was taken. The loose blocks everywhere exaggeration is exactly that. Eco Challenge has been probably climbed 2-3 hundred times by now and everyone before dealt with the nature of the route which is both reflected in the name as well as made clear in the route description.

I am totally open to other's thoughts on my routes, but you are wrong with regards to communication. You do need to cont... more >>


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