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Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock : Gray Wall : Wake and Bake (5.10d PG13)
By: Rough When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: No Wake and Bake is not my route. I believe it is Chris Summit FA. I have taken credit for all of my routes at Natural Bridges. Not sure who has the FA on the others. It is going to be a mix of the usual NorCal crew.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock
By: Rough When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: With renewed interest and access to this area, the link below was the guide known at the time just prior to the shutdown aka early 2000.

Natural Bridges Topo circa early 2000


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock : Tucked Away Wall : Graceland (5.10+)
By: Rough When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: This route is called Graceland - Aaron Rough 1999. I gave it 10b but it was always a tricky little number. Great cool runnel features.


Location: CA : Redwood Coast : Natural Bridge / High Rock : Tucked Away Wall : Whoop Ass (5.12d)
By: Rough When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: This route is Whoop Ass 12d'ish - 6 bolts to anchor. It was incorrectly named and described in the Mackay guide. Aaron Rough 1999


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Rock : The Lair : Cheese Us (5.9)
By: Rough When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: Hey Sergey: The start is a little bouldery and probably helps if you're taller (I am 6'1"). Maybe add a few cheater rocks to step off of if you are having problems getting your feet established on the wall. Cheese Us is also one of the newest routes @ Table and for sure has seen a low number of ascents. It might be a little sandbagged at 5.9, but I think it will clean up to a pretty good route in the long run.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Wreckage Wall : Destructomatic (5.11b)
By: Rough When: Feb 4, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the heads up Bill.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Mount St. Helena : Table Scraps Pinnacle : Food Baby (5.5)
By: Rough When: Feb 4, 2015

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Comments: Julius: I think I understand where you are coming from. The route is actually bolted to have the same start as Soul Sister Thunder which the first few vertical moves are at least 5.5 and would be considered the crux of Food Baby. I know most people start up the ramp and immediately climb into the scoop / large runnel clipping technically the second bolt as the first bolt which avoids those moves (See pictures for an exact example of this). I don't disagree with that approach as it frees up a... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Highway 38 Crags : Frustration Creek : Photo
By: Rough When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: Yikes! Thanks for the literal heads up!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Highway 38 Crags : Frustration Creek : Photo
By: Rough When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: Which route were you guys on if you don't mind me asking?


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Pirate's Cove (aka The Beac... : Iron Man (V2-3) : Photo
By: Rough When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: If a dude did this problem in a thong and posted a picture of it to MP, would you be offended by comments regarding his attire or physique? Just something to think about!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs : Memorial Wall : On Demand (5.11c)
By: Rough When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: There have never been chain anchors on this route. The mantle at the end is part of the route and the fun!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : Auburn Cliffs
By: Rough When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Brad: Auburn is perfect for climbing with kids. There is a great flat base between the Scale Wall and Memorial Wall. Sun will be on the Memorial Wall early, then about Noon transition to sun on the Scale Wall and the Memorial Wall will go into the shade. You should be able to transition between those two walls and be in or out of the sun as you prefer. Keep the little one away from the base of the cliffs as this was a quarry so there is loose rock that on occasion will be dislodged. You do... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
By: Rough When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Phil,

To answer your question:

"Who keeps all the other climbing areas in California clean?"

It should be every climber who visits any crag, including you. Did you pick up the trash you saw? Bury the poorly disposed of crap?

If you did, Thank You. If you didn't, you're part of the problem...


Location: CA : San Francisco 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 : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : 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 : San Francisco Bay Area : 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 : San Francisco Bay Area : 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 : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : 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 : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : 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 : San Francisco 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 : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : 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 : Tahoe Vicinity : I-80 Corridor : 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 : San Francisco Bay Area : 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 : San Francisco Bay Area : 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.


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