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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Morbid Mound : DOA (5.8 X)
By: Royce Robertson When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: There's a new bolt before the crux face moves (second half of route above ledge)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Pixie Rock : Who's First (5.6 R)
By: Royce Robertson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: First ever B6 and on the same day the ABCA was formed (see comments: mountainproject.com/v/holds-to... and mountainproject.com/v/mad-race...! There is an easy solo to the right of this route which is the quick way up and the climb up the back is a bit mellower. A favorite spot to introduce people to climbing and b-climbing!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Mad Race (5.4)
By: Royce Robertson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Just as a note, as a new leader, I found this route to be a little awkward like others mentioned and not particularly easy to protect but by no means a difficult beginner lead. It can easily be climbed one handed on top rope ;)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Mad Race (5.4)
By: Royce Robertson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: This historic day marked the second B4 (see mountainproject.com/v/holds-to..., the formation of the ABCA (American Beer Climbing Association) and two new board members Rich and Gina Barrera (in addition to founders Royce Robertson and Will Casolara)!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Holds to Hollywood (5.4)
By: Royce Robertson When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: A good friend (Will) and I figured out how to make this route more interesting. When on the 5.8 to the right he jokingly asked some fellow climbers "would you be impressed if I climbed this with a beer in my hand?". At sunset before leaving I suggested we do exactly that on this easy route. Beer climbing was born! Climbed one handed with a beer in hand (that hand and arm not allowed to ever touch the rock - switching hands possible only while neither part of that ha... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Trashcan Rock : Trashcan Rock - West Face : Baby-Point-Five (5.8 R)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Another climb with open moves which feel 10+ - greasy and maybe missing something?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Trashcan Rock : Trashcan Rock - West Face : Tulip (5.6 R)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Second only lead ever, easily protectable (small cams bottom and top of crack) and fun. Eschar 5.4 (my first and not a good beginner lead) made this feel breezy even for an easy moderate.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Trashcan Rock : Trashcan Rock - West Face : Eschar (5.4)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Not a great first lead if my opinion is worth anything. Flaring crack feels really uncomfortable for hand jams (lacking technique I know - as most noobs are), and almost big enough for arms. Just not very secure feeling for beginner lead. Also, the opening move to get up to the ledge is unprotected and awkward.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : Fun Stuff (5.8)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Greasy start maybe or I missed something. As far as I can tell it's a boulder problem last 5.10+ move to start this. Tell me if I'm wrong. Typical. A 5.8 in JT that's humbling.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Outhouse Rock : Outhouse Rock - East Face : The Loo Sanction (aka Mt. W... (5.10a)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Maybe it was just me, but the heel hook is where the climb gets its grade. The rest didn't feel tough at all and I'm not a 5.10 climber by a long stretch.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Group Campsites Road : Group Campsite 11 : ... : Hot Tub Honey (5.8)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Maybe it was just me and the guys with me, but the opening move/crux on this was tough for the grade. Who am I to say though as a total noob?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : Buissonier (5.7+)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this about 8 years ago (one my first ever) and agreed completely with all the comments about it being sandbagged, wretched, etc. Climbing it again the other day for the second time and staying IN the crack, I would say it's not bad at all. I was climbing with someone with far more upper body strength than me who decided laybacking was the way to go (even though I told him it was tough and he loves laybacking) and he found it to not be particularly enjoyable. Stay in the crack if you're p... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Group Campsites Road : Group Campsite 11 : ... : Hedgehog (5.4)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Loose bolts as of 4/3/16. Didn't have a wrench on hand to tighten. Probably a good idea to have one. If these are Rawl 5 piece (the newer Powers models) then not over torquing could be extremely important. 10-12 ft lbs instead of 22+. Any idea Locker?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Group Campsites Road : Group Campsite 11 : ... : Hodgepodge (5.4 R)
By: Royce Robertson When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: There's solid bolts and rings on this. Wish more people would note this for the total noobs like me wondering ;)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : Buissonier (5.7+)
By: Royce Robertson When: Sep 25, 2008

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Comments: A Royal Robbins 5.7, so do the math. Not an easy 5.7 unless you have the upper body strength to pound through the laybacking. Challenging climb. Definitely recommended but closer to 5.8 or 9 for newb leaders



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