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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Pocket-saurus (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: 18 hours ago

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Comments: After a couple of pre-Spring cocktails, I've decided I don't really like routes put in as "unknown" or "un-named" or whatever. If you have the real name, I'll gladly put it in, just contact me or my heirs and we'll get your glory out here for all to see. Until then... I'm just flat giving these things some names.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Choss-o-saurus (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: 18 hours ago

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Comments: After a couple of pre-Spring cocktails, I've decided I don't really like routes put in as "unknown" or "un-named" or whatever. If you have the real name, I'll gladly put it in, just contact me or my heirs and we'll get your glory out here for all to see. Until then... I'm just flat giving these things some names.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Power Squeeze (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: 18 hours ago

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Comments: After a couple of pre-Spring cocktails, I've decided I don't really like routes put in as "unknown" or "un-named" or whatever. If you have the real name, I'll gladly put it in, just contact me or my heirs and we'll get your glory out here for all to see. Until then... I'm just flat giving these things some names.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Bolt Fund Depleted (5.6)
By: Russ Walling When: 18 hours ago

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Comments: After a couple of pre-Spring cocktails, I've decided I don't really like routes put in as "unknown" or "un-named" or whatever. If you have the real name, I'll gladly put it in, just contact me or my heirs and we'll get your glory out here for all to see. Until then... I'm just flat giving these things some names.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Whippersnapper (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: 1 day ago

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Comments: This route is actually on the slabby face around and 35ft to the right of Powerplay. The route just right of Powerplay is newer and a bit harder. Nice and solid toothy rock.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Powerplay (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Bouldery is right. Sorta reachy first clip leads to slappy moves under and over the roof. Try not to move right when passing the roof or you will be on the neighboring route. Once you get the second bolt clipped, positive thin holds lead to the anchors. I'd go 2 1/2 stars since it is better the surrounding 2 star routes.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : UnNamed (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Opening move seemed pretty horrendous. If you can do the high step and curl maneuver, it should go pretty quick. I pulled it straight on and it was hard, and hot, and greasy.
My new official grade for this one in full sun is V11 5.7. YMMV.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Snowball (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: 1 day ago

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Comments: As stated above, this is the LEFT route on the slab.
An actual pull to start the route gives it the grade. Nice plates and easy moves up high.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Little Miss Sunshine (5.7 PG13)
By: Russ Walling When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Slab moves are 5.2c and nobody should need any pro getting to the first bolt, unless, as stated, you are tiny or have no arms.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Unknown 9+ (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I'm going with crux at roof where a long reach lives. Either way the rock is still really bad and the route kinda sucks. Sunny in the winter though.
Not quite a bomb but not a full one star classic either.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Peanut Butter & Chocolate (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Ok route and I see both sides of it as far as the runout thing goes. It is run out and it is pretty suspect rock in a few places. I actually pulled off a pretty good handhold around bolt 6 or so. That being said, runouts are usually because you cant stop to drill. On this route you can stop anywhere so im not reallly getting the runouts.

And watch out for bolt #5. The location is a biner breaker with the way the surrounding rock traps the biner. I multiwrapped a sling into the hang... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Chocolate Pocket (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Even slightly camo hangers would be a plus. Same visuals over to the left of the Tall Wall. Was that you guys too? Lots of very chrome hangers.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Lives of the Cowboys (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I can hardly believe we are all talking about the same route. This thing is a loose and quasi contrived junker. First pitch is sorta ok and gets one star, maximum. Second pitch has 17 ft of so so climbing with one of the chossiest starts in the history of choss. Zero stars for this pitch. The grade depends on how much you want to force the line. With careful avoidance of the ubber choss you can make it about 5.7.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Negro Girls (5.9 R)
By: Russ Walling When: Jan 5, 2016

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Comments: I think Roy might be African American, so maybe it is ok??


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Cap Rock Area : John Yablonski Rock : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 15, 2015

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Comments: I believe that is a tortoise...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas...
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 14, 2015

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Comments: Don't even think about adding bolts to the top. Seriously...

Add a runner like Adam sez, or simo_rap or maybe climb to the top and use the regular downclimb over by the Clean and Jerk top out.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Michael Kenyon : Michael Kenyon (V4)
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 10, 2015

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Comments: Michael Kenyon, the problems namesake, was known as the Illinois Enema Bandit. Featured in a Zappa song of the same name.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 10, 2015

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Comments: You are welcome Ben.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 14 - Cascade Area : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 24, 2015

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Comments: Last I checked the grading system didnt change based on how easy you thought the route was...

I thought that was *exactly* how ratings got changed? They sometimes call it a "consensus" grade?


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Everest Boulder : Unnamed OW (5.11)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 2, 2015

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Comments: Mostly soloed as I recall. Not that bad. 10c on the outside.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : South Face (5.8 C1)
By: Russ Walling When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: i'm curious to why there are still dozens of button-heads on this route. i would think that one of the most popular walls in the valley would be up to date by now. No matter how large the head is, button-heads only go 1" - 1 1/2" deep. and the one on the Kor is hanging half way out.

Because it is C1, not C0. Keep the radness alive!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Slim Jim (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: Oct 13, 2015

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Comments: Let it die the nondescript shitty grainy death it deserves. Just say no to implanting more new hardware.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : 1096 (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: Peter: The route above and left is HangDog Flyer


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : Coven (Seriously Though) (5.11b)
By: Russ Walling When: Aug 8, 2015

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Comments: And remember, it is pronounced COE-ven, not CUV-en. Seriously....


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Wall of Biblical Fallacies : Burning Bush (5.12d) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: The stock Fire I believe.


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