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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Foul Fowl (5.6)
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments: If it hasn't cleaned up since 1966, I doubt it will ever be clean enough. Maybe in another 50 years things might be better.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Hard Crack (V3)
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: 10.C


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 13, 2015

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Comments: This pic just came up on my "feed" and once again I'll say it reeks of irresponsibility and total disregard for safety. Not only is he old and prone to strokes or colitis or something, but he is skipping bolts too!!!! Nothing like a low-T macho man to endanger the inevitable rescuers with his antics.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 8, 2015

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Comments: Pit is open. Don't bring a circus.


Location: Training : Prepare for Battle: Trainin...
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 2, 2015

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Comments: That schedule is all fine and good, but there is a BIG difference between resting and climbing. When the thing you are training for kicks your ass more than the workouts, I'm speculating that should not be classified as your rest day.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Doomsday (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: That old one looks bomber. Maybe take out the new one and patch that hole. Yeah.... that's the ticket!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Outback Bouldering : White Rastafarian Boulder : White Rastafarian (V1+ R)
By: Russ Walling When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Colin: Have you ever done Bearded Cabbage? If you have, compare the two. WR is about the same as BC. BC is 5.10c ergo, WR is 5.10c. Thanks for trolling.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sweet Rock : Mounds (5.10- X)
By: Russ Walling When: Jan 1, 2015

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Comments: Fairly chossy POS as far as routes go. The bad mortar job holding on the TV sized block is a sloppy joke. If anything comes off, people are going to get hurt on either end of the rope.


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Indecent Exposure Buttress : optical promise (5.11+)
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 16, 2014

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Comments: Great entry Joe!!!! (eye roll)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : B-52 Rock
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: Bob... Isn't Toxic Avenger over in Indian Cove? Perhaps there is two, or you were on something else?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Sandy Corridor : Chrysler Crack (5.9) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 11, 2014

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Comments: WaffleStompers™ Vs. Technique.... always a tough call ;)


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 5, 2014

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Comments: hahaha! I love it when this one pops up on the screen!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Oct 11, 2014

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Comments: Murf the chopper is reinvigorated... we almost had a chopping party last night. This could be a big year for bolt liberation.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Somewhere n00b : Todd Gordon Memorial Chossy... (5.11b)
By: Russ Walling When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: But wait Todd... you said the FA guys thought it was 11b... then contradict yourself and the true FA-ists by calling it 11-. So which is it? Is 11b now 11-? Is 11- now the industry standard for 11b?

I'm sticking with solid 5.13, which is 12a.

UPDATE: seems Todd Gordon has pulled his insightful comments, thus even more mystery about this route. Maybe he was confused, embarrassed, or moderated in the dark of night. It could be he is now putting a rock on this nine headed baby and letting... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilk Crags : ... : Dr. Zyme (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Enjoyable for who? C'mon man, it's Bishop.... grow a hair on your sac (or head to Clark Canyon)


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Raven Rocks : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Aug 23, 2014

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Comments: Who is saying it is dead??? Take it over to SuperTopo and let's do 800 posts on the status of the bird.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Sorcerer's Apprentice (5.11a R)
By: Russ Walling When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: The crux is a section of 5.11A slab that's a little run out, but over a shiny, retrofitted bolt

Retrofitted as in added where no bolt existed before.... or as a replacement for the original bolt in the same position???


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Copenhagen Wall : Heavy Water (5.10a R)
By: Russ Walling When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: Man, that's a crappy description. With the classic "Standard Rack" too.

Is this the route with the 1/4" bolt just to the right of Quantum Leap? Bueller?????


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Copenhagen Wall : Quantum Jump (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Love it down low, hate it up high. Anchor is some 1" to 2" cams on the summit over the ridge a bit. Sorta hard to hear your follower at times.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Copenhagen Wall : Butterflies are Free (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Almost like real climbing over a small headwall. Then it is over. First bolt is at your shins when you finally get to it. Odd. OK to do if you are rapping from the anchors above... if not, skip it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Ken Black Memorial Dome : Blackout (5.11a R)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Hard, grainy, and sequential moves around the first bolt. The R rating probably comes from the opportunity to place some really small gear in an overlap, right about the height you could deck from. There is pro available in the horizontal break (1.5" cam and a big nut?) before the second bolt. In-obvious
moves at the second bolt are pretty hard and grainy. Place some more pro in the next horizontal (1" - 2") and then share the anchor with Blackheart. I TR'd it.

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Ken Black Memorial Dome : Blackheart (5.10b)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: This route starts at the large rock scar on the left end of the crag. Some funky moves on poor rock get you past the first bolt and then you can slug in some 1"-2" pro in the horizontal crack. Keep moving up and left past another bolt and easier climbing to some more pro (2" stuff) in the next horizontal.
Two bolts with chains on top. I TR'd it.

note: The Stackhouse beta photo for this little crag is not accurate.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Spicy Pizza (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Good route on interesting terrain. No big crux, but plenty of attention getting moves on real positive holds.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Panzarotti (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Slightly better climbing than the routes to the left. Big holds on a low angle arete.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Deep Dish (5.6)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Didn't seem that hard, but harder than the routes on either side of it. Maybe 5.6C


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