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Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Indecent Exposure Buttress : optical promise (5.11+)
By: Russ Walling When: 6 days ago

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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: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall
By: Russ Walling When: Dec 9, 2014

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Comments: Those are probably gone by tomorrow...


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... (5.12a)
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.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Somewhere n00b : Todd Gordon Memorial Chossy... (5.12a)
By: Russ Walling When: Sep 27, 2014

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Comments: Bolted! Now that is pathetic! The Gordo_Bots strike again!!


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


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : It's a Pisa Pie (5.6)
By: Russ Walling When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: A bit of a squeeze job on a climb anywhere wall. First bolt is about 62" off the ground. Can't miss it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Jerry's Quarry and Lost Pen... : Skyscraper Rock : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: I don't know anything about it save for looking at it the other day.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Jerry's Quarry and Lost Pen... : Skyscraper Rock : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Why is this route not in the route database? I know 4 guys looking to retrobolt it since it looks like it was never finished.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Left Hand of Darkness : Left Hand of Darkness - E. ... : Left Route (5.10a R)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: Pretty good route. Bring a bunch of cams and loooooong extendo runner for the TR.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Left Hand of Darkness : Left Hand of Darkness - E. ... : Right Route (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: Instead of coming in from the right, go up the thin seam for some added hard moves... how hard? Good question. 5.10+ or so? Pro would be real thin on lead. I've always been a TR hero every time I've been over there.

The direct direct 11c way above the roof is silly hard. I'm saying something has broken above the roof. It's desperate and this time out, a demoralizing shut down for me. We used to call the direct direct The Middle Hand of Darkness. (in fact, I'll add it as a route right now... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Middle Cathedral Rock : Bircheff-Williams (5.11b) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: Yosemite Climber

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