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Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Sandy Corridor : Chrysler Crack (5.9) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: That hex came right out of the extruder at Chouinard. They cut them to stock size after the fact. This one is one of a kind I would think.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Jun 12, 2016

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Comments: No helmet??? The shame!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Power Squeeze (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: Maybe that left most route is "Buckys on the Road Again"... seemed hard for 5.9+. Rated 11b in the Strassman guide and listed as a TR. Maybe it got bolted? I'll check it out, but I think you are right.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : Hideout West
By: Russ Walling When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: Maybe that left most route is "Buckys on the Road Again"... seemed hard for 5.9+. Rated 11b in the Strassman guide and listed as a TR. Maybe it got bolted? I'll check it out, but I think you are right.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Stem Gem (V4)
By: Russ Walling When: May 24, 2016

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Comments: That up and left run and jump was done decades ago. It used to be a quasi favorite that has fallen out of favor. Probable FA by John Yablonski, and I've even done it in the same time frame. Had to be like in 1981 or so. The one even further left where you jump off the boulder to the series of solution pockets is a good one too.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Roadside Rocks Bouldering : JBMF Boulders : ... : JBMFP (V5)
By: Russ Walling When: May 5, 2016

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Comments: Prolly the aftermath of those drytoolers from Pacoima.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Loveland : Vector Rock : The Vicar (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Jim Boone and Keith loeber, I believe..but I am not sure....

haha! um.... ok..... if you guys say so! (wink wink)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Loveland : Vector Rock : The Vicar (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Who did the FA?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Lower Gorge : ... : Bonus Features (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 27, 2016

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Comments: Adding pins is just bad policy. If you are doing it for some safety or pussification reason, just put in a bolt. Pins are a BS safety addition since they frequently fall out, usually when someone is really counting on them. I've seen it a hundred times on routes all over the place... suspect pins on a bolted line, in a bolt heavy area. It makes no sense. Just Sloanify™™ the damn thing and be done with it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Big Hunk : Poker Face : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: With that kind of bolt spacing I would think a helmet should be mandatory.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Chocolate Pocket (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 10, 2016

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Comments: Good job on the Camo! Worth at least a letter grade ;)


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 17 - This and That Cliff : This and That (5.10c) : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Damn!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: All time account of Yabo's Spiderline free solo...

Bachar sez:
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : ... : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: All time account of Yabo's Spiderline free solo...

Bachar sez:
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : Spider Line (5.11d)
By: Russ Walling When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: All time account of Yabo's Spiderline free solo...

Bachar sez:
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Erosion sure has changed the look of the Captain since I was around those parts...!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Capricorn Wall : Happy Cappys (5.11a)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Good route with much better holds than they look at first glance. Crux up a couple of bolts or so with a quasi big move between good holds.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Capricorn Wall : Dec. 29 (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: No big shutdown moves, but I thought this was more sustained than the very similar and close route to the left Capricorn.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Capricorn Wall : Capricorn (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Punchy low crux leads to easier climbing above.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Capricorn Wall : Wounded Knee (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Fun little route.

The old guide ties the route name to The Wounded Knee Massacre that occurred on December 29, 1890. Seems like a theme for entire wall. I wonder what secret lies in the name Happy Cappy??


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Peanut Butter & Chocolate (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: #5 bolt
#5 bolt


That rib of rock on the left of the bolt is the spine breaker. When clipped into the hanger the biner gets trapped under the rib and can't rotate freely or rides on top of the rib. NBD as long as you don't fall ;)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Towers of Uncertainty : Two Bolt Rock
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: 33°57'57.4"N 116°05'04.5"W


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Peanut Butter & Chocolate (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: A man of action!!! Got to say though... if there was bolts all over that thing I would have been bored to tears.

If you really want to make it so all us old duffers have even more fun, here is something to think about:
Put a smooth pull station at the top for frontside rapping and....
Fix the bolt #5 location and turn it into a mid station so a reasonable rap off the formation is possible with one rope.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Chocolate Pocket (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: Due to some typical miscommunication, the bolts weren't camo'd beforehand, but should be sufficiently hidden in a few weeks. And no, the route left of Tall Wall wasn't me; it was that kid who stole your shovel...

hahahaha! That Bastard!!!!

It was the only route over there we didn't do. The hangers were too bright. ;)
edit: we did not try the "unknown" one on the left side of the canyon either.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Pocket-saurus (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Feb 12, 2016

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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.


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