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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Ending Crack (5.7 PG13)
By: Sean When: Jul 15, 2016

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Comments: P1 to the shared bolted rap anchor seems approx 130 ft, gauging by the middle mark of a 70


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall)
By: Sean When: Jul 15, 2016

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Comments: at this time of year, the entire east-facing stays in the sun til 3 pm. the low-angled wall allows the overhead and just-past-overhead sun to keep shining on it. then finally into shade for rest of late afternoon


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Running Springs Area : Deep Creek : Aztec Pond : ... : Bottle of Beer (5.8+)
By: Sean When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: south-facing, ie, left around the corner from east-facing 12POP


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Lower Gibraltar
By: Sean When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: Lower Gibraltar indeed lower than Gibraltar Rock, not poorly named. even tho you have to continue uphill on the road past roadside Gibraltar Rock to the Lower Gibraltar pullout, the little trail from there down thru the manzanitas does descend far enough to Lower Gibraltar that, by then, you would be lower than Gibraltar Rock


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Gibraltar Rock : The Ladder (5.6)
By: Sean When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: sit start from beneath to pull up and over the starting roof goes at about 5.9+


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Al's Garage : Triple Delight (5.10b)
By: Sean When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: Mammoth Area Rock Climbs 3rd edition rated this 5.10b, but the newest 4th edition has it at 5.9. gotten much easier in btwn editions? or typo?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Wild Horse Rodeo (5.8)
By: Sean When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: shares anchor with Horse Trader


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Horse Trader (5.9)
By: Sean When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: shares anchor with Wild Horse Rodeo


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Voice's Crag : Alto (5.8+)
By: Sean When: May 21, 2016

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Comments: pro to 2" could suffice too. long extensions for gear anchoring


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Voice's Crag : Hot Cross Buns (5.7)
By: Sean When: May 21, 2016

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Comments: pro to 2" could suffice too. long extensions for gear anchoring


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : North Wonderland Approach : Hidden Dome
By: Sean When: May 21, 2016

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Comments: if going up on hot sunny day to climb in its shade, early morning start would enable hiking up in morning shade on the approach side of the SW-facing rocky slope


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Lower Gibraltar : ... : Photo
By: Sean When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: morning overcast and fog, afternoon sunny and mostly blue sky


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Pep Boys Crag : Fingertip Traverse Of Josh (5.8 PG13)
By: Sean When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: that sounds like the start of Two Guys On The Wrong Climb (5.10c) to adjacent left, as described in JT West: "Begin in an easy right-leaning arch left of FTOJ...." but yeah, either start would connect to the full fingertip traverse


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Anthrax Rock : Fistful of Bush (5.4)
By: Sean When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: fyi, Fistful Of Bush and Mouthful Of Gank are both on the east face of a small outcrop that's part of the much bigger sprawling Anthrax Rock formation. that small outcrop is located at bottom of the main massive formation's SE rocky slope, facing Dinosaur Rock


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Micro Crag : Wired (5.10b)
By: Sean When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: very thin to 0.5", if finishing at the adjacent rap anchor atop The Confessional


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Anthrax Rock : Freddy vs Jason (5.7)
By: Sean When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: thanks, Bob. have condensed the two into the one 2-pitch route


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Dinosaur Rock
By: Sean When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: no rap anchor off of tied block on east end of summit atop Gorga and Nega as of today. could see where one might've been. we just simul-rapped. one person down the frontside face downward to the start of Nega. the other person down the backside to a wide horizontal gully gap, then veering to skier's left down to the NE corner of the base. be careful not to let rope slide into any of the cracks. able to pull rope with not much drag back down the Gorga Nega frontside. we had a 70m rope (for... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Pep Boys Crag : Yabo Phone Home (5.10c)
By: Sean When: Mar 14, 2016

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Comments: single rack of thins up to a #4. krazy kool fun up high, but yeah, the bottom bit def helps build character. walkoff via downscramble to climber's left


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Rock-a-Lot (5.7)
By: Sean When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: the upper and lower Rock Garden Valley (Shorter) walls are all NE facing, ie, shady most of the day. the sun does arc across the sky a lil differently in the summer than in the winter, that these walls get morning sun for longer in the summer than in the winter


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - NE Face : ... : Power Line (5.7)
By: Sean When: Mar 4, 2016

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Comments: if topping out, the walkoff to climber's right near the bottom involves downclimbing moderate but still fairly steep slab. go have a look beforehand. also, the topside anchor bolts to climber's right atop Functional Analysis have no rap rings


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Exorcist (5.10a)
By: Sean When: Feb 20, 2016

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Comments: rap with a 60 is long enough to reach all the way down to the lowest easy loooong ledge just a few ft above ground


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Cowboy Crags : Wisest Crack (5.7)
By: Sean When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: 170 ft from elevated flat starting ledge to the top


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Willit Pillar : ... : Photo
By: Sean When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: near the top, instead of turning straight, should continue up and left via an obvious patina gap, to top out on the left summit. the backside rap anchor is approx under the letter "R"


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Moosedog Tower : ... : Photo (Copy)
By: Sean When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: Tranquility (4) is mis-drawn here, like in some books. delete or correct this beta photo, so that others wouldn't err onto that much harder right slanting crack above the alcove bolts, or have to by then opt for the left slanting 5.8-ish crack? this particular beta photo still exists under the other correctly drawn routes anyway


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Moosedog Tower : Tranquility (5.6)
By: Sean When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: so yeah, above the alcove, the crack to the right, on Tranquility as mis-drawn in some books, is well beyond 5.6


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