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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on wedlock.

Me on wedlock.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Wedlock (5.11a)

Nov 23, 2009

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Waltzing Worm from below with Young ...

Looking up at Waltzing Worm from below with Young Frankenstein seen just to the left.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Waltzing Worm (5.12a)

Jan 12, 2009

Contributed Comments


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : GCNP : Zoroaster Temple : NE Arete (5.9+)
By: snowey When: Dec 2, 2011

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Comments: Building on what ZoomLoco said. This peak is beautiful and definitely a good (but doable) challenge to do in a day. I should mention though that stretching it out into 3 long pitches required a bit of simulclimbing on the first pitch. (15 ft or so)

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Imaginary Voyage Formation : Imaginary Voyage (5.10d) : Photo
By: snowey When: Sep 14, 2009

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Comments: How did this turn out?

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Isles in the Sky : Wedlock (5.11a)
By: snowey When: Apr 27, 2009

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Comments: Awesome Route and BEST RAPPEL AT JOSHUA TREE!!!

The scramble off the chockstone looked a bit sketchy so we simul-rappelled off either side of the chockstone. The chockstone is fully suspended so your rappel is completely free hanging.
If you are not comfortable with this technique, you can lower the first person and have them stay tied in and function as a counter weight while you rappel off the other side on a single strand.

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Super Creeps Wall : Waltzing Worm (5.12a)
By: snowey When: Jan 25, 2009

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Comments: If using the correct sequence the bottom roof goes at 5.11b or so. Now that the flake is gone, the top part is the desperate part.

Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Glacier Point Apron : Goodrich Pinnacle-Right Sid... (5.9)
By: snowey When: Jun 13, 2008

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Comments: Connect this with Galactic Hitchhiker for a wonderful 20+ pitch day.

Location: CA : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Milkbar Boulder : Milkbar (5.8+)
By: snowey When: May 8, 2008

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Comments: Fun climbing that is not entirely trivial. Kind of low angle with good friction. If you are going to lead it, all you need is a couple of yellow TCUs and a couple of blue TCUs to be very well protected.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Incredible Hand Crack (5.10)
By: snowey When: Mar 25, 2008

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Comments: Oh my god. This climb is sooo much fun. I want to mate with the Incredible Handcrack and make baby IHCs that will hopefully resemble the original.
The wear and tear of climbers is taking its toll on this route so get on it soon.

In the Kalymnos guidebook under the entry for the route Trela it quotes a spanish climber as saying "Oh my god, how could I have existed without having done this climb". IHC might be considered the crack climbers equivalent.

Ok, maybe I am exagerating it a litt... more >>

Location: CA : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Masters of the Universe : Elephant's Trunk (5.10a V0+)
By: snowey When: Mar 10, 2008

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Comments: If you sit start on the crack, it probably adds a letter grade or two of difficulty.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Critic's Choice : Belly Full of Bad Berries (5.13a)
By: snowey When: Nov 20, 2007

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Comments: Katie and Cedar

Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Keeler Needle : Harding Route (5.10+)
By: snowey When: Sep 24, 2007

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Comments: TR with some beta here:

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (a) Northeast Buttress : Y Crack Buttress : The Y Crack (5.10b)
By: snowey When: Jul 23, 2007

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Comments: I thought this climb was really fun. Jumped on it after getting annoyed waiting for Whodunit. Reminded me a little of Illusion Dweller.
As opposed to the guy in the picture, I took the left start.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12-)
By: snowey When: Apr 6, 2007

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Comments: Best route I have ever done at the red rocks or otherwise.

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: snowey When: Mar 6, 2007

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Comments: I started from the right and was able to protect the move into the crack with a bomber nut and a gray TCU clipped to the nut as a directional. I probably wouldn't have even placed the gray TCU if it weren't for all the talk about this route being dangerous. I suppose Randy's warning is at least somewhat effective.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Refried Brains (5.9)
By: snowey When: Feb 11, 2007

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Comments: This route was pretty challenging and incredibly fun. We had a great time on it. Unfortunately the beta in the swain book was a bit misleading and I ended up having to downclimb most of the 6th pitch.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : South Face : Jubilant Song (5.8)
By: snowey When: Feb 11, 2007

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Comments: This was an awesome route. The roof traverse is an incredibly aesthetic line and a great photo op.

When we were there we did not see a single person in the entire canyon: a welcome change after doing crimson chrysalis the previous day.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: snowey When: Feb 11, 2007

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Comments: I didn't think this route was that good either. There were a ton of bolts on it often times when there was a perfectly good crack within reach. Also, we didn't think any of the moves warranted 5.9 or 5.8+ rating. It was kind of a straightforward climb and not very committing seeing as there are rap anchors at every belay.

Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Pullharder goes to MongoliaGeneral ClimbingsnoweyNov 30, 2009
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re: jtree backcountry climbing questionsSouthern CaliforniasnoweyDec 12, 2008
re: Wanna play a game?General ClimbingsnoweyNov 11, 2008
Lost 4 camalot on Crack Attack - Battle of the Bulge ButtressSouthern Utah DesertssnoweyNov 20, 2007
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