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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Unas Slayer of the Gods

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Cracked Tower

Nov 9, 2010

Contributed Photos

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Unas climbs the green line in this photo. Photo by C. Miller.

Unas climbs the green line in this photo. Photo by C. Miller.

CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Unas Slayer of the Gods (5.11a)

Nov 9, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Fizz (5.10b)
By: Stormeh When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Didn't find much choss on it. Thought it was a great route, relatively sustained (but you can find rests often.)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Future Games Rock : Invisibility Lessons (5.9) : Photo
By: Stormeh When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Geez. It's not.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Castle Rock Area : ... : Zorro (5.10a)
By: Stormeh When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: My opinion, this climb is awful. The climbing up to the roof is actually ok, but semi-difficult to pro. The jamming isn't great so liebacking is probably your best bet, making the inobvious pro difficult and pumpy to place. Once you make it to the roof, you are greeted with some of the dirtiest rock you will encounter in your life. The rock becomes chossy, meaning you will be thinking hard about whether or not that cam will blow should your foot pop off of the lichen and dirt covered holds.

Sta... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Castle Rock Area : ... : Cryptology (5.10b)
By: Stormeh When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: Wow, this is a great climb! How did this gem of a climb not get established earlier? The climb follows a discontinuous left leaning crack system which provides fantastic crimps, with good, somewhat sloping feet reminiscent of Josh as the description states.

Highly recommended! If this were longer it'd be an area classic up there with Knightline.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Castle Rock Area : ... : Damsel in Distress (5.9)
By: Stormeh When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: This would be a pretty fun route if not for the god-awful 2nd bolt placement. The route would require no trad gear if the 2nd bolt was 3-4 inches lower-- allowing one to clip from the stance-- unless you wanted to protect the 5.0 climbing between bolt 2 and 3.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Rubble Row : Tailspin (5.10a)
By: Stormeh When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: One of my few bombs on MP. Seriously, only do this route if you really love climbing through bird shit, and lots of it. 5.nothing climbing leads to 2 moves of funky 5.10, where more 5.nothing climbing through the aforementioned shit gets you to oddly placed anchors. Good times?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Locomotion Rock : Snnfchtt (5.8+)
By: Stormeh When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: The start is definitely harder than 5.8. I thought it was harder than any of the moves on the 10b to the right of it, for what it's worth. I also though moving from the stance below the crack was harder than 8.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - NE Face : ... : Power Line (5.7)
By: Stormeh When: Jan 30, 2012

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Comments: I thought this route was terrible. First off: Lots of bat/bird shit immediately left of the route. Additionally, terrible rock quality means bad pro, and I didn't feel at all comfortable tackling the steeper head wall with a microcam or nut in rotting, dark rock. Instead I cut left to the bolts to finish up on the anchors of those slab routes, which are much better (albeit harder) than Power Line. Bomb. Seriously, pass on this route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Group Campsites Road : Group Campsite 2 : Klettervergnugen (5.9)
By: Stormeh When: Dec 29, 2011

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Comments: Significantly harder than 5.9, imo, and as noted above, the bolts do not inspire confidence. The hanger on the bottom bolt is pretty mangled. Bomb. Might be 1 star if the bolts were better, but still, I think a grade of 10a/b is fair. Or I just really suck at slab.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Skinny Dip (5.7 R)
By: Stormeh When: Oct 31, 2011

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Comments: Tried this route on lead for the first time in 3 years and couldn't fit through. 3 years ago when I did it, I fit through but had no rack on me as I was on TR. Probably also skinnier then. FYI, I am 5'10 150lbs and couldn't do it. I have fairly broad shoulders and chest though, but still, you do need to be skinny. Bailed off the bolt to the right of the orifice.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : El Camino Real (5.10a)
By: Stormeh When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: Bolt 3 of pitch 2 is missing a hanger.

Today while following P2 imagine my surprise when I approach bolt #2 to find a quickdraw dangling with a hanger at the bottom. I guess while bringing me up the nut popped off bolt #3 somehow (must have been loose from dozens of other parties before us?) and the hanger and quickdraw slid down to bolt #2.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northwest Recess : The Consolation (5.9)
By: Stormeh When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: A good route with a hard crux. I thought placing gear at the top of the double cracks was the real crux, as it's pumpy and tiring to place from the admittedly good jams.

After the third pitch went right-ish to try to join the Long Climb. This is my 2nd time on the upper half of the Long Climb and I still couldn't find the "downward pointing flake." I climbed around broken terrain finally ending up on top of a block with faded green rap slings around it. From here I traversed almost exactly righ... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Mounds : Eff Eight (5.8)
By: Stormeh When: Jun 6, 2011

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Comments: You are correct randy. I'm glad you left this route out of your classics guide.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Mounds : Eff Eight (5.8)
By: Stormeh When: Jun 5, 2011

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Comments: I can't even believe this thing is in the classics book. I gave it one star...was tempted to bomb it, but it certainly is memorable: you will never work so hard for 10 feet of climbing on another 5.8 in your life. The initial jugs lure you into a false sense of security and then the awkward OW happens. You'll be curse the lack of any reasonable left feet and grunt your way to the top, only to find misplaced bolts or a wide crack to build an anchor.

When you finish the route you can't help but l... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Rock Candy (5.9)
By: Stormeh When: Apr 18, 2011

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Comments: I would say all of 10a, and quite serious as well. When compared to Loose Lady, you have to call this thing 10a, and the pro is worse as well. Very sustained. Great route!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : The Sound of One Shoe Tappi... (5.8)
By: Stormeh When: Mar 31, 2011

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Comments: The slab section is fairly easy, I agree not consistent with Josh 5.8, but the runout makes you think for sure.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : The Slab (5.8 R)
By: Stormeh When: Dec 16, 2010

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Comments: I mistakenly got on this instead of the desired Fingertrip. *Phew*...rough. The strenuous laybacking with few good rest stances means gear is scarce. I give it a 5.8+ R rating. I know stronger climbers might disagree with me about the R, but this definitely isn't a climber for a novice. It seems to me that many climbers mistake this for Fingertrip and get in over their heads, seeing as how I saw 2 bail pieces on the route when I did it. Probably a good place to booty gear, actually.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side : Jughead (5.10a)
By: Stormeh When: Nov 22, 2010

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Comments: Unless I missed one, only 2 bolts are on the route now, protecting the crux well but nothing above it. I kind of wish there was a 3rd. Only saw 1 chicken head good enough to sling, but it was a fair ways above the 2nd bolt.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Thanks to whoever grabbed my shoes/gear at the Hogsback!Northern CaliforniaStormehAug 25, 2014
re: Cam+Sling left on the Chauvinist @ Tahquitz Rock...Southern CaliforniaStormehSep 21, 2011
re: Cam+Sling left on the Chauvinist @ Tahquitz Rock...Southern CaliforniaStormehSep 21, 2011
Cam+Sling left on the Chauvinist @ Tahquitz Rock...Southern CaliforniaStormehSep 21, 2011
re: Black Diamond Aspect Climbing Harness **FAILURE** warning long postClimbing Gear DiscussionStormehJun 29, 2011
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