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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: International : Africa : Kenya : Photo
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I went here, but I'm not sure about climbing this.... might want to be careful as to who sees you do it as I could see some of the locals not taking kindly. Looks epic, but dirty (& wide!!!) Would love a report if you know people who have been up it.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Kingdom of Zilch
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Kingdom of Zilch rocks! Offers the easiest access to a wide range of climbs. 5-10 min approach from the parking lot. Sun in the morning, shade in the afternoon. Many opportunities to esacpe the sun regardless of time of day.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Kingdom of Zilch : Sci-Fi wall : Chimney Crack (5.6)
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Kind of an ackward start, but a fun interesting route that allows the climber to stem out in the chimney when you get a bit higher in the crack. I set an anchor right at the top of the crack using BD 0.75 & 1 (or something about that size) instead of jacking around with the wide horizontals that surround the top as I've known some to do. You can decend quickly with an ackward roll/crawl through the gap to the climbers right from the top.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : News Wall : No Sweat (5.5)
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Very easy access scramble to the top of the Sweat climbs, this thing is no 5.5. Don't make this your first lead... too soft!


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : News Wall : Sweat (5.7)
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Fantastic easy crack!! As mentioned above, the wider section in the beginning can be overcome by getting in deep and using the flake/layback, but why not hone your technique on this low angle beauty? Especially for aspiring crackheads-- lead it, set a TR and work it. Get a feel for fists and then slam some jams!


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : News Wall : Pro Sweat (5.9)
By: Tommy G. When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Opens with somewhat powerful moves up and over the flake to the first bolt with delicate moves following above. Great, well protected route paired with Sweat as a warmup. Go do Runamuck after this!


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Little Dome : Kingdom of Zilch : Lower Balcony : Breaking Out (V0+)
By: Tommy G. When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Proximity to the campsite and low crux makes this a good evening post-dinner jaunt. 1st couple of moves may offer some resistance.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : The Shield : Runamuck (5.7+ R)
By: Tommy G. When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Great line along the arch! It was a bit wet for a few feet towards the end of the arch, but it rained the previous day.

I got in one questionable piece (small offset) in the "dihedral" between the arch and the headwall, but would not have wanted to fall on it. When in doubt...


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Freshman Mountain : Viejos Huevos (5.9)
By: Tommy G. When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: Short, but shady in the summer after late morning. Harder than it looks, but has some great thin fingers. Access top via chimney/cave through and opening to the left or walk off to the right.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Freshman Mountain : Mirage (5.9+ PG13)
By: Tommy G. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Good route, but the start forces you to go up the base of a tree a bit. Kind of pumpy, but there are good jams all the way and the OW up top really doesn't require OW skills. For better or worse.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Freshman Mountain : Ivy League (5.10d)
By: Tommy G. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Short, but full on throughout. Solid yet strenuous jamming up to a fist or two up top makes this a great route. Shade starting in the late morning for those hot summer days.


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Freshman Mountain
By: Tommy G. When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Mirage Wall & Yellow Pages get summer shade starting late morning through the day.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Rock Candy Mountain : M & Ms Plain (5.9)
By: Tommy G. When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: I've climbed this using only the crack and also by stemming over to M & Ms Peanut. I thought the stemming was a bit easier, but made it more interesting and memorable.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Beck's Bet (5.7)
By: Tommy G. When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: If you run across the ledge real fast, jump into the upper crack section, and forget the ledge ever happened, this is a great jam!


Location: International : Africa : Kenya : Photo
By: Tommy G. When: Jun 18, 2013

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Comments: Yes indeed!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Big Sur : Slate's Spire : Regular Route (5.5 R)
By: Tommy G. When: Jun 17, 2013

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Comments: Have to disagree about the rock being shit. Choss pile? C'mon guys. Was not that dirty either, especially considering the context.

Real fun excursion!! Went at probably 1' tide level or so and was up to my waist and then some. I had alpine draws with me and slung something before the first bolt, but the climbing is easier than it looks and super cruiser.

I didn't pull onto the top due to a nest full of baby seagulls. I was getting heavily dive bombed by seriously pissed off gul... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : La Reina (5.9)
By: Tommy G. When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: The start got my attention, but it seemed to ease from there. The flakes were a bit suspect, but not super scary or anything. I can understand them being more disconcerting on a solo. I just tossed my rope at the top of the crack and ran the belay strand over that to avoid it getting sucked down. Worthwhile tick.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Calcutta (5.8)
By: Tommy G. When: Feb 3, 2013

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Comments: If you climb this with some finesse, I think it's more in line with the grade. I thought it was great fun.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Johnson Canyon : Canyon Entrance Routes : ... : Chute the Moon (5.6)
By: Tommy G. When: Feb 3, 2013

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Comments: Haha, fun one to run up if you're back here. Good friction/mental practice.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Outward Bound Slab : Tres Fun (5.10a)
By: Tommy G. When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: Somewhat awkward start leads to a short steep section, some fun jams throughout. Worthwhile.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Outward Bound Slab : One For The Road (5.10a)
By: Tommy G. When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: Protects pretty easily & well with small gear. Looks a bit sketch from the ground. A few fully fun moves, but too short. Tres Fun (p2 .10a above) is worth going up for if you're in the area.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Outward Bound Slab : Mom For The Road (5.7+)
By: Tommy G. When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: Worthwhile if you are climbing in the area, lots of sun. Turning over the roof is fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Kemosabe (5.10a)
By: Tommy G. When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Memorable climbing. I didn't want to fall above that over hang. Gear was somewhat sobering, but more than adequate.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Zigzag (5.9+)
By: Tommy G. When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: A few years ago on a real cold January day I decided to warm up on this route. I casually headed into the chimney and desperate 5.10b seems about right. I'm sure there have been many unsuspecting victims over the years. Made for a memorable climb! Glad I got suckered in.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : The Flake (5.8)
By: Tommy G. When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: I have wanted to get on this for a while. Seeing someone on the top slab is pretty crazy looking from Park Road! Pretty awesome. Get yo' chimney on.
Crazy wind up top :/
Chimney is the crux.

Figure out a belay from inside the pit to avoid buffeting on a windy day. Starts and ends memorably.


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