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Member Since: Dec 13, 2010
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the crux. (photo by Rima Mahal)

Pulling the crux. (photo by Rima Mahal)

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ball Bearing (5.10a)

Jan 26, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: VM

VM

The People of Mountain Proj... : Vitaliy : JTree

Oct 21, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side : Big Moe (5.11a R)
By: Vitaliy When: Mar 11, 2015

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Dave Mayville "Too-Strong" doing a lap on Big Moe in approach shoes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side : ... : Photo
By: Vitaliy When: Jan 26, 2015

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Comments: bad ass!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side : Effigy Too (5.10a/b)
By: Vitaliy When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: As of December 15 2013 - someone broke the key hold (little triangular hold) which was crucial for the opening sequence of moves.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : Funny Bone (5.8-)
By: Vitaliy When: Aug 15, 2013

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Right On (5.6 PG13)
By: Vitaliy When: Aug 13, 2013

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - East Side : Effigy Too (5.10a/b)
By: Vitaliy When: Jun 4, 2013

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: Vitaliy When: Jun 4, 2013

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Tiny Tots Rock : Dinky Doinks (5.8)
By: Vitaliy When: Jun 4, 2013

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : The Sound of One Shoe Tappi... (5.8)
By: Vitaliy When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: Strange bolt placements - no bolts at the cruxes - plenty of bolts where you don't need them. 60m is just enough to setup TR on this and W.A.C. Excellent friction - better than Swing Low.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area : Phantom (5.13- R) : Photo
By: Vitaliy When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: I saw the guy in the picture running laps soloing Big Moe in JTree on 4/17/2011. What's his name?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S... : Rock Candy (5.9+)
By: Vitaliy When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: The direct start is a strenuous under-cling to a reachy tiny hold with very slippery foot holds. I tried it on TR and failed numerous times, Dave Mayville [too-strong] cruised right through the direct start and said it was just a 10d :)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : ... : Photo
By: Vitaliy When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: what's the second standing on? The base is way lower ...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Locomotion Rock : Jumping Jehosephat (5.7)
By: Vitaliy When: Oct 11, 2011

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Comments: Led this route since Leaping Leaner was taken, setup a TR with a 50ft extendo -- not a great idea. Rap from Leaping Leaner bolts -- it's easy to get to but go through the back to reach it -- it's a fairly easy 8ft crack that gets you right in the notch where Leaping Leaner terminates.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Locomotion Rock : Leaping Leaner (5.7)
By: Vitaliy When: Oct 11, 2011

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Comments: Awesome route to practice crack climbing skills. Hard to protect start (it was originally done by leaping from a bolder above) so let someone competent at 5.9 lead it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Hidden Tower : Sail Away (5.8-)
By: Vitaliy When: Oct 4, 2011

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Comments: Fully committing to reach each stance was the key for me to make it a solid lead. On my first lead here I tried to place pro midway through a move and it was a nightmare. Bottom line: find the stances and it's enjoyable, blow/not reach them and it's a scary lead.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : Funny Bone (5.8-)
By: Vitaliy When: Oct 4, 2011

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Comments: Excellent route, great warmup for the 5.10s next to it. Lots of foot holds that are not obvious at first but once discovered they make it very easy and a solid lead.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : ... : Photo
By: Vitaliy When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: it's easier to cross over few steps lower -- there's a good foot-hold out left (on top of the flake you are stepping over to).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - East Face : Toe Jam (5.7)
By: Vitaliy When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: Lower section (undercling) has a stuck stopper, huge footholds everywhere. One move before last (at the top) will get your attention if you are not used to trusting your feet (slippery 5.7). Don't get stuck in the crack on that section -- lots of foot/hand holds to be found to the left.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : North Wonderland Approach : ... : The Chief (5.5)
By: Vitaliy When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: There are two options to top-out: to the right bypassing the "summit" block (easy) and going slightly left on the top of the "summit" block following the crack (one 5.7 move). #3 + #2 C4 for the natural gear anchor.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : North Wonderland Approach : ... : The Chief (5.5)
By: Vitaliy When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: Bolts at the top (and in-route) are gone as of SEP-25-2011.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Increasing ankle/calf/foot strength.Training ForumVitaliyDec 13, 2010

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Rock Candy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...

Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - West Face

Pope's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face

Big Moe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - South Side

Touch and Go 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Touch and Go Face

Voie Frison-Roche 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Europe : France : ... : Le Brévent

The Chameleon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face

Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face

Clean and Jerk 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas...

Mental Physics 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lenticular Dome

Wild Sex 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Europe : Greece : ... : Infrared Wall

Pornokini 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Europe : Greece : ... : Infrared Wall

Remember Wadi Rum 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Europe : Greece : ... : Main Wall

Frapagalo 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Europe : Greece : ... : Secret Garden

Ricounet 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Europe : Greece : ... : Secret Garden

DNA 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Europe : Greece : ... : Grande Grotta

The Eye 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock

Double Dip 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - West Face

Funny Bone 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Snickers - North Face

Sail Away 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Tower

Leaping Leaner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Locomotion Rock

Ball Bearing 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - East Face

Double Dogleg 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...

Young Lust 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...

Cakewalk 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Upper Freeway Wall

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