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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Cool shot, eye catching. Seems to undersell how high the overhanging climbing is, but visually it's neat.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall : Nobody Walks in LA (5.9)
By: Will S When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: The climbing is fun enough, but I found a few sections of poor rock quality. Might be cleaner now, this was many years ago, but I tossed off a few loose things when I did it around 2006.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : West Bell Tower : Ring That Bell (5.13b R) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jan 1, 2016

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Comments: Love this shot.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: That's me, just saw this pic for the first time years after the fact. I wonder what ever happened to that shirt? It was a woman's top, I originally found it somewhere, wore it for a year, left it somewhere. Easy come, easy go.


Location: CA : Photo
By: Will S When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: I've got a framed version of this on my living room wall, and even now when it pops up on MP I still take a long look. We miss you Blitzo!


Location: GA : Lost Wall : Samurai (5.10c/d)
By: Will S When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: This is pretty light for the grade. Not much actual offwidth technique required, save for about two cruxy moves coming out of the A-frame. Good pitch, fun climbing.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Regular Route (5.9) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: HOWS DA WEDDER?


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Anarchy : Pocket Rocket (V5)
By: Will S When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: In the original, stapled paper, brown cover little bitty guide from the mid 90s, this was rated V6, but as everyone says the rating is almost meaningless as it's just a long huck between good holds.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Beginner's Three (5.3)
By: Will S When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Story time: Around 2007 I was climbing full time, living in Josh. Went into the park early, no coffee, and booted up at the base of this for a morning of soloing. Wiped the crust out of my eyes, plugged a handjam, a little too relaxed, stood up, reached for the next jam...and fell out, landing on my ass. Well, that woke me up. Went on to solo about 15 pitches that day. Never let your guard down, even the easy ones can bite you.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Lost Boulders : ... : Deliverance (V8)
By: Will S When: Jun 24, 2015

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Lower Merced River Canyon : 5 - Short Circuit Boulder : Short Circuit (5.11d) : Photo
By: Will S When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: At first, I was distracted by the molester mustache and 80s glasses, then I noticed...holy shit, he's barefoot! Makes me hurt just looking at it.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : Boulder Basin : King Kong : ... : Courier Flight (aka Bull Du... (V6)
By: Will S When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Really nice one. Powerful movement and interesting body positions. Taller people may find it easy for the rating. Only thing that keeps it from being a 4 star classic is length.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Photo
By: Will S When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: The original print of this shot now lives on my fireplace mantle. RIP Blitzo, we miss you.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Pud Saddler Rock : Three Men and a Baby (5.12a/b) : Photo
By: Will S When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: Is that Da Simpleton in a construction hardhat belaying?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Camp 4 Boulders : ... : Bates Problem (V4)
By: Will S When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: Doesn't see much traffic because it feels really sandbagged for V4 and is tweaky/thin and a tad awkward on the first moves. Being tall helps.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : Golden Showers (V4-5) : Photo
By: Will S When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: It's Sandstone. Bullet hard, amazing sandstone. So wild to see this stuff like 22+ years after we were going in there pre-crashpad days when you might have a scrap of carpet to wipe your shoes on, nobody had ever heard of crash pads and the bouldering explosion was another 5-8 years away.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : The Sickle (5.10c) : Photo
By: Will S When: Apr 16, 2013

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Comments: You forgot to turn off the tilt-shift setting.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: Cool shot, caught my eye only to blow it up and say "hey, I know dat guy".


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Great shot...lighting, facial expression, this one really works. One day she is gonna break out this pic and tell the grandkids "now THIS is a deltoid"


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - East Face : The Persian Room (5.13a)
By: Will S When: Mar 13, 2013

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Comments: Heard from a friend last night that the fixed stopperhead pulled out on him a week or two ago. No big deal, you can easily put in a directional right below where the stopperhead was (about a foot down, orange TCU).


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Left Wall : Photo
By: Will S When: Feb 28, 2013

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Comments: Great shot, I'd have that on my wall if I'd taken it.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Slab City : Slab City (Left) : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Aha! It's hard to keep all that choss straight in my little pea brain.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Slab City : Slab City (Left) : ... : Photo
By: Will S When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Hmm, I don't even remember this route...but that is indeed me. Chris, is this that dirty pile I broke holds on and whipped?


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Slab City : Slab City (Right) : Pleasure Dome (5.10b)
By: Will S When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: Super-contrived squeeze job that wanders all over to remain at the rating. Crosses the 5.7 route (which starts to the right), but it's not completely obvious where to cross as the bolt lines are very close together for a ways.

Rock quality is good...which is about the only good thing about this one. Not even really functional as a warmup. Skip this one and move on to something better.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : Hound Rock : Crescent Wrench (5.10d)
By: Will S When: Dec 13, 2012

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Comments: Too much beta alert: Recommend multiple 1" pieces (i.e. 2x orange metolius tcus are nice to have). I've led this a couple of times (after having followed it previously), and while the tech crux is about midway, the redpoint crux is probably the last move going left before the finishing jug. What makes this kind of hard for the grade is that the pro takes a little work to place from less than restful positions and isn't always the most inspiring (adequate, though). For such a short route, by the ... more >>


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