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Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Church Bowl > Aunt Fanny's Pantry (5.4)
By: agd When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Route is alright, but nothing special.

WARNING: There is a death block right under the rap tree that looks solid but is most certainly not. This really should be trundled.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Yosemite Falls Area > Sunnyside Bench > Sunnyside Bench Regular Rou... (5.5)
By: agd When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Did this route with my wife on July 28. When looking for a route in the morning on a hot summer day, this is a good choice -- the majority will be shaded, and all the belays have shade.

As for the Pitch 3 5.4 face/jugs climbing variation, contrary to the info there are in fact protection opportunities where it matters -- Yellow TCU fits perfectly in a pin scar. While a tad runout (hardly), you plug the pro before the "crux" move so it feels very safe. I highly recommend going this way -- v... more >>


Location: Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Road > The Bank > Number 1 Super Guy (5.11a) > Photo
By: agd When: Jul 16, 2012

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Comments: You know the bolts are too close together when the draws touch....


Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Suicide Rock
By: agd When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: As always in southern California, watch out for rattlesnakes. I almost stepped on one that was coiled on the approach to Buttress of Cracks. They are very camo'd.


Location: Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recreational Pres... > The Motherlode > Undertow Wall > ... > Photo
By: agd When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: That would be a great pic if it weren't for all the ugly permadraw eye sores.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Buttermilks Main > ... > Photo
By: agd When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: lol


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock > Beautiful (5.5)
By: agd When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: There is no way this is 80 feet. The route is more like 30 feet.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Perin Blanchard > Various > Photo
By: agd When: Jun 17, 2012

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Comments: Awesome looking rock.


Location: Utah > San Rafael Swell > San Rafael Swell - South > Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... > Q Crags > ... > Photo
By: agd When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: That place looks like a pile.


Location: Idaho > East Idaho > Teton Dam (Lower Teton Rive... > The Quarry > Heebie Jeebies (V2) > Photo
By: agd When: Jun 7, 2012

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Comments: Spotter sure is doing a great job...


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Photo
By: agd When: Jun 2, 2012

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Comments: I hope you picked him up and moved him to safety!


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock > Skyline Pinnacle (5.7)
By: agd When: May 25, 2012

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Comments: Anchor Beta: Set the anchor about 20 feet back after topping out. There's a small flake/horn you can sling, as well as a crack to the left of it that will take medium and medium-small cam.

I would not advise using the bird's beak looking rock to set an anchor. While it *seems* totally solid, if it happened to come loose it would have devastating consequences to the ubiquitous groups below.

This route really should NOT be TR'd.


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Glacier Point Apron > Glacier Point Apron - Cente... > ... > Photo
By: agd When: May 6, 2012

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Comments: Very. Looks like an accident waiting to happen.


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Angeles National Forest > Crystal Lake Crag
By: agd When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: Any beta for the approach time from the car? Moving to Pasadena soon and looking for some new spots.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Indian Cove Campground > Feudal Wall > ... > Dum Roodle (5.6)
By: agd When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: First half is better than the second. Decent way to get to the top.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Rattlesnake Canyon > Corral Wall
By: agd When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: A bit more approach beta.... When looking for the above described "notch", look for a distinct V-shaped notch on the horizon in the forward/right direction of the wash that you have been following. No need to make any sharp turns to see this from the wash.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Rattlesnake Canyon > Corral Wall > ... > Corral Crack (5.6)
By: agd When: Mar 12, 2012

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Comments: Wide and dirty crack. I would recommend 3-4 yellow or blue C4s in addition to the standard rack (depending how much you want to sew it up). I found myself without enough gear near the top and had to grab some of my lower-placed pieces...

I found this to be thin hands - I had a tough time with this one.


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock > The Ramp (5.7)
By: agd When: Feb 8, 2012

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Comments: Great route - definitely one of my favoriate at the gorge. Has one committing friction move before placing a small nut. There's an ancient-looking pin to the right before pulling the roof - I usually clip it, but back it up with a yellow C4.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Indian Cove Campground > Moosedog Tower > Tranquility (5.6)
By: agd When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: Fun route.

I'm not sure why people are calling the right-trending crack sandbagged, because it seems a 5.6 seems fitting for Joshua Tree. Maybe a bit heady due to the exposure, but relatively easy moves.

Pretty bad rope drag. Make sure you sling liberally if you take the right-trending crack.

Also, the first 60 feet or so (until you get to the bolt), while easy climbing, has minimal placement opportunities. Might freak out a new leader who isn't used to climbing above their gear.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Indian Cove > Indian Cove Campground > Feudal Wall > ... > Scaramouch (5.2)
By: agd When: Dec 30, 2011

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Comments: Feels like fourth class. Not worth doing, unless you need a quick way to the top. I only placed one piece in the first section and climbed up to the bolt anchor on top of Swishbah.

I don't think this is a good first trad lead because of the lack of placement opportunities.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Top Rope Projecting - Opinion PleaseSport ClimbingagdNov 4, 2015
re: Joshua Tree Any info on first time camping and top rope, with a wife and baby. Southern CaliforniaagdOct 23, 2015
re: Joshua Tree Any info on first time camping and top rope, with a wife and baby. Southern CaliforniaagdOct 17, 2015
re: Best Jobs for ClimbersGeneral ClimbingagdOct 12, 2015
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