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Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Sherwood forest > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Ha! I actually painted two yellow lines from the parking to this problem... hopefully people can find it.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Lake Ramona > North Slope > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: 6 days ago

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Comments: AJ, why didn't you just pick that wedge up and move it over?


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Sherwood forest > Little John (5.11)
By: Ben May When: Jan 3, 2018

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Comments: So is triangle boulder and Little John boulder the same? How do you get there? Thanks.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Seminar Wall Area > Dudley's Crack (5.11)
By: Ben May When: Jan 2, 2018

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Comments: I’ve walked past this too many times. Next time I’m there I’ll give it a go. Looks super fun. Around the corner to the south is Lizard Corner so that makes sense that it’d be called Lizard Crack (whichever came first, respectively).


Location: Colorado > Estes Park Valley > Grand Lake > Bada Bing, Bada Boom, and S... (V4 PG13)
By: Ben May When: Jan 1, 2018

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Comments: Calling all administrators....


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Descanso Wall > Descanso Boulders > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 28, 2017

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Comments: Question is... was he able to solo Stay Thirsty? Now THAT would be impressive. Hehehehe


Location: Arizona > Central Arizona > **Prescott Areas > *Prescott Area Bouldering* > Senators Highway Areas, Gro... > ... > Frogger (V3)
By: Ben May When: Dec 28, 2017

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Comments: Did the sit start on the lowest sloper. Crux is the awkward but rewarding toe hook and big reach for the top. Very fun.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Uncertainty Principle Area > 10a on the Outside (5.11c)
By: Ben May When: Dec 22, 2017

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Comments: Landing is an ankle breaker. Pad carefully or don't fall if bouldering. I decided to give it a pass since I was solo.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Seminar Wall Area > Lizard Corner (V4-)
By: Ben May When: Dec 22, 2017

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Comments: I was able to safely down climb by scrambling down to the knob then scooting climber's left to some decent edges where you can lower and drop to a smooth boulder below. It stung the heels so a pad would have been nice. Gotta train my dog to move pads.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > The Cave Area > Manuel's Horror (5.10a/b)
By: Ben May When: Dec 22, 2017

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Comments: Bouldered this today... some cut rope stuck in the crack at the top. Didn't seen to interfere with the jammin'.


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Eagle Peak > Right Wall > No Toucho Randino (5.12b)
By: Ben May When: Dec 21, 2017

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Comments: Shane McNichol snagged the second ascent soon after the FA. I never got the clean ascent but did belay Randy without him falling so yeah... I’m that good.


Location: Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... > Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... > 7 - Upper Highway > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 19, 2017

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Comments: Beautiful chunk of rock... wish it were in San Diego ; )


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > The Cave Area > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 17, 2017

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Comments: I just worked this yesterday... I was going for the faker holds up and right forever before just throwing for that hold straight above the start.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Mount Woodson > The Cave Area > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 15, 2017

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Comments: Is the climb above the pad Brooke's Shield? What's the grade?


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Glorietta Canyon
By: Ben May When: Dec 11, 2017

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Comments: Looks rad! I'll venture out there this January. My wife and I are staying at that Palm Canyon resort which is literally right there.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Lake Ramona > North Slope > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 7, 2017

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Comments: Only kidding. Dude crushes.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Lake Ramona > North Slope > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 7, 2017

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Comments: He tried just this one day. It didn’t go well. He’s still in therapy. Thoughts and prayers.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Lake Ramona > The Ridgeline > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 4, 2017

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Comments: Let me know! It's a total beat down getting up there for a full day of climbing... and I love it.


Location: California > San Diego County > North San Diego County > Lake Ramona > Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 3, 2017

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Comments: Sent.


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Descanso Wall
By: Ben May When: Dec 3, 2017

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Comments: Hey David. It is a really nice local crag... happy to see people out there cranking. Peter's drawings are about as thorough as the beta gets. Getting these routes up on MP would be fantastic. Let me know if you're ever looking for a belay!


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Valley of the Moon > Gravity Wall > Heats on (5.10d)
By: Ben May When: Nov 7, 2017

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Comments: The old Kennedy Hubbard guide has it as bolts to shuts. The rating in the book is just 5.10 so this could be a different route, tho the description looks to be a perfect match. How was the rock quality on this route? Anything going up that big cave?


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Valley of the Moon > Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 7, 2017

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Comments: 1 - Hawk Rock Area
2 - The Fortress Area
3 - The Tombstone Area
4 - Lost Valley Area
5 - Leaning Tower Area
6 - Boot Hill Area
7 - Treasure Chest
8 - Headbanger Wall
9 - A pound of Flesh
10 - Arch Rock
11 - Patina Wall
12 - Sundagger Wall
13 - Gravity Wall
14 - Buttress of Cracks
15 - Discovery Wall


Location: California > Los Angeles Basin > Angeles National Forest > Horse Flats > Main Area > ... > Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 7, 2017

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Comments: Meh... spotters are overrated most times. I usually feel the hands on me when I'm getting back up. hahahaha!!!!


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Valley of the Moon > VOTM Bouldering > Moon Boulder
By: Ben May When: Nov 6, 2017

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Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Valley of the Moon > VOTM Bouldering > Moon Boulder
By: Ben May When: Nov 6, 2017

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Comments: Moon Boulder is technically part of Tombstone area but I decided that it deserves an area of it's own. I named these two problems after successful Moon missions to keep in theme with Valley of the Moon. The holds at the top of Apollo 11 continued to break until I finally got down to solid stone. First Ascent information is unknown.


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