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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Main Wall : King of Pain (5.9+)
By: Ben May When: Jun 20, 2017

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Comments: It can. Walk around climber's right.


Location: California : San Diego County : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Hmm... never heard of it. Google returns nada.


Location: California : San Diego County : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Topping out and scaring the pee out of walkers-by is priceless.


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : West Bernardo Hills : Low Fats (5.8)
By: Ben May When: Jun 4, 2017

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Comments: 33.0501, -117.0927


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jun 3, 2017

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Comments: I too have hiked out here quite a bit. There's a lot of mixed quality rock. Some of the quality boulder problems have a kitty litter top-out. To the Northeast, there are some VOTM or Tree like pillars that apparently have some old hardware. The brush breaking out here can be more of a challenge than you may want to tackle too. All that said, it is a cool area that was on the radar back in like the 70s and has since been abandoned. I think there's a boy-scouts club that now has part... more >>


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Uncertainty Principle Area : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: May 31, 2017

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Comments: Sweet!


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Culp Valley : Cottonwood Area : ... : Tower Crack (V0)
By: Ben May When: Apr 29, 2017

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Comments: I've encountered the same dilemma numerous times. Tracking down history of some climbs is impossible. I think that giving a name that is more of a description is just fine... as is giving it a creative name so long as you're not claiming the FA. Thanks for putting it up!

Cheers.


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : West Bernardo Hills
By: Ben May When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: The brush breaking really isn't that bad but the foxtails will drive you insane. Maybe wear gators or taller boots or something. Trust me. And prepare yourself for some really unfortunate graffiti. Some kids are real asshats.


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Lake Ramona : Izabella (5.12-)
By: Ben May When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: Sick man... I've hiked up there once in the past. Lots to look at!


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : Bellingham Area : Larrabee : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: It seemed high. This was my only visit to the area so I'm not exactly sure. Based another MP photos tho, I'd say high. And thanks!


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (05) The Transition Zone : Rode Hard (5.11c) : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jan 9, 2017

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Comments: Photo by Andre... no wonder it's awesome. Follow that dude on Instagram.


Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Valley of the Moon : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jan 4, 2017

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Comments: Awesome problem. Felt about v2-3.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 31, 2016

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Comments: Oh, I see. I think there was a small boulder there but it didn't seem to obstruct the climb at all. At least the problem I did. What's your email? I'll send you the video if it helps. Thanks for the info man!

Happy New Year!!

I would like to talk to you about potential route development there. I have a good friend and pro climber that has a personal plane and wants to start flying out there to develop. My wife'@SEMICOL... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 30, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for getting back jbak. I'd say it's just below It Cliff, it is on the right as you look downstream, and it's an average sized boulder (for the area) under trees but not necessarily at a base.


Location: California : San Diego County : North San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Rexrodes : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: I know this guy... cool dude... ;-)


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : Cumberland Crags : * Bouldering in the Cumberl... : Coal Mountain Boulders : Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 30, 2016

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Comments: I love photos like this... looking up with a feeling of weightlessness and curiosity.


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : Cumberland Crags : * Bouldering in the Cumberl... : Coal Mountain Boulders
By: Ben May When: Nov 30, 2016

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Comments: National Forest Development Road 17
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
48.445650, -121.947342

I had a tough time finding this area but I believe this is it. Correct me in I'm wrong.

Cheers!


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Leap Recon (V4)
By: Ben May When: Oct 26, 2016

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Comments: Anyone know what the problem following the seam crack is rated?


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : Ravelin, The
By: Ben May When: Oct 23, 2016

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Comments: Hey Eric. Thanks homie. I was able to get some laps in here and at Murray Wall.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Oct 23, 2016

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Comments: ok, I stared for a few minutes and there's something different about this photo. Why is there a saturation/editing thing going on here? Cool pic tho.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Oct 22, 2016

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Comments: This is the move. I fell going left hand. Fun little route.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 8 - Summit Crags : Ravelin, The
By: Ben May When: Oct 21, 2016

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Comments: Anyone know if these routes can be accessed for rope solo or top rope? Thanks.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 7 - Upper Highway : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Oct 18, 2016

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Comments: Thank you, Alex.


Location: Aden Parker : Other SD county spots : Photo
By: Ben May When: Oct 16, 2016

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Comments: Dude! Did you guys make any progress on this thing??


Location: Training : Your Goal: Climb 5.12a
By: Ben May When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Trees is a troll. I looked at their profile...2 total points. This dip-s comment was one of them.
As someone who has spent a long time in the industry, I have to say that this article is really well organized.


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