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Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Beautiful November day.

Nov 19, 2016

Rise and Shine

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Great gear, fun moves, sustained.

Nov 19, 2016

Sophie's Choice

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Great Fall weather. Fun movement from bottom to the anchors.

Nov 19, 2016

Lonestar

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

TR. Steep, nice moves on shallow pockets and throw for a sharp pocket at the top.

Oct 16, 2016

Middle Earth

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Fun on Yom Kippur. Cleaned up nicely. Fun steep moves at the crux and above.

Oct 16, 2016

Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Nice steep boulder problem start.

Oct 16, 2016

Don't Mess With Muleshoe

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Steep and pumpy at the start. Thin and crimpy above. Fun thin moves.

Oct 16, 2016

The Booty Route

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Whoever removed the extra hangers screwed the job. Old bolt studs visible and some sticking out.

Oct 16, 2016

This Ain't My First Rodeo

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Waco Wall

Lead / Redpoint. Unique moves and features for Texas Canyon. Challenging.

Oct 16, 2016

Fricken Chicken

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Waco Wall

Lead / Redpoint. Fun. Interesting moves on sidepulls and unique inclusions. Tough crimps at the crux. Well protected.

Oct 16, 2016

Rhinestone Cowboy

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Waco Wall

Lead / Redpoint. Bouldery start. Solid zenoliths and sticky fiction. Wish it was 100 ft.

Oct 16, 2016

Yellow Rose of Texas

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

5.9+...at the Gunks!

Oct 12, 2016

Hyperion

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Oct 12, 2016

Sophie's Choice

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Fun on Yom Kippur. Quality, fun moves. Small finger pockets above the 3rd bolt.

Oct 12, 2016

Betty Does Brownsville

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Amazing. Betty still satisfies. Fun moves, great protection.

Oct 12, 2016

Rise and Shine

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Cleaning up. Fun, steep moves. Gets pumpy above the 4th bolt. Nice thin moves at the top.

Oct 12, 2016

Slotterhouse

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Lead / Redpoint. Fun moves, great protection, nice exposure. Too much fun!

Oct 12, 2016

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

TR. Great steep entertaining moves, Excellent protection.

Oct 12, 2016

Women with Power Tools

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. Great sunny location on a windy day. Well protected, but still 'crunchy.'

Sep 7, 2016

Shit Faced in Tuskaloosa

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. Sweet fiction and small crimps. Well protected.

Sep 7, 2016

The Groove

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. Nice steep stemming groove. Lots of flakes and edges.

Sep 5, 2016

Half 'n' Half

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. Utilizing only the two bolts for protection makes for a nice challenge.

Sep 5, 2016

Corner Bakery

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. The upper face is fun. Weird hollow flake surrounding the 2nd bolt.

Sep 5, 2016

Choss Avoidance Syndrome

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Park

Lead / Redpoint. The patina plates at the bottom are amazing. Choss Miner's paradise above. Careful of the gong flake.

Sep 5, 2016

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Flash. Great route, great conditions for August.

Aug 20, 2016

Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Great route, awesome conditions for August.

Aug 20, 2016

Leather & Lace

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Nice. Thin at the crux, but well protected. Nice conditions for August.

Aug 20, 2016

Betty Does Brownsville

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Awesome route. Fun movement. Well bolted. Great August conditions.

Aug 20, 2016

Pick Pocket

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Lead / Redpoint. Fun moves, 5 bolts are spinners. Excellent conditions for August.

Aug 20, 2016

Up, Jump, Spring

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Spring Dome

Lead / Onsight.

Jul 2, 2016

Black Gold

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : East Face of the Elephant's...

With Randy, Lori, Trish, Pam, Sandy, & Sophie. The bottoms still a mess, but the upper face is great

Jan 3, 2016

Proud Mary

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

w/ Pam & Dave.

Oct 25, 2015

Betty Does Brownsville

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Last climb of the evening. Walked out in fading light.

Jun 22, 2015

Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Late evening send. Fun moves, very clean.

Jun 22, 2015

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Late evening laps.

Jun 22, 2015

Proud Mary

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

Fun moves on great fiction and small holds. Never any jugs or large holds.

Jun 21, 2015

Bubba

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : White Trash Wall

'Bubba' has fun technical moves. Pumpy at the bottom. Good face moves up higher.

Jun 19, 2015

Powder Puff Girls

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Power Wall

Smooth at the bottom. Loose flake below the 1st bolt. Fun moves.

Jun 19, 2015

Power Grid

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Power Wall

Fun moves, but funky. The upper headwall is amazing.

Jun 19, 2015

Scarab

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Little Cheops

Nice climb. No one in the upper canyon.

Jun 19, 2015

Mummy

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Little Cheops

Wasps in a small hole 18' above the 1st bolt. fun climb. Pumpy.

Jun 19, 2015

Tut

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Little Cheops

Fun. Clean. Nice pockets.

Jun 19, 2015

Tootsie Pop

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Tootsie Pop Tower

Thoughtful move at the crux.

May 24, 2015

Kit Kat

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Rock Candy Tower

Thought provoking, committing move to reach the anchor.

May 24, 2015

Werner's Werthers.

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Rock Candy Tower

Tricky committing move paloverde the 2nd bolt.

May 24, 2015

Sophie's Choice

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Nice moves, clean, well protected.

May 17, 2015

Betty Does Brownsville

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Fun opening moves, clean, well protected.

May 17, 2015

Rise and Shine

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Great moves, well protected, cleaned up well.

May 17, 2015

Tethys

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Pangea Wall (or Pangaea Wal...

Great temps, very enjoyable climb.

May 4, 2015

Black Gold

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : East Face of the Elephant's...

Spring is here and the face is sporting some nice flowers. Black Gold is still cleaning up.

May 4, 2015

The Korean Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Temple of Ishtar

Nice thoughtful moves. Lots of vegetation at the base.

May 4, 2015

Hob Knob 'in (aka Butt Cold & Crazy)

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Pangea Wall (or Pangaea Wal...

We scampered up the Direct start. A nice powerful sequence.

May 4, 2015

Pick Pocket

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Great as a single 140ft pitch. Stay left of large inclusions. No P1 anchor.

Mar 15, 2015

Bilbo Surfs Galveston

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Cobble came off at crux. Lock off on weird pocket and reach through gets it done at same grade.

Mar 8, 2015

Betty Does Brownsville

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Stellar route. Long, clean, and good pockets.

Mar 8, 2015

Slotterhouse

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Nice weather for doing the Egg routes. Still challenging, but well protected.

Dec 27, 2014

Bushwhacked

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Busy day at the Left Flank, but worked this in.

Dec 15, 2014

The Sumac Route

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

'Sumac' has cleaned up nicely. Watched a guy on TR pull off a LARGE block. Never yelled 'Rock!'

Dec 15, 2014

Morning Glory

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Traditionally bolted and cerebral.

Dec 15, 2014

B-Line

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Challenging through the 2nd bolt and still has a sting at the end.

Dec 15, 2014

Middle Earth

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

No one else in the Canyon today. Beautiful.

Oct 12, 2014

Sophie's Choice

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Traverse left?? The route goes straight up and right around the bulge.

Oct 6, 2014

Hook 'em Horns

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Nice movement, well protected, thoughtful crux.

Sep 28, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Fun! You're pulling on a pocket on almost every move. Very clean.

Jun 20, 2014

Gorgeous

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mt. Gorgeous

Jeffrey, Pam, and I enjoyed a peaceful ascent away from the crowds.

Jun 24, 2013

Barndoor Arete

V2 5+ (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : X4 Boulder

Definitely requires good core strength and daft footwork to fight the barn door.

Jun 12, 2013

Last Dance

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

Fun opening move. The routes cleaning up.

May 19, 2013

Xeno Dance

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

Fun, thoughtful moves. The traverse is cleaning up. Nice and long.

May 19, 2013

Basilisk Fang

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : The Rad Cliff

Ditto....for what Kristi D said.

Mar 26, 2013

Upevil

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

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

With Joe, Megan, and Pam. Still a grand adventure.

Feb 20, 2013

And Grooving Was Grooving

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

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

Good clean fun. Really enjoyed those creative flared jams in the grooves.

Feb 17, 2013

Casey at the Bat

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

A fine winter day at Echo Cliffs. Had the place to ourselves.

Dec 27, 2012

Babe Ruth

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

Fun, well protected. Clean dispite being neglected.

Dec 27, 2012

Golden Years

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

Fun, well protected

Dec 27, 2012

The Sumac Route

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great sunny winter, almost too hot.

Dec 9, 2012

Bushwhacked

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great warm sunny winter morning at Echo Cliffs.

Dec 9, 2012

Wet Bush

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great route with technical face moves below the overlap.

Dec 9, 2012

Goldline

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Great day. No one on Hyperion Slab.

Nov 10, 2012

Aenea

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Awesome day. Not another soul on Hyperion Slab.

Nov 10, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Pam & Ben. Watched the BMX'rs build ramps and jump off boulders.

Nov 10, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Pam & Ben. Awesome day and great steep route.

Nov 10, 2012

Endymion

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

The hangers all spin. This needs a hardware upgrade soon.

Nov 10, 2012

Block/Gully Var.

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

It's a bit confusing to sort out the a the bottom, until you reach the blocks.

Aug 27, 2012

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Fun route to do in the AM before the sun & heat arrive.

Aug 8, 2012

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Great afternoon at Texas Canyon.

Jul 13, 2012

Slotterhouse

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Great moves on warm stone on a late summer evening at Texas Canyon.

Jul 13, 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Super fun thin moves at the top.

Jul 13, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Nice climb to complete an afternoon at Texas Canyon, as the sun sets.

Jul 13, 2012

Black Tide

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Sweet line. Nice moves, well protected, clean and shady.

Jun 16, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Wonderful pockets & well protected. Thoughtful crux.

May 6, 2012

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Canyon

Fun moves on pockets of all sizes.

May 6, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Fun moves on nice pockets over the bulge to an exiting slab finish.

May 6, 2012

South Bowl

 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...

Sophie bagged her 5th ascent. Two laps from Manker Flats, for an 8,000ft day, according to C. Owen.

Mar 31, 2012

South Bowl

 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...

Great conditions, ahead of a storm. Sophie's (3-legged wonder dog) 4th ascent & 148th for me.

Mar 24, 2012

Stinger

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Grotto

Stinger is a great moderate, with a high crux.

Feb 26, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Great day at Texas Canyon. Amarillo by Morning is cleaning up nicely with traffic.

Feb 5, 2012

Orang-O-Tang

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Tower of Babel

Sweet orange pocketed rock. Cleaning up nicely.

Feb 5, 2012

Hyperion

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Great sunny weather with no other parties at the crag. Some hunters & dirtbikers tearing up the area.

Jan 22, 2012

Tethys

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Pangea Wall (or Pangaea Wal...

Linked P1 & P2 for a great long pitch, during a major wind event.

Jan 7, 2012

Yellow Rose of Texas

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant's Head (& Hype...

Fun moves and an exciting pull over the bulge. Climbed it with Cory. Great adventure. Well protected.

Dec 29, 2011

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