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Member Since: Dec 1, 2001
Last Visit: 7 hours ago
Contact Bob Gaines

Point Rank: # 182
Total Points: 3,220

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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Favorite Climbs: none specified
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.verticaladventures.com
Likes to climb: none specified
More information:
I'm the owner and manager of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, based at Joshua Tree National Park, which I founded in 1983.

My guidebook Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park features 252 of Joshua Tree's best and most popular routes, available in both print or kindle versions at amazon.

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Sexy Grandpa 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
April Fools 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Yo Yo 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Etude direct start 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Vicious Rumors 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
West Face, Right Side
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 <br />1. The Slab 
 <br />2. Point Blank 
 <br />3. Crimes of Passion (with Direct Start and Ten Years After P2 link-up) 
 <br />4. Fingertrip 
 <br />7. El Camino Real 
 <br />11. Jenson's Jaunt”  West Face, Right Side
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 <br />1. The Slab 
 <br />2. Point Blank 
 <br />3. Crimes of Passion (with Direct Start)
 <br />4. Fingertrip
 <br />7. El Camino Real
 <br />11. Jenson's Jaunt  When I was young I was inspired by this old photo from Chuck Wilts' guidebook, and the obvious challenge that the caption threw down, wondering, will the rest of it go?
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 <br />Photo by William "Dolt" Feuerer  Bob Gaines on the first ascent of The Bat, 1987. 
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 <br />Around the corner to the left is the fingertip lieback that leads up to the bolt ladder.  Left Wall Area
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 <br />1. Bibliography (5.10b PG13) 
 <br />2. The Glossary (5.11b)
 <br />3. The Bookend (5.11a)
 <br />4. Hedgehog (5.11d)
 <br />5. The Hedge (5.10d)
 <br />6. The Bookworm (5.12c) 
Runaway 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Days of Thunder 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Physical Graffiti 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Silver Spur 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Solid Gold 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Blade Runner 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Suggests: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
White Mamba 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Suggests: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kalishnakov Kulture 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Eureka! 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Suggests: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Repo Man (aka Power Fingers) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R  Suggests: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R
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