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Rock Climbing Photo: Scarface!

Member Since: Oct 26, 2007
Last Visit: Nov 27, 2016
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Point Rank: # 5,363
Total Points: 107
Last Year: 10
Last 30 Days: 0
23 Compliments
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1

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All 338 | Routes | Areas | Photos 19 | Page Improvements | Comments 12 | Posts 1 | Stars 170 | Ratings 136

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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Steins Pillar : West Face Route (5.10d or 5... (5.10d)
By: Bowie When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: I thought the steep face climbing on the second pitch (if you break it down into 4 and don't link) was the hardest bit of the day. The first pitch is great fun with good gear. The 3rd/4th have some steep parts I found burly, but were also really fun and there were new bolts and gear when needed. We did this on a beautiful Sunday where the lines at Smith would have been out of control, and had Steins pillar and its great summit all to ourselves. Overall really enjoyable - DO IT!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Curiosity (5.11)
By: Bowie When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: I liked having three C4 #4's on this one. Easier to bump in the flare, and then again they fit well at the top (unlike what the description says above, I definitely wanted a #4 at the top, not a #3?). I took a bunch of #3's and maybe only placed 2 of them, but I do love that size. The lie-back at the start was hard for me - .5's then slowly gets bigger. Overall an amazing and varied climb, worth doing!!! I thought it was a bit harder than King Cat, but that's just me.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Nuclear Waste (5.10-)
By: Bowie When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: For the start just place a piece and commit to the lie-back for a move, until you get that first jam. It's way better than it looks! I stepped right where it made sense, and the finger crack above is really nice with great feet. A very atypical IC climb, but well worth it! I'd say 10- is accurate.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Meat Hooks (5.11a)
By: Bowie When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Agree with Brandon above - lots of C4 #4 placements to be had. For me (a #1 hands gal), this was mostly fists/arm bars, but the feet are perfect the whole way and that roof at the top is amazing!!!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Sinestra (5.11)
By: Bowie When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Like WOAH. Don't be intimidated and get on this thing! I liked having a #1 before the traverse, along with a #1 for after the traverse. Two words for the traverse: thumb catch. The #3 sections are lovely, and that pod at the start is way better than it looks! Save a #2 for the end. SO GOOD!

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Think Pink (5.11a)
By: Bowie When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: I found that two #3 friends were money for what was the crux section of the overhang for me. I have small hands (can jam down to .75's) but I LOVE this route - absolutely worth leading if you're a thin hands person but love #3's like I do!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : High Strung (5.9)
By: Bowie When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: I can't believe this doesn't get more stars...In my opinion this is one of the best 5.9's in the park (better than Touch and Go and Pope's Crack, if you ask me!). Tips, to fingers, to off-fingers, thin hands, hands, fists, off-width. Perfect smooth granite splitter!!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Thin Wall : Chocolate is Better Than Se... (5.9- R)
By: Bowie When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: R? What the heck?! Probably the easiest 9 in the park I've ever done. When you think about Pope's Crack or Touch and Go, this is a 5.8- or easier. No pro for the start for maybe 3 moves but this climb is not the least bit run-out.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butt... (5.11-)
By: Bowie When: Apr 29, 2009

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Comments: Was there this last weekend - plaque definitely says Brown on Butter. I struggled with the .75 section, offset and a little tricky, but overall a great little route and easy to protect so it makes a decent "warm-up".

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Scarface (5.11b) : Photo
By: Bowie When: Mar 31, 2009

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Comments: This is my favorite photo of Scarface on here. Amazing photo, and an even more amazing climb!!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Oyster Bar Area : Conrad Rock : ... : Heart of Darkness (5.11a)
By: Bowie When: Dec 7, 2008

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Comments: If you have small hands like I do (even .75's can still be tight hands for me), this is manageable and not a 5.11. My only beta is to avoid plugging up the #1 pods with gear. Super fun. Just wish it were longer! Seems to be good for both hot days and for cold, windy days.

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Touch and Go Face : Touch and Go (5.9)
By: Bowie When: Feb 20, 2008

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Comments: Stemming the first 30 feet got me pretty pumped. I would suggest possibly getting in some gear then liebacking this section. After the start, the rest of the route is pretty easy. Great fun!