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Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face : Illusion Dweller (5.10b)
By: Brent Kelly When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: April 2017 - some kind of car club event had prop planes flying over Hidden Valley. Got lucky with timing and caught the last couple flybys as I was setting up my camera to record a climb of Illusion Dweller.




Location: California : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : East Side : Monolith : West of the Sun (5.14a/b)
By: Brent Kelly When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: Heads up: If you're planning to rap in from the summit of Monolith, or top out and lower off the summit chains, you'll need a 70m.

A 60m does reach the ground from the route anchor, ~30 feet from the summit chains. So, a pendulum over for an intermediate rap station is also an option.


Location: Texas : Paradise on the Brazos : Shuttle Cave : Columbia (5.12b)
By: Brent Kelly When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: FA - Kelley Chin in 2003

Bolted by Mark Hyde

"He spotted the line when it looked like total choss." - Kelley Chin about Mark Hyde

Jimmy Ray's Guidebook also lists Fred Mitchel as a member of the FA/FFA/bolting team


Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : Dr. Seuss / Prototype Wall : Yertle the Turtle (5.12a)
By: Brent Kelly When: Jan 24, 2012

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Comments: crux at the top was fighting the pump, but that wasn't the crux move...


Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : T-Roofic Wall : Fearless (5.10a)
By: Brent Kelly When: Jan 24, 2012

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Comments: tricky and kinda sketchy start to wandering jug haul.

climbs mostly the right side of a very wide dihedral


Location: Texas : Reimer's Ranch : T-Roofic Wall : T-Roofic Detour (5.10d)
By: Brent Kelly When: Jan 24, 2012

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Comments: The 'Tufa' described above is either missing, or a poor description. The start of the route looks more like a big slide, big slab of not very steep limestone.

Otherwise, awesome route with big fun moves separated by good rests... kinda like four "one-move-wonders" stacked on top of each other.


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
By: Brent Kelly When: Dec 30, 2011

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Comments: Visited the area for the first time yesterday, using the MP iphone app, and it was still very hard to determine which route was which. Even other climbers who claimed to climb there often weren't really sure what they were climbing.

Given the way people reference Guerilla Drilla and Chopping Block, some better descriptions of these route locations and some quality beta photos would be high-value, if any locals could provide for the community. Thanks!


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Monkey Mayhem (5.5)
By: Brent Kelly When: Dec 30, 2011

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Comments: Also, catches afternoon sun about halfway up.

Looked like a nice ledge above the chains. Would be fun to belay from above and have lunch. Great view.


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Monkey Mayhem (5.5)
By: Brent Kelly When: Dec 30, 2011

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Comments: LOCATION
The route is on your left as you scramble up into the pseduo-canyon. Scramble up an exposed (30 ft tumble if you slip) mini-ledge to the first bolt. The route starts directly up from the right edge gulley of the belay ledge.

BEWARE
Pretty easy and decently fun BUT you definitely want to be attentive on this route.

I knocked off two baseball sized pieces of choss on a casual lead, narrowly missing my belayer. One actually hit her foot. Be attentive.


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