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Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin...
By: Chris Owen When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Whitney Portal Road construction has been completed.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Psychedelic Sluice (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Start seems like 5.9.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Russell : Mithril Dihedral (5.9+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Nov 23, 2016

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Comments: Tony is alive Ben.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Horse Flats : Top Rope Wall : Ant Line (5.11c)
By: Chris Owen When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Use these....
Use these....



Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilk Crags : ... : Poot (5.10a)
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 20, 2016

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Comments: Thanks - duly noted.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : Nylon Boy (V1)
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 15, 2016

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Comments: That would probably significantly increase the grade..


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Oct 12, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Ben.


Location: Europe : Switzerland : Matterhorn : Hörnligrat Route (5.4 PG13) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: I saw it too when I was up there - took it as a good omen, and it was.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Gould : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: I gained the summit from a dihedral on the other side of the pinnacle, around the corner to the left.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: Got it.


Location: Climbing Skills : How to Tie an Alpine Girth-...
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 9, 2016

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Comments: Neat and simple - but when alpine touring one will have to step out of the skis - something to bear in mind on an exposed slope.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Canyon Boulders : Hedge Clipper (aka Spooky) (V1 R)
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the info - will update.


Location: Southern California : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 1, 2016

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Comments: Looks can be deceiving...


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Dragon Peak : South Chute (3rd)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Sean - any pictures? Would love it if you'd post them.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... : Mt. Johnson : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 22, 2016

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Comments: It's best to try and stay high on the south slope of the basin.


Location:
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: There is no Northeast Ridge. But there is an East Ridge - and this looks like the view from there.


Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Haeckel topo (USGS).
Mt. Haeckel topo (USGS).



Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Black Bluff
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 15, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the coordinates - I have fixed the location using these.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Back Wall : A-Frame Right (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: Best practice is to TR when completely dry. Perhaps I should've written "placements which seem bomber" - but that's semantics no? In my case I was demo-ing a "solid" #10 Hex placement in that nice dark rock, it was a beautiful slotted piece - a 1 foot plate, 6 inches thick blew off from one side and dumped me on the ground.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Back Wall : A-Frame Right (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: If you lead them it will be at your own risk - even bomber placements (see Guy's post) will almost certainly blow. There's not a big tradition of leading here. The climbs are forever changing - it's the only certainty at Stoney Point. So best practice is to TR when completely dry.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Gardiner : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Great job! You continue to justify my statement that for back country rock climbs the High Sierra has barely been scratched. Are you going to post your Mt. King climb?


Location: Europe : United Kingdom : England : Lake District Hikes : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: You're making me peckish...


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Gardiner : The Golden Bear Tower - Pol... (5.10a) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Gardiner Lakes behind.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Gardiner : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Vitaly, is this Lake 10859 to the east of Gardiner Pass?


Rock Climbing Photo: Lake 10859
Lake 10859


If so - did you camp in the basin west of the peak?


Location: CA : High Sierra : 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... : Mt. Gardiner : The Golden Bear Tower - Pol... (5.10a)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Great post!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : The Others : The Indian Buttress Formati... : East Indian Buttress (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 8, 2016

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Comments: Joshua what makes this a Grade III?


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