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Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - West Face > ... > Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 31, 2017

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Comments: Ah jeez - look at the runouts....I used to be able to style those.


Location: California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Isosceles Peak
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 17, 2017

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Comments: Sorry for the late response also, sounds good Chris.


Location: California > High Sierra > 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... > Mt. Gould > Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 17, 2017

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Comments: Perhaps - but very exposed.


Location: California > High Desert > Devil's Punchbowl > South Area > Purgatory Wall > No Philosophy (5.10c)
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Jeff.


Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (f) West Face Bulge Routes > Upper Bulge Routes > ... > Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 15, 2016

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Comments: Love it!


Location: California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Russell > Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: I'm assuming that this route is the same as the descent as marked on this photo?


Location: California > San Bernardino Mountains > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear North > Holcomb Valley Pinnacles > ... > Psychedelic Sluice (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: Start seems like 5.9.


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

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Comments: Looks can be deceiving...


Location: California > High Sierra > 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... > Dragon Peak > South Ridge via 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: California > 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: Photo
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: California > 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: California > 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: California > 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: California > 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.


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