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Location: Utah > Moab Area > Arches National Park > Harkonnen Castle > Grumpies (5.8+ PG13)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 24, 2017

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Comments: We did this route and found some differences with the description. I would say that the crack mentioned on the first pitch is certainly more difficult than 5.8+ though it is easily dispatched with a shoulder stand from from a willing partner. Also, in my opinion, the crack on the second pitch is more 5.5 ish than 5.4. Additionally, I would rate the crack on the third pitch harder than 5.8; especially with gear plugging up the crack for the leader. The last pitch is in all likelihood easier t... more >>


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Light Headed (5.8+)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 2, 2017

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Comments: I led this yesterday and found it somewhat awkward. I used a nut for protection down low which was helpful. You can use the chains above Shake to lower off with sufficiently long draws.


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Desire (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 1, 2017

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Comments: I agree with Patrick in that this route seems a bit soft for 5.9. 9- seems fair. I like the route, but it is short, but with the convenient anchors at the top it is well worth doing.


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Huffer (5.6)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 1, 2017

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Comments: I only had a number five which I was able to place eventually and after scooting it up a time or two I was already at the top! Fun!


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Half Hit (5.9+)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 1, 2017

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Comments: I climbed this today and found the crux to be actually placing gear on the first half; especially the second piece which I couldn't see very well due to the barn door nature of the stance which didn't allow me to get a look at the crack where I was trying to place the cam. Mostly an act of faith on that piece.


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > Tumbling Turmoil (5.9+)
By: DJ Reyes When: Oct 29, 2017

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Comments: I tried to lead this route today and couldn't even make it to the first bolt. The opening sequence is way stout and in my opinion must be harder than 5.9+. SANDBAG!


Location: California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > ... > A Face in the Crowd (5.9)
By: DJ Reyes When: Oct 29, 2017

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Comments: So I attempted to lead this route today and made it to the ramp after the second bolt. At that point there is a convenient escape ramp down and left and I succumbed to it's siren song. I then set up a toprope and realized that the remainder of the route was all there. If you can do the first move and get the first clip then the remainder of the route is well within your ability, though the second clip is a bit sketch....don't blow it. The 5.9 rating is fair, and there are a number of... more >>


Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Prison Hill > Tuna Tower > Hole Tuna (5.10b)
By: DJ Reyes When: Oct 8, 2017

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Comments: I led this today and it was a cold and windy day. I had trouble feeling my fingers, so keep that in mind when I say that I thought that this route was fairly stout for the grade. Some really crimpy holds and interesting feet kept my attention till just past the fourth and last bolt. A good route.


Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Prison Hill > The Corridor Area > Spaces First (5.9+)
By: DJ Reyes When: Sep 25, 2017

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Comments: This is a bit awkward for the grade. It's all there and after climbing it a time or two the mysteries reveal themselves. A nice little climb with a convenient chain anchor.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si... > Dipped Cone (5.5)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Soloed this March of 2017. Nice little route. Too bad it wasn't longer.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Wednesday's Child (5.10 PG13)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: I don't know if anyone has done this route previously, but I'd guess that the answer is yes. I couldn't find any beta so I'm adding it to MP. I thought this route was very physical with feet on the right getting thinner and thinner the higher you climb. The little crack deep inside keeps this on the reasonable side of the "hard work" dividing line, though I must confess that I, myself, needed a good number of minutes to rest when I got done.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Five Tree (5.3)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: I believe the Vogel guide calls this a 4th class gully. It certainly is harder than 4th class and 5.3 seems right. With two trees baring the way the name Five Tree is appropriate. Gets you easier access to the upper tier routes.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Brazier Food (5.6 R)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Yes, know going in that this is a dangerous route for both the leader and the belayer. With the fragility of the flake a fall would likely pull any piece out and the climber and sharp rock pieces would likely come down on the belayer.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Chili Dog (5.6)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Yes, I agree. This route is definitely more difficult than 5.6! If someone told me that the move off the stance near the middle was 5.8 I'd nod my head in agreement. As it is I'll say 7+ in keeping with Larry. Either way it's an enjoyable route and there is easy access to the bolt anchors at the top of Double Delight.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Double Delight (5.7)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: I led this the other day and found it unexpectedly thought provoking. I went in expecting an easy romp, but there were a couple of manky placements before I finally got a totally solid placement halfway up. I don't know....5.7...?? I'm going to say 7+ just for grins. Ends at a convenient anchor.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Pugsley (5.10c)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: This is a very nice route. At the fifth bolt or so the climbing is fairly sustained until you reach the anchor. Thin thin thin. Three stars!


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Faith Healer (5.7)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Getting into the crack system seemed more like a 5.7 move to me. I wonder if the rating for Snake Oil and Faith healer somehow got mixed up?


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > ... > Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Staying on the right near the top using a thin crack is unnecessary, but more fun.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Snake Oil (5.6)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: An unremarkable route, but it's convenient to the descent anchors so it's not a lot of trouble to climb. Watch for rocks near the top.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > ... > Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Doing a direct start as shown in this photo may require an R rating.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Norm (5.10a)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Interesting moves especially the move getting to the second bolt. Fun route with convenient descent anchors. If you're in the neighborhood you might as well jump on it.


Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Lost Horse Area > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid... > Leap Year Flake (5.7)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: This route is a gem! Pure climbing fun. Plenty of feet so you don't have to really pull too hard on the thin flake. I don't think I actually used any layback moves at all.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Arches National Park > Owl Rock > West Crack (5.8)
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 25, 2016

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Comments: I led this today (Black Friday) on a cool, but sunny day. I thought it was a bit difficult to arrange protection a time or two due to a couple of awkward stances, but otherwise the climbing was fairly straight forward if not a bit slick from the many boots that went before. I agree with the previous comment about reaching higher for jugs if you get in a bind. A nice tower to summit. You'll probably have to wait in line, but what the heck.


Location: Utah > Moab Area > Arches National Park > Owl Rock > West Crack (5.8) > Photo
By: DJ Reyes When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: Great shot!!


Location: Nevada > Western Nevada > Reno and Carson City > Washoe Boulders > Boulder A > V2 (V2)
By: DJ Reyes When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: I did this once and that was enough for me. Really bad landing if you come off. I didn't even bother with a pad as you'd probably need a bunch to properly protect yourself. Good moves though!


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