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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Malibu Creek

Malibu Creek

Feb 12, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Inside the Hobbit Hole.

Inside the Hobbit Hole.

Feb 8, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: This photo was taken over the weekend at Quaking A...

This photo was taken over the weekend at Quaking Aspen, which is just up road from the Needles and Dome Rock. Lots of snow as you can see, with more on the way likely. I enjoy the ski into Dome Rock

Jan 2, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: page 2

page 2

Forums : Southern California : ... : Post

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: my letter

my letter

Jun 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Witch Needle

Witch Needle

Jan 22, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Posing at the far right side of the Ghetto Wall.

Posing at the far right side of the Ghetto Wall.

Forums : Southern California : ... : Post

Nov 28, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Don't say you weren't warned.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Forums : Southern California : ... : Post

Apr 2, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: You can see the dihedral on the second pitch of Fa...

You can see the dihedral on the second pitch of Fancy Free, that would probably be sunny earlier in the day, and then Spooky all sun.

Forums : ... :

Nov 25, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Here's Witch.

Here's Witch.

Forums : ... :

Nov 25, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: South Face topo

South Face topo

California : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face (5.9 PG13)

Sep 4, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Scott crawling down the Ogre.

Doug Scott crawling down the Ogre.

Forums : General Climbing : ... : Post

Mar 4, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Sacherer Cracker (5.10a)
By: Fat Dad When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: Does anyone else think that this climb feels every bit as hard as Five & Dime (10d) or other 5.10+ climbs in the Valley?

No. This is pretty standard .10. Of course, if you don't do a lot of OW, the top will feel harder. As you noted, the FAs did this with relatively primitive gear. I did it as a 16 yr. old in 1980 with one cam and just a sling around a chockstone at the base of the OW. It's just part of the Valley experience.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: The boulder looks pristine in this photo compared to how it looks now. Lots of polish and surface grit worn off, and absolutely no plant life anywhere near the boulder.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : ... : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Mar 31, 2017

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Comments: Great shot. Been out to Josh after it's snowed, but nowhere near that much.


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Planet of the Apes Wall : Monkey Sang, Monkey Do (5.11c)
By: Fat Dad When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: You've credited Jack Marshall with several first ascents on the middle portion of the wall. However, I climbed here alot in the late 80s and early 90s and just about everything had been climbed by then. Not anchors at the top for everything, but climbed all the same.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas... : ... : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Jan 22, 2017

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Comments: Lots of shots of this climb with full on tapes gloves. Honestly, I can think of one move where tape might be nice for one hand, depending on the sequence you use, but even then it's kind of optional.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Outback Bouldering : Hobbit Hole Boulder : Patina (V2)
By: Fat Dad When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: This might be V1 if you're tall, otherwise I'd say it's V2.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/... : Happy Boulders : ... : Heavenly Path (V1 PG13)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 25, 2016

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Comments: Great problem, though I agree that the V1 rating is probably more appropriate for the commitment factor. Lots of inexperienced climbers throwing themselves on this, some of whom look really sketch on the upper part. Saw a strong dude grunt and shake his way up the upper face without without even placing his feet. Had to look away. Bring pads. There's a small boulder sticking out of the ground near the base that a local told me someone had fallen on recently and broken th... more >>


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Serenity Crack (5.10d PG13) : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 16, 2016

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Comments: Yes, but a nice shot all the same. The sign of a good photo is that it gets you psyched to go out and do the climb.


Location: California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (u) Northeast Buttress : Etude (5.11a)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: I think it's probably appropriate that (most of) the fixed pins were removed. We often clip them without the ability to test them and confirm whether they're good or not. Plus, they can be a magnet for people leaving tat when bailing. When I did this climb, someone had tied a fat piece of 1" webbing through the top pin, so I couldn't clip into the pin itself. I had to fire wondering whether the webbing (or the pin) wo... more >>


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: I've noticed some new chipping as well. Someone has been carving out a pocket behind the left starting hold of Masters of Reality, which doesn't make the start any easier and will certainly shorten that hold's lifespan.

Also, a reminder to PLEASE wait a few days to climb after it rains. The big jug at the top of Hoof and Mouth completely sheared off. Given that it appears to have happened after a couple of good downpours, I have t... more >>


Location: California : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : B1 Boulder : Master of Reality (V5)
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: Can whoever decided to chip a pocket behind the left starting hold please stop? It doesn't make the problem any easier and will compromise the strength and longevity of that hold.


Location: North America : Aruba
By: Fat Dad When: Dec 1, 2016

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Comments: Here's a video of Chris Sharma climbing some really interesting looking stuff there:
climbing.com/videos/chris-shar...


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: Fat Dad When: Nov 17, 2016

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Comments: Wow, not much respect for Largo's comments. Derision is probably a better word. Let those of you who have done a tenth of what he has offer thoughtful rebuttals. Those who haven't, consider your credibility for weighing in. I suppose you would criticize as dinosaurs those questioning a retro bolt of Perilous Journey. The issue isn't accessibility for all; it's about style as a preservation method for t... more >>


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