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Photo Caption Location Date
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

CA : 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: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : (u) Northeast Buttress : Etude (5.11a)
By: Fat Dad When: 1 day ago

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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: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point
By: Fat Dad When: 3 days ago

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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: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : B1 Boulder : Master of Reality (V5)
By: Fat Dad When: 3 days ago

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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: CO : 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 >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : ... : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Sep 30, 2016

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Comments: Terrific shot that captures well the feeling of the place.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Warlock : S Crack (5.10 PG13)
By: Fat Dad When: Sep 30, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for adding this. I climbed the South Face a couple of years ago so was curious about this route, having the chance to eyeball it for several pitches. My only comment is about the first pitch, which we inadvertently climbed, not knowing where the start of the South Face was. I'd hesitate to call it 5.9+. It felt more like a standard, not so well protected, grunt 5.8 chimney that you might find in the Valley. Having said that, chimney ratings are pretty personal, pa... more >>


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Horse Flats : Main Area : T - Boulder
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 10, 2016

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Comments: Isn't this B-1 Boulder?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : ... : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Nice shot. Never seen this climb from this perspective.


Location: Ney : Album : Photo
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: Nice!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (f) West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : The Flakes (5.11)
By: Fat Dad When: Aug 2, 2016

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Comments: Like Vlad, I found a heel hook on the third pitch crux to be key.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Dome Rock : Tree Route (5.6)
By: Fat Dad When: Jul 15, 2016

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Comments: I did this climb last weekend and, with the small tree gone on the first pitch, had complete dementia as where you normally belay. This was compounded by a set of belay bolts that someone recently installed that are down and right of where the tree used to be. Avoid these, obviously. Once past the big tree, head up and right toward the small stump sticking out of the crack, which is where lots of folks used to belay. Nowadays, I'd recommend climbing a few feet past it to ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Dozier Dome : Scandalous Summer (5.7)
By: Fat Dad When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: Really fun climb. Despite a good number of bolts, it should be considered trad bolted (although generous by Tuolumne standards), not a sport climb. If the top is wet, which it is early season, you can climb up and right from the last bolt, though it's a little stiffer than 5.7. Some will feel better by bringing a gold camalot to place above the last bolt. Finally, given the traffic from the three routes leading to Blitzo's Terrace, some thought should ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Area : Dozier Dome : White Lie (5.8 R)
By: Fat Dad When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: This looks like a great climb but I don't understand the rationale for placing the first bolt so high. In addition, there is no (natural) belay anchor and there's about 50 ft. of slab beneath the small ledge you belay from. If the leader slips before clipping the first bolt, you're both going to take a really nasty tumble.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Great Pumpkin (5.8 R)
By: Fat Dad When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: Let me point out to those unfamiliar with So Cal climbing history. This route was put up by TWO face masters, Kamps and Bud '"Ivan" Couch, who put up Valhalla (.11a) at Suicide, the route one had to lead to become a Stonemaster.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : (g) West Face : West Face - Left Side : Jonah (5.10c)
By: Fat Dad When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Great picture of Tom Higgins climbing this in Climbing in North America by Chris Jones (if you can find a copy).


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