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Member Since: Apr 14, 2009
Last Visit: Nov 28, 2016
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Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Rutabaga (5.11a)
By: Jean Spencer When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Took the 'ol whip of the crux. Don't get fooled and head right on the arete. The move is to the left.

Also, thanks @Luke for the heads up and helmet beta. I, too, took a sort of upside downer. Hard to avoid given the position. Wore a helmet. ;)


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : I am in top a shader (5.11c)
By: Jean Spencer When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: A bit height dependent, or at least favoring those with positive ape indexes.

Chris is right, you can pull on draws through slab moves, I did ;)

Great route.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Zoom (5.10d)
By: Jean Spencer When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Gear beta:
Save a finger-tips sized cam for the top.
A nut might go well in the face.

#indexprovides


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall : Hyperspace (5.11a)
By: Jean Spencer When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Loved this route.

I would do P1 as one long pitch. Place thoughtful gear and use slings to avoid drag, it's not that bad. Will simul-climb a few feet.

P2 - stellar, takes good gear, fairly sustained

P3 - there is no "tree" to belay at, as Blake's book says. Continue up slab past the wide cracks to a giant bulge-y flake. Currently red webbing there.

P4 - avoid rope drag. really fun, sporty climbing on steep holds

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Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire : Northwest Face (Boving-Poll... (5.11)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: This route is listing as "Boving-Pollock" in Blake Herrington's new guidebook.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (i) The Fourth Horseman : Calamity Jam (5.10c)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: I brought three .3s and was super happy about it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Over the Hill to Grandmothe... (5.9+)
By: Jean Spencer When: Feb 6, 2016

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Comments: I didn't find the top section boring at all! Fun, easier climbing through some jamming and stemming. I climbed almost 30m to a two bolt anchor on the left and lowered.


Location: North America : Cuba : Mogote del Valle : Cueva Cabeza de Vaca : Vamo Alla (5.11b)
By: Jean Spencer When: Feb 6, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Jackson, updated!


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Concord Tower : North Face Var. Right (Dire... (5.8)
By: Jean Spencer When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: I'd bring a #4 or two.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Sunny and Steep : Cirque de Soleil (5.11a/b)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: I agree, I liked this almost more than Mr. Choads — though slightly easier. The weird chimney / stemming moves at the bottom were fun and provided the climb with varied techniques and sections.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Sunny and Steep : Mr Choad's Wild Ride (5.11b)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: +1 "Thin crux in middle with no real rest after."


Location: South America : Colombia : Suesca : El Riel : TIRO AL BLANCO (5.10a)
By: Jean Spencer When: Jan 1, 2015

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Comments: I think this one is actually the trad/sport line the follows up the seam on the left side of the crag. There's only one bolt. I place a couple of nuts down low, and only needed one other quickdraw.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Strange Cargo (5.11a)
By: Jean Spencer When: Dec 13, 2014

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Comments: Does anyone know what the bolts to that follow up left to start the second pitch is? It seemed harder than .10a, and there was a separate bolt line that trended right (as the description says)...thanks!


Location: South America : Colombia
By: Jean Spencer When: Dec 4, 2014

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Comments: Hi all! Is anyone going to be in the Bogota area Dec 18-27. I'll be there, will all my climbing gear! Would love to meet up with some folks!


Location: Europe : France : Northern Alps : Grenoble
By: Jean Spencer When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: Hi! I am thinking about heading to Grenoble July 9-12. I am looking for a partner. I climb sport and trad, but have only brought my harness, shoes, belay device, and chalk bag with me from the US.

Please be in touch!


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Gobbler's Grunt (5.9)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: @claramie, I also went through the cave for P3. Fun, exposed climbing through a stemming chimney.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Valhalla : Drugs and Sex : Cocaine Rodeo (5.12a)
By: Jean Spencer When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Now that was fun! Especially liked the you're-not-done-yet crux at the top.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Utopian Vistas : (L5) Good Craic Wall : Irish Need Not Apply (5.10+)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Be cautious of a large block that is moving about 2/3 the way up, directly right of the arete. Had my belayer move just in case...


Location: NM : Taos Area : Utopian Vistas : (L5) Good Craic Wall : Oh, Danny Boy (5.10)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: The moves at the bottom are committing, but I'd say still in the .10 range....just a little head-y.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Utopian Vistas : (L2) Hopper's Hangover Wall : Forever Jung (5.9)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: I agree it seemed harder than the 5.9 to the right. A little headier too. Fun though, loved the stemming.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : The Balcony : Rodent Outhouse (5.11a)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Very much agree with above comment.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Metropolis (5.11d)
By: Jean Spencer When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: A tad soft. 11c.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff : Welcome To The Machine (5.11c)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 29, 2013

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Comments: I agree. Harder than 10d. Got off of it and was like "wow, some 10s are just crazy hard!"


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Interiors Wall Area : Fondon't (5.9)
By: Jean Spencer When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: I also started in the right crack section and traversed left. These moves can be well protected with a #4 high in the right crack before stepping down and over onto the face.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Rad Cliff : Falling Rein (5.7)
By: Jean Spencer When: Jan 14, 2013

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Comments: good morning sun in the winter. used slings on chicken heads for the majority of the pro on Pitch 1. A bit of loose rock will clean up with more traffic.


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