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Member Since: Feb 8, 2011
Last Visit: Dec 13, 2015
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Total Points: 365

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Joe Freeman been climbing?


All 71 | Routes 17 | Areas 11 | Approach Trails | Photos 6 | Page Improvements | Comments 4 | Posts 11 | Stars 20 | Ratings 2

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Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (t) Kiss of the Lepers Butt... : First Kiss (5.7)
By: Joe Freeman When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: First trip up this route: 08/07/15
Thanks for all the work of putting up a fun route.
Bolts are in good condition at all the anchors, but a few protection bolts are a bit loose. We tried to tighten a few, but some may be beyond the point of return. This route would be good for glueins, especially Pitch 2 on that softer rock. Failing that, perhaps bigger mechanical bolts would buy some time (some current bolts looked to be 3/8").

Walk off at top was easy. head left mostly and down a little, then... more >>

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge
By: Joe Freeman When: Apr 10, 2015

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Comments: We were there about the 25th of march 2015. Passing through on spring break. Carried out a bag garbage from the toilet. Mostly used tampons, pads and beer cans. also a bunch of TP and even some other items used as tp. People were throwing it in the bucket. The bucket has a huge crack in the bottom. Per the sign the bucket is for getting water to clean the toilet. Since it is broken it serves no purpose other than to make folks think it is a trash bin. I left the bucket there so people wont put g... more >>

Location: Asia : China : Guangxi Province : YangShuo
By: Joe Freeman When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: My wife and I stayed a couple days in yangshuo at the Climbers Inn. It was clean friendly and cheap. The family that owns and runs it cares about you enjoying your stay. One of the nicest places for traveling and climbing we came across. Lilly (owner/staff) is a great climbing partner if you catch a time she can go, and she can help with bike rentals and directions, getting tickets, etc,...pretty much anything, and speaks great English! :) Even let us borrow her guidebook our first day, but you ... more >>

Location: Africa : Uganda
By: Joe Freeman When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: If your interested in climbing here in Uganda talk to the uganda mountain club. They have a group on facebook. they organize climbs at Wajala and other crags.

There is climbing in Uganda and they are bolting new lines and exploring old ones.

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