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Areas = 15
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Location: Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Wall of Justice > Hanging Judge (5.11b)
By: Kris S When: Jan 4, 2018

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Comments: Steel biners on permadraws are getting a little sharp, best not to fall.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Beak Mantle (V4)
By: Kris S When: Dec 13, 2017

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Comments: Feels hard for V4, might be a trick to it.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > The Beak Traverse (V3)
By: Kris S When: Dec 13, 2017

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Comments: If you start by standing on the ramp on the left side and drop into the face climbing it adds some fun movement. A good reach definitely helps as the moves are big and the feet are low. I'm 5'9"+3 and used it :)


Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Half Dome > Snake Dike (5.7 R)
By: Kris S When: Dec 7, 2017

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Comments: Wow, there are a lot of redundant comments. Here's a new one:

  • **Don't piss in the hole you heathens!

Traversing over a few feet and peeing on blank rock that no one touches would be better than filling the hole at the belay.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat) (V2-3)
By: Kris S When: Dec 4, 2017

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Comments: SDS and go straight up, like the description says (not like the photo shows) for a solid 3 imo. I think going left from the sit is a very different problem, a link up of Tree Problem and Rug Head (TreeHead? Rug Problem sounds like a personal issue), which is probably what the previous commenter did.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Berkeley > Great Stone Face Rock Park > Great Stone Face > The Great Stone Face (V7)
By: Kris S When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: Finger strength is a must! Impossible for now.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Bates Eliminate (V6)
By: Kris S When: Nov 26, 2017

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Comments: Mr Williams is mixed up. This description is correct: Eliminate goes right at one grade harder than the Bates Problem (non-eliminate) which goes left.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Castle Rock Loop > ... > Mr Magoo (V1-2)
By: Kris S When: Nov 26, 2017

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Comments: V0 - Start matched on high crimp
V1 - Start matched on side pull hueco
V1/2 - Sit start


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... > Indian Rock Side > ... > Nature Nazi Arete (V6-7)
By: Kris S When: Nov 13, 2017

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Comments: What's the official start position? I began with both hands on the block feature at chest height on the arete. Took some time to work the feet out but ended up pretty casual.


Location: California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Buttermilks Main > ... > Flyboy Arete (V5)
By: Kris S When: Oct 30, 2017

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Comments: The female's quote at the end of this video is what everyone who watches Andy's beta videos is thinking (^_^) !!! Definitely myself included. Thanks for all the help Mr. Liu


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Mickey's Beach > Main Rock > Motion In The Ocean (5.12d)
By: Kris S When: Oct 17, 2017

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Comments: au con·traire
ō ˌkänˈtre(ə)r
exclamation,humorous
on the contrary.

Ocean Monster shares three bolts with Gidget pulls left then back right for the same finish (according to the guidebook that I'm looking at, Bay Area Falcon Guide). Maybe Mr. Thornburg can clarify.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Waterfall Cliff > Clamydia (5.11d)
By: Kris S When: Sep 20, 2017

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Comments: Ramp seems like should be used for feet as the climbing up the face takes you there naturally. Crux is hard, maybe if it was colder things would stick better but feels .12a to me. Clipping the bolts doesn't seem like it would add difficulty (unless you decide to clip from the bad holds which isn't a good idea ever).


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Waterfall Cliff > Anti-Christ (5.11d)
By: Kris S When: Sep 20, 2017

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Comments: Aron, how tall are you and where did you think the crux was?
To achieve the grade it seems like you have to force yourself to follow the hardest possible moves around the corner and up the slab. Easier variations (around the arete one move earlier and across the slab higher) are easily TR-able and can probably safely be led.
I also couldn't tell what the 'direct start' would be referring to.


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Table Mountain > The Cave > Grotto Monkey (5.12a/b)
By: Kris S When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: YAY, bouldering with a rope. Gets sun after 1 or 2 for a few hours, making the flat/slopey holds a little tougher to stick to.


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Columns of the Giants > The Cave > Devine Microphone (aka the ... (5.11c)
By: Kris S When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: Route name: Divine Microphone (source: SPH guidebook)


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Columns of the Giants > The Cave > Delirious (5.12a)
By: Kris S When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: Great way to get the pump on. The horizontal roof is maybe 15 feet long (flat jugs) then you pull a few moves out a still steep wall (more flat jugs). First anchor has one chain draw visible from below and one cold shunt that's hard to see until you're on top of it. Push through the next couple bolts for even more pump that is supposed to clock in around .12b/c


Location: California > Sonora Pass Highway (108) > Columns of the Giants > Hexentric Crag > Hexentric (5.7) > Photo
By: Kris S When: Sep 15, 2017

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Comments: Is there a rattlesnake somewhere in this photo?


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Berkeley > Indian Rock > Embryonic Journey (V2)
By: Kris S When: Sep 15, 2017

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Comments: There is a direct sit start from underneath the polished ledge. Left hand crimp, right hand juggy crimp, up and through Embryonic Journey. Feels V6-ish how I climbed it.


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Mickey's Beach > The Egg > Shell Shock (5.12b)
By: Kris S When: Sep 10, 2017

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Comments: Are people starting this by using the small boulder on the right for feet?
As with many of these seaside formations this route is still (perpetually) exfoliating. Yesterday we had a lot of pebbles and some quite large (baseball sized) rockfall from this route.


Location: Illinois > Jackson Falls > D. East Falls > A. Manky Alcove
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Great place to escape the crowds.


Location: Illinois > Jackson Falls > D. East Falls > A. Manky Alcove > Essence of Manky (5.9)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Would get two stars if it was fully dry and clean. Route will still be short, rock will still be friable near the top.


Location: Illinois > Jackson Falls > D. East Falls > A. Manky Alcove > Hungry Wolf (5.11a/b)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: I'm assuming something broke. Fingery doesn't begin to describe the heinous razors one would have to deal with to actually pull off the center section of this route, and I don't know how to apply a grade to holds that your brain won't hold onto. Then there's the top which might be doable if you go around and finish by climbing Slug Man but there appear to be no holds to stay on the right side of the arete.


Location: Illinois > Jackson Falls > C. North Falls > B. Snakes Roof > Feathered Serpent (5.12b/c)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: I'll go with Mr. Carrier on this one. Not much harder than .12b which is the grade in the guide. First time on it was really rough but the sequence is there. That angle is just unforgiving! Definitely a reach dependent route (I'm 5'9" +3 reach) and don't feel I could have pulled off the initial reach out the roof without every bit of my span. Deserves more traffic, perfectly bolted.


Location: Europe > Greece > Santorini
By: Kris S When: Mar 1, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Mr Lawyer! I've updated the pages and included your link in the descriptions.


Location: Illinois > Jackson Falls > A. North Canyon > I. Railroad Area > Wild at Heart (5.10d) > Photo
By: Kris S When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: This is Wild at Heart, not Drifter. Nice photo.


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