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Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : LTA
By: munge When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: whoa-ho! This looks likes info/posts from someone that has put in their time at MWTC.

A fair number of us have climbed here using the painted on ratings and names, but seems like these names for each section are traditional names from the folks in the USMC. Yes?

cheers,
Munge


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Emigrant Wilderness : Emigrant Labor (5.9+)
By: munge When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: sweet looking rock Ryan. Are you willing to share location information?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : West Side : The Balconies : The Inn Crowd (5.6)
By: munge When: Jan 22, 2015

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Comments: Colloquially referred to as "The Sleeping In Crowd" ;)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Escuche Vaca Heard (5.9 X)
By: munge When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: worth adding some lead bolts?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Gun Rail (5.9)
By: munge When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: I'm curious if anyone else has comments on it?

I need to get back out this way soon.


Location: TX : Big Bend National Park
By: munge When: Jun 23, 2014

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Comments: nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/cli...

Apparently Herb and Jan Conn climbed in Big Bend.



Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area
By: munge When: Dec 25, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, I did not see a sign yesterday, so didn't know how to orient myself to the crags. Found bolts down by creek at south end.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Fiddlin' Buckaroo (5.1)
By: munge When: Feb 22, 2013

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Comments: Seems the anchor links on this one get stolen regularly. Loctite time?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Choss Whisperer (5.10a)
By: munge When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: At about the same time this went in, we top roped the thin crack left of Choss Whisperer, calling it "Probably go, natural pro" 5.9 (no stars) and it had much looseness. We didn't think it was worth pursuing beyond a TR burn.

There is also a 'backside route' off a block that is relatively short. 5.5. Not worth doing. Only mentioned here in case someone desperately wanted to TR Choss Whisperer they could solo this line up and set up the TR.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Hideout : ... : Snowball (5.7)
By: munge When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: There is a short buttress just left of Snowball. The plates look decent. Anyone already done this one? I didn't see any bolts. It abuts Snowball.

I don't think it is this one... is it?
mountainproject.com/v/unknown/...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : West Tiers : Prefab Sprout (5.6)
By: munge When: Jan 2, 2013

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Comments: What is the very short route name off to climbers' right of Prefab Sprout? TR'd it this week. Short, but fun.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : West Side : The Balconies : Premeditated (A2+)
By: munge When: Nov 27, 2012

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Comments: Nice job Joe!

I'd be hesitant to compare "modern" Yosemite ratings to Pinnacles rock quality aid ratings, since Pinnacles doesn't have a modern aid rating system. You are probably right, but no where does the axiom hold more true "It's all A1 till you fall" than at Pinnacles.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Wagon Caves
By: munge When: Nov 24, 2010

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Comments: kewl, thx for the bug beta. My old lady is allergic and we are thinking of going here over the holidays.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area
By: munge When: Jan 17, 2010

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Comments: Tick Marks are not an accepted practice at CRSP without sufficient water or wiping off to remove their presence before moving to a new problem.


Location: CA : San Francisco Bay Area : Castle Rock Area : * Castle Rock Area Boulderi... : Castle Rock Loop : ... : The Beak Traverse (V3)
By: munge When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: originally rated 5.10+ I believe in the Jensen guidebook. Fun problem. Arechiga showed me the extension one day. The extension is contrived to keep the big feet off but it does add pump and spice.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Tuxedo Junction (5.7)
By: munge When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: TR'd this today. Climbs better than it looks. I took a direct line on TR. The first move of which is loose, but from there the direct is on good rock. probably 5.9ish move? Descent is made from Mussy hooks or it's also possible to down climb a crack on the east face at very easy 5th class (also an easy way to set up a TR on this and "who says I'm not".


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Penguello (5.7)
By: munge When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Solid rock. The 5.7 stays on the features on the right, I think, or straight up?? Belayer can be in sun in the morning even though the route is north facing.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park
By: munge When: Sep 28, 2009

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Comments: Pinnacles forum...

mudncrud.com/forums/


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Escuche Vaca Heard (5.9 X)
By: munge When: Feb 13, 2009

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Comments: Wanted to get some input first and then got sick that weekend too. :( Given how old of an area Ahills are, it's possible it's been sent before just no one bothered to report it. There are more possibilities in that area too. The crack left of the where I started Escuche would really be the direct line, or could have a finish slightly left of where I finished.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park : East Side : Tourist Trap : Rat Face (5.10+)
By: munge When: Jan 27, 2008

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Comments: this is a cool TR problem.
rope drag used to be a PIA so may want to use extendo slings to set it up.

we originally tried TRing this thing in the mid 90s (i think), and it may have been TR'd before that. I couldn't pull it without a hang, but got the move during that session. nice job guys!


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Road 5N06 Area
By: munge When: Jan 27, 2008

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Comments: updatd URL...
sonorapassclimbing.com/phpbb/i...
but registrations are not automatic to prevent spammers and lack of participation.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Wagon Caves : The Beach
By: munge When: Apr 9, 2007

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Comments: In between Grant's solo and Grant's solo OW, I solo'd a line this weekend 4/8/07. It starts on Grant's solo start moves, but then traverses right on the easiest terrain, and moves up and right into the darkest patch of moss and more or less straight up from there.

New? old?

Too bad there are no anchors over on that side of the wall.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Wagon Caves
By: munge When: Apr 9, 2007

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Comments: Is there a real issue out there? No beta on the web available for what real issue is. Feel free to email me directly.

Two active Beehives as of 4/8/07, one on small dome's south face that is in front of Tiny Bubbles (The Beach). The other is on the approach trail to The Beach, but can be skirted by going left and around the hive.


Location: CA : Central Sierra : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : Potter's Rock
By: munge When: Sep 6, 2006

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Comments: Most of the popular lines at Potter's are not walk offs.