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Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree

J Tree

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard

J Tree after blizzard

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard

J Tree after blizzard

Forums : Trip Reports : ... : Post

Aug 2, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Haystack crack, Lover's Leap, Ca

Haystack crack, Lover's Leap, Ca

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Hemmingway Butress, J-Tree

Hemmingway Butress, J-Tree

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: White Lightning, J-Tree

White Lightning, J-Tree

The People of Mountain Proj... : plantmandan : Fun

Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the Headstone!

Topping out on the Headstone!

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Sep 24, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Lover's Leap, Ca

Lover's Leap, Ca

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Sep 24, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part B - Long ... : Long John Wall (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Apr 8, 2017

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Comments: Really enjoyed this route, did the BoT variation. P1-P3 felt consistent in difficulty. The bulges and roofs are all really fun but may be challenging for the grade if you are not familiar with Eldo style climbing. As mentioned above, the topout is amazing and quite possibly the best vista in the canyon. The views of Redgarden wall are jaw dropping.

Beware that this route is heavily occupied most of the time.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Unknown left of Left Slab (5.7)
By: plantmandan When: Jan 14, 2017

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Comments: This route is fun and has a couple of nice hand jams. If you want a greater challenge, you can disregard the face holds and just use the crack.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Brown Cloud Rocks : Crack (2 left of Interface) (5.7+)
By: plantmandan When: Jan 14, 2017

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Comments: A great route for about three moves. Definitely worth doing.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Industrial Buttress : Heidi Hi (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Jan 14, 2017

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Comments: Super fun the entire route. There were 3 stuck cams in the upper section as of today. One of them is probably retrievable with the proper tools.


Location: Colorado : Golden : North Table Mountain/Golden... : Overhang Area : Off Line (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Dec 11, 2016

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Comments: I agree with the previous comments, fun route but not a good choice for new leaders. I found the second clip in particular to be awkward, and a fall from there would be hazardous.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Sheep Pass CG Area : Campsite Area (Campsite 3) : Unknown (5.7)
By: plantmandan When: Nov 1, 2016

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Comments: It's easy to set up a TR and give everyone at the campsite a turn. Really fun.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Breakfast of Champions (5.8+)
By: plantmandan When: Nov 1, 2016

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Comments: This route is terrific! It has a fun hand crack, adventurous slab climbing, and one of the best views in the park from the top.

It's best to be comfortable on J-Tree slab before trying to lead P2. It's a tad harder than 'walk on the wild side' and similar to the topout on 'the flake'.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Lookout Mountain Road : Tiers of Zion : C. Lower Tier
By: plantmandan When: Aug 9, 2016

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Comments: Saw THREE rattlesnakes today. Two were hanging out about 25 feet to the right of where the trail hits the lower tier crag. Another was on the trail about halfway to the parking area as we were fleeing an incoming thunderstorm.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : High Wire Crag : Via Comatose Amigo (5.10a/b)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 29, 2016

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Comments: This route is very fun. The exposure is terrific. A must do for CCC.

I had the routes confused and went right at the top to the anchors of Jackpot. The final clip was airy with thin holds. That variation felt similar in difficulty to the lower crux of Via Comatose Amigo. You can just barely get to the ground from the Jackpot anchor with a 60m rope that way.


Location: Colorado : South Platte : Devil's Head : Chicken Head Ranch : Mini-Splitter (5.10a/b)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: Short but sweet. The crux bulge felt similar to an Eldo 5.10a.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Pear : Right Dihedral (5.9)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 4, 2016

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Comments: A very good route with a wide variety of interesting moves. If you don't have a #5 cam or other wide gear, P2 has a 10-15 foot runout (5.7).


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Loose Ends (5.9)
By: plantmandan When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: Fantastic route with lots of variety and great rock quality. Pitch 2, an awesome finger and hand crack, was the highlight for me. The holds and pro are all there, but the route is quite sustained and does not go easily. Just when you think it's over, the cave exit gives you one last bit of excitement.

I brought some smaller cams (C3 size 0 and 1 and C4 size 0.3 and 0.4) and found them all to be useful.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Nurn's Romp (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: A very good route. There are two distinct crux moves, both early in the route. The hand crack at the top is cruiser.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face : Ball Bearing (5.10a)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: I only did the first pitch, but it was super fun. I was able to protect the top moves with a decent green C3 placement.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Hidden Tower : Sail Away (5.8-)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: I will never get tired of this route. The moves are awesome from bottom to top, and the view from the top is hard to beat, even by Joshua Tree standards. A must do!


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Exorcist (5.10a)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: Great route, beautiful line. The moves are all there, but I thought it was fairly sustained. I agree with Nelson, the "approach pitch" is quite committing (maybe 5.3, a polished crimpy move onto a slab) with potential for a scary fall.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Sheep Pass CG Area : Wailing Sax Wall : Take Five (5.8)
By: plantmandan When: Oct 18, 2014

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Comments: This route has some nice hand jams and a really fun roof finish. Highly recommended. The bolt partway up has been removed, but there are plenty of gear placements.


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