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Member Since: Oct 5, 2004
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Point Rank: # 149
Total Points: 3,664
Last Year: 393
Last 30 Days: 207
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 2716 | Routes 95 | Areas 12 | Photos 390 | Page Improvements 4 | Comments 572 | Posts 536 | Stars 751 | Ratings 356
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - South Face : When You're A Jet (5.11+)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 30, 2016

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Comments: Here is a touchstone for you young guys:




Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : Photo
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 24, 2016

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Comments: Point and Shoot


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Climb Like an Egyptian (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: Pretty short but really good down low. The good stuff is over before you know it. 5.10 a/b


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : King Tut Vs. John Wayne Liv... (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: Another really good route in this mini gold mine of an area. Better than 2 stars, but not a full 3.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Pharaohs On Fungi (5.10d)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: A few ways to skin this cat, and mine seemed hard and thin. The climbing above is moderate. I'll go 2.8 stars on this as it is better than most routes in the entire AHills. 5.10 b/c max.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Ghosts : ... : Jackal Headed Woman (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 16, 2016

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Comments: Good route on good rock. Well worth the scramble, which is all of 4 minutes, and felt tough for the grade. After the funky move, all is well to the anchors. I'll go a full 3 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Slab Route (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Looks sorta improbable but climbs really good and not too bad. Neat face and features.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : The Poodle Bites (5.8- PG13)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Good warmup for the wall. Drilled angles are still there and looking solid. YMMV.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : The Poodle Chews It (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: 6 bolts, not 5 on this one. Seemed sorta hard and funky to me. Good rock with side pulls and even a fist jam if you are fully confused.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Flappy (5.10c)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: A crimpy start gets you going on good holds all the way to the top. The upper section is easier than its cousin next door and lower angle. If you can get through the first couple of bolts you'll have it in the bag. Good route. Solid 3 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : RCM (Redneck Cracker Mother... (5.10b)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Love those chimney starts! Starts to get pumper a bit at the top but noting to worry about. Last few moves seem steep. 3.366 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Have a Slabulous Day (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: In Josh, the home of the grainy slab, this would be 5.6 tops. It is pretty clean and makes for a fun romp.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Every Day is Earth Day (5.7+)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Not too bad and nice and warm. Rock is amazingly good for what yer dealing with normally. I'll go 1.733 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Seamingly Cool (5.6 R)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Takes some pro, but more or less a solo romp up a really low angle face. Near the top, if you fall, the large chicken heads and plates are your pro as you will probably stop rolling by hitting them.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Corner the Market, Lose the... (5.8 PG13)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Fantastically crappy start leads to some so so face climbing using the crack for pro. Slab move at the end rounds out a chossy extravaganza. A must do if you are high on datura. I'll go .814 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Choss Whisperer (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Worth it if you are here... if there is a line, think yourself lucky and move on.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Earthday and Munge Domes : Probably Go, Natural Pro (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: An exquisite pile. If you like choss, this is your bunny.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : ... : Chocolate Pocket (5.9+)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Good long route with a bit of everything. Nice add to the area.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Hell Wall : Right Hell Crack (5.10b/c)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: We also had no cams or nuts for this one... and the quasi runout topout might get you going. The climbing up there is easy, but don't fall or you will take a lobber. A couple big nuts would go right in there if you have them.

I saw no hold that if gone would impact the route... maybe they are already gone? Anyway, good steep climbing on good rock. Slightly harder than Left Hell Crack, but similar.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Hell Wall : Left Hell Crack (5.10a/b)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Good climb on pretty good rock. We had no cams or nuts and getting to the first bolt is not that bad. Just don't fall! The rest is well protected by bolts to Mussy Hooks at the top.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : The Groove (5.10a/b)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Best route on the crag. Sorta neat and sorta awkward in spots. Rock is pretty good and the moves are interesting and fun.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : Choss Avoidance Syndrome (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: The plates are neat and feature some nice pulling. The rest of the route is standard chossy fair. 1.633 stars.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : Shit Faced in Tuskaloosa (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: So so route with a sloggy start up a ramp to gain the main face.

I'll go 1.237 stars factoring in the other routes and the crag it is on.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : Corner Bakery (5.7+)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: A couple of neat moves down low lead to some almost good rock above.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : South Park : Half 'n' Half (5.6)
By: Russ Walling When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: No real need for cams but a nut or two might keep you off the deck if something breaks while getting to the bolt. Top out features some of the largest grains and choss available. When you leave, take some home with you, they will be laying all over your rope tarp.

Barely one star. I'll go .679 stars.


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