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Point Rank: # 168
Total Points: 3,075

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Hidden Cliff : Bikini Whale (5.12b)
By: Russ Walling When: Jun 9, 2017

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Comments: Alex... lot's of if's and's and maybes in your post. Lots of crux holds are loose in Josh. That does not sound the alarm for adding bolts because "it" might break, or an inattentive belayer "could" let you deck, or a certain body position with a light belayer etc etc...

I'm not seeing or hearing anyone complain about replacement with big nice hardware. No need to explain that point. Thanks for replacing the existing bolts with good hardware.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Hidden Cliff : Bikini Whale (5.12b)
By: Russ Walling When: May 6, 2017

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Comments: I don't like the idea of a mandatory stick clip. I have not been to the base in a while, but even a low bolt that you can yard on if needed to clip the crux bolt is better than a stick clip. Are guys really carrying around a stick clip these days?


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Camp 4 Boulders : ... : Shiver Me Timbers (V6 R)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 27, 2017

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Comments: I'm all about accuracy, ergo:
The Reid bouldering book came out in 1999 and rated SMT V5 standard. Now in 2017 grade creep has eclipsed even that report of it being the V5 standard and it is being reported on MP as V6 (or more!) Even a moderate bad math timemachine rollback would put the rating at 5.11 in the early/mid 80's, fake 5.12 in the 90's, and 5.12 (or V5) in the early 2000's and now V6 in 2017. I bet it... more >>


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Unknown (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Sharper and less solid rock on this one. Honking on a thumb sized crystal at the start is the business.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : North Face (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Slightly funky, but again as with all the high first bolts on this wall, you don't really need any pro if you can boulder 5.6 like a boss. Flat landing too.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Gun Rail (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Tricky and sharp if you read the line wrong. Not too bad if you hit it with a good sequence.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Top Gun (5.10a/b)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: Good route and the high first bolt is nothing to go all pant-shitter on... no gear needed.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Who Says I'm Not? (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Head up good rock for about 9 feet until you can traipse left out to the arete on the crumbliest feet you will see all day. Continue up the arete on sorta suspect rock to two bolt hangers for the anchor.

One way to skip some of the scramble of getting to the base of this route is to do Tuxedo Junction, then head up a few feet the anchor for this route. Hang a couple long slings on the bots and then rap into the base, do the route, then rap the Mussy Hooks on Tuxedo Junction to get back your p... more >>


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Tuxedo Junction (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Easy crack leads to chossy hollow edge pulling. Unless you are at your limit on such affairs, no crack pro is needed. If you are a wig master or want pro, take a few cams in the 1" to 3" range and a couple long slings. Not a full on 1 star route... I'd go a generous .788 stars on this one.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Penguins : Stem Cell Research (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Good long route on mostly so so rock. Two or three actual cruxes that should keep your interest. Climbs a lot like a Joshua Tree route complete with choss, slopers, and goofy presses. Harder than most of the 10a/b stuff around these parts.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : ... : Man's Country (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: I'm thinking all the holds have fallen off this pile, or it was the biggest heavy gravity day on record when I went there. Seems to make you veer right at the start into the 5.8 crack, then cross back over to the 5.9 crack on the left near the top ie: contrivo. Some huge moves lurk in there if you don't use the cracks. Just not buying it. If this is 5.9, all the other 5.9's in the AHills are 5.2


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Pure Cane (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: I didn't notice the high first bolt... or the landing. #oblivious


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Sugar Daddy (5.10b)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Long reach around the first bolt... forgot the rest.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Starburst (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Good edges lead to poor rock and a nearly un-clippable anchor if you get all up in there cattywampus...


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Butterfingers (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: So so rock that only gets worse if you veer out left. Direct on edges and plates seems like the way to go.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Unknown 5.9 (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Slightly better than the climbing on First Boulder, but basically the same. Worth doing.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Unknown Right (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Worth doing especially if you want some sun and are working on your portfolio of micro_flashes.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Unknown Left (5.9)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Pretty good little two-fer on this boulder. Yeah... I said boulder. Good though and worth doing along with the route to the right and the similar deal-e-o on Second Boulder


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : My Sweet Tooth (5.10b)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Good rock, a few crisp edges and cheater cracks on both sides to wipe out any real difficulty. I'd go 1.5 stars for the rock and start. Bummer those adjoining cracks are so close.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Chiclets (5.4)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: This would be a good solo for a dog.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Candy Man (5.7)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: If you use the fire pit at the base as a cheat stone, it might only be 5.6++


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Werner's Werthers (5.8)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: A few interesting moves weave up to the anchors. Rock is pretty good low, maybe not so much high.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Candy Store : ... : Kit Kat (5.10a)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 14, 2017

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Comments: Clean enough and good climbing. Crux is doing the move to drape the rope into the anchors.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Outback Bouldering : Animal Boulder : Animal (V6)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: This problem used to have a giant cheat stone at the base and was always done using the stone. One day we were out there tripping around bouldering and I started working on it without the stone. A bunch of tries later I did the thing... went back to our group and told Bachar about doing it without the cheat stone. "No way!" he says, and he boogied over to the Animal and did it without the stone after a couple of tries. Never saw a stone at the base again. Had t... more >>


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Double Orifice (V4)
By: Russ Walling When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: hahaha! Good Lord! FA by me I'm pretty sure, a million years ago. Had to be early 80's. Can't believe it is on anyones circuit. Has it cleaned up some? I remember lots and lots of grains. Felt about 11+ back then.


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