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Member Since: Jul 29, 2011
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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All 91 | Routes 5 | Areas 2 | Approach Trails | Photos 29 | Page Improvements | Comments 12 | Posts 28 | Stars 9 | Ratings 6

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Location: Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... > Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... > 2 - Bear Canyon > The Nursery
By: Yair Horowitz When: Jan 29, 2012

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Comments: I went to Teddy Bear Slabs and Rapunzel Tower earlier today and had the place to myself. Some observations:

1) Location: To make things more exact, the pullout is just after where the road crosses between two rock formations, just before mile marker 10.

2) I was very happy with the climbs on TB and RT. The base of TB is on its way toward kid-friendliness, but isn't there yet. I cleared away a lot of dead bushes and choss, but there's still work to be done. (Also, it seems like "Climber Jumped ... more >>


Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock > The Trauma (5.6)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: Well this was an interesting time... I'm a pretty new 5.6 trad leader and I figured that for my first climb of the day at Mission Gorge I'd warm up on The Stairs, which Chris Hubbard's guide has at a 5.3. You may already see where this is going...

So I reach the awkward block on... The Stairs?... and I'm thinking to myself, "Holy F*** this is sandbagged." After pushing through the climb on lead I finally rap down and take another look at the guide and:

1. Okay, wow, that was "The Trauma." Damn... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > Gibraltar Area > Lower Gibraltar > Conundrum (5.8- PG13)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Dec 23, 2011

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Comments: A surprisingly fun climb with lots of possible of variations. I may have overlooked a bolt up top, but anchor building for rappel took a bit of work to keep me from having a sketchy start to the rap. (One high bolt + #1 and #3 cams did the trick well.)


Location: California > San Francisco Bay Area > Castle Rock Area > Handley Rock Park
By: Yair Horowitz When: Dec 12, 2011

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Comments: It's too bad that there isn't more info out there on this crag. Here's some of what you need to know:

1 - There's an unfortunate amount of graffiti and trash on the rock

2 - Top rope access is to the left of the rock as you approach from the parking area, before you actually start to go around the monolith

3 - Technically there are sport climbs here, but I wouldn't trust ANY of the bolts if someone paid me

4 - The bolting at the top is really weird. Some super-solid bolts, some spinners, som... more >>


Location: Oregon > Willamette Valley > Columns (aka Skinner Butte)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Sep 14, 2011

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Comments: 1) There are plenty (probably too many) bolted anchors up top, and although access can be mildly sketchy it looks like all routes at the Columns can be top-roped.

2) There is an obvious sign at the parking area listing 30+ routes overlaid on a photo, with grades listed as well. Excellent resource.


Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Bullet Hole Boulder Area > Bullet Hole Cliff Band > Fingers (5.7)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Aug 19, 2011

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Comments: Fun, but a bit too short.

The fixed anchors on the cliffband are ridiculously sketchy. Rusted, spinning hangers, etc. Bring a good amount of webbing and back them up with available natural features.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the top of Fingers.
At the top of Fingers.



Location: Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Bullet Hole Boulder Area > Bullet Hole Cliff Band > Chimney (5.7)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Aug 19, 2011

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Comments: The fixed anchors on the cliffband are ridiculously sketchy. Rusted, spinning hangers, etc. Bring a good amount of webbing and back them up with available natural features.

Also, in case it's not clear from the description, this is in the cliffband above Bullet Hole Rock. Toprope access ~250' to the right.

For a fun variation, where this route shifts right toward easier ground you can stay left to climb the face. Can't be much harder, maybe 5.8.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yair on Chimney, staying left.
Yair on Chimney, staying left.



Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Boulderado > Jam It (5.8-)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Aug 12, 2011

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Comments: Careful setting up a TR on most of the routes around here, as it gets pretty sketchy out on some of the ledges. There's a monster tree up top that I suggest anchoring yourself to, or your partner can belay you to the anchors.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nip and Tuck > Unnamed (submitted as Doc's... (5.7)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Aug 12, 2011

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Comments: There are a bunch of large loose rocks near the ledge around 4/5ths of the way up. I removed a few of the melon-size rocks that were ready to knock out a belayer, but there are still some sketchy pieces up there. Be careful and you'll be fine.

Note: Most of this route can be toproped by walking out onto the ledge referenced above. Anchor yourself to the easily accessible bolt for safety, and use the large boulder in combination with the bolt to build your toprope anchor.


Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nip and Tuck > Dan-D-Line (5.6 R)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Aug 12, 2011

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Comments: Found a short strap with a snap-buckle at the bottom of this route. Doubt anyone would take the trouble to get it back, but if it's yours and you want it, message me to claim.


Location: New Jersey > Ricks Rocks > One Bowl Gully (5.1)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Don't know when they showed up, but there are now three bolts at the top of One Bowl Gully, along with one right next door at One Bowl Ceiling.


Location: New Jersey > Ricks Rocks > Blairstown Crack (5.6 PG13)
By: Yair Horowitz When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: A fun climb. Took my brother out here for his first outdoor climb (and for my first time at Rick's Rocks). There was lots of natural protection for a top rope setup, but I'll echo the other warnings to bring a lot of webbing. I brought 20', 30', and 50' and ended up using it all on this one.

T'was a nice and moderately challenging first climb for the bro, and Blairstown provided a super intro to crack climbing, with lots of width variation and no real need for serious jams.

Lots of loose rock ... more >>


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