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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10+) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: The entire third pitch of Riparian Daydream is visible in this picture, including the crack that is found on that pitch. The Wheel is the crack splitting the right side block.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10+)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
Riparian Daydream was a solo project that began on August 25 when I first installed the topmost anchor and rappelled off. I fixed lines on the separate pitches to facilitate cleaning and bolting, and ran many laps up the wall via mini traxion. The effort included twenty one bicycle rides from Ojai to Wheeler, for a total of 294 miles.

The name is a tribute to the magical creekside spaces along the various arms of the Matilija.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Ripple Rider (5.8)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 17, 2014

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
Ripple Rider was done ground up, since it would have actually been more difficult to scramble around for a top down effort. The route looked like it might lend itself well to a ground up, free ascent. I 'stanced' it onsight, the route had never been rappelled or Tr'ed.
Use of removable bolts allowed for fine tuning of the final bolt placements, which was done on rappel after the FA.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Bitch Free Zone (5.11a/b)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: A disappointing name. Hopefully Andy or Matthew can take my name off the page.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Bitch Free Zone (5.11a/b)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Route info updated. Eric calls the route 'Bitch Free Zone' and gives it a grade of 510c.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Stolen From Mike (5.9+)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: The bolt in the protruding cobble has been moved and replaced with a beefy 1/2"x4" Rawl five piece. Thanks guys.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Bitch Free Zone (5.11a/b)
By: Alex Bury When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: I watched Erik and Mike put this route up on Wednesday. I haven't done it yet myself so the grade is just a guess from watching Erik pull some nice looking moves at the roof.
The route was cleaned and worked on top rope and then bolted on lead.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Stolen From Mike (5.9+)
By: Alex Bury When: Aug 22, 2014

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Comments: This route is called 'Stolen From Mike' and was done ground up with aid.
FA: Mike Levanduski
FFA: Erick Benaventes (sp?)

Sounds like Erick tried to bolt it on aid but bailed, with Mike coming in later to finish bolting it and finally Erick leading it free. It was reportedly Erick's first go at bolting, hence the bolted cobble and confusing mix of hardware.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering
By: Alex Bury When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Jon, how about adding the area and all those great problems? You probably know the place better than anyone (that still climbs). Post up!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Fern Dust (5.10a) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Kris H.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Pretzel Logic (V7-8)
By: Alex Bury When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: Short but quality. I've seen different beta work, I do a weird pogo pop for the first move. Recently I saw Robbie R use a backstep and send it with the slickness.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : The Wheel (5.11) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: If you look closely, Mike can be seen on the belay ledge at the base of the crack.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : The Wheel (5.11)
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: Pure ground up style on this one, the route was not TR'ed or rappelled until after the FA.
Thanks to Michael Kaffel for the belay.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Shelf Ridge : Fox Canyon : ... : Fox Crack (5.9)
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Climbed ground-up in a very dirty state....


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Shelf Ridge : Fox Canyon : ... : Fox Head Aréte (5.8)
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Climbed dirty, as it stood.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Biome (5.10b PG13) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: I have updated each page for my climbs in the area and made note of the style in which the first ascent was done.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Biome (5.10b PG13) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: No problem Bob, thanks for your response.
How do you feel about an alternate party cleaning the route beforehand? Assuming there is not any transfer of beta, this would seem to preserve the adventurous unknown element.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Biome (5.10b PG13) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Bob you are correct. This style is not ground-up. I should have said, 'cleaned on rappel and led from the ground'. Reese Martin's comment threw me off.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Biome (5.10b PG13) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 21, 2014

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Comments: Biome was cleaned on rappel and then led ground up.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Shelf Ridge : Couch Rock
By: Alex Bury When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Photos coming soon!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : The Hideout : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 26, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Cole Gibson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Cole Gibson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Cole Gibson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Cole Gibson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : The Hideout : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Photo by Cole Gibson.


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