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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. Climbed dirty, as it stood.
Thanks to Michael Kaffel for the belay.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Fiddleneck Aréte (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: This one was done proper. I brought three different brushes and a pick to remove dirt from cracks. Each item was essential...


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 (5.10c R) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: For each of my climbs in the area I've now made note of the style in which the first ascent was done.


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

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Comments: Ok I’m going to take another swing at this...
Bob you are correct. This style is not ground-up. Reese Martin's comment threw me off.
This appears to leave two avenues available for local ground-up first ascents. Either an alternate party cleans the climb while on rappel, or the line is led dirty (as it stands). Neither approach is easy but perhaps that is the point.
Am I still way off base here?


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

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Comments: Biome was cleaned on rappel and then led ground up. All moves and gear options were explored on lead.
The picture above is from the second attempt. I ended up backing off and reversing much of the crux sequence. My belayer insists that I "almost died"...
It was worth the effort though and I've now led it twice. The climb is runout and the gear is bad but it's a lot of fun.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Location: Other Sports : surfing and wave sailing vo... : Post : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: Niiiice. Very sick left plus some offshore wind? Yes please.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Western Spaces Wall : Desert Solitude (5.10) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: He fell in the toilet! Cool pic.


Location: International : Asia : Pakistan : Baltoro Mustagh : Mustagh Tower : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Such a cool photo. This will haunt dreams....


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