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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : The Boss Man (5.9)
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 25, 2015

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Comments: Mike's a hip guy, it can't be helped. The route is visible in the top photo, it's the right-leaning crack directly above.
This climb was first done about fifty years ago.
Tex Bossier was putting up lines all over the place in the 1960's, and he was a local pioneer during this period as well. He and Yvon Chouinard were primary explorers of formations throughout our hills, completing ground-up first ascents and opening entire new areas. Some of these routes are now area classics. This one sort o... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Goulara (5.10c)
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: I'm an Ojai local as well as a route developer here at Wheeler. Sean's my homie and Jon is a good friend of mine. Sam I just met but he seems like a nice dude. I'm not going to get drawn into any debate regarding the route, but there are a couple things I want to say.

You guys picked the worst rock in the whole friggin county to mess around with. A lot of work (by Matthew and also Jon) went into making sure people are careful and considerate, especially in that exact location. In light of that... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Black Wall Traverse (V2)
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: "This year's winter storm created a sandbar at the base of the Sespe Gorge. I cleaned vegetation to make a path along the bottom of the cliff.
The route starts at the Tree Root, goes under the platform, around the cave and all the way to the end of the wall under an oak tree...with the crux friction slab between the Ending Crack and the Pipe Cleaner, V2. After much practice, I completed the climb on 2/27/15. Try it ! It is great!"

-Trad Bob


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Sespe Gorge (Black Wall) : Lost in the Sespe (5.7+ PG13)
By: Alex Bury When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
This climb was reestablished in February 2015.
The ascent was in response to a line of bolts that recently appeared on the wall, terminating at a sport anchor mid-face. I led past the hardware, placing my own gear, and completed the line to the huge ledge above the corner. A second pitch took us to the rim, where we walked off the back. I returned a few days later and removed the bolts while on rappel.
Black Wall is a historic trad venue. It's important we respect this place an... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : The Frond (5.10) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: 'The Frond' is the striking aréte. A belay can be constructed at its base, which is reached by following a trail up a sloping ramp.
'Silver Carpet' climbs the direct line on the face to the left.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Biome (5.10b)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
'Biome' was cleaned on rappel and then led from the start. It was done on gear as a serious, R rated lead.
A bolt has since been added up high to reduce the chance of ground fall.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Fern Dust (5.10a)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
The base was harder to reach when 'Fern Dust' was done, and I rapped the dirty groove adjacent to get to the start. Ergo, the ascent didn't earn ground-up stripes, but the fa went down first try without further notable tactics.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Indian Paintbrush (5.8)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
This was the first climb done in the area, and was so scruffy it barely looked climbable. But its position above the meadow was great and the place in general picture perfect, and I would sometimes hike up and top rope it by myself. Eventually I was able to get others to come check it out and, after some cleaning and a handful of ascents, it started to look like a reasonable lead. There was even a cool boulder problem start directly beneath the ribs.
Since then it's been led a b... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Fiddleneck Aréte (5.7 R)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
This scruffy line was done onsight, ground-up. The only real gear placed was a micro cam, low on the aréte.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : The Frond (5.10)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
'The Frond' was done onsight, ground-up. Natural features allowed the route to go bolt-free.
It would've been easy to rap down the route, clean it, and then lead it. But with the route's striking aspect and the adventurous tradition of the area, a ground-up attempt was in order. Plus it's a short route, and I wanted to get the most out of it.
Opportunities for gear at the start were encouraging but prospects above were unknown. I had my drill on a tagline in case there wasn't ... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Silver Carpet (5.10b)
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Dev. Notes:
'Silver Carpet' was completed onsight, ground-up. Drilling was done on lead, with removable bolts being used to protect the first ascent. The route has since been equipped with high quality stainless.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Upper Foothill (The Hideout... : Silver Carpet (5.10b) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Silver Carpet climbs the tall face in the center of the photo. The start is hidden by the oaks, but the crux at the left-leaning seam is clearly visible.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Vanishing Flakes (5.11a)
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 29, 2014

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Comments: I was pretty blown away when I arrived at the cliff this morning. A classic trad line, defiled.

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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: Less than ideal conditions at Wheeler Gorge today.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Dec 7, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 16, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 16, 2014

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Comments: This position is above the upper schist tier, a very airy place. I initially came here several months ago while scouting lines. It was this view of the cobblestone formation that first inspired me to put up the route.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 16, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: I am visible if you zoom in, at the top of the second pitch.
Photo by Brian Wilson.



Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 12, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: Photo by Ashley Wilson.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Riparian Daydream (5.10-) : Photo
By: Alex Bury When: Oct 30, 2014

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Comments: It is always great to show up at the crag and see someone enjoying a route of mine. But when that person is Lynn Hill...well, needless to say it made my day. I was able to take some funky cell phone shots of her yesterday as she ran a tr lap on the first pitch.


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.


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