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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Medlicott Dome : Medlicott Dome, Left
By: BCramer When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: For an approach we drove 5.1 miles from the meadows store to a small pullout on the left (per a newish Reid/Falkenstein guide, '09?), hiked a climber's trail eastward to a well maintained trail (Tenaya Lake Trail), turned right here and in about 100 yards came to another climber's trail on the left marked with a small cairn. From here the trail pretty much takes a straight, aerobic, uphill line to the base of the cliff at the Smithers route.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Dozier Dome
By: BCramer When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: For what it's worth, I was climbing here recently and spoke with several people who missed the turn off the main trail. One couple actually ended up at Medlicott!
From the parking area head away from the road eastward on a climber's trail to the obvious maintained trail (Tenaya Lake trail), turn left, hike a short distance keeping an eye to the right on the look out for a series of cairns leading across rock slabs. From here the trail is pretty well marked (at the large slab head up and left) al... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress : Mean Streak (5.10c/d A1 R)
By: BCramer When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: Hey Richard, Good to see someone finally climb and comment on this route. Good pics, brings back many memories!
Mark and I saw that start out right, but we were really into face climbing at the time and saw the face as a good challenge and more direct way to the Mean Streak pitch. Are there still bolts on the Mean Streak pitch? Some a$$holes added a couple after our ascent. That crack eats cams and didn't need the bolts. We always meant to go back and find a free variation around that aid pitch.... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Classic (5.7)
By: BCramer When: Sep 27, 2012

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Comments: Adam-phx-trad, You wrote about the third pitch, "...it felt more like a 5.9 to me with that roof move" This sounds like you might have strayed up Karl's Korner (5.9) like others who have posted here. Same thing happened to me on my first trip to the Mountain!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side : Deceptive Corner (5.7)
By: BCramer When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: It looks as if there are at least two starts that will get you to the ledge. Climb a left leaning crack out right on gear (Mentioned in original route description, 5.7) or big edge face moves with two bolts (shown in Blitzo's beta photo, somewhat harder than 5.7). In either case, putting in a directional where you pull onto the ledge is a good idea to protect the second from swinging out left if they come off. Once on the ledge there are two finishes. Climb the overhanging corner crack directly... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : Unknown (5.7 PG13)
By: BCramer When: Apr 25, 2012

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Comments: Hey Chris, A bit of confusion on some of these. We thought the way we went was a better start to the City Slicker/Chip Ahoy line, being just a little longer and more difficult in both moves and gear placements.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : Sabretooth (5.7)
By: BCramer When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: It could be Blitzo's photo is correct. We climbed the route he's outlined this morning. We were using Vogel's 1992 guide and weren't planning to do the Sabertooth route he shows in it. Now at home and looking at Vogel's 1989 Supplement to his first guide I see that it shows Blitzo's line, so who knows?? We choose this line because it looked cool and wasn't in the guide we had with us. We started by climbing the right margin of a prominent "tooth" behind a pine tree (the "Sabertooth"? This featur... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Prescott Area Bouldering : Groom Creek : ... : Southern Arete (V4)
By: BCramer When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: Blue Moon Arete (V3/4) is over there. Or is it something not in the current guide?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Prescott Area Bouldering : Groom Creek : ... : The Slapper Problem (V2)
By: BCramer When: Feb 17, 2011

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Comments: Luke, That's called The Scoop V6. Got it from Brent Edens (if memory serves), not sure if it had seen an ealier ascent, but that's what he called it. Don't you have the new guide?


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Prescott Area Bouldering : In-Town Bouldering : Supercrack and The Corridor
By: BCramer When: Oct 14, 2010

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Comments: Stephan, Park in the dirt lot on north side of Iron Springs Rd. just west of Peterson's Physical Therapy and the Prescott Animal Hospital. Hike east and a little north, following old trails and a drainage that leads to the rocks. Too far left and you'll end up in a housing area, too far right and you'll end up following the base of a rocky hill that leads to the back of the mall. If you are in the right drainage, the Supercrack boulders, etc. will be high on the right, and various other boulders... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : Camptown Races (variation) (5.10- PG13)
By: BCramer When: Feb 1, 2010

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Comments: FA: Ian Howell, Rick Thaler, '73 FFA: Charlie Lyon, Steve Dieckhoff, Bruce Carson, '75.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Dells/Watson Lake D... : High Rappel Dell : King Cling (5.10a)
By: BCramer When: Dec 1, 2009

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Comments: How about King of Plain?


Location: CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag : Photo
By: BCramer When: Nov 29, 2009

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Comments: Thanks Crisco. Sorry no prints, I only paint and sell originals.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Hotline (aka Hiccup Del... (5.10)
By: BCramer When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: Didn't take it personal Greg. Seems like every group has their own version of things. I can't tell you how many route names were brought to my attention for the bouldering guide after I printed it. Normal for an area like Prescott that has a lot of out of town visitors but no real repository to pass along route info. The Promised Land is a prime example. Lots of routes but little FA info. Stray bolted lines are all over the Dells as well. It's just the way it is.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Middle Section : The Hotline (aka Hiccup Del... (5.10)
By: BCramer When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: Paul, pretty sure I got that name from Rusty. Greg, I had heard that name as well, but since I had heard of no competing name at the time, I went with the name Rusty gave it. Can't make everyone happy.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Dells/Watson Lake D... : Watson Lake : ... : Dam Classic (aka The Dam Cr... (5.9-)
By: BCramer When: Nov 22, 2009

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Comments: Another damn classic Rusty move ;-)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : For Whom the Poodle Tolls (5.9)
By: BCramer When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Solid 5.9 line.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : A Farewell to Poodles (5.9)
By: BCramer When: Oct 15, 2009

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Comments: Cool opening moves felt 10ish on less than perfect pro. Pretty fun.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Granite Mountain : Swamp Slabs : Tread Gently (5.8)
By: BCramer When: Aug 11, 2008

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Comments: The "...easy cracks to the top." description following the crux is little vague. After moving up right around the crux roof you find yourself in a big corner. Instead of going up the corner (boring), move back left on horizontals onto the arete above the roof you just did. Continue up the horizontals (small cams or pink tricams) staying just left of the arete to a good belay ledge. Way fun. (The currently available fold-out topo wrongly shows the route traversing way left over to Ragpicker h... more >>


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Mount Rubidoux : Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Photo
By: BCramer When: Jun 3, 2008

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Comments: Hey Chris, I grew up in Riverside and that bridge is named after my grandfather! He was mayor of Riverside for 12 years in the 60s and 70s. He was also an artist/cartoonist (did old Woody Woodpecker cartoons for Walter Lantz) and also acted in old 1930s era Buck Rogers sci-fi movies. He was a fun guy who often entertained us kids with endless magic tricks. He died in 1985. Thanks for posting the pic, it brings back lots of fond memories, of him and climbing at Mt. Rubberducks, too.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Gibraltar Rock : Sedona's Scenic Cruise (5.9)
By: BCramer When: Nov 19, 2007

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Comments: We climbed this route Fri. 11/16 and found a fenced in road construction materials yard temporarily occupying the parking lot described above. Who knows how long it will remain. We parked across the street. Greg n' Laurel's approach worked great for us. While climbing pitch 2 do not belay at the 1st set of anchors encountered (we goofed here, this anchor is only for the rappel), instead continue up right passed one more bolt to another set of bolts at the start of the 3rd pitch as per Greg’s... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Photo
By: BCramer When: Jul 10, 2007

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Comments: There is another one on one of the trails to Tahquitz. It's been there since before I start climbing in '78. Some of them are mine, but I have no idea why it started (or why I put some in!). Homo sapiens are funny.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Prescott Areas : Prescott Area Bouldering : Groom Creek
By: BCramer When: Jan 7, 2007

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Comments: At Gurley St. you actually turn south onto Mt. Vernon St. that soon becomes Senator Hwy. The Drive from Gurley to the boulders is about 6 1/2 miles. The School Bus turn-around is the first parking reached, but you can continue to the next road on the left that leads to Camp Wamatochick. Turn left and park near the large rocks (the Island boulders, many classics) and hike the Groom Creek Trail #307 to the main area or cross the highway to more boulders on the west side of the highway.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Kermits Wall : Paranoia Streak (5.10c R)
By: BCramer When: Dec 8, 2006

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Comments: Hey Steve, How are you doing man? I see my reputation exceeds me. Do I really look that tall? I'm actually 6'0". Hank and I had fun on this one! I remember somewhere above the roof leading off some opposed sky hooks weighted with some 'biners to keep them in place. I think it was just before the cut back left. What youthful hubris! I heard there's a bolt there now. Probably a good thing too, almost no one carries skyhooks on their standard rack anymore.