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Yaak Crack, Gallery Wall


Member Since: Sep 14, 2010
Last Visit: 5 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 646
Total Points: 986
Last Year: 137
Last 30 Days: 49
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 264 | Routes 28 | Areas 9 | Photos 105 | Page Improvements | Comments 46 | Posts 2 | Stars 71 | Ratings 3
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Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Descanso Boulders : Vasa Boulder : (unnamed) (V3)
By: Ben May When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Upper section is still a bit gritty. Still really fun.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Descanso Boulders
By: Ben May When: 6 days ago

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Comments: If you bring in water bottles... good for you for hydrating. BUT CLEAN THEM UP!!!
Do not leave your trash.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Descanso Boulders : Library Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Originally I thought that this was going to be a really technical climb, using the features. As I found out, it's best just to throw for the jug. SO GOOD!!!!!!!!


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Descanso Boulders : Vasa Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: Sink or Swim
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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: aaaaand BOOM!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: Aron?


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Red Sentinel : Photo
By: Ben May When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: wow. (wow'd fascial expression)


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall : Mańana (5.10)
By: Ben May When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: This one is called MaŅana in the ACSD pocket guide. Is that a mistake?


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Main Wall : King of Pain (5.9+) : Photo
By: Ben May When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: haha neither. I just looked up and thought it'd be a cool shot.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Descanso Boulders : Tsunami Boulder : I Like Turtles (V2-)
By: Ben May When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: That's rad! I didn't even notice those holds there! Good work.


Location: CA : San Diego County : West Bernardo Hills
By: Ben May When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Also, I believe this is all private property.


Location: CA : San Diego County : West Bernardo Hills
By: Ben May When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: I agree. There's plenty to be found here if you don't mind breaking brush. I've discovered a good hand full of problems... actually, I'd be willing to bet Sean and George discovered this place long ago. They may have done all the bolting. Don't want to give last names just in case.
Looking back from another angle
Looking back from another angle



Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Main Wall : Into the Eye of the Son (5.11+) : Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Nothing like a little bird watching after taking on the crux. Great shot!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northwest Recess : Whodunit (5.9) : Photo
By: Ben May When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: I'm actually far more conscientious now about just blindly jamming my hand in a crack. Kinda sucks. haha. I'm familiar with baboquivari. It's a beautiful place. Regardless of the location, climbing is dangerous... in more ways than we know!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Dog Wall : Dog Logic (aka Here Kitty, ... (5.11b)
By: Ben May When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments:
  • **It's not all that bad. Reach for a critical left hand crimp and move to a higher right hand then you're at the jug. It's a little scary but not bad. It's a short and fun climb.



Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Gallery : Yaak Crack (5.11d)
By: Ben May When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: Super Fun! wish it was longer!! Agreed that it should be like an easier 11. The top isn't a gimmee.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Pain in the Neck (5.10 R)
By: Ben May When: Oct 30, 2012

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Comments: I have to bump up the stars here... because it is fun. I do have one question tho. Does the route go strait up the small crimps to the laft the of the giant hueco or is it an option to go right and opt for the monster holds then secure that second bolt?


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Diamond of San Diego (5.11d) : Photo
By: Ben May When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: fist bump to the photographer!


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall : Diamond of San Diego (5.11d)
By: Ben May When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: Not what I wanted to hear, TJ! hahaha ...you think you might try it again?


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Main Wall : Into the Eye of the Son (5.11+)
By: Ben May When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: I just want to state, for the record, that I am not responsible for the bolts added to this route. I agree in full that bolts should not go where natural protection can be used. This is a great climb, none the less.


Location: CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo : Bishop Peak : Summit Blocks - East (Main) : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Apr 14, 2012

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Comments: Madden! hahahahaha. Nice!


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall : Main Wall : Into the Eye of the Son (5.11+)
By: Ben May When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: I think what I have depicted here is a variation of what's in the Kennedy/Hubbard guide... which states that the climb actually starts on the face underneath the finger crack. That may be a harder option but I can assure you that the crack is a must-do.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Descanso Wall
By: Ben May When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: Peter, that's great to hear. I know that there's been some controversy about some of the bolting but that's anywhere in San Diego. I also want to keep bolting to a necessary minimal. Thanks for your work!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northwest Recess : Whodunit (5.9) : Photo
By: Ben May When: Dec 22, 2011

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Comments: I'm assuming that it fell from above. It was pretty cold so it was probably too lethargic to strike. Either way, It nearly scared the lunch out of me. I was on lead too... would have taken quite the whipper on top of being bitten by a freakin rattlesnake 400 feet off the ground. Lucky for my climbing partner, he had the option to take a slightly different route.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : La Milagrosa Canyon : Main Wall : ... : Photo
By: Ben May When: Oct 13, 2011

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Comments: Lies I say! All lies! However, you did assist me in getting past that crux on the lead so props.


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