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Member Since: Jan 28, 2008
Last Visit: 6 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 30
Total Points: 8,901
Last Year: 2,726
Last 30 Days: 182
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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

Gorgeous

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mt. Gorgeous

Jeffrey, Pam, and I enjoyed a peaceful ascent away from the crowds.

Jun 24, 2013

Barndoor Arete

V2 5+ (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : X3 Boulder

Definitely requires good core strength and daft footwork to fight the barn door.

Jun 12, 2013

Xeno Dance

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

Fun, thoughtful moves. The traverse is cleaning up. Nice and long.

May 19, 2013

Last Dance

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

Fun opening move. The routes cleaning up.

May 19, 2013

Basilisk Fang

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : The Rad Cliff

Ditto....for what Kristi D said.

Mar 26, 2013

Upevil

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Bovine Dome

With Joe, Megan, and Pam. Still a grand adventure.

Feb 20, 2013

And Grooving Was Grooving

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Zippy Rock

Good clean fun. Really enjoyed those creative flared jams in the grooves.

Feb 17, 2013

Golden Years

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

Fun, well protected

Dec 27, 2012

Babe Ruth

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

Fun, well protected. Clean dispite being neglected.

Dec 27, 2012

Casey at the Bat

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Easy Street

A fine winter day at Echo Cliffs. Had the place to ourselves.

Dec 27, 2012

Wet Bush

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great route with technical face moves below the overlap.

Dec 9, 2012

The Sumac Route

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great sunny winter, almost too hot.

Dec 9, 2012

Bushwhacked

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Great warm sunny winter morning at Echo Cliffs.

Dec 9, 2012

Aenea

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Awesome day. Not another soul on Hyperion Slab.

Nov 10, 2012

Goldline

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Great day. No one on Hyperion Slab.

Nov 10, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Pam & Ben. Awesome day and great steep route.

Nov 10, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Pam & Ben. Watched the BMX'rs build ramps and jump off boulders.

Nov 10, 2012

Endymion

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

The hangers all spin. This needs a hardware upgrade soon.

Nov 10, 2012

Block/Gully Var.

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Saddle Peak

It's a bit confusing to sort out the a the bottom, until you reach the blocks.

Aug 27, 2012

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Fun route to do in the AM before the sun & heat arrive.

Aug 8, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Nice climb to complete an afternoon at Texas Canyon, as the sun sets.

Jul 13, 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Super fun thin moves at the top.

Jul 13, 2012

Slotterhouse

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Great moves on warm stone on a late summer evening at Texas Canyon.

Jul 13, 2012

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Great afternoon at Texas Canyon.

Jul 13, 2012

Black Tide

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank

Sweet line. Nice moves, well protected, clean and shady.

Jun 16, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Fun moves on nice pockets over the bulge to an exiting slab finish.

May 6, 2012

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun moves on pockets of all sizes.

May 6, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Wonderful pockets & well protected. Thoughtful crux.

May 6, 2012

South Bowl

Mod. Snow (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...

Sophie bagged her 5th ascent. Two laps from Manker Flats, for an 8,000ft day, according to C. Owen.

Mar 31, 2012

South Bowl

Mod. Snow (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...

Great conditions, ahead of a storm. Sophie's (3-legged wonder dog) 4th ascent & 148th for me.

Mar 24, 2012

Stinger

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Grotto

Stinger is a great moderate, with a high crux.

Feb 26, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Great day at Texas Canyon. Amarillo by Morning is cleaning up nicely with traffic.

Feb 5, 2012

Orang-O-Tang

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Tower of Babel

Sweet orange pocketed rock. Cleaning up nicely.

Feb 5, 2012

Hyperion

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Great sunny weather with no other parties at the crag. Some hunters & dirtbikers tearing up the area.

Jan 22, 2012

Tethys

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Pangea Wall (or Pangaea Wal...

Linked P1 & P2 for a great long pitch, during a major wind event.

Jan 7, 2012

Amarillo By Morning

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Climbed 'Amarillo' with Cory.

Dec 29, 2011

Yellow Rose of Texas

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Fun moves and an exciting pull over the bulge. Climbed it with Cory. Great adventure. Well protected.

Dec 29, 2011

Endymion

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Nice climb, with a long reach to a large pocket and pull over the bulge. The bolts need replacement.

Dec 29, 2011

Hyperion

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

1st pitch with Mike and Jeffrey. Awesome weather and many parties on Hyperion Slab.

Dec 26, 2011

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Sustained and thoughtful moves. Thin at the top.

Dec 24, 2011

The Green Mile

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Great for running laps. Steep and pumpy on awesome pockets to a crux on small features.

Dec 24, 2011

Spider's Line

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Cold in The Canyon with 40 mph wind gusts. A great adventure on the summit.

Dec 22, 2011

The Green Mile

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Fun. Steep and pumpy on great pockets. Gets thin near the top.

Dec 18, 2011

Yellow Rose of Texas

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Well protected, mostly moderate moves, except the pull over the left end of the roof. Great route.

Dec 18, 2011

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Fun in the sun. Well protected with thoughtful moves. Harder than Goldline & Hyperion.

Dec 18, 2011

Amarillo By Morning

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Fun moves with a sustained sequential crux on beyond vertical rock.

Dec 18, 2011

Hyperion

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Awesome weather. Climbed P1 and rapped to the Goldline anchor and down with a single rope.

Dec 18, 2011

Boneyard

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg

Ascents by Chris Savage, Scott, Chris Owen, Pam Neal, and Ben Chapman.

Nov 27, 2011

Baldy Ski Hut

V0- 4- (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...

Feels more like 5.4

Oct 15, 2011

Acme Top Rope Wall

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun, with numerous user friendly pockets.

Oct 7, 2011

Tethys

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Pangea Wall (or Pangaea Wal...

Fun 1st pitch, tightened down the nut on the 6th bolt. 2nd pitch is easy, but loose.

Oct 1, 2011

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun in the sun.

Oct 1, 2011

Spider's Line

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Solo. Routes cleaning up a bit. It was misting, so added to the adventure. No one else in the canyon.

Sep 25, 2011

Silent but Deadly

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Pixie Rock

Silent but Deadly is a great route. Clean, steep, & well protected.

Sep 21, 2011

Indirect Action

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : High Desert : ... : Indirect Crag

Great rock. The texture is like wood. The 4th time we've done this fine route.

Sep 18, 2011

Middle Earth

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun climb. Long and steep on the upper portion. Careful, many large holds come off.

Sep 10, 2011

Middle Earth

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun climb, thought provoking getting to the large depression and traversing past the double bolts.

Sep 10, 2011

Spider's Line

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Solo. Fun. 1st pitch is steeper & well protected. 2nd pitch is low angle & chossy.

Jul 7, 2011

Goldline

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Roped solo. A very hot day. Take lots of water.

Jul 2, 2011

Lichanvura Trivirgata

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conan's Corridor

Fun fiction, but grainy. 1st bolt missing and hanger for the 3rd bolt gone.Still felt 5.10a/b on TR.

Jun 26, 2011

Goldline

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Roped Solo. Not too runout. Lots of bolt & anchor possibilities if you meander. Long & fun.

Jun 15, 2011

Agua Negro

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Fun moves on well polished pockets. Loomis did a nice job with the anchor placement.

May 22, 2011

Spider's Line

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor

Interesting circuitous line. Lots of anchors up there. Could use a little consolidation.

Apr 24, 2011

Aenea

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

Interesting moves. 2nd bolt is too low, and 3rd too high and extremely hard to clip.

Jan 8, 2011

Goldline

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...

1st pitch anchor upgraded with 2-ring Fixe anchor.

Jan 8, 2011

Prodigal Son

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Hueco Wall

Steep & pumpy. Fun

Jan 3, 2011

Gin Fizz

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Circle Crag

Better as a solo, then the R protection rating is insignificant.

Dec 18, 2010

Linear Fracture Traverse

V2-3 5+ (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Hueco Boulder

Sep 16, 2007

Thin Crack

V0 4 (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : U - Boulder

Great problem.

Oct 9, 2005

Giant Step

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Main Slab

Oct 15, 2000

Kwanku Dai

5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Main Slab

FA

Apr 10, 1997

Edge of Doom

5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Northwest Face

Thanks Bob, the bolts looked sketchy back in 1990.

Oct 6, 1990

Sunshine Daydream

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : The Sundeck

Apr 9, 1990

Love at First Bite

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c X (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side

Excellent fun!

May 20, 1987

Box Canyon Crack

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Jaime's Rock

FA: Ben Chapman, Jaime Lara, Sue Ann Murray, and Dick Seward

Apr 5, 1986

Turtle Dome Crack

V0 4 (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Turtle Dome

Haney Overhang is so much better

Apr 15, 1985

Kautz Glacier

WI2-3 (1 p) 

WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier

1st of 16 Mt. Rainier trips. With Dave Tollakson, Rayne Motheral, Geno Echevarria, & Greg Diest.

Jun 23, 1983

Edger Sanction

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Main Slab

May 20, 1983

Black Gnat

V3 6A (1 p) 

CA : Inland Empire : ... : Pink Boulder

Feb 18, 1983

Alf's Arete

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : IRS Wall

great moves with nice exposure at the crux.

Nov 30, -0001