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Total Points: 107
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Think Pink (5.11a)
By: Bowie When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: I found that two #3 friends were money for what was the crux section of the overhang for me. I have small hands (can jam down to .75's) but I LOVE this route - absolutely worth leading if you're a thin hands person but love #3's like I do!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : High Strung (5.9)
By: Bowie When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: I can't believe this doesn't get more stars...In my opinion this is one of the best 5.9's in the park (better than Touch and Go and Pope's Crack, if you ask me!). Tips, to fingers, to off-fingers, thin hands, hands, fists, off-width. Perfect smooth granite splitter!!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Thin Wall : Chocolate is Better Than Se... (5.9+ R)
By: Bowie When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: R? What the heck?! Probably the easiest 9 in the park I've ever done. When you think about Pope's Crack or Touch and Go, this is a 5.8- or easier. No pro for the start for maybe 3 moves but this climb is not the least bit run-out.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Pop Quiz (aka Brown on Butt... (5.11-)
By: Bowie When: Apr 29, 2009

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Comments: Was there this last weekend - plaque definitely says Brown on Butter. I struggled with the .75 section, offset and a little tricky, but overall a great little route and easy to protect so it makes a decent "warm-up".

Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Scarface (5.11) : Photo
By: Bowie When: Mar 31, 2009

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Comments: This is my favorite photo of Scarface on here. Amazing photo, and an even more amazing climb!!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Oyster Bar Area : Conrad Rock : ... : Heart of Darkness (5.10d)
By: Bowie When: Dec 7, 2008

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Comments: If you have small hands like I do (even .75's are still tight hands for me), this is more like a 5.9+/10a. I had a blast on this today. At the top don't plug up the #1 pods with gear, use them for your hands and feet. I placed a #1 from the good stance below the crux, then placed a .75, bumped the .75 up, and then placed a #2 before clipping the chains and topping out. Super fun. Just wish it were longer!

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Touch and Go Face : Touch and Go (5.9)
By: Bowie When: Feb 20, 2008

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Comments: Stemming the first 30 feet got me pretty pumped. I would suggest possibly getting in some gear then liebacking this section. After the start, the rest of the route is pretty easy. Great fun!

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