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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Pente (5.11-) : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Jan 13, 2012

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Comments: Careful, don't want it to be the Harry Dorcey Memeorial. Look at the blood dripping down that right wall!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Left Side : Crack 6 (5.10a)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: I jammed the crux and found it to be tougher than 10a. Second breezed through on the lieback and called me a sucker. Fun crack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Overnight Sensation (5.11b)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 6, 2012

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Comments: This thing is super good! Big pulls on positive holds, way rad. Very close to the perfect climb. Durr is right, considering how close this is to the campground it's surprising how little traffic it sees.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Stirrup Tank : Zippy Rock : Hans Solo (5.9)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 6, 2012

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Comments: Good rock, fun moves, low crux, soft landing. Solo this thing. Did this for my 400th Josh route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Grand Canyon : Grand Canyon - West Wall (E... : Midnight Lumber (5.10d R)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 4, 2012

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Comments: Not so nice. Super grainy.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - NE Face : ... : Blue Diamond (aka Shock to ... (5.10b)
By: caughtinside When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: Hard to believe those bolts went in on the lead unless the bolter was a midget. 2nd bolt is right off a massive ledge... and is at your waist. Nice climb marred by poor bolt locations.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Overbolted Rock : High Energy (5.10a)
By: caughtinside When: Dec 31, 2011

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Comments: Best route on the rock. Hardware needs an update at some point.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: Nice!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Critic's Choice : Bunny Slope (5.9)
By: caughtinside When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: Mixed feelings about this one. It is a decent route and one of the few .9s at Indian Creek so it draws a crowd, but I found it terribly painful on the feet. Easier on the shoulders sure but that off vert ramp was more discomfort than fun for me.

Also, I recall it being more blue camalots than the one suggested here. Tougher for the small handed crowd.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Somewhere n00b : The Little Todd (5.11a/b)
By: caughtinside When: Dec 10, 2011

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Comments: The true name of this route is 'The Little Todd'


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Dec 9, 2011

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Comments: The story? Not so terribly exciting but here it is. The crew went out to do the Anacram after warming up. We had all heard different things about the route, including Jingus Gear, Hard for the Grade, Easy for the Grade, Impossible if your Fingers are Still Greasy from the Chips, Really Not so Bad and Certain Death.

So I get up there and place a green alien. One of the boys seemed to think I'd need another one, so the ground crew tossed one up, that spot of time recorded here by Ryan Kelly... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Big Hunk : Big Hunk (Southwest Face) : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Dec 8, 2011

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Comments: You forgot some steps:
4) Send route.
5) downgrade route after your friend falls off in the spot pictured here.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Twitch (5.11) : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Dec 6, 2011

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Comments: Just to be clear, the scratched additions to the Twitch plaque were not done by me.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Wacked Scenario (5.10b)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 30, 2011

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Comments: It is a sport climb and a good one.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Humble Pie (5.12+)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 29, 2011

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Comments: Great photos. I recall one of the mags doing an interview a few years ago with Eric DeCaria, featuring this route and saying it was his.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Santa Cruz (5.10a)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: As Susan said, that line directly above the 1st pitch anchor is fun, easy climbing on very featured rock. Maybe 5.5 or 5.6? But pretty cool. We TRd it after doing Santa Cruz, but it could be led safely with a few pieces and tie offs.

Santa Cruz itself was pretty nice, bullet rock with good exposure.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : EBGB Block Area : Life in the Fast Lane (5.11a)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 26, 2011

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Comments: This is a really fun pitch on a neat feature, recommended. Doesn't get the traffic it deserves despite 2 stars in the Vogel guide, and that one is rather parsimonious with the stars! Probably the traversing nature of the route, both climbers need to be solid.

I believe this is just "Fast Lane" in my older Vogel guide. Good name, since it is the left dike.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : Prejudicial Viewpoint (5.11a)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 24, 2011

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Comments: This thing is pretty strenuous and very fun. Good physical moves. The crack at the top is a little dirty from lack of traffic but no big deal.

We also did a variation that was worthy. Start up predjudicial viewpoint and just above the horizontal step left and climb up cool patina flakes in the black streak visible in the photo. Likely been done before because of some broken rock, but very good. Fun face climbing in the low 10 range.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Campfire Crag : ... : Campfire Girl (5.11d)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 24, 2011

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Comments: Good crack. The upper face is fun to the first bolt. The moves around the second bolt are totally baffling and fully grainy. If you can get through that bodylength the stuff at the top is mellow. I'd call that bit 5.12. I'd also say not to bother with it and just do the excellent 5.8 crack to the low anchor.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Ranger Station Rock : Wall of 10,000 Holds (5.4 R)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 23, 2011

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Comments: I only counted 9,996 but maybe I missed a few. This thing is a really fun solo.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Ranger Station Rock : Hercules (5.11c)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 23, 2011

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Comments: Was out at the Hercules today. Talked to another party that saw a bee in the crack and opted not to do it. I threw the toprope on it anyway... no problems! With bees that is. Maybe just cold enough right now they are dormant? No signs of bees or a hive in the crack.

Also, I think this thing is very tough for .11c. The crux is short but pretty fierce, and the crack is set back a ways in the poddy things which made for awkward jams fighting my own forearms. Plus the thing is steep! Overhan... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Cliff : Flight Simulator (5.11a)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 20, 2011

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Comments: I tried to call this thing .10d after I did it but just got a look of disgust from a long time Eagle Lake climber. Must have just been having a good day.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Warlock : ... : Photo
By: caughtinside When: Nov 19, 2011

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Comments: The climber's expression is great, but look at all that trippy drippy granite in the background! Amazing!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R... : C.S. Concerto (5.8)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: Cool, thanks. The supertopo has them backwards.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : The Surprise (5.10a)
By: caughtinside When: Nov 18, 2011

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Comments: Finally found the Surprise, 4 years later! Funny that the description above says The Surprise is not as classic as Munginella or Commitment. When combined with Werner's Ant Trees, this is the best of the Open Book routes.


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