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Climbing the Second Icefield.  Watch for stonefall here and move fast.


Member Since: Oct 15, 2007
Last Visit: Jun 17, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: International : North America : Cuba : Mogote del Valle : Cueva Cabeza de Vaca : Wasp Factory (5.12c)
By: Charles I. When: Jan 15, 2011

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Comments: Absolutely incredible line.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Charles I. When: Aug 29, 2010

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Comments: When I arrived to the start of the Culp - Bossier Route, it looked like a jammed up buffet line at a cheap casino in Las Vegas.

I ended up with this after I topped out: Better Than Love> Love Route> Englishman Route> Culp Bossier (sounds like a set list I know). Great outing, could not have been more stoked with the climbing!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - W Face : Hair City (5.9+ R)
By: Charles I. When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: First pitch was incredible.

The second pitch has some seriously sketch-ball blocks at the base of the roof. One block has been deservedly marked with the white X of death, and I second that motion.


Location: International : North America : Cuba
By: Charles I. When: Aug 10, 2010

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Comments: Awesome page. I am planning a trip now and this has been super informative. Thank you.

Charles


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Jam or Slam Rock : Fire or Retire (5.10c)
By: Charles I. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Ya heads up on the gear and just keep an eye out for the flares.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Jam or Slam Rock : The Usual Suspects (5.11a)
By: Charles I. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Quite featured and exposed climbing on the arete but a little grainy. Needs more traffic.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Roadside Rocks : Jam or Slam Rock : No Perch is Necessary (5.10d)
By: Charles I. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Cool climb and FULL value. You can clip before the mantle. Small wires useful for the upper crack. I managed to get two Blue TCU's in to protect the rest. I thought the cracks were quite tricky and consequently took a decent fall here. Yikes.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Human Fright (5.10a)
By: Charles I. When: Sep 7, 2008

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Comments: Great route. Thought the second pitch was quite good!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Russell : Star Trekkin' (5.10b/c)
By: Charles I. When: Apr 17, 2008

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Comments: Isn't there some options at the top? Heard you can traverse over to Mithril, head into an offwidth or do some scary 5.11 stuff.

Anyone have a recommendation?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : The Decompensator of Lhasa (5.10c/d)
By: Charles I. When: Jan 14, 2008

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Comments: Do the right hand start for more bang for the buck. Its not very hard and it gives you a really fun traverse to reach the left arching crack (hopping off the big boulder looked scary and it skips some good climbing). Make sure and take advantage of ALL gear opportunities high in the crack in order to adequately protect the section leading to the first horizontal. The crack pinches off quickly and you may find your self pretty runout like I did. Great face climbing leads up and right past bolts... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Side : Ocean of Night (aka Out to ... (5.10c)
By: Charles I. When: Jan 14, 2008

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Comments: My buddy ripped a # 4 out of the previously mentioned grainy rock while hanging after he botched the sequence at the bottom - yikes! If your leading I found it better to climb into the stance above the lieback (grainy)portion where you have many gear options available. Interesting climbing past the bolt puts you on top. The bolt above the ledge is pretty darn high I found. I had to climb up a ways to get it clipped - kinda spooky when your last piece is way below the ledge some 20'down. O... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : Buissonier (5.7)
By: Charles I. When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: I have done this route twice now and always get forced into the layback at the top. Makes it harder than it should be. Anyone know anything about the offwidth to the left? I heard it's last ascent was in the 80's. Yikes!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - Southeast Face : Papa Woolsey (5.10b)
By: Charles I. When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: The cables are not there anymore. Further, the chimney decent off the back next to Buisonier (climbers left) was not that bad at all, plenty of holds in there. Took about 2 minutes to get back to my shoes. Route was challenging at the bottom and pretty slick.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : West Chimney (5.6)
By: Charles I. When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: Just did this awesome route for the first time. This is defintely one of my favorite lines up IR.