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There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake District (UK) late '70s


Member Since: Jan 1, 2002
Last Visit: 10 hours ago
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Areas = 15
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : The Astro Domes : North Astro Dome : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: 10 hours ago

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Comments: Taken in 1989.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Rusty Wall : O'Kelley's Crack (5.10c) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: No I'm wrong, I think this is a shot of me trying a face route to the right.


Location: OR : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : The Space Between (5.10+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: It's not a TR, it's a second or follow.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Mountain : The Industrial Wall : T.G.V. (5.13c)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: Translated TGV is "high-speed train". Probably the only one in the US is this climb.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: Heh - thanks to MP.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: Good one Chris.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Goldstrike (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: I like this route a lot. Nice steep face climbing on beautiful rock.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Goldfinch (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Some decent moves.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : The Melon Factor (5.11b)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Boulder problem start.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Alec feel free to add them as separate problems.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : The Nose (V-easy)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: I agree, and I've changed the rating.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: I used to know the ranger here - and he'd let me take my kids in his canoe out on the lake.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: The tree is right behind the snow-covered sign.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Lower Tier
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Nick, agreed - great stuff. I'm planning a new guidebook and this one is definitely going to be an influence.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Split Rock : Split Decision (5.10+)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Mike - 25 feet sounds right.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: Or from my POV get an alpine start (summit by 8 or 9am) and get back before they kick in.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Lower Tier
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: Lower Tier guide can be viewed here, it's a great read.


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Peak District : ... : Valkyrie (5.8)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 15, 2014

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Comments: Good advice Nick. That's what I did last time I was visiting - once I got to the top I pulled the rope and dropped the end down for the second to use, and just flicked it around the arete as prgress was made.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Russell : East Arete (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: I like this picture, there's a pathway in the sky.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for posting Brad.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: I agree with you Phil. I've done both quite a few times and much prefer the scramble to the notch, especially if I have a newbie with me.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Season's End (5.11c)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Phil you missed the best part of the climb! A lot of why I rate climbs as classic is the way they make me feel. For this climb I just remember leading up a really blank section heading for what looked like a good pocket (the crux I suppose), praying that I wouldn't slide off, making the pocket only to realize that it wasn't quite as good as I'd hoped, then after feeling some level of relief, realizing that it wasn't over and I had to engineer some kind of step up into the pocket, well it goes on... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : ... : Route 10.5 (V0)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 8, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Chris A, maybe I should've used the old basic programming method of leaving vacant numbers?


Location: CA : High Sierra : Charlotte Dome
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 3, 2014

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Comments: I've been going to the Sierra for 30 years and i can honestly say I had only one bear problem trip; it was a trip to Charlotte Dome. A small cinnamon bear bugged us twice in the night, shimmying up the tree where we had hung our food and we had to resort to throwing rocks at it, upon which it came right back down the tree, came at 9 then 12. The next day after the climb of the South Face we heard a large branch snap near our camp in the woods, ran into camp to see a huge black bear sta... more >>


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Upper Exum Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: There's no one there. When I climbed The Grand back 1992 that ledge was plastered with people, giving my partner Fred and I the incentive to storm up the Owen-Spalding Route asap. When we got to the summit there was no one there at all, if fact we only saw 1 other person that day and gave them a ride down our rap line back to Upper Saddle.


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