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


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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag : Coyotes at Sunset (5.8)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Looks like a new bolt, before the original first bolt, has been placed (somewhat poorly) and summarily chopped. I don't remember seeing this before.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag : Golden Poodle (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: While it does seem like a next logical step to doing the 5.8 and 5.7 to the right be warned, the holds are significantly smaller, and may surprise you.

A very fine face climb, with lovely holds and moves.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag : Golden Spike (5.10b)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: I'd give it 5.10c. The crux is quite powerful, and often rejects on-sights.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Pinnacles North : Stone Wall : Arrogant Bastard (5.11a)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Lieback to a ledge, then make a steep move to an undercling; a strenuous (thankfully short) overhanging lieback leads to a horizontal crack, then a crux bulge negotiated by a crimp and a sidepull, there's some strenuous stuff on good holds following this then beautiful knobby face/steep slab.

It's a great routes and deserves more traffic, if the comments here are any indicator.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Jam Crack (5.8)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: I've been left and right of the roof, it was a long time ago but I seem to remember the left way seeming to be less protected and more iffy.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : The Weeping Wall : Ten Karat Gold (5.10a R)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Warmed up on this one once, then went over to Rebolting and took a monster fall!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : North Shore Boulders : The Gardens : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: He climbs now Ben, and he's darn good.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: safetyfourth - while I have the power to edit your comment, and make you seem to say practically anything, I will refrain -- I could make you sound like an insensitive oaf, but you've already done that, I will say that I take exception to being called a crippled infant, I am a crippled old man, which is quite different.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Mozart's Wall : Quickstep (V2)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Yes it's the Sandlow Problem rated V6, I was there when Aaron did it, both he and Reardon called it V6. I can't vouch for this being the first ascent. If anyone knows better, let me know.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: As of March 8 several very big deep pools of water on Holcomb Pinnacles Camp Road, three of them were unavoidable, high clearance 4x4 necessary.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Cap Rock Area : Cap Rock : ... : Circus, Circus (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: I seem to remember a crazy steep move at the end of the ramp.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Motherlode Rock : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: That's kinda how I usually start Shantytown Swing.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Nunavut : Baffin Island : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: Source Wikipedia


Location: Buff Johnson : Personal2 : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 1, 2014

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Comments: I'm still laughing, if you worked for the government (like me - NASA) you'd be laughing too. Maybe I should cry becasue it is so close to the freaking truth it's unreal.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Cap Rock Area : Cap Rock : ... : Slim Pickings (5.10b)
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: I think it's 10b, the direct start is 10c and it gave me all kinds of problems, but not this one. Thanks for error in pro, I've updated it.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: I'm thinking more like Martian than Lunar. In fact I bet there are places like this on Mars.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 23, 2014

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Comments: Nick there are three routes on the outside wall of Nabisco Canyon (east of the canyon itself):

Quicksilver (5.9), Mercury (10a), and Winged Messenger. (10b).

See Page 83 of Urban Rock.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : * Holcomb Valley Bouldering : Voodoo Garden Bouldering Ar... : ... : Flash Lightening (V2)
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 22, 2014

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Comments: Hi Jackie, you probably already know this but "lightening" is a verb, which means to lighten, or make less heavy. Whereas "lightning" is a bolt of static electricity usually caused by atmospheric differences in pressure/temperature.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Prince of Darkness (5.10c) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: You should send it to DMM...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Star Wars Rock : Between a Rock and a Hard P... (5.10b)
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: Is it Indian?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Star Wars Rock : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: That pyramid shaped boulder in front looks like it came out of the recess at the bottom - cool.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasi... (5.10) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: In the dark for me :-(


Location: NH : Rumney : Venus Wall : Venus Envy (5.10a) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jan 1, 2014

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Comments: Not stainless, but surface corrosion of carbon steel is not an issue for overall strength.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Spiderman (5.10a) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Wish those had been around when I first climbed it (the big cam I mean).


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Phobos/Diemos Cliff : Phobos (5.9+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: One of the moons of Mars.


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