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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Black Magic Poodle (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: May 21, 2015

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Comments: Last time I did it I stemmed also.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Sculpture's Crack Wall : Sculpture's Crack (5.10c)
By: Chris Owen When: May 21, 2015

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Comments: Looking good Dan - thanks for posting.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Great Western and Kings/Ker... : Whaleback : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: I like it. What a wonderful peak.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Back Wall : A-Frame Right (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: I'm fairly certain that a lead fall from the lieback on small cams would be an equipment failure scenario. I've led the route and did not trust the small cams I placed at all.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Mid-April 2015


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Icefields Parkway : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Mid-April 2015


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: Glorious picture.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: Nice - I don't think the mantle is 11a.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Little Lakes Valley & Mono ... : Bear Creek Spire : Northeast Ridge (Easy 5th) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: Nice one Hamik.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Little Lakes Valley & Mono ... : Bear Creek Spire : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Ben.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Turlock : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: I like it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Schaeffer's Delight (5.7) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Good job.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : 10-40 (V1)
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Right starting foothold has gone - not sure of the impact, but possibly harder now.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : Three Pigs (V0)
By: Chris Owen When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Left starting foothold is gone, making the start a little more involved but no harder.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: I want Fred to grow up (not really).


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : ... : Route 2 (V-easy)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: There's a route up the left edge also, on smaller holds at the top. It's a little bit more challenging.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : Middle Palisade : East Face (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, good to know Bryan. The likelihood of a fall increases with the difficulty of the rating. Over the last 45 years, Class 3 has not phased me much as I know that I probably won't fall, however there is one Class 3 climb which bothered me, and that was this one on Middle Pal. Perhaps I was having an off day, perhaps it was the thought of having to reverse all of those moves, perhaps it was the exposure, I don't know. This photo shows the most difficult move on the whole route, although ther... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : Middle Palisade : East Face (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: Technical rating does not consider the consequences of a fall. Class 3 is a technical rating. You could be killed on a Class 1. This is the shortcoming of the TDS (or YDS). This is why people added G, PG, R and X at a later date, but only added it to Class 5.

Thanks Jeff.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Palisades and Surrounding P... : Middle Palisade : East Face (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: How many 5.6 moves do I find on a 1000 feet of Class 3? Lots. I'm a pretty good route finder so I'd say yes, this was the path of least resistance as far as I could tell.

And as far as the camera angle making it look worse is concerned, well it felt pretty deadly. In fact the whole climb felt pretty deadly. Which I must confess is rare for Class 3.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: There's a clean up on Saturday:

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Jerry's Quarry and Lost Pen... : Lost Pencil : Indian Giver (5.11- R)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: Great description - related to the character of the route, and perhaps also contributing to the lack of ticks for this one.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Schaeffer's Delight (5.7) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Belayer seems off route - but there are some slings there I noticed after i got to the top, so perhaps it works.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Schaeffer's Delight (5.7) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: I really enjoyed this pitch, excellent rock and climbing.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Schaeffer's Delight (5.7) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: You can see a large portion of the second pitch from here, except for the opening moves up the black face past the bolt.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Schaeffer's Delight (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Super first pitch, which felt very well protected, I think I placed three additional pieces, two above the last bolt. Second pitch starts off well but then becomes a little less interesting, I followed the shallow dihedral then stepped left before it ended and placed a belay, which was probably a mistake, one could have gone higher up the continuation, tackled a tricky steep step with an offwidth crack to large blocks and a good ledge. The finishing corner is great. At the top of the corner ther... more >>


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