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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : North Shore Boulders : ... : 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 : The Sawtooth Ridge : 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 : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : 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 : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : 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 : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : 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 : The Sawtooth Ridge : 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/Deimos Cliff : Phobos (5.9+) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: One of the moons of Mars.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Checkered Demon
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Messed up my Subaru Outback on the approach road once, a long time ago. Now I have a Land Rover and no worries.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Taken on 12/27/13.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : Sunday Matinee Wall
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: I only did four routes here, but three of them had very odd conclusions; it seemed like I'd clip the final anchors then pull another move. So, while I understand that the anchors are placed optimally to allow the rope to run, I felt kinda robbed at the end.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Sand Trap (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Hard to know where the crux is, perhaps the flake moves at the top?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Ranger of the North (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: I agree with Susan. Tricky at the top.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Clearing The Trail (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: Not 5.9 unless today I was completely off form. More like 5.10b or c for me considering how much I flailed.


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