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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Fisherman's Buttress Area : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 19, 2013

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Comments: This is a cover shot - nice one.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Eat Out More Often (aka Pow... : Standard Route (V2) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Nice shot - lots of focus.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Eat Out More Often (aka Pow... : Power Glide (V6) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Ben.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Whaleback : South East Face (3rd) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: Route beings to the left of the small lakes.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Saddle Peak
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: Visited this place for the first time today - with Sara Susca. It was a perfect day.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Saddle Peak : Route 1 - R.I.P Arete (5.5 PG13)
By: Chris Owen When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for the good advice Tristan, I took a double and totally used it.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Langley : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Works for me!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Pink Flamingo (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: My shorter partners found this very reachy and problematic. It's not a bad climb, has some good moves on steep rock at the start, and if you're looking for something in the shade on a hot summer's day it's worth a tick as you walk by.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: Untch Rock in the background.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: Kinda hard to resist clipping that anchor before the final big move to the huge jug.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: One could reasonably call this the first crux. Or even the crux if you decide to bail left at the real crux.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Lady Luck (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: I liked this climb - very physical and unusual and held its interest all the way to the finishing clips. I like Bill's comment about using jams - that's the first time I've done hand jams on a sport route.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Nervous Twitch (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: What a fantastic climb. Lots of cool steep face moves on good holds with a reachy crux right at the top.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: The first time I ever did this route I was surprised by how thin the horn actually was.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : North Face
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: It's very common for rocks, stones and other articles (belay plates, etc.) to come bounding the the buttress at the Graham Crackers area. A helmet is a good idea, even when kicking back at the bottom.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : North Face : Break Out (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Hmmm - Not what I usually expect for a 5.6 (i.e. not a romp, so don't be a first time 5.6 leader).


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : North Face : Yours (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Good advice Ryan - and I should've read it before I got on this variation, I put a big Friend (#5) in the horizontal before I pulled the face moves up and left to the seam, then backed right off mistakenly thinking that the seam would be that void of protection for its entire length, if I'd have stuck with it I would have found that after a few moves the seam becomes a nice slot with plenty pro options in the size stated by Ryan.

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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Crystal Crag : North Arete : North ArÍte (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: I really liked the ridge traverse, pity it doesn't get a more eloquent description.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Crystal Crag : Highlands Wall : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: Nice shot Euan.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Reticent Arete (5.12b)
By: Chris Owen When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: This is a great looking climb.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: And now the fun begins....


Location: CA : High Sierra
By: Chris Owen When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: I have removed the dead links for the Inyo permits as Recreation.gov now handles these, and it's a better system as you can see what's available instead of having to wait for the mail to find out if you got the permit or not.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Humphreys : Southwest Slope and Northwe... (4th) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: May 15, 2013

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Comments: Note rappel anchor around block, lower left.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Boulder 1 : South East Corner (The Corn... (V1-2)
By: Chris Owen When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: "Half-moon" has been broken for a while now, at its left end, but doesn't seem to affect the grade.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: I'm going to print this out full rez and hang it on my office wall....


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