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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Rider of the Dawn (5.10a)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: There's some knarly moves before clipping the first bolt.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Complete with MP chalk bag !


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : Senior Daredevil (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Crux is getting up to clip the first bolt and seemed harder than 5.9 to me.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Cattle Pocket : ... : El Chato (5.10b)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Excellent steep route which keeps you thinking all the way to the top.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Shark's Fin : Shark's Fin Arete (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Opening moves are the crux, but well protected by the first bolt being clipped from the ground. Fun route but the rock is a bit scrappy.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Lost Eye to the Moon : Eye For an Eye (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: All well equipped now. No mussy hooks at the top of the second pitch only links. We chose to rap the route - two raps. Tremendous second pitch which gets more and more though provoking as it steepens towards the top - great views when sitting on top bringing up the second, that's why I did it that way -- just to ponder a while.

Looks like I took Sean's option, crossing rightwards over the crack and shooting for the top - I think that's the way to go but yes harder than 5.7.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Lost Eye to the Moon : Riders of the Purple Sage (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Crux moves up to the first bolt. Then flakes etc, Then smeary to the anchors. Fun route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Paul's Paradise : ... : Yaum (5.7)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Very good climb with a spectacular start, and is continuously interesting to the anchors. Getting to the first clip, while easy, is relatively high and exposed.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Escargot (5.8)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: The traverse right, at the top is a blast and makes the climb.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Mon Cherie (5.9)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Extremely well protected - even for a sport route. But good sequential moves towards the top which are more technical than the routes on Hoogie - actually had to stop and think.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Leonosphere (5.8)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: Opening moves are the crux, once that first bolt is clipped the rest is cruise.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : Western Wall Area : ... : Hoodgie (5.6)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: More character than the better protected routes to the left due to its longer run-outs,and IMHO better because of it. Just lead it or leave it alone.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 14, 2013

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Comments: I have a young friend (a good guy) who has done a lot of sport climbing; he said he'd feel really good if he could lead comfortably at 5.12. I told him that a better ambition would be to lead every route on the Sunshine Face up to 5.11+. It's not about the grade, it's about the rock and the lines we draw upon it.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Merriam Peak : The Flying Buttress (5.11)
By: Chris Owen When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: Wow - not to be confused with this Flying Buttress


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Angeles National Forest : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald... : Upper South Ridge (Easy Snow) : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: From a photo by Roland Brockers.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 15, 2013

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Comments: Nice perspective.


Location: General Climbing : Really cool transparent ind... : Post : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 12, 2013

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Comments: Chips look good, better than those french things served here in the US....


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : Wales : Snowdonia : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 12, 2013

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Comments: And even a decent day weather wise...


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear South : Black Bluff : ... : Social D (5.10b)
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 11, 2013

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Comments: So Dave are there now 3 bolts?.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : Head Over Heals (5.10a)
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 9, 2013

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Comments: Well here's the route according to Barlett's Guide:

" -- move left around a corner (passing a bolt) to a left-slanting crack leading to the top -- "


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 9, 2013

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Comments: There you go Josh.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: But you we're wearing it that day...


Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : Wales : Snowdonia : ... : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 5, 2013

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Comments: One can also see the second pitch of White Slab, which climbs up mainly the edge of the big triangular slab above and just left of the leader.

There's also a climber on the left on Longland's Climb.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Summit Boulders : Boulder Opposite Mommys Boy... : Pocket Traverse (V2)
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: On the north side of the boulder directly opposite the Mommys Boys Face. Start on the left, close to the ground for most of the traverse until forced to move up and onto a high ledge towards the right. There's also a variation that continues low at a much hight rating.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Brewer : Photo
By: Chris Owen When: Feb 3, 2013

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Comments: Seen from Glen Pass.


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