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Last Visit: Dec 12, 2014
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Total Points: 945
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 525 | Routes 57 | Areas 10 | Photos 39 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 27 | Posts 91 | Stars 296 | Ratings 4
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Location: Hawaii : Oahu : Mokuleia Wall
By: G Halsne When: Nov 27, 2014

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Comments: Any new Beta? Sounds lame. Is there anywhere to climb on the island other than this?


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : Dream Street : Annihilator (5.11d)
By: G Halsne When: Nov 16, 2014

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Comments: This climb was raining holds today. Literally rock falling off, good news is thats its ready for your send now. ( lewie, get back here with some more glue!) Once it was a high star 11d- now who knows? Seems WORLDS harder than Geezer 12a and Immaculate 12a nearby ( or even Java 11d) . This pitch needs a new consensus.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : Dream Street : Immaculate (5.12a)
By: G Halsne When: Nov 15, 2014

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Comments: Benjamin, curious to know what you thought of Immaculate? Interesting pitch.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Sphinx Rock (aka The Cliff ... : Photo
By: G Halsne When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Jan! Long time no Clymb!


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Century Lake Area : ... : The Drifter (5.12a)
By: G Halsne When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: OF note- The last 3 bolts of El Driftero have been "fixed" draws for quite some time. This was always confusing to me due to the fact that the last 3 bolts are easy to clean, directly below the anchors, while the first 6 bolts are relatively hard to clean based on the nature of the drifters "drift"

That said, recently someone has "liberated" The Drifter of all fixed gear which has not necessarily changed the red point rating based on the previous placement of aforementioned gear.

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Location: WA : Central Region : Banks Lake / Northrup Canyo... : Road Side Rock : Land of a Thousand Stances (5.10c)
By: G Halsne When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: Great second pitch on the way to the summit. Accessed from #20, even better than the real thing.


Location: WA : Central Region : Banks Lake / Northrup Canyo... : Golf Course Crags : Golf Course Wall : Unknown 5.10 (right) (5.10-)
By: G Halsne When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: This is #4 in the Rick La Belle Book. Called Flat Face. I climbed in 103 degree shade. Very slabby, fun times.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Far End : ... : Canadian Hand Job (5.10a)
By: G Halsne When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: I think this belongs on millennium wall.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : Voodoo Dome : White Punks on Dope (5.8+ PG13)
By: G Halsne When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Did this great route yesterday with NB !

A few comments that may be helpful- We took our sweet time climbing and enjoying the scenery, got plenty lost on approach but made good time on descent. Took exactly 12 hours ( noob time) In retrospect, we could have done much faster if we hauled less and had approach dialed. The follower hauling a pack made those pitches less fun as climbing with a pack is no fun, especially in the dihedral and chimneys. But seemed a necessary evil in order to haul wa... more >>


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Sphinx Rock (aka The Cliff ... : Elohim (5.10d)
By: G Halsne When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Seems a good deal more involved in the mid level crux ( by comparison to the 10c to the left, She gave him Blue bolts) But never the less, fun climbing down low pre crux, and a very engaging slabby mantle midway. Upper wall is gained with a tricky exposed move onto the block above.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Lake Arrowhead Area : Sphinx Rock (aka The Cliff ... : She Gave Him Blue Bolts (5.10b)
By: G Halsne When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Feels much easier than 10c- (Not sure where the pg13 comes into play) Located based on Jon F comments as last climb on Blue bolts wall. Seemed 10a to me


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Photo
By: G Halsne When: Jul 19, 2014

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Comments: YOR!!!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Bear Crag : Hibernation Caves : Exappeal (5.10b)
By: G Halsne When: Jul 19, 2014

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Comments: Decent thin face climb to the right of the much better Arete. Both good warm ups for the area. Great new mussys at the top of both climbs


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Metro Sector : Voyeurism (5.12a)
By: G Halsne When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: 11d in the book- Hence the "softness" ? Harder than Raging Raptor or or just Tired-er than Raging Raptor? lol.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Anger Management Area : Vascular Massacre (5.11b)
By: G Halsne When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Great line. Liked it a lot. Not as pumpy as the name implies... But the finish will get you!

Climbers beware, some chossy dust, sand and loose rocks await you above the ledge. Not worth trying to find holds above the anchors. Not to beta spray, but a reachy desperate grasp will send choss down on your belay.


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : The Tall Wall : Lucky (5.12a)
By: G Halsne When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Thought this was definitely harder than Raging Raptor 12a, and a bit harder than Voyeristic 12a. Overall, solid fun line. Very fun and worth the stars. Surprising low crux with invisible feet, clipping the ( i think) 3rd bolt.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Arrogant Bastard (5.11a)
By: G Halsne When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: Absolutely amazing!!! Super line! Solid for 11a....sustained and fun. Not really "overhanging" ...more like slightly overhanging sections.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Solosby Wall : Bebop Tango (5.11a)
By: G Halsne When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Love this climb! Visited it 2 years ago and just came back for more as it haunted my climbing dreams! ( wow im lame) Anyway.. The lower part reminds me of Rolling Blackout and Katmandu at Malibu, for the hueco seeker above.. The move from the rail to the upper pocket feels so amazingly powerful if you can stick it static... ( im over 6ft ) and the rest just gets harder after the pump. I found myself wishing the anchors were 12 inches lower... since pulling the mantle ( on lead) is pretty sket... more >>


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : Java Wall : Java (5.11d)
By: G Halsne When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: This must be a REALLY hard 11d. I say 12a. Been on it so many times without a RP!! Partially the length of the route, but also cause it's so easy to get pumped on the lower half. If Cappucino is 11c, this is 12a. Or Cappucino is an easy 11c, for the area.. take your pick... lol.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Fairway : Creepy Hollow (5.11b)
By: G Halsne When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this recently at the suggestion of Sam, and im so glad I did. ( got the OS!) As this seems largely ignored, it does have a small amount of choss but I thought it was really very fun! ( and would clean up nicely with some attention)

I was attracted by the bizzare formations and definitely "creepy" look ( like Crucified) and to be sure, this is a very different style of climbing than most of the Sawtooth. The prominent underclings, the 6ft sidepull "rail" feature and the elbow deep unde... more >>


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous : ... : Photo
By: G Halsne When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: Nice work Joe!


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Crags Rd. Crag's : ... : Iceberg Lettus (5.11)
By: G Halsne When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Disclaimer: I didnt climb this. I did start the route and backed off due to seemingly much stiffer grade that 11a. The first few glue infused crimpers on the blank "sand-stoney" dished faced ( and the removable footholds ) didn't inspire enough confidence to gain the first clip. After completing its neighbor climb to the right, and viewing this climb from above, my personal suspicions confirmed, with all the loose rock, I'm glad i didn't attempt it. Seems like this area goes harder than graded h... more >>


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Crags Rd. Crag's : ... : cracked ice (5.10a/b)
By: G Halsne When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: Got out and climbed this today! I had set out to send Iceburg Lettuce with its 4 star rating, but was a bit spooked by the start of the climb, so I moved over to this climb instead. Let me say, I wanted so badly to love this area, but it is really in need of some traffic. The climb itself will be very good, but deserves a much higher grade( currently 10a)for a solid lead, in this condition. I must have removed a few pounds of scree and choss ( bring a helmet for your belayer) This in and of its... more >>


Location: CA : Inland Empire : Riverside Quarry : Metro Sector : Metro (5.11a)
By: G Halsne When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: A little confused on the movements of the first crux on this climb..There's a great 2 handed rail on the lip of the first roof... Directly above this there is nothing. It appears that one must go a few feet to the left and almost off route to get through this section... Thoughts?

Also, the air conditioner sized rock... Didn't see this, but sure saw the refrigerator sized rock about 20 below anchors... The one that has the killer vertical crack on top. Spooky climbing over that.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - Southwest : Prey for Me (5.11a)
By: G Halsne When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: Awesome and keeps you moving


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