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Member Since: Apr 13, 2009
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Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Classic Crack (5.9) : Photo
By: Ian G. When: Oct 14, 2010

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Comments: Ha ha, well-travelled for a reason. Great route, especially combined with Red Eye.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Ozone : (6) Shield Wall : Rauch Factor (5.10b/c)
By: Ian G. When: May 4, 2010

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Comments: Thanks, I fixed it. A very good route!


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (2) Hanging Gardens : Tips City (5.10a) : Photo
By: Ian G. When: Apr 20, 2010

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Comments: Yup, that's Tip City.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Critical Mass (5.11c)
By: Ian G. When: Apr 18, 2010

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Comments: I think combining this with Thai Stick for the start is the way to go. A long runner before you launch into the overhang is a good idea.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (2) Hanging Gardens : Tips City (5.10a)
By: Ian G. When: Apr 16, 2010

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Comments: At the chimney/stem move at the top, do not head right or you will be in a world of hurt!


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Pinhead (5.11d)
By: Ian G. When: Apr 16, 2010

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Comments: The third bolt seemed oddly hard to clip for a shorter person (and I'm 5'9"). Not a big deal, but your waaaay past your last clip. Agree with the above; for the grade, there is no better route in the PDX area. Super clean falls, so it's a good one to push your limit!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Roadside Rocks Bouldering : JBMF Boulders : ... : Slick Willie (V2)
By: Ian G. When: Mar 19, 2010

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Comments: I thought this problem was kinda fun...I was kinda drunk though, so who knows...


Location: OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Via Dolorosa (5.10b)
By: Ian G. When: Mar 13, 2010

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Comments: I haven't done this route. The name means "way of suffering" in Spanish if that means anything to you...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face : Pope's Crack (5.9)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 28, 2010

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Comments: Although this route is only 5.9 I would not recommend it for anyone not comfortable leading JT 5.10. The pro at the traverse is solid but little funky to place and the traverse itself can be pretty heady. Save a yellow tcu for your first piece of gear after the traverse. I was glad I had it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - South Face : Pope's Crack, Direct Finish (5.10b/c)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 28, 2010

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Comments: Whoa, I did regular Pope's Crack probably only days after you guys put this up. When I got to the traverse I looked up and saw a pin and bolt wondered "where does that go?" Had I known it was only .10a I would have gone for it. Good job.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Barker Dam Bouldering : Gunsmoke Area : ... : Gunsmoke (V3)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: I may be referring to the "birdman" but...

Has anyone ever been to this problem and seen the crazy guy who sits in the corner and keeps attempting a lockoff move and then stepping off. I was there once and he tried this same move about fifty times. He would mumble to himself in between attempts. He was there every time I've been to Gunsmoke, but last week he was absent! Did anything happen to him?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Real Hidden Valley Vicinity : Houser Buttress Area : ... : Loose Lady (5.10a)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: Whatever you do, do not attempt this route in 40 mph winds!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - West Face : Hobbit Roof (5.10d)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: There is no way this route is any harder than .10a. The slab crux seemed similar in difficulty to other .10- slabs in JTree. The handcrack/roof is really just one move. A very fun route though, I enjoyed it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Future Games Rock : Invisibility Lessons (5.9)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: I can't believe this route only gets 2.5 stars! The start's a little odd, but the handcrack above is really cool.


Location: OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Double Trouble (5.10b)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 14, 2010

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Comments: I usually don't complain about bolts...but at one point I had one at my foot, one at my waist, and I was clipping a third. Still, a unique climb and pretty fun!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Bishops Terrace (5.8)
By: Ian G. When: Feb 9, 2010

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Comments: I've seen not one but two people get their knees stuck on this climb and have to be rescued. Apparently they let blood pool in the upper leg which subsequently perma-cammed the knee in. It looked really painful.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Red Eye (5.10b/c)
By: Ian G. When: Jan 23, 2010

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Comments: This is easily combined with classic crack if you don't place too much pro early on.


Location: Ian G. : photos : Photo
By: Ian G. When: Dec 18, 2009

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Comments: I definitely left more than my fair share of chalk on that problem...it was 85 degrees!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lower Falls Amphitheatre : Ten Years After (5.10d)
By: Ian G. When: Dec 7, 2009

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Comments: I had a blue alien disintegrate on me on this route!


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Lion's Chair (5.11a R)
By: Ian G. When: Nov 30, 2009

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Comments: The crux of the first pitch is clipping the bolt. If you're under 5'10 or have ape index issues it's pretty hard. Once the bolt is clipped, you're golden. If you get sketched about the layback after the second bolt...you have a much easier option...you just have to look "around."


Location: CA : SF Bay Area : Castle Rock & Sanborn-Skyli... : * Castle Rock Bouldering : Parking Lot Rock : Deforestation (V7+)
By: Ian G. When: Nov 11, 2009

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Comments: Haven't topped this one out, but V7 seems a little sandbaggy...


Location: OR : Wolf Rock : The Great Arch
By: Ian G. When: Nov 1, 2009

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Comments: This place is awesome. The rock is very unique, although volcanic, it has the texture of sandstone. Most of the routes are dead vertical or slightly slabby. Definitely worth a trip if you climb 5.10.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Wawona Tunnel West : Eat at Degnan's (5.9+)
By: Ian G. When: Oct 22, 2009

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Comments: Ha! I thought that might have been the case. The Reid topo is a little unclear (or I was having a low IQ day). I'll update this when I have the time.


Location: OR : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Hard Body (5.11b)
By: Ian G. When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: Thought the anchors were poorly placed on this one. Unnecessarilly hard to clip.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Skinheads (5.10d)
By: Ian G. When: Oct 14, 2009

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Comments: Don't know if I'd call this a sport climb. Get's pretty run out...but the hard moves are really well protected.


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