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Descending Cox Col (Bear Creek Spire). Photo by Ryan Slaybaugh. <br />


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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid... : Dappled Mare (5.8)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: 1st pitch felt like 5.4, super relaxed and several options to approach the ledge. 2nd pitch protects great and felt 5.7-ish to me, nuts worked great and I didn't even reach for a cam (gasp!). 3rd pitch is definitely the money pitch, whether you lead or follow. The downward traverse, if you take it, is fun and different. 4 pitch, if you do it, is easy and over in 2 minutes. All sorts of anchor options up top, I wedged myself behind a yucca and slung the rope around a little horn as a backup.... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si... : Bill's Nuts (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: Agreed. You can get 3-4 good pieces in to keep you from decking and then run the top out, where the climbing gets easier and there isn't much to be found.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Valley of the Moon : Patina Wall : (Unknown) (5.10c)
By: Jason Kim When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: This route would be more fun if it saw more traffic. The rock is crumbly down low, and the entire climb is covered in exfoliating granules that made for some very spicy moves. The crack is harder than it looks, but takes gear well.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Easy Rider (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: Just climbed this one again after a few years. My partner (new leader) bailed after the 2nd bolt. It's no gimme at 5.7, and the big ledges and bad landing put you in the no-fall zone for much of the climb.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Limbo Area : Standard Deviation (5.10b)
By: Jason Kim When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: The terrible landing and committing moves down low make for one intimidating lead! Felt stiff for .10b.


Location: Jason Kim : Miscellaneous : Photo
By: Jason Kim When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Do not clip your belay device using the keeper wire as shown in this photo!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Motherlode Rock : ... : Fun Police (5.6)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: This will be a lot more fun if it sees some traffic and cleans up. As it stands, it felt like a lichen-covered gardening project. Interesting rock up near the top.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Limbo Area : Aqualunge (5.11a)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 13, 2013

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Comments: A distinct crux just above the first bolt, which took me a few tries to figure out the sequence. The upper section is just a bit easier. Seems like it would be a heady lead, particularly as an onsight.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Limbo Area : Apostrophe (5.9)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 13, 2013

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Comments: Agreed, no need for a #4. I brought my #5 and it placed beautifully, LOL. Good pro, a couple of committing moves that keep things interesting. Excellent climb by MG standards.


Location: Jason Kim : Climbing : Photo
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: Correction added, thanks!


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Blue Sky Wall : Bright Eyes (5.6) : Photo
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: I just noticed the three people hanging out at the first anchor in this picture. My feet hurt just looking at that!


Location: CA : San Diego County : Valley of the Moon : Sundagger Wall : Crackerman (5.9)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: Fun, friction route with insecure dishes right where you need them. Getting to the first bolt felt like the crux, but stays pretty heady throughout.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Dixon Lake : The Y Crack Area : Hairy Airy (5.9)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: I bailed off this climb thinking that I was a total puss, because it felt waaay harder than 5.9. I must have accidentally stumbled across the 11b variation.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Dixon Lake : The Y Crack Area : Butthole Express (5.8)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: Pretty damn tricky for the grade! Interesting and insecure moves on this one.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Sunday Afternoon Boulder : North East Crack (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: I climbed this on gear and felt a little silly. Should probably be treated as a high boulder problem. Reaching the bolts up top requires a committing mantle that goes much harder than 5.7, though.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - North Face : The Bong (5.4)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Great beginner climb, but sandbagged at 5.4 IMO. Pulling the crux, which is easily protected, feels closer to 5.6 to me. Just FYI.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Radagast (5.6)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Direct start is challenging and ups the ante to 5.9 (one move off the ground).


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Middle Earth : Gandalf (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Short crack that felt like 5.6 to me.


Location: CA : San Diego County : El Cajon Mountain : Blue Sky Wall : Ramp (5.5)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Like the description says, a dirty, low-angle ramp that opens access to the nicer climbs above. Not worth doing, otherwise. If you're a new leader and searching for something easy, the bolt spacing (or complete lack thereof) could be intimidating.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag : Es Muy Bueno (5.8)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Only worth doing if all the other climbs are taken, IMO. I'd estimate 35 feet and then a bit of scrambling to reach a big tree.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Limbo Area : The Tower (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Fun route, IMO a sandbag at 5.7, considering the crux move.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : The Stairs (5.4)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: This, along with Beautiful and Turkey Chute (and in that order) would make a great "beginning trad-leader" day.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Orange Walk (5.10c)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Went pretty easy on TR the first time I climbed this. Not so much on lead, though. Holds are there, but finding the right sequence can be tricky. Definitely worth doing.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : The Ramp (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Fun climb, another favorite at MG. Good practice for placing your thin gear (tiny cams or wires) if you're into that sort of thing. Stay true to the crack for more excitement.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Skyline Pinnacle (5.7)
By: Jason Kim When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: One of my favorites at MG, due to it's length and the cool belay perch. Down low the climbing is super easy with great stances, and takes plenty of gear. The moves onto the orange face feel exposed and harder than 5.7, but protect well.

Requires some creativity to build a solid anchor. I usually wedge myself amongst the upper blocks and sling one of the big boulders with the rope, then belay off my harness.


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