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Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i... : Written Exam (5.9 PG13)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 25, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for the work retro'ing this, Matthew. (Is the rap line gone now? That thing was getting a bit "crunchy," eh?)

As I mentioned elsewhere, this route is worth doing if you're up there, but it really pales in comparison to "Tender Flakes" and "Fun..." (1-star means "OK" so that's my vote, maybe "OK-and-a-half" if it cleans up, but I'm just a whiner so take that with a grain of sand---which you'll have plenty of down low on the route... ;-)


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i...
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Haha, the best laid plans... I didn't know it was your stuff. I was more emphasizing that if people are up there, best not to try using the soft goods. (We honored the "refrain" notice of the red quickdraw, fyi.) But great work!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Renaissance Crag : Sword In The Stone (5.10a)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: Great rock, but I was expecting a bit more given the raves. (80 feet?) It's got some fun, sustained 5.9 moves with good feet. Knock out all the Alchemy routes and end the afternoon on this (and the TR) and you will have had an excellent day out.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i...
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: So what's the line left of "Tender Flakes"? (Rebolt?) Lots of crumbly rock down low, and unfortunately the movement wasn't up to the bar set by the other routes. Worth doing if you're there, though. (Also, your project ropes are starting to get pretty crispy, guys...)


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i... : Tender Flakes of Mercy (5.8 PG13)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: A great companion to "Fun in the Sun" (and bolted just right). We didn't use any additional pieces and felt it was plenty safe. (Again, take that with a grain of salt if 5.8 is your limit.) This route would be good for one long pitch if you really want to swing that way, unlike "Fun," but everybody's got opinions, right? (Good work, guys!)


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i... : Fun in the Sun (5.8 R)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: Finally (hooray!) got on this and the other routes yesterday. Great position, movement and fun. The bolt placements are where you want them and a couple of finger pieces will probably ease the mind, but if you're used to runouts, it's not bad. (If your limit is 5.8, you will probably not enjoy this route.) And like Andy said, make it a two-pitch deal---even then the diagonal across the headwall at the top is tugging you in the wrong direction. I can imagine doing it in one long pitch, but I'd ra... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Cole. Fortunately (and unfortunately) for you, we had our first "spring cleaning" on Walls 1-3 on Saturday, pulling out a lot of weeds, poison oak and bramble from the routes which meant there was a lot more dirt in the cracks than usual---but you didn't have to contend with much vegetation on route (depending on what you climbed). The recent wind storms also contributed to a 300 lb. block shifting on the top of Wall 2 which got trundled and unleashed a huge amount of sand down most of t... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Potter's Point : Ms. T (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Feb 23, 2015

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Comments: Just came across this vid that Kevin at Fixe did for glue-ins. Textbook:



Other bolting vids are here:
fixehardware.com/shop/fixe-vid...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Potter's Point : Ms. T (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: What's the difference between listening to epoxy nerds rant or having chronic tinnitus? (I'll let you come up with your own punchline...)

Obviously, the quality of the epoxy, cleanliness and depth of the hole and size of the bolt are key, the problem I see a lot is just poor execution, primarily people not recessing or countersinking the edges of the eye so the bolt doesn't turn. (There are some laughably placed glue-ins around the area with the eyelets sitting so high out of the rock they look... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Vanishing Flakes (5.11a)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Dec 30, 2014

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Comments: This is what local climbing has devolved to? Sad fucking day.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 1 : Le Petit Oiseau Mort (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: A fun and deceptively engaging route for being pretty short. Definitely not a "gimme," especially with the small placements. The walk-off is quick, but bushy.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 1 : Lovely Snowball (5.7+)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Yep, that sumac needs a haircut. ("Soon," says Bueller...). Since you're here, I highly recommend getting on "Another Quick Shower" just to the right. Not to be missed if you're hanging out at Wall 1.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3 : What Have You Done with My ... (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Awesome, Andy! So great to see you enjoying the lines. (Yes, my middle name is Bueller. I'll be back up there this Saturday, hopefully getting a bit o' cleaning done...)


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 2 : Atlantean a-Go-Go (5.7)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Well said, Eric. (The #4 was originally for building the anchor at the top before we put that rap rings in---I think. Who knows? Training weight at this point...)


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Gyroscope (V8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Is this where the term "like butter" originated?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : Skofield Park : ... : Chunks O' Flesh (V1)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: How many people don't have a permanent knuckle scar on their left hand from that crimp?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 5 : Couture (Seam) (5.8 R)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 21, 2014

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Comments: Pardon, moi? Où est "Le Couture"? Puis-je apporter des robes? Je préfère monter "le veine" de roche, ou "la filon." Ha-ha, oui, oui!


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3 : ... : Photo
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: I think the smile says it all.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: Ouch. Hope you went in the pools afterward...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: WAIT! Were you there on Saturday? Damn, we were up on 5 doing maintenance. The few things I heard wafting up the canyon were quite complimentary, haha. Wait until you get on the some of the other routes. (Ping me next time.)

But, thanks, Matthew. Yeah, kind of a shocker: lots (and lots) of legitimate trad in S.B. Still seems impossible, but thankfully it ain't.

(And thanks for adding the pic of where to leave the creekbed. I have the same shot, but waited to post it until we cut up the big bay... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 5 : A Beer, Simon (5.6)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: This is a very nice, well-protected beginner crack for practicing a few of your offwidth techniques midway up (stacked fists, hand/fist, etc.).


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3 : I Wanna Be Your Pussy Cat (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Well, if it's any consolation, we'll be putting our "sport" crag on here soon, which is north-facing and has a 4-minute approach---but sadly only 40 routes...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3 : I Wanna Be Your Pussy Cat (5.8)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, Cori. If the wear on the tree or the constant gnawing turns into a rat's nest of webbing, I'll most likely put in some rings. Glad you got up there this weekend (hopefully you hit the pools afterward).


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3 : Putrid Rat (5.7)
By: Jeff Mahoney When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Hmmm, you may want to say "10' from the ground when you swing left." More like 20+ if you're on the fall line (and you still need to pull that rope). I have proof (and yeah, that's you, pal): mountainproject.com/v/10893845...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Panic Town : Wall 3
By: Jeff Mahoney When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: I listed most of my routes. All the ones without entries were put up by the other members of the goon squad. They're on MP daily; hopefully they'll start filling in the gaps.

Glad you were able to get some laps done up there. Lots and lots to climb. Wall 2 has some very good, long routes, too. (Thanks for the heads-up on the bees. A few swarms have moved through the last few times we were up there. As long as you stay at least 8' away and aren't wearing dark clothing, you're usually g... more >>


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