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Member Since: Jul 26, 2007
Last Visit: Apr 8, 2014
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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

Finders Keepers

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Hueco Wall

Sep 18, 2011

Coffin Nail

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Right Side

Aug 6, 2011

Walk on the Wild Side

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (3 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

Climbed with TJ, linked pitches 2 and 3 (almost skipped the first bolt of P3 as well)

Apr 17, 2011

Scrumdillyishus

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

Justin led

Jan 22, 2011

Frosty Cone

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

Led, with Justin. Good climb for 5.7 climbers, lots of options for pro

Jan 22, 2011

Smooth as Silk

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lower Freeway Wall

Justin led

Jan 22, 2011

Sexy Grandma

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - West Face

TR after Randy led

Nov 28, 2010

Beck's Bear

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Playhouse Rock

Missed the key hold to get up the dihedral

Nov 28, 2010

Dress Rehearsal

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Playhouse Rock

Followed Chad

Nov 28, 2010

Fingertrip

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (4 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Right Side

Climbed with Chad and Justin, led P2-P3

Aug 15, 2010

Sahara Terror

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (6 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Northwest Recess

Took Chad on his Eval climb for SCMA

Jun 27, 2010

El Whampo

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (5 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face

Climbed with justin and ej. Went straight up to arch after p2

Jun 13, 2010

MysterZ

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (7 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : Jackrabbit Buttress

Climbed with Justin

Apr 17, 2010

Overhang Bypass

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

Climbed with Justin, led both pitches. Used a pink tricam to protect move left out of trough on P1

Mar 27, 2010

Wild Wind

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Tower

TR after climbing Sail Away, thoughts of the traverse scare me...

Nov 28, 2009

Sail Away

5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Tower

TR after Chad started and Eric finished the lead

Nov 28, 2009

White Maiden's Walkaway

5.1 2 6 II MD 2a (6 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Maiden Buttress

Climbed with Chad, led P1,P3,P5 (to top)

Oct 10, 2009

Left Ski Track

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (3 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : South Face - Left Side

Climbed with Chad, led P2

Jun 27, 2009

Rotten Bananas

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Tall Wall

Climbed Chad, I led

Apr 19, 2009

Shark's Fin Arete

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Shark's Fin

Climbed with Zach and Chad, we all led (and got pictures)

Apr 19, 2009

High Seas

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warm Up Wall

Climbed with Zach and Chad, Chad led

Apr 18, 2009

Babushka

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warm Up Wall

Climbed with Zach and Chad, I led

Apr 18, 2009

Clip Jr.

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warm Up Wall

Led with Zach and Chad

Apr 18, 2009

Double Cross

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - West Face

Pretty much hangdogged the whole thing, but it was a nice mental breakthrough

Mar 28, 2009

Jane Pauley

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Left Hand of Darkness - E. ...

Got a TR from a neighboring party

Mar 28, 2009

Granny Goose

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Left Hand of Darkness - E. ...

Climbed with Chad, he led

Mar 28, 2009

White Lightning

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...

Led, climbed with Chad

Mar 28, 2009

Crow's Feet

5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Crow's Nest

Climbed with Mike A.

Mar 14, 2009

No Strings Attached

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Crow's Nest

Climbed with Mike A.

Mar 14, 2009

Trench Connection

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Crow's Nest

Climbed with Mike A. It would be an classic if it were twice as long and in Hidden Valley CG

Mar 14, 2009

Jackass Flats

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (1 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : East Face

Climbed with Chad, led pitch 2

Mar 1, 2009

Cat in the Hat

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (6 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Climbed with Chad, led pitches 2, 4, and 5

Feb 28, 2009

Deflowered

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Grain Surgery Wall

Followed after Chad started the lead and Zach finished it.

Feb 23, 2009

Papa Woolsey

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - Southeast Face

Hangdogged it

Feb 23, 2009

Buissonier

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - Southeast Face

Led, but fell several times, felt harder than 5.7

Feb 23, 2009

Lazy Day

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Horror Rock

Followed Chad (his first 5.7 lead)

Jan 17, 2009

Right On

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13 (4 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

Climbed with Chad in 3 pitches (linked p1 and p2), led first and third pitches

Jan 17, 2009

Mr. Misty Kiss

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

Climbed with Chad, quite pumpy

Jan 11, 2009

Dilly Bar

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

Climbed with Chad

Jan 11, 2009

Double Decker

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...

Climbed with Chad

Jan 11, 2009

Upper Right Ski Track

5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

Climbed with Chad

Jan 11, 2009

Toe Jam

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - East Face

Climbed with Zach and John

Nov 22, 2008

The Eye

5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock

Climbed with Zach and John

Nov 22, 2008

Mike's Books

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

Climbed with Zach and John

Nov 22, 2008

Fingertip Traverse

5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a (4 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Right Side

Climbed with John and Chad

Jul 26, 2008

Northeast Face West

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (5 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face

Climbed with Clay, may have got a little off route at the top of the 5th pitch

Jul 6, 2008

The Uneventful

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (7 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The North Buttress

Started climb at about 10:30am with Chad and Zach, topped out around 8pm, hiked out in the dark

Jun 28, 2008

Angel's Fright

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (4 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Center (Flintst...

Climbed with Chad, led pitches 2, roof section of pitch 3 and pitch 4. Did 5.6 variation at top.

May 31, 2008

Curtain Call

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Playhouse Rock

Found two bolts up top, easy to setup top rope of Psycho Groove

May 25, 2008

Final Act

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Playhouse Rock

Agree with the description, some sections seemed as least as hard as the other 5.6s on the wall

May 25, 2008

Psycho Groove

5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Playhouse Rock

Top-roped after climbing Curtain Call, fun crux

May 25, 2008

Roboranger

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Mount Grossvogel

Lots of bees in the area, they followed us up the route

May 25, 2008

Granny Goose

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Left Hand of Darkness - E. ...

Sweet route, definitely will repeat someday

May 25, 2008

Mental Physics

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lenticular Dome

Great fun, had to wait in line

May 10, 2008

Keystone Crack

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Keystone Block

Climbed the one in the JTree Moderates Guide

May 10, 2008

The Trough

5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c (4 p) 

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Left Side

Climbed as 3 pitches. A little snow getting to the base, but the rock was dry.

Apr 26, 2008

The Bong

5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - North Face

Great beginner crack climb

Mar 29, 2008

Men with Cow's Heads

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Atlantis Wall - Right

Good warmup climb

Mar 29, 2008

Solar Technology

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Atlantis Wall - Right

Atlantis Wall was packed

Mar 29, 2008

Classic Corner

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cockroach Crag

First 5.7 Trad Lead

Mar 29, 2008

Ain't Nothing but a J-Tree Thing

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Thin Wall

Climbed with Chad

Nov 11, 2007

Fote Hog

5.6 4c 14 V S 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - East Face

Climbed with Chad

Nov 11, 2007