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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Conan's Corridor : Spiderman (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Solid 10b, protects well with a c4 #4 and #5 at the top.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff Southeast : ... : Unzipped(aka The Zipper Dir... (5.13 V8 PG13)
By: Tradoholic When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: I just revisited visions of Emerson somersaulting down the hill!!!!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Lonesome Crowded West : All Nice On Ice : Doin' The Cockroach (V4)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Tricky at the top, I mantled.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Echo Rock Bouldering : Echo Rock Boulders : ... : Flake Dyno (V3)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Commit or fail, it's up to you.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Photo
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: This is not long after dude decked hard-o at the creek. #BADASS!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Hesitation (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Solid fun, well-bolted.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Delila (5.8)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: 5.9!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Le Dent Pinnacle : Munge Dihedral (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful brutality! I used a #5 C4 up high in the thrutching chimney. Stick with it!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Le Dent Pinnacle : Jammit (5.9)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Solid fun! Lots of no hands rests, crux is def the overhanging start.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Deception Pillar : Deception Pillar (5.9)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Linked it with a 70m.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Peyote Cracks Formation : Peyote Cracks Formation - W... : Left Peyote Crack (5.10+ PG13)
By: Tradoholic When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: V3 with a good landing. This is pretty tame using good technique. I would never bother to rope up on it, not even that tall!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Summit Block : Red Rock Route (5.1)
By: Tradoholic When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: Huh? 5.7? I don't think so, super easy all the way, no chimney moves required, jugs all the way.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northeast Buttress : Upper Northeast Buttress : North East Rib (5.3)
By: Tradoholic When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: Yea, ok climbing. Rope up the noobs on the approach as you pass under Farce. The fixed pin in the small blocky roof marks the start of the actual route. Couple of options to take above.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : South Face - Left Side : Right Ski Track (5.8)
By: Tradoholic When: Feb 22, 2014

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Comments: Because it doesn't follow the natural line. The natural line would be the path of least resistance, that's what I did at about 5.8. The traverse deliberately goes a different direction.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : South Face - Left Side : Right Ski Track (5.8)
By: Tradoholic When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Total contrivance. I clipped the bolt and looked up on glorious jugs, under clings to the off-width corner, OR I could have done the actual 5.9 part by traversing down and right on some gnar slab. Why? Either way it's just a small variant of Left Ski Track.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hall of Horrors Bouldering : King Dome Area : ... : Lynn Hill Memorial Face Pro... (V4)
By: Tradoholic When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Solid V4 with a good landing and just enough spice. Use yer feet!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : The North Buttress : The Uneventful (5.5) : Photo
By: Tradoholic When: Jan 31, 2014

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Comments: I have since done the dihedral, it's pretty easy, 5.5 is about right.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Geology Tour Road Boulderin... : Western Belt : ... : Slashface (V3 R)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: Everyone seems to have a different way of doing this, along with exciting height and moves that require finesse this is a true standard of classic JT bouldering.

Also...HEY! Chill out with the tick marks!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Star Wars Rock : Light Sabre (5.10b)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: Solid three stars, the bottom corner is the crux, keep the feet our right and your back against the left wall, coming out of the rest looks hard but isn't...commit.

Anchor bolts were good.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Alice Rock : Black Rabbit (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: Solid fun, using the arete at the top is easier. The anchor is a good edition.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Alice Rock : Alice in Wonderjam (5.9)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: Solid 3 stars, gets harder the higher you get, bring the C4 #4.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face : Comic Book (5.9+)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: A little run in the start, a small c3 would have helped maybe. Definite crux out of the pod, lay it back and commit. I could find a rap anchor, we rapped of an anchor behind the climb to the NW, with anal beads attached to it, yes I said "anal beads".


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Olympic Dome : Icon (5.10c)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 20, 2013

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Comments: Before reading your comments I decided to down-grade to two stars, it's just not that good!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Olympic Dome : Icon (5.10c)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: Not sure why this is "classic". Rock is suspect and greasy and the jams aren't fun.

Webbing on the anchor is bad, have your partner follow then traverse over to rap anchors on Black Diamond (two bolts up higher w/o rap rings, two bolts lower with rap rings).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Hall of Horrors Area : Hall of Horrors : ... : Exorcist (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: Maybe 10a but definitely four stars, getting shut down is no reason to give it less stars.


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