Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED


Member Since: Apr 17, 2004
Last Visit: 4 days ago
Contact Tradoholic


Point Rank: # 16
Total Points: 12,312
Last Year: 452
Last 30 Days: 28
278 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



Where has Tradoholic been climbing?










Contributions


All 5705 | Routes 274 | Areas 80 | Photos 1374 | Page Improvments | Comments 1502 | Posts 881 | Stars 1039 | Ratings 555
Page 3 of 61.  <<First   <Prev   1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Sidewinder (5.10b PG13)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 26, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Less than par rock on the first part keeps this from being classic, watch out for the sucker jug above the crack, it will make a widow out of some pretty lady someday.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : EBGB Block Area : EBGB's (5.10d)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 26, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: A must do. I found the mantle interesting but not awkward. Crux right at the last bolt and the run-out pretty tame. Make the right decisions on direction at the top and it's a breeze.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : Northeast Buttress : Y Crack Buttress : The Y Crack (5.10b)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 14, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Solid 3 stars. Triples in C4 green and red are nice but not mandatory. Tat anchor sucks, bring a knife and some replacement, bolts are good though. FYI, route finishes climbers right of the anchor, so top out, set a trad anchor or look left for the bolts and a hanging belay.

That nice crack to the right is 11c apparently. Can't recall the name...


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : Photo
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 11, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Where's Vinny with "Fight Club" when you need him?!!?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : Bitch Better Have My Money (V6)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 11, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: LOL! Welcome to the Lake, eh Ian?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : The Tombstone : The S Cracker (5.11a/b)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 11, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: This thing looked REALLY excellent. I shall return!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Overnight Sensation (5.11b)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Really fun! The choss is over quick and leads into great moves. Protects well.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Where Have all the Cowboys ... (5.10d)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: One tricky 10d slab section, otherwise pretty straight forward, well bolted!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Suicide Horn Rock : Bighorn Dihedral (5.10b)
By: Tradoholic When: Nov 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Awkward and hard start leads into perfect dihedral climbing with a healthy run-out. I put in the largest DMM brass-offset and took it 30 feet or so to safety with a few useless micro-nuts in-between. I thought the rock quality was pretty good, crumbly down low but I stuck to climbing in the crack into the dihedral directly.
Long but easy hike, easier than Queen Mountain.
Kudos to Simon for the tag-team ascent!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Upper Bulge Routes : The Step (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: I had some trouble at the roof, up and down, but once I saw how to do it went down nicely. It all protects pretty well, one #4 useful for the layback finish.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Human Fright (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: P2 has a short but definitely solid 10a section. Continuing after the dihedral go slightly right then back left to the lunch ledge pine-tree for a full pitch. Rap from there or finish on one of the many variations to the top.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Blank (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Done in two pitches, very awkward in the dihedral, I was under-cling fist-jamming, whatever that is.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : Pigs in Bondage (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Did the crux over the bush, got to the slab and saw the rusty 1/4in bolt, no thanks. Contrived to go up the slab anyway.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : El Camino Real (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: I skipped the first pitches, just scrambled to The Jungle, didn't seem to be any rave reviews for the first two pitches. The $ pitch seemed pretty easy and short for 10a.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : The North Buttress : The Uneventful (5.5) : Photo
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 22, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Would say going this way was 5.5 while staying in the dihedral appeared (and I've heard) to be 5.8-ish.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Angel's Fright (5.5)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 21, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Forget just linking 1+2, with a few feet of simul-climbing and a 70m you can link all the way to lunch ledge.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : The North Buttress : The Uneventful (5.5) : Photo
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 13, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: From 10/10.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Sundike (5.10a)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 12, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Awesome pitch, very technical.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Sundance (5.10b)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 12, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: This is one of the best in Idyllwild! Topo is a bit outdated in the vogel book, no pin on p2, new bolt.

SPOILER ALERT!

Traverse directly right at the final bolt on p2, hands on two small black knobs, then breathe for a heady 5.6 runout, no pro after that bolt.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : What does the fox say? (V3-)
By: Tradoholic When: Oct 7, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: I watched the entire video. There, I admitted it.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : Fingergrip (5.8)
By: Tradoholic When: Sep 29, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: A little gardening and no pro coming out of The Jungle, but it shapes up quickly, fun if you've done all the other moderates on the wall.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Lemon (V3)
By: Tradoholic When: Sep 15, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Under starred! I found it fun.


Location: WI : Castle Rock South (Fishin' ... : North Wall : Remedy (5.12-)
By: Tradoholic When: Sep 12, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Of course JJ, I'm open to all interpretations as long as there's a line of reasoning behind it. Unfortunately lots of folks don't know why they believe what they believe.

Live as you will, argue for fun, climb forever.


Location: WI : Castle Rock South (Fishin' ... : North Wall : Remedy (5.12-)
By: Tradoholic When: Sep 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: I understand prying may be a "fact of life" but where is the line drawn? My personal rule, stated elsewhere on this intellectual pit of a website is that if you can't take it off by hand, then leave it alone.


Location: WI : Hillbilly Hollow
By: Tradoholic When: Sep 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: FINALLY a little controversy back in WI! Bolting is lame, chopping is lame. My advice: Man up and PUKE!


Page 3 of 61.  <<First   <Prev   1  2  3  4  5   Next>   Last>>