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Location: CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Bubbs Creek Wall : The Emperor (5.12a PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: A beauty! Varied and sustained climbing with few (if any) pitches easier than 5.10. Upper pitches retain water during the early season, but don't wait too late because this south facing route will be baking by mid-summer. Technical slab/face + heat = grim. Needles quality rock with Whitney Portal-style climbing, linking discontinuous crack systems by way of improbable yet incredible face sections and some thought-provoking slab. Bring a comfy harness and stiff shoes - many steep/hanging belays. ... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : The Palisades : Norman Clyde Peak : Twilight Pillar (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: Fun route, but much shorter pitch-wise than suggested in the description. I believe most parties will avoid the glacier by scrambling up the long ridgeline to the northeast of the peak, traversing in below the large circular snowfield. Loads of 3rd and 4th class (with occasional easy class 5) will gain the steep part of the route where you will rope up. From the ledge at the base of the upper pillar, we did only 2 60M pitches and one 80M simul-pitch to the top. You can add a chossy 5.7 pitch by ... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Whitney and Surrounding Pea... : Mt. Irvine : East Buttress (5.9) : ... : Photo
By: Richard Shore When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Yo Adam - this pic of yours shows the light-colored scar I referenced. Myself and another party believe this is where the bowling pin once was. You can make an outline of it pretty easily. Instead of climbing this, we opted for a crack/face to climbers right at the end of the ledge.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Matilija Wall
By: Richard Shore When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: I have removed/edited most of my own beta page, in an effort to help restore the adventure aspect of this place. The thoughtless actions of few can negatively affect the access for the rest of us.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Grizzly Peak : Southwest Arete (4th)
By: Richard Shore When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: A really fun scenic scramble, and a nice change of pace from the typical Valley climb. Bit of a ant-filled bushwhack in places, but some cool knife-edge style exposure when out on the rock. The best route stays as close to the ridge as one feels comfortable - definitely some 5th class fun to be found.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Sentinel Peak
By: Richard Shore When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: Attempted the supposed 5.4 way on the summit block, way sketchy in approach shoes - insecure slab. Walked around to the south side of the summit block and found a cruiser (but steep) 30' handcrack. Clean and juggy with a fixed baby angle sticking 2" out of the rock on the left side. Matt's comments on the Cosmo the Crow route suggest this might be 5.9, but I felt it was much easier, MAYBE 5.7. I had no hesitations climbing up and down it in tennies. Great views, rad summit!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower Summit : The Warrior (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: If you feel confident at the grade, I would suggest bringing just one rope and going to the summit. Walk off/down scramble the west ridge - straightforward and scenic. Just remember, if you have to bail with one cord it will be expensive (leaving #3/4/5/6 camalots for anchors between bolted stations). Stout, physical, burly, wide, & aesthetic; a big-boys climb. Used the #4s, 5, and 6 on almost every pitch up to P6.

According to the summit register 0-1 parties/year actually... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : West Temple : Big Lebowski (5.11a/b PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: To use the parlance of our times - this route is a fu@ked-up-mega-choss-pile-never-to-be-forgotten adventure classic; a beautiful line drawn in the sand. By our estimates, there were 5 or 6 quality pitches out of the guidebook's 21. There is an unrelenting amount of physical wide climbing - bring your armor or you'll be entering a world of pain. 2x #5 and a single #6 camalot were sufficient for protecting the Jesus OW pitch, but dios mio, man! You come in here thinking you'... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Far East : ... : Poaching Bighorn (5.11b)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Slightly dissapointed with this rig - a very short and desperate crux right off the deck on an otherwise long and moderate route.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Far East : ... : Greenhorn Dihedral (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, the rock is a little grainy, but I'd take that anyday over those greased up campground climbs. Much more sustained and engaging at the grade than the nearby classic Poaching Bighorn, so I'll steal a star from that and give it here.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Eagle Dance (5.10 A1)
By: Richard Shore When: Mar 11, 2015

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Comments: If you rap before P11, you haven't done the route - don't bail after P4 or before P9 as others have suggested above. The crux P9 is IMO the best pitch on the route - a technical flaring groove with funky body English. One of the most scenic walk-offs I've done in RR, down cascading pools and slabs in the upper reaches of the canyon. 2.5 hours from the summit to the car, including a swim. Probably no longer than the time it would take you to rappel and reverse the approach slabs.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Mary's Tears (5.11a/b)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Thought this route was fun, but a far cry from the classic that others have made it out to be. P1 and P4 are forgettable, and even the "good" pitches are somewhat dirty. Consider it for a harder alternate start to the NE Buttress, but by no means worthy of the long hike for just the 4 pitches alone.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : San Ysidro : Vanishing Flakes (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Matt, for your time and effort in restoring this historic ground-up route. Hopefully the rock isnt too badly scarred from this whole ordeal.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Ribbon Falls Area : Gold Wall : The Silent Line (5.10 C1)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: We were able to descend from top of P7 all the way to the ground on a single 70M. Knots were right at the chains on top of P1, though, so bring that second cord and leave it at the base in case your rope isn't as long. Link 1&2, and start free climbing in the vicinity of the knobs after a few aid moves above the P1 anchor. Handcracks for days!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Kinesava : Tatoween (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: Wow, excellent line! Lots of sustained crack climbing with a bit of face thrown in the mix. I felt that this line was much more demanding than Positive Vibrations on the Incredible Hulk, which is the same length and grade (albeit on granite). Without much trouble, we did the route in 10 pitches with a 60M, linking the ST pitches as follows: 1&2, 3&4, 5, 6, 7, 8&9, 10&11, 12, 13&14 (rope drag!), 15. 6&7 might also link, but it'd be one hell of a burly pitch done that way. Route goes pretty quickl... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Real Hidden Valley Vicinity : Turtle Rock : ... : Sexy Sadye (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Excellent and bold, great rock and line. 1st bolt at 10', do the math for the rest.. keep your sh@t together!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Cirque of the Climbables : Cirque of the Climbables - ... : Peer Pressure (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Short and steep, beware the <50' JT 5.10!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Cirque of the Climbables : Cirque of the Climbables - ... : Christmas Tree Arete (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Easiest .10c tick in the park. A short overhanging jug-haul with easier jug-hauling above. The obvious 8' tall "Christmas tree" marks the start.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : The Pearls : Black Pearl (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: While the climbing quality is good, I give this a bomb because it should not even exist as an independent line. It bypasses the first 30' of pearl drops and climbs NO different terrain, starting at its 3rd bolt - weak sauce. **** in the Vogel guide, wtf?! Don't short-change yourself, start from the bottom on PD


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : The Pearls : Zircon (5.9+ PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: A few committing moves before you get any good gear - 30' off the deck. A marginal #3 RP was enough mental pro to step up into the thin crack, but a hidden #0 tcu exists behind the handhold (can't see until above it).


Location: CA : San Diego County : Corte Madera : Main Wall : Sunset Streaks (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: PSA - a fair amount of loose debris and rock exists on nearly every belay ledge, and this casual sport climb should be treated with a bit of alpine respect. A very inconsiderate local party who was rappelling in from above trundled a large block from 500' up, not knowing there were climbers directly below. It exploded into grapefruit-sized blocks above our heads and all around us, nearly bringing a tragic end to our day of fun in the sun. One particular member of this party was adamant that his ... more >>


Location: CA : San Diego County : Corte Madera : Main Wall : South Buttress (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Excellent line; felt more committing than say something at Tahquitz due to the remoteness and lack of other climbers and fixed gear. Never felt runout on P3 - I was able to place a handful of tiny cams and nuts with looong slings (think 6'+ to keep drag down) off to the right before traversing back left under the roof. #5 cam not necessary.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Mary Worth Buttress : Welcome to Joshua Tree (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Excellent and varied face climbing with plenty of spice. Getting to the high first bolt is not trivial, and the final 15' of P2 - up above gear with a haunting slab below - will test the nerves of any honed JTree slab master. Be solid.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Astronomy Rock : Stargazer (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Short but fierce! Barndoor-y with lots of body tension. Ancient slings on the anchor bolts were replaced 11/2014 - consider bringing two 12" sections of chain and some quicklinks instead. Lead bolts are 3/8" buttonheads. Best viewed and approached from above at the Mary Worth Buttress.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Isaac : Tricks of the Trade (5.10+ C2+)
By: Richard Shore When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: An amazing adventure route, assuming you like sandy chimneys and wide cracks. Rumors of a 500'-600' handcrack on the headwall are false - it is a mere 200' (albeit an amazing 200', one of the best pitches I've climbed, and in a spectacular position). The lower half of this route is a drainage course for the ledgy sandy middle section - I literally saw sand spindrifts coming down the Mines of Mordor and Calvinator pitches. Free-flowing sand is plastered to the walls of the chimneys. Go light and ... more >>


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