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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Middle Kingdom : Smith Rock : Bighorn Hand Crack (5.7)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 7, 2013

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Comments: Nice exercise in straight-in #3 camalot size jamming. Too bad its way the hell out in no-mans land, or it'd have a line on the weekends. The exfoliating, crumbly slab start is a detractor from this otherwise sweet line. Worthy of more than the zero stars given in the Vogel guide.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Corona/Dos Equis Wall : Tecate (5.12b)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: ^^^ agreed. Things start easy enough with big holds, you bust a few moves, and just when the angle eases off and you think it's in the bag here comes the SLAP in the face slabby crux. Single-crystal crimping type nastiness. Blew a hole in my finger after about two goes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : The Valley of Kings : ... : Witch Hunt (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: Rock quality, position, movement, variety = 4 stars in my book. After leaving the crack at the start, there is a committing mantle move out onto the exposed arÍte to clip the first bolt. It's not too hard, but you will not want to mess it up.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : The Valley of Kings : ... : Powered by Old English (5.11d)
By: Richard Shore When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: Burly! Nearly every move up until the easy crack is 5.11, with some .11+ mixed in for good measure. I thought the crux was on the thin slab just before the easy crack. Give it a TR burn after doing the .9 or .10a if you can't lead at this grade.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Pixie Rock : Lascivious Conduct (5.11c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Maybe 10' of worthwhile climbing on this route, preceded and followed by forgettable 5.easy. Not very good. The one-move wonder crux, while extremely difficult, is anything but fun. You'll quickly realize why there isn't any chalk above the small horn at the third bolt. Save your tips and do something else.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Willit Pillar : Call of the West (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Some fun moves interspersed with easier terrain, but this routes best feature is its length. Almost feels like you get a full pitch of climbing in! Closer to 100' than the 60' listed here.

Bolted rap anchor could use some love. Currently sports two button heads, one with a rusty, paper-thin old Dolt hanger.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : The Bilbo Buttresses : Val De Mello (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: I'll throw down for .10d/11a on this one. Challenging technical slab/face moves around the second bolt.

The anchor was a bit messy - it appears that people were rapping off only one bolt based on the setup I observed. I re-equalized the chain and links on two bolts for the rappel. Note - the rappel is off the backside of the formation.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Corona/Dos Equis Wall
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: This cliff offers some of the best climbing in the campground at the 5.10 and up level, and I never see anybody climbing here.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Corona/Dos Equis Wall : Flare Play (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: I did the right option/variation (no bolt), and it felt at least a grade harder than the adjacent Scare Way. You'll want/need gear where your few jams are, so plan accordingly - use the holds first, then place in them.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Corona/Dos Equis Wall : Chihuahua (5.10b/c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Nice route, comparable in quality to Silent Scream. You'll need an orange tcu/red alien for the super shallow placement after the first bolt. Engaging moves throughout.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : California Crack (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Gets an "R" rating in the Miramontes guide, but I don't think it is warranted. You can pre-protect the start by scrambling up into the "cave" and threading a 4' sling through a nice hole under the roof. An amazing knee-bar (no hands rest) takes the bite out of the crux and allows for easy gear placement.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : Panama Canal (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 29, 2012

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Comments: Worth a quick lap if you're already over on this side of the formation. The black-colored hangers are a bit of an eyesore. Crux is probably the move getting off the ground.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Rattlesnake Buttress : Back Up Singers (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: IMO this line is as good as 200 Motels.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Varnished Wall : Circle of Benevolence (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: Excellent rock quality! A #1 Camalot protects the move to the first bolt. Heady getting to the second bolt, but some small gear behind a marginal flake provides some mental pro for the move.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Varnished Wall : Presence of Grace (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: Some powerful undercling-crimps on this one, with bad feet to boot. I had no problem with the standard .10d finish on CoB, but couldn't even get to the pin on this variation. Maybe because it was the end of the day, maybe because my tips were already blown from 3 days climbing in Indian Cove, but I'd argue that this one is solid 5.11.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : King Otto's Castle : Panama Red (5.11c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: ^^^ lots of talk for an anonymous coward.

Great climb, very sharp, and sustained from the first horizontal until the upper jugs. IMO the crux was getting established on the face/seam after the horizontal crack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : King Otto's Castle : Phelp's Chevrolet (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 23, 2012

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Comments: Gritty, nasty rock for most of the climb, questionable pro, powerful roof. What the heck - I'll give it two stars for "character"


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Crack of Noon (V3)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: My opinion - SANDBAG. I can't even get off the ground on this one, which is likely the crux. Always wondered why I've never seen chalk above the first tips lock..


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Shelf Ridge (Couch Rock)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Aren't there some access issues with this place? The Edwards guide seems to suggest so. It would be prudent of you to include any crag access issues on this page, Alexander.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Blazing Saddles (5.10a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Runout off the first bolt isn't too bad as the climbing eases significantly in grade. Still, you don't want to fall or you'll splatter.

A walk-off also exists if you don't want to rappel off the tat on the bolt hangers.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Coyote Crack (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Grainy and short, with one 5.9 move off the deck leading to 5.7 fingers-hands.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Virginia City (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Slab-tastic! A nice contrast between the lower juggy face and the upper, hold-less slab. It's painfully obvious that the first few bolts were placed on rappel, while the upper half was perfectly protected at stances by the old trad-daddies (Bob and Todd).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Hop Sing (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Pretty nice for the grade. The slashes on the left wall of the crack make perfect hand-jam constrictions for the duration of the climb. This would be a great route for a budding leader to learn how to place hexes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Overnight Sensation (5.11b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: A bit grainy to be considered a true classic, but an excellent line nonetheless. Crux is definitely passing the last bolt.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Party in the Desert (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: ^^^ "maybe not even .11b."

Get real, dude. My girlfriend did the move first try and she's no .11b climber. One left sidepull with foot in opposition gets you onto a better right foot and then the crack.


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