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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.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Wild Wild West (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: First bolt spins in the hole, and the nut can't be tightened. It won't likely pull out, just be warned.

Knee-barring up the chimney to the second bolt seemed like the natural line to me. I'd still give the slab part .10d though.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Comfortably Numb (5.11)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Wanted to give this one a go last weekend, but was a bit dismayed at the sight of splattered blood EVERYWHERE at the base of the route. Looks like a man (or woman) was recently eaten alive by this OW..


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Disneyland Dome : Mental Bankruptcy (5.10b PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Bolts were replaced by Tucker Tech and friend last weekend, 12/08.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Disneyland Dome : Jungle Cruise (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Some small wires and finger-size cams are necessary for protecting the short but demanding crux at the start of the crack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Disneyland Dome : Enchanted Stairway (5.9 R)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Take the fun crack line instead of going out left to the forced bolt. Done this way, this is one of the best long "easy" pitches in the park. 45+ meters long. The upper face is a blast! Huge holds!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Olympic Dome : Icon (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Well worth the 1.5-2 hour approach. The rock is patina'ed to the point of being slippery smooth. New webbing and leaver 'biner at the anchor to facilitate rappel as of 12/2012. Nothing smaller than 0.5/0.75 Camelot needed for the lead. Pretty steep - the rappel is free hanging.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : Mountain Devil Dike (5.12d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: Nicely done, Brad! I've done the MSMR next door, and I can only assume this line is of similar quality, albeit substantially more difficult.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Nuclear Reactor Rock : Nuke the Whales (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: Nowhere near as good as Colorado Crack. Some fun movement and good length, but the EXTREMELY coarse nature of the rock is a huge detractor. Very painful jamming, even with tape. Maybe worthwhile if you happen to be camped at Jumbo, want to do something other than Conan's Corridor or Zebra Cliffs, are lazy, and don't feel like driving to climb something better. I certainly won't be coming back.


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