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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Elephant Man Arete

V0+ 4+ (2)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Elephant Man Corridor V2/3

V2-3 5+ (2)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Elephant Man Corridor V1

V1 5 (2)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Elephant Man Boulder

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders

Nov 3, 2011

South Ridge Boulders

CA : San Jacinto Mountains

Nov 3, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Corridor V2/3 (V2-3)

Nov 3, 2011

Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Corridor V1 (V1)

Nov 3, 2011

Almost done! Easy to sew it up once you're on the main crack.

Almost done! Easy to sew it up once you're on the main crack.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Leaping Leaner (5.6)

Nov 13, 2010

About half way up Ranger JD

About half way up Ranger JD

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ranger J.D. (5.6)

Nov 13, 2010

First half of pitch 1.

First half of pitch 1.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Yours (5.7)

Oct 30, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Diarrhea Dome : Bighorn Mating Grotto : Take Two, They're Small (5.9+)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: I did this one without knowing any information about it. The crack is a bit wider than I thought. I would have liked 2 #4's but I managed with one. I anticipated the belay would be on the shelf after the wide crack ends. This is not the case. You move left another 15-20 feet to a short, flaring crack that takes a mediocre #1 cam. After this short cruxy move, it's easy to the top. I didn't see a bolt for the anchor. Walked off, although I probably could have rapped Dangling Woo Li Mas... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face Bulge Routes : Lower Bulge Buttress : Standup Flake (5.9)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Oct 27, 2013

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Comments: Decent climb, not really worth the approach in my opinion. There were some fun moves. Felt hard to me when compared to other local 5.9s. Could be due to the incredible wind and cold when I did it.

The approach involves a couple hundred feet of 3rd/4th class in a pretty dangerous location if any rocks were to fall from above.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Right of the Escalator : Free Lance (5.10c)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: This route felt pretty sustained at low 5.10. There was always at least one move between bolts that demanded concentration. The most difficult moves for me were just after passing the third bolt.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : The Weeping Wall : Surprise Direct (5.9 R)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: Pretty challenging pitch. Like Robin, I think the second bolt I clipped was on Duck Soup. I climbed up for 30 feet or so past the first bolt and was getting a bit nervous because I couldn't see any more bolts. But I looked down and right, maybe 10 feet right at most, and saw a bolt that seemed on route. I stepped down to it, clipped it, and then climbed up another 20 feet or so to the "double bolt". After that, the climbing got less serious, leading to the final bolt.

This pitch felt sustained... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : North Face : Coup de Grace (5.10b)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: Did this route by mistake, but it was a great experience. We didn't do the 10b pitch because we intended to climb Grace Slick but didn't really study the topo for it so we started this climb on Pitch 2, thinking it was Grace Slick.

Pitch 2 is good, but there wasn't much pro once you pull the roof, so don't blow it. Pitches 3 and 4 were fun, well protected slab climbing. The top of Pitch 4 was great because you move right onto the edge of the arete for the last few moves. Both are typical Idyl... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Goliath (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 5, 2012

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Comments: Followed my friend up this one. Chimney was strenuous and awkward to clean. Hand crack finish was really cool, but it felt pretty stout for 5.8. The hand crack felt like the mirror opposite of Flower of High Rank above the tree, except the Goliath crack was harder for me.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : Fingertrip (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Mar 11, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday. Snow at the base but not anywhere on the route. A 60m will get you from the first pitch belay over the arch (next to Fingertip Traverse) with ~10 feet of rope to spare.

I recommend the slab finish, it's an exhilarating lead- pure friction to the bolt! When you reach that horizontal crack right before the slab, try walking the crack rather than hand traversing. It's easier and it feels pretty cool! I wouldn't call this pitch run-out at all, especially if you led the rest... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : The North Buttress : The Uneventful (5.5)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Aug 28, 2011

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Comments: As of the date of this posting, there is a large chunk of rock (2 feet long, 6 inches wide) on the first pitch that is ready to fall. The rock is located on the first pitch, before the trees/bushes about 40 meters up. It is right at what felt to me as the P1 crux. It looks like it would be a great pinch hold but the rock is barely holding on. The rock is sitting precariously in a vertical crack and is surrounded by pine needles and dirt. Be careful!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Right of the Escalator : Axe of God (5.8 R)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 24, 2011

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Comments: I disagree with the "R" rating. One can place a small cam right from the start to protect the move onto the "axe".


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and ... : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty : Little Manly Man (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: I'm not sure why, but I really enjoyed this climb. There were lots of holds but the slight overhanging parts kept it interesting.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes... : Ranger J.B. (5.8)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Nov 13, 2010

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Comments: Top-roped this one after doing Ranger JD. Seemed like the 5.8 rating was accurate. I thought about leading it but decided not to because there didn't seem like many places for solid pro on the second half and my off width technique is lacking...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes... : Ranger J.D. (5.6)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Nov 13, 2010

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Comments: Led this one today. It felt like a pretty easy 5.6 and it is very short. It was the first route I did today and I thought it was a nice warm up climb but not much more than that.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Locomotion Rock : Leaping Leaner (5.6)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Nov 13, 2010

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Comments: Just led this one today. I'd give it a solid 5.8 rating if you start directly below the crack. I'm just getting into leading 5.8 and this was the right amount of "scary" for me. I like to be stressed but not terrified. A #1 Camalot fits nicely into a pocket before you reach the main crack and allows you to skip the possible ground fall.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Right ... : Nawab (5.8)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Nov 6, 2010

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Comments: The awkward start on this route makes it a challenge to lead, but after that it's a fun crack climb. Crux is when the crack flares out and disappears before you reach the under-cling flake. Have a small cam or two ready to place under the flake when you get up there if you're worried about a big fall. Small tree plus a few pockets for cams/tricams for your anchor.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Right ... : Spatula (5.9+)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Nov 6, 2010

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Comments: Love this climb as a top rope after leading The Plague. There is a fun variation I do that isn't described in the book starting between the 5.11 variation and the seam/crack that presumably starts this route. I think it fits better with the 5.10 rating of this route because the 5.7 start outlined in my guide book is pretty easy and there's only 1 or 2 solid 5.10 moves on this pitch anyway, in my opinion.


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