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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
John Tyler

John Tyler

Climbing Gear Discussion : Where to find a plain old h... : Post

Aug 22, 2014

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 ...

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 : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Eagle Pinnacle : Finger Lickin' Good (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: A good lead for the budding climber. Fun finger locks with reasonable protection. Very short by Idyllwild standards.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Eagle Pinnacle : Jizz (5.10b)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: I did this one a couple of summer's ago. It's a fun lead that's well protected through the crux. You might want a few cams around 1 inch or so you can protect the last move to the anchors, but not really necessary. Get on it if you're doing Johnny Quest and Flakes of Wrath.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Le Dent Pinnacle : Munge Dihedral (5.10a)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: Strenuous but always there. The squeeze at the bottom might be the crux for some. If fists are your weakness (like me), this climb will feel challenging for the grade.

This is probably one of the cooler crack climbs in Idyllwild. Too bad it's way out at Le Dent or it would receive hundreds more ascents per year, but maybe that's a good thing!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Le Dent Pinnacle : Jammit (5.9)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: I found this one to be the most challenging 5.9 I've done in Idyllwild (and I've led 15 of 'em). I must have been doing it wrong or something... The moves continue to be challenging and fun for the remainder of the climb.

It is a well protected climb with plenty of rests for gear placement.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Beginner's Three (5.3)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: The start is definitely challenging for 5.3. However, they are the most difficult moves on the climb. If you can get off the ground, you'll cruise the climb. It has more fun jamming than the Bong, but is way less cool of a line.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : West Chimney (5.6)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: I've only climbed down this thing, but it's a fun route! The chimney crux moves are secure as a downclimb; it's probably harder going up. In my opinion the least secure moves on the down climb are the last 5 feet!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Bat Crack (5.5)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: The plated face to the left of the chimney start is a fun way to do this one. It protects well for the leader but does involve a poorly protected traverse for the follower at the end of the first pitch. Facing out and chimney climbing the first half of the second pitch makes it pretty secure if you're worried. The slab to the right of the crack on P2 is fun to climb as well once you get a ways up the crack (provided you aren't worried about falling).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - South Face : Bonzo Dog Band (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: Probably a better solo than lead.

BETA ALERT! If you're keeping it 5.7, you need to move left onto the flake after standing on a boulder at the base of the climb. Placing gear under the flake doesn't seem like it would make the climb safer to lead, just more tedious. The slab moves are solid and no where near as slick as most 5.7 slabs in the area. The rest of the climb is better protected and easier.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Eff Four (5.6)
By: Ryan Strickland When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: This is a decent route; worth doing if you're leading 5.7 or less and in the area. Combined with Schicter Quits and Double Dip, you could have a pretty good time getting some mileage, all below 5.7. The route is around 200 feet long, beginning to end.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : South Face : South Face - Left Side : Left Ski Track (5.6)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: A 60m rope will get you from the ground to just past the step around to belay. Doing it that way makes for a really fun, long pitch.

Either way, great route.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Center (Flintst... : Betty (5.9)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 18, 2015

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Comments: Pretty radical move for 5.9, but I think it's a fair rating. No knee required for me; plenty awkward though.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Blank (5.10a)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 17, 2015

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Comments: I led the crux pitch (p3?) and only brought a few cams from 1-4 inches and a set of nuts. At the end of the pitch you traverse straight right to a belay stance next to a dead tree. I nearly belayed solely off the tree but decided to lower some rope down to my partner to pull up some gear for a decent anchor. When my partner got to the traverse, he was moving quick and fell! The only cam protecting him on the traverse was a poorly placed red link cam. It blew out and he took a good 20 footer! Goo... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : 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.


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