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Location: Souljah : This and That - Now and The... : Photo
By: Souljah When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Linda+4, credit Craig P. for introducing me to Britt & Tim...old school.


Location: Souljah : This and That - Now and The... : Photo
By: Souljah When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Hi Linda+4.

Britt was a joy!. I still remember our last phone conversation, and our last chance meeting at Tahquitz.

So glad you enjoyed the photos. I have the negatives if you ever want them.

MS


Location: Souljah : This and That - Now and The... : Photo
By: Souljah When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Not to worry; he woke up every time the rope moved.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : El Segundo Buttress : Beckey Route (5.9)
By: Souljah When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments:
Nobody takes himself more seriously than Fred Beck...
Nobody takes himself more seriously than Fred Beckey.



Location: International : Europe : United Kingdom : England : The Lake District : ... : Photo
By: Souljah When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: "The leader never falls". Great shot! Thanks.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Moosedog Tower : Direct South Face (5.9)
By: Souljah When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: A tad harder if you jam the roof direct (contrived variation).


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : South area : VD (Very Direct) Wall : Lower Bolt Route (5.10c/d)
By: Souljah When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: "We need to keep some of these places low profile.

Save The Punch Bowl, its Beautiful and a fragile Climbing area."

The Devil's Punchbowl: It's seekrit!

Given the easy access and close proximity to a major urban center, were the Punchbowl to become a tramped-out destination area, it's safe to assume this would have occurred at some point in the last half century of route development, Jeff. There are several reasons this hasn't happened, nor is it likely to in the future. The Punchbowl has it... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Fire Me a Burger Rock : Red-headed Stranger (5.11b)
By: Souljah When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Used to do this line occasionally on the way back to the car. Originally rated 11a, I think. Fun little route.


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : South area : VD (Very Direct) Wall : Lower Bolt Route (5.10c/d)
By: Souljah When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: "Would this be Mr Ball who took you around? the Brit.. "

I made a couple of outings with Dick Olsen and Dennis Clark in 83. This was my introduction to the area.

If memory serves (which it rarely does anymore), Mr. Ball and I shared our first PB experience in 86, maybe?

I would imagine a lot that hardware needs replacing. Kudos for your efforts Jeff. Maybe as you find time you can flesh-out some historical route data on the Punchbowl proper. It was my understanding that Dennis was planning a... more >>


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : South area : VD (Very Direct) Wall : Lower Bolt Route (5.10c/d)
By: Souljah When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: Made 7 or 8 trips to the PB back when I lived in the Pasadena area. My introduction came in 1983 when I tagged along for the FA of "Velcro."

I lead the "Lower Bolt Route" a couple of times and if I remember correctly the loose consensus was a 'c' move either at, or just above the overlap? It's been 25 years so I could be wrong about the crux locale and the grade, Jeff.

I introduced a friend to the area in the mid/late 80s who eventually established "No Philosophy" and "Rupert The Bear@SEMICOL... more >>


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : Photo
By: Souljah When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: If memory serves, #8 is "Velcro" @ 5.9.


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : South area : Behind the Scenes : Photo
By: Souljah When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: Approximately 5 minutes to place 1/2" x 4" expansion bolts on the FA.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Valhalla (5.11a)
By: Souljah When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: "a voice from behind a tree..."

I can so picture that. Harrr! I remember one day he asked for a belay on the Flower. I thought it was an odd request since it was on his solo circuit , but I volunteered to second for the hell of it. When I turned the roof he told me we were doing Wet Dreams. Gotta love it!

With the advantage in rubber, I never did pitch from that black nipple P-1 Valhalla. And after the purple La Sportiva arrived on the market I never wore Fires again.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : Premier Buttress : Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 ... (5.10)
By: Souljah When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: Great route info guys. When we did Premier 28 years ago the headwall hangers were homemade aluminium angles. Crafty fellow, that Mr. Becky. If memory serves 10c seemed about right.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Mary Worth Buttress : Welcome to Joshua Tree (5.10c)
By: Souljah When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: In the tradition of Herb's other "Welcome to..." routes, this one is certainly recommendable. When we did this in the early 80s I may have edged on a few brittle flakes near the P-1 crux, but I don't think the route had seen that many ascents at the time. The first pitch was the technical crux, while P-2 seemed a bit headier. Two pitches of Laegermister; what more could you ask for ?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : The Official Route of the 1... (5.10c PG13)
By: Souljah When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: Seconded this route in the mid 80s. I typically like to lead but I wasn't complaining about following by the time I reached the summit. I thought the upper section was similar to P-2 of 'Welcome to Joshua Tree' in the Comic Book Area. Lines like this add a lot of flavor to the JT climbing experience.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Valhalla (5.11a)
By: Souljah When: May 2, 2012

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Comments: Jacobs to yours truly in 1983: "Look for the hidden hold at the P-2 crux." Hehe!

Had the luxury of 1st-gen Fires on my initial go. The thought of leading this route in anything less provokes an involuntary facial twitch.


Location: CA : High Desert : Devil's Punchbowl : South area : VD (Very Direct) Wall : Velcro (5.9)
By: Souljah When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: FA: 1983 - Richard Olsen and Dennis Clark.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Isles in the Sky : Bird of Fire (5.10a)
By: Souljah When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: Everything a leader could ask for - this great line delivers. One of those routes you will want to revisit with a friend who hasn't experienced it yet.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Rubicon Formation : Rubicon (5.10c)
By: Souljah When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: Devours medium stoppers. Good foot placements. A great 10c imho.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Snickers : Snickers - North Face : Crime of the Century (5.11a)
By: Souljah When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: The hardest part of this lead was catching my 180lb second when he failed to turn the roof. Determined, I think he pulled it on his 5th go. I recall the upper crack being enjoyable, but maybe a tad anti-climactic?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : The Decompensator of Lhasa (5.10c/d)
By: Souljah When: Apr 26, 2012

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Comments: I agree with David. I recall making one thin "intermediate" move at the crux which I was told would be unnecessary for a taller leader. I would rate this route a Billy Barty c/d. /Fun


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Right of the Escalator : Hair Lip (5.10a)
By: Souljah When: Apr 13, 2012

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Comments: About a million years ago I recommended this route to a pretty solid 5.10 leader (pretty & solid). Having tremendous confidence in her and wishing to endear myself, I suggested she use my new lead line (brand new). You can guess what happened at the crux. Scrapped the hell out of her shin bones and sliced half way through the core.

For all my effort that day I lost about 5ft of 11mm rope and she never returned my calls.

Don't you hate it when they blame the belayer ?

Fun lead though.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Rebolting Face : Season's End (5.11c)
By: Souljah When: Sep 15, 2011

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Comments: I hope this excellent line gets climbed more often than the number of comments would indicate. Clean, continuous, well protected, and maybe the easiest 11c in the area as I recall. Hat tip to the pre-sticky FA party.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : North Face : Obscured by Clouds (5.10d R)
By: Souljah When: Aug 16, 2011

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Comments: Turned the crux , made the clip , blacked-out. Next thing I knew I was on top.

Superfluous ? Bolt ? What bolt ???


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