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Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Lunar Eclipse (5.11a)
By: susan peplow When: May 2, 2015

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Comments: Chis Miller - Did I lead this with you? Got on it with Cilley, he led it as I was cold an just cleaned it. WOW was that top an eye opener. Open palm balance moves, hand smears, high steps..... eeeekkkkk! I thought I did it with you, but then though NFW.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Lost Orbit (5.10b)
By: susan peplow When: May 2, 2015

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Comments: I loosely remembered a bouldery start on this route but had completely forgotten how good it is. This is a goodie, try it!


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Quick on the Draw (5.11a)
By: susan peplow When: May 2, 2015

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Comments: Got on this route yesterday, couldn't really remember doing it in the past. Checked today.... seems I entered it to the data base and led it in '07! I bumped it a star, getting softer (understatement) in 8 years I found the delicate slab to be fun and even with the big ledge midway the upper section was good 'ol fashion plate pulling. The anchors are set back a bit, which are a little odd but overall pretty good and probably won't wait another 8 years to get on it again.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Mugre Mugre (5.10d)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: 8 bolts total which includes the "new" lower bolt. Nicely protected with cool flake. Anchor is off-set fixe bolts & rings.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park
By: susan peplow When: Feb 8, 2015

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Comments: I'll expand on Russ comment...

The Pit is open but park low down in the ditch (left as you pull in), not to the right as vehicles are seen from the road/neighbors. Even if it's busy and you pull in late, park down out of sight or you likely (and should be) rousted & schooled in the morning by Pit Residents.

Pack your trash out. Just like your mother should have taught you, leave a place in better condition in which you found it.

Hold your solid-waste business for town or the Park potties.

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Location: CA : High Desert : Apple Valley Crags : Fairview Mountain : Tatooine : ... : You Must Face Vader (5.10b)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Sunny, positive holds and overall good time. Other routes not established at time of data entry include: Evader 5.9 to the left, Invader 10c (crack) to the right, 6 bolt, Mastervader 12a pulls roof and 10a crack in the armor to right of the larger crack system. Warm up routes on neighboring lower east wall include 5.9, 5.7.


Location: CA : High Desert : Apple Valley Crags : Fairview Mountain : Land of the Lost : ... : 10a arÍte (5.10a)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Good climbing with big ears and features. Slightly less sustained than the neighbor to the left but overall similar climbing, grade.


Location: CA : High Desert : Apple Valley Crags : Fairview Mountain : Land of the Lost : ... : 10b (5.10b)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Fun route, a little more technical than the neighbor to the right. Nice rock, good movement. Everyone loves 'recess' right?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Sleepy Hollow aka Lakeside ... : Trick or Treat (5.9-)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 1, 2015

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Comments: Your trick, my treat. I was just happy to get off of a bent elbow.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Sleepy Hollow aka Lakeside ... : Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun (5.9+)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 1, 2015

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Comments: Reaching the anchor from the crack was the key to success - solid, yet not solid all at the same time.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Sleepy Hollow aka Lakeside ... : Carving Pumpkins (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Feb 1, 2015

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Comments: This route has promise and probably the best on the wall. Very low is exfoliating but very quickly passed, between bolts 2 & 3 bumps the star rating. Further up the rock improves to probably the best on the wall along with some fun movement.

The last bolt however is oddly placed, out of sight during lead and lures you into easier climbing left while the route actually trends right. The hanger within only a few days of being 'public' is already starting to spin & currently upside-down. Pr... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Sleepy Hollow aka Lakeside ...
By: susan peplow When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: Yippee, thanks Bob & Chris.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Towers of Uncertainty : Lava Dome : Mauna Kea (5.11a)
By: susan peplow When: Jan 18, 2015

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Comments: Quality line shining right up the middle of the crag. Great rock and movement up this thin face. Good stuff!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - SW Face : ... : Trespassers Will Be Violate... (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Jan 3, 2015

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Comments: There is a reason you never see anyone on this route. Again today, full sun coolish day... completely empty of climbers. Beautiful from the desert floor.....beyond that..... desperate.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid... : Lost and Found (5.11b/c)
By: susan peplow When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Hehe Nelson, nice tick and added to my "to do" list. Although, your comment had me snickering, " This route will be great when it cleans up a bit more". Considering it's in the "pre-tween years already.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : White Cliffs of Dover : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef... : Field and Stream (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: Very fun indeed! Probably three cruxes on this rascal... opening set of moves to 1st bolt (no fixed nut just go-go-go), transition right about mid-way point is heady but does have excellent thin edges and lastly with the wild body tension of the headwall arete to gain the anchors. This was super good, thanks Bob!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Quail Springs Area : White Cliffs of Dover : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef... : Scientific Americans (5.8 R)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: Plenty of gear options for the two horizontals -1.5"-2" stuff. You may also consider bringing extra extendable runners for an easier line, in particular at the 2nd bolt and if you plan on placing any gear in the slot after crossing over to the wall behind. Fun route, not run out in any areas of 5.8 climbing. The "crux" if there is one is at the 1st bolt so well protected. Step across to the back wall looks intimidating but it quite fun. Be mindful of the chalkstone in the slot/chimney, ... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Little Hunk : Little Hunk - SW Face : ... : Broken Hearted (5.10)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: This route has really cleaned up over the past few years. What initially was a bit flakey and sharp now has clean smears and good edges. 5 bolts with the last exiting up and right toward to the Tim's Valentine anchor as listed or up and left past a bolt and up a block to optional anchor. No additonal gear necessary, just keep going... it's up there.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Watergate Rock Area : Watergate Rock : White Collar Crime (5.6)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Opening moves likely the "crux", the two bolts are widely spread but rock is solid. Smearing, edging and dishes all the way.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Watergate Rock Area : Watergate Rock : Pardon Me (5.9 R)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Good route, crack protects with high gear and transition onto the face. Actual crux is probably just before the 2nd bolt but not significantly run out at that point. Clean rock, fun & can be set up for the TR if you're not feeling it. 1.5 stars


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles : ... : Far Beyond Driven (5.10b)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: Jeff, there is some stuff up and right of there - Tombstone Pit which has a few routes (both kinda hard) but best approached from up and around from Claimjumper. Is that what you're thinking of?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Wailing Wall : Good Grief (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 21, 2014

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Comments: Fun line, kinda steep but with varnished edges and little knuckle features. It also has some anchors above which can be accessed by leading one of the neighboring routes to the left & walking the ledge. Good stuff - sunny, good rock.........seems amazingly obscure considering you could hit a golf ball over to Sail Away.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Lakeside Rock North (aka Or...
By: susan peplow When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: These are pretty good. Some a little grainy but engaging, nicely bolted, easy to access and better yet.... easy decent. They'll clean up, heck may even happen this season!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Sphinx Rock : Cleopatra (5.11b)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: ^^^ Thanks Bob. I should have just stopped after looking at the star rating but no... had to read your comments. "some pretty tough smearing that is both delicate and strenuous at the same time" ..... sounds delightful? (not)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Watergate Rock Area : Watergate Rock : T-N-T (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: "New school" circa 1988. Poor TGordon catches some heat locally but this is one of the many gems he's found. Thoughtful bolt placements and interesting line, awkward in the best sense of the word - no mantle for me... but stumped me just the same.


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