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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Wailing Wall : Good Grief (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: 22 hours ago

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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 : 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.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Pocket Dance (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 7, 2014

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Comments: ^^^ Told ya Erik ^^^ Extending that bolt isn't a bad idea but it's skipping it isn't a problem either. Another to your list :)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Crash Landing (5.11a)
By: susan peplow When: Nov 7, 2014

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Comments: Fun stuff. Intimidating and looks small from the base but likely will be pleasantly surprised. Great rock, great edges... reminds me of limestone edge climbing.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Comic Book Area : Herman Rock : Herman (5.9+)
By: susan peplow When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: A not so hidden gem....


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Lakeside Rock North (AKA Or... : Tai Kwon Bro (5.10a)
By: susan peplow When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Most difficult of the wall with thoughtful entry moves and some crumbs. Clipping the first bolt, may be the crux.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Lakeside Rock North (AKA Or... : Tucker Dies of Dysentery (5.8)
By: susan peplow When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Cool line but pretty flaky. Maybe the most crumbly of all the routes on the wall but worth doing just the same. Feel free to peel and knock of flakes as you go, it needs cleaning.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills
By: susan peplow When: Oct 21, 2014

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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Playhouse Rock : Anthrax (5.8)
By: susan peplow When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Not the best description that Woody ever put in. I was actually thinking this was not the correct route but cross referencing the JT West guide I believe it is.

The route is an obvious finger crack which is visible when working the routes to the left. Perhaps what Woody meant with "around the corner" is around a large boulder that separates this route from the next route left which is The Playwright.

The start is barely a left facing dihedral but quickly turns into a straight in finger cr... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Playhouse Rock : I'm So Embarrassed For You (5.7)
By: susan peplow When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: The start amazingly tricky, so much so I went back down for small gear to protect the first set of sequences. Gear is so-so, a bit flared in spots, a few pods...... Good route just wasn't as obvious as some of the neighboring routes.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Photo
By: susan peplow When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful crack, girl looks solid!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Star Wars Rock : Light Sabre (5.10b)
By: susan peplow When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Anchors are less than ideal. Both spinners on old SMC hangers and two very short chain-links. As Will suggested bring a wrench and tighten up. Better yet, they should be replaced and will go on such a list. In the meantime, please don't pull straight up while setting up to rap and be careful.


Location: CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area : Big Bear North : Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
By: susan peplow When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: As of April 11th. 2-14 - Van Dusen Canyon Rd gate is open with dry travels all but one small puddle along the way. At the T intersection we opted for the eastern 3N16 > 3N32 access which was also bone dry all the way to the Central Pinnacles parking area. Can't speak for going around the campground and approaching from the west but there were others in the area that had used that access.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Hidden Slab : Rodeo Doggie (5.10)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Seems the crux can be skinned many different ways including the side pull as the above poster mentioned, high step or for me, a backwards mantle that worked like a dream. Very worthwhile climb for the wall, thanks guys. Quality of rock above has some hollow sounding flakes but their not really used and probably more solid then they sound. Safe and fun climbing.....


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Hidden Slab : Under the Radar (5.8)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: I thought the first two bolts were pseudo-difficult on pretty vertical rock. For sure eases on the upper 2/3 but great warm up to get your slab feet under you. Another great anchor placement on a safe ledge makes for easy pulls and cleaning. But glue-in's which I though was odd for the area and FA team. Solid though.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Hidden Slab : Private Eye (5.10a)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Not a person out seeking the slab routes I found this quite enjoyable and thankful of my partner Kelly who was doing all the leading for the day. Well placed bolts with the crux probably around the 4th bolt then eases considerably towards the top. Thoughtful anchors make for an easy rap. I would not consider this a grain pile spring of 2014.... must have cleaned up or my bar for such quite low?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Photo
By: susan peplow When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: I miss my friend Blitzo but find solace when his pictures rotate through the "photo of the moment". This is a nice one :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Panty Wall : Totally Clips (5.11a)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route, I've done three times 2007, 2009 and 2014 and doesn't disappoint. Belay is flat and directly below the first bolt. Bolts are nicely placed together with maybe a bit of spice between 2 & 3. I have noted that the anchor is chains only (no hangers) and maybe even of smaller diameter link. I was comfortable enough from the stance to fiddle with getting a biner clipped but someone gripped or showing up with only lockers may not be so fortunate.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Classic Corner (5.8)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: One of the guidebooks noted a set of singles to #2 friend or something like that. I launched with a similar rack and though, "how bad could it be" Turns out, it's sneaky slick for the first third of the route with kinda smallish gear. I would have gladly brought more stoppers and more 1/2" cams had I known. My recommendation would be to A) bring a set of doubles to 2.5" and maybe a single 3" for the top. B) Actually look at the crack for gear selection before just launching up it (cou... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Attack Dogs (5.10c)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: I feel pretty confident in saying it's still probably closer to 10b and that grade only at the notable crux clipping or passing the second bolt. 1st lap, exited left then up what is steep but likely 5.9 terrain. On the lower went straight up over the second bolt and found the moves probably easier although you likely wouldn't clip the bolt until the hands above. A fall at that point could be grim as the ledge below the dihedral is near.

Very fun - all these routes make for an excellent vis... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Welcome to N.I.M.B.Y. (Not ... (5.8 PG13)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: So for clarification for those reading the comments above.... route is now 5 bolts to the fixed two bolt anchor. Supplemental cam placement behind a flake between 3 & 4 should you choose. Absolutely worth doing while in the area.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Big Bad Wolf (5.9)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Get on this route before published in ink. As it is, the line can be incredible to get on especially Physical Graffiti right next door.

This is a very fine route with lots of bolts and easy belays. So much so, it likely will become a beginners route or perhaps even guide training for multi-pitch climbing. Bolt protected, bolted & chained belays all of which are seen from the ground make for an ideal set up for those just learning systems, hanging belays, rope management, calls a... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Physical Graffiti (5.6)
By: susan peplow When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Seems popularity is growing especially with it's pseudo-new soon to be uber classic neighboring route. Luckily you can see the scores of people at the base from the wash below and decide your own fate before hiking up. My partner and I fired the first pitch while waiting for Big Bad Wolf . Lots of holds and obvious gear placements for the budding leader. Fun enough although I think the money pitch is the second. Perhaps on another visit link up [[Over the hill to grandmother's ... more >>


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