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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 : White Collar Crime (5.8)
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 : 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 : 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?


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