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Romantic J-Tree weekend at the end of August (it was one of those cool weekends) with Obi.


Member Since: Feb 17, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 29, 2009
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Walt's Rocks : Upper Walt's Rocks : At Your Pleasure (5.8)
By: Taryn When: Apr 8, 2008

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Comments: Ants! I don't even remember the moves on the bottom part of this climb. I was too busy being covered in ants! AG! Still, it was a fun route. Maybe the ants are seasonal?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Group Campsites Road : Big Top : Lion Tamer (5.8 PG13)
By: Taryn When: Jan 22, 2008

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Comments: Bring a set of smaller nuts too; you can protect two cracks along the way. The patina on this is great, and the runout up top is exciting. A fun friction climb.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome : Fender Bender (5.8-)
By: Taryn When: Oct 22, 2007

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Comments: IF you go straight up from the second bolt, beware. There is a thin ridge for your feet, with your shins at bolt level, and no/few good hands to lend confidence. A fall while pullng the next moves would mean decking on the slab below you. Veer left if you get skeezed. NOT a good climb on a windy day.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : Dissolution Rock : Life's a Bitch and then You... (5.7)
By: Taryn When: Sep 24, 2007

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Comments: Top roped the 5.9 arÍte just to the left of Life's A Bitch, some fun huggy moves, worth doing as long as you're up there. You can use the same anchor you built for Life's A Bitch. Start in the dihedral with bush and then "hug" the arÍte all the way up.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Planet X Area : Planet X Pinnacle : Planet Y (5.9)
By: Taryn When: Sep 24, 2007

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Comments: I cannot figure out how this is a 5.10a. It seemed much easier. The start and crack are juggy, and the friction moves at the top were straight forward.


Location: CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Black Mountain : The Summit : Facemeat Area : "Missing Tooth Traverse" (V2)
By: Taryn When: Aug 6, 2007

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Comments: Super crimpy and sharp, with a big move to ever more crimps, but super fun! A nice, long, technical problem, with a short happy landing.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Hidden Dome : Too Secret to Find (5.10b)
By: Taryn When: Mar 19, 2007

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Comments: Very fun route. The moves into and over the overhang are great. There is a rap anchor up top, which you can use for a number of climbs on this wall.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall : Freeway (5.7 R)
By: Taryn When: Sep 5, 2006

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Comments: Lord! Runout is a bit of an understatement. The beginning crack is fun, but the following chute of doom, while fun in hindsight, was SO FREAKíNí SCARY. I had one .5 in a decent crack to start the chute and then realized the only way up was to stem. Hard stemming, on nearly nothing for feet, and the nothing kept flaking off. The climb is quite dirty on the left side. So carefully I put my palms against the wall and started making my way up, 10, 15, 20 feet above my last piece. Iíve never climbed ... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Cap Rock Area : Cap Rock : ... : Catch A Falling Star (5.8)
By: Taryn When: Feb 17, 2006

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Comments: Bring tri-cams on lead....seriously! For real. Come on...you know you want to.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock- East Face : Bambi meets Godzilla (5.8)
By: Taryn When: Feb 17, 2006

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Comments: This climb starts in a cave (!), and has four distinct sections (which just gets harder and harder): cave (easy scramble), deep off-width crack with smaller crack inside (hard to place deep gear), funky crack with stemming moves, and HARD curving hand crack with no feet. I watched a guy struggle on this section before doing the climb myself, and thought "why is he taking so long?" Now I know! I'd say that top section is harder than 5.8. Fun, but I was definitely bambi in the "bambi meets godzill... more >>