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sprocket


Jan 18, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Finger or Pecker?  (North_America: United_States: California: San_Bernardino_County: Hercules_Finger)
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I have been climbing at bmx a few times and overheard other partys talking about Hercules Finger.They refer to it as the Pecker Wrecker.I know theres a route called that there,but I wonder what it the history behind this crag and its name?

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Hercules Finger is the name given to the formation by other desert user groups, you can see a small picture of it in the Slash X dating back to the 60's. When we were there putting in the routes, we thought it looked like a giant woodie with a couple of nads and named the routes accordingly.


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I seriously thought I was going to open up this post and see:

If you had to lose one, which one would you rather lose. Finger or pecker?



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The possibilites are endless for what you could name climbs:
Huge Wood
One Nad Left
Millimeter Peter
Little Nut
On Viagra
Big Johnson



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Feb 14, 2003, 1:41 AM
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Thoses are all good names. The names we chose were, Dick Wart 5.8, Limpside 5.7, Pecker Wrecker Arete 5.9, The Main Vein 11c and Sheild Your Eyes 12c


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Whats slash x tripperjm?


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Tripperjm, you guys are a riot! Dick wart? I'd be scared to touch that one


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The Slash X is the old ranch house turned restrant/bar on the 247 between NJC and Barstow, only 10 mins from the Main climbing area. It's a good place to hang out on the cold long nights mid-winter. They have a wood burning stove, bar, food, pool table, darts, video games. Tina, the bar keep, Butch, one of the cooks and the rest of the Slash X crew are real cool. There is also some old newspapers on the wall about the history of the area, very interesting stuff.

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Shield your eyes, hahaha


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The problem with the Slash X are the prices! You'd think they were they only restaurant for miles!

-Jay


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There is a route in J-Tree called:

Kiss me where I pee.

I am not sure its rating.


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Dood, Jay, where else can you get a Mountain of chili?? What I could do to the local plumbing later would make the cost worth EVERY penny

I love Barstow night life


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When your local winter crag is NJC, Barstow night life rocks! Mexican food and margaritias, Dancing at Ruby's, a couple of dive bars and off to bed in any number of cheap motels all within 20 mins of the crag. Life doesn't get any better?


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For real, jm. I really do get a kick out of Barstow! Carlos & Toto's rules over Rosita's, IMHO, and if you want to adopt a stray cat, just hang around the Motel 6 parking lot. And go into the front office and say hi to Marian- I'm sure HE'd be glad to have the company

wait, doesn't my profile say I'm from Arizona?? eh!


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I recently read hercules finger (aka) finger rock, is ouned by blm and is open to the public.It is also the site of a battle between ranchers and rustleres the 1800's.I have still not driven out there because I thought it was off limits.I belive there may be an acess issue.


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