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'Open Book' (5.9) Tahquitz Rock, Ca.

Average Rating = 3.77/5 'Open Book' (5.9) Tahquitz Rock, Ca.

Josh 'minime' Pearson jamming the 2nd pitch of America's first 5.9, Open Book, put up by Royal Robbins
Submitted by: rrradam on 2001-11-16
Views: 987 | Votes: 37 | Comments: 2
'Unnamed' (5.11c), Emerald Bay, Ca.

Average Rating = 4.00/5 'Unnamed' (5.11c), Emerald Bay, Ca.

rrrADAM working an unnamed 5.11c TR at Eagle Lake Cliffs. This is a slightly overhung climb involving underclings & sidepulls with no feet.
Submitted by: rrradam on 2001-11-16
Views: 899 | Votes: 23 | Comments: 0
Desperado, 5.10c

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Desperado, 5.10c

Sam Ellison getting ready to place gear on this strenuous 5.10; close gear is recommended or face the dreaded pendulum-into-the-corner
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-14
Views: 652 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 0
Loose Lady, 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Loose Lady, 5.9

A great climb that moves out onto an arete and a little bit more exposure. Here's Pyp edging out onto the arete
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-14
Views: 578 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0
Barking Burritos, 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Barking Burritos, 5.10a

Sure, .10a...anyway, that's what they told us at Romper Room in Nanaimo. When i seconded Peter after his great onsight lead, it felt harder...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-07
Views: 696 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Fist, 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Fist, 5.10a

A trip across the Nanaimo river & we found this great new fist-jam crack nicely cleaned up; no idea of the grade at the time but Peter decided to onsight it in good style
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-07
Views: 1486 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 3
Lazy Day, 5.8

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Lazy Day, 5.8

Perfect route to relax somewhat after all of the notorious Josh sandbags...Sam Ellison is in the groove on this one
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-06
Views: 577 | Votes: 6 | Comment: 1
Exasperator, 5.10c

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Exasperator, 5.10c

Located at the base of the Grand Wall, this route is nothing but A1 quality! This is Pyp making his way up onsight on one of his first 5.10's
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-06
Views: 596 | Votes: 10 | Comment: 1
Paul's Crack, 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Paul's Crack, 5.10a

Gary Quiring leading this nice little route: short crux low down & then on to 5.7 climbing for the remainder
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-05
Views: 563 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
Overhang Bypass, 5.7

Average Rating = 2.67/5 Overhang Bypass, 5.7

I swapped leads with Ken Danner on this fine two-pitch route; here he is on the bypass
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-04
Views: 620 | Votes: 6 | Comment: 1
Cat Crack, 5.6

Average Rating = 3.14/5 Cat Crack, 5.6

Steep, well protected jam crack: makes this 5.6 a classic! Here's Brian Thornburn enjoying a perfect jam...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-04
Views: 1189 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 2
Neat & Cool, 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.27/5 Neat & Cool, 5.10a

Steep for .10a...here I am going too high & about to suffer the consequences...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-04
Views: 637 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 3
Davy Jones Locker, 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Davy Jones Locker, 5.7

Adriana Rossi stemming through a steep section of this moderate corner crack. Great for beginners or to get back into placing gear after a long winter...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-04
Views: 551 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
Pixie Corner, 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pixie Corner, 5.8

This is Adriana Rossi placing a nut at the crux of this great route: a 5.8 that has bomber gear and a small roof!
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-04
Views: 897 | Votes: 23 | Comments: 2
Croquis del Área

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Croquis del Área

En este croquis puedes apreciar la localizaciňn y relaciňn entre los distintos sectores de escalada. Las lěneas rosadas (color carne) indican caminerias ya establecidas y de fŕcil tránsito. Todas las piedras y bloques de los alrededores fueron omitidos pa
Submitted by: greatgarbanzo on 2001-11-03
Views: 1692 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0
Perhaps the most *STYLISTICALLY PURE ASCENT* ever made!

Average Rating = 3.92/5 Perhaps the most *STYLISTICALLY PURE ASCENT* ever made!

DO NOT VIEW PHOTO TIL YOU READ CAPTION!






Every REAL CLIMBER knows that it's not THAT you reach the summit that counts, but rather HOW you get there that's important.

It's called "style".

For instance, a solo ascent is usually considered better style than an ascent made with a partner.

An on-sight ascent is better style than one where you have previous knowledge of the route.

And of course, a first ascent is better still.

Here, I am making what is possibly the BEST POSSIBLE STYLE in which an ascent can be made:

An on-sight, solo, winter, nude, first ascent.


Submitted by: passthepitonspete on 2001-11-03
Views: 1725 | Votes: 31 | Comments: 19
Hobbit Roof, Joshua Tree, 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.13/5 Hobbit Roof, Joshua Tree, 5.10d

Whew! Thin face moves past a bolt & you've got through the technical crux: here I am pulling the second crux through the roof. Joshua Tree, Ca. Photo:Gus Oliveira
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-01
Views: 2410 | Votes: 51 | Comment: 1
Pope's Crack, 5.9

Average Rating = 3.12/5 Pope's Crack, 5.9

A classic line on Echo Rock, I missed climbing this route on my first trip to J-tree due to a sprained ankle but managed to pull it off the next year. This is Ken Danner watching me finish the climb. Photo: the Michael Levy Collection
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-11-01
Views: 562 | Votes: 9 | Comments: 0
Double Cross, 5.7+

Average Rating = 2.57/5 Double Cross, 5.7+

One of the all-time great sandbags, Doublecross is a beautiful fist jam crack: Ken Danner has no trouble with this one...
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-10-31
Views: 564 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
The Bong, 5.4

Average Rating = 2.83/5 The Bong, 5.4

Moi on my second J-tree climb, The Bong, 5.4 a climb definitely worth doing as an intro to the area
Submitted by: saltspringer on 2001-10-31
Views: 925 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 0
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