Driving Skills…

•2018/05/20 • 1 Comment

Giving up on the Palm Springs Tramway’s overly long line, we encountered one driver’s approach to leaving.

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Fontainebleau Accommodations Project

•2018/04/23 • Leave a Comment

This last trip to Font in February and April was as per usual, excellent. While there, we met a guy that wants to build eco-friendly accommodations for climbers. He also wants input, but he hasn’t had much input from Americans. Below is a link to his survey if you’re interested in supporting his project.

Jill maxed out on Mort à Crédit (7a). The stand starts with the left hand in the lower/closer sidepull just above her left shin.

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New Variant in the Sandy Wash Corridor

•2018/01/22 • 2 Comments

Daniel Rudolf sent me this video of his friend doing a worthy variant of Bald Eagle. His line continues upward into the final crux move on All Burnt Out then traversing left to the top of All Washed Up.

Update: Joel called it a v9.

Joel Rocha in a frame grab from the video… below.

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Nicole Overhang Yabo Repeat

•2018/01/22 • Leave a Comment

Matt Birch, who now resides in the Southwest, repeated the sit (yabo) to Nicole Overhang. 1 year ago Birch injured his right index finger and has been slowly returning to healthy form. This repeat was his first effort to seriously crimp with that finger.

Frame grab from video…

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2 New Problems at the Hound Rocks.

•2018/01/14 • Leave a Comment

I’ve added 2 new lines, both moderates to the area west of Hound Rocks. One line is on the same boulder as The Hungry Rabbit Jumps (formerly Exit Through The Gift Shop),  called Josephine, v5 or 6.

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The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, v6?, sit starts on a boulder.

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Nicole Overhang Sit Upgraded

•2018/01/14 • Leave a Comment

Daniel Rudolf upgraded his sit start to v10 (from 9). It awaits a known 2nd ascent.

X-Men Exit Moves?

•2018/01/14 • 4 Comments

I’ve always assumed that the gB’s topo for the X-Men Boulder was correct until yesterday when I reclimbed X-Men.

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This is from the newest (2nd Wolverine) edition. X-Men is problem 32.

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