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Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : East Buttress (5.7)
By: 46and2 When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: We got caught in a very nasty storm (unexpected and NOT in the forecast....but hey this is the Sierra) on this route a couple years ago; freezing water running down the cracks makes it much more spicey and interesting. Watch the weather! :-)


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Northwest Pinnacles : ... : Razor's Edge (5.6)
By: 46and2 When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: We thought the climbing on this was pretty fun, and the rappel off the top is a blast....however, the bolts/protection, especially on the final pitch are less than inspiring. I honestly believe if somebody took a fall up there those Rawls might (probably) would pull. I agree some local should go replace those things, until then I would not recommend climbing this route. PG-13 rating is ONLY for the bolts condition, not the climbing itself.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : All that, Jazz (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: Sep 21, 2007

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Comments: Great route and perfect for a quick multi-pitch in the afternoon after work on a hot day! Pitch one is super fun and cruiser; pitch 2 in the best pitch but the gear does get a little thin before the bolt so be careful (but the moves by the 2 bolts are soooo soooo good!!). Pitch 3 is good too! The routes walk off is actually pretty scenic and enjoyable, have fun :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : Spontaneous Enjoyment (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: Sep 21, 2007

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Comments: Decent route if in the area. Be somewhat careful on pitch 2 as a lot of the rock is kinda suspect! The anchor slings atop pitch 2 were very worn a couple years back and we left some gear there for a safe rappel. Otherwise, worth doing...once!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney / Lone Pine Area : Alabama Hills : The Shark's Fin : Shark's Fin Arete (5.7)
By: 46and2 When: Jun 26, 2007

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Comments: We thought this was a pretty fun route and a good introduction to Alabama Hills; climb it if for the views of Whitney alone!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : The Case Face : Hard Case (5.9)
By: 46and2 When: May 24, 2007

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Comments: Super fun route with plenty of gear places and a kinda fun/awkward roof sequence. Feet facing left or right?? Figure it out as its not so obvious but is really fun!! A natural thread anchor with slings is at the top of this route or you can traverse left to Head Case anchors. If it's 5.9 (Red Rocks); then it would be stout for that grade IMO.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : The Case Face : Head Case (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: May 24, 2007

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Comments: Surprisingly good/fun route; crux is right after clipping the first bolt and is a little tough for 5.8 IMO; but overall its probably a good grade for this fun route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : The Case Face : Space Case (5.7)
By: 46and2 When: May 23, 2007

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Comments: Decent route with crux down low right after clipping the one bolt; once you get into the crack its super mellow and plenty of gear places. Note; IF traversing to Head Case anchors it is a ways with sporadic gear; you can also just finish up the crack toward a tree/shrub with some rappel slings. Have fun!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : The Case Face : Just in Case (5.5 R)
By: 46and2 When: May 23, 2007

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Comments: The bolt does protect the first moves by the tree; but the runout is less secure than what you'll expect from a "5.5"; if you slipped you WILL DECK before you get to any sort of crack for protection. Once the crack up high is reached; then pro is no problem. Just be careful getting to that crack. Not worth it IMHO.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Lotta Balls (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: May 15, 2007

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Comments: This climb is supreme FUN and a must do!! All of the pitches take great gear (understatement). Pitch one is all the way fun especially when hearing the hollow sound of the huge flake. Pitch 2 is awesome on the "balls" if you will, a little spicy (underline the word 'little') but not as bad as most make you think; while pitch 3 is just super cruiser and possibly the best, at least the first half is until the move under the roof. If anybody is chasing shade, this climb does NOT go in... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Tonto (5.5)
By: 46and2 When: Apr 9, 2007

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Comments: Super fun and positive; takes great gear! Make sure your rope is the FULL 60 meters if rappeling; it only makes it with rope stretch. Don't miss this route!! The rappel is really fun by the way...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Plan F (5.11-)
By: 46and2 When: Apr 9, 2007

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Comments: We top-roped pitch one today from the Ragged Edges chains; perfect hand and finger crack with extremely fun and varied moves. The crux is at the top right before the chains and is tough (slick!!!) for sure! Pitch two looks like it could be interesting (See: Slick and crazy).


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Ragged Edges (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: Apr 9, 2007

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Comments: We only climbed pitch 1 today because we did not have any large cams with us; heed the advice from an earlier post and have two # 2 camelots saved for the splitter crack crux. Makes it super nice and well protected. Brock/McMillan guidebook says pitch one is 5.7 but our party of four thought the crux was 5.8 for sure. Go climb this today; great pro and as good a pitch at the grade there is.


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Tunnel Vision (5.7)
By: 46and2 When: Mar 23, 2007

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Comments: Great route with unique experiences!! Pitch one is pretty fun but even if you do not place any gear in the first 15 feet (recommend NOT placing any gear hear to prevent rope drag); your rope can get stuck in a crack when you climb past the first big ledge so use gear to keep the rope from some heinous drag, it sucks. Pitch 2 is easy and fun. Pitch 3 I took the variation on the left face following a thin crack the opens and closes up; not too terribly difficult but heady for... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cat in the Hat (5.6)
By: 46and2 When: Feb 2, 2007

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Comments: Our group of three climbers thought this route was incredible. Pretty casual yes, but how often can you get that steep of climbing at 5.6 on pitches 3 & 5? Those two pitches are simply a blast to climb (understatement)!! We were able to do the raps no problem but probably just got lucky, it seemed like ropes could get stuck fairly easily. One topo note; in the new guidebook (Brock) the topo drawing looks like you should start angling left immediately after the bolt; don't d... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Science Patrol (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: As good as any of the routes on this wall, especially for it's super long length and mellow grade. Great cruiser and not as hard as Ultraman and Speed Racer for sure. Have fun just watch the older bolts a bit.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Ultraman (5.8+ R)
By: 46and2 When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: Super killer route that is alot of fun, especially to take friends who have not climbed much slab and watch their faces! NOT nearly as scary or "R" rated as sometimes mentioned, maybe PG-13 at best as the crux moves have the bolts a wee bit closer, a little, kinda. This route AND speed racer are super fun!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Speed Racer (5.8+ X)
By: 46and2 When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: Superb route but will need some new bolts sometime soon as a couple of them are sticking out from the wall a wee bit. Speed Racer is like Ultraman on the small slabby stuff that's insecure and super fun; great route just don't fall. Maybe a PG 13 rating but no way that is a "X" rating in my book. Awesome Slabba Dabba (must) Do


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Clutch Cargo (5.9)
By: 46and2 When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: Here is my 2 cents on the ratings fiasco on Ultraman Wall. The new Limage route on the far left is certainly the easiest on the wall IMHO. I would give it about 5.7-. Clutch Cargo is in no way as hard as Ultraman and Speed Racer so I would put it at about 5.8- at best. Ultraman and Speed Racer are super fun and I think the only grades pretty correct or close around 5.8+ish?? Clutch Cargo also has all the bolts right where you best need them so no sweat, enjoy the route and go for it! Just ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall
By: 46and2 When: Jan 3, 2007

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Comments: Totally agree with Gigette; this wall is super fun and the run-outs are not that bad, just keep your feet underneath ya!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Soupy Sales (5.6)
By: 46and2 When: Nov 28, 2006

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Comments: Way easy climb but good for a warm up?? Takes gear really easy and the walk off is easy too, might only be 5.5?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Valentine's Day (5.8+)
By: 46and2 When: Nov 28, 2006

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Comments: IMHO the best route at the Moderate Mecca and should not be missed; the crack takes great gear and this route is really FUN!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Classic Corner (5.8)
By: 46and2 When: Nov 22, 2006

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Comments: Fantastic route following the varnished crack; anytime you think it's getting a bit thin just throw some gear in the crack! New guidebook rates this climb 5.7 but we felt it would be closer to 5.8 for sure.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Badger's Buttress (5.6)
By: 46and2 When: Nov 22, 2006

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Comments: Actually a pretty dang good route and perfect to take a new climber to follow you up it! Careful gettting to the first bolt but just find some good gear placements!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Carpetbagger (5.6)
By: 46and2 When: Nov 22, 2006

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Comments: Good route only if you're heading over this way to climb the Haj or Route to Mecca. Has a couple loose blocks so use some caution.


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