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Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the input Brian. This route is in the Wilderness area and as of right now no new bolting is allowed, so a separate bolt line isn't going to happen. In the future things may be different, and it would be interesting to see if the local community would support such a thing.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Burlap Buttress : Children of the Sun 10b (5.10b)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: Fun route, deserves its two stars. With a little better rock it would get three, but I think the rock quality keeps it at two.

The top of pitch 2 and 4 bolted anchors could use some love. We backed both up as best we could with what we had. Fun day out.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Fear and Loathing (5.10+)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: Four star climb in a a four star setting on four star rock with a 2 star approach. The best pure crack I have been on in Red Rock so far. Would really like to see more people getting on this. Extra incentive? We got a #3 stuck on the third pitch so you don't have to carry as many up there (and you might get a free cam in the process).

My thoughts on the beta:

The approach is no longer hard to find or heinous at all via Dale's Trail and the North side gully. It is extremely well cair... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10 R)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: Brought a single set of cams and nuts, placed where I needed to, ended up on top with half of my cams and nuts left. Don't see where you could ever put a double rack - but if you like the extra weight go for it.

Most people above are correct. PG13 at best in my opinion, all of the gear, when you get it, is really good. No moves harder than 5.10b and the rock quality is phenomenal. You get gear everywhere you need it.

I suppose it is bold, but I enjoy that so I found this climb quite nice... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Graduate Cliff : The Graduate (5.10b)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: An extra #3 would be the right piece - although with two of them it made it very casual. A third would be for the very faint hearted. Slightly more physical than I expected.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Illusion Crags : First Lady of Magic (5.9)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: We easily top-roped this climb and rappelled with a single 70M line with room to spare. A fun, exciting climb on great rock. Reminded me a bit of Sensuous Mortician on the Necromancer wall. Be cognisant getting to the bolt, as it would require a static catch from the belayer if you fell just below it to keep you off the ground.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Illusion Crags : Morph Out (5.7)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: Once you get out of the stem-box/chimney/awkward fun, you will continue up the crack for about 15 feet. You will then step right around the corner on to the face. The slings are somewhat hidden and out of sight another 15 feet up and to the right.

If you continue straight up this crack you won't reach any rappel tat. Make sure to keep looking right as turn the corner.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Illusion Crags : Arm Forces (5.9)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: Used a 70M rope and was able to rappel within two feet of the ground. Walked about 20 feet away from the base of the crag to pull the rope and had no issue.

On lead I pulled the moves under the crux utilizing a fist jam that was very not off-width in my experience. My partner followed completely face-climbing, which like the poster above, likely makes it a tad harder.

Overall, excellent climb. Fun techy stemming at the bottom, a bit pumpy in the middle, all on stellar rock.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Illusion Crags : French Bulges (5.7)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: As of 1/10/14, no rattlesnake was spotted. A fun route on great rock.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cat in the Hat (5.6) : Photo
By: Andrew Yasso When: Dec 16, 2013

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Comments: Excellent photo.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : All that, Jazz (5.8) : Photo
By: Andrew Yasso When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: I did - thanks!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Saddle Up (5.9)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Had a great time climbing this thing with Doug. Almost worked out too easy.

Pitch two felt 5.8+/5.9 to me. Hoping not to sandbag people with the rating but also not trying to make ourselves feel good by overrating it.

Would love to have some other people climb it and get their feedback.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Stratocaster Area : Footloose (5.11b)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: Fun route, unfortunately most of the bolts are currently coming out of the wall. The first bolt is fine, the second bolt is spinning with about .5 of an inch exposed behind the hanger, the next three or four bolts all have about a centimeter on the bottom half exposed. The top half of the hanger is still touching the wall in most cases, but they are far less than confidence inspiring. My partner weighted one and it didn't go anywhere, but wasn't psyched to be taking whippers on these.

It loo... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Stratocaster Area : Cut Loose (5.11a)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: I second all of the comments above. Every point is accurate and apt.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres... : All that, Jazz (5.8)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Feb 16, 2013

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Comments: The second pitch is very enjoyable, and the third pitch is still a bit crunchy (loose rock). A confident 5.8 climber will enjoy this route. Very scenic top out, with a painless descent. Rappelling really shouldn't be your choice, as it will just take more time and be less enjoyable. The walk off is in the sun too, as the route is usually in the shade by late morning/early afternoon.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock : Great Red Book (5.8)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Feb 16, 2013

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Comments: The walk off descent is mellow and quick, and is in the NORTH direction. The description says "left," meaning when you get to the base of the climb the gully is on your left that you will be descending (climbers left), but once you are at the top left is mildly subjective. Just walk off North and you shouldn't have a hard time getting back to your pack.

Very fun and quick route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The J Wall
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: With full respect to those that established these routes, is this really a "new area?" It feels as if this is more a worthy extension of an already established wall (The lower Hamlet). Just my $0.02


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Rainbow Buttress (5.8)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 11, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday - certainly enjoyable. There is a really new #5 camalot stuck on pitch three. I worked on it for a couple of minutes and moved it an inch or so by banging on it with my nut tool. I'm sure someone could probably get that thing out, and they really should because what a cool route to not have a single piece of fixed gear (save for the bolted last pitch alternative).

I tried to create an anchor at the top of the black tower that I could belay directly off of, and ha... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: Any time to put into the rebolting effort on this one? I would be game to hike stuff up and help out anyway possible.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9)
By: Andrew Yasso When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: I guided Ginger Cracks in early December, before Tyson G. I found the rappel off the chockstone to be completely suitable for my guest and I and did not find the need to back up the webbing at all. I doubt the webbing weathered considerably in the two weeks between my climb and Tyson's. However, we all have different levels of what is acceptable, and I find myself pretty conservative in this area, seeing as I am making a safety decision for not only my life (which I value considerably) but th... more >>