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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

The Little Engine That Could

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

NV : Red Rock : ... : Chocolate Rocks

Apr 26, 2015

Element Zero (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 70'

ME : Camden Hills : the out back

Sep 20, 2014

The Crozier (FA)

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Jerry's Corner

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Alpine Spring (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

Beautiful Garbage (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 30, 2014

The Kuller (FA)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

The Real Folk Blues

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Cowboy Bebop (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Madam Butterfly

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 40'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

Common Ground

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 29, 2014

The Million Muppet March (FA)

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Mos Eisley (FA)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 50'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Treasure Island

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Firecracker (FA)

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Sparkler (FA)

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Scarecrow (FA)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Tin Man (FA)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 30'

ME : Camden Hills : Guide's Wall

May 28, 2014

Crunchy Cat

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 160'

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Dec 4, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Guide's Wall

ME : Camden Hills

May 28, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak - East : Shaken, Not Stirred (5.9)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: Attractive line, disappointing rock quality. Approach as for Schaeffer's Delight, but where that approach heads up right into the brush, diagonal about 50' left.

P. 1: Climb awkwardly up the initial corner past some loose blocks to the next big ledge. 5.7, 30'

P. 2: Face climb up the nicely varnished prow, trending up and left to a triangular alcove. This is a really enjoyable pitch. 5.7, 130'

P.3: Up the low-angle crack, then pull over the obvious roof and on to the varnished headwall. Climb... more >>


Location: ME : Camden Hills : Maiden Cliff : Blue Vein (WI5)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 25, 2015

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Comments: Bolted rappel anchor at the top allows a safe rappel with one 60m rope. In a big snow year, it may be buried, in which case a single 70m rope permits rappelling from a tree slightly higher.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Southern Outcrops : Illusion Crags : Mirage (5.7)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: Stout for 5.7; I could believe 5.8 or even easy 5.9 (body size matters, I think). Single rack to #5 Camalot worked well, but I lost track of how many times I leapfrogged the #3 -- more than one of those might be in order.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mud Spring Canyon : Chuckwalla 21 (5.9 PG13)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Agree on the Ballnuts. We didn't take them, but there were obvious spots where they would have worked well, especially before reaching the bolts on the first pitch.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mud Spring Canyon : Chuckwalla 21 (5.9 PG13)
By: Ben Townsend When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: Approach: As you near the red cliff (Chinle Formation), there's a slightly confusing trail junction with cairns leading (1) down into the main wash, (2) straight ahead, and (3) uphill to the right. The ones on the right, which don't seem as obvious, lead to the long switchback north and back south described in Supertopo; the ones straight ahead lead to a third or fourth class slab that cuts out the switchback. No idea where the cairns down and left take you.

Closer to the climb, goin... more >>


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