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All 284 | Routes 26 | Areas 11 | Photos 80 | Page Improvements | Comments 18 | Posts 6 | Stars 120 | Ratings 23

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Location: OR : Oregon Volcanoes : Mt. Washington : North Ridge - Summer (5.1 PG13)
By: brucelacroix When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: Crumbly volcanic rock, an Oregon classic.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Little Tahoma
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Finally talked someone into doing this peak with me. I liked it, worth climbing, a good way to acclimate for Rainier.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Little Tahoma : Frying Pan / Whitman Glacie... (3rd Mod. Snow)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 14, 2014

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Comments: I liked this peak, the rock was not great, but not as bad as I had heard. We were able to do this in a long day, 15 hours.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Narlux (5.10c)
By: brucelacroix When: Apr 18, 2011

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Comments: This route is left of Tangled up in Blue, not right.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Pat and Jack Pinnacle : Nurdle (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 10, 2010

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Comments: Combined with the second pitch of "knob job", makes a great long pitch.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10d)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 17, 2010

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Comments: I was intrigued after reading all of the comments. Hand stacks, heel hooks, 5.9 or 5.10d. Normally I wouldn't get on a route rated 10d, but as someone else posted, you won't know unless you try it. My partner and I felt it was 5.10, but not hard 5.10. I'd break it down this way.
P1-5.8
P2-5.9, The crux felt a little like Epinephrine.
P3-5.10- Some loose rock on this pitch.
P4-5.10- Plug in a #4, layback 3 to 4 feet to a good stance.The rest of this pitch is pretty easy.
P5-5.8
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Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : The Gobbler (5.10-)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 5, 2010

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Comments: The 3rd pitch felt like 5.10 to me. Maybe some holds have broken off?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Black Orpheus Amphitheater : There and Back Again (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Apr 3, 2010

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Comments: Looks like the rap route has been cleaned.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Flight Path Area : Belief in Proportion to the... (5.10a)
By: brucelacroix When: Mar 6, 2010

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Comments: Runout between the 4th and 5th bolts. I reached to the right to clip a bolt on Common bond of Circumstance.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Community Pillar (5.9)
By: brucelacroix When: Jul 4, 2009

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Comments: Climbed this route again, for the second time, on July 3.
We started the first p at 7:45. Most of the route, and all the belays, were in the shade. I used a #4, #5 cam, and a #3 big bro, several times. I wished I had brought a # 4 big bro.
BEWARE, Large, loose blocks at the start of the 5.6 chimney,
p4, in the DeAngelo guidebook.
I would have trundled them myself but, I heard several other climbers in the area. Turns out, they were on Honeycomb Chimney.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Outhouse Wall : Karate Crack (5.9+)
By: brucelacroix When: Mar 28, 2009

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Comments: Short but sweet.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Nadia's Nine (5.9)
By: brucelacroix When: Mar 28, 2009

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Comments: If I do this again, I'll bring a #5 cam for P2. #4 was a little wobbly. Classic.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : South Face : Marion's Melody (5.9)
By: brucelacroix When: Mar 15, 2009

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Comments: P1 105', mixed, 2 bolt anchor. P2, 105', trad, 2 bolt anchor.
P3 110', trad, 2 bolt anchor. P4 30', trad, 2 bolt anchor. P5, P6, P7, not sure we took the same line as Larry.
The first 3 pitches are a good 5.7 and you can rappel from here.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : East Face : Diet Delight (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Feb 21, 2009

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Comments: A fun route. The crux for me was the start.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Windy Peak : East Face : Blockade Runner (5.8 PG13)
By: brucelacroix When: Feb 21, 2009

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Comments: Good pro.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs : Hot Flash (5.8)
By: brucelacroix When: Nov 15, 2007

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Comments: A fun route. The bolts are not necessary, hope someone removes them.
scavenged 3 chocks, hee, hee, hee, hee.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Community Pillar (5.9)
By: brucelacroix When: Jun 4, 2007

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Comments: Wow! I've never climbed anything like this before. I was completely stumped by the crux stem move on the p7 variation. Took a long time to figure it out. Wow!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Bourbon Street (5.8+)
By: brucelacroix When: May 12, 2007

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Comments: I climbed this route today 5-12-07, and loved it. Great climbing, great pro, and good belay ledges. I give it the highest rating. Good one Larry.I'd rather do this route again than Frogland. Beware of rope drag on the fourth pitch.