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Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: cassondra When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Such mellow climbing, such tricky rope pulls. Slowly teasing as much rope through the rings until it starts to fall on its own and then giving it a good running yank helps, as well as standing back as far as safely possible per Travis Spaulding's advise yields fairly good results. The double rope rappels down the route are the way to go.

Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Group Therapy (5.7)
By: cassondra When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: With shade in the early afternoon, this is a nice summer route. The predicted high for the area was 101F, but after sweating up the red Chinle band, a little chillin' in the shade at the base got us comfortable, and the route had positively lovely temps. Ice on the approach is recommended, however.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Dark Shadows (5.8) : Photo
By: cassondra When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: That's a rather nice shot.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Chocolate Tranquility Fount... (5.7)
By: cassondra When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Way to go Idaho! It sounds like you got on the line further up the ramp from CTF, Headless Chocolate Bunny 5.7. Dan Young told me about the friend, which I had previously thought was just webbing, indicating activity from long ago.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Above, Above and Beyond (5.9)
By: cassondra When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: So cool you guys took the Supra Ultra ball and ran with it!

Location: cassondra : Red Rock : Photo
By: cassondra When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Yes, Brian, it is a route, and it is no surprise that you haven't heard of it, as it has not been published. It is nice having a long route to enjoy without waiting in line.

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Godzilla (5.7)
By: cassondra When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Easier than Scent of the Ultraman, but more runout.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Wall of Confusion : The Runaway (5.10-)
By: cassondra When: Jul 9, 2013

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Comments: The left hand anchor bolt on this route is loose.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Hueco Thanks (5.7)
By: cassondra When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: I might put it more like "tread gently to the summit of the Sandcastle subsidiary face," which we did not do, eschewing most of the 3rd pitch due to rock quality. Would rather have had double cams. The recommended double nuts came in more handily on our descent.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Photo
By: cassondra When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Ahh! The Moderate Mecca bouldering tortoise!

Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Sunnyside Crags : Mister Masters (5.9+) : Photo
By: cassondra When: Oct 29, 2012

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Comments: Beautiful shot!

Location: NV : Mount Charleston : Blue Sky Bluff
By: cassondra When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the preview, Mike. A nice introduction to limestone!

Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall : Atras (5.8)
By: cassondra When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: First pitch is excellent, with a bit of novel movement, stout for the grade. Second pitch looked like very poor rock quality, we didn't do it. Also there is a wonderful bolted route on the face to the right of P1 that starts on the ledge, don't miss it (goes at about 10a., a couple of pieces of gear makes it more comfortable, 70m rope gets you to the ground from the chain anchor.) In the end of June, these two routes get shade until about 1pm.

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Photo
By: cassondra When: May 27, 2012

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Comments: Beautiful pic! but not quite what I expected a pot of gold to look like.

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Romper Room : Algae on Parade (5.7)
By: cassondra When: Jan 15, 2012

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Comments: Fun route with slab, face and crack climbing. The bees are not very active this time of year (we only saw 4 or 5 of them, probably due to the icy air wafting down from the top of the mountain.)

Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Sheep Skull Crags : Rock, Paper, Sugar (5.9)
By: cassondra When: Sep 22, 2011

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Comments: The sugary base of the route is big and juggy, not intimidating in any way. Some really fun moves to be had on the nice varnish.....nice lead, Lacie!

Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : Elephant Knob : Elephantiasis (5.7)
By: cassondra When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: Hiked out to Elephant knob this past week (9/2011), and sadly, the routes still have a lot of peeling to do before they will be climbable. Looked scary loose.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Observatory : Bewitched (5.5 PG13)
By: cassondra When: Mar 2, 2011

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Comments: Fun route. Well bolted at the crux. Pretty laid back in the runout up the arete. New bolts up to the the Eye of the Cyclops, and the two bolt anchor is new as well. Didn't go to the top of the formation, but rapped w/2ropes. Probably fine to rap down the front of the formation w/70m and a little easy downclimbing. Can TR the other two routes to the left of Cyclops Eye with top belay and directionals placed on rappel (small cam placement for 5.9 directional, clip top bolt for 5.10 route) or belay... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle
By: cassondra When: Feb 2, 2011

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Comments: Byrd Pinnacle is a great place to climb in the winter, as it is very sunny all day.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Xyphoid Fever (5.10)
By: cassondra When: Feb 2, 2011

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Comments: Handren's guide lists a 5.9 variation that goes up the left-facing corner to the left of the roof. Some enjoyable crack climbing to be had. We TR'd this after climbing Byrd Pinnacle left.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Byrd Pinnacle Left (5.8)
By: cassondra When: Feb 2, 2011

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Comments: great route for the winter time. gets sun all day. no crowds.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Zen and the Art of Web Spin... (5.5)
By: cassondra When: Jan 8, 2011

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Comments: the bottom of the route is cornchip crunchy with no pro.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall : Orange Clonus (5.10d)
By: cassondra When: Jan 7, 2011

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Comments: just so you know, whilst admiring this route from the base, i got the urge to pull up on the first move, then as i reached for the second, i spied the little snake in the crack right where i was going to lock my fingers. from the look of his diamond pattern, i believe he was probably a baby rattlesnake, though i cannot swear to it, since he wouldn't show his face.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : The Big Horn (5.8)
By: cassondra When: Nov 16, 2010

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Comments: Starting on Rawalpindi is the way to go. There are features less obvious than the finger crack that make this route go with less difficulty. Really fun route, and not much competion to get on it.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Frogland (5.8)
By: cassondra When: Aug 4, 2010

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Comments: Out today early, nobody else here the whole day. First 2 pitches were in the sun, but pretty comfortable. The rest of the route was in the shade. A frozen 2 liter bottle of water helps keep the approach comfortable when carried close to the body.

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