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Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : Deprivation (AI5-6 M6 R)
By: clint helander When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: great description!!!!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Rock Warrior (5.10b R)
By: clint helander When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: Rock Warrior was on my list for years. Finally climbed it in January 2015 and lead every pitch while my special lady friend followed. We climbed all six pitches (the last one was not really worth it). Plenty of pro if you know how to look for it. Now just need to man up for Sandstone Samurai!

Way more of an adventure than the bolt ladder of a route known as Prince of Darkness. what a joke.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Lost Creek Lower Tier : The Threat (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Jan 26, 2015

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Comments: fuck that start


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Sandstone Samurai (5.11a X)
By: clint helander When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Great story Tim. I've been slowly working my way left on the Black Velvet Wall during yearly trips to Red Rock. Last time we were there, we debated between Rock Warrior or Fiddler. We ended up climbing Fiddler, which was great. All the while teams were having their epics on Prince of Darkness. Can't wait to skip by that one and hit up Rock Warrior and one day...one day...SANDSTONE SAMURAI! Amazing looking blank wall. Wow.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Hatcher Pass : Archangel Valley Sport and ... : The Monolith : Photo
By: clint helander When: Oct 2, 2014

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Comments: my favorite route on Monolith!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Fiddler on the Roof (5.10+)
By: clint helander When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: Finally worked up the stones to climb this thing a few days back. An absolutely wonderful route with tons of exposure, holds just where you need them, and ample protection when needed.

My buddy took the dreaded whip while seconding the roof pitch and was left dangling in space. Frazzled, but cool, he then onsighted the crux pitch moments afterwards. I couldn't help laughing while he prussiked up the rope, cursing himself.

Good times, hell of a route. Definitely a different kind of route from... more >>


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : The Stump : Goldfinger (5.11a)
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Great description! Chock full of tons of useful information. Congrats on your determination to get up such a fine route in an inexplicable setting!


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : The Moonflower Buttress (Bi... (5.8 WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow)
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Joe, it was enjoyable to write.

In looking at pictures of the route over the years, it is shocking to see how much the ice apron at the start has disintegrated. This year it was almost impassable. We opted for the Mugs start and found it significantly quicker. If it keeps falling apart at this rate, the original start will be virtually gone in a matter of years.

We were incredibly fortunate with the weather. It was very warm during our ascent. We went crazy light, bringing only puff pan... more >>


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : Photo
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Nice bulge, Carl.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : The Moonflower Buttress (Bi... (5.8 WI6 M6 A2 Steep Snow) : Photo
By: clint helander When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: No sir it does not


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : ... : McTech Arete (5.10-)
By: clint helander When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: great page! One suggestion: the FA was Pat McNerthney, not Pat McNurty.

Love the Bugs!!!!!


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : South Ghost : ... : Rainbow Serpent (WI6)
By: clint helander When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: absolutely incredible route in a stunning setting. The Recital Hall is a completely unique place and the Serpent is what ice dreams are made of!


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Mt Hunter : Mt Hunter West Ridge via No... (WI3 Steep Snow)
By: clint helander When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: In my honest opinion, and the opinion of many other Alaskan alpinists...the NW Basin variation is not only dangerous, but misses all of the quality climbing on the West Ridge.

Not only is it avalanche prone from slopes, but it is heavily serac-laden from above.

The complete west ridge is classic and the rock band is not bad at all.


Location: Greg Sievers : ALASKA : Photo
By: clint helander When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: I think that may be Kahiltna Queen on the right with the cornice features in the foreground being what is now the top out for routes like Bacon and Eggs.


Location: Greg Sievers : ALASKA : Photo
By: clint helander When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: hey greg, cool photo but this is more like the southwest face (Harvard Route in center, SW Face with Phantom Wall). Good pic! thanks!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Dragontail Peak : Backbone Ridge (5.9)
By: clint helander When: Jan 27, 2013

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Comments: you can sling a few chockstones in the offwidth. Then you get up on toward the top and there's good finger sized pro if i recall correctly.

A stellar route with incredible views. one of my favs.


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Seward Highway : Twinkle Toes Area : Roadside Acracktion (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this route this summer. I second that it is gnarly up high, lots of chunks coming out as I touched them. Still, the lower bit is rad. The anchor is fine where it is, it keeps the weary away and preserves the "quality" of the route.

Is there still a PBR can half way up the route? We left it there in August, was still there as of mid December. hah!


Location: AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : Anchorage & South Central I... : Benign Peak : Photo
By: clint helander When: Dec 27, 2012

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Comments: John, could you put up a photo will all known lines on the face? Those two upper headwalls look insane.


Location: AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : Denali National Park : Ruth Gorge : The Stump : ... : Photo
By: clint helander When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: looks like an absolutely amazing pitch. Can't wait to get on it some day!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: clint helander When: Dec 1, 2011

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Comments: What's up with the completely unnecessary bolt on pitch 3? It's right next to a splitter hand crack. Weak sauce. We didn't clip it. There's no need.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Hidden Falls Wall : Left Out (5.10+) : Photo
By: clint helander When: Nov 29, 2011

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Comments: Don't run it out so far next time!!!

Sorry i couldn't help it. Nice lead.


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