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Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Rad Cliff : Basilisk Fang (5.7)
By: EricD When: Oct 31, 2009

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Comments: Be ready for loose stuff beyond the ledges. My wife pulled a chunk as large as her torso off this one. This along with the descent from the route makes you forget that the climbing is actually pretty good.

I used two cams as directionals for the second and stoppers exclusively for protection. Solid placements the entire way.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Children's Crag : 22 Minutes 'til Closing (5.6 PG13)
By: EricD When: Nov 15, 2008

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Comments: This route is not in the new guidebook. Mitten's Revenge is labled as 22 Minutes Till Closing in the book.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Children's Crag : Mitten's Revenge (5.8)
By: EricD When: Nov 15, 2008

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Comments: The new guidebook (Handren) has this route labled as 22 Minutes Till Closing.


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain
By: EricD When: Mar 21, 2008

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Comments: If you're going to Pilot from Charlotte (or south or west of Statesville), the following route will get you there in the same amount of time without having to drive through Winston-Salem.

Go north on I-77 to exit 85 (268 Bypass). Make a right and follow this for 3 miles to a stop sign. Go left at the stop onto Rte. 268. Follow this for 20 miles to U.S. 52. Go south on U.S. 52 for about 4 miles to the Pilot Mountain exit.

I'm not a fan of driving through cities and found this to be a nice a... more >>


Location: UT : Cedar City : Brian Head : The Overlook : The Starting Block : Willie the Pimp (5.10a)
By: EricD When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: Forgive the ignorance...I am going by the guide book (authored by Goss)


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel
By: EricD When: Sep 11, 2006

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Comments: There is construction at the East end of the tunnel that will back up traffic and cause delays. Be ready to sit in your car for a while to wait to park. The estimated timeline for this construction is from September 11, 2006 to December 15, 2006.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : Tourist Crack (5.10a)
By: EricD When: Feb 28, 2006

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Comments: The routes directly behind the toilets are aptly named "Toilet Cracks". Check the visitor center topos or topos at Zion Rock in Springdale. Not sure of the ratings or anything else.

I definitely found #3.5 and #4 cams very useful in the pod. I would have been happier with more than 4 #1s for the main crack. Fun route...excited to do it again.

Also, a 60m rope is not long enough to belay toprope from. A 70m rope would be just enough.


Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Sands of Blood (5.9)
By: EricD When: Jan 21, 2006

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Comments: I'm pretty sure Gordon Larsen put up the route, but I'm not positive.


Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Sands of Blood (5.9)
By: EricD When: Jan 20, 2006

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Comments: This route is also known as Sands of Blood.


Location: UT : Saint George : Black Rocks : Sunny Side : Black Dwarf (5.9+)
By: EricD When: Jan 18, 2006

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Comments: This is definitely a tough 5.9. Reachy, edgy holds over a bulge. A fall on this route could be pretty bad.