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Photo Caption Location Date
The start of the walk off to climbers' left. It's a moderate 10-15 minute descent from here back to base of the climb.

The start of the walk off to climbers' left. It's a moderate 10-15 minute descent from here back to base of the climb.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Physical Graffiti (5.6)

Apr 14, 2014

The view of Las Vegas from the summit of Rose Tower

The view of Las Vegas from the summit of Rose Tower

NV : Red Rock : ... : Olive Oil (5.7)

Apr 14, 2014

The start of pitch 2

The start of pitch 2

NV : Red Rock : ... : Olive Oil (5.7)

Apr 14, 2014

Rapping from top of pitch 4

Rapping from top of pitch 4

NV : Red Rock : ... : Dark Shadows (5.8)

Apr 14, 2014

JH leading P4, just after the right traverse across the shelf.

JH leading P4, just after the right traverse across the shelf.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Geronimo (5.6)

Apr 8, 2014

Iceland buildering

Iceland buildering

Fan Z. : Photos

Oct 24, 2013

Start of Strong Arming the Little Guy

Start of Strong Arming the Little Guy

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Strong Arming the Little Gu... (5.10b)

Jun 19, 2013

Strong Arming the Little Guy.  First bolt at bottom of photo.

Strong Arming the Little Guy. First bolt at bottom of photo.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Strong Arming the Little Gu... (5.10b)

Jun 18, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Hippie Vest (5.9)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Did only the first pitch on 4/2/14 and found the tower scary. More loose flakes higher up on pitch one.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Valentine's Day (5.8+)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: This route is about 40 feet, not 100. Super easy approach, and fun while it lasts.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : Black Gold (5.10b)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Per above comments, consider stick clipping first bolt, which spun as of 4/6/14. Also make sure you have a solid belayer experienced with catching low falls, as the moves to gain the ledge below the second bolt are reachy, crimpy, and big. Opening sequence felt like 5.10d, but the rest of the route eases up a bit and was very fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Physical Graffiti (5.6)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed on AM of 4/6/14 with JH. Windy and cold, but got sunburned. P1 is easy except for first 15'. P2 felt more secure after learning a little about crack climbing since last time I led it, but it still felt exposed at times and was super fun. And yes, a little stiff for 5.6. Almost all of the hand jams were with the left hand on P2 (at least for me), so I quickly ran out of gear on my right side and wished I had racked more gear on the right side.

Another vote for descending via the gully t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed with JH on 4/5/14. Moderate temps, but cold when cloudy. Fantastic exposure for the grade, especially P4, which was relatively harder to protect than the other pitches. Did a double rope rappel to top of P2, followed by seemingly infinite (4) single rope raps with a 70m down the gully/chimney. Pulled rope carefully each time and didn't have any stuck rope issues, but the endless raps detracted a little from what was otherwise a fantastic moderate climb.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Rose Tower : Olive Oil (5.7)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed with JV on 3/31/14. Very windy, meaning it was comfortable when the sun was out and cold when it was cloudy. There was one party ahead of us and at least two behind us. Linked P2&3 with a 70m rope. I second the descent beta by Stefano Prezioso (above). Getting off the summit of Rose Tower involved some sketchy down climbing initially with bad fall consequences. But once in the descent gully, route finding was straight forward and almost never 5th class. Descent was a little painful beca... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Dark Shadows (5.8)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this route on the afternoon of 3/30/14 with JV. Expected crowds due to RR Rendezous but found only one other party ahead of us. It was windy and cold enough to keep the synthetic down jacket on during the entire climb. First two pitches were awkward and uninspiring. Finger crack corner on P2 was especially awkward. Pitches 3 & 4 were fantastic. Crux on P3 was the off-width section near the start; great stemming after that. Three rappels from top of P4 using a single 70m rope. G... more >>


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall : Ne Plus Ultra (5.9)
By: Fan Z. When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Be careful not to extend too much the draw at the last bolt before the roof/crux. Failure to clip next bolt will result in decking on big ledge half way up the route.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: A2 Pulley SurgeryInjuries and AccidentsFan Z.Oct 25, 2013
re: A2 Pulley SurgeryInjuries and AccidentsFan Z.Oct 24, 2013
re: What's Up with the Forum List Page?Discuss MountainProject.comFan Z.Aug 23, 2013

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

She got the Bosch, I got Drilled 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald Wall

Strong Arming the Little Guy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald Wall

Mrs. Field's Follies 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia

Orange Oswald 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald Wall

G-String 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia

Kinestetica 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia

Decameron, The 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia

Geisha Girl 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Sandstonia

Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Group Therapy 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Angel Food Wall

Bonaire 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Strawberry Fields 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven

PDS 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald Wall

Physical Graffiti 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Riding Hood Wall

Geronimo 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Jackrabbit Buttress

Lost Arrow 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

VA : Great Falls : Aid Box

Maria 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest) 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Friend 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Vagabonds 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor

Baby Has a Bolt Gun 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald Wall

New Yosemite 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Junkyard Wall

Blood, Sweat and Chalk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

WV : Franklin Gorge

Aloha (Bircham's Other) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

WV : Franklin Gorge

Anonymous Flake Right 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks

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