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Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Chill, man. I was just joking. I love all creatures, great and small - especially the furry ones.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: John Hegyes When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: The problem with Home Depot grade “made in China” hardware is the lack of a stamp from a reputable manufacturer. Equipment stamped with Black Diamond, Maillon Rapide, Petzl, etc indicates that those companies stand behind their gear with elaborate and well known testing procedures. Because they are susceptible to lawsuits, they perform the due diligence required to bring life safety equipment to market. They publish working load limits and, just as importantly, design factors. The typical hook o... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Children's Crag : Tarzan's Arm (5.8)
By: John Hegyes When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Don't add bolts to established routes. This route is in a wilderness area. No bolting allowed.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Above and Beyond (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: This is a really nice route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Pillar Talk (5.7)
By: John Hegyes When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: What does "blue collar" mean when describing a route?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Senior Moment (5.5)
By: John Hegyes When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: I found this to be a surprisingly good route with interesting features. The route must have cleaned up, I didn't see any loose rock. This is a good way to access the upper tier. As mentioned, to rappel, double ropes are the only way to go, even a single 70 won't get the job done.


Location: CA : High Desert : New Jack City : Box Canyon East : Indirect Crag : Unknown (5.7)
By: John Hegyes When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: This is a fun route with a lot of traversing. I led this with a 60 meter rope and once I was lowered to the ground, we still had about 40 feet left over, so no problem to climb this with a 60 meter rope.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Mothra (5.7+)
By: John Hegyes When: Feb 12, 2014

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Comments: Fun route, the corners are scenic. In addition to the draws I only used a medium-size nut and a long sling for a chicken head.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Red Rock Rendezvous 2013 - ...
By: John Hegyes When: Mar 15, 2013

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Comments: I was under the impression that BLM has cracked down on large groups like Meetup. A search found this link from 2010. New hike restrictions at Red Rock Not a ban but a permitting requirement and a cap of 20 people per hike. I don't know if this is up to date. I'm fine with such restrictions, Red Rock is being abused by groups such as Meet Up and the Rendezvous. As far as the Marathon, that is confined to the road, or does it go on the... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Red Rock Rendezvous 2013 - ...
By: John Hegyes When: Mar 10, 2013

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Comments: I second Jon's complaints. It's beyond my comprehension why the BLM would allow such a high-impact event to repeatedly occur in Red Rock. His remarks about how we squabble over such small activities such as the placement of a single bolt, and about how small groups such as Meetup are banned from Red Rock are right on target. Red Rock is suffering seriously from over-popularity. Can the Rendezvous give it a rest for a couple years and maybe hold this event elsewhere? Red Rock Canyon suffers in co... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Oak Creek Canyon : Coltrane (5.9 R) : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: Whoa that ice looks awesome.


Location: CO : Call for Donations to help ...
By: John Hegyes When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: Tough break. He'll be all patched up in no time.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Sweet Thin (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Nov 24, 2012

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Comments: We climbed the first two pitches of Mayday Malefactor rather than the Armatron start. This is a faster way to go, two pitches of MM gets you to the same place as three or four pitches via the Armatron start. I found the second pitch of MM to be a little run out between bolts; this face section was the crux of the day for me.

By climbing the MM start we didn't need the wide gear until the upper chimney of Sweet Thin. I would have appreciated a pair of #4s but I just walked up the... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock : Tomato Amnesia (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: I thought the section at the top of p2 was the crux. We linked the two pitches with a 60m rope but we needed to simulclimb for about the last 20 feet. We did a single rappel of the route with a pair of 60m ropes. Both pitches felt like 5.8 to me.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mossy Ledges Area : Soylent Green Jeans (5.9+)
By: John Hegyes When: Sep 26, 2012

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Comments: I've climbed it both ways now. I've cut right at the mid-way tree up the flake. I've also climbed straight up the corner. I think the corner is the way to go, more pure, but pro is hard to get. Definitly bring thin gear. I used two Lowe Balls. Bring #3 to #4 Camalots for the anchor.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a)
By: John Hegyes When: Sep 14, 2012

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Comments: I would like to help rebolt this route sometime this winter. My days off are Tues and Wed.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Epinephrine (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Jul 11, 2012

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Comments: To familiarize yourself with the Epi descent, climb Frogland first. The lower third of the Epi descent is the same as the Frogland descent. If you climb Frogland first, you might have a shot at learning the lay of the land before you go for the big one.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : IRS Wall : Commander Cody (5.7 R)
By: John Hegyes When: Apr 19, 2012

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Comments: Not runout. Pretty fun. Rock quality not great, but okay.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome : Thomsons Roof (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Apr 19, 2012

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Comments: Pretty crummy rock down low but great gear at the roof and above. Fun short route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Fear and Loathing (5.10+) : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Feb 18, 2012

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Comments: Looks awesome! This picture really makes me want to get on this climb.


Location: Nevada : Wag Bag Dispenser : Post : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Feb 2, 2012

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Comments: So scenic!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Big Bad Wolf (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Jan 18, 2012

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Comments: Great route, thanks for putting it up.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Armatron (5.9) : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Dec 29, 2011

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Comments: Wait, I think I see the Eiffel Tower. Must be Paris, no??


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Armatron (5.9)
By: John Hegyes When: Dec 28, 2011

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Comments: We did not use anything bigger than a 0.75 Camalot. With a 60 meter rope, we were able to link pitches 4 and 5 to Humerus Ledge. We were on route from about 11am to 3pm and we were in the sun the entire time, not bad for December 27, with the sun just about as low in the sky as it gets all year.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : East Face (5.6) : Photo
By: John Hegyes When: Sep 2, 2011

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Comments: That's the fun part!!


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