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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Almost through the crux!

Almost through the crux!

NV : Red Rock : ... : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)

May 7, 2013

Dustin happily clipping the anchors!

Dustin happily clipping the anchors!

NV : Red Rock : ... : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)

May 6, 2013

Nice rock

Nice rock

NV : Red Rock : ... : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)

May 6, 2013

Moonah sings!!!!

Moonah sings!!!!

NV : Red Rock : ... : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)

May 6, 2013

the corner.  best to squeeze in between the two bl...

the corner. best to squeeze in between the two blocks for the start.

NV : Red Rock : ... : (Beautiful Bastard) (5.10a)

Jan 31, 2012

yup, follow that sexy crack for 190 ft., nice addi...

yup, follow that sexy crack for 190 ft., nice addition to High Anxiety :-)

NV : Red Rock : ... : J + J Swerve (5.10-)

Oct 19, 2011

J and J Swerve

J and J Swerve

NV : Red Rock : ... : J + J Swerve (5.10-)

Oct 19, 2011

l.facing corner

l.facing corner

NV : Red Rock : ... : Motorcycle Mama (5.5)

Oct 18, 2011

broken corner in center of photo

broken corner in center of photo

NV : Red Rock : ... : not named yet (5.7+)

Oct 18, 2011

find the roof to the right of motorcycle mama (the...

find the roof to the right of motorcycle mama (the giant left facing corner on the left side of the crag). look below the roof at the shallow right facing corner. follow to the roof and traverse lef

NV : Red Rock : ... : Dream Girl (5.4)

Oct 18, 2011

From the parking spot.

From the parking spot.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mother's Crag

Oct 18, 2011

From the sign on the left up the gravel road past ...

From the sign on the left up the gravel road past Willow Spring's paved road/ picnic area. Motorcycle Mama is the l. facing corner.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mother's Crag

Oct 18, 2011

Start of Ok Balto, hike!

Start of Ok Balto, hike!

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Ok Balto, hike! (5.10)

Oct 5, 2010

where's the crux?  seems to depend on how tall you...

where's the crux? seems to depend on how tall you are!

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Tenuousity (5.10)

Sep 7, 2010

Moonah Luna... don't argue the grade till you've s...

Moonah Luna... don't argue the grade till you've sent it, its all in the sequence ;)

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Moonah Luna (5.10a)

Sep 7, 2010

short but stout?  not really, just heady!

short but stout? not really, just heady!

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : We met Ouimet (5.8)

Sep 7, 2010

Here's a shot from the dog wall:  moonah luna

Here's a shot from the dog wall: moonah luna

CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Dog Wall

Sep 7, 2010

5.8?

5.8?

Jon O'Brien : Dog Wall

Aug 29, 2010

Tenuosity

Tenuosity

Jon O'Brien : Dog Wall

Aug 29, 2010

MoonaLuna

MoonaLuna

Jon O'Brien : Dog Wall

Aug 29, 2010

Jeremy a few bolts above the first anchor

Jeremy a few bolts above the first anchor

NV : Red Rock : ... : Adventure Guppies (5.8-)

May 26, 2010

low on the route

low on the route

NV : Red Rock : ... : Adventure Guppies (5.8-)

May 26, 2010

 midway 1st pitch

midway 1st pitch

NV : Red Rock : ... : Adventure Guppies (5.8-)

May 26, 2010

 at the 2nd bolt

at the 2nd bolt

NV : Red Rock : ... : Adventure Guppies (5.8-)

May 26, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: i revisited 3 times and put a ton of thought into this and i don't think its worth drilling another hole for a bolt that is 10 ft off the ground, this is a largely 4th class climb and people are not going to project it bolt to bolt, the majority of the angle is closer to a ski run than a rock climb.
I could add a fixed draw to eliminate the cross load that might occur 10 feet off the ground but the trolls would gobble that up as well. the cross load you are so concerned with would occur as a t... more >>


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