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Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Rock Warrior (5.10b R) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 8, 2011

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Comments: oh my, hide the women and children!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Outhouse Wall : Tricks are for Kids (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 23, 2011

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Comments: i was stoked to have a blue camalot (3 inch) up top for a directional for my partner, i felt the route was R rated for sure, a fall from the crux puts you on the ledge.. proud onsight, i suggest you attempt the onsight before you TR it, great lead 50 yards from the road, felt like a real adventure w/ a lot of climbing in only 60 or 70 ft.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Go Greyhound (5.11- PG13)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 7, 2011

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Comments: worked on TR, i felt this route was absolutely outstanding and will be a very proud lead. highly recommended to at least work on TR after leading up simpatico. varnishing point won't get you to the preferred anchor... the superhero layback/ handcrack right facing mini-corner would take a gold cam (2'') as well...

enjoy!

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Out of Control area : Indirect Proof (5.10b R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 16, 2010

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Comments: hmm... looks like a good way to rehearse american ninja on tr before trying to lead it... thanks for the post


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Sand Felipe (5.10-)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 9, 2010

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Comments: you guys are a tough crowd... i thought the climb was very interesting and a tough os at the grade w/out chalk... then again i abhor crimps so who knows... the bolting is retarded on this thing, no thought went into it, very very random placements. when rap bolting it is ok to rehearse the route several times for optimal placements, y'know?! ;)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Schwa Area : The Schwa (5.10d)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 18, 2010

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Comments: "feels a lot like the fox" ?! guess i'll have to try it myself! LOL... a fist crack that feels like a varying sized, right-facing corner sounds counter-intuitive,
you think it is as BURLY as the fox?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Sand Castle (5.10a/b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 8, 2010

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Comments: nice


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Bodiddly (5.11a/b PG13)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: this is an established 5.10 rock climb in each guide book


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Velveeta (5.11a R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 7, 2010

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Comments: sorry, my mom gave me a lot of milk when i was little... and cookies are good...

IMO: I felt PG-13 may be more accurate than R and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bolt protecting the final pitch crux


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : Yellow Pine : No Name (5.10b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Aug 27, 2010

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Comments: the last bolt is at your feet when you clip the anchor from a suitcase handle, great lead w/ exciting, juggy 5.8 finish. i read the previous post before i'd onsighted it and was pointlessly nervous approaching the anchor... that being said, user beware: i'm 6'5''


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Sons of Yesterday (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 27, 2010

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Comments: pretty rad


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 21, 2010

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Comments: hard at work as always mr. kimm, thanks for adding more routes bro!

:-)

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Sand Castle (5.10a/b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: was this a ground up ascent or was it worked on top rope prior to the lead?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : High Anxiety (5.10 PG13)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: thanks for doing work up there fellas, hit brownstone for the first time yesterday, beautiful routes


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : The Nightcrawler (5.10b) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: interesting... i stayed in the thin crack as well, climbed like i'd always imagined el matador would climb like based on pics... super rad stemming... i thought messing w/ the wide stuff looked harder


Location: NJ : Allamuchy State Park
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: i still don't get why all you guides that make money bringing clients here don't throw in a few bucks and install fixed bolted anchors. destroying those trees is the sort of thing that land managers site when they close down access and many folks climbing here are top ropers that own a rope, a few biners, and a bunch of slings so gear anchors are simply not going to happen...

p.s. i'd do it myself but i moved... allamuchy's special: y'all should put some work into preserving it...


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: i'm a dog owner road tripping, she sleeps in the car happily if need be, can any one tell me what the camping and climbing scene is like for a dog owner? don't worry, i'm a responsible dog owner...


thanks!!


jon


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2010

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Comments: Howdy!

I'm visiting this summer as well, i have a 40 pound happy dog, can anyone tell me what the scene is like for a dog owner? are dogs allowed in the campsites or on the trails? Don't worry, i'm a responsible dog owner...

thanks for any tips!

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Fear and Loathing (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2010

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Comments: psyched to see peeps getting up there, thanks for the post


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Pisces Wall
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2010

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Comments: any word on approach length or rock quality bro?


Location: AR : Shepherd Springs
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 20, 2010

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Comments: do y'all mean to be spelling shepherd wrong?...


Location: UT : Saint George : Woodbury Road Crags : Black and Tan
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 3, 2010

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Comments: in about 20 years that one may come back to haunt ya gwen! LOL...

great post, great info: thanks


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Born To Bleed (5.10+ V2)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 3, 2010

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Comments: actually looks pretty cool/ cracktastic!


FYI:
v4 = 12a
v3 = 11d
v2 = 11b/c
v1 = 11a
v0 = below 11a...

this may seem shocking but its accurate (i've scored more than one beer via bets made on long hikes back to the car)

another good one to score a beer over: the true full moon rises at the same time the sun sets (gets me free beers all the time ;-)


Location: NV : Keyhole Canyon
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 3, 2010

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Comments: p.s. google earth shows that the canyon continues with what appears to be high walls for QUITE awhile once you surmount the old waterfall. anyone taken that walk yet? the satellite images appear very promising ;-)


Location: NV : Keyhole Canyon
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 3, 2010

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Comments: Replying to being shocked about lack of information I can say that I was initially overwhelmed when I found the place via the old islands in the sky book (oh, the old swain rr book has good directions too): i'd gone to boulder there, then saw all the routes... we went several weekends in a row, did all the routes, made a great guide, and planned to disseminate to the world.

then we realized this place is best left to those with the spirit to find it. i vote to keep it private through person... more >>


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