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Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Stick Gully : Stick Left (5.10c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: Hell Yea Bro! I hesitate to say it but the Stick Gully is SICK! Both climbs are awesome! It's actually a peaceful hike back there too if you take your time and meander through and around all the boulders. We walked up on a huge herd of fully grown male bighorns. Rock quality = awesome. Climbing = awesome, from the ground to the anchor!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Front Corridor : Siktion (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Word... it's easier if you let the route wander a bit... any idea what the line is to the right? It's got anchors but no bolts... Feels like a 10


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Mass Production Wall : Foreman Ferris (5.11b/c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I agree con senor Wilson por beta... I also thought this route was hard as sh*t for an 11! A fine route nonetheless...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Mass Production Wall : Trigger Happy (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Loved it! Even had a move or two of cracktasticness...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : Skid Mark (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: What up Mike! I'm fat and don't climb 13's... Felt like a very easy 10/ 9+ especially compared to the difficulty of the rest of the cliff, either way, it's a great warm up...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Black Corridor : She's Deadly (5.11)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Great route


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Gobies for Gumbies (5.11a) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I concur, he IS the man! Is that his first piece?! Mental giant's are real and walk amongst us! LOL...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Outhouse Wall : Spiderline (5.7)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: What's the offwidth go at between spiderline and tricks are for kids? I got on it and thought it was purdy cool 5.8/9 climbing albeit somewhat squeeze job


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Plan F (5.11-)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: my first crack lead! (climbs more like a sport route w/ a crack that takes gear whenever you want it) i think it's an awesome first pitch! i'd love to honor it by leading the 2nd pitch as well some day. I think first pitch goes at 10a.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Sheep Trail (5.10 R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: awesome route! i followed it and thought it climbed really stout! I wish i had the balls to lead it! an old book says bachar originally called it an 8!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Hidden Falls Wall : Bigfoot - aka Sole Slasher (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Why'd the 11a arete get chopped? I've TR'd it, WAY better than the lines that didn't get chopped and totally independent after the first 10 feet... Would it be wrong to put hangars back on the bolts or did they get chopped because of a legal reason? Seems like an awesome lead...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Hidden Falls Wall : Left Out (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I think you belayed me for that variation Senior Wilson... I thought that it had a bolt protected 10d/11a move. We started right of the bolt line (red tri-cam) following the left trending seam up to the second bolt and traversed left into the start of the left out crack, slammed in a 1/2 inch piece and finished 'left out'. Way aesthetic. If you guys don't dig the original start this way is extremely well protected and adds a nice tension move to an awesome trad line! I LOVE this climb! More t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Winter Heat Wall : High Class Ho (5.10a/b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: A brown tri-cam in a hueco protects the heck out of the roof


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Yin and Yang (5.10d)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: It's soooo good! I can totally see 10D if you have small hands the crescent would go easier. I don't have small hands. LOL One way or another, it's got sick climbing from the ground till the top-out!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for chopping them and cleaning them up! I did Ying and Yang saturday and we didn't see evidence leftover... Good work!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Shit Howdy : Shit Howdy (5.11-)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I LOVED this route! I think it's just as good as Atman or Ying and Yang. 11- is off, it's a 10D but it's good the whole way! Agreed on the traverse, you really need to sew it up for your second, if this climb were higher up on a line it'd be a classic. I thought getting established on the finger lock was definitely the crux. Ouch. Anyone done the direct finish? (the bolts?)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Western Spaces Wall : Mr. Natural of the Desert (5.10d)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: Anyone got any beta? We bailed halfway up. Dirty rotten fear was the culprit...(and a lack of gear)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Our Father (5.10 R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: I think saying the 2nd pitch is arbitrary is misleading depending on your strengths as a climber. They're credit card crimpers, if one breaks...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: Agreed, the rating is soft if you only do the first 3 pitches... the real climbing is on pitch 4: definitely harder than pitch 2 (and better!) Rumors of a dangerous 4th pitch are not accurate, just avoid the diving board block before the corner, i'm big and clumsy and had no problem avoiding it.. :-)

REFLECTION TWO YEARS LATER: as i've settled into the tens i tend to think that triassic sands is fully soft. the 4th pitch is a more imaginative OS but has so many rest stances. the 2nd pitch (... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Wholesome Fullback (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: I've done my share of climbing:IMHO- BEST route I've ever done!! Total sandbag but for nostalgia let's keep calling it 10a! Head's up: you can lead the money pitch of 'Our Father' on the way down! ;-)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Sour Mash (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: I agree, too tightly bolted... especially next to bomber prospective placements.


Location: NV : Lone Mountain : La Madre (South) : Urban Crag : Unnamed 5.10 (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: It's a ten. Two distinct cruxes... great route but not a 9..


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Central Slab Area : The Imaginator (5.11c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: Anyone finished it? I thought that the first pitch was sick while being very well bolted. What's up with the second pitch? I fell clipping the bolt over the roof and totally decked against the slab! I'd say this route is definately an "R" rating. I don't get it... any beta?


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