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Leading the steep section of Who Need Friends 5.12a (on gear).


Member Since: Mar 1, 2006
Last Visit: May 13, 2014
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Location: IL : Jackson Falls : The Beaver Wall : Who Need's Friends (5.12a) : Photo
By: Jon Richard When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: I don't have pro in yet.... my buddy is spotting me.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Global Village : Disappearer (5.11b)
By: Jon Richard When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Fun... kind of a one move wonder although I recall difficult move higher up but not as committing as the lower crux.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : No Place Like Home (5.11c)
By: Jon Richard When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: Amazing route! Great exposure, fun moves and perfect rock.... Felt soft for the grade.... Nothing R rated about it. You can bring gear to protect run-out leading to the first high bolt if you so desire.


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : The Beaver Wall : Who Need's Friends (5.12a) : Photo
By: Jon Richard When: May 30, 2012

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Comments: The only way to do this route! My buddy Chris sending this on gear.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: Jon Richard When: Nov 24, 2011

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Comments: This is a fun route! Here is a video my friend shot.

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Enjoy!


Location: AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Cave Creek
By: Jon Richard When: Jun 1, 2011

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Comments: BOLT FAILURE!

My friend Calvin had a bolt pull out on Brick Attack 5.12b.... No one injured thankfully! It's the first bolt on the roof. The second bolt out the roof also needs replacing. Just wanted to let climbers know. I was not there at the time of the incident.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Atom Smasher (5.11a/b)
By: Jon Richard When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: The Robinson Guide says 10+.... I agree. The crux for me was the thin section right before the crux. The roof is fun! Do this route!


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Raging Intensity Wall : Raging Intensity (5.12a)
By: Jon Richard When: Oct 29, 2010

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Comments: Must do... often overlooked because it's kind of hidden.


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Battle Axe Tower : The Bolted One (5.11d R)
By: Jon Richard When: Oct 29, 2010

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Comments: Not R rated... Skip the bolt and place blue/black aliens instead! This is an amazing trad testpiece at the falls.


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Railroad Area : Blue Velvet (5.11+)
By: Jon Richard When: Oct 29, 2010

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Comments: Amazing!


Location: IL : Jackson Falls : Railroad Area : Wild at Heart (5.11b)
By: Jon Richard When: Oct 29, 2010

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Comments: Nick... I agree. Guidbook says 10d and that's dead on. Oh and Phillip Carrier rebolted it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Yin and Yang (5.10d)
By: Jon Richard When: Feb 26, 2010

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Comments: I'd say 10d is fair for small hands... this thing is great! Wish it was longer.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : The Next Century (5.10 PG13)
By: Jon Richard When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Great Climb! I don't think it is deserving of an R rating. I'd say maybe PG. The slab/face is way fun and this route should not be missed!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Hobgoblin Spires : Grandfather Hobgoblin (5.9)
By: Jon Richard When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: This is an awesome climb with a high scenic factor. From a protection perspective this is a serious climb not for beginner 5.9 leaders. As with other routes in the "Sups" watch out for loose rock.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Queen Creek Canyon : Atlantis : Brush Your Teeth Before You... (5.9 PG13)
By: Jon Richard When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: IMO this is not a safe route. The feature that forms the left side of the crack sounds hollow. I would not have been comfortable at all falling on the cam I placed in the crack. The movement on the route was great and I would have enjoyed it more if that bulge did not sound so hollow.

Anyone agree?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : The Prow (5.8 C2-3)
By: Jon Richard When: Jan 24, 2007

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Comments: Classic Big Wall Route. The route was first ascended by Royal Robbins. It offers a great introduction to moderate clean aid. Super steep and super fun. This route is more exposed than the South Face.

[Bring a] standard Free Rack. Bring some heads and a hammer in case the fixed heads blow.