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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Aladdin's Lamp (5.11-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: The West Face is a good route, the spire is aesthetic and a great summit. The bolts should be replaced, no way to back 'em up.
Double rack to .4-#2 Camalot, triple up on #1.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Damfino Canyon : Damfino Spire (5.11- PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: Leave the wash at a steep loose gully, left of the corner, prepare for battle. The first pitch should have an R-rating, serious and dirty, terrible. Save a #3/#4 camalot to finish the runout dirt climbing. You can back up the rusty 1/4" belay bolts after the long corner with cams. The third pitch chimney is loose. Sick summit. 5 raps down Damfidont with a 70m rope, a 60m might work...


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : The Windows Route (5.10)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: A minimal but sufficient rack...
singles BD Camalots .5-#4, #3 optional
If you want to beef it up...
2x .75, #1
STELLAR!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Oak Creek Spire Area : ... : North Face/West Crack (5.9+)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: As of 5/21/13 the 1 inch webbing rappel anchor at the top of the squeeze chimney on pitch 2 was in good shape. It slings a large diameter block and features a fat steel quick link. Bring a long piece (15-20ft) of webbing if you wanna back it up. Using this allowed us to RAP WITH A SINGLE ROPE. We had a 70M but a 60M should be sufficient. A bolted station here would be nice, as the other retro anchors seem to be well received.
A slim but sufficient rack...(Camalots)
1 each .3-.75 and #5
2 e... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : Mt. Whitney : "Iceberg Spire" (5.10+)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: I believe this route is called Cardiovascular Seizure, it's listed in the Secor guide. Climbed it a few years ago, pretty good climbing and a mellow day compared to some of the big neighbors.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Keeler Needle
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: www.supertopo.com/tr/Keeler-Needle-Blood-of-the-Monkey-VI-5->>>

New route on the Needle


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : South Park (5.11)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 17, 2011

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Comments: This is a great route! Needs a little more traffic to clean up some exfoliation and veg, but definitely worthy.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Friendly Faces Everywhere (5.9)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Excellent movement on the upper face!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: I believe Croft's route is 'Mile High Club', 12b, full 70m! Continues past the anchor of Neighborhood Watch.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Sole Neuropathy (5.11-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Where is this in location to Old and Bold?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Old and the Bold (5.10c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 23, 2011

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Comments: Nice route that gets some killer air under your feet! The first pitch is still a bit gritty with some loose holds which made it feel a little serious; it's well protected and should clean up with some more traffic. A single rack to .75 camalot, with doubles to #3, would be a great rack, the #4 got placed on P4 but wasn't necessary. Anyone know about the older-style 1/4" bolts on the route?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Blindspot (5.11b)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 20, 2011

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Comments: Oh I DID IT! Awesome route Vic!! Had shade all route starting at 830; thought pitch 4 was quite harder than 6, but maybe just the nature of it. Double rack felt a bit heavy for us, I would say double to .5 camalot with extra thin cams, and single from .5-#3 camalot. We had a 70m rope which was nice. Cheers!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's C... : ... : Blindspot (5.11b)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jul 16, 2011

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Comments: SW-facing correct? I'm wondering about the comment that says it came into shade in the afternoon; is this due to the October sun? Any idea what time the wall gets sunny?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : The On-Slot (5.11)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 7, 2011

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Comments: On-slot?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: Climbable in the rain?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 3, 2011

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Comments: Visiting the family in ATL, psyched on the T-wall! As far as I can tell, the T-wall is open this spring, no closures, right? Any recommendations for roof cracks of all grades?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Blue Gramma Cliff : The Price of Evil (5.13-) : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: Another butt crack!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 8, 2010

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Comments: NO fires at the Hulk! The bivy area is above the fire elevation limit for the National Forest.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : The Polish Route (5.10+)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 29, 2010

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Comments: Excellent line! You can rap the route to the left, Blowhard (IV 800ft 5.12+), with one 70m rope from the big ledge at the top of the Polish route. Two #4's and one #5 Camalot felt nice...


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 5, 2010

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Comments: Is all the climbing at the T-wall effected by these closures?


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Wall : Hyperspace (5.11a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 30, 2009

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Comments: This is an excellent route; lots of physical crack climbing with amazing positions and exposure! The style reminded me of the Rostrum but easier. I felt the 5.11a Psychopath pitch was more like 10+ after taking the knob exit left. The "overhung blocky face" on P4 is pumpy but has rests. More traffic could really clean this beauty up, some lichen but nothing serious. Great description Blake! Get some!!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : Crack Kingdom (5.10c) : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 19, 2009

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Comments: Great view of Cardinal Sin's stellar 5.10 OW 2nd pitch on the right side of this shot.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Cardinal Pinnacle : Cardinal Sin (5.12c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 19, 2009

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Comments: The offwidth pitch is superb! Bring two #5 Camalots and you can avoid clipping the (now) unneccesary 1/4" bolt. You can protect the start with another #5, or its 5.9R, though pretty secure. Wear pants! Really fun technique!!


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Tradewinds (5.11d) : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 14, 2009

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Comments: Great photo! Do you know what the large left-facing wavy corner to the righ of 'the Venturi' is? I'm a little confused as to where Astro-Hulk goes after reconning that route yesterday.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Incredible Hulk : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 14, 2009

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Comments: Many consider this climb to be Grade V, possibly due to the sustained difficulties encountered. Most parties do it in a day and some even do it as an evening jaunt by headlamp...Grade IV usually means a long day, so I think it fits. Maybe IV+?


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