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Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Man Eater Tower : The Man Eater (5.10+ A0+ PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 19, 2015

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Comments: Very nice route. I'd call the first pitch 5.11 for that thin move over the roof, good gear though. Freeing the bolt ladder on the last pitch felt like it was about 5.11/+.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Kingsnake (5.11c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 23, 2015

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Comments: Tried this route the other day and was sadly disappointed. I'm 5'10 and I still couldn't reach the mentioned bolt, very exposed and too reachy for me! My thought is, add another bolt on the slab below, because you are looking at going huge (decking?) if you blow the ultra reach clip. Supplemental gear would work, but it's more of a "who the F bolted this route?" Too bad, looks like a good climb.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Watchman : Silmaril (5.12a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Stays shady until late afternoon, then the routes features still offer good sun protection.
3X .2-3 BD Camalot
4X .75
5X 1
2X .1, 4
1X 5, 6
One 60m rope, the tag line was nice for hauling shoes, water, extra gear but not needed for the raps

Didn't see the death block on pitch 2


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Fear of the Facial (5.11a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments: A good route, definitely worth getting on if you're in the area. Hosts features and movement akin to granite climbing, fun!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Spry : Holy Roller (5.11)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Great route! A minimal but sufficient rack: 2x .3-#2 Camalot, 1-#3, #4 (first pitch only)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Thanks for the Mammaries (5.11a/b)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 10, 2015

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Comments: Is this supposed to be two routes LEFT of "Show Us.."?


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Yeast (V3)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 29, 2014

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Comments: A great little route, worth doing for sure, and not too scary either. The holds are good up there, just small, another footwork intensive route.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo (Copy)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: Black Dot is the V5 in this photo.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Cave Problem (V4)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 11, 2014

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Comments: Muffin!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.5 C1)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: This is an excellent and classic route!
A more appropriate rating for this route would be 5.10 A0. I heard it was free at 5.11, but couldn't fathom pulling those first moves while clipping the atrocious, original bolts. This is due for a rebolting, it would make free attempts feasible. Looks like good free climbing, the first 2-3 bolts would be the crux, bouldery. Maybe some out there like aiding on shit bolts, keep it exciting, keep it risky; I won't profer those sentiments. Won't be ... more >>


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 : Whitney and Surrounding Pea... : Keeler Needle
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: supertopo.com/tr/Keeler-Needle...

New route on the Needle


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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 : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : 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?


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