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Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Meetup Wall : The Pumpkin King (5.10a/b)
By: Nick Hamill When: Jan 21, 2013

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Comments: Didn't notice any glue on the rock, aside from what appeared to be some behind the hangers.

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag : Byzantium (5.10b)
By: Nick Hamill When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: still a bit fragile: a couple more holds broke off yesterday around 2/3 up.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Black Dagger (5.7+ PG13)
By: Nick Hamill When: Jul 6, 2011

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Comments: Took the right side variation, at the beginning of the 2nd pitch. Found one good placement just a few feet off of the belay (if i remember correctly) and then just had to commit until over the bulge. Thankfully no rock broke off for me or my partner.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Pier : Seventh Hour (5.11a)
By: Nick Hamill When: Jun 23, 2011

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Comments: Some tricky balance and seemingly backwards holds, but that's the charm of this route. I found it to be a good challenge and worth the effort.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : First Born (5.10b)
By: Nick Hamill When: Jun 19, 2011

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Comments: Yeah, I counted 6. The Handren guidebook mentions only 5 and that the crux is below the first bolt at 18'. It seems an additional bolt was added to protect that early bit.

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs : Hot Flash (5.8)
By: Nick Hamill When: Jun 9, 2011

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Comments: Combined the 2nd and 3rd pitches, sort of, by avoiding the left traverse of the roof and going thru the channel on the right. With a 60m rope, I had barely enough slack to make it to a pair of spinning hangers at the start of the slab.
On the 6th pitch, I again went right instead of left at the roof and tried to stretch the rope as much as possible but wasn't able to reach the end of the 7th pitch.
Took a wrong turn above by following the left column's arete instead of the right and eventually ... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock Lower Tier : Carrie Fissure (5.9)
By: Nick Hamill When: May 15, 2011

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Comments: Nice climb. The gear was a bit on the small side at times, but it didn't strike me as especially thin. I don't own any lowe balls and didn't put in anything smaller than a #4 bd nut.
Anchored by slinging two stout chickenheads and putting in one piece (can't remember 100%, pink tricam maybe)

Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock : Stone Hammer (5.8)
By: Nick Hamill When: May 10, 2011

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Comments: Connected with this route, or tried to, by traversing left (~15') from the anchors of 'seams novel'. I didn't find any bolts, but the climbing was relatively easy at that point and I was able to sling a few chickenheads.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Riding Hood (5.8+)
By: Nick Hamill When: May 9, 2011

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Comments: hiked/scrambled about 100' up and to the left of physical graffiti to reach the start of the climb.
The first pitch involved easy chimney moves for less than 100' before I reached a slung chockstone that sat 20' below a roof and right facing corner. I skipped that belay and setup an anchor on a ledge 10' higher though, if I climb this again, I'd probably use the chock.
The 2nd pitch must be the 5.8 bit and involved pulling around a right facing corner into an offwidth crack on some rather cr... more >>

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