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Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Lover's Leap : Hogsback : North Face : Knapsack Crack (5.5)
By: OKClimber When: Aug 28, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this late August 2011 - careful, there was a snake about 30' up the second pitch in a perfect crack! The party ahead of us heard a "rattle" but I cant confirm the type of snake. Spooked me though when I saw my next hand jam start to move!

All in all, this was a great route for me to take a couple new climbers out on. Fairly easy, low exposure and a great time. Highly recommend it for new climbers and leaders.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Sand Felipe (5.10-)
By: OKClimber When: May 12, 2010

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Comments: There are certainly many bolts, but the rock is questionable. Didnt clip them all. But it was a fun route. Not one to hike in just to do this, but if you are in the area, not a bad route to tick off the list.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : Breakaway (5.10c)
By: OKClimber When: Apr 29, 2010

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Comments: Great route! We belayed at the base of a chimney at a bolted anchor. This added a dozen feet or so to the traverse to the top of the pedestal out left, then up to the bolts, but it wasnt bad. The holds to get to the first bolt (from the left side, looking at the wall) seemed good to me and were nicely chalked up. Clip the first bolt, breath a sigh of relief, then fire up the sustained goodness!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cookie Monster (5.7)
By: OKClimber When: Apr 12, 2010

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Comments: I climbed this route with Ron and have to agree. Great route, solid rock and, in my opinion, the two pitches here are better quality than the first two of Cat.

We did a single 160+/- pitch to a large sloping ledge on the right wall. Another 170+/- foot pitch led to a belay at a tree at the behind a pillar. I thought this was one of the best pitches for the grade I have done at Red Rock!

From here, we scrambled down and did the third pitch of Cat, but it looked possible to continue up this ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Johnny Vegas (5.7)
By: OKClimber When: Apr 11, 2010

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Comments: Great route, definitely worthwhile! I was concerned about the descriptions of pitch 2 and 3 being spicy. Two was a tad spicy, but not bad and the gear you do get is good. Pitch 3 is runout on the arete, with the exception of slinging some chicken heads, but its easy ground. We too missed the belay atop P3. If you find yourself 20-30 feet above the anchors, just push it up another 20 feet or so to the bolts atop P4.

We rapped Solar Gully with a single 60 meter rope. A 50 probably would have w... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: OKClimber When: Apr 29, 2008

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Comments: Quality route, not as "overbolted" as some previous comments may suggest, except in one location on one of the upper pitches. I am a sold 5.10 trad climber and placed at least a couple pieces on most of the pitches. I only mention this because I dont want other climbers to be lured into a false sense that they can leave their racks at home!
As for the popularity of this one goes, I dont know what all the fuss is about. It was a three star, maybe three and a half star, route, but not four. It... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Arms Reduction (5.9+)
By: OKClimber When: Mar 2, 2008

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Comments: Did this route due today....boy what a dissappointment! From the prior reviews I thought it would be more enjoyable. The first pitch didnt seem to protect as well as the first pitch on Armatron, and there wasnt an anchor at the top of the first pitch.

At the top of the first pitch of Arms Reduction, we traversed over to join Armatron midway through the second pitch. Boy what fun! As we were rapping we scoped the first pitch of Armatron and it looked stellar, certainly a LOT better than Ar... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Physical Graffiti (5.6)
By: OKClimber When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: Just a note on the length of the first pitch - most guide books call for a 'long' first pitch, while it is actually about 95' to the anchors. I found this out once when I had to rap from the anchors with a single 60m after my partner refused to ascent the lower section due to nerves. I luckily found out I could reach the ground with a little room to spare with a single 60.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Dream of Wild Turkeys (5.10a)
By: OKClimber When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: A note about going to the summit - don't underestimate it. There's quite a bit of scrambling and some easy (but unprotected) 5th class above the 11th pitch. After going to the top, I think I would opt to lower after the 9th pitch to save the exhausting push to the summit and tedious decent (in the dark). Great experience though. The first 9 pitches were 6 stars at least!