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Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Eagle Dance (5.10 A1) : Photo
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 24, 2014

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Comments: Awesome photographer!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Mule Hollow Wall : Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed (5.7)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 24, 2011

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Comments: Fun route! The 2nd pitch is actually only 29 or 30 meters, not 32m as stated above. It's the 3rd pitch that is 32m (this is the only pitch that can't be rapped (double-stranded at least) with a single 60m rope).


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Lightning Bolt Cracks (5.11-)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 11, 2009

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Comments: I just did this recently and we were able to rap with a single 70m rope. The first rap (to the east) was less than 25m and the second rap (to the northeast) was less than 35m.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : East Hellgate : ... : Culture Shock (5.10a/b)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 6, 2009

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Comments: A fun crux but too much loose rock for 2 stars.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : Batwings (5.8+)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 30, 2009

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Comments: An amazing route with lots of variety! I don't think that the route is runout. Just before climbing the face at the top you can get several good pieces in if you want. I placed 2 med to small nuts, then 8 feet higher you can get good cams in (yellow and orange TCU's). From there it's maybe 10-15 feet of positive 5.4 face to the top.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Arrowhead Arete : Arrowhead ArÍte (5.8)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: The knife-edge ridge was a fun bonus! I would have given the climb 3 stars if the approach wasn't so bad.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Mar 22, 2009

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Comments: A fantastic, albeit over-crowded, route. Long, sustained, and steep for the grade!

Has anybody rapped the entire route with a single 70m rope? It looked close on the 7th pitch so we used a second rope to be cautious, but I'm pretty sure that all the other pitches can be rapped with a single 70m (we did most of them this way including the 1st pitch so it must not really be 130ft). The route doesn't wander much nor have a lot of loose rock making double or twin ropes less important. It would be ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Escape Buttress : No Escaping Death (5.10a)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Nov 16, 2008

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Comments: I agree that the climbing is pretty good (after the first three bolts). However because it is fairly dirty still and very sharp up higher I only give it one star.


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : Fire Wall
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Most of the routes here are in the shade by 2 p.m.


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay East : Low Tide Wall
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Routes (left to right):

A Walk In The Park
The Narsilion
Definitely Makes You Whinge
Strider
Low Tide
High Tide


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay East : The Keep
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Routes (left to right):

Genghis Bond
Tongue Thaid
Lom Mon (Cyclone)
Bottom Feeder
Nut Cracker
Medusa's Lover
Babo Does Thailand
Monkeys Bum


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay East : Jungle Gym
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Routes (left to right):

Focus On Your Abdominal Breathing
Climbers Viewpoint
Adaling
Viola
Canyon
Gang Ghaeng Ling (Monkey Underwear)
Masters Edge
Kactus
Settimo


Location: International : Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Railay East : Duncan's Boot
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Sep 28, 2008

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Comments: Routes (left to right):

Lost Lek
Make A Bow
The Dark Side
The Voice Of Doom
Falling In Love
Alter Schwede!
Karaoke
Mai Prue
Top Knot


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Bollocks (5.10a)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 31, 2008

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Comments: This route starts in a small and short gully.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Tower One : Cause for Alarm (5.10b/c)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 31, 2008

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Comments: A fantastic route with variety and exposure!
I agree that the crux is just after the third bolt and then the route eases up a bit, while the exposure increases.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Middle Bell Tower : Arm and Hammer (5.11c)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 9, 2008

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Comments: Awesome route! Great exposure, fantastic views, and excellent rock (until the last pitch at least).

When I return I'll bring the following rack:

1 set of nuts, a single set of camalots thru #4 with an extra #2 & #3 each for the "Zion Curtain" pitch.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Apache Line (5.11b)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: This route gives you an easier starting option to Land of the Free: 11b vs. the 11d standard start.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Sesame Street Tufa (5.11c)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: I haven't climbed this route but Dane Bass's book calls it 11c while my older Ed & Tami Wright guide considered it 11d. Anyone out there done it and care to comment?


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Underdog (5.10d PG13)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 8, 2008

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Comments: You'll probably want a 70m rope with this one, although I think that we did it with a single 60m with a top-belay and then rapped straight down.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : The Scariest Ride in the Pa... (5.9 X)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jul 5, 2008

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Comments: The Scariest Ride in the Park has seen several 3-hour free-solo ascents.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Marklar (5.10+)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 24, 2008

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Comments: Thanks for the Marklar, Marklar.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Ambush Wall : Chug A Jug (5.8+)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 24, 2008

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Comments: Fun route, too bad for the loose rock though; it's only small pieces but I was still happy to belay with my helmet on. Hopefully it'll clean up in the future.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Ambush Wall : Bong A Long (5.9+)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 24, 2008

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Comments: Fun moves! If this route had better rock quality I'd give it 3 stars.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : Gringo Disco (5.11a/b)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 14, 2008

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Comments: No single move seemed harder to me than 11a but the length makes it harder than most 11a's.


Location: International : North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : ... : No Excuses (5.11a)
By: Robert MacKinnon When: Jun 13, 2008

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Comments: Apparently it is also possible to finish on the anchor for Eternal Fatalist or the anchor for A Fistful of Excuses.


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