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Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Tunnel Vision (5.7)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: ^^^Been there, done that. My first time on the route, I pebble wrestled above 00 TCUs and other thinness, broke off a bunch of the moki marbles as I went (not stressful, I always hyperventilate like that) and topped out direct. Fun, once it's over. After passing the roof you hang a left, it's easy to miss.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Lotta Balls (5.8) : Photo
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Nice shot, Tim.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Ripcurl (5.11a)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 21, 2014

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Comments: Ooh you mad bro. Nice sharpie work up there.

Edit to add: civility breeds such, the opposite likewise. It's interesting to note the different approaches to the same rock face...one is surprised that the investigation didn't begin at the top while the other...well, we just went out and did some rock climbing. I think these unreported TR lines are worthy and contrasting leads, and, just to answer the chain yank...the clip up takes a face and unprotectable seam. The mixed line has cracks that take... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Snagglepuss (5.11-)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Glad ya liked the Snaggle, puss.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Ripcurl (5.11a)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: Similar to Mavericks, this line had been looked at for a long time by members of the first ascent party, but snow in the canyons and short winter days finally made this send a necessity. Upon pulling over the top (Nate dragged his pumped self over the top above a #1 ballnut and found an anchor three moves higher than he wanted it) he saw an awkwardly placed TR anchor and some initials, a date, and a name for the "climb", written in Sharpie directly on the rock.

What a proud legacy we lea... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Mavericks (5.11+)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: This route was bolted ground up, no hooks, no chalk, no previewing. The grade has been the subject of a lot of discussion, I feel that anyone shorter than 5'8" may lean towards 12a, to my mind it's 11+/12- and a rad new addition to the Calico Hills. The throw move currently has a bunch of chalk on it, I feel that the un-tick marked state of the route is significantly harder. Overall a fun and entertaining first ascent that challenged all three of us to step up our game, done in the best style us... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: I have to agree with Justin. The climbing isn't bad on these routes, but the bolting leaves a lot to be desired. If I didn't like and respect the first ascentionist, I would say that these were climbs worth chopping. The cheap hardware store sleeve redheads, bad bolt placements, and botched but never chopped studs make these routes more ugly than they need to be. Please take the time to fix these routes. They reflect badly on the skills of the people who put them up.

In the words of Vince Vaugh... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Snagglepuss (5.11-)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: I'm a fan of squeezing it in there, hence the name of the route. Glad you like my squeeze job, seems to be getting enjoyed frequently these days.

In all seriousness though I thought long and hard before getting on this, I didn't want to crowd the other lines, and I think that in the end this line is a more interesting lead than it would have been a TR. Randy and Pier did a great job on the original lines on this wall, so far consensus is that Snaggle is at least as good as the existing lines. T... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Cocopuss (5.10a/b)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Anchor replaced with half inch stainless and mussies courtesy the ASCA.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Stupid Cat (5.10d)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Anchor replaced with half inch stainless and mussies courtesy the ASCA. Consider donating at safeclimbing.org.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Feather (5.13a)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Did you look at the book before posting these? No, you didn't.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Upper Level : Texas Lite Sweet (5.11a/b)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: The one on the left is better. There are a few 'dog' routes at the corridor, this is for sure in the top 5 for that category.


Location: NV : Red Rock : The Promised Land
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Fully agree. I much prefer the solitude scene to the average Saturday at the drilled out depravity scenes. Pinching a feature is way more interesting than tweaking a suspicious or worse pocket.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: #@wilder: ^^^^^this is what gratitude looks like. Thanks M, hope you enjoy the route. It was utter depraved slavery getting it done, fortunately I conned my buddies into doing 99%+ of the hard work and mainly just worked on my tan and updated my Quitter account. I'm so bronze and lackadaisical after the Lips got a hold of me.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Willow Springs South : Above and Beyond (5.9)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: A really fine route. Been a long time since I've been on it, but I would say it's easily four stars or better.


Location: NV : Red Rock : The Promised Land : Photo
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Whoa! Nice topo, man! What's the story on the 14s? Are they Siegrist lines?


Location: NV : Red Rock : The Promised Land
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: Pretty cool to see these routes getting some action. 10 out of ten Vegas sport climbers won't make the hike out there to this beautiful spot, but I've enjoyed it every time. Lots of cool features. Really peaceful and worthwhile.

Did I mention that the hike's an hour? Yep, you'll have it to yourselves.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Sonic Youth Cliff : Unknown Pile (5.11a)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: Love the name, josh. I thought the exact same thing. Call a spade a spade, sir.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Janes Wall : Doctor's Orders (5.10b)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: Pumpy and fun. The anchor on my new route to the left offers a nice alternative to the traverse to the anchor on the right and a more pleasant, direct finish.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Janes Wall : Been Caught Stealin' (5.11-)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: There has been a furious swarm of emailing about the FA of this ground-up line lately. If the folks who ignored the red tag, which admittedly I should have taken down when I finished the route (who knew anyone was making the hike to Jane's Wall lately?) want to contact me and have a laugh about all the nonsense over a beer, here's your open invitation. I'll even buy a beer for Larry if he wants to show up like the wizard of oz popping out from behind the curtain of his laptop.


Location: NV : Red Rock : The Promised Land : Confrontation (5.13b)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: I think Jason Campbell got a flash on this one. Good looking route, glad people are making the hike.


Location: NV : La Madre Range : Water World : Atlantis (5.9)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: The routes are all fun but the grades in the guide are way off.


Location: Cunning Linguist : Things to do when you're ch... : Photo
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: ^^^^So true.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Ultraman Wall : Mothra (5.7+)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 13, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the vote of confidence on this one, John. Thought I was treading the line of what was going to be acceptable for a trade route. The last bolt was a retrobolt that I put in after finishing the route with a 30 foot runout, thought the distance and the crunch factor justified making it a bit safer for the crowds. Overall I'm happy with the end result, got back to remove the spinning bolt so hardware should be all good now.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Janes Wall : What's left of the sport. (5.9)
By: Cunning Linguist When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: Obtuse=me. Really good name now that I get it!


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