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Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Dusy Dome : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: I know...we were confused also by the "Huge"


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments:
Guilty!....So Guilty! <br />
Guilty!....So Guilty!



You are so busted whoever left this. LOL.....:o)


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: I'd generally agree with Mostafa. Though I broke a hold off a couple days ago, it makes the move on that route only very slightly harder. I think 3rd line from the left. Overall rock quality seems about same as Hamlet. Easy to set top ropes on if you are not comfortable leading

The rightmost routes have a more difficult slabby start and lichen still abounds. I was surprised to see evidence of what looks like chipping on one of the right-side routes...????

Placements look OK. Thanks for u... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cowlick Crag : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Yep, Flying Chuckwalla


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Trapper Springs Campground is now $25 per night and $5 additional fee for one extra vehicle. The pit toilets were pretty foul during the time we were there.

We were climbing at Courtright from August 9th through August 28th. No mosquitoes, no bears. I did see old bear sign around the berry patches at Dusy Dome. Saw one doe on the east face of Power Dome but maybe because it was bow hunting season the deer were making themselves scarce.

While you can't camp at the geological area at Power... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : Right Side Area of East Fac... : Mambo Number 5 (5.8)
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Need a single rack of small cams from blue alien to orange TCU and a set of brass nuts, 4 long slings and 5 draws. Belay Bolts set at 35m. Mambo could have a potential second pitch mostly on gear up a left facing corner.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : 64th Birthday Area on SE fa...
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: The 64th Birthday area was named to commemorate Julie Brenner's 64th birthday; Aug 15th. The climbs were done over a 4 day period staring Aug 13th, 2013


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : 64th Birthday Area on SE fa... : ... : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: In the enlarged photo you can see the bolts as points of reflection


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Early Bird Crag : Rib Cage (5.5)
By: Thomas Beck When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: 6/20/2013....After a steeper in the sun approach, found this arete route in morning shade but slightly dirty and with some moss. Pulled off a couple small stones.


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Left Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Killis has his photo referring to a route on the left side. The yellow line is 4 bolts to rap rings


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: "The On Ramp"


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: I believe that is called "The On Ramp". Hand drilled and bolted ground up on site back in 1997


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Mary Weeks Arete (5.6)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: You used to traverse right onto the arete. Someone removed the start 2 bolts forcing you to climb choss to get to the first protected moves. 4 bolts to chains now as I remember


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Left Wall : unknown (5.8)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Referring to the picture and not the route...Now that you mention it Killis, I believe we tried for another line and forgot about finishing it...oops!

go finish first pitch to the left of the established route and maybe there is a continuation...open project.

We started to push for a second pitch to that "unknown" route also. Welcome to jump on...just install good bolts OK?

The route refereed on the page is on the right side of the Imagination Wall and has 4 bolts to rap rings


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : USS Crag
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Not sure the existing routes justify the approach. Soft poor quality sandstone is what we found. Did see some potential moderate terrain on better and sounder rock on the way out. Definitely bring 3 or 4 over the shoulder runners for these routes in addition to draws. This face is all day exposed to sun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : USS Crag : Dry Docked (5.8)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: After top roping Port of Call following Doug's lead, I anticipated more soft bad rock. No way I was gonna lead this one or belay Doug leading it. i moved the rope to the anchor from the top
I was pleasantly surprised. There were still some dirty questionable holds but nothing really broke off. The moves were varied and more technical; for the most part the rock was better than the middle route. Fairly graded. I'd lead it if I ever go back. Bolts are well placed.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : USS Crag : Port of Call (5.7)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: We took advantage of the cool weather today to find our way to USS Crag. I'd heard it was in need of cleaning but about a dozen climbers visited it Sunday; I figured maybe a lot of questionable flakes had been pulled off.

Not so. I have never seen Doug so tense on a 5.7 lead in a long time. He rapped down and asked me if I wanted to follow it. I was going to onsight the left route. OK...I'm top roped on Port of Call. The over the gap move looked like the dish on the upped edge m... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: Did a recon hike and Saturday hiked along the upper trail; the approach up the slick-rock slabs was not bad.

Note the Fringe was in the sun till about 4PM on march 30th


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: Great job of developing Michael. Can you change the route colors in your photo so they read easier?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas... : ... : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Mar 3, 2013

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Comments: Nice bit of work Randy. I remember seeing John Bachar lead after a few a few runs to get the stances down. It wasn't that easy for him that day.

53 eh? I'm 66. There is no way I am leading 66 routes in a day. Best wishes, Tom


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The Hamlet : Guildenstern (5.5)
By: Thomas Beck When: Feb 23, 2013

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Comments: Once you climb Rosencranz you should do Guildenstern. The location at the edge of the arch looks very cool as you step out initially and at the station. The climbing is aesthetic and properly protected with solid bolts the whole way. This route reminds me of some of the old school lines in Sandy Corridor in that it has sloping holds and little varnish. Today it was a little sandy. I thought the route-finding to be the best part. I would rate this 5.6 and not 5.5 and suggest you be solid on ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The Hamlet : Rosencrantz (5.6)
By: Thomas Beck When: Feb 23, 2013

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Comments: The start of Rosencrantz was about 25 ft. climber's right of the last set of top rope anchors which have screw links. We belayed out to them not because of difficulty; we were wondering about the rock quality. Turns out everything is fine. Belay stance is good, bolts are solid and perfectly placed for clipping at stances. I was careful with the flakes and with where I placed my feet. A couple very small bits came off. Mussey Hooks were appreciated. Climbing is esthetic and good ... more >>


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : Sesame Street : Don't Cry Big Bird (5.7)
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Good route to start on at Sesame Street. Crux is a little thin and all about your feet with several ways to do it. If you're solid on 5.7 should be no problem to lead.

Done with Marc Rosenthal, Mary Weeks. First Redpoint: Tom Beck I think.


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : Sesame Street
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: How do you get to Sesame Street?

Hmmm...Find your way to Mary Jane Falls trailhead parking. Google maps is not much help here. Follow the 157 past the Charleston Fire Station and go straight on Echo Road where the 157 turns left to go up the hill to the old Charleston Hotel.

Follow Echo Road and the signs to the Mary Jane parking lot trail head. Look south and you will see the 1200 ft.grey and golden Universal Wall. Sesame Street, a dark grey limestone slab, is tucked in on the lower... more >>


Location: NV : Mt. Charleston : Sesame Street : C is for Climb (5.10-)
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: "C is for Climb" has flakes still falling off it and doesn't get enough traffic to clean up yet; thus a top rope problem. Rated somewhere around 10b/c 60 ft to lower set of chains

Originally done with Clarissa Hageman, Neil Marchington.


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