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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Cyborg (5.12c/d) : Photo
By: Cultivating Mass When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Why would this climb be off limits? Bad joke?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Elephant Rock : Hotline (5.12a)
By: Cultivating Mass When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Whatever it was, Henry barber put it up. Fish crack?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Lost And Found Crag
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: The idea is most likely a lot better than the reality of shakefesting your way up the 2nd ascent of some crunchy line that takes more help to find than has already been given. Much wiser would be spending some time on Tonto and routes to its left til you're comfortable climbing on gear again. Hope that clarifies things. This is an obscure crag with no known repeats, not a well-worn practice area close to the car. If you find it, post up and tell me how right/wrong I was.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Lost Angel : Archangel (5.12c)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: I just want to take this opportunity to quote Chris Weidner: "If my actions are even a fraction as repulsive to him as it seems they are to most on this forum, I will immediately remove the bolts I added."

And then, on July 30th 2013, "I have enjoyed a friendly dialogue with Thomas Burke. He has asked me to remove 5 of the 8 bolts I added to Archangel and to keep my new 2 bolt anchor intact. I will do this as soon as I can, which will be the end of August."

So, today's been a year since Weidne... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Monument : Desert Gold (5.13a PG13) : Photo
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: Pretty damn rad.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Hunter S. Thompson Dome : Chrome Dome (5.9)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: The verb's the herb, glue your feet to the curb and jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton kinda route. No time for love doctor jones, roll the bones, kinda route, stay on the left, right, then be quick on your head foot, this route is enlarged to show detail, so let's drink from the bottle and get small, y'all.

If you know what I mean. That should help you climb this route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Panty Wall : Photo
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: This route is called cassondra's chimney. It used to be a much larger pain in the ass to TR before the bolts.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Hunter S. Thompson Dome : Chrome Dome (5.9)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: ^^^^^I swear, some posts just give me the willies. What the fuck does any of that mean?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Which is why John takes a lot of penicillin for ringtail gonorrhea. I have no idea how he picked that up.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: Cultivating Mass When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Dan, relax. You're not using stainless anyway, all that Chinese junk just ices the fringe cause yer so damn frosty....

Ball busting, sir. When our mutual friend gets back in town we gotta get out and check out some new lines. Wu-Tang Mussies ain't nuttin ta fuck wit!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Extra Credit (5.10a)
By: Cultivating Mass When: May 1, 2014

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Comments: That looks fucking sick, cabron. Nice find!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Ripcurl (5.11a)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: ^^^^I am such a big fan of your writing. Any chance you can share some of your secrets to being so....so...well, tough on the Internet? I can aspire to your incessant, surreal banter and vitriol, but the toughness....that's hard to achieve without some kind of god-given gift. Maybe you can share some more fabricated personal details to underline your virtues, versus my failings. In person? I'd love to buy you a frosty milkshake and pick your brain. My treat!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Our Father (5.10 R)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Took a look at what John Wilder called "definitely retro" bolts on pitch 2 of Our Father, without looking at them. There aren't any retro bolts on the pitch.

The route to the right has been partially rebolted, and people are straying all over the place to be able to clip more bolts, even though these bolts apparently introduce cruxes climbing between one route and the other. Call the linkup "Our Gripped" but don't mistake some bolts 20+ feet right of the belay tree atop P1 as being part of Our ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Children's Crag : Tarzan's Arm (5.8)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Not for long, bob. Not for long.


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Tunnel Vision (5.7)
By: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Well put.

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Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Ripcurl (5.11a)
By: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass 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: Cultivating Mass 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 : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : Shut Up and Climb (5.11b)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: I don't have any comment about the LVCLC but thanks for your work, Adam. That's worth a beer, on me, anytime.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Western Spaces Wall : Great Expectations (5.9 PG13)
By: Cultivating Mass When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Why not ask in person or pick up the phone, ya mook?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Snagglepuss (5.11-)
By: Cultivating Mass 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 >>


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