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May 4, 2012
Kolob
T-Rex or Whole Shot in Maple Caynon..

Everything's soft in Maple right?
ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Joined Jul 10, 2008
704 points
May 4, 2012
Judging by the number and ease of ascents...God's Own Stone at the Red.

Otherwise, maybe buy a ticket to Rodellar.
Will S
From Joshua Tree
Joined Nov 15, 2006
1,262 points
May 4, 2012
Top half of Melifluous
I don't climb 5.14, but Proper Soul would be on my radar if I did. I know the New well, and for it to produce a 5.14, the quality of stone has got to be perfect. The Cirque is a gorgeous area and the New is an amazing place. Come in the fall! Sam Stephens
Joined Jan 20, 2010
768 points
May 4, 2012
Another NRG vote: Mango Tango. Looks like a sweet arete! Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Joined Aug 14, 2009
165 points
May 16, 2012
Half dome Cables
"Jumbo Pumping Hate" in Clark Mountain. First part of the climb shares same start for Sharma's Jumbo Love 5.15b Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
787 points
May 16, 2012
Half dome Cables
"Jumbo Pumping Hate" in Clark Mountain. First part of the climb shares same start for Sharma's Jumbo Love 5.15b Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
787 points
May 16, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Kenny Clark wrote:
Another NRG vote: Mango Tango. Looks like a sweet arete!


I've always thought that Mango Tango is the most beautiful line at the NRG. I'm not sure I'd call it a best "first" 5.14, though. While Proper Soul is quickly becoming the 2010s version of Apollo Reed, Mango Tango just sits down on the Meadow, gathering cobwebs and smacking down good climbers. A while back, I recall one rejected suitor angrily writing "5.14c!" in chalk below it.

(this is all just hearsay; I, like most folks here, am not a 5.14 climber)
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
May 16, 2012
camhead wrote:
I've always thought that Mango Tango is the most beautiful line at the NRG. I'm not sure I'd call it a best "first" 5.14, though.


I agree; it looks beautiful! It does look pretty hard and technical. I had just re-watched the video of Joel Brady on Mango Tango and was inspired (though 14 is a LONG ways off for me):
Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Joined Aug 14, 2009
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