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Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Lemon Bomb (5.11d)
By: beny When: Mar 26, 2009

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Comments: this route is great. sliders might make you feel a bit better at the crux. i don't know about the big cam suggestion; it wouldn't fit at the crux where you need it, and the gear above (where it could fit), is good in the small sizes. this pitch also makes for a good warm-up for the .12b flare on atmospheres on the jet stream wall.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Challenger Wall : Adventure Punks (5.10d)
By: beny When: Sep 15, 2008

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Comments: this route has several good stories with it, esp considering how few ascents it has seen over the years. here's one from recent years:

a couple of guides were climbing this route a few years ago. the day went swimmingly until their arrival at the base of the wide pitch. apparently the leader didn't know how to wiggle up chimneys, so instead she went out on the face to try unprotected .11ish slabbin'. her fall ended with a badly broken leg (femur, i think?) and a helicopter ride out of pine cree... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Cole Essence (5.11b)
By: beny When: May 15, 2007

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Comments: probably not so proud for josh. considering the crazy stuff that guys done, i would speculate this route was a walk in the park. and this route is closer to g-rated than pg.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12)
By: beny When: May 7, 2007

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Comments: you most definately can rap down this route with one 60m cord. i have done just this a couple dozen times.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : Birdhunter Buttress (5.9)
By: beny When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: this is an okay line up a great wall. i'd give 3 stars for the first 7 pitches, then 0 stars for the last ones. so my advice? rap after seven pitches (when the new bolts end). if you want to keep going for kicks, all pitches are easily linked with the one above making for a 7 pitch outing to the top of rainbow wall. the descent raps for brown recluse are easily found just above and left. you're looking for the chain anchors. 70m cord is perfect. big thanks to the guys that updated the hardware o... more >>

Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff
By: beny When: Jan 28, 2007

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Comments: Some more info: as of Jan 07, almost all of the routes at this formation have anchors. The only exceptions would be the two wide cracks on the west side (.9, .11). Also, theres a sport route just right of Atman that checks in about .11-. Beware, the bolts are glue-ins and it looks like someomes first attempt with them.

Location: AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Valley of The Blind : Pain and Suffering (5.12+)
By: beny When: Jan 26, 2007

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Comments: This route is intended to have a second pitch that would lead through the second roof, but finding the rock dry has proven difficult. Hopefully, when someone does finally get to it, they will climb it in the same style as the first pitch- on natural gear.

Location: AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Valley of The Blind : Fade to Black (5.11+ R)
By: beny When: Jan 26, 2007

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Comments: this route is not intended for the claustrophibic, nor arachnaphobic. its best to find this one dry by searching in the late summer or early fall. if it is dry, its likely to be warm, humid, buggy, and filled with spiders- all of which qualify a quality southern roof crack. on the fa, we found thick webs and ninja spiders able to jump back and forth from one side of the crack to the other. these deadly creatures were most obviously trying to kill us. thankfully, a few quick swipes of the hand at... more >>

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