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Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Dodgeball (5.8)
By: enkoopa When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: We bailed somewhere up the layback section, when it narrows down to nothing. We weren't sure what to do, the route looked like it disappeared and thinned out into something that wasn't protect-able. Feeling already at our limit on the "5.7" layback we figured best to bail while there was gear as it was getting a bit late for what lay ahead and what we read was an "adventurous" decent.


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Sandy Hole (5.6)
By: enkoopa When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: We attempted this today. When we found it, we wondered why someone bailed 7 meters up a 5.6. About 30 minutes later we found out why and took advantage of the same bail nut.

Agree with a few above, this is STOUT - aka, this is not a 5.6. The squeeze is not only awkward, but lacks as well.

If you are on vacation and find yourself climbing Cookie Monster, Cat in the Hat, Great Red Book, Lotta Balls wall... avoid this route as a "fun" day. It's anything but. Obviously we cannot say we even began ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall
By: enkoopa When: Jan 11, 2016

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Comments: This is one of my favorite areas. You can get here nice and early and bang out two or three of the climbs here. For those from out of town looking to climb moderates, the value in this crag is huge!


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : North : First Flatiron
By: enkoopa When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: We bailed off what we hoped to be Fandango a week ago. Left a single BD 120cm sling and two Edelrid biners.

It was maybe the "3rd" pitch of whatever we were climbing, I basically solo'd up from a tree belay (smaller tree to the right, and a small boulder/ledge above)". Put 1 piece in when I realized things looked like they were going wrong...the slab was going to end in 5-10 meters or so. To the left was a dropoff to another level of slab, and to the right, a slightly overhanging face which wa... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Maiden : North Face (5.6 R)
By: enkoopa When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Did this last week for the first time.

It took us 2 hours to do the approach, and 1h10m to hike out. This was at a good pace. Going in we got a bit confused on where to break off from Shadow Canyon trail. (All trails are on Google Maps btw). Ignore all comments regarding mining roads/etc. The large flat rocky area, which had 3 cairns that were probably 3-4 feet high, that's where you want to be, look for the trail north of there.

We did the climb with a single 70m. I guess that made the rappel... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : Swanson Arete (5.5)
By: enkoopa When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: From the slung fallen tree (option #2 in the description above), you can rap with a single rope. We did it with a single 70m and had lots left. A single 60m would probably work. Made hauling up two ropes a real bummer to find that out.

There are multiple chains and another slung tree with tat and rings.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier : Solar Slab Gully (5.3)
By: enkoopa When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: The third rap we used a natural feature to thread our rope through (just copied the part ahead of us who seemed to know the area). The rope wanted to get stuck for sure. It would be great to sling that feature with webbing and rings. It might also prevent people from missing it as we likely would have had we not seen the guys ahead of us use it.


Location: North America : Canada : Quebec : Outaouais : Gatineau Park : Western CWM
By: enkoopa When: May 9, 2013

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Comments: Spindrift/Cave wall is 45.53863, -76.00061.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Eagletail Mountains : Courthouse Rock : Idiopathic (5.9- PG13)
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: The rock is lose but it's still a good route.

You can drive almost to the base especially with 4wd. We stopped way too soon.

The bolts are pretty good. The anchors aren't. A homemade hanger or other inventions. Also agree with the traverse... It needs a bolt to indicate there is more climbing up to the right.

A nice route.. Good mix of climbing. Nice stemming section. If the anchors were better it would be a good route for an intro to multipitch for a solid 5.9 climber.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : Hitchcock Pinnacle
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Honestly, on the 5.7 there is no place for pro between the first and second bolt. Don't fall.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : Chimney Rock
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Even with the GPS this was a mess. Finally found the wall but pictures from our book were useless. We climbed some route which took a #4 had a boulder slung as the first mini pitch then went up to a bolted anchor which then continued to some steep sport route. If anyone knows if that is even a route and if so what name is appreciate it.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin... : What's My Line? (5.6 A0 R)
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: If you are not familiar with the area, plan on a 1.5 to 2 hour approach. It is around 5km one way. Most spots have cairns marking the way but sometimes you need to hunt or just follow footsteps. The last 15 minutes are insane. Basically scrambling over boulders then a quick chimney solo to the starting ledge. Plan for a long day with the approach as well as possible crowds. Really fun climb once you find it. You can rap off the side (climbers right) in two with one rope or a single rap with two... more >>


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: The approach here is pretty hairy. Of course there are likely dozens of ways. If you are visiting for the first time, you will likely be soloing a 5.2 scramble.


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : The Pond : Sappy Love Song (5.8)
By: enkoopa When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: The last bolt is pretty loose. It might need some TLC.


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Panty Wall with a 35m rope?NevadaenkoopaMar 2, 2016
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re: Canada - sport destinations for a long weekend trip?Eastern StatesenkoopaJul 22, 2015
re: Flat Irons - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Link upColoradoenkoopaJul 16, 2015
re: Ticklist for BoulderColoradoenkoopaMay 11, 2015
re: Ticklist for BoulderColoradoenkoopaMay 11, 2015
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