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Areas = 15
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Location: WY : Wind River Range : Baptiste Lake : Mount Hooker : Hook, Line, and Sinker, aka... (5.12 PG13)
By: hkennedy When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: One of the finest alpine rock climbs I have ever done! All the pitches are super unique and very high quality. The fixed nut at the belay before the "12a down-climb" had fallen out, probably from freeze/thaw. I added 2 solid nuts but this could be a great place to add a 1 bolt anchor.

Other than that the route is basically perfect and Josh's description spot on so no need for a topo, the path is quite obvious.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Bright Star (5.11+ R)
By: hkennedy When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: P1 is certainly "engaging", and that's all I will say....


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : The Black Sheep (5.13)
By: hkennedy When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: The Black Sheep is totally worthwhile, and I agree with Josh that this route is a great outing at 12- A0. The lower pitches are really fun and varied. The crux is hard and very conditions-dependent, this pitch felt like solid 13b or even 13c. Maybe one of the hardest pitches in the Black? The upper pitches are also cool but a bit on the spicy side but still fine. Pitch 6 is has some tricky route finding - climb above the belay on obvious crack to a left traverse on the peg, above is a crack that... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : 4x20 (5.11+)
By: hkennedy When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: One of the more unique pitches at the cliff and a bit of a sandbag;)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : Brown Recluse (5.12a/b PG13)
By: hkennedy When: Sep 4, 2015

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Comments: The crux pitch has some pretty bad/sandy rock. I think some holds have broken making the pitch more like 5.12c...who knows. Its a good adventure route but certainly not a classic.


Location: ID : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Make it a Double (5.13a)
By: hkennedy When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments: Incredible climbing! Thanks to Jstar for adding this truly awesome extension! Airy, exposed and perfect rock with great movement. Respect...


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Unaweep Canyon : Main Canyon: Unaweep Granit... : The Access Fund Trailhead : ... : Echoes (5.12d)
By: hkennedy When: Mar 22, 2015

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Comments: Incredible granite climbing and real a treat for the western slope to have such a route! I found the first 12+/13- pitch more involved and over all the hardest pitch. I would say the upper pitch is more like 5.12c. This one is worth repeating in my book. Thanks, Piz!

Single set of cam from blue TCU - #2 Cam, draws, and slings.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Sabbatical Wall : Genetics (5.13-)
By: hkennedy When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Pat for a really cool route, you have a good eye for these "new-school" routes. Just after the bolt I found that the yellow BD X4 worked super well, other than that the gear beta is right on.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Zone of Silence : Effigy for Silent King (5.12d)
By: hkennedy When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Great new addition to Rifle! Super technical and thin face climbing on bomber rock.


Location: CO : Leadville : Timberline Lake Basin : Tiger Cliff : Stripes Wall : ... : Photo
By: hkennedy When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Wow! This looks mega!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Like a Prayer (5.13- R)
By: hkennedy When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Good route but a bit sandy at the crux section. I think the more this route gets climbed on the harder it will become because the holds are breaking. Be delicate on the edges! 5.13A


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Middle Cathedral Rock : Border Country (5.12c R)
By: hkennedy When: Dec 27, 2014

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Comments: Incredible climbing, great views and thoughtful climbing! A new classic 5.12 for the Valley. There is a hard hand-foot-match on the crux pitch for us tall folks. I am owe for two on this route because of this high-step! Thanks to Mikey, Mad Dog and Jeremy for such a great route!


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Blob Rock Area : Blob Rock : ... : Elephant In The Room (5.13b/c)
By: hkennedy When: Dec 27, 2014

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Comments: Nice climbing with bouldery crux sections. Worth the hike up for sure. 13b.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Baptiste Lake : Mount Hooker : Sendero Luminoso Free (5.13d)
By: hkennedy When: Aug 27, 2014

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Comments: Congrats on the bad-to-the-bone new free route!! Thanks for putting in the effort and hard work. Stoked to check it out someday. Respect!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Brothers in Arms (5.12c)
By: hkennedy When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Truly wild climbing and the exposer is off the hook! Be ready for a fight, the 5.12 pitches are burly. Small wires are helpful on the 12c pitch.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Colchuck Balanced Rock : Let it Burn (5.12-)
By: hkennedy When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: Hats off to Jens and Max for an awesome route! Steep and wild movement from the bottom to the top. The 5.11+ pitches are just as hard as the 12- pitch. Seems like a double rack from purple TCU to .75 and singles in the #1,#2 is a good rack + set of wires.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall : Edge of Space (5.11b)
By: hkennedy When: Jul 5, 2014

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Comments: The Edge of Space is unreal, the name says it all. If you live in the area or are passing through this thing is fully worth it!! Mega 5.11 climbing climbing with some big exposer.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Leaning Tower Area : Fifi Buttress : Romulan Freebird (5.12c)
By: hkennedy When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: One of the BEST 5.12 routes in the Valley!! The 5.10 climbing at the top isn't trivial and makes the route really good so make sure to climb to the top for the full experience.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : Eye of the Storm (5.12)
By: hkennedy When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: A nice route with some quality pitches. Over all its not the best route on the Hulk but it certainly deserves more traffic. I think some of the pitches would clean up really nicely with a few more ascents making the route much better. The crux pitch is awesome and very thoughtful, good old "5.12" seems right on. Just before the last 5.10 pitch its very easy to traverse left to get to the Venturi rappel route.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Deep Lake Area : Haystack Mountain : Lowe-Spark (5.13 A0)
By: hkennedy When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Steve that would be rad...


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : Rez Dawgs (5.12)
By: hkennedy When: Apr 20, 2014

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Comments: Its a 40 meter pitch so an 80 meter gets you down perfectly.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave : Call the Cops (5.12d)
By: hkennedy When: Apr 13, 2014

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Comments: Awesome pitch -- I thought this thing was 13a for sure. Harder than Beer Run.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Pat's Blue Ribbon (5.13-)
By: hkennedy When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: This rig is awesome! Really nice fingers to a great boulder problem -- one of the best new routes in the Creek!!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Excommunication (5.13a)
By: hkennedy When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: This gets my vote for the best route is Castle Valley. Really nice belay ledges and awesome climbing. I had heard that this route was really hard and had broken but we found it very pleasant. 5.13a solid.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : Basaseachi : Basaseachi Falls : Subiendo El Arcoiris (5.13)
By: hkennedy When: Mar 8, 2014

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Comments: Not as good as the Logical Progression but still a very worth while adventure. A small rack of cams is nice for a few of the run outs. There is a fair amount of loose rock on this route so heads up.


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