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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Insomnia Spire - 25 to Life (5.10+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for adding the bolt Cuz squad! Eva I think this one might be a bit worse than the typical Sedona bushbash! Rad this thing is seeing some action!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Valhalla (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Jeff the true linkup to do here is to come down the canyoneering route and then climb back up valhalla in your wetsuit.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Organ : Organasm (5.8 C1+)
By: Kevin Kent When: May 29, 2016

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Comments: Only did the first 2 pitches because of apocalyptic wind but the 2nd pitch roof crack is the best I've ever done and really honest 5.11! Very doable! Can't wait to go back and climb the 3rd pitch.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: If Burcham is real surely He is a benevolent creator


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 28, 2016

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Comments: Pretty disappointing to see a guy being guided by an American Alpine Institute guide aiding this route with cam hooks on his harness (not sure if they actually used them or not). I'm not going to go as far as to say aiders should go practice somewhere else (although it certainly would be nice), but it's 2016 and people should know cam hooks are absolutely not acceptable on classic sandstone free climbs!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Jeff I would love to see said topo


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: There's a route on the north wall that tops out (I'm guessin it's ~180' tall) with a register. Unfortunately the register is totally soaked.
Rock Climbing Photo: soaked register
soaked register


Which route is this?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Was this taken from the top of Book of Friends?


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : Lucky Goes to the Creamery (5.11 X)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Cool to see this posted, I was just looking for it a few weeks ago.

I'm very confused as to where the start is though. There is a route that starts in a hand crack in the back of chimney with 1 newer bolt at the bottom that is the first route around the corner and to the right of Synesthesia, I'm guessing this isn't it? There are a few scrappy vegetated corners just right of this but I didn't notice any bolts. Anyway, I was able to scramble in to what I assume is the base of the 3rd pitch from... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Rotor Rampage (5.11+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: What a great route! Insta-classic for sure!

A few additions: P1&2 face west, 3&4 north, and only the 30' top out pitch faces south, so if your name is Trevor Bowman and you refuse to climb in the sun when the temp is above 45°F this route could be a good choice for when it's warm out provided you start before noon.

Pitches 1, 2, and 3 were all $$$$. I actually thought gaining the crack on P3 to be the hardest and most insecure part though.

Also, I blew by the belay at the top of P3 becau... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Jeff you better watch it laybacking perfect cracks like that or Trump will deport you to Europe!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Risky Business (5.10c R)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: Wasn't super psyched on how old the bolt seems at the start of P3, also this pitch was made for double ropes; if you have them you could avoid the hanging belay and link it with P4 pretty easily I think.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Jet Stream Wall : Drifting (5.11c PG13)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: On P2 when you traverse up and left to the lone bolt, past the 2 small nut placements, I wish I would have remembered (or read?) to traverse straight left past this bolt. Do not go up the scary looking flakes straight up. I was lured this way because you can see the anchor high and left but there is also a bolt 30' straight above you. Don't try to get to that bolt, not sure what it's for.

Oh and this route doesn't see any sun in late February. We couldn't feel our fingers or toes most of the w... more >>


Location: UT : Grand Staircase : The Three Amigos Area : Chevy's Tower : Chevy's Chimney (5.9 PG13)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: I actually quite enjoyed this. If you're skinny you can chimney behind the sketchy 5.9 entry crux and then the rest of the route is pretty much secure 5.7!
The summit register is soaked unfortunately.


Location: UT : Grand Staircase : The Three Amigos Area : Martin's Tower
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 14, 2016

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Comments: Not exactly a tower... but fun romp when you're doing the other 2!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Isaac : Tricks of the Trade (5.10+ C2)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 14, 2016

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Comments: Shouldn't it be Mines of Moria, not Mines of Mordor?

Anyway great route, one thing I didn't see mentioned anywhere is that I thought the pitch after the headwall handcracks was not obvious. It's a beautiful chimney that slims down. There's light at the top so I was thinking you can chimney up to the top and then pop out. Well, you can't. I found it was nice to climb up a little ways though, place a #5, and then climb down and then stem up the lip. Kinda sucks for the follower but sure is... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: Manny I'd rather have a 2nd bolt protecting the hollow part above the ledge on P2 than another one lower on P1! Nice route though guys!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Mormon Canyon : Scrotum Pole (5.10 R)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: I definitely disagree with some of the above comments. By saying "only 3 feet of true choss" I think Kole meant there's only 6 feet that would probably be more easily climbed by swinging ice tools directly into the "rock" than trying to free climb and that 90% of the 5th class moves on pitch 3 are over choss. I thought this pitch fully earned it's R rating. I don't think you would really die anywhere on it but you could definitely get messed up; bad rock, bad pro, and bad falls are not... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Baboquivari Peak : West Face/ Southwest Arete : Born of Water (5.10c)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: I think the log at the start is gone. Using info from this site, the Kerry book, and a description and topo from the FAist on rockclimbing.com, I was still confused. I'm pretty sure the topo, which includes other routes on the wall, is highly inaccurate for this route.

Even after starting on the wrong route (pretty sure it was Cloud Man God Angry) I couldn't locate the start of this climb; you'd think a 5.6 ramp with bolts would be easy to find. Anyway, I somehow ended up on bad runn... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Oak Creek Spire Area : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Jan 27, 2016

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Comments: looks ok I guess ;)


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Bouldering Northern Arizon... : Sedona Bouldering : The BreezeBlocks
By: Kevin Kent When: Jan 4, 2016

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Comments: 20-45 min? You must be saying it's easy to get lost... Sounds like Sedona!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: What are the names of the small tower/fins between South Mesa and Middle Mesa?
Also what is the name of this tower which is attached at the bottom to South Mesa?
Rock Climbing Photo: What is this mystery tower on the NE end of South ...
What is this mystery tower on the NE end of South Mesa? It has an anchor atop the south face.



Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Vortex in a Can (5.10+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Going straight up the splitter after the first bolt on pitch 1 is really nice 11a, very protectable with small cams and offset nuts.

We linked to P3 of Freedom which is sublime!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Church Spires Area : ... : Watchtower AKA Last Temptat... (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: There's a bomber yellow TCU / .4 placement in a horizontal pocket right before the thin crack starts and the route gets steep. That coupled with 2 each of gray and purple metolius sized cams keeps this a completely safe affair. Superb route, get on it!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : ... : South Face (5.11- R)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: This thing is totally rad! The 1/4 inch Kamps bolts on the business pitch have all been replaced with nice drilled angles or solid bolts, however the anchor could maybe use another drilled angle or modern bolt to replace the rusty 3/8" bolt with recalled leeper hanger, also some chain. I found a light blue metolius (roughly gold camalot size) fit quite well in a little pod higher up, but the climbing is pretty mellow by that point anyway; the only other piece I placed was a small nut i... more >>


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