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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Snake Dike (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: The foreshortening of the lower half due to the camera perspective (satellite) on this is very dramatic. Check out how it looks as viewed from Glacier Point


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Trophy Wall : Trophy Crack (5.10- V0-1)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: Great practice for the start of Generator Crack in Yosemite.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : East Side : Aries Butte : Led by Sheep (5.6)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Four star views. Two star climbing. Five stars for whoever left a PBR in the summit register.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Big Bad Wolf (5.9)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: You and your crew will feel super boss when you do the WALK OFF instead of rapping the route on top of ascending parties.




Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Western Spaces Wall : Tranquility Base (5.10c R)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: Nice adventure guys. Good on ya! Looking forward to stories


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : The Triad : Vegabondage (5.11a) : Photo
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: Very crunchy. Some unique movement though


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Blood Wall : OW Negative (5.9 C2+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: The pitch two roof can be freed at 5.10. It might feel harder depending on your body size and ability to negotiate wide cracks, but the climbing is all there. Some soft rock exists but the crack is solid and takes good gear. Fun route gentlemen!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Alternative Crag : Offwidth aka Desert-erada (V2)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Apr 4, 2014

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Comments: It's by the base of the hillside near the spring. Ground level more or less. In the bouldering guide the area is known as the Ash Creek Spring boulders.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12-) : Photo
By: Matt Kuehl When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: It was hot as hell in that puff


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : The Schoolyard : Honcho Imposter (5.10)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Finally got around to climbing this one! Hats off to the FA party for getting it done. I really enjoyed this pitch.

It's just too bad it's a pain to get to, and get off of this climb. We opted for a different approach that scrabbled through a series of sandy chimneys and navigated through bushes. We had to rope up eventually but the climbing was easy, albeit loose. It worked to get us to the base. Can't say this approach was better than the other, but it worked. After topping out the climb t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : No Laughing Matter (5.10-)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: Good movesÂ… but overall the route's quality is really lessened due to the detached nature of the entire crux section and more. Worth climbing but use caution.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Trophy Wall : Trophy Crack (5.10- V0-1)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: If you can find the Trophy Wall this thing is really not hard to find. But details added...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Strategic Arms Wall : Strategic Arms (5.12a)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: Great climb. Leave the #6's at home and beware of birds!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Strategic Arms Wall : SALT (5.10+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Oct 9, 2013

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Comments: Cool positioning with some good moves... but lots of very breakable holds, most of which are crucial to the route. Might get better with time, but there is still a lot of crunch left


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Burlap Buttress : Arch Rival (5.11d)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: I posted this up as a sort of "heads up" to those intrigued by the arch like I was. It's a cool pitch that just needs a little anchor update. Good climbing, just not an ideal finish in its current state.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Burlap Buttress : Arch Rival (5.11d)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: When I climbed this (a few months ago) there were two ancient fixed nuts and a bolt for the intermediate anchor. When I lowered to the ground the nuts blew the rock out and only the bolt remained in the stone. This bad rock is why I wouldn't recommend going any further than the bolt... Sure glad that bolt was there though!


Location: Profile Photos : Photo
By: Matt Kuehl When: Aug 17, 2013

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Comments: Zion, Utah.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Mall
By: Matt Kuehl When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: Not a bad idea. You should write the Red Rock admin (Scary Larry De) and suggest the name change. I agree it's a little confusing.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Allen's Ridge Area : Trench Warfare (5.12+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Mar 5, 2013

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Comments: It's been sent as a freesolo, but it's certainly not a boulder problem. Pads and spotters would not be legitimate protection. The ground is briefly near but is more or less just a small precarious dirty ledge, not a landing surface. All the rest is jagged rocks. Probably best to rope up unless you got some super honed OW skills.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Mall
By: Matt Kuehl When: Feb 26, 2013

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Comments: These routes are already posted on MP under the area The Playground


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Wall of Confusion : Resin Rose (5.11d)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Feb 26, 2013

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Comments: This route is actually pretty sweet even with all the petrified bird shit. Not a classic, but a damn fun OW section with pretty engaging climbing throughout. I brought big gear, placed it, and would do the same again.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Bus Stops Here (5.8-)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: Good climb (follow) for those new to chimneys. Kinda run out for a lead, but it'd be pretty hard to fall. Fun top out on the pillar then rap off good bolts with two 60's to the ground


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Stick Gully : Stick Right (5.9)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Dec 24, 2012

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Comments: This route is 90' so a single 60m is plenty.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Broken Tooth : Dentist Chair (5.11+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Dec 13, 2012

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Comments: Falling onto any gear before the flare/squeeze would not be good, the large flake/crack you climb flexes significantly. As for the rest of the route, it's excellent rock up a very challenging offwidth. Recommended to save a #3 or #4 for the top portion of this climb.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Sport Wanker Extraordinaire (5.11+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: I think you gotta send before you can downgrade my friend!


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