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Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : The Triad : Vegabondage (5.11a)
By: Matt Kuehl When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: Vegabondage lives on a white wall just around the corner at the Triad. It is the not-so-splitter finger crack going up the featured wall. The crack has occasionally good jams but the rock is flakey and soft and if you weigh more than a mouse you'll probably break something off. In a way, it is a fun top rope… but not obvious to set up. I suspect this route has never been lead, and if so, it was likely bold and probably not a great idea.


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 moves… 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: Matt Kuehl : 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!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Bro's Before Holes (5.10c)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Nov 14, 2012

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Comments: There is a very hollow hour-glass feature near the top of this climb (after the wideness) that could easily be ripped off. Heads up!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Slot Club Wall
By: Matt Kuehl When: Nov 14, 2012

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Comments: A two bolt anchor has appeared mid-way on The Closet and is accesiable for the left finish of Pinball Crack, making this the easiest method of descent for these two climbs.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Slot Club Wall : Pinball Crack (5.9+)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Nov 14, 2012

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Comments: I think it should be noted that there is a detached block with a bunch of choss that sits above the roof on this climb. It is hard to avoid and if provoked could be disastrous. I went left to the bolted anchor and wished I had a #6 with me to protect the traverse after the looseness. That being said this is a really fun and varied pitch that is worth the hike.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : The Walker Spur (5.10b/c R) : Photo
By: Matt Kuehl When: Oct 18, 2012

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Comments: Gonna have to call out the obvious back clip on this one...


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Sheep Skull Crags : Intestinal Flu (5.8)
By: Matt Kuehl When: Oct 4, 2012

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Comments: To me the line seemed to climb/squeeze under both chockstones, eventually exiting the bat cave into the wide crack. The second chockstone is a lot longer and is the tightest, darkest, sandiest tunnel I've done in RR... classic!. Not for the claustrophobic/overweight. The tat anchors on top are total garbage so I'd recommend venturing a little further up and trending right to find a bolted anchor. We rapped here with two 60m's.


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