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Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Hippie Vest (5.9)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: The bolts are good. If you think I don't test the rock before drilling you're out of your mind.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Strategic Arms Wall : SALT (5.10+)
By: Michael Kimm When: May 10, 2014

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Comments: Okay, so I finally got around to going back up to suss the damage... SALT seems completely intact to me, still sitting at a comfortable 10+. Tons of chalk on it too; someone (or many someones) have given it a good many gos it seems. Feels more solid than the first ascent too.. cleaning up well!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Tales from the Gripped (5.11b)
By: Michael Kimm When: May 6, 2014

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Comments: A step up from Delicate Sound of Thunder. Pitch 1 is an intense slab crux if you're short, and pitch three is delicate and committing above the questionable hardware.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Iron Man Wall
By: Michael Kimm When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Summer of 2008.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain - East : Dog Police (5.10c)
By: Michael Kimm When: Mar 15, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful route. I found it really chill at the grade, but I have really small hands and fingers. A pain to get to, but well worth it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Sunnyside Crags : Mercedes (5.11-)
By: Michael Kimm When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: There are two different nut options low, both completely bomber placements. Large tricams, or either a #.75 or #2 Camalot can fit in the pocket section, so there are two very good pieces before the first bolt. No R rating here! If you're leading the grade, jump on it! The climb is excellent!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Unknown Corner (5.10-)
By: Michael Kimm When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Dave Burns informed me yesterday that this route saw a first ascent probably 20 years ago, but couldn't remember the original name or first ascentionist. I've updated the route accordingly.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Semantics (AKA Some Antics) (5.11-)
By: Michael Kimm When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Saw a second ascent 2/17/14. Nice job Bob!
Bob told me he though the route was solid 5.11. I don't know if I agree with him, but there it is. A second opinion for anyone that wants it. Still a very worthwhile and varied climb!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Chocolate flakes (5.10d)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: I took a single rack to 3", doubles of .75 and 1 Camalots, full set of nuts and my C3s. Was happy to have all of it, but you won't need anything bigger than that. I think we only placed the #3 once, on pitch 2.
The bottom two anchors could use some love: From what I remember the top of the first pitch the nuts, bolt ends, and chains are all rusty. One newer bolt and hanger, one older 3/8" with a homemade hanger. Second pitch are two completely rusted homemade hangers on bolts probably 20+ ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Chocolate flakes (5.10d)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 20, 2014

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Comments: Cartwright pitches aren't the most horrid climbing ever, but they're below average in their own right. The first pitch of Chocolate Flakes? Stellar. Really great moves on bomber stone and quality gear. Similar feel as pitch 4 of Nightcrawler. Pitch four has a very interesting section around an offwidth/squeeze and is a heady lead. If only you could do the route without the damn approach pitches...


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Fixx Cliff : Free Base (5.12a)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: Hard at 11+, at least for shorty me. A hard sequence off of a hand jam leads to a no hands rest, then three bolts of ever steepening pump.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Fixx Cliff : Snow Blind (5.11c)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: The gear is pretty dang good up to the bolt. The head game comes post-crux. Cool, steep face route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Fixx Cliff : The Whiff (5.10a)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 12, 2014

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Comments: The pro isn't bad. Black Alien or equivalent is helpful early on.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Trust Me, I Lie (5.10a)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 10, 2014

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Comments: bcf, I'll agree; it's a pretty spicy slab at 10a. That being said, it's about a million times easier and not nearly as scary as the Sumo Greatness slab at children's crag, put up in 1982 by Paul and Sal. 5.9+ they say. Likely an on-purpose sandbag to mess with John Long, who put up a 10b slab right next to it the year before. The 9+ is significantly harder than that one too, and much scarier.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : The A Crack (5.9)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 4, 2014

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Comments: Rock quality gets worse the higher you get on this one. Sugar cookie sandstone for hands and feet at the crux, both inside and outside the crack. Too bad, as the first 60 feet or so are very pleasant.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Xyphoid Fever (5.10)
By: Michael Kimm When: Jan 4, 2014

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Comments: I'll say, if you're short, or climb short, you definitely have to have some offwidth technique, both to enter and to pull around the roof. I needed to anyway; no crimps only for me!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Monument : Cornucopia (5.10 PG13)
By: Michael Kimm When: Dec 31, 2013

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Comments: Lee Vogel and I enjoyed this route quite a bit. A bit of questionable rock on the first two pitches, but overall solid with a sustained crux section on pitch 2 and an interesting start to pitch 4 (pitch 5 in Jerry's book). A worthwhile path to the top of The Monument.
Contrary to the guidebook, there are no rappels on the descent.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag
By: Michael Kimm When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: Glad you guys enjoyed your time here!
I have toproped the arete off of the Conquistador anchor, and it clocks in at 10+/11a. There is definitely some less than stellar rock on that one, but with some cleaning could be a lot of fun, albeit short.
There's also some good potential on the opposite side of the formation from the established routes, as well as there on the south face. They'd likely all be 5.9 and under. I've heard mention that there are a couple folks that would like to develop that s... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag : Meerkat Manor (5.7)
By: Michael Kimm When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: This is the route I followed to gain the summit when I developed the rest of Civ. Was done at least once before too; the line originally led up to a ratty and tattered anchor with a couple old SMC hangered bolts on the very top of the feature.
A fun little line.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Lunatic (5.11b) : Photo
By: Michael Kimm When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: Yes. The Fringe is EXACTLY like the gym. No Doubt.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Open Project (5.13)
By: Michael Kimm When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: You can see part of the line in the photos of Ocean on Grizzly. I'll try to get a better shot of it next time I'm up there, especially if I decide to aid my way through the crux again.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Plan F (5.11-)
By: Michael Kimm When: Feb 8, 2013

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Comments: Looked at the line for several seasons. Even started up it with the intent of doing the whole thing, only to feel lousy and bail into Ragged Edges. Not last weekend though: got on it, sent, and loved it. By the by, if you never go over there to the first bolt, you'll never know why it's called 'Plan F'...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe
By: Michael Kimm When: May 17, 2012

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Comments: I finally buckled under the pressure; enough people kept pestering me, so I figured I'd put em all up there. Remember, I haven't finished cleaning them yet. There will be some chossy rock. Some footholds will no doubt break. But it's a cool place, and the people I've taken up there have loved it. Go and enjoy!


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag : Evil Empire (5.11)
By: Michael Kimm When: Feb 29, 2012

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Comments: I did Killis. Just a couple weeks ago, took some friends from out of town over there in the middle of our little warm spell. It's too bad that it can't go on for like thirty more feet. Damn that guy who put the anchor so low.. =D.

Again, nice lead. Glad I didn't bolt it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout
By: Michael Kimm When: Oct 11, 2011

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Comments: You found Rescue Wall. Info is in both the Brock and Handren guides.


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