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On the way out to an early season bouldering session at Big Choss


Member Since: Dec 4, 2006
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Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Grassi Lakes

North America : Canada : ... : Bow Valley

Dec 4, 2006

Bow Valley

North America : Canada : Alberta

Dec 4, 2006

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Looking up at the Meathooks area

Looking up at the Meathooks area

North America : Canada : ... : Grassi Lakes

Dec 4, 2006

Pulling the crux of Bold New Plan, 11a, Grassi Lakes, AB

Pulling the crux of Bold New Plan, 11a, Grassi Lakes, AB

Sandro : Photos from my stomping gro...

Dec 4, 2006

On the way out to an early season bouldering session at Big Choss

On the way out to an early season bouldering session at Big Choss

Sandro : Photos from my stomping gro...

Dec 4, 2006

Looking up at the 5.8 corner variation to the Windtower, NE ridge 4p (2000 ft) III

Looking up at the 5.8 corner variation to the Windtower, NE ridge 4p (2000 ft) III

Sandro : Photos from my stomping gro...

Dec 4, 2006

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Sandro When: Dec 4, 2006

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Comments: This was my 1st long route at Red Rock and I was sorely disappointed by it. I cannot understand why it so popular. I found the bolts to be often unnecessary and placed in such a way as to disrupt the flow of the climb. I often found myself wondering why a belay station had been placed where it was when there was a perfectly good ledge within eyesight. I also felt that the 8+ rating was pretty soft. That said, the upper pitches were spectacular and I'm glad to have climbed it, but there are soo m... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : Black Dagger (5.7+ PG13)
By: Sandro When: Dec 4, 2006

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Comments: I thought this was a classic route for two reasons: first because the third pitch corner is such a prominent feature, visible from across the canyon, and second because it was put up in a traditional style without any bolts.

Personally, I thought the runout section was on the second pitch right off the belay when you have to make delicate moves on marginal gear. I took a standard rack with double 1 and 2 BD's, plus a 4. There was never any time on the corner pitch where I had to run out my gea... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Sunnyside Crags : Van Allen Belt (5.7 R)
By: Sandro When: Dec 4, 2006

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Comments: This is a great route with wild exposure for its grade


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Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Heresy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers

Penny Lane 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

North America : Canada : ... : Penny Lane

Outer Space 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Snow Creek Wall

Dark Shadows 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NV : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Black Dagger 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

NV : Red Rock : ... : Brownstone Wall

Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Frigid Air Buttress

Mister Masters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunnyside Crags

Cold September Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunnyside Crags

Quarryman 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North America : Canada : ... : Penny Lane

Mosquito 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North America : Canada : ... : Wall Area

Phlegmish Dance 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North America : Canada : ... : Wall Area

Rainy Day Dream Away 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

North America : Canada : ... : Campground Wall

Phoenix 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

OR : Smith Rock : Phoenix

Barbecue The Pope 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers

Frogland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak

Ginger Cracks 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Ginger Buttress

Magellanic Cloud 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunnyside Crags

Black Orpheus 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Orpheus Amphitheater

Zebra Direct 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall

Gumby 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall

Van Allen Belt 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunnyside Crags

Sand Felipe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak

Toe Jam 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - East Face

Slot Machine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

North America : Canada : ... : Bulletheads South

Flying Circus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

North America : Canada : ... : Neat and Cool

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