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


Member Since: Dec 4, 2006
Last Visit: Dec 13, 2006
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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