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Location: NV : Keyhole Canyon
By: Thomas Beck When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Dan Briley's un-edited private message to me:

The following message was sent from Mountain Project user DesertDan to Thomas Beck using the MP "Contact User" feature.
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Hello Thomas!

It's been awhile since we last spoke and I hope all is well with you.

Russ said he recently met with you to discuss new bolts showing up at Keyhole and I also saw that you posted bolts missing on White Dream Slab. Bolt removal is part of the continuing effort to clean up Keyhole. Please k... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon
By: Thomas Beck When: Oct 7, 2015

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Comments: Catlin,

Camping is where you pull off the road and park to take the approach trails up to the crags. No water there though there is a spring nearby.

A Prius...maybe....if you drove slowly and carefully once the road got a bit rougher. I haven't been there in 2 years. A lot depends on the recent rainfall in the area. In any case there are places to dry camp before the trailhead.

Lime Kiln is about 4000 ft and Mesquite is actually lower elevation than Las Vegas


Location: NV : Keyhole Canyon : White Dream : Cryin' on the Corner (5.8- PG13)
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: I'm told as of May 2015 Dan Briley (aka Desert Dan) has removed the lead bolts and first pitch belay anchor of Cryin' on the Corner.


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : Universal Wall : Sesame Street : Ernie Steps Out (5.7+)
By: Thomas Beck When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: This route has gotten a little harder and a little more committing as some of the edges on the face below the "step out" have been broken back.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 18, 2015

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Comments: Manderson,

Some info resides on Summit Post and on climbing.com site but the pictures are generally not good. It's kind of warm to go there now. Better early spring and fall place.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 31, 2015

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Comments: I'll get up there 2015 and try for a photo not so washed out. Sacred Trust is left. Grail on right


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: 1 and 1/2 pitches I led the right-most one..about 5.9. Walked off up and right then down-climb on fairly easy ground to the base.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: As I remember the gravel/graded road in is OK with a 2WD vehicle till you get to the watering troughs. Then the road steepens and recent rains may have changed it's character. I'd be cautious in last 2 miles.


Location: General Climbing : If I bolted any of this wou... : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Nov 26, 2014

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Comments: Oh Boy! This is gonna take a lot of cleaning...careful cleaning if you don't want to be accused of "chipping". I'd load up with some longer bolts too - longer than the area standard cause you are going to find some voids (air pockets) in the rock


Location: General Climbing : If I bolted any of this wou... : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Nov 26, 2014

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Comments: Can't tell from your angle but maybe a fun short mixed thin ice climb. I'd almost say you could protect this with cams. Right side face is likely not worth the efforts to clean


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Dusy Dome : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: I know...we were confused also by the "Huge"


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Guilty!....So Guilty!
Guilty!....So Guilty!



You are so busted whoever left this. LOL.....:o)


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Amusement Park
By: Thomas Beck When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: I'd generally agree with Mostafa. Though I broke a hold off a couple days ago, it makes the move on that route only very slightly harder. I think 3rd line from the left. Overall rock quality seems about same as Hamlet. Easy to set top ropes on if you are not comfortable leading

The rightmost routes have a more difficult slabby start and lichen still abounds. I was surprised to see evidence of what looks like chipping on one of the right-side routes...????

Placements look OK. Thanks for u... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cowlick Crag : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Yep, Flying Chuckwalla


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Trapper Springs Campground is now $25 per night and $5 additional fee for one extra vehicle. The pit toilets were pretty foul during the time we were there.

We were climbing at Courtright from August 9th through August 28th. No mosquitoes, no bears. I did see old bear sign around the berry patches at Dusy Dome. Saw one doe on the east face of Power Dome but maybe because it was bow hunting season the deer were making themselves scarce.

While you can't camp at the geological area at Power... more >>


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : Right Side Area of East Fac... : Mambo Number 5 (5.8)
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Need a single rack of small cams from blue alien to orange TCU and a set of brass nuts, 4 long slings and 5 draws. Belay Bolts set at 35m. Mambo could have a potential second pitch mostly on gear up a left facing corner.


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : 64th Birthday Area on SE fa...
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: The 64th Birthday area was named to commemorate Julie Brenner's 64th birthday; Aug 15th. The climbs were done over a 4 day period staring Aug 13th, 2013


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : Courtright Reservoir : Punk Rock : 64th Birthday Area on SE fa... : ... : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: In the enlarged photo you can see the bolts as points of reflection


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Early Bird Crag : Rib Cage (5.5)
By: Thomas Beck When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: 6/20/2013....After a steeper in the sun approach, found this arete route in morning shade but slightly dirty and with some moss. Pulled off a couple small stones.


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Left Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Killis has his photo referring to a route on the left side. The yellow line is 4 bolts to rap rings


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: "The On Ramp"


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Photo
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: I believe that is called "The On Ramp". Hand drilled and bolted ground up on site back in 1997


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Right Wall : Mary Weeks Arete (5.6)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: You used to traverse right onto the arete. Someone removed the start 2 bolts forcing you to climb choss to get to the first protected moves. 4 bolts to chains now as I remember


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Left Wall : unknown (5.8)
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Referring to the picture and not the route...Now that you mention it Killis, I believe we tried for another line and forgot about finishing it...oops!

go finish first pitch to the left of the established route and maybe there is a continuation...open project.

We started to push for a second pitch to that "unknown" route also. Welcome to jump on...just install good bolts OK?

The route refereed on the page is on the right side of the Imagination Wall and has 4 bolts to rap rings


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : USS Crag
By: Thomas Beck When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: Not sure the existing routes justify the approach. Soft poor quality sandstone is what we found. Did see some potential moderate terrain on better and sounder rock on the way out. Definitely bring 3 or 4 over the shoulder runners for these routes in addition to draws. This face is all day exposed to sun.


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