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Location: Nevada : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Labyrinth Wall
By: alpinglow When: Mar 25, 2012

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Comments: Adventures like these take a great hit when everything gets bolted. Sure more people climb them. But a solid portion of the remoteness that atracts them is removed from the equation.

I've not climbed here yet. I was browsing this area on MP, and happened apon this discussion.

I do live in Vegas, and I do appreciate the difference between a Jay Smith bolt and a Yaniro pocket.

Realistically, Vegas is crazy.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower Summit : The Warrior (5.11a)
By: alpinglow When: Aug 4, 2008

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Comments: Rob and Pat Dezonia established this route

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall : Spectrum (5.11a)
By: alpinglow When: Dec 17, 2007

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Comments: I thought this route was a pile.

THe roof at the end reminded me of Vertigo in Eldo.


Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : Field's Chimney (WI5 M6+)
By: alpinglow When: Aug 22, 2007

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Comments: Fun climbing everytime I've been up there.

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Bear Lake Trailheads : Odessa Gorge : ... : Hot Doggie (WI5)
By: alpinglow When: Aug 17, 2007

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Comments: Cordes and I climbed this winter '03? Best single pitch in the park?

Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Regular Northwest Face of H... (5.9 C1)
By: alpinglow When: Jul 16, 2007

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Comments: This is one of finest routes I have ever climbed.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : The Obelisk (5.11-)
By: alpinglow When: May 16, 2007

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Comments: Loved this route. Climbed with standard rack to old #3 Camalot, and one old 4.5 Camalot.

If I went back, I would climb it with no wide gear, as the crack on the inside would suffice if you were in send mode.

I found the OW to be pretty tame with a knee bar. More like 10-?????


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : The Nose (5.9 C2)
By: alpinglow When: May 14, 2007

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Comments: Climbed it 9 years ago...great adventure. Do whatever you need to to climb this route. Few, if any, better

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge
By: alpinglow When: Mar 14, 2007

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Comments: I just took my first trip here. I wanted to praise Marty Lewis for releasing a superb guide (imho). I found it very clear, concise, and ontop of the area.

I consider myself a climbing geek, and fairly well-travelled. This guide was probably one of the better organised guides I have ever used, and well worth the money.

Nice job sir.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Yin and Yang (5.11a)
By: alpinglow When: Mar 4, 2007

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Comments: Waaaaaaaay out of character to call this 10d...especially in Red Rocks. I was told it was 11c and didn't argue after I had climbed it?

So call it 5.11 and have a great time on it, fun route!

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10b R)
By: alpinglow When: Dec 30, 2006

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Comments: placed old gold #2 camalot before moving right to 1st bolt. seemed solid?

fun line, more than 3 stars, imho.

Location: Nevada : Mount Charleston : Mount Charleston Ice : Echo Falls Area : Vegas Hose Monster (WI5)
By: alpinglow When: Dec 5, 2006

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Comments: FYI- This is glory conditions, not current.

Yeah, Ry, come on down and show me how its done Playboy! You can sleep with my basset hounds

Location: Nevada : Mount Charleston : Mount Charleston Ice : Echo Falls Area : Vegas Hose Monster (WI5)
By: alpinglow When: Dec 1, 2006

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Comments: That photo is the best internet porn I've seen in a looooooooooooong time.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Frigid Air Buttress : Frigid Air Buttress (5.9+)
By: alpinglow When: Nov 27, 2006

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Comments: Aged with grace...proudest comment ever. Congrats to all of us for not roughing her up.

Climbed this today in 5 stretchers, no simul climbing. Rack standard with extra 2 and 3 old BD cam, no 4.

Rappelled Hot point not Burlesque.

Wonderful outing...full value for the grade. Tone down Steck/Salathe and morph it with East Butt of Middle Cathedral was my thought as I climbed.

Superb route. Kudos to FA team.

Location: Nevada : Mount Charleston : The Hood : The Compton Cave
By: alpinglow When: Sep 17, 2006

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Comments: equipped almost certainly means "chipped" around these parts.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Necromancer Wall : Sensuous Mortician (5.9)
By: alpinglow When: Sep 3, 2006

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Comments: SPECTACULAR!!!!

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Resolution Arete (5.10 A1)
By: alpinglow When: Mar 31, 2006

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Comments: I vastly underestimated the hike off. My suggestion for a rack.

Single Tiny cams, doubles from older version BD .5 to 3, one old 4 camalot. I placed no stoppers, but that doesn't mean squat.

Good times...US classic, imho.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Blood Feud (5.12d)
By: alpinglow When: Sep 1, 2005

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Comments: Hate to say it ....but Blood Gauge looks good...

Location: Colorado : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : North Chasm View Wall : The Hallucinogen Wall (5.10 A3+ R)
By: alpinglow When: Apr 26, 2005

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Comments: Cheers Alan,

Nice send. A buddy and I put a watchless push on this back in college, in our assumption, just a touch past 24.

Haven't heard of anyone else doing it in a day, but these days there are too many hard dudes to say.

Again, nice send.

Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond
By: alpinglow When: Oct 5, 2004

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Comments: Curious if anyone has climbed the Enos Mills wall in the last decade? Didn't Ken Sauls and Johny Allen climb it last winter?

Do you still need iron for the top? Isn't there a bivi ledge on it?

Can consult my guidebook, just thought maybe someone had some first hand beta.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Ypsilon Mountain : Blitzen Ridge (5.4)
By: alpinglow When: Jul 6, 2004

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Comments: Just climbed this for the first time a few days ago, hopefully won't be the last. What a wonderful day. All of the above comments are true.

That ridge just didn't stop. Great vistas of the Y couloir, and that big cornice!

A great alpine outing in RMNP with all the fixins.

Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Sentinel Spire : Fast Draw (5.10)
By: alpinglow When: Apr 5, 2004

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Comments: Nice that you could give this route a grade while "on rappel". While the bolts do seem extraneous (sp?,sry) with modern gear, maybe you should just give Layton a little jingle on the phone and tell him how light he is. Different eras, different tactics.

A fun climb, not overly classic, but a cool summit. Have done it both ways on first pitch, prefer to traverse left.

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : Secret Probation (WI5 M6)
By: alpinglow When: Jan 31, 2004

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Comments: Craig's day has a good bit of driving in it too, doesn't he live in FC?

Location: Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : Blue Mesa (near Gunnison)
By: alpinglow When: Jan 20, 2004

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Comments: If you drive just a bit past the private property you come to a drainage that meets the highway. I have hiked this all the way to Curecanti Needle. Some crags back there, public access to the ice, and a long slog to Curecanti.

Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : Twin Owls : The Cavity (5.9 C3+)
By: alpinglow When: Jan 1, 2004

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Comments: Clean? WOW, nice work Senor Paco.

You haul a crash pad up there?

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