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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > White Rock Spring > Angel Food Wall > ... > Photo
By: Charles Konopa When: Apr 29, 2010

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Comments: I climbed this 2 weeks ago. I put a cam in a pocket which is probably the same as the piece in this picture coming out of the ceiling on the left.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Redrum > Redrum (5.10c)
By: Charles Konopa When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: After climbing at Glass Ocean, we wandered over and started playing on this route (the first bolt can barely be clipped from the ground). It took team effort, but was a lot of fun. We reluctantly rapped off a single carabiner around old slings at the anchors (chains would be nice here) and then later heard that there is a walk off...oops.

Location: North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > ... > Estrellita (5.10d)
By: Charles Konopa When: Dec 19, 2007

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Comments: My hands were raw from climbing Dope Ninja yesterday, so we thought that we would do just the first few pitches and call it a day. We left Posadas at noon or so. Part way up it was only 2pm, so we decided to do the whole thing. I struggled on Dope Ninja, but did fine on this climb; and my hands enjoyed the fact that the rock was not nearly as sharp. I thought I would add a little to the description above:

This climb is to the right of Rat Bastard, which you can identify by the cold shut anc... more >>

Location: North America > Canada > Alberta > Banff National Park > Lake Louise > The Back of The Lake
By: Charles Konopa When: Aug 20, 2007

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Comments: We climbed here on a weekend in July 2007. Easy access, easy to find the main climbing walls. There were plenty of friendly climbers to chat with about which routes to do. We mostly did sport routes, but did do one trad route and two 2-pitch sport routes. We had a 60m rope, but some routes could use a 70m or 80m rope, but usually had a mid rap station somewhere on the wall.

This is a very scenic place to climb. There are easy routes to warm up on, and challenging routes that take some fi... more >>

Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... > Cleopatra's Needle > East Comfort Route (5.4)
By: Charles Konopa When: Aug 19, 2007

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Comments: We climbed this route Friday morning Aug 17th. We couldn't get the nut out, so we just clipped it on our way by. Both of us were newbies to the tower (and didn't know about the wobbly block at the top). It gave us a pretty good spook. We didn't like the small size of the bolt, so we simul rapped off the block with the rope going thru the rap ring and a notch in the summit block. The wobble just added to the fun morning.

Location: Asia > Thailand > South - Islands & Beaches > Laem Phra Nang (Railay & To... > Railay East > ... > We Sad (5.10c)
By: Charles Konopa When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: As each person in our group climbed this route, we noticed the edge of the water getting closer, so we kept moving the rope bag up the beach. At high tide, the belayer would be knee deep.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Barker Dam Area > Hunk Rock > Hunk Rock - West Face > Paint and Body (5.4)
By: Charles Konopa When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: Plenty of places to place gear on the first half of the route, less on the upper half but still enough places to protect. Good climb for a beginning leader. We found two places to rappel down from.

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Hidden Valley Campground > The Wall > The Wall - Left Side > Two Scoops Please (5.10d R)
By: Charles Konopa When: Mar 9, 2007

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Comments: We led up the 5.8 Hands Off to the right, then set up an anchor and toproped this climb. Some wild stemming left me wondering how I could stay on the wall. My palms were tender afterwards.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > JHCOB Wall > Second East Face (5.7)
By: Charles Konopa When: Jul 3, 2006

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Comments: The middle of the 3 pitches was fantastic! Since it was only my second trad lead of the summer, I zippered it up for practice and fun. I used as small as a #00 Metolius cam to a #9 Metolius cam. Plus from #5 to #12 stopper, all on just the middle pitch...such variety; I had a splendid day.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Challenge Buttress > North and West Faces > Flamin' Freddie (5.9 R)
By: Charles Konopa When: May 20, 2006

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Comments: While waiting for Hollow Man to open up, we set up a toprope on this climb since we didn't have any trad gear, and we weren't up to the R rating. If I were to trad climb this route I'd bring a double set of micro nuts.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > Hellgate Cliffs > Tower One > Little Hellion (5.9)
By: Charles Konopa When: Sep 12, 2005

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Comments: Use at least a 60m rope. If your belayer stands high in the gully and you lower to high in the gully, a 60m rope just barely make it. Still, make sure your belayer ties into the end of the rope for safety. This will help you avoid a 10-15 foot fall into the talus, scrapes and bruises.

Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall
By: Charles Konopa When: Aug 23, 2004

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Comments: This wall offers great climbing. I belive the ramp is also called Collins Highway. At the ledge, there is a rappel anchor at the tree, with a second rappel anchor part way down. Only one 60m rope is needed.

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