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All 524 | Routes 7 | Areas 2 | Approach Trails | Photos 102 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 30 | Posts 286 | Stars 87 | Ratings 9
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Location: Alaska > Anchorage & South Central A... > Anchorage & South Central I... > Eklutna Canyon > Unknown 1 (M5-6)
By: clint helander When: Dec 12, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the photo Dylan Van Rozeboom! Very helpful!

Matt, I'm not the one who put in half the effort to add this route to Mountain Project. Come on, bud!


Location: Alaska > Anchorage & South Central A... > Anchorage & South Central I... > Eklutna Canyon > Unknown 1 (M5-6)
By: clint helander When: Dec 3, 2017

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Comments: If you're going to add a route to Mountain Project, please take the time to add a picture.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Pine Creek Canyon > Eagles Nest > Bromancing The Stone (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: why does this route only have 2 stars? It looks rad!


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Juniper Canyon > The Rainbow Wall > ... > Photo
By: clint helander When: May 13, 2016

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Comments: God damn that is such a great route. Nice pic!


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Ruth Gorge > Mt. Huntington > ... > Photo
By: clint helander When: Jan 28, 2016

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Comments: Not to say that this approach doesn't work, but the traditional approach is well to the left, almost to the face. It goes up a steep, but much safer weakness in the glacier that is free of any serac fall hazard.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Pine Creek Canyon > Challenger Wall > Voyager (5.11b)
By: clint helander When: Nov 13, 2015

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Comments: incredible route. got the onsight on the second and third pitches! Needs another set of bolted anchors and another set of rappel anchors to get to the ground. the bush you rap off in the Deep Space slot sucks and is right above a rope eating crack. Pull your ropes way to the left (near challenger) to reduce risk of rope getting stuck. This definitely doesn't get climbed all that often as seen by the lack of chalk and small bits of loose rock on the second pitch traverse.


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Icicle Creek > Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - ... > Warrior Wall > The Warrior (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: yeah there are some chains that allows for two rappels with a single 60m rope. A 70 makes it back to the ground in one rappel.


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Icicle Creek > Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - ... > Warrior Wall > The Warrior (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Single set to #3 is fine, with doubles in .75-3. A .75 protects the last move just fine without having to haul a #4 up there. Bring a set of nuts, there are bomber nut placements, too. Great route!


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Peshastin Pinnacles State P... > Grand Central Tower > Grand Central Tower-Southea... > Lightning Crack (5.9)
By: clint helander When: Sep 7, 2015

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Comments: Save yourself the trouble and just throw sand in your face, then drive back to Leavenworth. Low quality sand stone. We were "one and done" after that. Really gritty and forgettable.


Location: Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Tumwater Canyon > Lower Castle Rock > Brass Balls (5.10b)
By: clint helander When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: excellent. aaaaaaalmost took a huge whip


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Mt Hunter > Deprivation (AI6 M6 R)
By: clint helander When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: great description!!!!!


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall > Rock Warrior (5.10b R)
By: clint helander When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: Rock Warrior was on my list for years. Finally climbed it in January 2015 and lead every pitch while my special lady friend followed. We climbed all six pitches (the last one was not really worth it). Plenty of pro if you know how to look for it. Now just need to man up for Sandstone Samurai!

Way more of an adventure than the bolt ladder of a route known as Prince of Darkness.


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Willow Spring > Lost Creek Lower Tier > The Threat (5.10d)
By: clint helander When: Jan 26, 2015

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Comments: fuck that start


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall > Sandstone Samurai (5.11a X)
By: clint helander When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Great story Tim. I've been slowly working my way left on the Black Velvet Wall during yearly trips to Red Rock. Last time we were there, we debated between Rock Warrior or Fiddler. We ended up climbing Fiddler, which was great. All the while teams were having their epics on Prince of Darkness. Can't wait to skip by that one and hit up Rock Warrior and one day...one day...SANDSTONE SAMURAI! Amazing looking blank wall. Wow.


Location: Alaska > Anchorage & South Central A... > Hatcher Pass > Archangel Valley Sport and ... > The Monolith > Photo
By: clint helander When: Oct 2, 2014

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Comments: my favorite route on Monolith!


Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall > Fiddler on the Roof (5.10+)
By: clint helander When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: Finally worked up the stones to climb this thing a few days back. An absolutely wonderful route with tons of exposure, holds just where you need them, and ample protection when needed.

My buddy took the dreaded whip while seconding the roof pitch and was left dangling in space. Frazzled, but cool, he then onsighted the crux pitch moments afterwards. I couldn't help laughing while he prussiked up the rope, cursing himself.

Good times, hell of a route. Definitely a different kind of route from... more >>


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Ruth Gorge > The Stump > Goldfinger (5.11a)
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Great description! Chock full of tons of useful information. Congrats on your determination to get up such a fine route in an inexplicable setting!


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Mt Hunter > The Moonflower Buttress (Bi... (5.8 WI6 M6 A2)
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Joe, it was enjoyable to write.

In looking at pictures of the route over the years, it is shocking to see how much the ice apron at the start has disintegrated. This year it was almost impassable. We opted for the Mugs start and found it significantly quicker. If it keeps falling apart at this rate, the original start will be virtually gone in a matter of years.

We were incredibly fortunate with the weather. It was very warm during our ascent. We went crazy light, bringing only puff pan... more >>


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Mt Hunter > Photo
By: clint helander When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Nice bulge, Carl.


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Mt Hunter > The Moonflower Buttress (Bi... (5.8 WI6 M6 A2) > Photo
By: clint helander When: Dec 7, 2013

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Comments: No sir it does not


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Purcell Mountains > ... > McTech Arete (5.10-)
By: clint helander When: Dec 5, 2013

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Comments: great page! One suggestion: the FA was Pat McNerthney, not Pat McNurty.

Love the Bugs!!!!!


Location: North America > Canada > Alberta > South Ghost > Devil's Gap > ... > Rainbow Serpent (WI6)
By: clint helander When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: absolutely incredible route in a stunning setting. The Recital Hall is a completely unique place and the Serpent is what ice dreams are made of!


Location: Alaska > Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... > Denali National Park > Mt Hunter > Mt Hunter West Ridge via No... (WI3)
By: clint helander When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: In my honest opinion, and the opinion of many other Alaskan alpinists...the NW Basin variation is not only dangerous, but misses all of the quality climbing on the West Ridge.

Not only is it avalanche prone from slopes, but it is heavily serac-laden from above.

The complete west ridge is classic and the rock band is not bad at all.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Greg Sievers > ALASKA > Photo
By: clint helander When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: I think that may be Kahiltna Queen on the right with the cornice features in the foreground being what is now the top out for routes like Bacon and Eggs.


Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Greg Sievers > ALASKA > Photo
By: clint helander When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: hey greg, cool photo but this is more like the southwest face (Harvard Route in center, SW Face with Phantom Wall). Good pic! thanks!


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