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Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > First Creek Canyon > Lotta Balls Wall > Dodgeball (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 29, 2017

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Comments: I got to climb this with a friend from Vegas, and was thrilled by this climb. The first Pitch is not much, but P2 is stellar. I would go so far as to say that this is the best layback pitch for the grade I have done in RR. From the chockstone, the next 50-60 feet are perfect laybacking. However you will need to build a belay somewhere along this. Who would think the next pitch is every bit as good. What a pitch. Perfect Red Rock face climbing at about 5.8+, but thin and crispy as Jersey G... more >>

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Willow Spring > Ragged Edges Area > Ragged Edges (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 29, 2017

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Comments: Led in two pitches. The crux on P 1 requires mandatory jamming, ends at a bolted belay. The 2nd crux is the next 15 ft. After that it calms down significantly, Put your big cam in the wide crack and go. Above, you can certainly do with out the big pro to the top if confident. Great climb to hone your crack skills. super steep. This is a full value 5.8

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Icebox Canyon > Frigid Air Buttress > Frigid Air Buttress (5.9+)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 29, 2017

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Comments: Recently got to climb this Red Rock beauty. Perfect day, perfect weather, perfect company. I would add to the comment that it is strange that this does not get climbed more. The route gets better and better the higher you go. The big ledges keep you comfortable. We had a great surprise when Geir and Marcy Hundal caught us about pitch 4. What a pleasure climbing with these fantastic people. The floated the meat grinder, I was in awe. I led the offwidth pitch and found that amazing. You hi... more >>

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Medlicott Area > Dozier Dome > Errett By Bit (5.7)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 28, 2016

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Comments: We did Errett out then rapped to the anchors atop pitch 1 of bit by bit. from there we finished bit by bit and than rapped off. it's a fun wall and nice combo.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Stately Pleasure Dome > South Crack (5.8 R)
By: Floridaputz When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: First time on Stately Pleasure dome. The first pitch is probably the best climbing. The next two pitches continue to the cracks end. Then, you get to the slab climbing on pitch 4, which is where the fun begins. We went left across the slab for the 5.7 version. The next 3 pitches are all slab and deserve the "R" rating. If you don't have much experience on this type of climbing be ready for some excitement. I found the walk off pretty straight forward. I had heard comments that ... more >>

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Yosemite Valley > Yosemite Falls Area > Lost Arrow Spire > Lost Arrow Tip (5.7 C2)
By: Floridaputz When: Jun 5, 2016

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Comments: We approached from Tioga Rd and camped at the rim. Good camping abounds. It took six hours to climb and return to the rim. This was not a rushed pace and we had no epics. The setting is spectacular. No let down there. We chose spring so the falls would be cranking. And the spire is so cool. We did it in 2 pitches. The first 15 feet of the wide crack on P1 was the crux for me. I had the big cams and did leap frog them. The traverse on P2 went better. the "hook move area" is T... more >>

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > First Creek Canyon > Lotta Balls Wall > Black Magic (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Great climb, maybe a little more good climbing overall than lotta balls. Two good crux pitches and excellent belay spots. In the shade all day.

Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Tenpins/Switchbacks > Tent Peg > "Pins and Needles" (assumed... (5.11a R)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: My Group Top roped this after doing Tent Peg. Well worth that, but I'm not sure how a lead would be. I think the crack in the middle third is shallow.

Location: North Carolina > Laurel Knob > Fathom (5.10a)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Perfect weekend at Laurel Knob. We had the entire wall to ourselves all day. The approach adds to the big day. Fathom is a nice route. We climbed it this way. P1 it is obvious where to start. Aim for mossy ledge about 50-60 feet up. Slab or stick to corner, gear belay. P2 continue up the slab/corner for almost a full rope length and make a gear belay. P3 another full rope length to mossy ledge, gear belay. P4 slab up black streak, or stick to corner, then exit corner to belay a... more >>

Location: Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > The Dome > The Owl (5.7+)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 22, 2015

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Comments: The Owl is worth all the stars, but it's a "Kor" route, so that explains the 5.7 rating, but forget about the rating and climb it. My partner was not offering up any beta, so I found it kept me guessing and engaged. I felt like I just climbed a classic and was thrilled.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Medlicott Area > Dozier Dome > Errett Out (5.7 PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: Nice intro to Tuolumne knob climbing. The P2 anchors are hard to see until you are right on them. Fun climbing.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Cathedral Range > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Buttress (5.6)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: I just climbed this again, taking the center route this time. Perfect day, tee shirt weather. Be ware on the summit to not rap directly down the crack which faces SW. Rope eater ! The anchor on top is now a couple stoppers. I advise you inspect it prior to rapping, one of the stoppers was not engaged when I checked it.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Mariuolumne Area > Mariuolumne Dome > ... > Hobbit Book (5.7)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: We did the approach by climbing Crystal Meth, nice way to do it. I loved the 3rd pitch, but I thought it had a distinct 5.7 move to link the plates about half way up the pitch. The views from the summit might be the best in Tuolumne.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Mariuolumne Area > Drug Dome > Crystal Meth (5.8 PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: This climb makes a good link up with Hobbit book. Three pitches of nice face climbing, each with a solid 5.8 crux. Nice bolted belays. The route finding is a little tricky, when looking for the finish on P3 go left through the overhangs. I would certainly give it an PG-R rating.

Location: California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Medlicott Area > Dozier Dome > Cheeseburgers and Beer (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: On the far left side of cliff. There are 3 climbs here that go to the big ledge with the large pine trees. Less knobs than the main face more slabby than the rest of the routes. I think the crux is getting to the first bolt.

Location: Arizona > Northern Arizona > Grand Canyon > O'Neill Butte
By: Floridaputz When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: I climbed The East Face route, in 1982, see picture. If you actually read what I said I think I may have been the first to "free climb this route" It may have been climbed with aid. I have never heard anyone claim to have done this in the 30 + years since my group did it. I lived at the S Rim at the time. How about you ? you climb it ?

Location: Arizona > Southern Arizona > Cochise Stronghold > West Stronghold > Sheepshead Area (Southwest) > ... > Mystery of the Desert (5.9)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: A beautiful day to climb mystery of the desert. This climb is a lot of fun with some interesting challenges. On P1 I used the first 3 bolts of "tour buses welcome" and traversed left back to the corner and that is a good way to do this pitch. I did not run the 2nd pitch with this, but this can be easily done. The little overhang on P2 was fun. Now squaring off with the wedge ! This was pretty straight forward up to the second clip. Now it gets tough. When I finally figured it out it was no... more >>

Location: Minnesota > Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... > Devils Chair Area > Devils Chair (5.9+)
By: Floridaputz When: Dec 20, 2014

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Comments: I guess since nobody has updated this.. Devils chair has fallen over. I heard rumor of vandalism, but I can't verify that. It may well have been natural erosion. I knew this when I posted the side view picture on the main page from the 70's.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > First Creek Canyon > Lotta Balls Wall > Photo
By: Floridaputz When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: great shot of the crux

Location: Utah > Moab Area > Fisher Towers > Ancient Art > Stolen Chimney (5.10 A0)
By: Floridaputz When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: The Fisher Towers is a fantastic place. Well worth a visit on it's own. To go there and get to stand on top of Ancient Art is really cool. Yes, the towers are made of mud. It is a bit unnerving climbing on this type of rock. I used a point or two of aid.

Location: The People of Mountain Proj... > Floridaputz > downshots > Photo
By: Floridaputz When: Nov 22, 2013

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Comments: I had climbed up and clipped the bolt while waiting on the group ahead. Later I headed up with out the rack. Coming to my first spot for a gear placement, I realized I had no gear. Now about 25 feet above the belay ledge I hung off a knob and lowered the rope to retrieve the rack.

Location: Minnesota > Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... > Tourist Rocks > Sonny and Juanita (5.5)
By: Floridaputz When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: This has probably been the first rock climbing experience for thousands of Minnesotans. Those who travel to Taylors Falls, Mn. can find Sonny & Juanita in the Interstate Park on the Minnesota side of the St Croix river. There is a great rapid there for Kayaking, and canoe rentals and shuttles.

Location: North Carolina > Stone Mountain > Stone Mountain South Face > Electric Boobs (5.9+ PG13)
By: Floridaputz When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Climbed it in 2000, I thought that just getting off the ground for the first 15 ft was perhaps the crux. Pretty well bolted for a stone route.

Location: California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (i) South Face > South Face - Left Side > The Chauvinist (5.8)
By: Floridaputz When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: We were at Tahquitz in late june before the fires and looked at this line and decided to try it. It starts with a thin inside corner then the crack through the bulge. I was leading the first pitch, in the crux and was pulling rope for the clip, I put a bite in my mouth to get more rope and I snaped my front tooth out. I watched as it bounced down the climb, hit the slab and rolled down the mountain. It was a new cap. Later as we were heading back to Lunch rock, we stopped for a minute and on... more >>

Location: Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Grand Teton > Upper Exum Ridge (5.5)
By: Floridaputz When: Jul 29, 2013

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Comments: I just climbed this again after 13 years. Much easier route finding this time. Prefect weather, and a good partner allowed for maxium fun. I recommend staying at the moriane camp if not doing this Car to Car.

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