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Member Since: Apr 21, 2009
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Areas = 15
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Location: NV : Wheeler Peak
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 28, 2013

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Comments: what is the typical ideal window? what do you mean by "late spring"?
thanks!

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The J Wall : Mind if I do a J? (5.10b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 15, 2013

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Comments: route name from the big lebowski?

real men also cry mr. lebowski, real men also cry


Location: NV : Tahoe (Nevada) : Cave Rock
By: Jon O'Brien When: Dec 12, 2012

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Comments: "The Washoe people decided that the tunnels were okay and also the hiking trail to the top, but rock climbing is unacceptable"


hmmm... i would have thought the people groping/ loving the rock itself were the MOST pious... some d-bag can drive a land rover through a tunnel that was blasted with dynamite and paved but you can't take your shirt off and clip some bolts? i smell b.s. on the wind from the north


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : Blue Sky Bluff : Free Flying is Neither (5.8)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: great 5.8 bolted route!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Sycamore Canyon : Paradise Forks
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 17, 2012

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Comments: how do you guys feel about the tr solo set ups?

in MY mind, it is the same as rappelling because the rope doesn't move much and it is even possible for some tr solo set-ups to be less of an impact than bringing up a second after leading.

i've never seen tr solo more anywhere else, curious on your thoughts...


thanks!


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Challenger Wall : Enterprise (5.11a R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 24, 2012

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Comments: heard through the grapevine that you replaced that last anchor. thanks so much bro! we were really scared with me FOLLOWING that pitch! I think we both had visions of me falling and yanking the two of us right off the wall...


i'll bring those quick links if i return this season.



thanks again,


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Red Rock Adopt-A-Crag, Satu...
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 18, 2012

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Comments: yo!!!!

where/ when are we meeting saturday? how will you guys split the groups? i'd like to be in the pine creek group (i think, maybe i'll pick kraft if i don't feel like driving the loop, depends on when we meet)

thanks!

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : The Clod Tower (5.10c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 26, 2012

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Comments: dan macquade said that that crux pitch represents one of the best hand cracks in red rock... my man was ON POINT with that comment! what a thing of beauty, the movement and feature were both so amazing, this pitch has stuck with me all weekend with the lingering after-taste of a very fine, expensive steak.

the pitch is expensive as well, you will spend a considerable amount of energy! SO sustained and overhanging! i reached "throw up tired" about 140' up! so tired i got turned around on ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Adventure Guppies (5.8)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: ha! just goes to show how subjective rock climbing can be... i thought it was over-bolted (purposely) and very safe. also felt it isn't worth the time to rope up unless you do the whole pitch, the best warm-up is in the final bulges.

i maintain! she's a good beginner climb! LOL...

seriously tho, thanks for the feedback, i'll keep in mind on future installations...


enjoy,

jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Blood Wall : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 16, 2012

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Comments: bro, that is a great photo to post on the cactus tower descent page, it suddenly makes so much sense after doing it in the dark and seeing this picture... my notes said to just keep walking and keep angling right...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Shit Howdy : Risk Brothers Roof (5.11a) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 9, 2012

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Comments: bunch of great photos


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Adventure Guppies (5.8)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 8, 2012

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Comments: we struggled with the grade, all involved felt it was a 5.7/+. i'm against sandbagging a beginner climb so we said 5.8-. this would be a fine 1st lead at that grade.




go jump on some herbst, van betten, harrison, or smith routes before you coin the phrase "red rock 5.9"! (1st pitch of the friar is infinitely more difficult than adventure guppies and it is ranked a 5.7... birdland is harder too at 5.7+. these are the only other 5.7's i've done in the park)





happy climbing!


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: its official, i need to start wearing much shorter shorts if i want to pull hard


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : J + J Groove (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 31, 2012

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Comments: i'll get you a good shot when i head back, forgot the camera that day... it IS cool though! pics soon i hope...

for now, you can't miss it if you are standing at the start of the friar it is the cleaner start a few ft. right... looks more intimidating than it ends up being


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: can anyone comment on sun at this time( mid-winter) ? when does it come and go? trying to plan a trip for next week and wondering...


thanks!


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Refrigerator Wall : La Cierta Edad (5.10)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 22, 2011

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Comments: cierta edad means "advanced in years"


:-)


jon


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : Mount Charleston Ski Randon...
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 15, 2011

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Comments: snow's gathering again, anyone into dropping some lines this winter?


holler!


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall : Orange Clonus (5.10d)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: ha, rad sniper! i think i experienced a "clonus" during my OS attempt of the 10d crack pitch! LOL... and i get a lil' turtle-head clonus peeking out every time during the walk in to lead that first bolted pitch too!


"turtle-head clonus" = when your anus engages in violent, confused motion due to excess coffee, orange juice, and anxiety mixtures while approaching a climb you know to be difficult for you to send. (this often results in "almost" farts and/ or "almost" shits. an almost ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : The Last Drag (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: will be very interesting to see how the crowd at the wake up wall changes w/ the addition of these new routes. thanks for the efforts Mr. Bond!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : On to the Next One (5.11a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: word, thanks for the time and effort Mista Moore!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : The Friar and Byrd Pinnacle : Xyphoid Fever (5.10)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 9, 2011

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Comments: this offwidth is very hard, if you can send this it is official: YOU can climb offwidths! LOL i've tried it 3 times and still haven't a clue how to put it together...

cassondra's right, the 5.9 variation is killer and is a great warm-up if you've come to send the zinger



jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall : The Nightcrawler (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: i appreciate the bolt replacement very much, thanks!

NOTES: the new anchors are often too low, with the in-line equalization you need to place them a lil' higher to avoid too much force pulling OUT on the lowest anchor bolt(reasonably so if people are clipping this at waist-height and then leaning back to belay). also consider using washers between the nut and the hangars.


i think the variables mentioned above have contributed to at least one "new" bolt pulling almost halfway out alread... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Raindance (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 5, 2011

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Comments: We had to rap w two ropes from a tree. Some frog land adventurer stole the anchor.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Adventure Guppies (5.8) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: crimpy 2nd crux, use your feet.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Adventure Guppies (5.8) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: balancy first crux, use your feet.


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