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Rock Climbing Photo:  at the 2nd bolt

at the 2nd bolt

NV : Red Rock : ... : Adventure Guppies (5.8)

May 26, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: LMAO!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mother's Crag : Motorcycle Mama (5.5)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 13, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for keeping up w/ the anchor :)


Location: NV : Mount Charleston : The Imagination Wall : Central Slab Area : The Imaginator (5.11c) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 30, 2016

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Comments: cool breakdown


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : The Nightman Cometh (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Nightman Cometh from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia LOL


Location: NV : Rainbow Canyon : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 2, 2016

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Comments: hey it's moon dog in the back ground! :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Mees, I've learned a lot from this experience and all the comments, happy climbing!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Existential Wall
By: Jon O'Brien When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: 7 years of traffic = good things... It seems like this is the case with many of our crags in the Calico Hills, glad to see it is cleaning up so well, Jason was right :)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Burlap Buttress : Arrow Place (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Oct 15, 2015

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Comments: From 5.8 to 10b!!?!?????

:-/

c'mon man...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : The Last In Line (5.10b) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Adventure Guppies (5.8)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: get around the park a bit and compare the grades of classic trad climbs against this climb that was bolted for burgeoning trad climbers and you'll be a little red in the face.. "adventure guppies" is a play on "adventure punks"... in this case, context is everything ;-)

this climb was bolted for those of us that have sights set on the canyons and it I HOPE it puts folks on track to someday lead adventure guppies as well!!

p.s. i think adventure punks is the pride of red rock ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 16, 2015

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Comments:

These climbs are always crowded and make nice, enjoyable additions to the coco crag.

Both were done early in my new routing experience and the constructive criticism from other locals experienced with new routing is always appreciated: bolting highly featured 5.5-5.9 red rock climbs can be very challenging and i did consider each of your suggestions fully. I've come to find that it is much easier to bolt climbs that are more difficult and less featured.

i hope thos... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Gallery : That Goode Dude Climb (5.7)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: Hear Hear! A good Goode dude indeed, great route name Mike!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Coco Crag : Moon Where the Wind Blows (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Dustin placed another photo of that bolt up, i didn't think it was a problem at the time of installation, now i am double-thinking, i will head up and spend some time with it and move it up a bit if it needs it. thanks again for the comments/ suggestions.


Location: NV : Lake Mead Area : Lake View Crag
By: Jon O'Brien When: Aug 30, 2013

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Comments: cool, thanks for the post!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mother's Crag : Dream Girl (5.4)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: Great comments, thanks, I agree that you want to extend your draws down low, I think that a leader that navigates this route with no drag, builds a safe anchor, safely brings up their second, and then negotiates a safe rappel is ready to move on to whatever the next step is in their mind. I learned to climb in the Gunks, a community of climbers like no other that supports beginners learning in a happy, safe way and I have tried to add a few routes to Red Rock for the beginners with that in mind... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Alternative Crag : Un-Named Traverse (V5)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 8, 2013

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Comments: what is the orientation of the traverse? when's it go in the shade?



thanks,


jon


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fox Area : Tooth Decay (5.11b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: i like the billy joel reference in your naming...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Fist or Flips (5.10c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: cool to post, thanks, have wanted to do this in combo every time we head to that area but have never bothered to go look, nice post!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Blue Feathers (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: glad to see peeps up in the gemstone gully, nice work!


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Horseshoe Lake Area : Horseshoe Piles : Dog Wall
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Many knew Moon, the dog. She passed yesterday as it snowed in the canyons. She was a proud sled dog, a trusted climbing partner, and my best friend. I think the mountains recognized a sled dog's last day with snow yesterday, she was a true extension of the Malamut.

Thanks to the universe for Moon. She always got me home when it was dark and I didn't know the way.

Rest in peace girl!

A RoooooooOOOooooooOOOooooooOOOooooOOOO!

Moon
Born March 12, 2000: Mammoth Sled Dogs. Upper team.
Died A... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : Baseboy (Bolted Variation) (5.11a/b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 8, 2013

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Comments: You live here, follow through and buy one and replace it, you can unscrew and pop it in quickly. if not, consider an email and donation or offer to assist the local chapter of the ASCA.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Red Rock Rendezvous 2013 - ...
By: Jon O'Brien When: Mar 6, 2013

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Comments: Red Rock Rendezvous is a plague of environmental/ user impact upon our park. We sit and trade countless emails about the impact of a bolt or not a bolt while the rendezvous is the single biggest negative ecological impact on our park annually.


meet up groups have been discouraged from gathering en masse and they have honored that, they live here. i can't comprehend why an event that caters to tourists and doesn't care about locals at all is allowed to take place. i personally asked to pay ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower Summit : Cinnamon Hedgehog (5.10a) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: cool pic Michelle, thanks :-)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Monument : Handbone (5.10)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Feb 27, 2013

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Comments: first pitch of clod tower


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