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Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Lost Creek Canyon : Bighorn Buttress (5.10+ R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 27, 2009

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Comments: Sick Climb! Did it Saturday... Not sure where the 10+ comes from, the line is very clearly an 11a with the crux being a traverse up and right from the bolts. The 10D "variation" of climbing the arete straight up and then traversing is just that, a variation, it also seems pointlessly dangerous, the crimpers are protected by the bolt that is, in fact, good. Bad info to say that the credit card crimpers are friable. I'm 230 pounds and those puppies are SOLID! (leaders, protect the corner as hi... more >>


Location: NV : Rainbow Canyon
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 24, 2009

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Comments: This place looks awesome! Is that guidebook available?! I'll pay top dollar! I've got some unborn children to offer up if money's not your fancy, LOL...


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Granite Basin : ... : Hair Raiser Buttress (5.9 R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 24, 2009

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Comments: This is an "OLD SCHOOL" classic! STOP ADDING BOLTS UNLESS YOU CLAIM THE FA OR HAVE THE FA PARTY'S BLESSING! Isn't it that simple?! Let's have some pride and respect for our classics! The first ascentionists are locals and are available for input, go ask them next time, if they give their blessing, have at it!(I hope you at least have the integrity to bolt it in the same style they did! There's a REASON there's so few bolts...) If you aren't sure about the climb, don't lead it! There are a ple... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon : Area 13 : ... : Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Ma... (5.7)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 24, 2009

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Comments: What up Alan! I lived in Mammoth for years, we met through Scott a couple times, I love the name of this climb! you've obviously been drinking at the clock tower once or twice! LOL... bolting that cliff was great, gives a great place to bring all the "queens" climbing after drunken promises...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Shit Howdy : Risk Brothers Roof (5.11a) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: Lookin solid brother! I always thought the roof was so giant! It looks almost tiny in the photo.. LOL thanks for posting! I'm inspired to lead it now...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Five and Dime (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: I really like this route. I'm not sure about 10b. If you stay on the hard side of the arete with the bolts it felt like a good/ hard 10d to me. Either way, awesome combo deal if you hit small purchase!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Magic Mountain : Small Purchase (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: Thank you! One of the best pitches in the park! I had the pleasure of doing this one after your renovations; Thanks again for the anchor :-)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Stick Gully : Stick Left (5.10c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 23, 2009

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Comments: Hell Yea Bro! I hesitate to say it but the Stick Gully is SICK! Both climbs are awesome! It's actually a peaceful hike back there too if you take your time and meander through and around all the boulders. We walked up on a huge herd of fully grown male bighorns. Rock quality = awesome. Climbing = awesome, from the ground to the anchor!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Front Corridor : Siktion (5.9)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Word... it's easier if you let the route wander a bit... any idea what the line is to the right? It's got anchors but no bolts... Feels like a 10


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Mass Production Wall : Foreman Ferris (5.11b/c)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I agree con senor Wilson por beta... I also thought this route was hard as sh*t for an 11! A fine route nonetheless...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Mass Production Wall : Trigger Happy (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Loved it! Even had a move or two of cracktasticness...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : The Wake-Up Wall : Skid Mark (5.9+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: What up Mike! I'm fat and don't climb 13's... Felt like a very easy 10/ 9+ especially compared to the difficulty of the rest of the cliff, either way, it's a great warm up...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Lower Level : She's Deadly (5.11)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Great route


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Gobies for Gumbies (5.11a) : Photo
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I concur, he IS the man! Is that his first piece?! Mental giant's are real and walk amongst us! LOL...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Outhouse Wall : Spiderline (5.7)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: What's the offwidth go at between spiderline and tricks are for kids? I got on it and thought it was purdy cool 5.8/9 climbing albeit somewhat squeeze job


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Plan F (5.11-)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: my first crack lead! (climbs more like a sport route w/ a crack that takes gear whenever you want it) i think it's an awesome first pitch! i'd love to honor it by leading the 2nd pitch as well some day. I think first pitch goes at 10a.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Sheep Trail (5.10 R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: awesome route! i followed it and thought it climbed really stout! I wish i had the balls to lead it! an old book says bachar originally called it an 8!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Hidden Falls Wall : Bigfoot - aka Sole Slasher (5.10a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Why'd the 11a arete get chopped? I've TR'd it, WAY better than the lines that didn't get chopped and totally independent after the first 10 feet... Would it be wrong to put hangars back on the bolts or did they get chopped because of a legal reason? Seems like an awesome lead...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Hidden Falls Wall : Left Out (5.10+)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I think you belayed me for that variation Senior Wilson... I thought that it had a bolt protected 10d/11a move. We started right of the bolt line (red tri-cam) following the left trending seam up to the second bolt and traversed left into the start of the left out crack, slammed in a 1/2 inch piece and finished 'left out'. Way aesthetic. If you guys don't dig the original start this way is extremely well protected and adds a nice tension move to an awesome trad line! I LOVE this climb! More t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Winter Heat Wall : High Class Ho (5.10a/b)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: A brown tri-cam in a hueco protects the heck out of the roof


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Yin and Yang (5.11a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: It's soooo good! I can totally see 10D if you have small hands the crescent would go easier. I don't have small hands. LOL One way or another, it's got sick climbing from the ground till the top-out!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: Thanks for chopping them and cleaning them up! I did Ying and Yang saturday and we didn't see evidence leftover... Good work!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Shit Howdy : Shit Howdy (5.11a)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 22, 2009

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Comments: I LOVED this route! I think it's just as good as Atman or Ying and Yang. 11- is off, it's a 10D but it's good the whole way! Agreed on the traverse, you really need to sew it up for your second, if this climb were higher up on a line it'd be a classic. I thought getting established on the finger lock was definitely the crux. Ouch. Anyone done the direct finish? (the bolts?)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Western Spaces Wall : Mr. Natural of the Desert (5.10d)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: Anyone got any beta? We bailed halfway up. Dirty rotten fear was the culprit...(and a lack of gear)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Our Father (5.10c/d R)
By: Jon O'Brien When: Apr 21, 2009

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Comments: I think saying the 2nd pitch is arbitrary is misleading depending on your strengths as a climber. They're credit card crimpers, if one breaks...


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