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Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall* : *The Main Amphitheater : Sphere of Influence (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Apr 3, 2017

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Comments: I'm with Clay, outrageous dihedral exit, but not much gear to be found on the awkward ledge after. I found a 00 C3 to be crucial out left to protect the topout.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall* : *The Right Wall : Full Steam Ahead (5.12- PG13)
By: Kevin Kent When: Apr 3, 2017

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Comments: I found the lower crux to be very height dependent. I'm 5'8 and the hold (not exactly a jug) up and left is just out of my reach when doing the big undercling deadpoint. Also, it's doable without them but I'd bring a bunch of sliders and RPs.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall* : *The Main Amphitheater : Foggy Notion (5.11)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 22, 2017

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Comments: Up high when you leave the dihedral and move left into the left leaning crack the pro is tricky. I think medium/large offset cams, rps, and sliders would work well here. I thought a purple c3 was better at the very top than grey. I guess after you place this piece you're supposed to step out right around the arete to the anchor but it seems odd since when you can place the last piece you can also reach left and clip the Fierce Invalids Extension anchor (and then TR FIE and Ac... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Project 941, aka SuperProw (5.10a)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: A long sling or 2 used wisely and there's no reason to do this in 2 pitches.
A 70m rope works perfectly for the rappel, no downclimbing needed.
The quicklinks on the rap anchor are the smallest I've ever seen...


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : North Face Route (5.8)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: Read the reports here and hiked up the bolt kit and a new bolt to replace the long lost fixed pin anddddd turned out I forgot the drill bit... Still waiting for some good Samaritan.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : Princess Spire Regular Rout... (5.10+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 5, 2017

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Comments: Not that long but sooo good, an unheralded classic! All you really need are 2 each #2 and #3.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Moose's Butte Area : The Teapot
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 28, 2017

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Comments: Uhh isn't the formation with Wild Wild West etc called "The Spout"? I thought the Teapot was the next formation to the east. Am I wrong?


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Cathedral Rock Area : ... : Bruce Carson Memorial Route (5.10)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 22, 2017

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Comments: Oof. I tried this today and got owned. Has this thing seen a full 2nd ascent since Coats and Bensman? I'm guessing not because it was filthy dirty and I was breaking tons of holds off. I bailed right where ol' bruce bailed, even used (presumably) his ancient fixed hex. This part was a very very awkward offwidth/squeeze on the shallow part where the walls come relatively close-ish together but only for about 4 inches and then open up again in the back, maki... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall* : *The Left Wall : Suzie and Ishmael Do the Na... (5.12+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 22, 2017

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Comments: Yikes. Just tried TRing this. Brutally hard and quite sustained!


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Standing Rock : The Regular Route (5.11c)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: There was an empty nalgene on the summit that was stashed like a summit register but no register was to be found...
P2 anchor could really use a real bolt and maybe some chain. It's just a star drive and tied off half driven baby angles and the possibility of a factor 2 fall is pretty real.
The elephant's ear is still there and is as ready to squash your belayer and cut your rope as ever. I already had hung multiple times on the sandbagged crux move so I ... more >>


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Washer Woman
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: What's the name of the 3rd tower on the ridge behind monster tower and washer woman? Looks like a pretty worthwhile summit in its own right.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Walk on the Wild Side (5.8)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: From the top of P3 it's a quick easy scramble up (and right) to the top of formation if you want to top it out. From there it's trivial to rap with 1 rope down the backside, one 40' rap then one 80' rap. This puts you at the base of space mountain and a quck boulder hop down the north side back to the bottom.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Space Mountain (5.10b)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: Personally I found this route to be quite scary because of the huge number of loose flakes. I accidentally kicked a smaller one off that my belayer had to dodge, if any of the bigger ones come off they could definitely be rope choppers.


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Route 499 (5.11b)
By: Kevin Kent When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: Tried to onsight this; peeled off in the worst possible part. Gear I had in the thin seam between the big horizontals blew but I was none the worse for wear.

Was thinking a lost arrow might be able to be placed on lead in the top of the seam to protect the crux better. Is this a big no-no in JTree?

Toproped the crux after, felt like very solid 5.11. Bring lots of small cams, like blue and purple master cams.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Life Without Parole (5.12)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 21, 2016

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Comments: Jeff: yeah we built some character that day and possibly even learned a lesson or 2 on how not do do things. I mean look how psyched I was after. I think Casey has an even better picture. mountainproject.com/v/11233572...


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Life Without Parole (5.12)
By: Kevin Kent When: Nov 3, 2016

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Comments: Nice work guys, love the name. Such a sick tower! Looks like no one will ever do the original route again! The brown pow on the approach is accurate. Also having been there multiple times I'm still a little lost reading the approach beta. Good luck to everyone else trying to find their way to the base haha.


Location: North America : Mexico : Central Mexico : Peña de Bernal : South Face : Bernalina (5.8-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: Onsight soloed this in about 25 minutes. The only part that gave me any pause was the slight overhang (or was it just the only vertical part?) after the 2nd anchor, it sounds like this might be the end of pitch 1 according to the description, I'd say this spot was about 60m up the route. Downclimbed the via ferrata thing route with no problems at all.
Not trying to brag, just wanting to let others know that if you're solid this is a very fun outing if you... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Insomnia Spire - 25 to Life (5.10+)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for adding the bolt Cuz squad! Eva I think this one might be a bit worse than the typical Sedona bushbash! Rad this thing is seeing some action!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Insomnia Canyon : Valhalla (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: Jeff the true linkup to do here is to come down the canyoneering route and then climb back up valhalla in your wetsuit.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : The Organ : Organasm (5.8 C1+)
By: Kevin Kent When: May 29, 2016

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Comments: Only did the first 2 pitches because of apocalyptic wind but the 2nd pitch roof crack is the best I've ever done and really honest 5.11! Very doable! Can't wait to go back and climb the 3rd pitch.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Marg's Draw : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: If Burcham is real surely He is a benevolent creator


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12-)
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 28, 2016

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Comments: Pretty disappointing to see a guy being guided by an American Alpine Institute guide aiding this route with cam hooks on his harness (not sure if they actually used them or not). I'm not going to go as far as to say aiders should go practice somewhere else (although it certainly would be nice), but it's 2016 and people should know cam hooks are absolutely not acceptable on classic sandstone free climbs!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Jeff I would love to see said topo


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: There's a route on the north wall that tops out (I'm guessin it's ~180' tall) with a register. Unfortunately the register is totally soaked.
Rock Climbing Photo: soaked register
soaked register


Which route is this?


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Old School Routes : ... : Photo
By: Kevin Kent When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Was this taken from the top of Book of Friends?


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