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Location: Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Valley View West : Empty Martry Breeding Room (5.12a)
By: kurthicks When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: that crack is not unclimbed, but was not included in the last guidebook. There is an anchor at the top. FA: Leland

Location: Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Mountain Home Road boulders : Geronimo Area : Geronimo (V8)
By: kurthicks When: Apr 30, 2015

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Comments: This climb is located on private property. Please be respectful of the landowner by not camping, having fires, and packing out your trash.

Location: Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Mountain Home Road boulders
By: kurthicks When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: Camping is not allowed on the private property to the north of the boulders--this begins and includes all of the trees along the road.

Location: Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Careno Crag : Regular Route (5.10b)
By: kurthicks When: Apr 4, 2013

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Comments: april 3, 2013

replaced pitch one anchor.

Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Eastern Hills : Sagehen Summit Area : Granite Basin : ... : Ordinary Route (5.8 R)
By: kurthicks When: Sep 14, 2011

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Comments: Sounds like you were spot on.

If the 5.8R climbing is too much for the leader, it is quite easy to escape across the huge ledge partway up pitch 3. Climb about 40' up pitch 3 and belay on a higher ledge. Then walk right as far as you can and find the slung chockstone. Belay across an easy, but exposed ledge to a bolted rap anchor. A single rope rap gets you down and a short walk takes you back to the base.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito
By: kurthicks When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: The best descent off Mescalito that I've done is this:
From the summit, traverse west along the ridge until an easy scramble (cairns) leads down and right towards the big ledge (the same that Dark Shadows ends on). Pick up cairns and follow then west, over a notch and into a large bowl that drains north/right. Follow cairns across the bowl, then back to the far right side, aiming for the furthest right gully. Scramble down this gully about 100' until a fixed anchor is found. A double rope rap l... more >>

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : First Creek Slabs
By: kurthicks When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: I did this descent yesterday. As noted, there are new bolts that appeared sometime since April. Anyways, here's how it goes.

1. Rap 30m from bolts just below the spindly pine tree. Tie knots. Ends at bolts on left wall.
2. Rap 60' to the cool thread.
3. Rap 100' down gully, then downclimb class 3 to more bolts. Can skip thread if you have two ropes.
4. Rap from bolts another 30m to an alcove, then down climb skiers right (cairn, low 5th class past a bush) to the big ledge. Alternately ... more >>

Location: Massachusetts : Rose Ledge : Marie Antoinette (5.10a/b)
By: kurthicks When: Mar 29, 2009

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Comments: I did this the other day and there are two nice top roping bolts atop this route.

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