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Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Monument : Lizard Locks (5.11)
By: matt carpenter When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: Not really sure what the grade goes at but it ain't no easy 5.11. This thing is hard. On the up side though, I was happy to see new anchor bolts when I finally did get to the top.

Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : City Creek Canyon : Shoreline Crag : Photo
By: matt carpenter When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: Here kitty kitty...

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Mossy Ledges Area : CU on Top (5.5)
By: matt carpenter When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: Fun little solo. The corner on the first pitch really is the only "real" technical climbing on the route. Pitch 2 is a fun easy low angle romp up a varnished face with big pockets. Pitch 3 is a bushwhack scramble. Pitch 4, corner system with big holds to the top of the formation. Continue scrambling on the right side until you see cairns and can down climb a gully on the right. The descent took longer than the climb.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cat in the Phat (5.7 R)
By: matt carpenter When: Feb 8, 2014

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Comments: This is the first pitch of "The Grinch". It is not a safe nor enjoyable variation to the first pitch of Cat in the Hat. If you are there to climb the Cat in the Hat, stay in line, or go do something else.

Location: Nevada : Summertime : Post : Photo
By: matt carpenter When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Sorry for the super late reply. Don't matter what rating you climb during the summer as long it is in the shade. When it is 100+ in Vegas the shaded canyons are still perfect to climb.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Cactus Flower Tower : Cactus Flower Tower Summit : Blood on the Tracks (5.9)
By: matt carpenter When: Nov 6, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this route with Robert and his description of it is good; but I just wanted to reiterate that this climb is an "adventure" route. If you are a looking for a classic Red Rock climb, this is not it. Though only rated 5.9+, it is long, steep, and sustained; and includes run-outs on rock which are at times sandy and/or crunchy, making this a very serious route that should not be taken lightly.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Yin and Yang Cliff : Yin and Yang (5.11a)
By: matt carpenter When: Feb 28, 2012

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Comments: Pumpy... yes. 5.11... no. Thought this was easier than Rubicon (in Jtree) and that is rated 10c.

Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Main Wall : ... : Photo
By: matt carpenter When: Jan 14, 2010

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Comments: Beautiful shot!

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Playground : Repo Man (5.11b)
By: matt carpenter When: Jan 11, 2010

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Comments: Felt easier than 5.11 to me; maybe it is height dependent. I am 6'3" and it was a little reachy at times for me.

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