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Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Gap : Dihedral to Dike (5.9)
By: Neil Kauffman When: 18 hours ago

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Comments: Fun route, excellent summit! Sunny.
You will not need double ropes to rap off the doom!
1 70m rope, single .4-3 Camalot, big nutz
pitch1: 200', 'dicey slab move' is 5.7, protected by a good slung chickenhead.
belay at comfy scoop with big water dish, takes .4, .5 Camalot and a chickenhead
P2: 200', go past open book corner, chickenheads and 2-3 Camalot.
P3: 150', climb past the rappel anchor (bol... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Cochise Dome (What's My Lin... : What's My Line Direct (5.10b/c R)
By: Neil Kauffman When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Couldn't find the gear, slung two uninspiring features, but it felt like R/X at the traverse between bolt 2-3. You're 20 ft out and left of bolt 2, at a great no hands stance, pretty bold not to drill here, but that's what we're left with. Would have been nice to equip this line a little safer, in my opinion. Guess I'm just not comfy on the "Chise runouts". Too danger... more >>


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (Right of The Peace... (5.10b/c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Disagree with Geir on squeeze nature of this climb. We had parties on Peacemaker and Ides while we climbed this, and while they are close, the routes never really get close to touching or sharing holds. However, the route doesn't have an independent finish off the upper ledge. We climbed Mad Cow Disease to finish, as Peacemaker was taken.
11- in the guidebook


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Warpath Dome : Warpath (5.9- PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: 4 days ago

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Comments: 2nd Rap station is on a dyke, below and Right of 2-bolt anchor for slab route Right of Warpath.
The TooFastTopo only shows the unknown slab route anchor in this area and mistakes this for the 2nd Rap station.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Unknown (L side of SW face) (5.10)
By: Neil Kauffman When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Only climbed the first pitch; great featured rock! 16-18 bolts in 40 meters to rap hangers. 70m rope comes up short, but you could downclimb from around the 1st bolt if rapping.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Westworld Dome : Warpaint (5.10c PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jan 11, 2017

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Comments: Is there a route above Warpaint that allows for topping out Westworld Dome? Seems like a cool way to finish it off.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Wheeler Crest : Grey Towers : ... : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: Amazing to do a route like that with no shoes!


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Wheeler Crest : Grey Towers : ... : Photo
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: What's all that green stuff?


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Salto : Las Animas Wall
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: The route Mind's Eye should be sorted right of Culo de la Negra and left of Lazy Boy Lover


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Coffeepot Rock Area : ... : MAJAKOL Line (5.11a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: Let me clear up the rack beta as it is pretty confusing from the description; let's keep it to Camalot numbers and not throw in some colors to wack it up. There's not even a single rack of cams recommend, come on! Really, suggesting only 4 #2 is pretty bold.
Bring a double set of Camalots from .1to #1, 6 #2, 1 #3. I placed the #4 but only so i could save my #2, not worth its weight, neither were the nuts. You could place a #5, but a #2 ... more >>


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Man Eater Tower : The Man Eater (5.10+ A0+ PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 19, 2015

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Comments: Very nice route. I'd call the first pitch 5.11 for that thin move over the roof, good gear though. Freeing the bolt ladder on the last pitch felt like it was about 5.11/+.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Kingsnake (5.11c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 23, 2015

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Comments: Tried this route the other day and was sadly disappointed. I'm 5'10 and I still couldn't reach the mentioned bolt, very exposed and too reachy for me! My thought is, add another bolt on the slab below, because you are looking at going huge (decking?) if you blow the ultra reach clip. Supplemental gear would work, but it's more of a "who the F bolted this route?" Too bad, looks like a good climb.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : The Watchman : Silmaril (5.12a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Stays shady until late afternoon, then the routes features still offer good sun protection.
3X .2-3 BD Camalot
4X .75
5X 1
2X .1, 4
1X 5, 6
One 60m rope, the tag line was nice for hauling shoes, water, extra gear but not needed for the raps

Didn't see the death block on pitch 2


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Fear of the Facial (5.11a)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments: A good route, definitely worth getting on if you're in the area. Hosts features and movement akin to granite climbing, fun!


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Mt. Spry : Holy Roller (5.11)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Great route! A minimal but sufficient rack: 2x .3-#2 Camalot, 1-#3, #4 (first pitch only)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Yeast (V3)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 29, 2014

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Comments: A great little route, worth doing for sure, and not too scary either. The holds are good up there, just small, another footwork intensive route.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Photo (Copy)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: Black Dot is the V5 in this photo.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country : Buttermilks Main : ... : Cave Problem (V4)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Dec 11, 2014

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Comments: Muffin!


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : The Pulpit (5.9 C1)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: This is an excellent and classic route!
A more appropriate rating for this route would be 5.10 A0. I heard it was free at 5.11, but couldn't fathom pulling those first moves while clipping the atrocious, original bolts. This is due for a rebolting, it would make free attempts feasible. Looks like good free climbing, the first 2-3 bolts would be the crux, bouldery. Maybe some out there like aiding on shit bolts, keep it exciting, keep it risky; I won't profer those sentiments. Won't be ... more >>


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Aladdin's Lamp (5.11-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: The West Face is a good route, the spire is aesthetic and a great summit. The bolts should be replaced, no way to back 'em up.
Double rack to .4-#2 Camalot, triple up on #1.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Damfino Canyon : Damfino Spire (5.11- PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: Leave the wash at a steep loose gully, left of the corner, prepare for battle. The first pitch should have an R-rating, serious and dirty, terrible. Save a #3/#4 camalot to finish the runout dirt climbing. You can back up the rusty 1/4" belay bolts after the long corner with cams. The third pitch chimney is loose. Sick summit. 5 raps down Damfidont with a 70m rope, a 60m might work...


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Sedona : Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : ... : The Windows Route (5.10)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: A minimal but sufficient rack...
singles BD Camalots .5-#4, #3 optional
If you want to beef it up...
2x .75, #1
STELLAR!


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : Sedona Area : Oak Creek Village : Oak Creek Spire Area : ... : North Face/West Crack (5.9+)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: As of 5/21/13 the 1 inch webbing rappel anchor at the top of the squeeze chimney on pitch 2 was in good shape. It slings a large diameter block and features a fat steel quick link. Bring a long piece (15-20ft) of webbing if you wanna back it up. Using this allowed us to RAP WITH A SINGLE ROPE. We had a 70M but a 60M should be sufficient. A bolted station here would be nice, as the other retro anchors seem to be well received.
A slim but sufficient rack...(Camalots)
1 each .3-.75 and #5
2 e... more >>


Location: California : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Keeler Needle
By: Neil Kauffman When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: supertopo.com/tr/Keeler-Needle...

New route on the Needle


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : South Park (5.11b)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Aug 17, 2011

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Comments: This is a great route! Needs a little more traffic to clean up some exfoliation and veg, but definitely worthy.


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