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Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jungle Wall : Jungle Gym (5.10d PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: May 1, 2017

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Comments: 80 meter rope will get you down.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Culvert Canyon : Gold Bar Tower : Fort Knox (5.10)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Apr 19, 2017

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Comments: Another classic Wiggins squeeze! Most of the guano is avoidable, those blox are scary but you can protect in another crack and mostly stem around without using them much.
The first hard section of squeeze is fairly secure but tight right at the hips, #6 Camalot won't fit here. Second squeeze is even tighter and you're deep in so no pro really needed. I had to slouch my harness below my hips to make it and tag the rack outside the crack, better yet do... more >>


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Arch Canyon : Dreamspeaker : North Face (5.9+ C2)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 28, 2017

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Comments: A spire that tower freaks dream about; so slender and so improbable, not for the faint of heart, you know those "Wingate Princess" types. Please be kind to the Crypto in this beautiful area and tread lightly.
Rack beta was right on, Triples to #3 Camalot, double #4, single #5.


Location: Utah : Zion National Park : East Temple : Lovelace (5.10 C2-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Mar 12, 2017

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Comments: Lovely route! Shaded until afternoon. Maybe OK with 2-#4Camalots, 2-#5 Camalots was enough, 1-#6 left a lot of bumping on the last 2 pitches but doable with the supplemental drilled angles. It's helpful to leave most of the rack behind for the last 3 pitches, bring a #3 and all the 4, 5, & 6 Camalots. The 6 and a quickdraw is all u need for the last pitch. ❤️


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Buttermilk Country
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 27, 2017

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Comments: It's never okay to shit in the Buttermilks! Use the toilet at the parking lot, it is so gross to use the back of an amazing boulder to shallow bury your excrement! Pick up after your dogs, there is dogshit everywhere and it's totally disgusting!


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *The Homestead : North Buttress : Appetite For Destruction (5.11-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 14, 2017

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Comments: Smells terrible, climbs so good


Location: Arizona : Central Arizona : *Queen Creek Canyon : Lower Devil's Canyon : Glitter Box Area : Eyes of the World (5.11a PG13)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 14, 2017

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Comments: Felt harder than Proto-Pipe, which is rated 11b. Calling this 5.10 is such a sandbag! Unfortunately the bolts look worse for the wear for such a great climb.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 2 - Bear Canyon : ... : Cripple Creek (5.10-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Feb 4, 2017

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Comments: Double rack to 2". Leave packs at the north face then walk left, east to the base of the route. Rap route comes down a chimney left of the two sport climbs on the north face.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : I'm Your Huckleberry (5.11-)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Wild steep climbing! P1 is a bit grainy, 11-!? P2&3 are classix.


Location: Arizona : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : The Gap : Dihedral to Dike (5.9)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jan 18, 2017

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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: Jan 15, 2017

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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) : ... : Unmitigated Audacity (5.10b/c)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jan 15, 2017

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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: Jan 15, 2017

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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) : ... : Have You Seen It? (5.10)
By: Neil Kauffman When: Jan 14, 2017

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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.


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