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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust : Office Party (5.10a)
By: Weston L When: Nov 8, 2016

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Comments: Really fun romp with a few short bits that might be 5.10. Easy to link pitches and as stated above, this is the perfect route to get warmed up to/acclimated to the area.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust : Simple Truths (5.10c)
By: Weston L When: Nov 8, 2016

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Comments: Great climbing, if a bit sharp on the upper pitches. My partner and I both thought this to be fully 10c.

The undercling pitch is wild!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Unknown (5.9+)
By: Weston L When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments: Super fun route that serves as a great warmup for the wall. That being said...no way this thing is 5.10


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : OJ Buttress : Jersey Tan (5.10d)
By: Weston L When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: A fantastic rock climb with a super sweet finish. It's all there, but beta intensive. Fully agree with Jeff's 5.11a assessment as well.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Washington Column : Astroman (5.11c) : Photo
By: Weston L When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: RIP buddy...


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin
By: Weston L When: Mar 29, 2016

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Comments: Yes, the BLM was out giving tickets this past Saturday. Rationale is that those parking at the corner were often creating a bit of a cluster so that traffic couldn't go through and also that it impeded SAR, per the BLM ranger.

You can park nearby still and it is a negligible increase to the walk to the crags. Not a huge deal, but be mindful that they aren't playing.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : MysterZ (5.7)
By: Weston L When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: P1 squeeze? There's jugs out left...climb light :)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Three Hour Buttress : Hall Pass (5.10d)
By: Weston L When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: This thing is awesome! Go do it! Very well protected with amazing movement and position.


Location: NV : Red Rock : White Rock Spring : Angel Food Wall : Group Therapy (5.7)
By: Weston L When: Sep 3, 2015

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Comments: Fantastic route and waaaay better than Tunnel Vision. Super fun! Goes casually in 4 pitches per the beta up-thread. Suggest single rack to #5 camalot.

Probably would not suggest this for the budding 5.7 leader as you can tend to run the rope for a while, but a worthy cruise with some unique situations encountered.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Only the Good Die Young (5.11c)
By: Weston L When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Great climb, wonderful variety and brilliant movement. Very easily doable on a summer morning, as the route faces West.

That being said, there are two anchor bolt issues:

Anchor atop P2, right hand bolt is significantly loose in the hole.

Anchor atop P3, left hand bolt is significantly loose in the hole and protruding a touch.

Rock Climbing Photo: LH bolt atop P3, Only The Good Die Young, Red Rock...
LH bolt atop P3, Only The Good Die Young, Red Rock.



RE: the descent...not too terrible, some brush and loose rock. The supertopo topo for this was spot on. Slings on the rappel tree were good as ... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10) : Photo
By: Weston L When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: Immediate left of Triassic? That is Sandblast....a 10- Paul Van Betten-Nick Nordblom route. Appears to be someone on one of the sets of anchors for Sand Felipe nearby.

Ixtlan is on the far left margin of the photo that goes through the roof.


Location: Profile Photos : Photo
By: Weston L When: Feb 28, 2015

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Comments: Where's that 23 jersey? Jordan!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Mavericks (5.11+)
By: Weston L When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: Fun route and a nice addition to the cliff. Lots of variety in movement and angle with some suspect holds that will clean off with time. Have your belayer wear a helmet, I almost got beaned in the head with a rock when my partner was following it.

Also, definitely bring the long slings (as mentioned in the description) for the middle section. I spaced on that until I had realized that this was that route I was reading about that suggested that. Doh!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Middle Fork of Taylor : Astrolizard (5.11) : Photo
By: Weston L When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: what does Bad Fish go at? Got topo?


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Spearhead : Iron Messiah (5.10b) : Photo
By: Weston L When: Feb 9, 2015

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Comments: Please do not climb obviously wet sandstone...it not only poses a risk to your own safety but you can easily break holds on the weakened sandstone and render the route very different for subsequent parties.


Location: NV : Red Rock
By: Weston L When: Feb 3, 2015

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Comments: Creating a false dichotomy regarding the naming convention of climbing areas is in fact esoteric and frivilous. However, being bored....I'll bite...

NPS refers to Tuolumne Meadows as....you guessed it, Tuolumne Meadows.

NPS refers to City of Rocks National Reserve as....you guessed it, City of Rocks

NPS refers to the section of Joshua Tree National Park (not Joshua Trees National Park) you refer to as "Wonderland of Rocks."

Texas State Parks refers to Hueco Tanks as Hueco Tanks State Park &... more >>


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Upper Gorge : ... : Grindrite (5.11b)
By: Weston L When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: If you are short (I'm about 5'6/5'7 and have short arms and legs), a dynamic move involving the two crimps at the crux, left edge, and a dish inside of the A-frame roof thing will get you to that triangular jug. I also have a low IQ, so there is probably a far more technical way to execute the move, but after endless tries that is what worked for me.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag : Umayyad Caliphate (5.9+)
By: Weston L When: Jan 3, 2015

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Comments: Make sure the belayer wears a helmet for this one. Chunks still blowing off of this one, particularly below the crux. Fantastic movement but it's gotta get cleaned up


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Civilization Crag : Sultans and Viziers (5.8+)
By: Weston L When: Jan 3, 2015

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Comments: Crunchy rock, fun movement and maybe a move at the grade. Good warmup!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Gemstone Gully : Fear and Loathing (5.10+)
By: Weston L When: Dec 25, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic route with a significant approach. Heed the advice about extra cams, unless yer a hardman...in which case....hardman can...

RE: the approach...there are two gullies that you can wander into as the "Upper Gemstone Approach" gully chokes off and offers its first two forks:

Option #1 is the left of the two once you are in the "Upper Gemstone Approach" gully. This one will be cairned, includes a significant amount of scrambling, and IMO was more of an undertaking than the approac... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : The Monument : Lizard Locks (5.11b)
By: Weston L When: Nov 23, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic climb, mostly .3-.75 camaalots, single to 3 camalot.

FYI, anchor on this one could definitely use some improving. Currently it consists of a fixed stopper, a rusty old bolt with matching rusty hanger, & a star dryvin bolt.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Middle Fork of Taylor : Astrolizard (5.11)
By: Weston L When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Looks absolutely fantastic, definitely just moved it to the top of my to-do list.

Please post a topo soon...might try to make a trip out this season to do this.

Does this get all day sun? I see it faces south, and the pics look sunny, but never having climbed in the Kolob, I am unsure of potential obstructions, etc.

Thanks!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Middle Fork of Taylor
By: Weston L When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: Link relative to closure is dead. Any further word on this? Astrolizard looks unreal good and is now on my very short list. Let me know.

Thanks,

W


Location: NV : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Plan F - first pitch (5.9) (5.10a)
By: Weston L When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: I respectfully disagree with Andy's grade assessment on this first pitch. Difficulty feels closer to a Gin Ricky or Wholesome Fullback than Nadia's Nine or any of the .10a I have climbed on the Velvet Wall...but hey, what's in a grade? ;-)


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10)
By: Weston L When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: The 4th pitch really is fantastic. Don't be scared by all of the babble about the diving board...tread carefully and be rewarded with glory above. Enjoy and be safe!


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