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Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Berg, it hasn't been snowing very much since the new year! Makes it alot easier to go away for sure.

Harry yup! Hahahaha no it's epoxy. ;)

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Skip Birdland.

Geronimo is a lot of fun with real sweet holds.

Jubilant Song is totally sweet.

Community Pillar is a go.

Boulder climber
Feb 11, 2013 - 03:32am PT
Frogland is is Epinephrine ( prob my favorite).... Red rock is SWEEEEET!!

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Feb 11, 2013 - 05:10am PT
im thinking of my coherts
out upon the road,
enroute upon a binge of sends,

as i strap in for a monday
morning grind of
feeding the circling sharks.

enjoy your trip, gents.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2013 - 05:34am PT
Thanks everyone!

Thanks weege. It's awesome to see that we can have a difference of opinion and still be nice to each other! :)

All the routes look awesome! Keep em coming!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2013 - 05:52am PT
Hey Weege. Feed the sharks, don't become food! ;)

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:12am PT
+1 Cookie Monster has awesome steep climbing.

A fun jug haul and keen way to pass early traffic on Cat in the Hat - plus you still get the summit pitch which is prolly the best pitch on Cat anyways.


Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:44am PT
If you do the long hike to Brownstone, you can get a full day of sun and climbing you won't forget on Armatron (walk off).
Armatron.  You get almost 3 full pitches of this type of amazing rock.
Armatron. You get almost 3 full pitches of this type of amazing rock.
Credit: thedogfather
One of our favorites. Also we love Black Magic and Dark Shadows. If going to Dark Shadows then hit the first two pitches of Y2K on the way in or way out. It has a 10a crux but that has a bolt right on the lip of the small roof you climb and the rest of that climb is classic 5.8. Rawlpundi is the route left of Birdland and worth doing. Also in the area is the great single pitch climb "Topless Twins"
Topless Twins
Topless Twins
Credit: thedogfather

For a big adventure, Black Orpheus is a full day.

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Feb 11, 2013 - 07:20am PT
If you get tired of RR or need a change, I'll be down in Joshua Tree for the winter.

My top choice in easy 5.10 would be A Dream of Wild Turkey. Bring warm cloths for Crimson Chrysalis, I've been snowed off in April.

Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 11, 2013 - 07:34am PT
Birdland is cool, just not the OMG MUST DO. It gets crowded and you rap the route. Fun and varied route for 5.7, but still some cramped stances while rapping the route and avoiding the invariable clusters of humanity.

Topless Twins is pretty damn good, typical weird Red Rock face crack climbing that I'm still adjusting to. Doing The Good Drive and Straight Shooter are single pitch classics in Pine Creek as well.

Atman is a great 5.10- crack (short but sweet) next to Kraft Mountain.

Valentines Day (pictured upthread) is a fun 5.8+ at Moderate Mecca in Calico Basin. Classic Corner of Calico Basin is, well, classic, and moderate at 5.8

Karate Crack is a fun 5.9+ in Willow Springs

Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2013 - 08:21am PT
Wow! I'm always super impressed with the responses I get. Thanks guys!! The routes suggested so far look amazing!! Thanks for the pics Ghost and thedogfather!!!

I made it to the airport, with plenty of time to spare!

Hopefully Bruce is at the terminal in Richmond by now.


Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:27am PT
Rock Warrior is worth it.

Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:28am PT
WML appreciating The Fox
WML appreciating The Fox
Credit: WML

The Fox doesn't suck! DO IT!

Credit: WML
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:43am PT
A chinese spot we found by accident, China Joes, a local chain with several outlets. Cheap and good.

Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Roberto's Taco Shop is open 24 hours, cheap, and delicious. Anything with carne asada there is awesome. One off of 215 and Cheyenne and one off of 215 and Tropicana are your two closest to the park.

Feb 11, 2013 - 09:10am PT
+1 for the fox, but take a couple of big pieces or find yourself walking 1 along near the top.

Red Zinger, 10+ creek style 2 shortish pitches. I second y2k on way to dark shadows to the top, you wont find a topo on the last say 6 pitches +/- to the top but just keep going up its good and empty and the descent is tricky but a good adventure too and just plain cool wondering around up on those terraces.

Dream of wild turkeys goes to the top too, but no one ever does it, and you probably wont find a topo for that bit either.

Triassic sands. Wholesome full back, and that killer thing on the right of the wholesome fullback route, 'Our father' I think its called, really good 10+ creek-ish final pitch, that can be tr'd when rapping Wholesome Fullback if you don't want to do the whole route (I recommend the whole route)

Also if its warm Frigidaire buttress, ice box canyon.

Ah man I'm wishing I was going there too! Have fun, let us know if our list made the cut when you get home.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Brownstone is looking like a major winner with that Armatron thing. The other routes there are 3 to 5 star as well. Have a smoking good trip Mike and Bruce!
this just in

north fork
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Oh Sh#t, live TR in progress. Never been to RR, so can't give any beta, but cosmic might be in town and pretty sure he'd play the tour guide. PM me if you need his phone number. Have fun man!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:28am PT
I did Brownstone in February and could've used a headlamp for the hike out,..

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
If you go all the way to brownstone, get an overnight pass and do Requiem for a Tadpole also... that climb was super sweet too with a bolted 5.9 pitch if you want to go around the chimney...
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