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dahinton


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Hey guys,

I'm going down to Vegas for a week, and being from Ontario I have only moderate access to crack climbs. So while I'm down there I'd like to find some good single pitch trad routes if possible between 5.7 and 5.10a... any suggestions? I know the multipitch stuff there gets alot of stars but my girlfriend is just starting out. So finding some good stuff lower to the ground would really help out!

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Dave. Smile


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The easiest single pitch 10a trad climb you will ever do in your life:

Blonde Dwarf.


iwasasportweenie


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Hey -

I understand if she doesn't want to get too far off the ground. And it can be cold this time of year...

But what's wrong with doing some of the sport climbs? There are a lot of really fun ones that are (of course) 1 pitch long.

If you want to do some trad, what's wrong with doing really easy trad, like 5.5 or 5.6? For a second, that wouldn't be scary (nor would it for a leader, since if you can climb 10a, you can solo these things). Look for a few easy classics like Cat in the Hat or Solar Slab. Those things are great. And not really any scarier than being up 1 pitch.
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snoopy138


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brass wall/straight shooter wall has some of what you're looking for.


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Lots of good ones in the Willow Springs area--Peaches, Spiderline, Ragged Edges, etc.


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Go explore over at modderate mecca. Theres a good handful of easy, really fun, single pitch trad routes there.

If you get feeling comfortable, because red rocks grades, from my experience, are a little softer than average, you should get on Cut Loose on the stratocaster wall.
It's a 5.11a, but the trad part is only 5.9 then your on bolts for the 5.10+ topout.


dahinton


Dec 22, 2007, 7:01 AM
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Ohh don't worry I want to get on some good sport routes too! It's just I'd like to mix it up a bit. And yea I think I will take her up Cat in the Hat, and see where we go from there...

Thanks for your suggestions, I'll keep them in mind!

Dave.


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Try the Chocolate Rocks, way down at the southern end of RR's, also. Lots of sun, short, good variety, lotsa fun. It seems to be off the radar for the most part, though maybe that's not true in the winter.


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