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vanilla_gorilla


Dec 16, 2008, 4:05 PM
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Red Rock Crack Climbs  (North_America: United_States: Nevada)
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I have done a considerable amount of searching on here and the best that i can tell there needs to be a specific thread about this.

I am going to be there for 3 weeks in Jan. Looking for pure crack climbs, i seem to gather most of the cracks tend to be "facey", but the more pure the better.

Im a huge fan of offwidths, but any solid crack climb is kickass. Multipitch is fine, i dont mind climbing through some shit to get to a good pitch or two.

what i got so far....
yin & yang
altman
the fox
chrysler crack
desert reality
even that ow/chimney BP in calico looks fun

yet another question is Epi going to be too cold? (early Jan)

come on feed me!!!!


alexnees


Dec 16, 2008, 9:13 PM
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Off the top of my head:

Cloud Tower
Triassic Sands
Ixtlan
Nightcrawler
and some nice cragging stuff over by Lotta Balls in the "amphitheater"

Like OW? Bros Before Holes looks cool.


vegastradguy


Dec 16, 2008, 11:51 PM
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nightcrawler, while excellent, isnt really a pure crack climb- and will be way too cold in jan.

epi will likely be way too cold. as will triassic and ixtlan- although they are significantly shorter and can prolly be dealt with on a warmish day.

here's a list for ya. doesnt really account for weather, just trying to think of good crack climbs. i've done most of these under the .11 mark, and want to do the rest...
Dog Police
Out of control
Orange Clonus (last pitch)
Red Zinger
The Big Horn (next to Birdland)
Adventure Punks (OW)
Bros before Holes (OW)
Straight Shooter
Topless Twins
Nadia's Nine
Plan F (first pitch)
The Schwa (OW)
Gin Ricky
Beer Run
The Graduate
The Walker Spur
Xyphoid Fever
Tiger Crack
Wise Guy's Off Size
Eliminator Crack
Slick Willy
Free Willy
Our Father
Hand Bone
The Warrior
Beauty (OW)
Fist or Flips
The Clod Tower
The Disciple
Crawford's Corner (possibly not climbable- big rockfall recently)
Unfinished Symphony (OW)
Karate Crack
N'Plus Ultra
Holed Up
Gobies for Gumbies
Risk Brothers Roof
Shit Howdy


vanilla_gorilla


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thanks for the list, i referred to it quite often.

i ended up doing:
the fox
risk brothers
yin and yang/atman
out of control (a wild 5.10)
desert reality (wider than i was expecting)
this buds for you (awesome)
stick left
mushroom people
topless twins
chrysler crack
red zinger (excellent)

i would highly recommend out of control, to me it is hands down better than the fox. that roof is just wild!!! at 5.10. For the 5.10 leader it is a prized onsight and a perfect challenge!!!!

5.9 leaders would find challenge in topless twins, quite asethetic, also atman(10a) is just a wonderful crack to take beginner crack climbers too for a little humbling if they are used to the more facey trad routes in RR.


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