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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

Platinum Blonde

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Jun 17, 2015

Punch the Clock

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Jun 17, 2015

Presidents Day

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Escape Buttress

OS. Not a good warm-up.

Jun 17, 2015

Shoot 'em Politely

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Persephone

OS

May 13, 2015

Out of Gas

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Eavesdown Docks

OS. Gym-style jugs

Aug 28, 2014

Shindig

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Eavesdown Docks

Os. Way more interesting than I was expecting.

Aug 15, 2014

Firefly

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Eavesdown Docks

Redpoint. Long, interesting, sustained climbing - who could ask for more? Crux was quite balancy and strenuous

Aug 15, 2014

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. Getting even greasier. :(

Aug 7, 2014

Step it Fin

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Dorsal Fin

Meh

Aug 2, 2014

Reggae Beanies

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hidden Wall

Redpoint. Good to revisit the area!

Jul 31, 2014

Browncoat

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Eavesdown Docks

Onsight

Jul 15, 2014

Juggernaut

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Onsight. Awesome route with big moves

Jul 10, 2014

Beckey's Wall

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (3 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beckey's Wall Area

OS with Dave M. Approach was a bit interesting, but the climb was fantastic!

Jun 30, 2014

Litmus Test

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Redpoint. Fantastic climb

Jun 7, 2014

Eight to Eleven

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (2 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Redpoint. Pretty soft if your beta is good

Jun 7, 2014

Wheels on Fire

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Green Adjective Gully

Fun climb! Accidentally went way past the chains and had to downclimb

May 31, 2014

Repeat Offender

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Watchtower Cove

Onsight. Pretty fun, but really only one .10d move

May 17, 2014

Regular Route

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : P.A.'s Mother

Onsight. Smaller pieces work just fine as well. I placed a .4 camalot and a .75 near the bottom. Bigger stuff at the top is definitely a plus.

Apr 8, 2014

Call of the Wild

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wild

OS

Apr 8, 2014

Serengeti

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wild

Worth the hike!

Apr 8, 2014

Chupacabra

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wild

OS. Fun moves, lots of options all the way up

Apr 8, 2014

Eight to Eleven

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (2 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Follow. Great climb, though a few spinners down low don't inspire much confidence...

Mar 9, 2014

Rock Requiem

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Escape Buttress

TR. Cruised up this once I had figured out the beta. Great route!

Mar 9, 2014

Presidents Day

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Escape Buttress

Onsight. Very clean for a new climb

Mar 9, 2014

Unknown 5.10+

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Mar 9, 2014

Fire Woman

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Watchtower

Very sustained. Big reaches on bad feet seems to be the name of the game.

Oct 5, 2013

Cavity Bones

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Two hard crux moves, and the rest is rather uninspiring

Oct 3, 2013

Face Plant

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Onsight. Placements were sparse, but bomber.

Oct 3, 2013

The Cuspidnator

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Onsight. Anchors on this were not very well-placed

Oct 1, 2013

Scoliosis

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Bone Cave

Onsight. Way pumpier than it looked. Also quite dirty/chossy. I pulled off a bowling ball

Sep 26, 2013

Squawstruck

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (22 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Squaw Peak

Pitches 1-11. Great momentum until I dropped my shoe belaying at the top of p10. Did p11 with one shoe.

Sep 21, 2013

License To Thrill

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Couple falls, one big one clipping #3. still projecting

Sep 18, 2013

Squawstruck

5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c (22 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Squaw Peak

Half-day, pitches 1-8. All climbed clean. Walk off was more difficult than I had pictured. Went through 1L water.

Sep 13, 2013

Cavity Bones

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Clearly missing holds--crux was 5.10c easy

Sep 10, 2013

Facial Fracture

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Great route with some interesting features

Sep 10, 2013

Dry Socket

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Great route for the grade with plenty of room for creativity.

Sep 10, 2013

Bloody Impaction

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Onsight. Nice moves at the bottom and a fun pseudo-mantle.

Sep 10, 2013

Bad Case of Gingervitus

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Red Rock

Onsight. Avoid stemming for some real fun. Also a cool high step to chimney for a ba no hands rest.

Sep 10, 2013

Butterfingers

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Cleaned up after my friends.

Sep 10, 2013

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Great warm up for license to thrill.

Sep 10, 2013

Hornets Nest

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley

Led for some friends to TR

Sep 10, 2013

Teenagers in Heat

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Slabby sequence was pretty wild. And a mono? on a 5.10? cool.

Sep 8, 2013

Litmus Test

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

hangdog at the roof. May have puzzled out the sequence, though.

Sep 8, 2013

Remote Control

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Onsight. Felt pretty soft for the grade--I'd put it at 5.10d

Sep 8, 2013

Pentapitch

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Pentapitch Area

Wow. Just wow.

Aug 29, 2013

Sasquatch

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Pentapitch Area

First multipitch trad lead. Very committing. A must-do.

Aug 29, 2013

Les is More

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Onsight

Aug 27, 2013

Deep End

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Fell once. Great route with lots of variety!

Aug 27, 2013

Black Hole

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Onsight

Aug 27, 2013

Physical Therapy

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Division Wall

Onsight

Aug 27, 2013

Uncensored Society

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Watchtower Tiers

Onsight

Aug 24, 2013

Drunken Midget

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 24, 2013

Dehumanized

5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Watchtower Tiers

DNF. This was the last pitch of the day (21 bouldering problems + a 5.10b before) and I couldn't clip the last bolt.

Aug 23, 2013

Right Corner

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Kitchen

First trad lead. Wooo!!

Aug 17, 2013

The Bulge

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Appendage

Lead. had to take a couple times, but made it.

Aug 16, 2013

K'Nex

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tinker Toys

Aug 16, 2013

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 14, 2013

Riptide

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Took twice to think through some sequences. great route!

Aug 14, 2013

Drunken Midget

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 12, 2013

Butterfingers

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 12, 2013

Drop Zone

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 12, 2013

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 12, 2013

Stoic Calculus

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

New glue-in ring added below first bolt.

Aug 8, 2013

Emotional Geometry

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Thank you to whoever set up the hangers and rap rings for this route!

Aug 8, 2013

Treehugger

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Redpoint. As long as your footwork is good at the crux, the route is an easy 10b

Aug 8, 2013

Hornets Nest

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley

Redpoint

Aug 7, 2013

O'Doul's

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley

Redpoint

Aug 7, 2013

O'Doul's

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley

Redpoint on second attempt. Cool route!

Aug 6, 2013

Hornets Nest

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beer Can Alley

Flash. The rock has a cool texture, a bit of a departure from the regular AF stuff.

Aug 6, 2013

Stoic Calculus

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Climbed through Emotional Geometry

Aug 6, 2013

Emotional Geometry

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Aug 6, 2013

Late for Dinner

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Set up for youth group

Aug 6, 2013

Unknown 5.10+

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Onsight. Long, sustained climbing on good holds.

Aug 2, 2013

Unknown 5.9

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Warmup for its neighbors to the left. Still Chossy. A hold the size of a dinner plate broke off.

Aug 2, 2013

Unknown 5.10a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Redpoint. Great long climb

Aug 2, 2013

Drop Zone

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. Thin crimp/sidepull near the top is sharp! Ouch.

Jul 30, 2013

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint, static moves this time.

Jul 30, 2013

Caress of Steel

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint in the dark (early morning) made things interesting.

Jul 30, 2013

Unknown 5.10a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

OS. great route, good holds throughout. Pretty easy for the grade.

Jul 27, 2013

Unknown 5.9

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Flash. Might be the best 5.9 climb in AF.

Jul 27, 2013

Unknown 5.6

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

OS. Good climb for kids-positive holds and slabby.

Jul 27, 2013

Domestic Tension

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Watchtower

Redpoint.

Jul 24, 2013

Sun King

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Watchtower

Had to take after clipping the roof bolt after the crux, but clean other than that.

Jul 24, 2013

License To Thrill

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Hangdog at the roof and traverse. Excited to project this one!

Jul 16, 2013

Caress of Steel

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint

Jul 16, 2013

Drunken Midget

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. Worked out a line in the crack along the roof that skips the bouldery start, though I like that sequence better.

Jul 15, 2013

The Bulge

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Appendage

Projected on TR. Super fun route, excited to come back for the redpoint.

Jul 14, 2013

Curious George

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : George

Redpoint and revisit. Classic climb!

Jul 14, 2013

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. Made it through the crux with a couple dynos.

Jul 10, 2013

Drop Zone

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Onsight. Pretty fun, thought-provoking climbing

Jul 10, 2013

Caress of Steel

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. A couple pockets were clear full of water, which added an interesting twist.

Jul 9, 2013

License To Thrill

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Had to take a couple times, pulled the roof, fell off, lowered, puked. This will be a great project.

Jul 9, 2013

Butterfingers

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Redpoint. Good warm up climb with a fun sequence in the dihedral

Jul 9, 2013

Unknown Left

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Flash. Traversed at the chains to set up a TR for juggernaut

Jul 6, 2013

Treehugger

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Redpoint. Took some time to figure out the crux sequence. Once I did, it felt solid at the grade.

Jun 25, 2013

Vaporous Apparition

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Onsight. Fun little baby roof made it fun!

Jun 25, 2013

Caress of Steel

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Jun 23, 2013

Butterfingers

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Still pretty dirty.

Jun 22, 2013

Northface Massacre

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hidden Wall

Upgraded to four stars. What a cool route!

Jun 19, 2013

Drowning Baby Fish

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Schoolroom Area

OS. Set up a TR for a youth group.

Jun 7, 2013

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