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Member Since: Nov 30, 2011
Last Visit: Sep 11, 2014
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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

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

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

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

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

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Watchtower Cove

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

May 17, 2014

Call of the Wild

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Wild

OS

Apr 8, 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

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

Unknown 5.10+

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

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

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

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

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

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (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

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

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

Cavity Bones

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

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

Clearly missing holds--crux was 5.10c easy

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 E1 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 E1 5a (1 p) 

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

Led for some friends to TR

Sep 10, 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

Teenagers in Heat

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 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

Remote Control

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (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

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

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

Les is More

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 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

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 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

K'Nex

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tinker Toys

Aug 16, 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

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

Steel Monkey

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 14, 2013

Drop Zone

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Aug 12, 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 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

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

Emotional Geometry

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

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

Aug 8, 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

O'Doul's

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

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

Redpoint

Aug 7, 2013

Hornets Nest

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

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

Redpoint

Aug 7, 2013

Hornets Nest

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 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

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (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

O'Doul's

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

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

Redpoint on second attempt. Cool route!

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 5.10a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Redpoint. Great long climb

Aug 2, 2013

Unknown 5.9

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 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

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

Drop Zone

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (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

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

Unknown 5.9

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hard Rock

Flash. Might be the best 5.9 climb in AF.

Jul 27, 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

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

Curious George

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : George

Redpoint and revisit. Classic climb!

Jul 14, 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

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/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

Onsight. Pretty fun, thought-provoking climbing

Jul 10, 2013

Butterfingers

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Membrane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 E1 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

Big Kahuna

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Schoolroom Area

Redpoint. Those river rocks are slippery!

Jun 7, 2013

Hot 4 Teacher

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Schoolroom Area

Onsight. Fun and very nice in the shade!

Jun 7, 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

Extra Credit

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Schoolroom Area

OS. Set up a TR for a youth group here.

Jun 7, 2013

Unknown 2

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hell Wall

Onsight. One of the less-polished AF climbs at this difficulty.

Jun 5, 2013

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