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Andrew Gram


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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 1999 | Routes 107 | Areas 82 | Photos 197 | Page Improvements | Comments 291 | Posts 1005 | Stars 213 | Ratings 104
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Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bear Hollow Wall
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Climbed up here this weekend. The shiny bolts and chains are definitely eyesores - i'll try to get up there in the spring to paint them if no one beats me to it.

The routes themselves were a lot of fun and very well cleaned. I can see why a badass climber would think they are forgettable, but the beginner I was with loved them and I enjoyed them too. I also don't think the close bolting is a bad thing on low angle terrain in somewhat sketchy rock that will attract many new climbers.

It is too ... more >>


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 19, 2014

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Comments: Backcountry climbs in the swell tend to be serious and really high adventure. I wouldn't try to combine the pursuits for a beginner. The swell is not a good place for beginner climbers really at all. The Mother Goose is a good option, as is Tiki Tower off of the Buckhorn Wash.

You'll have to carry all of your own water just about everywhere in the desert - its really better suited to day trips for the most part. That said, hiking the San Rafael River between Fuller Bottom and the San Rafael... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Owl Rock : West Crack (5.8+) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Jun 21, 2014

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Comments: A double gear sling on a short 5.8 free climb?


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Moore Cutoff Road : Sid and Charley (5.10+)
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: 38.953867, -110.997065 are the GPS coords.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Confluence : Take Back The Rainbow (5.10b/c) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Really lame caption.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Chip Tower : Stuffing Nuts (5.9 C2 R)
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: If I remember right, south facing on pitches 1-3 and then the summit pitch faces west.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: Some excellent campsites if you don't mind driving for 15 minutes or so would be in the Swaseyland area.

If you don't mind driving more like 25-30 minutes, go to the Buckhorn Wash. There is some excellent bouldering along the Mexican Mountain road, especially around the mouth of Red Canyon.

If you are looking for camping pretty much by the exit, the Copper Globe Mine road area is good. No rock very near the freeway there though.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : M Crags : Runout Ridge (5.7+ R)
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Did it take you 4 years to think up that comment?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Liquid Sky (5.11+) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Nov 2, 2013

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Comments: de-Sendered - that is absolutely hilarious.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Liquid Sky (5.11+) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Of course he did.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Boognish Tower : Boognish Tower (5.10 PG13)
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: Cool! I've thought about doing this thing for years - glad someone got it done. It is an amazing feature.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arch Canyon : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: Wow. When was this taken?


Location: UT : Ibex : Bouldering : Brian's Boulder : 2. V1 (V1)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: They aren't out of line so I wouldn't delete them. I'm an admin, but I have a very light hand with the edit or delete button. I would encourage picking a couple of higher quality photos though - less is often more. If everyone posted 16 photos of every route they've done, the site would become unnavigable in a hurry, and lots of similar photos don't really add much to the overall site quality. Think of the site as more of a guidebook than a facebook page.

I'm glad you haven't suffered too m... more >>


Location: UT : Ibex : Bouldering : Brian's Boulder : 2. V1 (V1)
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: 16 photos of a short V1? Picking and choosing a few good photos is a lost art.


Location: UT : Capitol Reef National Park : Capital Gorge Boulders
By: Andrew Gram When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: I think separating bouldering areas from cragging areas isn't a bad practice, and it isn't like Capitol Reef will turn into a complex organizational headache so i'll just leave it like this.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Jul 21, 2013

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Comments: Depends how long it rained, how warm it is, and how sunny it is. Can be anywhere from a few hours for a short intense storm on a hot day to 3-4+ days if it is cool, cloudy, and it has rained for awhile.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : The Return of Mudzilla (A3)
By: Andrew Gram When: Jul 18, 2013

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Comments: Try it and tell us how long it takes you. Hint - if the rack calls for 50 peckers, those 5 pitches are not going to go real quick.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Speed Trap
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Why on earth would a roadside crag in BCC have an alpine feel? The Sundial way the hell above Lake Blanche barely has an alpine feel.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : Tower of Babel : Zenyatta Entrada (5.4 C3) : Photo
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Doubtful. Those were sawed angle scars that were gnarly. Bolts now so no problemo.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 22, 2013

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Comments: Want to rewrite the Titan page Crusher? You'd d it much better justice than i did.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Tiki Tower : West Face of Tiki Tower (5.8)
By: Andrew Gram When: Apr 1, 2013

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Comments: This thing is a lot of fun, feels more like a small tower than a boulder for sure, and is not a giveaway at the grade. Nice job, and really worth doing on your way back to SLC if you've got some time after climbing in Buckhorn.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : R Crags (Two Finger Canyon)... : Bon Voyage (5.8)
By: Andrew Gram When: Mar 20, 2013

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Comments: Best wishes Paul. I've had some great adventures climbing your routes.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell
By: Andrew Gram When: Mar 5, 2013

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Comments: Desert Rock II has some information that isn't on the proj, but it is out of print and i guess is expensive if you can find it.

Guidebooks are a tough proposition for the swell since new routes are going in constantly, it is a huge spread out area, and lots of the climbers there are crusty folks who don't like to share or have never heard of the internet.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : San Rafael Canyon - AKA Lit... : Trilobite Tower : Original Route (5.9 C1)
By: Andrew Gram When: Mar 4, 2013

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Comments: Awesome! Congratulations - I am delighted to see that pitch get freed so quickly.

Which rim did you hike in from? Cane Wash somewhere? The trail approach is really easy.

Did you try the upper pitches?


Location: UT : Saint George
By: Andrew Gram When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: It is generally warm enough all winter at the sunny crags.


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