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Member Since: Aug 14, 2011
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Total Points: 1,252
Last Year: 993
Last 30 Days: 110
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 549 | Routes 48 | Areas 13 | Photos 110 | Page Improvements | Comments 39 | Posts | Stars 335 | Ratings 4
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Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Training Wall : The Mack Down (5.7)
By: Andrew Riley When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Led this route on trad this weekend, good way to spice things up a little.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Hot Season (5.11c PG13)
By: Andrew Riley When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Knocked a couple of big blocks off of this route on lead this weekend. I'm not convinced that this route is one that will really clean up, the loose sections feel more like compacted dirt than rock. My honest advice is to avoid it unless you have nothing left to climb.


Location: Asia : Thailand : Chiang Mai : Crazy Horse General Area : Heart Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Jan 5, 2016

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Comments: Respectfully disagree about the quality of the new routes. Two of the 5.11s to the far left were my favorite at Crazy Horse. Also, the utility of the Heart Wall page would be greatly improved if the routes were listed in order from left to right with expanded descriptions and photos.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Monk's Life Wall : Slingshot Monkey (5.12b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: It's about 70 feet to the first anchor.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Monk's Life Wall : Slingshot Monkey (5.12b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Dec 27, 2015

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Comments: Spent some time trying the moves and scrubbing the dust, grime, and loose rock off of this route yesterday, ended up getting the surprise send today for the FA. Great climb and great addition, now that there is chalk on the holds and hangers on the bolts. Several bouldery sequences on the route. I can't wait to start trying the extension.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Hot Season (5.11c PG13)
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 27, 2015

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Comments: Still requires a lot of cleaning. Next time, I'm taking a wire brush.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Saya Steve Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Saya means teacher in Myanmar language. Saya Steve means teacher Steve. It's named after Steve Brian who catalyzed the first bolting/climbing effort in Myanmar, as mentioned above.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Twitch Rock : Twitch (5.12d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: I didn't see them, but we were just climbing by headlamp. It's possible they are laying around somewhere at the base. Also, just to clarify, the bolt and hanger were completely missing. It's not like the bolt was chopped or broken off, there is a completely clean hole where the old bolt was.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Steve. I think you're right, and I would also love to see more of the harder climbs at WFH getting a little bit more love in general.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Saya Steve Wall : Best Route in Kansas (5.11a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Tyler told me that he bolted this, but never climbed it. I don't think anyone from TCCM has climbed it in the interim, so my climb today was probably the FA. If it's not let me know and I'll update the info. Overall, I don't think I would climb it again, but it was okay. "I am Made of Rice" is much more enjoyable.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Finally got the FA of this line today! After getting completely rained out on our last trip up to Mandalay, I sent it on my 8th day on. Named it the Firefly Engagement to honor Tyler Hoffart's original name Firefly and also because I was projecting this route when I proposed to my fiance at the monastery at the top of Waterfall Hill.

As for the grade, I think it's harder than any other 5.12c I've sent; however, I think the FA process of finding the beta, cleaning and chalking the hol... more >>


Location: Asia : China : Hong Kong : Monkey Buttress
By: Andrew Riley When: Jul 5, 2015

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Comments: First of all take the first right turn you see when you're heading up the trail. When we were there, there were climbing ropes tied along the trail. This takes you to the base of the crag. It shouldn't be much more than a 5 minute approach. Secondly, we went to Monkey Buttress on a trip to HK in June/July. During this time of year there are a bunch of HUGE spiders (as big as your face) that make webs across the trail. I'm not sure if they're poisonous, but just an FYI. Also take a lot of mosquit... more >>


Location: Asia : Taiwan : Long Dong (Dragon Cave) : (2) Clocktower : Crystal Blue Temptation (V0)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: I traversed in from the left on this, and the slippery traverse felt harder than the actual prow. Also, I think the sport grade of 5.8 might make more sense than v1/2. Regardless, this was probably the most memorable thing I climbed at LD.


Location: Asia : Taiwan : Long Dong (Dragon Cave) : (3) Long Lane : Family (5.11)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: Guidebook says .11c. It felt harder than that to me, but conditions were very hot and humid. Great Route, after the crux there are several places to ease the pump.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Ye (aka) Yayyy (Mon State)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: NICE!


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jun 11, 2015

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Comments: This thing is hard! I put 5 days into it in the past couple of months, and I almost found my way through the last of the crux this weekend. Maybe next time.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall : Paper Lantern (5.10a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: 3 Stars for the bottom section, bomb for the top. Katie pulled off a big rock while climbing this, and I suspect there are several more that will come off.


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Hpa-An : Bayin Nyi : Natyaykan (Nat Lake) Wall : Wounds and Wins (5.11d)
By: Andrew Riley When: May 25, 2015

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Comments: I helped bolt this line. Got to see Cyrille get the FA on his last day in Myanmar. Cyrille named it in reference to the previous day when we hiked and climbed through heinous class 4 and 5 jungle, getting bitten by fire ants and mosquitoes, to set up a line to bolt routes at a different site. In the effort to set the line, Cyrille cut some deep gashes in his forearm. Although, we did succeed in setting up a line, the team on the ground never ended up getting any bolts in the wall. We ended up ba... more >>


Location: Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Saya Steve Wall : Saya Steve (5.8)
By: Andrew Riley When: Apr 23, 2015

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Comments: Maybe it's not the most classic climbing, but this is the first route in Myanmar. Get on it and feel the history with your own finger tips and rubber shoes.


Location: CO : Idaho Springs : Loch Lomond
By: Andrew Riley When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: Video of some of the boulders we developed here:



Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall : Chaos (5.13a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: Super thin and body-position specific. Worked this route for over a year trying to figure out the beta. Finally put it all together today; cold temps and wind definitely helped. Also I found clipping the 3rd bolt on the route to be pretty safe. I took multiple falls from the holds right at the 3rd bolt, and I never decked.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Anarchy Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: I may have left a bright green Outdoor Research jacket at Anarchy in the last couple of weeks; probably over by Chaos. If anyone picked it up let me know. 303-868-1317.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Primo Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: I may have left a bright green Outdoor Research jacket at the crag last weekend. Has anyone seen it? My number is 303-868-1317.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Ghost Crag : Ghost (5.14a PG13)
By: Andrew Riley When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: Hey, I would like to add a route on this face to the right of Ghost. Looks like a line would go, I've rapped down it a couple of times to start cleaning it and putting the moves together. I have everything I need to put the new line in, except for a drill. I even have my own bit. If someone would be willing to lend my a drill in exchange for a six-pack or a couple of bucks, send me a message.


Location: CO : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Ghost Crag
By: Andrew Riley When: Sep 28, 2014

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Comments: Hey, I would like to add a route on this face to the right of Ghost. Looks like a line would go, I've rapped down it a couple of times to start cleaning it and putting the moves together. I have everything I need to put the new line in, except for a drill. I even have my own bit. If someone would be willing to lend my a drill in exchange for a six-pack or a couple of bucks, send me a message.


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