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Areas = 15
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Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Red Springs Rock : Ripcurl (5.11a)
By: Austin Baird When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: Sweet! I love TRing rad lines! Ken Nichols and I are going to come out and climb this thing on TR, like it was meant to be climbed. Then we're gonna chop the bolts, punch this "SexPanther" character in the jaw, and then speed back to Connecticut, cackling wildly. I'll make sure to bring a fresh Sharpie to touch up the name of the route first.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Apr 2, 2014

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Comments: Your beef is with the World Meteorological Organization - they define fog and clouds as "haze". Take it up with WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud.


Location: UT : Ibex : Shadow Buttress : Absorption (5.9)
By: Austin Baird When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments: Great route - I agree with Price that it's hard for 5.9. The book says to take up to a #3 and possibly an extra #3. I took two #3s and a #4 and would have appreciated a couple more big pieces.

Also, the only good protection opportunity before the crux is currently filled in by a massive nest. I couldn't get anything in and did the crux with my last decent piece (a nut) about 15 feet below me. If you have a #4 or #5, you can protect just above your head for th... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)
By: Austin Baird When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: Sorry naysayers - this route is awesome. You're climbing juggy 5.7-5.8 straight up for 900 feet with awesome views (and yes...kinda miserable belays. Deal with it.)

Definitely park outside the loop and hike in the Oak Creek approach (good map HERE and beta HERE... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Sudden, Yet Inevitable Betr... (5.10a)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Perin - I thought I could hear DK chuckling as I flailed around over that roof :)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: Great area!! I can't believe how much good climbing these guys pulled out of a 5 minute approach from the car. Definitely take helmets; you'll be sure to pull several holds off each route you get on. Also consider rapping off some of the taller routes - the anchors are above ledges or bulges that make getting lowered hard on your rope.

Thanks for all the work!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Out of Gas (5.9)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: Great route Darren!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Firefly (5.10c)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: Great route. My favorite 10 I've done in AF. I thought that the anchors would make more sense moved about 3 feet left. The last part of the route calls for some sketchy traversing on holds that are ready to blow (and did several times!). Felt a little out of character from the rest of the route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Browncoat (5.10b)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: Great route. Bouldery and fun. Make sure to pick the correct pocket when pulling through the crux.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Sudden, Yet Inevitable Betr... (5.10a)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: Great climb up through the ninth bolt. At bolt 9, the rock quality gets worse and makes every move slower and more methodical up to the roof. There might be some secret beta for pulling the roof that makes it 10a but I played around up there for about 5 minutes and didn't find anything that felt easier than 10c\d. I thought this felt substantially harder than the 10b right next to it and a little harder than the 10c two routes over.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Ruth Lake : Good Medicine Area : The Legend (5.10c)
By: Austin Baird When: Jun 23, 2013

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Comments: Awesome route!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : North and West Faces : Hollow Man (5.9)
By: Austin Baird When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: One of the links at the top is pretty grooved through (insert rant about not toproping through the chains). I didn't have anything with me or else I would have switched it out myself. If anyone gets the chance to swap out one of the links up top (I think I remember it being a quick link), it would be helpful.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Ice : Donorcicle (WI5) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Dec 20, 2012

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Comments: Is there anything you can back that rock up with? Just in case it blows?


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jungle Wall : Jungle Wall (5.11b) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Jul 17, 2012

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Comments: Is the bolt spacing like this for most of the route? 15 - 20 feet in between bolts?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Apr 25, 2012

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Comments: You mean the clouds?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Mar 28, 2012

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Comments: I think that's leftover haze from a storm - I've never really known the Moab area to have air quality problems.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Horizontal Mambo (5.12d) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: Yeah dude. Really. It's a roof and would be a bitch to clean. We don't go to J-Tree and start bitching about your ethics. Show us the same courtesy.

Edit to add: Not that I had anything to do with putting it up; just that I resent your bitching.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Upper Painted Bowl : Chicken Lips (5.10a)
By: Austin Baird When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: Killis - I've never rebolted a route but I've climbed on enough ASCA bolts in RR to make me feel indebted. If we can work out a schedule, I'll drive down from Provo and help out. Only catch is that we have to climb it afterwards.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Jerry's Quarry and Lost Pen... : Jerry's Quarry : ... : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Nov 19, 2011

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Comments: Is wearing two different shoes important beta or is it just a fashion statement?


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Apogee Pending (5.14a)
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 27, 2011

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Comments: I wish you hadn't given all the beta. You totally ruined my onsight.


Location: CO : South Platte : Big Rock Candy Mountain : Fields of Dreams Growing Wi... (5.11+ R) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Aug 3, 2011

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Comments: Wimp.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Fallen Arches (5.13a) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Sep 20, 2010

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Comments: There's one bolt on the whole freaking route. How literate is your part of Pennsylvania?


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Easy Day for a Lady (5.9) : Photo
By: Austin Baird When: Jun 10, 2010

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Comments: Is your first placement really 30 feet up? Ballsy.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area
By: Austin Baird When: May 30, 2010

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Comments: What's the area past Tatooine - the one under the black waterfall? We were up there today and saw a lot of cool-looking routes, but I didn't want to get on anything that hadn't been sent yet. Perin, Crisco, Tristan - are those routes kosher to get on?

And thanks a lot - this is my favorite area in the canyon!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Carbuncle Buttress : Made to be Broken (5.10+ PG13)
By: Austin Baird When: May 1, 2010

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Comments: What makes this a PG-13?


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