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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Rodeo Girls in Bondage

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R (3)

Trad, 3 pitches, 280'

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Dragon Arch

Jun 3, 2012

Strewn Masters of Gore

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (2)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Wheeler-Newsome Wall

Jun 2, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Profile of P1

Profile of P1

UT : Zion National Park : ... : Varco Route (5.11b/c)

May 24, 2010

Pitch 1

Pitch 1

UT : Zion National Park : ... : Varco Route (5.11b/c)

May 24, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : Idiot Wind (5.11c)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Great route! has an awesome 5.10 finger crack with feet and rests to a couple of V2 boulder problems. And you can place high gear and be on top rope for both of these. Go for it!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : Blowin' in the Wind (5.10b)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: This is a fun line with a good intro off-width section. Don't let the ow intimidate you.

I was suprised by the number of #1 camalots I placed/wanted. I think a good rack in camalot c4s is 2 #0.75, 4 #1, 3 #2, 3 #3, 2 #4, doubles in the sizes leading up to a #1 and an optional #5. I only had 1 #4 and was fine bumping it for a body length or 2 and I didn't bring a #5.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : Watching the River Flow (5.11c)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: This is a good line that is definitely worth doing. The start is tricky but the holds are much more solid than expected. Recommended rack is good. I think I used a double set up to a 2 camalot with triples in the green and blue alien sizes. I may have placed a 3 camalot as well.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Unreliable (5.12-)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Oct 5, 2013

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Comments: I like the quote "One of my favorite clip ups in the canyon." It is a great clip up - with 15 feet of 5.10 crack climbing and then ends with maybe 30 feet of gear climbing, including the crux.

It is a great route, highly recommended and it is really well protected. I also think this one is probably 12c.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : East Temple : Cowboy Bob Goes to Zion (5.10+ C2+)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: This was my introduction route to Zion and Utah sandstone. After this route I vowed never to return to Zion. It took my 5 years to muster up the courage to return. Since then I have done several other routes that I loved and for some weird reason I am having the urge to try this one again to see if it is as scary as I remember. My partner freed the C2+ section because he was afraid to weight the aid pieces.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : B Crags (Spotted Wolf Canyo... : Innominate (5.12a)
By: Ben Ricketts When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: This route sounds awesome. Nice work guys. I will have to get down and try this one. Shouldn't this be posted in the Little Spotted Wolf canyon section?


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Moroni : Varco Route (5.11b/c)
By: Ben Ricketts When: May 24, 2010

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Comments: This is labeled as the Varco Route in the Super Topo guide book. It is an awesome line that is well worth your time. Nice lead linking both of these together. I thought P1 was a little stiffer and would give it 5.11+. P2 is super fun and interesting the whole way at mid 5.10.


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