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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Back of Beyond : East Face Slab : Moss Lords of the Wasatch (5.7)
By: Boissal When: 4 days ago

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Comments: BAH! Excellent! So much more satisfying than climbing a freshly mowed moss freeway, as in this eyesore of a route...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Devil's Castle : Portable Darkness (5.9+ PG13)
By: Boissal When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: Casual and delicious sums it up well. A great addition to the Castle and a pretty good intro to the climbing up there.
I thought P1 and P2 were really good with the crux on P2 being standard Castle goodness: long moves on good holds up steep solid black rock.The chimney was actually fun, especially after turning around a few times. The belay perch there is pretty outstanding. The middle section is probably the most solid of any on the Castle's routes and while the climbing is somewhat unremarkab... more >>


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Pandora : Photo
By: Boissal When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: And done!
More options to the right through the roof. That upper shield also looks tasty!


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Pandora : Wrath of the Talus Monster (5.10-) : Photo
By: Boissal When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Entirely possible. That place has some weirdness going on...


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Pandora : Wrath of the Talus Monster (5.10-)
By: Boissal When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: After countless hours running around the Jungle's loathsome choss fields with reckless abandon, I finally awoke the resident Talus Monster. The struggle was short and brutal and ironically seems to have cost me my right talus bone. Watch yourself up there, the ground isn't exactly a model of stability...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Back of Beyond : East Face Slab : Moss Lords of the Wasatch (5.7)
By: Boissal When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: BEST ROUTE NAME OF THE WASATCH.
GIVE ME ALL YOUR CHOSS!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress
By: Boissal When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: Asshole? You ungrateful twat, I made you a map!

I'm sorry to hear that the top of both buttresses look similar and it threw you off. I'm impressed your persevered without realizing that the nature of the rock, the approach time and orientation of the crag were wrong. I imagine you had your phone with you to compare pics? Gotta wonder in which state you'd have ended up if you had been going by the guidebook...

Congrats though, you probably made a rare repeat of:

The other Sunset Arete
The other Sunset Arete


Although the... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress
By: Boissal When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: How the hell do you match pics of a granite buttress to a chunk of red quartzite?
You didn't find a catchment, you found a pipe bridge... Didn't you wonder why it only took you 10 minutes to get there instead of 35?

That would be how to get to Twilight
That would be how to get to Twilight



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : S-Curves : S-Curve - The Pile
By: Boissal When: Jul 7, 2015

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Comments: It's a new line which went up a couple of years ago, probably 11c, can't remember who put it up or the name...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress
By: Boissal When: Jul 3, 2015

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Comments: Pretty amusing that you can see the jeep road on this picture. Maybe following that ROAD to a large buttress made of GRANITE on the SOUTH side of the canyon would have helped? The anchor points are fine...


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Moosehorn : ERM Wall : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Looks bleak.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Hellgate Cliffs : Altaworld : Altaworld (5.12)
By: Boissal When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Brick hard for the grade given in the book (12a), definitely closer to mid 12.
Excellent climbing and many stars despite the garbage rock at the bottom. Once you clip the first bolt it's on and doesn't really let up until the last 2 bolts.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Callitwhatyouplease (5.8)
By: Boissal When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: Nice edit Allen, you had a different story this morning... Were they solid? Are you the pin goblin? Did you lie to my face about all the Ferguson pins too? Go replace bolts instead of disappearing pins.

Also, what the fuck is it with this place and people rewriting the history they're already making up as they go?

Allen Sanderson wrote:
Sorry grk10vq but yer talking out yer ass. While I have pulled a fair number of bad pins over the years those pins were buried and not bad.



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: Nice edit again you giant chode.

Giant chode
Giant chode


You're so stealth...
What is it then, a picture form the Rakkup guide which is technically not in print? You should have been a lawyer.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Prune Face Slab : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Did you remove the trees on Rakkup so the topo shows more than 1/3 of the route? Spam.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Interesting bit of historical knowledge! Too bad you had to spray your guidebook author SPAM all over it.

EDIT: Nice edit Orwell...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Same year you got clocked on the melon by ice and forgot/re-learned everything you know about FAs?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: As if ultra high resolution topos were needed to navigate these heaps...
Quit spamming.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Tower Of Babel : Fuego (5.12a) : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: Cool pic! Hard beta...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : ... : Photo
By: Boissal When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: I sure hope the Xs for bolts don't obscure a third of the buttress...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Force of Nature (5.11a)
By: Boissal When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: You can rap this line with a 60 m rope, it will leave you with about nothing to spare. No top roping though, a 70 m would be mandatory.
Fun route with 2 distinct cruxes surrounding a thin section and moderate climbing for the rest.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Ad Lib (5.10a)
By: Boissal When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: The dirt is already coming back! As JS said, get on it before it fills back up with grime, it's a worthy route which starts easy and gets progressively harder and thinner.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Social Engineering (5.10b)
By: Boissal When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: You can rap this line with a 60 m rope, it will leave you with about nothing to spare. No top roping though, a 70 m would be mandatory.
Excellent line on solid rock, even the wide section felt solid. The gear is good but as usual in BCC, a bit tricky to set right. The moves and exposure at the roof are classic. Great find!


Location: UT : Cedar City : Brian Head : The Running Scared Wall : The Dark Tower : Heart of Darkness (5.11-)
By: Boissal When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: Hard to read and scary to onsight. Blowing the 2nd, 3rd and even 4th clip could have serious consequences as the route traverses over rising talus.
Once you have the sequence figured out the climbing is great with long moves and an unexpected variety of holds.
This line and its neighbor to the left have the best rock at the Running Scared wall, reminiscent of the Jungle (same rock band?)


Location: UT : Saint George : Underworld : Armed and Dangerous (5.10b/c)
By: Boissal When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: Triples on #2s and #3s with two #4s would work, I'm sure you could find a spot to mash a #5 and feel really good about it. Again, your mileage may vary...


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