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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress : Sunset Arete (5.10b) : Photo
By: Boissal When: 12 hours ago

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Comments: Excellent shot! Those boat anchor chains are a bit unsightly though...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Old Peculier (5.11-)
By: Boissal When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: I guess the UT admin doesn't climb any longer but he sure patrols the e-choss. I'm a giant taint... How was that beta? There are 3 features on the whole route and I basically said you had to climb all 3. I doubt you'll see a line at the base this summer because of it
Foot is fine although it really doesn't like the 3rd feature on this line. More of an ankle problem really. Jungle should be happening.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Egg : Old Peculier (5.11-)
By: Boissal When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: This thing is pissed! {rest edited}


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Dihedrals Area : Lisa's Shoulder (5.9 R)
By: Boissal When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: The upper face protects very well, probably R without all the modern trinkets. The direct start in the dihedral is probably the only PG section with a move to get established below the crack.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : South Face : Fool's Paradise (5.10-)
By: Boissal When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments:
Craig Martin wrote:
You still need 2 ropes to rap from the top of the 3rd pitch of Western Grebe. This new anchor changes nothing in that regard.

Now goes with a single 70m via a few new anchors...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : South Face : Western Grebe (5.8 R)
By: Boissal When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: P4 is definitely worthy if you find yourself tired of slabbing. It goes all natural with a bit of faith. Don't let the grass growing in a couple spots in the crack deter you!


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Hackberry Wash Wall : Who Knows What It's Called (5.11a)
By: Boissal When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: Excellent line, sustained and engaging the whole way. Probably 3.5 stars, so far my favorite edging fest in Snow (better than the stuff on the Aftershock wall).
I think the climbing through first three bolts warrants 11b. It's all about long moves on very thin holds and none of that sweet patina to crimp on, only sandy sloppy crimps and bad feet. Things ease up quite a bit in the upper half but the climbing remains through provoking all the way. The 9th (last) bolt (didn't see a fixed pin) and ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Tower Of Babel : Fuego (5.12a) : Photo
By: Boissal When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: Sweet shot! Heinous move if you're short.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : Stiffler's Mom (5.11a) : Photo
By: Boissal When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: You must be so strong...
I've always thought it was more like 7+.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : Viet Cong Corner (5.11a)
By: Boissal When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: Bring a can of gasoline and lighter for the approach. +1 on pulling hard for the start, once you get in the jams things ease up but the first greasy fingerlock is a bit of a tough wake-up call. Excellent climbing above, too bad it isn't longer. Looks like the area saw some pretty massive rockfall over the winter.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Banshee Wall : Happy House (5.10+)
By: Boissal When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: And now you downgrade my project... Great!
New route looks good, I liked the serrated look of that flake when I saw it.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Banshee Wall : Happy House (5.10+)
By: Boissal When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Damn it Andy!! Why didn't you put the anchors 5' up and left??
Did you TR the orange seam?


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Photo
By: Boissal When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Waste and leg loops uh...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Back of Beyond : East Face Slab : Moss Lords of the Wasatch (5.7)
By: Boissal When: Sep 1, 2015

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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:

Rock Climbing Photo: 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?

Rock Climbing Photo: 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.


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