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Areas = 15
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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.


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.

Rock Climbing Photo: 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.


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