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P2 on Great Firewall of China. LiMing, China

P2 on Great Firewall of China. LiMing, China

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Jan 26, 2013

Japanese Cowboy 5.12+ FFA LiMing, China.

Japanese Cowboy 5.12+ FFA LiMing, China.

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Nov 29, 2012

Lone Peak

Lone Peak

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Apr 3, 2012

В Екатер...

В Екатеринбурге

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Feb 18, 2012

11. Calm holiday. 5.12d. 7 draws. 12. Black Soviet...

11. Calm holiday. 5.12d. 7 draws. 12. Black Soviet. 5.12d. 8 draws. 13. Elephant. 5.12d. 9 draws.

Europe : Ukraine : ... : Odinets

Jan 15, 2012

8 - Pendulum (two variations). 5.11d/5.12d. 12 dra...

8 - Pendulum (two variations). 5.11d/5.12d. 12 draws. 9 - Outsider in ...5.11b. 11 draws. 10 - Euthanasia. 5.11a. 13 draws.

Europe : Ukraine : ... : Odinets

Jan 15, 2012

5 - Bridge Across Forever. 5.12d. 11 draws. 6 - Fo...

5 - Bridge Across Forever. 5.12d. 11 draws. 6 - Forget me. 5.11d. 3 draws. 7 - Plates. 5.10a. 9 draws.

Europe : Ukraine : ... : Odinets

Jan 15, 2012

1 - Mein Kampf. 2 - Kushnir bank. 3 - Begovuha. 4 ...

1 - Mein Kampf. 2 - Kushnir bank. 3 - Begovuha. 4 - Heel.

Europe : Ukraine : ... : Odinets

Jan 15, 2012

Beautiful coastal cliffs offer a spectacular setti...

Beautiful coastal cliffs offer a spectacular setting for climbing.

Europe : Ukraine : Crimea

Jan 15, 2012

One of the many formations at Dovbush Rocks.

One of the many formations at Dovbush Rocks.

Europe : Ukraine : Carpathian mountains

Jan 15, 2012

Ancient Art's corkscrew summit

Ancient Art's corkscrew summit

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Jul 31, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Zion National Park : Oak Creek Drainages : Sub Peak of Meridian Tower : The Omen (5.11b)
By: Brandon Gottung When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: I recommend bringing extra yellow aliens. I brought only 3 or 4 and wanted another couple - 6 in this size wouldn't be excessive. I ended up linking P4 and P5 making for a super rad pitch (200' - a 60m works if the belayer breaks down the anchor and moves forward). We didn't take a #5 and were fine. On the raps, I had a difficult time hitting the anchors on top of P3. I ended up tying a massive knot with the remainder of the ropes and throwing it in the crack and pulling myself in - I reco... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Moroni
By: Brandon Gottung When: Nov 26, 2014

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Comments: Approach: There is a sandy trail that goes from the footbridge accessed via Court of the Patriarches to the Emerald Pools trail. This trail parallels Mt Moroni. I think there are some golden tablets somewhere around here. Anyway, there is a large cliff obstruction between the trail and the climbs, when hiking this trail, there is a very obvious break in the cliffs with a ill-defined climbers trail. This break is north of Plan B. This is by far the best option to approach Plan B and climbs to eit... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Middle Fork of Taylor
By: Brandon Gottung When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: The closure applies only to the north facing aspect of Paria, so Astrolizard is open being on Tucapit. Try reloading the link, it takes a couple of tries sometimes since it opens a PDF.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Middle Fork of Taylor : Astrolizard (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Nov 6, 2014

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Comments: I know it's not saying much, but this is the cleanest route I've climbed in Zion.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : Lobotomy (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Oct 29, 2014

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Comments: Singles .5 to #2, double up on #3 and triples #4 to #6. I used a green bigbro for the third #6 sized piece, placed perfectly at the lip of the little roof feature - bomber.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Fin Wall : FF1 (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Then what is the SH bolt about? Probably a Hong route.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes : Unknown Crack Right of "Wor... (5.10+)
By: Brandon Gottung When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: The second pitch is Thicker Than Water - a super rad offwidth - goes at 10+ or so.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Rectory : Fine Jade (5.11a)
By: Brandon Gottung When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: Rap beta with 80 m rope: From top, down to anchor on top of sugar pitch. From there, an 80 gets within 1-2 feet of the anchor on top 1st pitch, so it's best to stop at the anchor on top crux pitch. From there, an 80 just gets you to the intermediate on pitch 1 - knot the ends! Then to the ground.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes : Thicker than Water (5.10+)
By: Brandon Gottung When: May 3, 2014

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Comments: Super rad pitch - a great addition to the canyon. Give it a whirl! With a couple more ascents, it'll clean up nicely. I'd suggest bringing one #6 C4, an old #5 and new #5 (or just two C4 #5s if that's all you have) then single #4 C4, a 3.5 sized piece, #3, #2, #1 and .75: in camalots.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Jews On Crack (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: Would-be 5-star mega-classic but the guano finish left me feeling downright dirty. Definately still worth jumping on though. I suggest saving about four #3 camalot-sized pieces for the roof and one #5 C4 is great for the wide bit mid-pitch (not 2 of 'em like the guidebook suggests).


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Meat Hooks (5.10+)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Contrary to what is written above, #4 C4s are a nice tight fit throughout the climb - I bumped one for a long way having only a couple other cams that fit. #4 friends are perfect but the #4 C4s fit for at least a 70' stretch of the climb.


Location: International : Asia : China : Hong Kong : Lion Rock : Gweilo (5.10a)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: Makes a good trad line if you have the gear.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Deseret Moon (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: A #3 ball nut in the solid crack on the left wall of the flare is about the best protection for the crux.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Hijinx in the Desert (5.11)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Apr 20, 2013

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Comments: Tore some rotator cuff onsighting this thing. The moves at the lip are super tricky, got worked figuring 'em out, wrenched on the jams to pull the lip and pop pop pop went my shoulder, sunk a #1 at my hips (barely fit - you want .75s or black metolius) and went to the anchor. Once back on the ground, I realized how tweaked my shoulder was. Great route, crazy roof pull, but it cost me a season of climbing. Bring a couple .75s for the flare after the roof.


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