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Sandstone walls rising over Li Ming.

Sandstone walls rising over Li Ming.

Asia : China : ... : Li Ming

Oct 21, 2013

Looking down on P5.

Looking down on P5.

Asia : China : ... : Back to the Primative (5.11+)

Oct 21, 2013

Pitch 2 of Great Fire Wall. Liming, China.

Pitch 2 of Great Fire Wall. Liming, China.

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Oct 8, 2013

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 : Kolob Canyon : North Fork of Taylor : Tucapit occidentalis (5.10+)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Cool to see this line is getting some traffic! The 5.8+ face finish is protectable. I think I nested a green and yellow alien in a good horizontal, slung a horn, then got a #3 friend to protect the final move. Hope you enjoyed it!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : North Fork of Taylor : Tucapit occidentalis (5.10+)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Concerning pitch 6, I haven't lead it but it seemed safe enough and is good and exposed, allowing access to the fantastic final pitch. Karl established this pitch onsight, bolting from stances - super impressive! Once one of us climbs this pitch again, we may consider adding a bolt - this route doesn't need an r-rating. Until then, feedback from others would be appreciated. Here's a photo of Karl's lead on the FFA showing gear:
Pitch 6 traverse showing available gear.
Pitch 6 traverse showing available gear.



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.


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