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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.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes : Android Waffle Hot Line (5.10b)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Sep 8, 2012

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Comments: Anybody know what you are seeing when you can see straight through the wide crack on the right on the second pitch? Looks like a mysterious cave.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: Brandon Gottung When: Jul 30, 2011

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Comments: As of 7/30, the first bolt on P3 is still missing.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Flagstaff Partner Search 2/21-2/22 and beyondArizona & New Mexico PartnersBrandon GottungMar 2, 2015
re: Lightweight decent shoe options for multi-pitch climbs?Climbing Gear DiscussionBrandon GottungMar 2, 2015
Mt Lemmon Tue 2/8 - Thurs 2/10: upper hwy ClassicsArizona & New Mexico PartnersBrandon GottungFeb 8, 2015
Android: Black ScreeniPhone & Android App FeedbackBrandon GottungJan 29, 2015
re: indian creek partnersUtah PartnersBrandon GottungJan 27, 2015
re: tucson: looking for partner and possibly room share or parking spotArizona & New Mexico PartnersBrandon GottungJan 21, 2015
re: Repairing nice climbing pantsClimbing Gear DiscussionBrandon GottungJan 20, 2015
RR trad up to 5.11 Jan 21st until weather turns badNevada PartnersBrandon GottungJan 18, 2015
re: Best Grade III Climbs Around the Moab AreaSouthern Utah DesertsBrandon GottungJan 18, 2015
re: Winter Climbing Arizona & New MexicoBrandon GottungDec 22, 2014
Granite Mtn, Waterfall, Sedona: late Dec / Cochise: JanuaryArizona & New Mexico PartnersBrandon GottungDec 19, 2014
re: your favorite dihedrals in the creek?Southern Utah DesertsBrandon GottungDec 14, 2014
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