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Member Since: Oct 26, 2006
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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : The Shining (5.13c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: Rather than using the mono at the crux, match the undercling and go right hand to a shallow pocket on the vertical head wall.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : The Invisible Man (5.13c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: Rather than traversing on underclings from the second-to-last to last-bolt, grab the overlap as a sloper, hang low and power up to the pocket as a gaston. Use the good left foot for this high-step move.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: At the top of the trail, 200 feet below the cliff, please resist the urge to go straight up the dirt gully to the base of the cliff. There is now a subtle trail that takes you out to the ridge and back towards the base of the cliff with a switchback.


Location: Northern Utah & Idaho : Unidentified route in LCC : Photo
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: Tacos Diablos 5.13a
FA: Brendan Nicholson


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : The Shining (5.13c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: new beta probably bumps this one into 13b if you are 5'9" or taller


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Billboard Trail : The Billboard : The Invisible Man (5.13c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: New beta probably bumps this one into hard 13b


Location: AZ : Photo
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: fantastic! I thought it was a painting at first.


Location: General Climbing : Expired thread, 2011 editio... : Post : Photo
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: May 22, 2012

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Comments: that would be Hell, in American Fork Canyon, Utah


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Left Flank : Too Many Puppies (5.12a)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: make sure to stick-clip the first bolt, there is a loose hold getting there that could ruin your day


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Pine Canyon : Rabid Muslim (5.11)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: way better than the incredible handcrack.

One trick to prevent the rope from pushing your gear into the crack below the roof is to jam a tight #4 Gray Camalot right at the lip. There is a notch that keeps the #4 from being pushed backwards.

use a 70meter rope

amazing climb.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Pine Canyon : Old Bushmills (5.10+)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: a great climb. tricky thin feet at the beginning lead to steep thin hands at the top.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Pine Canyon : Anchors From Hell (5.10c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: great, varied climbing.

bolt is not a problem in my eyes


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : All Along the Watchtower (5.10+)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: hard transitions from big hands, to fists, to stacks, to knees.

This is a full workout


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : Idiot Wind (5.11c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: tricky, balancy cruxes with good gear.

a quiver of small cams with extra gray and purple camalots


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Mexican Mountain Road Area : Dylan Wall : Blowin' in the Wind (5.10b)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: hero hand jams to a blue-collar offwidth pod crux.

be careful with some of the flakes on the left.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Site 18
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: the approach trail is now VERY well marked


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - East : Technicolor (5.12b)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: two small finger pieces protect the seams (green, red or yellow C3)

great boulder problem


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - West : Vise Grips (5.11+)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Oct 19, 2009

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Comments: WOW! This thing is HARD

Great locker fingers and hands on a super-physical roof

An amazing achievement for Greg Lowe


Location: UT : Moab Area : Mill Creek
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Oct 7, 2009

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Comments: Will,
Keep an open mind and a sense of adventure and millcreek will deliver some of the best climbing experiences of your life.
-brendan


Location: UT : Moab Area : Mill Creek : Horse Creek : Reckon So (5.12d)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Oct 7, 2009

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Comments: a fantastic test of slab skill that starts out mellow and climaxes with thin crimps on a nearly vertical face

a classic of the style


Location: UT : Moab Area : Mill Creek : Lower Mill Creek : The Paper Crane (5.13a)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 24, 2009

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Comments: great movement, but a bit sandy in spots


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Building Blocks : Building Blocks - East : The Mechanic (5.12a)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 9, 2009

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Comments: poorly bolted


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Great Wall : Three Star Corner (5.9+)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 9, 2009

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Comments: A fantastic line, one of the best in the City

we used nothing bigger than a #1 (red) Camalot
small cams are needed to protect the lower and upper third
double .5 and .75 camalots are nice

a bit easy for the grade

The trick to getting to the chains is to look for the foot edges that will take you out there and not to focus on handholds. This is the mental crux of the route, but well worth doing.

continue hiking up and do "Beef Jello" while you are in the area


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Beef Jello : Beef Jello (5.10d)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Sep 9, 2009

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Comments: a fantastic climb well worth the hike
I sneaked around the direct start by climbing patina to the right
this is the "Crack of Doom" for 5.10 climbers, a true classic


make a day of exploring circle creek and its seclusion


Location: UT : Moab Area : Sand Flats : Elvis's Hammer : Hormones in Waiting (5.10c)
By: Brendan N. (grayhghost) When: Jan 28, 2009

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Comments: Does anyone know the exact height of the Hammer on its tallest side, straight to the ground?


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