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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Jun 7, 2016

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Comments: The short version of the story....... I am space hauling the bags (meaning i am directly weighting the unloaded side of the haul rope), bags become stuck under a roof, I lower myself down until I can swing them out from under the roof, as I do this Juli arrives at the belay and wants to help with the hauling, she grabs the loaded side of the rope to assist me in pulling the bags out from under the roof, bags come free and my weight on the unloaded side pulls rope through the Protraxion and pulls... more >>


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Man on the Edge (5.9)
By: Craig Martin When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: A good approach to Aces High Tower is to climb Killers and traverse south.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Ruby (5.9)
By: Craig Martin When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: A good approach to Aces High Tower is to climb Killers and traverse south.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Aces High (5.9)
By: Craig Martin When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: A good approach to Aces High Tower is to climb Killers and traverse south.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: ^^^
Indeed.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: A good approach to Aces High Tower is to climb Killers and traverse south.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: Jahbone


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: Jahbone


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Iron Hayden Wall : Where Vultures Dare (5.9)
By: Craig Martin When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: thehackattacks
Jun 27, 2015
Moving right to a small corner on pitch three (and avoiding the bolts off to the left) adds an extra, full-value crux section with thin pro. This route has fun moves on bomber rock from top to bottom!!

It should be noted that the crux mentioned above is not an extra crux, but "the crux" of the route as it was originally done on the FA. It was also the place that we stopped in 1992 and bailed because the protection was poor. In 2008 we went back and sent it with out a... more >>


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Aces High (5.9) : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: Read the approach information for the Aces High Tower


Approach
From the base of the Iron Hayden Wall hike to the right and up aiming for the right side of the tower like formation in the gully to the south of Iron Hayden Wall. Some scrambling will be required to gain the large ledge below the tower.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Ruby (5.9)
By: Craig Martin When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: No pitons as of 2014. 1 bolt added to replace the shaky pins.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Wrinkled Rock Campground
By: Craig Martin When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the replies. I guess I need to try harder. Maybe next time. Nice place!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Wrinkled Rock Campground
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: I am curious if camping is still allowed at Wrinkled Rock? Passed thru the other day with plans on spending the night here and found several signs saying No Camping/No Campfires in the parking lot. Any updated info? or was I just not getting it?


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Matrix Pillar : Agent Smith (5.11a)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Requires some dynamic movement.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Matrix Pillar : Trinity's Ass (5.10d)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Guidebook calls it 5.10b. Pumpy.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : French Cattle Ranch : Big Kahuna Pillar : Take This Brother (5.9+)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: Fun route, but grid bolting squeeze jobs makes it hard to read.


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Upper Jungle
By: Craig Martin When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: This area has good morning shade if you are looking for it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Six Pence (5.6)
By: Craig Martin When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: Probably this route Aqualung.


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bull Hollow : Asia : Orient Express (5.7)
By: Craig Martin When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: 5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor, 50'.
The last bolt is to the right a bit and might be easy to miss. I did.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : South Face : ... : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: The first bolt in this photo has been removed. Nothing left but a hole with a sleeve in it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : South Face : ... : Photo
By: Craig Martin When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: This bolt, a recent addition only 2 years old, is already a spinner. So are many of the other recently added bolts on this route. I hand tightened the nuts but they stop before tightening down on the hanger.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Lotta Balls Wall : Dodgeball (5.7+)
By: Craig Martin When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this route the other day before the big rain. We really enjoyed the route, easily as good as most of the routes on the Lotta Balls wall, IMO.

The descent was a little confusing. The 1st rappel off of Kick in the Balls (3 fixed nuts) is short and traverses to climbers right to a small tree that is easy to miss. The exposed scrambling to get to Lotta Balls descent was also pretty exciting.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips : Forgotten Ambition (5.9-)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 26, 2012

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Comments: OK, I haven't been there in a while. Maybe you climbed this route High Fructose Corn Syrup? The description says 8 meters left of Maudlin and 4 meters left of Forgotten Ambition.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips : Use-to-be-bushy (5.4)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 25, 2012

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Comments: R.I.P Stymingersfink.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips : Forgotten Ambition (5.9-)
By: Craig Martin When: Aug 25, 2012

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Comments: gen-eva
53 mins ago
This route is now fully bolted, including 'biner anchors at the top.
Pretty easy for a 5.9, IMHO. Very enjoyable for someone new to leading routes.

You probably climbed this route Maudlin, and yes it is easy for 5.9, probably because it is a 5.7


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