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Member Since: Apr 14, 2008
Last Visit: Aug 14, 2016
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 315 | Routes 17 | Areas 10 | Photos 55 | Page Improvements | Comments 22 | Posts 28 | Stars 163 | Ratings 20

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Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : West Side - Excalibur Area
By: Dan L When: Apr 29, 2016

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Comments: Ya know what's great about MP, vague descriptions get built up by other climbers. When I'm out climbing and I open up the MP app, any beta works to get me in the general area. Once I climb the uncommon route, I add beta. I just figured someone else on MP that has climbed it, would help this website out. That's the goal of MP,is it not. With MP being so popular these days and guidebooks being more archaic, one must wonder why there are so many routes in that great location that aren't published..... more >>


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : West Side - Excalibur Area
By: Dan L When: Apr 29, 2016

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Comments: There are other cool 5.10 routes on this wall, but you can thank the admins for deleting them.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Touchstone Wall (5.9 C2)
By: Dan L When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: Soloed route and was a super fun time. The "short and no fun squeeze" is really not bad at all. You can stay on the outside of the squeeze and it's actually pretty fun. If you take haul bags up the route, DO NOT descend the gully, it's not worth it and it's actually pretty sketchy. Just rap the route. With the addition of a piton on P2, this route is no longer C2. Also, I skipped p3 anchor and went to the intermediate, it is a super short pitch and at the intermediate belay you can actually see ... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Kinesava : Cowboy Ridge (5.7)
By: Dan L When: Feb 6, 2016

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Comments: Ran to base from Chinle parking lot, 1:15. Free soloed route in 2:00, topped out in 1 foot of snow. Descended/ran back to parking lot in 1:45. Total time car to car, 5 hours. When you top out make sure you walk aprx .25 miles north and find the chute the is pointing SOUTH, this is your way down. There is a canyon that is tempting to go down before you get to the actual descent, do not take this, it will cliff out. I also would hate to descend this in the dark. On my way down the descent, I added... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Circus Wall : Barbarian (5.6 R)
By: Dan L When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: This climb is not rated "R", totally safe and very easy for 5.6. If your worried about the spacing of bolts, bring gear for the crack options or sling chickenheads. From what I found the bolt spacing was just fine.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust : Simple Truths (5.10c)
By: Dan L When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: This wall is covered in bolts. On the last pitch you can go left and climb two other routes that have less traversing than the original last. Also, if you take these unknown variations, it is probably 10d and much funner.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Leopard Skin (5.7)
By: Dan L When: Jan 26, 2016

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Comments: Great route to free solo. If you don't want to haul a rope for the rappel, you can keep climbing past the last anchor (low 5th) and top out on the very top of island in the sky, you can find a weakness down the south ridge, down climbing 4th class / low 5th.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Lunar Ecstasy (5.10 C2+)
By: Dan L When: Dec 27, 2014

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Comments: Amazing route!
1st pitch: Easy 5.10 variation

Pitch 2-3: There was a slow party on the shared 2nd pitch, so I climbed straight up from the top of the first pitch. I believe this is an established variation, but it didn't look like many people have climbed it. The variation felt 5.10+, very sandy in some spots. The great thing about this variation, is that it bypasses the original 3rd pitch.

4th pitch: The half moon traverse; Easy C1/C2. Bivied at the farewell ledge. (Wonderful Exp... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Temple Crag : Moon Goddess Arete (5.8) : Photo
By: Dan L When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: I felt like this section was one of the hardest parts of the climb.. Maybe I was just exhausted.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Cathedral Range : Cathedral Peak : ... : Photo
By: Dan L When: Jun 28, 2014

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Comments: Suprise, suprise!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing : Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2)
By: Dan L When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: As previously stated, a piton is missing on the 3rd pitch bolt ladder, making a hook move mandatory (unless you feel like making hard free moves).

Pitch 4, never made a mandatory free move as stated in S.T.

For me, pitch 5 was the crux; I remember making at least three body weight placements in a row. I used peenuts and brass rp's on this pitch.

Pitch 6 was tricky, but my blue totem got me through the crux easily.

Pitch 8 had a bad blown out placement (could use a bolt), I bypass... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... : Mt. Whitney : East Buttress (5.7)
By: Dan L When: May 12, 2012

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Comments: Day 1 - 7 hour approach to Iceberg Lake
Day 2 - Climbed Pitches 1-8, Simul climbed pitches 9-11 with some interesting route finding, 8 hours on route; Descended the Mountaineers Route and hiked back to WP in 2.5 hours from Iceberg.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Otto's Route (5.8+)
By: Dan L When: Jan 3, 2012

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Comments: Nice climb! Got a #4 Camalot stuck in the 2nd pitch....
Very sandy last pitch!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Ancient Art : Stolen Chimney (5.10)
By: Dan L When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: Climbed it today. Bolt on P3 is still missing.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap
By: Dan L When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: I left a gold Link Cam near "hair today gone tomorrow". If anyone finds it, please let me know.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Leopard's Tail (5.9+ PG13)
By: Dan L When: Dec 17, 2011

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Comments: Jimmy Durante is the only route with fixed anchors and pitons; put up who-knows when.. Leopard's tail is gear only, sharing the first pitch with Jimmy Durante.. not the same restrictions.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Eagle Crag : Tooele Tower (5.10a)
By: Dan L When: Nov 20, 2011

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Comments: This climb was excellent. However, this tower has many loose blocks EVERYWHERE. The route sketch/diagram that is provided was very useful, however, I had read on supertopo and on mountain project that this climb was on either the Northwest or West face... It turns out, the whole climb is on a SW aspect. The approach took 1.5 hours and was a fairly easy scramble to the base (easy to find, just read beta). Crux is most certainly at the bottom of the 3rd pitch, off of the belay station. One of the... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : Tourist Crack (5.10a)
By: Dan L When: Nov 13, 2011

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Comments: Did this route today. I only brought a 60 m rope and it worked just fine, but just bearly. I also top-roped the climb and it still worked... So disregard Eric's comment.


Location: UT : Saint George : Shotgun Alley
By: Dan L When: Dec 12, 2010

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Comments: Ha Ha since when did Biology teachers climb?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : North Chimney (5.9)
By: Dan L When: Sep 18, 2009

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Comments: Amazing climb, well worth the effort. Go Right at the top of 3rd pitch, and finish with some stemming.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : The Roofs of Jericho (5.10c)
By: Dan L When: Nov 30, 2008

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Comments: Awesome route. Easy climbing first pitch. 1st roof I would rate a 10c, but second roof looks like a 10d or possible 11a.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo
By: Dan L When: Nov 11, 2008

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Comments: Nice place to climb, it has a very good variety. Too bad it's closed more than open and he charges enough to climb. What a joke. too bad



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