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A route I established at The Overlook called, Photo Opp. Rated 10d.


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Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Photo
By: Darren Knezek When: May 25, 2009

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Comments: here ya go!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : Box Canyon : The Entrance Wall : Shootin' Blanks (5.12a)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 25, 2009

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Comments: This was my first bolted climb in Maple around 1994.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : The Watchtower : Sun King (5.11b)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: FA= Doug Heinrich


Location: UT : Spring Canyon : The Lieback (5.7)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: FA= Cory Pincock


Location: UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall : Turtle Soup (5.10)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: Here's a little picture of what you might feel like, if you get on this one expecting a soft .10b.




Location: UT : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks
By: Darren Knezek When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: The guidebook says, "Park at the end of the road, and then backtrack on foot 100' to the trail..."

It should say," Park at the end of the road, and the trail is up and to your left."

Many climbers get lost here, backtrack down the road and end up in between Pocket Rocks and Sprocket Rocks.


Location: UT : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks : Shorty's Nightmare (5.10d)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 18, 2009

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Comments: Hey Tyler,
Any idea what the D stands for in the FA by D. Mullens.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : The Fat Farm (5.10+)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 17, 2009

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Comments: Called, The Fat Farm.
FA= Darren Knezek and Bill Boyle


Location: UT : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks : Sabie's Eight (5.8)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 17, 2009

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Comments: The first names are probably Sabie and Bob.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Kitchen : Left Corner (5.9)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 13, 2009

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Comments: FA= Mark Ward


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Kitchen : Mark's Corner (5.7)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 13, 2009

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Comments: FA= Mark Ward


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : George : Last Call (5.4)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 13, 2009

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Comments:

Another one for the istians in their RC quest for trad obscurities.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Kitchen : Mark's Corner (5.7)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: The line you drew in is a 5.7 called Mark's Corner.
Left Corner is the next crack to the right before you get to Double Jam.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Kitchen : Mr Numbers (5.10d)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: FA= Carl Horton

This climb has two eliminations to make it the 10d grade. You can't use any of the crack or the left wall of Right Corner, and you can't use the right arete, as that's another route put up before this one.

It was named after a climber who never called a route by its name, but by its grade.

Contrived, greasy, pumpy, historic- what more is there to ask for in a climb?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Red Slab : Playground (5.5)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Add Mark Hadnot in the FA along with Chris.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress : Hot Toddy (5.10b)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: FA= Charlie Fowler and Jack Roberts, January, 1987.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Battle of the Bulge (5.11)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: FA= Steve Hong, 1977.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Mr. Peanut (5.10+)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: This was rated 5.11+ because it's a two-pitch climb, and that's the rating of the 2nd pitch that angles up and left thru a flare.

It had nothing to do with the two cracks at the bottom.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Quarter of a Man (5.12-)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: FA= Bob Rotert and Steve Hong


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : The Big Baby (5.11)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: FA= Rich Wyatt


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Swedin-Ringle (5.12-)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: Kjell Swedin and Ray Ringle


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Ed and Terry Wall : Hotwired (5.10b)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: Called Hotwired.
FA= Jim Knight


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Triumphal Arch (5.10c)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Diminutive Wall : Two-Bit Grit (5.11b/c)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: This was Baldwin's first climb that he ever put up. He bought a drill bit at IME from Merril Bitter, drove to Ferguson, hiked in, and started to hand drill his first bolt. Next, he broke the drill bit, hiked back out, drove back to IME, bought another drill bit from Merril, drove back and hiked in, finished the first bolt, started to hand drill the second, broke another bit, hiked back out, drove back to IME, bought a second drill bit from Merril, drove back and hiked in, finished the second bol... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Friction Slab : Sundance (5.7)
By: Darren Knezek When: May 3, 2009

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Comments: I wonder if you were on White Waltz, a route I think of Bill Feiges.

That was put up around 1979 and the route immediately to its left is Laurel, the 2 pitch 5.11 of Hunt and Bill Robins. Sundance is the 3rd route to the right of Laurel. I thought that Hunt's first name was Peter not Paul?

I thought that Sundance was put up in May by Webster and Orion's Bow in October of the same year, '84.


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