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


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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.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : South Sixshooter : South Face (5.6)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: FA: Bill Roos, Burnham Ardnt, and Denver Collins, September, 1969.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Friction Slab : Sundance (5.7)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: FA: Ed Webster, Patrick Griffin, and Udom Likhitwonnawut, May, 1984.

Originally rated 5.6.
Also, isn't this route the rightmost route on the wall and not the left.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Milky Way Wall : Milky Way (5.9)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Loved this climb. I gave it 4 stars as it keeps going and going all the way to the very end.




Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Mission Control Block : We are go for Launch (5.8)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: This was my favorite on this wall. Its got that adventure feel to it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Milky Way Wall : Dark Matter (5.11b)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: I give it 4 stars for that kick-ass ending.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Jawa Jam (5.9)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 19, 2009

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Comments: Very exciting for a 5.9 with killer exposure and a steep section that's a blast followed by a strange but fun corner ending. About as good as this grade gets in RC.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Endor Wall : Ewok Epic (5.6)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: I liked this one, a little more technical than the others.

I had an itch and this one supplied the scratch.




Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Death Star : Vaders Penthouse (5.10c)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments:

This was a hard onsight, I felt like my light sabre was on the fritz.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Death Star : It's a Trap! (5.9)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: I'd stick clip the first bolt even if 5.9 wasn't my limit. Strenous start.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Death Star : Fully Armed and Operational (5.10a/b)
By: Darren Knezek When: Apr 15, 2009

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Comments: Great rock! Unrelenting from the start to finish. Seems longer than it looks. My favorite on this wall too.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Threshold : Photo
By: Darren Knezek When: Mar 31, 2009

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Comments: I rated it .11b maybe even .11c. I did it about the same time Andy did Funk. It has a cool rod-like chunk of limestone in one of the cruxes.
Plus that slab-like section near the start seemed quite spicy!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Appendage : Photo
By: Darren Knezek When: Mar 31, 2009

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Comments: There are two climbs there already. Both are all gear climbs. The climb that starts just to the right of The Bulge and follows the crack in the corner is a 5.5. And the wide crack just to the left of Full Appendage, eventually joins the 5.5 to the left and is a 5.6. Both end and can use the anchors on Full Appendage. A set of nuts and cams would work for both although the wide crack would use a 6" cam for the start. There is also a 5.4 gear route in between The Edge and Wimps Toprope the Bulge.
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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Meat Wall : Tofu (5.6)
By: Darren Knezek When: Mar 18, 2009

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Comments: Is this the crack that's about six feet to the left of Step Into A Slim Jim or the next one to the left. Does it start in a chimney slot?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Church Rock : Regular Route (5.9)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 9, 2008

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Comments: There are three Moki steps on the far right side of a huge hueco to start the route. You can place a large cam in the left side of the hueco and then more steps up to a huge bowl. Go up and a little left to a vertical section of huecos. A 4' sling for two natural threads and a 3.5" cam in another hueco protect this slightly scary section.
Like Ben said there's a pin for an anchor and if you have a bunch of webbing you can sling one of those dirt mushrooms for some additional support.
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Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : The Wishbone : North Face (The Wishbone) (5.8 A2+)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: What a great route Keen!!
I thought that the start was the crux and gets your blood flowing rather quickly.

I cleaned off the loose super-scary block on my way down. I just removed a small rock from off the top of the block and the entire rest of the block fell!!! It landed right where my belayer had been!

I replaced the webbing from off the top with quicklinks and a length of painted stainless steel chain. Both of Keen's drilled pitons looked awesome still.

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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Incredible Hand Crack (5.10c)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: FA: Rich Perch, John Bragg, Doug Snively, and Anne Tarver, 1978.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Wild Works of Fire (5.11 R)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: FA: Martin Wilberger and Romain Vogler, July 4, 1987.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Mr. Peanut (5.10+)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: FA: Hooman Aprin and Les Ellison, 1983.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Generic Crack (5.9+)
By: Darren Knezek When: Dec 5, 2008

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Comments: Someone forgot to add Brian Delaney to the FA along with jimmy.


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