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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

Nov 11, 2011

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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General Climbing : Going to Riglos, Spain. Any... : Post

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Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : North and West Faces : Flamin' Freddie (5.9 R)
By: ddriver When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Traverse left under the roof, go up the dihedral, work straight and up finish left. Protects moderately well using small tcu's to mid-sized cams, nothing special needed. You don't "need" wires.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Glass Ocean and Environs : Lord of the Long Arms (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: This is damn good. If it were by the road it would be a fave.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Glass Ocean and Environs : Hydroplane (5.10c)
By: ddriver When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: Good stuff. I flunked reading comprehension on this one, only saw the first bolt on the upper slab and climbed the dihedral instead. Will go back but the dihedral is super so there's that. I'm 5'6" and had to stretch for a couple clips but the climbing itself posed no reach problems.


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Bow Valley : ... : Forbidden Corner (5.9 R)
By: ddriver When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: Good climb but very committing. My memory from a number of years ago is that pitches 7 and 8 were the most exciting, by far. This is a 5.9 route for solid 5.10 climbers.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Window Blind Peak Area : Window Blind Peak - North R... (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Jun 5, 2014

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Comments: There are two bolt/chain rappel line options for descent. One starts at the top of the west face route (have not done it). The first rappel described here is from a small mountain mahogany in order to reverse the 15' high headwall. This should be replaced. Once you've done this, descend left to a shelf above the arch rather than descending the rib. A beefy two bolt anchor just gets you to the ground with double 60's. There is an intermediate station, presumably for those with double 50's. ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Bumble Bee Wall : Addis Ababa (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Nice setting but unfortunately discontinuous.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Aqualung (5.8)
By: ddriver When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Did this yesterday, thought it was pretty darn good. There are six bolts, one below the roof, three on the slab above, and two higher. I thought the finishing moves above the last bolt were worthwhile, would not recommend a rap station there. Finger-sized gear for the belay.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Aguaworld : Aqua Velvet (5.11a) : Photo
By: ddriver When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Edit to note that Ruckman's seems to have this and T.H.C. backerds. Carry on.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Aguaworld : Four Twenty (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Really good climbing and, yes, no gear required. I'd say the 3rd bolt forces you left onto more awkward terrain but no biggie.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Aguaworld : Retro'd Hardman (5.10d)
By: ddriver When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Fun route. I didn't read closely enough and wound up doing the old Resin Hardman finish left, which is fun in itself but without gear makes for poor protection for the second. Take a couple tcu's should you choose this finish. The bolt for the straight up finish is not visible until you've committed to pulling that roof.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips : Chalking Dead (5.9)
By: ddriver When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Super fun position, fingerlocks all the way, worthwhile even if it is short. Four tcu's was plenty gear for this.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips : Double Tap (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Clean bullet-proof rock, fun route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Encore (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Nice climb Brian on pretty rock, but if this isn't 5.5, what is? Stop grade inflation ;).


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : Summit Wall : The Open Book (5.7)
By: ddriver When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: Finally did this route and was surprised at how consistently good it is. I expected lots of rounded runnels, but there is really very little of this. There is absolutely no awkward climbing required here and no polished rock, either. Classic friendly climbing, well worth repeating.

I would change the route description for pitch 2. There is no reason to climb the "awkward chimney." Stay in the dihedral. It is clean, protects well, and the step across to the belay is easy. This variation ... more >>


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