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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

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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Contributed Comments

 

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 >>


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Book of Saturday (5.11a R)
By: ddriver When: Jun 13, 2013

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Comments: Re the pitch 11 description, the inital bolted face (3 or 4 bolts) is easy enough to follow. Once you pull up on the slab below the huge hueco, move right around its end. The first bolt is actually somewhat low and right. I placed it and when I first came back to repeat the route I missed clipping it so I know that one is easy to miss. But, the following bolt on the steeper face is easy to find.

Apparently, someone has recently done an alternate finish (on purpose) by going around the lef... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : Summit Wall : Triple Overhangs (5.10a)
By: ddriver When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: I think the recommended descent is to traverse over towards Question Mark and go down Pete's Staircase, at least thats how I've done it. Some exposure getting there, but you can rap it with a single 60.
Your 5th pitch description sounds familiar.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Aqueduct Area, The : Subterrainian (5.11a)
By: ddriver When: Nov 15, 2012

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Comments: Ben's wrong, twice even. I like it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Kermits Wall and Perhaps Ar... : Smitty's Wet Dream (5.9)
By: ddriver When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: "Either rap with one rope (Cranial Prophylactic's anchors), or do CP's second pitch."

If you don't already know, this would be your clue that this is not a 160' pitch.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Bell's Beast : Beauty (5.11b) : Photo
By: ddriver When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: No, that's vanilla ice cream.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : Daddy Long Legs (5.9+)
By: ddriver When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: Yessir, two-bolt anchor on the face shortly after leaving the corner. One bolt and a pin above this belay before reaching the ledge. Seems out of place. Saw River's Edge anchors too late. Edit: Just did this last week so that belay is surely still there.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Dana Plateau : Third Pillar, Regular Route (5.10a)
By: ddriver When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: I've done this twice now, first in 95 and again a month ago.

I don't recall what topo(s) we used, but I think the approach needs some clarification. First, finding the edge of the plateau is fairly easy, but one landmark near the descent is an erratic boulder with a large stone on it, something of a natural cairn. If you head cross country once the drainage trail goes faint this will work for you. The descent I've used both times does not involve ANY gully time. You simply walk/downclimb r... more >>


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