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Member Since: Jul 1, 2009
Last Visit: Jul 12, 2015
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 628 | Routes 78 | Areas 3 | Photos 47 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 14 | Posts 21 | Stars 448 | Ratings 16

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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - East Face : The Skipper's Little Buddy (5.10d)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: your welcome. I agree. the crux is kinda artsy fartsy for me, but I'm 5'8" with a -3 ape index so go figure. totally worth doing.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (f) Cocaine Gully : Skeleton Surfer (5.11b)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: thanks for the heads up. I'll replace it once i'm back in Oregon unless someone beats me to it "hint hint":)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : The Schoolroom : The Tangerine : Collateral Damage (5.11c)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: 3-13-15 Update: someone has kindly replaced the anchors. Easiest 11c ive ever done for sure.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : The Schoolroom : The Tangerine : BLU-82 (5.11a)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Mar 18, 2015

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Comments: imagine having to deadpoint through the headwall because you have a -3 ape index and your a little on the short side. this is 11c for some and def harder for others.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Rebirth (5.8)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: You can't protect Rebirth with natual pro. Rebirth is much better rock than the inside of the chimney. They are about 20 feet seperated between Rattlesnake and Rebirth but both are chimney climbs. that way trad climbers can go up the dirty inside hole and sport climbers can experience the exposed wider chimney on the outside edge. Nothing but posotive feedback regarding the quality of the climb so far. Thx for your feedback Mike. Cheers:)


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (1) Northeast Face : European vacation (5.11a R)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: As of July 1st 2014 the bolts are at the summit and can be rapped from the top on a 70 although the anchors on the summit are kinda hard to find they are there. you have to do some very exposed down climbing to find them. there is another set of more easily accessible rap anchors on the south west side but those are not what your rapping from. also I found three cams that someone bailed on. What a score!!!!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (u) Red Wall : Flex (5.9)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: At this point, I can't really recall what the routes movement was like. I'll go climb it again this spring and fix the description if need be. Thanks for your recommendation Jacob. It is a good route.


Location: OR : Mt. Hood : French's Dome : Yellow Brick Road (5.10b PG13)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: A little easier. 10a (opinion) at the crux if you compare it to other routes at french's dome.


Location: OR : Mt. Hood : French's Dome : Yellow Brick Road (5.10b PG13)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: I rarely change the grade from what is listed in the local guidebook but I do agree that it doesn't feel like a 10b.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (o) Angel Flight Crags : (3) Follies of the Youth Bl... : Call Yer Mom (5.8)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Thx Jack. I just saw your message and changed it. Do you know who is credited with the F.A. by chance? Thx again for your help with this error:)


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (1) Northeast Face : Snibble Tower (5.9 C1)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: what is sniffle tower? also, the 10a first pitch is pretty acurrate to other 10as in the park.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (a) Picnic Lunch Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 5, 2012

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Comments: Did this route two days ago. The left fat bolt moves. Not just the hanger but the bolt itself moved about a sixteenth of an inch in every direction. Great third pitch. worth the trudge up the first two pitches for sure.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (l) Christian Brothers : Christian Brothers - East S... : Heresy (5.11c)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: We did this route with snow falling and blood dripping from a failed Dino straight up the last section. The technical finish works better... Trust me.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : South East Corner (5.7)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: I would agree with Peter F. The 1st and third were the only great parts to the route, however, what a third pitch it was. The whole climb is very worth it if only for that third pitch.


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