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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : Purple Horizons (5.11d)
By: drewford When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for adding this Derrick.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Prince of Darkness (5.10c)
By: drewford When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Just repeated this route after many years. Thanks to the ASCA for the nice big bolts and belays. Don't lose hope if the second pitch slabiness and foot pain doesn't suit you. The rest of the route is more positive and IMHO, way fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Blade Runner (AKA The Ginge... (5.10b PG13)
By: drewford When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: Looks like a great addition to existing routes on the buttress. Adding it to the list. Thanks.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Cecret Lake : ... : Puff Puff Pass (5.10a)
By: drewford When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Rock quality is not as good as the routes to the left.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Cecret Lake : ... : Rasta Roofs (5.10c/d)
By: drewford When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: There is a creaking jug at half height. Watch out you don't yank it off.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Albion Basin : Cecret Lake : ... : Green Buddy (5.10a)
By: drewford When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: I thought this route was the crag "sleeper". Fun and techy. Deserves two stars.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Persephone : Hero Of Canton (5.11a)
By: drewford When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: 90% of this route is easier and fun. The final 10% is contrived and no fun. Luckily it can be avoided by finishing on the Our Mrs. Reynolds chains.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Haven : Shiny (5.11b)
By: drewford When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: One of the better 11b's in the canyon.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Sudden, Yet Inevitable Betr... (5.10b)
By: drewford When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Grade for the on-sight boys. 10b


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity
By: drewford When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Great little crag. Some really good rock - in spots. Believe it or not, this is what most AF crags were like 25 years ago; chossy but with good texture. As the looseness cleans up, the holds polish up. Get it while it's good.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9)
By: drewford When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: In light of a recent fatality, see this pic for detailed 4th pitch beta: mountainproject.com/v/11082921...

Great alpine route, have fun, but don't go on cruise control just because it's "5.8".


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9) : Photo
By: drewford When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: Cross posting from forum discussion: mountainproject.com/v/death-at...


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Twinkie (5.10c)
By: drewford When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Second and third pitches go at 10- and can be linked together. Adds to the fun.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Hostess Gully - West Corrid... : Honeymoon in Almo (5.11a)
By: drewford When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: @Alec - what's contrived? If you must connect the dots and go from last bolt to anchors then you've got no route finding skills son!


Location: VA : Charlottesville vicinity : Moorman's Boulders
By: drewford When: Sep 26, 2014

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Comments: I spent so many days here building my skills as a teenager. Some stout talent has bouldered at Moorman's. I know some of the names include Royal Robbins, Charlie Fowler, Kevin Kehoe and John Sherman. It'll always be my home boulders.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Narcolepsy
By: drewford When: Jul 25, 2014

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Comments: Far be it from me to influence crag names. It's a personal thing. But there is already a Narcolepsy area in Big Cottonwood: mountainproject.com/v/narcolep...

Might create confusion.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Tanners Gulch : Specter Wall : Apparition (5.11)
By: drewford When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Great line. Well protected. Bring your best LCC footwork game.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Tanners Gulch : Hidden Heavenly Slab : The 7th Way (5.11-)
By: drewford When: Jun 30, 2014

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Comments: Super fun route. Pitch 4 is a must-do for any granite aficionado. A few observations:
- there are two bolted lines out the roof on P1. The left seemed like the easier option.
- A single rack from .4 cam to a 2 cam would seem adequate. Bring 5 long slings and at least 10 draws.
- The rap from the top of P2 to P1 is longer than a single 60m will allow. I would recommend a single 70m.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Pentapitch Area : Flashdance (5.11c R)
By: drewford When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Just now seeing bsmoot's comment about the FFA. Wow. Having freed the route, and considering the date, had it been anyone else but George, I'd be super skeptical. But when someone calls Crack of Doom "5.9 with a boulder start" you know they're in a league of their own!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : Meat Puppets (5.12c)
By: drewford When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: To my knowledge that's an uncompleted open project. Partially bolted by Doug Heinrich.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Black Peeler Buttress : Peeler Face : Golden Eye (5.13a)
By: drewford When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: This route keeps getting harder? Used to be 12c I thought.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine
By: drewford When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: There's a bolted line left of Triumphal Arch. Any idea what it is?


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Intruder (5.11+)
By: drewford When: Mar 6, 2014

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Comments: I remember doing this back in the day. Pumped as I reached the belay, I grabbed the webbing threaded through a two pin belay —one popped out, the other slid. Needless to say, after placing some cams, I hauled up the drill. A great sustained line.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10b)
By: drewford When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Such a classic! A couple updates and tips:

- I know the Handren guide advises the Pine Creek approach, which we took. But the Juniper Creek parking lot looks a lot closer with fewer creek beds and climbs.

- The route faces east/northeast. The sun was off the route by noon (Feb.) so layer accordingly.

- in the description it says "Find the only big tree in sight". Well there's more than one big tree. See Matt McMurray's cautionary comment. Keep looking over your right shoulder for the pine wi... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : East Gate Buttress : El Chollo (5.10d)
By: drewford When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: @Tyler - yeah, I think so. The crack is still the business. By itself, I think the Shiho-low start is 5.9


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