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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Green Crack (FA)

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 35'

ID : City of Rocks : ... : Upper Breadloaves - East

Nov 14, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: adze


Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: shovel


Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: screw 2

screw 2

Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: screw1


Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: sun hat

sun hat

Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: winter hat

winter hat

Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: wool top

wool top

Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Suicidal tendencies

Suicidal tendencies

Feb 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Under wraps

Under wraps

Feb 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Sandbagger


Feb 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Cobble cruncher

Cobble cruncher

Feb 4, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: drill2


Jan 19, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: drill1


Jan 19, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping Fitz

Rapping Fitz

The People of Mountain Proj... : earl mcalister : profile pic

Dec 21, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo:  Stuck X4

Stuck X4

Forums : Northern Utah & Idaho : ... : Post

Jun 12, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: me


The People of Mountain Proj... : earl mcalister : profile pic

Apr 24, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: back of truck

back of truck

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Sep 30, 2010

Contributed Comments


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Lone Star (5.11)
By: earl mcalister When: Oct 12, 2014

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Comments: The bolt protecting the crux has been replaced. Gear wise, we got by with bringing one old #4 camalot, rather than a 4 and 5. On the last pitch watch out for loose rock from people topping out epinephrine. My partner almost got clocked by a big one.

Location: CA : High Sierra : 01 - The Sawtooth Ridge : Incredible Hulk : The Polish Route (5.10+)
By: earl mcalister When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: RAP BETA: You CAN NOT rap Blowhard (route to left) with a 70 meter rope (we tried). To rappel from the top of the Polish Tower traverse east (up canyon) for about 200 feet to some small pine shrubs (some live, some dead). Slightly down and left from these shrubs you will find a fixed nut anchor. From there, all raps trend rappeler's left and are slung blocks, and piton anchors. Can be done with a 60 meter rope. Watch for stuck ropes and expect every pull to bring down loose rock.

Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : Monitor and Merrimac Buttes : Without A Net (5.8 X)
By: earl mcalister When: Apr 5, 2014

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Comments: There are none of the fixed anchors that are mentioned in Cameron Burn's book. We did the route as 1 200 foot long pitch. Beware of the giant flake in the upper part of the climb. Chimneying against it would be a bad idea, especially if you pitch it out and your belayer is in the chimney with you. Rap anchors are on the route Merry Maker (~100 feet right of Without a Net) and are beefed up bolts and chains with ASCA stamps. Thanks for the new anchors.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Texas Hold 'Em (5.11c)
By: earl mcalister When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: As someone who has climbed a lot at indian creek, i think having only 2 gold camalots makes the final pitch quite runout, especially after several prior pitches of dificult climbing to pump you out. 3 would make it much more sane and enjoyable. As of october 2013 there was a fixed yellow link cam on othis pitch that saved by butt. Good route overall. Varied and challenging but safe.

Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Warbonnet Peak : Black Elk (5.11a)
By: earl mcalister When: Aug 1, 2013

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Comments: Climbed this route last week. I wanted to clarify that a new #5 is a total waste of time to bring up there. It will not fit. We carried the thing the whole day. If I were to climb it again I would bring a new #4 BD and an old 4. You can easily slide the cams up with you and make the crux very safe. Three #3's would also make the moves below the crux a bit safer if you aren't solid on that size (we had 2 and were fine). A 70 meter rope would allow you to link pitches 2 and 3, wh... more >>

Location: MT : Blodgett Canyon : Flathead Buttress : My Moms Muscle Shirt (5.10+)
By: earl mcalister When: Jun 19, 2013

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Comments: We brought a double rack to 3 inches with a new 4 and an old 4. The old 4 worked well for the 5.9 widepitch and can be bumped up with you. We appreciated the new 4 on the crux roof pitch. #4 and 5 brass offsets were nice for the .9+ 2nd pitch. Excellent crack climbing the whole route. It took 5 rappels to get down. 2 of these required two ropes. Long day but well worth it.

Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Slow Children (5.10d)
By: earl mcalister When: Dec 16, 2012

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Comments: This is the best pitch I've ever done, anywhere. The crack and gear is perfect (with some spice off the ledge), the scenes are beautiful, and the exposure is excellent. Can't recommend this enough.

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