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Member Since: Jun 20, 2010
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Total Points: 1,762
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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All 1031 | Routes 81 | Areas 22 | Photos 86 | Page Improvements 3 | Comments 183 | Posts 9 | Stars 413 | Ratings 234
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Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : The Bridge : Mary Ann (5.7)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Not a terrible route by any means. Good gear, plenty of face holds and restful ledges for the budding trad leader.

Rapping down from the tree at the top led to a stuck rope, consider rapping from pet cemetery and scramble over if you want to lead Mary Ann, or have really long slings


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : No Substance : Pimper's Paradise (V4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: Great rock, but so short!
5'7 and have to jump for the lip


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Single Malt Wall : Glen Morangie (5.10a/b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: Fun warmup


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Single Malt Wall : LaPhroaig (5.11a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route with several fun and cruxy sections.
Last crux (to me) came right at the last bolt with a potential to smack onto a small ledge if you were to botch the clip.
If red pointing, it's nice to hang a long draw on the last bolt so the clip can be made from the side pulls


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Second Wind Wall : Deer Thirty (5.9)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Fun second pitch! Crack takes gear fairly well, took medium sized stoppers and a single set of cams from #.5 - 2, placed a stopper down low and a #.5 up higher. Could have placed another #.5 or #1 if I wanted to really sew up the crack.


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Second Wind Wall : Deer in the Headlights (5.10d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Stout 10d! Feels just as hard as some of the 11's at the trailside wall.


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Trailside Wall : Gardener's Delight (5.8+)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: bomber nut placement down low before entering dihedral, and an "ok" #2 in a shallow spot a little higher up. Don't really need that much gear for this short climb though.


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Trailside Wall : Cleans Up Well (5.10b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: This is a rad route! Maybe only 2-3 10a moves on it though, the rest is cruiser jugs on less than vertical terrain.


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Trailside Wall : Hands Off/ Pants Off (5.10a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Made the same assumption as Mr. Todd- from the ground, it looks like a cruiser arete route. While it's not entirely difficult, it is sustained and core-intensive climbing between well spaced bolts.

Certainly fun though, so make sure and try this one!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Frat Boys : Killer Frat Cat (5.11a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: This is a great route! Fun slab section, rest, then a steepening jug haul that seems to thin out a bit at the top.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Mondo Beyondo : Rusty Cage : Great White Buffalo (5.11b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Little Smokey Does Peyote

This is a sweet little route with fun movement


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Lower Psychoactive : Strangely Compelled (5.11d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Fun lower section, pockets at 1/2 to 3/4 height are a tad sharp


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : Lower Psychoactive : Greenie Invasion (5.10c)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Tough boulder problem to start things off, difficulty eases up a bit afterwards, but still stays on you until the top


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Leigh Creek : The Godfather Boulder
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Really reminds me of the cobble climbing in Maple Canyon, great routes on this one!


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Circus Wall : Sucker Born Every Minute (5.11c/d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: One of the slopers above the HPLs at the bottom broke on me, doesn't seem to change the difficulty at all though.
Wear those helmets kids


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : Full Charge Crag : Oftedal Serenade (5.11a/b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: 11- seems appropriate given the tough start of the route, but it eases up substantially after the first few bolts. Shimmy-ing up the coconut tree is probably in the 5.8/9 range.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : Full Charge Crag : Full Charge (5.11c)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Hardest moves on the route feel 11d, maybe 12a, but the cruxes(the start and finish IMO) are separated by easy climbing and tons of rests, including a no-hands rest after the roof traverse.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : Tilt-A-Wall : HPL Fun Time (5.10a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Easily the best route on the wall. Kinda bouldery start leads to big moves between sinker pockets


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : The Cobra : Cochamo Speedball (5.11b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Fun route with a variety of climbing throughout.
Seems like the ledge on the left has cleaned up quite a bit- didn't notice any loose rock.


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Lake Point : The Cobra : The Gooey Grasshopper (5.11d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: +1 for heartbreaker finish. Fun climbing, unique for the area!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Canyon Boulder... : Natasha's Highball Boulder : Natasha's Highball (V2 PG13)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Crux is the first few moves, after that, you can sit back and enjoy the jugs and great movement.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock...
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: Found a crashpad sitting next to Ribcage this evening. We waited around until dark to see if someone would come looking and no one ever did. Picked it up in case someone with less-honest intentions found it first. just hit me up with a description of the pad and you'll get it back.

303-880-8781


Location: GA : Rocktown : Campus Punks : Paint Can (V2)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Supposedly classic, though I did not find it that interesting


Location: GA : Rocktown : Back Street Boulders : Anti-Scoop (V3-4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Ther are two problems on this boulder(according to the guidebook). Starting left on the two good edges and going up and right is v3- Swatfalizer. Anti-scoop starts on the jugs directly beneath the bulge and climbs up to the good jug, v4


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : The Ewoker (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Are the underclings right beneath the lip off on this one?


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