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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Gorilla (5.10)
By: geoff georges When: 2 days ago

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Comments: as already said mostly big to cupped hands, nice to have 2) #4 for pods, and save some #.5, .75, #1 for the top.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Power Wall : Batteries Not Included (5.9+)
By: geoff georges When: 2 days ago

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Comments: cleaned up the mess at anchor 4/22/16. cleaned mess of slings, added quick link to piton, used cord and rap ring. This route is quite a bit harder then a few 5.10's out there. I wish I had a #4 and #5.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Way Rambo : Closed Course (5.8)
By: geoff georges When: 2 days ago

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Comments: several in the .3, .4, .5 size and up to #2 near the top. Bolted anchor I think ?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Heaven's rear-entry vehicle... (5.10)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: nice story, not every day one gets the FA team story. I would like to see this some more.
Is a fist size cam a #4 camalot?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: geoff georges When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: I saw that placement, used something else.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : And Say (5.11b)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 21, 2016

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Comments: the top of pitch 2 anchor took a hit, 1 hanger still usable but flattened over.
We will be doing this again, needs more traffic.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : The Velvet Pedestal (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: very nice route, thanks for the cleaning Derek.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Pony Keg (5.9)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: one of the more splitter hand jam routes, a bit harder then air guitar, if you don't walk the #3's you may want 3 of them.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Call Any Vegetable (5.8)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 13, 2016

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Comments: the 5.9 variation is good.
FA: R. Parker, E. Cage, July 1982


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Astrologger (5.11)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 13, 2016

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Comments: in Camalot size best case range:
#.5 : 1-1 1/8"
#.75 : 1 1/8- 1 3/8"
#1 : 1 3/8- 1 5/8"
#2 : 1 5/8- 2"
#3 : 2 3/8- 2 7/8"


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Olesen Creek Wall : Eavesdrop (5.11a)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 13, 2016

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Comments: is this the same as 1st pitch of Return of the Grim Warrior?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area
By: geoff georges When: Mar 12, 2016

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Comments: there was quite a bit more rock fall near Zoom and left of there in 2015


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : Zappa Wall
By: geoff georges When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: yeah, I have hiked over there from where the trail heads up around the right end of Lookout point wall, and cut out right where it gets steep going up the gully, someone would have to do trail work and develop the wall to make it worth venturing over.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Near End of Sunshine Wall (... : Painted Black (5.11b PG13)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 9, 2016

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Comments: Good times at the old choss pile. It never ceases to amaze me how Bill Robins would ground up OS these first ascents, so scary to even TR. I have tried to lead some of these but now TR solo to not endanger anyone, and be sure nobody is below.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Eight Mile Area : Eight-mile Buttresses : ... : Photo
By: geoff georges When: Mar 3, 2016

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Comments: helpful picture, our first time up I wandered left to dihedral.


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : The Bend : Bend North : "Unknown 5.9" (5.9)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: I thought this was good, just dirty. I cleaned out some of the dirt filled hand pods in 2015. Needs a good scrub.
This should be left of Blood Lust, otherwise it will be confused with Dwarf Sweat, another 5.9 crack.


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : The Bend : Bend West : Treatment Bound (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: the direct start is good and has some pro, but does seem to be seldom travelled, needs a scrub. The little roof would be the 1st of the 10a crux moves.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Chasin' the Lizard (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Gave this route a scrub on Wednesday Feb. 24, 2016. ran out of time, still dirty, but better then it was.
Exactly 40m pitch.
Much variety, no moves harder then 5.9.
2 crux moves are OW, 1st transition from OW to tight hands near start.
2nd crux (described above) is mid way up as left hand OW goes to #5 size right side crack is flaring jam.
I feel comfortable leading this with a single #4, but you have to save it for the middle of route and slide it up some. #5 optional.
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Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Tilted Pillars : Preying Mantle (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 22, 2016

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Comments: The rusty 1/4" machine bolts don't give one much confidence.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Sinsemilla (5.10b/c)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: Like Stems and Seeds, easier to get the wide stemming if you are tall. The same goes for most thin cracks at Vantage, you have to fire in the pro quickly else you pump out, so if you pick the wrong piece, it gets harder. This looks intimidating, but if you keep moving, there are good holds after thin parts.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Coyote Wall : Sunshine Buttress (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: FA: Jim Yoder, Marlene Ford, Oct. 2007. Good intro to long King Pins 5.10a's.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Shady Chimney (5.7)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: FA: Russ Johnson, 1987


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Throbbing Gristle (5.9)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: The top out is surprising after the arete climbing. If you rig the anchor right you will not have the rope dragging through slot at the top.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Whipsaw (5.9)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: There was a time when all the hangers were mashed over flat, I can't remember when I saw it like that, but it was redone with new hangers.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Seven Virgins and a Mule (5.7)
By: geoff georges When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: FA: Robins,Rieke,Hunt, 10/1991. I remember seeing Bill Robbins out at Vantage in 91 and 92, memorable with his patch covered painter pants and desert sun hat, I had no idea he was probably doing one first ascent after another as I tried to climb any easy bolted route there was.


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