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Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Aftershock Wall : Aftershock (5.11b PG13)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Feb 5, 2014

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Comments: This is not a sport route. Expect runouts and an old school style of bolting. You need to be really solid at climbing 5.11 to enjoy this route. If you decided to do the 4th pitch and top-out you will need to carry gear up with you. Good belay stances.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (5.11d)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: My son Marty really liked this climb. You can make the mantle a bit easier if you veer to the right. Good falls if you want to push your efforts at sport climbing.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Moroni : Voice from the Dust (5.11b/c)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Just climbed this route for the first time with Cullen Kirk. We enjoyed the climb and found the "tat" on the anchors in good shape. Like previous comments, the first 4 pitches have the best climbing.


Location: UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall : Director of Humor Affairs (5.11a)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Oct 5, 2013

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Comments: The second bolt has been replaced once again. It is a large glue-in bolt and is bomber. A must do everytime one climbs at Turtle Wall.


Location: UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall : Farmers Market (5.11c)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Oct 5, 2013

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Comments: The chains have recently been replaced and our now excellent. The top bolt was also replaced by a Petzl glue-in and is much better. Fun route.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : South Fork : Dost Mitra (5.11a/b)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: I was wondering when someone would take the time and effort to bolt this obvious line. Nice job guys. Fun climbing although still a bit sandy the day we climbed it on a bluebird autumn day.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Stranger Than Friction (5.8)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: I believe this is a Ron Olevsky route.


Location: UT : Cedar City : Cedar Canyon : Rappel wall area : Photo
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: Just left of Sticks & Bones there is another bolted line called "Rat Bone". It joins the Adventure Route on the arete about half way up. There are bolts below the arete above where Rat Bone joins the other route, but goes through some hard terrain. I have not been able to free through this section. It is an "open project" and awaiting a first ascent.


Location: UT : Cedar City : Cedar Canyon : Graveside Matter Wall : Heucos from Hades (5.12- PG13)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 6, 2013

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Comments: The route is just right of Wicked.


Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Sands of Blood (5.9)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: My son Marty, bolted this route and was the first to climb it several years ago. When he came down from the first red-point of the climb he had blood on his leg mixed with sand. The third bolt hanger does spin, but the bolt is well set and solid. In fact, I tried to remove it and replace it, but it won't budge.


Location: UT : Saint George : Black Rocks : Sunny Side : Black Friday (5.11a)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: My son Marty and I bolted this line. We called it "Black Friday" as that was the day we bolted it and red-pointed it. Good face climbing with a distinct crux and easy finish. We were surprised that this section of Black Rocks had not yet seen a route as it is a natural face climb on one of the sunny side buttresses. We originally thought it might be 5.10c but would welcome a consensus rating.


Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Sand Puppy (5.9-)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 3, 2013

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Comments: This route is called "Sand Puppy" and was initially rated 5.10-
I bolted it in hopes to establish a less difficult route for beginner climbers. It may be sandy forever.


Location: UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall : Pinching Bird Shit (5.11c)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: This climb reflects what is fun about sport climbing. You spot a featured overhanging section of cool looking rock and you just want to see if you can climb it. This one will spit you off if you hesitate at the crux!


Location: UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall : Trey Lizardos (5.11d)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: I am not sure why that first bolt gets taken off, but I have replaced it a couple of times. It was intact as of last week. March 2013


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Flytrap : Hopscotch (5.12b)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: Fun and challenging route. Definetely more difficult on a swarmy hot July day. The canyon and resort is privately owned. We are lucky to be able to climb here at all.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Flytrap : Moucha (5.10b) : Photo
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: Moucha is actually the climb to the right.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Flytrap : Moucha (5.10b)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: One of the best routes for its grade in the canyon. Don't miss this one. And yes, it veers to the right after the 1st bolt.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Rubicon : Somnambulance (5.11c)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: Fun and challenging top rope. Has a trad line like feel to it without the hassel of placing gear. This is a tough and proud lead even with bolts.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Rubicon : Narcolepsy (5.8)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: The route has been extended upward about 17 feet to new "sport anchors". This bumps the difficulty up to 9+ or 5.10 in my opinion. Still one of the few moderate routes on this wall.
A good line to do to set up a toprope for the route to the right called "Somnambulance".


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Rubicon : Hard Cranking Dude (5.10a)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: One of my favorite lines in the canyon. It can share the same anchor with Monkey Business. Stays in the shade essentially all year long. Rap hangers at the top are still solid but do spin a little. I consider it 10+ in difficulty.


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Circus Wall : Pygmy Alien (5.7)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Feb 26, 2013

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Comments: The first pitch has seen a lot of traffic over the years and climbs a bit harder than it's original rating now days as the patina crimps become smooth and worn. A 70 meter rope can be used to get off the first pitch. Still a classic climb in Snow Canyon State Park and worth repeating at least once a year.