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Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Sands of Blood (5.9)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: I rebolted the climb a few days ago. I used stainless steel glue-ins (Wave Bolts) by climbtec. It has 5 bolts to chain anchors. I also tried to position the bolts to make it more top-rope friendly but the climb does naturally traverse a few feet to the left. I hope people continue to enjoy this less than average route as I notice that it gets heavy traffic. Probably because it is the only "easy" climb at Chuckawalla.


Location: UT : Saint George : Chuckawalla Wall : Second Coming (5.12a)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Todd Perkins re-bolted the climb today (2-13-2015) with stainless steel glue in bolts. The anchor was also replaced. Jorge Visser the first ascentionist was present at the crag today and climbed it in good style. It was first put up in 1992 according to Jorge.


Location: UT : Saint George : Pine Valley : Lewis Carroll Wall : Pulgar del Diablo (5.10d)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: Encountered wasps on the route a couple of days ago. No sign of a large hive, but it still was unnerving to have them buzzing around you and landing on some of the holds.


Location: UT : Saint George : Pine Valley
By: Gordon Larsen When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: I find the best climbing conditions are sometimes in the winter. A sunny day combined with the south facing black basalt rock makes it surprisingly comfortable even with snow on the ground at the rim and across the canyon in the shade. Even now I rarely encounter other climbers when I spend the day climbing here. With large ponderosa pines and the sound of the trout stream bubbling below it is a great escape for a day of climbing.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Confluence : Salty Dog Arete (5.9)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: We usually climb this route to get to awesome route above(Tribute) that follows the arete to the top of the pillar . This is a mixed route with bolts and a crack to place a couple of small pieces.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Weeping Rock : Weeping Rock Chimney's, Lef... (5.8+)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch is a very enjoyable easy pitch. Good climb for the novice partner and it gets lots of shade once you are in the chimney (dual cracks to jam and protect), so climbing it on a hot day can be endured. Good anchor and stance in the chimney.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : Tourist Crack (5.10a)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: Usually find this route strenuous probably because I seem to always climb it on a hot day. Good chain anchor at the top.


Location: UT : Saint George : Crawdad Canyon / Veyo : The Rubicon : Monkey Business (5.11b/c)
By: Gordon Larsen When: Aug 29, 2014

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Comments: A fun challenging route with a wicked pump. Rap Hangers at the anchor appear safe. I usually climb this good route whenever I visit the Rubicon wall at Veyo.


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 route was re-bolted today (2-13-2015) with stainless stool glue in bolts. I moved a couple of the bolts to the left so it may now be a little more feasible to top rope it.


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.


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