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Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Lighthouse Tower : Lonely Vigil (5.10)
By: Greg G When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: The single 70m rap beta is as follows:

Rap from summit pitch belay (2 bolts with chain, and a random SMC hanger glued in) directly toward Dolomite tower. The station you're aiming for can be seen at the edge of a large ledge facing the river. The belay consists of 2 expansion bolts (1 glued SMC hanger bolt, 1 cold shut bolt, and a single star drive equalized with chain and cord).

The next rap is a perfect 35m rap directly to the ground. You are now rapping past the NE face route, and it's anc... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Parley's Canyon
By: Greg G When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: Fun fact:

The stone at this crag is known as the Gartra Grit, and similar to but not the same as the quartzite in BCC or the Olympus massif.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Abraxas Wall : Krack Pipe (5.11-)
By: Greg G When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: This is about 10/10+ to the first anchor depending on either your knee size or calf lock skills.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Burner Buttress : Goldfinch Crack (5.8)
By: Greg G When: Mar 24, 2015

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Comments: Go left for a harder variation albeit with some grit. Going right at the fork reduces the difficulty, but also probably keeps the rock quality higher.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Kane Springs Canyon : Abraxas Wall : Abraxes Tower (5.9)
By: Greg G When: Mar 23, 2015

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Comments: No need for the #4 camalot.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes : Pocket Rocket (5.10c)
By: Greg G When: Mar 23, 2015

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Comments: 3rd bolt definitely shot with a gun. Beware.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Unknown Slab (5.9+)
By: Greg G When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: A bunch of the tree was removed for this 30ft route. 20 feet of climbing to a few 5easy moves to finish with a final bolt that is positioned poorly.


Location: Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post : Photo
By: Greg G When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: Ropeless?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Unknown Slab (5.9+)
By: Greg G When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Got any pics? Hard to imagine this is right of barefoot as there is just a tree there, and then a gully. Did they chop down a significant amount of that tree?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Bioturbation Wall
By: Greg G When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Bioturbation is the disturbance of soil/sediment by living things. So it can be above or below sea level. Maybe they saw some creature borrowing when up at the wall or noted the cows trampling the soil in the valley floor?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Greg G When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: It's just a discussion Emerson. Chill out


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : The Riverside : ... : Riverside Arete - Right Var... (V5)
By: Greg G When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: I think this is called Dale's problem.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : Fungus (V5)
By: Greg G When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: you guys think the sit is v5? definitely easier than smiley right stand which is supposedly v4. i guess if you're short the reach to the sidepull is pretty big, but maybe you guys use the intermediates?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : 5 Mile Boulders : Surfboard Sit Start (V4-5)
By: Greg G When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: The sit doesn't increase the grade at all. Still v4.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Parriot Mesa : Voodoo Child (5.11+)
By: Greg G When: Oct 17, 2014

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Comments: We climbed infrared the day prior to doing this route, and both my partner and I thought the last pitch of this was way harder than the last pitch of Infrared. I'd give that last pitch 11++.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Cerberus Gendarme : Fails of Power (5.11c)
By: Greg G When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Pulling the roof is way harder than the roof on Shunes.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava : Right Toilet Bowl Crack (5.9+)
By: Greg G When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: the supplement the beta above.

pitch 1) Climb a short ow off the ground into hands entering a chimney. Exit the chimney on hands up a 40 foot corner that pinches down toward the end. 2 bolt belay.

pitch 2) Hands and big hands all the way. 2 bolt belay.

pitch 3) Climb a 6" ow for 10 feet (holds and feet make it forgiving). Continue up on a mixed bag of fingers, hands, and jugs to a large belay ledge. 2 bolt belay.

pitch 4) Stacked blocks in a chimney get you into a stemming section to surmoun... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : This Is Almost the Place (5.11d)
By: Greg G When: Oct 3, 2014

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Comments: This climb is now equipped with a rap anchor set up about 5 feet below the old slung tree. Fixe ring bolt, and a Fixe or Metolius hanger (can't remember) with 2 quicklinks. All stainless steel.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress
By: Greg G When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress : Short Crack (5.11)
By: Greg G When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: Not a good warm up...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Snowbasin : Needles : Needles Nirvana (5.9)
By: Greg G When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Robert I would say take a single set from blue tcu to #1 camalot, and maybe medium nuts. You would be climbing a fair distance on p3 between bolts without pro as many of the pins on the route aren't protection quality, and serve only as route markers.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Green Adjective Gully : MA 1 (5.10a)
By: Greg G When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: Clean out the upper crack yesterday.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - East : Tow Away Zone (5.10a)
By: Greg G When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: 2nd what Mr. Hummus said. The bolt is bad, and can slide out of the hole upwards of 1/2 inch.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Neff's Canyon : Chadbourne Crag : Piston Bully (5.12b/c)
By: Greg G When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: Erik don't change the route without first contacting Fred Henion. He is all for safe, fun, well done routes, and will be open to your thoughts. You can find him on facebook.

We just always stay to the left up there and only use the bottom most part of the flake for a foot when clipping the chains.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Mt. Timpanogos : Grunge Couloir (Steep Snow)
By: Greg G When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Cold Fusion is the popular main season ski descent as it is lower angle, wider, and generally more friendly. The grunge is usually saved for the spring when the snowpack has firmed up, and skiing conditions can be considered safe at the steep 50+ degree upper slope. Either way i'm sure it's a fun climb for some, and a great descent for others!


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