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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : The Monolith (5.11- V3 R)
By: Greg G When: Feb 3, 2016

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Comments: maybe in gym rating grog.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Kung Fu Theater : Shuriken (5.9+)
By: Greg G When: Dec 16, 2015

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Comments: Nice I always walked by that thing, and wondered what it was. Those blocks at the bottom were incentive enough to keep walking!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : The Walker Spur (5.10b/c R)
By: Greg G When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Doubles to .4 camalot for pitch 1. Doubles to #3 for pitch 2.

Pitch 1 currently has a fixed nut just above the pin which can be clipped from the same stance of the pin. Normally I try to clean all gear possible, but my follower is short and was unable to reach the placement after the crux. I assume the fixed nut won't last very long as a result. An orange metolius or red alien protects the runout on pitch 2 nicely.

Finishing the climb up Cat in the Hat makes for a nice day, and adds two... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Sheer Lunacy (Free) (5.12b) : Photo
By: Greg G When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: I think this is the 12b free variation off Toquerville Tower. The Sharp crack is just above the leader to their left.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Iron Hayden Wall : Beer Mule (5.10a)
By: Greg G When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Definitely recommend the link up Where Vultures Steel Beer. Vultures Pitch 1 -> Sun and Steel Pitch 2 -> Beer Run -> Vultures last pitch. The difficulty never goes above 10a, and stays on great rock until the last pitch of Vultures. But if you're psyched just do the last bolted pitch of Sun and Steel as the alternate finish.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Westwind Buttress : Expect No Mercy (5.10d)
By: Greg G When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: A really good route! I don't know why it doesn't get climbed more often. Perhaps the vortex of the Green A is to strong? When you consider that the base of the thumb has this thing, plumb line, boomerang, coyne crack, S crack, and spring and fall you'd think the area would be more popular.

I used 2 #4's, but a strong climber could get away with 1 or non. Smallest piece we used was a blue metolius. Used medium to large stoppers as well, no micros.

Fresh cord on the top anchor as of 9/6/20... more >>


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Book of Saturday (5.11a R) : Photo
By: Greg G When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: Stu that same thing happened to us yesterday! It was incredible!!!


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : La Fin du Monde (5.10)
By: Greg G When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: The road to perdition finish adds a good amount of fine climbing to cap off an already stellar day if linked with the lower wall. Look for the 2 chain belay (weird) at the base of the route with a steel brush tied onto it. To the right of this is a notable left facing corner that starts out rather low angle, and ramps up into a chossy pod. Below this pod and to the left is the first bolt.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Great White Icicle Area : Viet Cong Corner (5.11a)
By: Greg G When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: No gear above a #2 necessary. One bolt at the wide section. 2 ring bolt anchor. Get your grrr on for the start after which is great crack climbing! To bad there aren't more 11a's in the canyon.

Seems like this climb was named after the approach! You never know what's in the jungle...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : The Watchtower : Watchtower Main : Total X 2 (5.8)
By: Greg G When: Aug 2, 2015

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Comments: There are several microwave blocks on this thing that sound rather disconcerting. Beware of these while placing gear, and definitely don't let people linger beneath you while you're climbing. Overall a fun route, but just beware those hollow blocks.


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Ruth Lake : Good Medicine Area : Peace Treaty (5.9)
By: Greg G When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: There are more gear placements than bolts on this thing. Worth a spin on gear only if you've done it before (or haven't). nuts through big fingers.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Tanners Gulch : Specter Wall : Specter (5.11)
By: Greg G When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Mad qual brah!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Twilight Buttress
By: Greg G When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: This is what happens when utahclimbers.com shuts down...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon
By: Greg G When: Jul 2, 2015

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Comments: That's not the Twilight buttress...


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Mountaineer's Route (5.9) : Photo
By: Greg G When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: we just face climbed those flakes to its left, and turned the corner and an awesome crack. no loose flakes that way!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Standard Ridge : Standard Ridge (5.6)
By: Greg G When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: The better quality start for this is essentially directly across the gully from "cTr 5.10a" on the west face of the challenge buttress. It entails about 30ft of easy 5th to a nice hand crack. Naturally there are some suspect areas of rock, but that's just a nice reminder to stay on your toes for the entirety of the ridge.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Call Me Slim (5.9+)
By: Greg G When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: A great 5.9 that is long. On par with something like the diving board in terms of diffculty, but with better gear.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon
By: Greg G When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Pretty sure it's the USFS -> facebook.com/SaltLakeClimbers/...


Location: UT : Zion National Park : The Confluence : Smashmouth (5.11a) : Photo
By: Greg G When: May 7, 2015

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Comments: No way! Probably someone climbing after a rain event. Got any photos of it Luke?


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - West : No Parking (5.10c PG13)
By: Greg G When: May 5, 2015

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Comments: A nice way to approach this is to climb batwings, and then find the rap station for "Pave Paradise". That puts you on the large midway ledge which you traverse 100ft to the start of this route. After which you can rap PP again to with a single 70m.


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.


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