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Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Photo
By: Greg G When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Ian - The theory is that the dark "chicken head" material, and granite are two immiscible fluids while in their liquid state - like oil and water. With the formation of a granitic pluton growth happens via syntaxial or antitaxial crack seal growth. So these periodic injections of material naturally include both felsic material, and mafic materials intermingle getting introduced to the pluton.

The former is a frontier, and not fully understood. The later is well stu... more >>


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Lower Buckhorn Wash : Short Stack (5.11a) : Photo
By: Greg G When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: Heard some chuffers are bolting the shit out of Buckhorn draw!


Location: North America : Canada : Northwest Territories : The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Photo
By: Greg G When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: Xenolith is now a defunct term in geology. The preferred term is "mafic enclave"!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Coal Pit Buttress : Stiffler's Mom (5.11a)
By: Greg G When: Jun 8, 2016

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Comments: I pulled the pin on pitch 6 out by hand yesterday. A red c3 backs it up in the seam to the right or a purple maybe green c3 would fit in the same horizontal the pin used to live in. Either way expect an already spicy section to be spicier.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Culvert Canyon Block Tower : Southeast Face (5.11) : Photo
By: Greg G When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: Cool preserved mud cracks under that roof.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mt. Kinesava : Tatooine (5.11a)
By: Greg G When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Maybe they were listening to lots of Chocolate and Cheese while watching Star Wars?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : JHCOB Wall : Outside Corner (5.7)
By: Greg G When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Pics or it didn't happen...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area : Siesta (5.10a)
By: Greg G When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Nice work! Tried to find this thing a few years back, and got lost. Thanks for cleaning it out.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Bouldering : Cabbage Patch : The Monolith (Easy 5th V-easy)
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 (5.11d)
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.


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