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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Rim Shot (5.11-)
By: greg t When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: Rapped East face ( Wild Flower ) with 1 70m. Came up short on 2nd rappel, but not by much. Built a temporary gear anchor and easily down climbed to rap anchor.
Logistically I think it's easier than bringing a 2nd rope.

Leave packs at base of Wild Flower and hike around to Rim Shot.

4/5/16 there was a stuck newish #2 on P4. It'll probably come loose with a hammer.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Moses
By: greg t When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: Possible to rap the north face with 1 70m.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Reptilian Wall : Seventh Serpent (5.11)
By: greg t When: Mar 18, 2016

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Comments: An 80m is just barely long enough to link both pitches and come back down.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Fiddler on the Roof (5.10+)
By: greg t When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: Just like.. my opinion man.. but this route isn't that great. The quality of climbing doesn't really justify the runouts, nor is it that quality to begin with. If you like to run it out a bit, I think Risky Business is a much better route.


Location: CT : Central Valley : Pinnacle Rock : Dream Weaver Wall : Great Expectations (5.8 R)
By: greg t When: Dec 17, 2015

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Comments: George, if you don't lead it, then how else would Ryan's rope get up there?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Stardust Cowboy (5.11-)
By: greg t When: Dec 10, 2015

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Comments: Really fun route!

P2 seemed on the harder side of 5.10 if not 11- ( just for a bit ). The loose blocks didn't seem to bad, but I wouldn't trust gear in the flake.

An optional finish for the 4th pitch would be to take the easy handcrack up and left. This joins up with the kor-ingals and avoids the North Chimney. It seemed like a better option for rope drag and communication. Although, use extreme caution with the massive rocker block you crawl up and over around the corner.

You don't need a... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : The Hook Direct (5.10c R)
By: greg t When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: the ever exfoliating LCC slabs.. I still chipped off some loose flakes today ( 11.14.15 ) felt pretty full on 10c slab. Definitely worth a lap if you're into that sort of thing.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Bird's View Butte / Crow's ... : Rim Routes : Think Ya Should (5.11c)
By: greg t When: Nov 4, 2015

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Comments: red camalots seemed to work fine. 4 or 5 should do


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Kolob Canyon : Paria Point : Wind Sand & Stars (5.12 R)
By: greg t When: Oct 13, 2015

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Comments: Thanks. Hope I wasn’t stepping on any toes by adding this. I just thought it was a great line that deserves more attention. Hollow flakes? Of course. Dangerous? Not necessarily. The overall rock quality was better than expected, but you still need use your desert rat skills. Use everything, trust nothing. There are also a lot of old pitons and star drives for belays. All part of the fun. As far as the hangerless bolt on P10, the bolt is sticking pretty far out and is fairly rusted. It has a nut... more >>


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : The Moonlight Buttress (Fre... (5.12+) : Photo
By: greg t When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: One of my favorite pitches of all time.. its just too bad that my arms are pretty tired by the time I climb all the way up there. Still working on the RP.. but I'm pretty sure that's not the point.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Cobra : The Cobra (5.11- R) : Photo
By: greg t When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: George had one too many cheeseburgers at Milts


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Tower Of Babel : Concrete Jungle (5.11c)
By: greg t When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: Hmm... I must be doing it all wrong. ..Pretty good route. Great rock, fun climbing, but I think it doesn't quite deserve the hype because its relatively easy until the very end. So it's just not as consistent at the grade as say its action packed neighbors Fuego and Pump or Jump. ..But don't get me wrong.. fun climb, and a great warm-up for the other 2 classics.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ferguson Canyon : Tower Of Babel
By: greg t When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: I think the best approach is to take the steep right, just as you enter Ferg. Hike to the top of Steal Reserve then follow the path to the base of a 40ft 5.4 scramble that brings you to the top of Concrete Jungle. Rap into Concrete Jungle. Then take the rap station at the base of Fuego back down to the trail. Its cleaned up a lot, barely a shwack at all.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Erect Direction (5.10c) : Photo
By: greg t When: Feb 2, 2015

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Comments: The trick to a great photo is a bad belay


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Unnamed 5.12 R of sig sauer (5.12)
By: greg t When: Dec 14, 2014

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Comments: IMO: This is a better route than Sig Sauer. Get after it!


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : The Dry Wall
By: greg t When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: trap
trap



I was climbing at the Dry Wall today (12/8/14). This trap was discovered at the base of the cliff, in the overhang on the left hand side. Roughly between the start of J.J. Memorial and The Pit. My friend’s dog got her leg caught in the trap. It was elaborately set up with a feathery bate set up on a fishing line above the trap that was buried under some loose soil. The trap was attached to a deeply dug chain anchor. The dog was injured and a lot of pain, but seems like she’... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Kermits Wall : Paranoia Streak (5.10c R)
By: greg t When: Dec 7, 2014

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Comments: I girth hitched the chickenhead with a 4ft dyneema sling. Then fell on it.. held fine.

I think the short man beta is to go right of the chickenhead.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Mount Carmel Tunnel : Ataxia Tower : Ashtar Command (5.9) : Photo
By: greg t When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: I have a few cameras, but generally to just take climbing I use a GoPro 3 black edition. Its small, lightweight, straps to my harness, durable, and takes great shots.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Southwest : Hyperspuds (5.11b)
By: greg t When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Amazing route!! Bold, sustained, simply brilliant! Unlike anything I’ve climbed at the city. As far as the grade… I’ll just say that it’s by far the hardest “11b” Ive climbed at the city. Enjoy!


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : San Rafael Canyon - AKA Lit...
By: greg t When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: talking about these?
talking about these?



Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - North : Scenic Byway Wall : Scenic Byway (5.10a)
By: greg t When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: As with any posts on this site, please take mine with a grain of salt. I’m fairly comfortable with swell style climbing, runouts, and really comfortable on 5.10. With that in mind, I thought this climb was great, and totally worth doing all 4 pitches. Sorry if I’m giving away too much here, but I’m just trying to promote doing the whole climb.

Pitch 1 Super fun. If you want to be very comfortable, bring three #1’s, and you could even use a #4 for the top. ( gear beta is in BD... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Lone Peak Cirque : South Summit Wall : Center Thumb (5.9+)
By: greg t When: Jul 19, 2014

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Comments: Gave the green C3 a mediocre removal attempt with no such luck. Its stuck real nice. It would take some advanced shenanigans to get out. Good luck.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gargoyle Wall : Gargoyle (5.11c)
By: greg t When: Jul 13, 2014

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Comments: I usually fall more on the approaches than the rock. Whether it’s some loose talus or greasing out of my flip flops on some slabby 4th class, usually resulting in spilling my approach beer. Man, climbing outside is tough. Better just stick to Momentum from now on.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Sheer Lunacy (5.11 C1)
By: greg t When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: When in doubt, Fraid it out


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Johnny Come Lately (5.10b/c)
By: greg t When: Jun 27, 2014

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Comments: Great route! A bit of a bold onsight


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