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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Dam Wall : Unknown (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Aug 14, 2016

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Comments: 2nd pitch of Fall Equinox and I put it up a few days after equipping the first (lower tier) pitch. Your grading sounds about right.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Jul 27, 2016

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Comments: Great suggestion and also much appreciated....and also please leave the filled up register/wall books in the container there where they are!....

Should be plenty of room for adding a number of new booklets. I don't think anybody realized how popular this route would become. Again thanks in advance to whoever takes up another register book:)...it is old school, but it's fun reading nonetheless.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Snowbasin : Mt. Ogden : ... : Photo
By: James Garrett When: Jul 10, 2016

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Comments: I think this piton is not "broken", as it is a sawed off angle at the final belay which can be replaced by a micro Camelot....colorful rock... Probably melt freeze rattled it loose:)...nice photo.


Location: Oceania : New Zealand : South Island : Paynes Ford
By: James Garrett When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: Agree with germsauce... I love this place and the Rock is high quality limestone!!:)


Location: Oceania : New Zealand : South Island
By: James Garrett When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: I was advised not to bother with bringing rock gear this time of year as it would only be wet and cold and it was "too early for skiing".... All of which couldn't be further from the truth:)!
New Zealand roadside cragging rocks and is of high quality and so beautiful with the seaside vistas nearby!
Perfect temps and cragging conditions right now! Kiwiland rocks!!:) so beautiful!!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Brighton's Frighton Wall : Fret ArĂȘte (5.10a)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Matthew Washburn RIP...we had fun putting up this route together that summer day.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: I was "marking the way" for Franziska:):)... Yea, right:) might have been a bit excessive.... It is sad that Gottman left the party way too early. Maybe the descent will grow on me if we do it more than once every 20 years!!!:)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5) : Photo
By: James Garrett When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Agree with Der Steiger:).... Don't know where this is on the route, if you stay on the arĂȘte itself the going is much more aesthetic


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Patty's Ridge : Patty's Ridge (5.5)
By: James Garrett When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Agree with Steiger ("climber" or "overseer" in German:)), though I easily give it 4 stars despite a few misgivings. It is really a fun and classic climb, however, if you are a new 5.6 trad leader, take one of everything on this climb....you will probably use it, and your following partner will appreciate it. Wonderful views and ambience.

No fixed gear, not even some of the old Alpenbock pitons that used to appear here and there...so i... more >>


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
By: James Garrett When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: We are from out of State and it had been a long time since we had last climbed in the area, however, we found the approach quite enjoyable despite so much snow we could not even drive into the parking lot. We reluctantly took crampons, but we both wore them on the approach which made it a total breeze as the snow was pretty hard otherwise to kick steps into and more time consuming for others.

But of course, now all of these may be moot points....but what an absolutely awesome place! I had only ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Salt Lake Slips
By: James Garrett When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: Climbing in this area very briefly on 11 June when it started to rain, if anyone found my Apple Watch it would be greatly appreciated to see it again....we have this relationship, you know:) I searched my pack and then returned to the area and searched everywhere feasible, but...?

There is no current "Find My Apple Watch" feature as their is with the other devices and it needs close proximity to its paired iPhone to function....probably be of no use to anyone els... more >>


Location: UT : Stansbury Mountains : Lone Rock
By: James Garrett When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Thank you Kaleb for the condition report, albeit a sad statement about climber haters in America.
I would recommend glue in bolts as replacement as these are definitely "harder" to remove and are much safer and resistant to the corrosive nature of being in such close proximity to the Great Salt Lake.
Please let me know when you plan to go out there, I would love to help out with all the work and contribute to the material / equipment needs.
I commend your letter and your reconstructive spirit. T... more >>


Location: UT : Ibex : Photo
By: James Garrett When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: It didn't make it into the guidebook because it had already been printed and was on the shelves:)!
How goes it Cam? Let's get out!


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bear Hollow : Bear Hollow Wall : Unknown Left Most Route (5.10-)
By: James Garrett When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: Yes, this is called Corn On The Cobble and has been on this site at this location for a number of years.


Location: UT : Ibex : Corral Crags : Southern Corral Crag : Old and In The Weigh (5.7)
By: James Garrett When: Mar 25, 2016

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Comments: This was a misprint in the guidebook. Cam wanted it called "Old And In The Weigh" :) thanks in advance for correcting it!


Location: UT : Stansbury Mountains : The Valley of Zion : Blob's Your Uncle : Elysian Fields (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Mar 15, 2016

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Comments: Hi Teeters, yea, I agree, it would have been nice to go to the top, but that whole upper section is hollow and rotten as I recall. Great idea to respect the Eagles nesting and caring for their young... Thanks for adding that to the comments:)


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Viewfinder Towers : Johnny Hanksville of Mars (5.11a)
By: James Garrett When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: I agree with Anthony,
Thanks for the excellent condition and status report Cole and Woogie! Impressive how the whole area around the bolt hole is completely blown out! Is that rock around the blown hole loose and unstable or does it now take gear? Which anchor did you lower from? And also, how many bolts in your opinion should be replaced with Glue Ins?
Glad you enjoyed the climb.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Viewfinder Towers : Johnny Hanksville of Mars (5.11a)
By: James Garrett When: Mar 2, 2016

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Comments: Well foof, shows how little you know.... None of the bolts placed by this climber nor the one that pulled was a stud or wedge type bolt.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Viewfinder Towers : Johnny Hanksville of Mars (5.11a)
By: James Garrett When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: "Johnny" was recently climbed when the sandstone was probably wet and it resulted in a failure of the last bolt before the anchors. Even the best placements may result in failing when sandstone has had long rains or patches of snow slowly melting and trickling into and supersaturating the sandstone. The entire 1/2" x 3" Hilti HLC sleeve bolt pulled out with body weight. Luckily, the bolt below (in probably drier rock and about 12 feet below) held and arrested this almost 25' fall.

In the meanti... more >>


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Almaz (5.10c/d)
By: James Garrett When: Dec 13, 2015

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Comments: Much more cleaning done on the route...hardish tricky 5.10+ well protected moves down low but then jug city for more than 2/3 of the upper route. If in addis, take a trip to Amora Gedelle and get after it!!! Only QDs needed!


Location: Africa : Uganda : Luwazi Rock
By: James Garrett When: Nov 28, 2015

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Comments: Since this area has been entered into the database, the local climbing community has been very busy indeed. This is no longer just another TR crag, but after painstakingly finding the crag from the MP description, we found about 9-10 bolted climbs with excellent bomber hardware.

I wish we could have found out the names of the nice routes we climbed. but maybe they will eventually added to the database?

If visiting without the benefit of a local showing you the way,(like we did!) the drive is a... more >>


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Habesha (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Chain added to the anchors and this is probably the most climbed route on the crag.


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Cracked Wheat (5.10d)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: First pitch belay location moved up and chain anchors placed. Now the rope avoids a sharp edge. Steep!!


Location: Africa : Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa) : Easy Eshi (5.9)
By: James Garrett When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Fun route, good job Ken... Nice features and quality rock...some Nuts can really sew it up, otherwide kind of run out.


Location: Africa
By: James Garrett When: Oct 19, 2015

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Comments: Why NO comments or entries about Nigeria???? Zuma Rock looks awesome and apparently only one quality route on this huge granite dome? Anybody been there recently?


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