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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Creek :)

Indian Creek :)

The People of Mountain Proj... : James Hicks : Climbing and such

Apr 15, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Velociraptor!

Velociraptor!

The People of Mountain Proj... : James Hicks : Climbing and such

Dec 22, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Interiors- Escalante Canyon

Interiors- Escalante Canyon

The People of Mountain Proj... : James Hicks : Climbing and such

Jun 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Pouring down rain outside, nice and dry inside.

Pouring down rain outside, nice and dry inside.

CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Interiors (5.8)

Jun 16, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the chimney on Guanica on the Lefthand Wa...

Climbing the chimney on Guanica on the Lefthand Wall at Mt. Lemmon.

The People of Mountain Proj... : James Hicks : Climbing and such

Apr 22, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off of South Six Shooter.

Rapping off of South Six Shooter.

The People of Mountain Proj... : James Hicks : Climbing and such

Apr 22, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Early Bird Crag : Eagle Tenders (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: There is a nice little hornet/wasp nest near the last bolt as of last weekend. Several were hanging out near the opening of the pocket and I could see a nest inside. Just be aware since it looks like a sweet hold when you are coming up on it.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : The Minimum Crag : Minienticer (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: The comment about the belay stance seems odd since everyone in our party commented how nice it was. Fun route, nothing too hard just felt like sustained 5.9 climbing.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Right Fork : Oxygen Wall : Key Lime Sky (5.8)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Great cruiser route. Well bolted, to the point I climbed past the last bolt without noticing. 70m was plenty long.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Lou's Tavern : Warm & Soapy Lather (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Seems to have cleaned up some since the last comment. We didn't pull anything off. But like the other routes in the area it its still a little dirty. Fun route though.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Lou's Tavern : Project Mayhem (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: It looked chossier than it climbed. I didn't notice anything sizable that was loose. Although it all LOOKS like it should pull right out, it all stayed in place. Bottom section is a bit sandy but it cleans up as you climb higher. Fun climb!


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Middle Fork : Grease & Grime Wall : Grease & Grime (5.10b)
By: James Hicks When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Not sure about the choss comments. I didn't notice much at all. If you get much out of the bolt line I could see it possibly getting a bit chossy. Its a bit mossy down low but other than that it was a super fun route. Nice and airy feeling for the last few bolts. Not sustained really, but we really enjoyed the route. And calling this a 5.9 is just a sandbag comment. The moves to get around the roof/bulge are solid 10b for Maple.


Location: UT : Moab Area : La Sal Mountains : Lower Dakota Crag : Ganja Wall
By: James Hicks When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Nice trail all the way to Ganja wall now from the lower crags TH if you don't want to take the hand line down.


Location: UT : Moab Area : La Sal Mountains : Lower Dakota Crag : Times Wall : Story of My Life (5.10c)
By: James Hicks When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Real fun climb, each section has its own flavor. But its real hard to grade. Pulling off of the ledge 3/4 of the way up has got to be around a V3/4 bouldering move. Maybe the holds have broken away a bit, but there is no way its a 10c move. Luckily there is a bolt you can clip that protects that part real well which you can clip from the ledge, and it can provide the ability to get a little top rope assist if need be. Stays tough for the next few moves as well, but not out of line with the post... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : La Sal Mountains : Lower Dakota Crag : Times Wall : Hand Prints (5.10c)
By: James Hicks When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Fun route, but just be aware that blowing either of the first 2 (maybe even 3) clips would turn out real bad for you. Also, there are only 4 bolts.


Location: CO : Glenwood Springs : Main Elk Creek : Main Elk Crag : Velociraptor (5.11a)
By: James Hicks When: Dec 22, 2015

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Comments: Great route! Definitely a little sustained, but you do get a couple of good rests. The top was a bit of a waterfall when we climbed it, but it seems that is probably normal if it has snowed a fair amount recently. Best route I have got on at Elk Creek so far.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Grand Mesa : Land's End Area : Paleosol Wall : Flat Rock Flight (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: Another fun, moderate climb up on the mesa. This would be a great route for someone breaking into 5.9 on trad, it takes great gear from solid stances.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Grand Mesa : Land's End Area : Paleosol Wall : Xenolith (5.10c)
By: James Hicks When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: Not sure how to grade or rate this route, I just now it felt really hard for 10c. I could be a weenie but I think it falls somewhere around the 11a range. I won't add my rating though since I couldn't do much but hang my way through the crux. Not a bad route at all, in fact it definitely has fun moves, just hard moves.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Grand Mesa : Land's End Area : Paleosol Wall : Day Old Mackerel (5.10a/b)
By: James Hicks When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: Great little route. The crux is between the green C3 placement and the second bolt, with positive holds a great pocket to get you through. WAY easier than its neighbor Xenolith.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Grand Mesa : Land's End Area : Kaleidoscope Wall : The Pika Strikes Back (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: Fun route! The bolting was well done, comfy clips and they are right where you need them. The one spot for gear below the crux takes a bomber 0.4 Camalot.


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Grand Mesa : Land's End Area : Kaleidoscope Wall : The Mess (5.8+)
By: James Hicks When: Jun 22, 2015

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Comments: I am not sure I climbed the start as it appears in the pic, I started down and right of the overhang and traversed under it on ridiculously positive holds before heading up to the left of the overhang. I think I used a red C3 and fished in a nut in the small crack and another nut up to the left of the overhang before pulling up onto the ledge. The move up onto the ledge definitely felt tricky for the grade, but the gear is bomber. The crack up top could use some cleaning (I would have if I had t... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Sport Park : Surprising Crag : ... : Dutch Oven (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: I have no idea what the person above is talking about, this isn't greasy at all. In fact, I lost skin in the crack at the bulge due to the grittiness of the rock, and the holds leading up to it are super positive. Not the greatest route, but it's a fun little warm-up.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Verschneidung Dihedral (5.7)
By: James Hicks When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: Fun route! Despite a couple of the comments here, I didn't notice any greasy feeling sections at all. There is a stuck can about halfway up the handcrack that doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, but a couple of the cables are busted, so I'm not sure how much I would really trust it.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Peanuts Walls : Lower Peanuts : Cornered, straight up varia... (5.9)
By: James Hicks When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: I managed to get a red C3 stuck right around the cruxy bit. I tried to get it out on rappel, but it thwarted all of my efforts. If someone gets it out, I would be willing to meet up and trade some beers for it, but it is in there quite solidly. So, in the mean time, there is a solid piece of gear that you clip as you pull over the flake/roof!


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Wrinkles in Time (5.9-)
By: James Hicks When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: Awesome route! One of the best at the grade I have climbed in BC. For a bit of beta, I used a small nut and a #1 C3 (#0 would work as well) to protect the crack up to the first bolt. Personally, I wouldn't listen to the folks saying you don't need gear. I would think of it more as a trad protected start instead of simply a high first bolt. A fall before the bolt would be bad news. An earlier comment shows what can happen. The crack takes great gear, so why not use it?! Most people d... more >>


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