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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : The Hinterlands : Photo
By: John Ross When: Mar 1, 2015

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Comments: LOVE this route. And SO long! 15 bolts to anchors!


Location: Northern Utah & Idaho : 2014 - 2015 Utah Region Ice : Post : Photo
By: John Ross When: Jan 6, 2015

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Comments: If you zoom into full size photo you can see that it is barely touching down, most of it dangling a couple of feet off the ground. I'm sure by now it is probably solidly attached to the ground though. Sometimes the column can be very chandeliered but on this day it looked solid enough to take screws.


Location: UT : Echo Canyon : Bear Hollow : Bear Hollow Wall
By: John Ross When: Oct 31, 2014

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Comments: Hope I didn't waste your trip to Bear Hollow wall Robert. I wasn't looking for a pat on the back so I didn't say anything here on MP. Perhaps a word or two about my experience will encourage crag stewardship at other areas too.

Id only heard about and driven past Echo Cyn before, so when I saw the comments about shiny bolts I took the bait checked the area out last week. Yeah they were like dozens of tiny mirrors in the sun for passersby, so last Saturday I spent the day putting a light coati... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity
By: John Ross When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: @chris_nance, thanks for the input and for adding your take on route ratings. I know there are more climbers on these routes so hopefully they will share their feedback too.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Santaquin Canyon : Strawberry Fields Wall : Strawberry Blonde (5.9)
By: John Ross When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: After a ton of cleaning there still may be the occasional loose hold. Helmets suggested.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Bad Bananas
By: John Ross When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Perin's map/directions work great using already established trails. This direct approach looks like a good way to cause erosion and potential access problems IMHO.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Bad Bananas : Photo
By: John Ross When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: This map looks like a good way to cause erosion and potential access problems. Perin's previous map/directions work great using already established trails. Fun area!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Persephone : Terraformed (5.8)
By: John Ross When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: The route was pretty clean last fall, but there is a slope just above that rain/snow-melt might wash a little dirt down from. Glad you liked it!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Provo Canyon : Provo Canyon Ice : Bridal Veil Left (WI4-5)
By: John Ross When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: The bolted P1 rap anchors often get covered with ice later in the season. When that happens, climbers using a single 70m rope need to be prepared to build an ice anchor part way down for the second rappel. This is also why it is not uncommon to collect "booty" ice screws off of this route.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon
By: John Ross When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: AF is hit-and-miss in late November for weather and temps. There are some warm-ish, sunny afternoons to be found at these areas: Escape Buttress, The Hideaway, Beer Can Alley, White Wave Wall, The Shame Wall, The Grey Cliffs, The Watchtower.

If you don't mid some good choss, the north side of Rock Canyon has some classics that can be a good choice around this time of year: Training Camp, Bad Bananas, Super Bowl Wall, The Wasp, Trilogy Buttress, Layer Cake, The Jobsite.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon
By: John Ross When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: @foxbox this is a pretty active canyon. As for the trail, hikers, and a few runners and mountain bikers are common early to late, even some in the dark. As for the climbing, the popular areas (Red Slab, The Wild, The Jobsite) get especially busy on holidays and weekends. But with hundreds of routes in the canyon to choose from, even on crowded days there are plenty of quality climbing routes to be found. If multi-pitch is at all interesting, there are some really good ones... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : ... : Photo
By: John Ross When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Flag and no style points are lost. :)


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Firefly (5.10c)
By: John Ross When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Arguably the best 5.10c in the canyon.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : American Fork Canyon : Serenity : Eavesdown Docks : Captain Tight Pants (5.11c)
By: John Ross When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Crux spoiler alert!



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : P.A.'s Mother : High Hopes (5.7)
By: John Ross When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: The first two bolts were missing but have been replaced in the original bolt holes. The route has its own anchors now. Thanks for providing the hardware DK!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : The Jobsite : Drivers Test (5.7+)
By: John Ross When: Sep 5, 2013

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Comments: The hanger was missing on the first bolt but has been replaced using some Loctite to help keep the nut secure.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Tap Wall
By: John Ross When: Aug 29, 2013

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Comments: The right-most route (.10a) is getting much cleaner and is SUCH a fun climb. Steep and juggy at the bottom followed by a long tricky/easier section, and the top has cleaned up nicely. The left-most route (.10b) is cleaning up as well and is also worth doing.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Road : The Trash Compactor : Salty Biscuits (5.10a)
By: John Ross When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments:
Repaired hanger
Repaired hanger

Hanger repaired. Climb away!


Location: UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : The Dark Continent Area : Photo
By: John Ross When: Aug 5, 2013

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Comments: Nice hat. Incredible view!


Location: UT : PSICOBLOC Masters Series
By: John Ross When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing)

Pool Depth Test photos


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Photo
By: John Ross When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: It's called "canyoneering." :) A wetsuit is usually not needed in Mystery Canyon. There is one 120' rappel into water over your head (swim!) and at least a couple of wet sections before this rappel into the Virgin River. What a hoot!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Midichlorophobia (5.8+)
By: John Ross When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Really enjoyed this route as one long pitch with a 70m rope. We tightened two bolts (wedge bolts) that were loose. Watch out for a loose death-block in the white band of rock, just left of the bolt line (can be avoided but be careful). There was another large block lower on the route that could be trundled with a crowbar. So many good long routes on this wall. Well worth the hike.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Trilogy Buttress : Lord of the Slings (5.9+)
By: John Ross When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: What a view from up here!



Location: UT : Saint George : Photo
By: John Ross When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Unfortunately Red Dog closed. =( They were way good too.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress : Photo
By: John Ross When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Interesting article related to Moonlight Buttress:

Rescue At Zion National Park
--National Parks Traveler magazine


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