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Location: WA : Central Region : Banks Lake / Northrup Canyo... : Road Side Rock : Red Arete (5.9+)
By: kBobby When: Sep 18, 2012

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Comments: The La Belle guide calls this Bono, the Bland guide calls this Red Arete (but Marty Bland admits he made up many of the names for this area because locals wouldn't share the info with him). Both guides give it a 5.8 rating.

It is a good idea to bring a few small cams and a 2" cam to supplement the bolts in places. This route is mostly well-bolted, but there are a couple of spots where supplemental gear is nice.


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Rocks of Sharon
By: kBobby When: Sep 12, 2012

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Comments: The access issues for this area seem to have been ironed out. There is now a nice trailhead parking area at the end of Steven's Creek Road.

When you get to the hairpin switchback, keep going straight up the private drive (the lower one on the right). There is a very small sign that indicates that trail access is ahead. The parking area is obvious, and has good signage right next to it (instead of back at the hairpin where it's needed?).

From the parking area, hike up the drive until you... more >>


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Rocks of Sharon : Big Rock : South Face
By: kBobby When: Sep 12, 2012

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Comments: I don't know the names or FA info for the routes in this area. If you know that info, please let me know and I will update these pages. Thanks.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Steorts' Ridge (5.6)
By: kBobby When: Aug 3, 2012

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Comments: I fall into the "NO" camp for adding anchors on Steort's Ridge also.

However, please do not remove the rappel anchor to climber's left. It also serves at the anchor to a pretty decent climb I installed several years ago. At the very least, please contact me or my partner (Rob C.) to discuss the matter.

Thank you.


Location: ID : Q'Emilin Park : Outback Wall : Crocodile Dundee (5.7+)
By: kBobby When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Short, but fun climbing.

There is bomber pro available next to every single bolt on this route.


Location: Toby Butterfield : Tobies : Photo
By: kBobby When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Is this photo tilt-shift?

It is awesome.


Location: budman : budman : Photo
By: kBobby When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: Sasquatch :)


Location: ID : Q'Emilin Park : Outback Wall
By: kBobby When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: More shady and secluded climbing just north of the Garden Wall. The routes here are about the typical length for Q'Emlin Park.

All of the routes are bolted, but many can easily be led on a standard trad rack without clipping a single bolt. If you love to climb bolted cracks, this is the place for you.


Location: ID : Q'Emilin Park : Lower Ledge Area : Freely Given (5.8)
By: kBobby When: Sep 2, 2011

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Comments: This route heads up the face to the right of the "cave" and to the left of the arete just left of the Open Book. The opening moves are bouldery through the first two bolts. The finish is steep for the grade, but there are just enough good holds.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Icicle Buttress
By: kBobby When: Aug 15, 2011

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Comments: Note: if you climb one of the longer routes (R&D, Cocaine Crack, ...) to the top, you will end up right at the base of Bob's Wall. Makes for some nice additional climbing.


Location: ID : Q'Emilin Park : Lower Ledge Area : Caveman (5.7)
By: kBobby When: Jun 29, 2011

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Comments: Easily led on all gear.

Not really on the far left of the wall; it climbs up just left of the cave, through a small left-facing roof/dihedral.


Location: Rockwood : My Climbing World : Photo
By: kBobby When: May 4, 2011

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Comments: :)


Location: Rockwood : My Climbing World : Photo
By: kBobby When: May 4, 2011

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Comments: I like the fairy's wings in the trees down there!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Barefoot in Barbados (5.10a)
By: kBobby When: Apr 25, 2010

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Comments: :) Craig, I stand corrected.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 4 - Windy Point West : ... : Hai Karate (5.7+)
By: kBobby When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: James, how can you say this route is contrived? It follows natural weaknesses. And it is the easiest route up the wall. I don't understand your meaning.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : The Thumb Area : S-Crack (5.12a)
By: kBobby When: Nov 15, 2009

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Comments: Pitch 3: after the bolt, the crack is 5.11 thin hands. So you can do this pitch at 5.11 A0 also.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Photo
By: kBobby When: Oct 21, 2009

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Comments: You can see the top of the hanger in the lower right corner.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Rabbit Rock : Rabbit Rock - Northeast : Hesitation Blues (5.7)
By: kBobby When: Jul 12, 2009

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Comments: Large cams are nice for the anchor. #3 and #3.5 Camalots.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Epinephrine (5.9) : Photo
By: kBobby When: May 26, 2009

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Comments: This guy actually found throwing-star booty!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Crescent Crack Buttress : Ross Connection, The (5.10b R)
By: kBobby When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: It should be noted that the first pitch is 5.8, and is worth doing (one star).


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Maverick Line (5.10 PG13)
By: kBobby When: Nov 18, 2008

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Comments: I TRed this route after Alexi and Sam put it up (nice work, guys). The state it is in right now, I wouldn't want to lead it. It is quite runout. That's not to say that it needs more bolts. If you guys leave it as is I'm sure it will still get climbed.

The crux is the first three moves, and it is harder than 10-. The rest is 10-. It would be nice to have a bolt for those first moves, but I understand the ledgefall concern.

Also, the friction from the first big chickenhead to the second bi... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: kBobby When: Jun 15, 2007

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Comments: I must have missed it. Sorry for the false alarm. :)


Location: UT : House Range : Notch Peak : Photo
By: kBobby When: Jun 1, 2007

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Comments: Glen, great photo. I have my own copy of this exact same shot, but yours is nicer I think.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Waterfront, The : Barefoot in Barbados (5.10a)
By: kBobby When: May 26, 2007

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Comments: Joe T., my guess is you are confused about exactly which route this is. If there is a waterfall nearby, you probably aren't going to be doing much slab climbing that day. See Sweep Left.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Klahanie Crack (5.7)
By: kBobby When: May 24, 2007

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Comments: Approach (update): cross south on the new bridge (the one you took to get into the parking lot). Several paces beyond, there is a trail that leads up into the trees, next to a sign. Follow this. The trail will go up and up, and then descend to cross a minor drainage (footbridge), and then climb again.


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