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Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Spank The Monkey (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Unique route and interesting climbing. The climb doesn't look good from the ground, but it climbs way better than it looks. The bottom is a bit mungy and loose, but it is easy, so don't let that deter you from getting on this classic.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : No Holds for Bonzo (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Another awesome stemming corner at the tower. Fairly clean 9/2016. Tricky start leads to sustained stemming. Some rest can be had up higher on the route.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Manifest Destiny (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Great route! Triples in 3s and 4s protects it well. A 4.5 is nice at the crux but not necessary. Few finger pieces at the bottom, save a .75 for the step left, and two 3s for afterwards. Anchor isn't the best, but if you're top roping- you can back up the anchor with a #4


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Maid in the Shade (5.11d)
By: Lucas Barth When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Great route, great pro, and pretty clean as of 9/2016.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Bloodguard (5.11+)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 16, 2016

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Comments: Scary anchor. The anchor is epoxied and looks like it is coming out. Currently a fixed nut at the anchor that can be used to back it up.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Dedicated To The Game (5.11c)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Awesome route! At the first roof stay to the right. There is a bolt just above the lip of the roof that is hard to see.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn... : Fourplay (5.11c)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: The first pitch is easy, but more like 150-160 feet. The second pitch is about the same length. Great climbing and had a little lichen on it, but it didn't interfere.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Little Creatures (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: A good route, but the climbing is a little heads up because of loose rock and sometimes small gear. I would recommend being solid at the grade. It's also a little hard to tell where to traverse left, but you are aiming for traversing just above a little roof and into the shallow right facing dihedral (NOT the big left facing dihedral straight above). See picture for more info. Anchor is not the best.
Rock Climbing Photo: Little creatures is green dotted line. Climber is ...
Little creatures is green dotted line. Climber is on Little Fingers.



Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Flight 714 (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Anchors look fine as of 2016.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South Face Lower Buttress : Little Fingers (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: Good route! Nice crack the whole way with good gear. This route and "Little Creatures" gets shade for longer than everything else on SW Buttress.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : P.O.T.C. (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: Not recommended due to the colony of 50+ swallows at the top of first pitch, which is causing most of the inside of the crack to be covered in bird poo. The rocky is pretty flaky as well. First pitch anchor is bomber, looks new.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Black-Jones Direct (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: Nice finger crack to hands/fists. There are a few chockstones when the crack widens up where care should be taken, but they can be stemmed around. The anchor is shared with Manifest Destiny, 5.9 hands and fists. The anchor is two old rusty bolts with homemade hangers.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Gooseberry Jam (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: A #5 and #6 are certainly useful. If you didn't bring anything bigger than a number 4 the upper half would be very runout.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Freakin' High (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this route a couple days ago and it seemed quite clean, not much sand.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn... : McCarthy's North Face (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: Pitch 1 and 2 anchors are new as of 2015. Pitch one length is a few feet longer than 70 meters. Pitch 2 was just top-ropable with a single 70 meter. Great route!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Dump Watt (5.10b)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: This route deserves more traffic. It's got really varied, challenging, and fun climbing. I thought it's a bit of a sandbag, but it takes plenty of good gear. 2nd pitch anchor is two 1/4 bolts with homemade hangers. Anchor can be backed up.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : TAD (5.7+)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: I thought this route was pretty enjoyable. Yeah, the belay at the top of first pitch is kinda uncomfortable, but the climbing is good. Even my girlfriend with tiny hands enjoyed this, and led the crux pitch. Don't build an anchor off the chockstone, but about 5 feet above.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Rangers Are People Too (5.9)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: The route length is more like 120 feet. You can rappel with a 60 and some 5.easy down climbing.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach : Direct Southwest (5.11b)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: Some of the stacked blocks on top of pitch one have fallen down. Be careful as there is still some smaller loose rock debris as of April 2016. It can be climbed around with care.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : West Face : Fractal (5.10a)
By: Lucas Barth When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: Really nice and varied route with stemming, face climbing and finger locks. Takes good protection. Comparable in quality and grade to Broken Tree. Go do it!


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Lucas Barth When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: Update: The 2016 falcon closure has been lifted! All routes are now open.

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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Nov 29, 2015

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Comments: No rockfall when I did this 2 years ago, but I thought the first pitch was fairly serious. No harder than 5.9, but not much good protection.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Three Brothers Area : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: Lucas Barth When: Oct 23, 2010

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Comments: Anybody climb this route recently? Is the loose rock danger from the rockfall still there?


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : Comp Rock : The Comp Wall : Shop and Compare (5.10a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: Agreed, a number 2 camalot was nice before clipping the first bolt. Then I removed it after clipping the bolt for less rope drag. No other gear necessary. A fantastic sport route.


Location: ID : Castle Rocks : East Sector : The Taco : Bandito (5.11a)
By: Lucas Barth When: Sep 23, 2010

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Comments: There are now anchors at the end of the crack. You don't have to run it out to the top. Excellent route. Great gear and funky fun climbing and jamming.


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