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Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a)
By: Luke Mehall When: 5 days ago

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Comments: On the first pitch, yes big cams are useless. However if you do want some gear, green and blue big-bros work, as well as Valley Giants. It's good beta, as Ben Kiessel recommends to link the first and second pitches. Belaying in that chimney off a sketch anchor is not so much fun. Rapping Excommunication with a 70m is probably the best bet.

Classic summit register, placed by Ed Webster, with so many legends that have signed it, it feels like an honor to be up there. One of my favorite climbs in... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Sister Superior Group : Jah Man (5.10)
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 25, 2014

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Comments: Been working on replacing all the old 1/4 inch. bolts on this thing with beefy 1/2 inch bolts from the ASCA. We will be sure to yank em out too, at the moment they remain next to the replacements because we haven't carried a crow bar up yet. But, we will.

Also: I'd say heavier on the #1 camalots than the .75s. I think as many as five or six #1s is useful on that third pitch.

Praise Jah!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Annunaki (5.11c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: We fixed the anchor courtesy of the ASCA this last weekend. Indeed the right bolt was so bad a couple weeks ago you could take it out with your hand.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Jews On Crack (5.11)
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: Anchor fixed up and tat replaced with chain courtesy of ASCA.

This is one of the burlier 5.11 routes at The Creek, and one of my new favorites. Hop on it, just bring plenty of #3s and #4s. No need to bring more than one #1, contrary to what the Bloom book describes.

uses every bit of a 70 meter rope.


Location: CO : Luke Mehall publishes "The ...
By: Luke Mehall When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Wow, an endorsement of Timmy Foulkes from Timmy Foulkes Television. Thanks, buddy!


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ames Wall : Seamstress Corner (5.11+ R) : Photo
By: Luke Mehall When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Classic Gene!!!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Nuns : Holier Than Thou (5.11c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Mar 30, 2014

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Comments: Super impressed in the style of this line. Kudos to the FA party. Five star route. 70 meter works. Definitely bring a small rack of cams for the final pitch.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Power Glide (5.12b/c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the anchor.

I placed a #0.4 Camalot and a red Alien at the top section and felt good to have those pieces.


Location: UT : Moab Area : River Road : Big Bend Butte : Infrared (5.12-)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Excellent route, didn't have a topo and just went off the beta here, which worked just fine. Lots of #3 camalots on the third pitch, we had 3 and 4 might be nce. It's true you can ditch some gear for the last pitch just be sure to save a few hand sized pieces for the belay on the summit. Mad props to the first ascentionists and how they bolted that last pitch. A job well done, and a desert classic for sure.

First pitch was in the sun at 11:45 a.m. on January 26th.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Donnelly Canyon : Drainpipe (5.10)
By: Luke Mehall When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: We drilled a new anchor over the weekend on this thing. Used fatty 1/2 inch. bolts provided by the ASCA.


Location: CO : The Climbing Zine, The Dirt...
By: Luke Mehall When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: And if you'd like to write for us here's some beta on that. WORD!

climbingzine.com/write-for-the...


Location: CO : Crested Butte : Skyland Boulders
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: Zach, you're awesome. Thanks for sharing, was out there the other day and saw some folks with your guide. Miss seeing you around, buddy!


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Top Flight (originally sub... (5.12+)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: Was up at Golf today, and the Black Nasty stool was smashed to pieces. We ended up hauling the remnants of trash down. Anyone know what's up with someone trashing this thing? I've never tried this route but watched many strong climbers get on it, all with the help of the stool.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Higher Cathedral Rock : Braille Book (5.8)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Def. plenty of chimney action on this one, I was happy to have an old 4.5 camalot with me (equivalent to modern #5 camalot).

Old school 1960s Jim Bridwell route! proud line done way before cams. props.


Location: CO : Book Release - Climbing Out...
By: Luke Mehall When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: The print version of Climbing Out of Bed is now available. thanks for the support. here's the link:

Climbing Out of Bed, print version, via Benighted Publications


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall
By: Luke Mehall When: Jan 12, 2013

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Comments: It looks like all the first bolts that have fixed draws are going to be upgraded to have steel biners, which should solve the issue of people having to frequently replace these with their own aluminum biners. Dave and Lauren Heerschap have been installing these. These two dedicate a serious amount of love and time to keeping the hardware at the Golf Wall safe. We were able to purchase these biners from the Rock Lounge and recently raised $200 for the purchase from a slideshow held there. Thanks ... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Valhalla (5.12+)
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 16, 2012

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Comments: Nice work, Marcus and Matt. This looks like a great line. Thanks for your contribution!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Scard Face (5.10 PG13)
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: This is a great route, super fun chimney! A nice warmup for Big Guy!


Location: CO : The Climbing Zine Volume 4,...
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 10, 2012

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Comments: Just got the photo-thing figured out on Kindle, here's the link to the Deluxe Photo Edition of The Climbing Zine Volume 4: Volume 4 with photos on Kindle.


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Country Club Cave : Pink Taco (5.12c/d)
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 2, 2012

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Comments: All fixed draws. Thanks to whoever did that!


Location: CO : Book Release - Climbing Out...
By: Luke Mehall When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: It's up on Nook now as well: barnesandnoble.com/w/climbing-...


Location: CO : Book Release - Climbing Out...
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: Linda: Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot! I do have a novel in the works, which will be about mountain folks, dirtbags, and rock climbing. Not exactly sure how long it will take, but hopefully I'll have it out within the next two years.

Tim: word!

peace,
Luke


Location: CO : Gunnison : Hartman Rocks : Tiger Wall : Cat Daddy Wu-Wu (5.11)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 25, 2012

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Comments: I added two bolts to the last section of this climb today. It was the only route on the wall that required gear placements, and there was a guy a while back who fell close to the top, and almost decked. So even though the gear is good up there, I made the decision to add a couple bolts, so that someone doesn't mistakenly get on it without gear and hurt themselves.


Location: CO : Book Release - Climbing Out...
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 17, 2012

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Comments: Thanks guys. Marcus, we'll def. meet up sometime soon.

D.E.W: glad you liked it. Have you read the climbing zine at all? If not, check that out it's very similar writing, but all climbing-related.

peace,
Luke


Location: CO : Book Release - Climbing Out...
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 6, 2012

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Comments: Here is an excerpt from the book, via Patagonia's blog, The Cleanest Line.

thecleanestline.com/2012/07/in...


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