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Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Gator Pond (5.12a)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jan 22, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, Nolan and Lucas, great climb! Really enjoyed it, and right now it's one of the drier routes at Golf.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Bulletproof Roof (5.11+)
By: Luke Mehall When: Nov 14, 2015

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Comments: She's a little dirty. We'll clean it up though. And beware of the final roof, the edge is sharp. It should get better after some cleaning but for now, be aware. Eventually after some ascents, I think this thing will be a classic! Nice eye Badger and E Dixon!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Digital Readout (5.12b/c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Nov 6, 2015

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Comments: Per usual the beta in the book is off. Heavy on .3 camalots. Only a couple places where you can get a .4 in. Brutal line, but there are certainly more harsh finger cracks out there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cliffs of Insanity : R.O.U.S (5.10-)
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 16, 2015

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Comments: This one deserves stars in the book! All of them!

Modern classic Devin, nice work.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Dove Creek Wall
By: Luke Mehall When: Oct 6, 2015

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Comments: Thanks BJ. A whole ton of people worked to get this wall to where its at now...hit me up if you want to get on some new routes in The Creek!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 4X4 : Unnamed 5.11 w/ 2 bolt star... (5.11)
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: 70 meter works, tie a knot in the end though for sure.

Also, the start is better protected now. I replaced both of the original bolts and moved the first bolt left so that it actually protects the cruxy moves there.

At least a couple Black Metolius or #2 Friends are key for this awesome line. A #4 Camalot fits well in the section between the bolts and where the crack starts.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Petrified Hornet Wall : Petrified Hornet (5.10+)
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: Cool Karl. Been wondering why the wall was named. Looks like a cool line.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Summer of '69 (5.11c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, Ben. Folks are saying this might be a little easier than 11c, which I originally thought, which is awesome. Glad to hear peeps are getting on it, and the crushers are using it for a warm-up!


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Tibet ArĂȘte (originally su... (5.12c)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: I think this line is really tricky and pumpy. Some of the bolts are rusty and would def be a good line to replace those on. It's also one of the few 5.12 routes at Cascade that are dry right now.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : 2nd Meat Wall : Unknown long corner (5.11)
By: Luke Mehall When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Turkey Bacon Jihad is certainly better than just another Unknown!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Priest : Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a)
By: Luke Mehall When: Nov 16, 2014

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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


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