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Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : O Crags (Three Finger Canyo... : Tread Lightly. (5.9)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this back in 2010 before it was listed on this web site and enjoyed it. It was easier than Cat walk (under rated 5.7) I would call in 5.9-. fun climb.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : O Crags (Three Finger Canyo... : Cat Walk. (5.7)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this again about a month ago with a new group and the general consensus was 5.9R for the rating. We all still had fun but I would not recommend leading this climb unless you are a solid 5.10 slab climber just to be safe. The first time I climbed it I went strait up from the second bolt. The second time I tried traversing right into the huecos and then climbing up to third bolt both were about 5.9 and the runouts are worthy of an R rating. Be safe and have fun. The anchor bolts seem... more >>


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : A Crags : Velvet America (5.9 PG13)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: You guys are my heroes, This climb was one of the hardest slab climbs I have climbed and I only top roped it. There was never a dull moment with 100 ft of 5.10 and the rest 5.8 or 5.9. I thought the crux was the 5.10 mantle on the hollow flake (the flake held) while you are about 20 ft above the last bolt. This would be a wild lead and is a really fun top rope.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : A Crags : Rumble Strips (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 12, 2014

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Comments: This was a fun climb. It was not any harder than Firebird but it is more run out (bolts spaced 20 to 25ft apart) with the hard moves right before you can clip so I would still call it 5.8.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : R Crags (Two Finger Canyon)... : Bon Voyage (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: This was a really fun and exciting adventure. The first pitch had a lot of bad rock but then it got better. The second pitch was the scariest pitch to lead with the crux being 50+ feet past the first bolt before you clip the anchor at the top of PG tips and a big pendulum fall if your feet slip (exciting). After that the climb had bolts protecting all the hard parts. We would rate the climb at P1 5.6, P2 5.7R, P3 5.8, P4 5.9, and P5 5.8. We did not use any wires/stoppers on this climb I wou... more >>


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : R Crags (Two Finger Canyon)... : Gang of Four (5.10)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: After climbing Anglo Japanese I thought this climb was 5.8. It is a soft 5.10 but lots of fun and a fair amount of good rock. I used a #1 tcu, #0 tcu, and a #00 tcu in the crack but you could get by with any one of these.


Location: UT : San Rafael Swell : San Rafael Swell - South : Eastern Reef Area.. AKA The... : R Crags (Two Finger Canyon)... : The Anglo/Japanese Route (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: This was a really fun and wild climb. both pitches had some poor rock and some good rock but over all good rock by the swells standards. The second pitch was a lot harder than 5.8. I am not sure if holds broke off or what but the crux if you go strait up like I did it was 5.10. You could go out right and it would be a bit easier but on lead if you fall from out right you will pendulum into a bad ledge. I would not recommend it unless you are a 5.10 lead climber and then you should have some... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: What is going on with all this bolting of existing trad or mixed climbs. I just went to the Creak side wall yesterday and there were bolts all over 3 existing trad/mixed climbs. Why? They were all so much fun just the way they were. This has got to stop or some day all trad lines will be bolted. I never minded to much when the Geezer wall was bolted since I have never seen a climber on it until they were bolted but that does not mean some one can start bolting all of our fun trad lines in t... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Creekside Crag : Raisin Bran (5.9 R)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: I just went to the wall again yesterday and it is really unfortunate this climb was bolted. I have always enjoyed it as a gear lead. Actually I would not even give it a R rating because I have always found plenty of gear placement to protect it.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Creekside Crag : Face The Fax (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Once again I can not believe someone added bolts to this climb. It was really fun just the way it was.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Creekside Crag : Thieves Reprieve (5.9 R)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Does anyone no What the deal is with the bolts on this route. It originally had 1 bolt and protected just fine with gear. It now has 7 bolts on this climb. Did the first ascent party retro-bolt it or what. It was a fun and exciting lead just the way it was.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Clay Creek Crag : The Queen B (5.10-)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: I am sure we cheated on this one, but it was easier than Big Boy and Lucky Charms, since you can stem all the way up to the 3rd bolt if you want too. Then there is just one powerful move left to the arÍte. If you do not stem, the start is a lot harder than 5.10.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Clay Creek Crag : Lucky Charms (5.8 PG13)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Our group all thought this climb was 5.9 and very fun. It is a bit reachy. I agree with the PG-13 because the clips were spicy.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Clay Creek Crag
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: The old guidebook said to take FS 510, but the directions given on this website directs you to FS 530, which is the correct way to the crag. If you are watching your odometer, the pullout is closer to 4 miles from the pavement.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : Hot Wee Wee (5.9)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Wow exciting climb lots of fun though. It does require 2 ropes for the rappel.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Pipeline Wall : Ame's Way (5.7)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: If you want a really fun moderate outing, climb the first 2 pitches of Ame's Way, and at the last bolt of the second pitch, traverse 10 feet to the right to an anchor. Then climb the final pitch of Skyline ArÍte, which is one of the best pitches of climbing I have done. This bypasses the stout for the grade roof cruxes on both climbs.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Pipeline Wall : Skylight Arete (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: I rapped down the first time and walked off the second time. I would recommend the walkoff, it is a lot of fun unless you are planning to climb more after.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : She-la the Peeler (5.9)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: It is harder than 5.9 going from the first to second bolt in my opinion. In a recent wall street guide book the bolted slab route to the right is listed at 5.10 and this climb is just as hard. Both are fun climbs though.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Unknown (5.10)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Another climber told us this was 5.8 which most of it is but the crux 3/4 the way up the first pitch was definitely 5.10 but really good climbing. I did not get to do the second pitch but it looks like more moderate fun climbing. We used a 70m rope so I am not sure if a 60m would work or not.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Technical Knee-Highs (5.11a)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: If you climb this to the first set of anchors it is only 5.9 and a lot of fun.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Remains to be Seen (5.10a)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: This was a really fun climb, I would recommend using a 70m rope. The rap to the ground was quite a stretch for 60m and you will not have enough rope if you tried to rap the route (you have to rap down and right).


Location: UT : Saint George : Snow Canyon State Park : Island In The Sky : Sand Dunes : Leopard Skin (5.7)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: If someone does not beat me to it I will change out the anchor on the second rappel.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Beckey's Wall Area : "Elementary My Dear Watson" (5.9+)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: This climb was really gritty and it was a lot harder than 9+. A good example is the start of tarzan is 10a and I cand do tarzan no problem but every time I tried the crux my feet would grit off and the fall is onto a ledge (the climb was not worth the risk of injury to me). I am not sure why the bolt line did not contunue up the nice slab.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - West : Love Handles (5.8)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: This climb is a lot of fun. I thought it was closer to 5.9, it is definatly harder than muffin top.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Commitment Buttress : Commitment (5.6)
By: Mary Ellen Man When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: Your Welcome The traditional slung tree top anchor led to alot of rock fall on the climber/belayer below and if you rapelled from there just pulling the rope could bring some rocks down. I know this was probablly all climbed before but the new bolt lines we added allow you to climb some really fun otherwise unprotected terrain above. We will post some topos and updates in the near future.


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