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Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Cruel Shoes (5.10d)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: Definitely an interesting one. All the holds are there but definitely needs some confidence in footwork.

The Flake isn't much fun, do apron strings instead.

Second pitch was the most fun. A bit runout to the first bolt but after that pretty well protected.

Traverse pitch was great. Not much pendulum potential as there are 2 good cam placements. Last moves were a little tricky, just trust your feet.

10c corner is not great, awkward with fiddly gear.

5.9 pitch is ridiculou... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Sanctuary : ... : The Crescent (5.12c)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Very gym like climbing. Closely bolted and really comfortable holds. Super fun and gets progressively tougher all the way to the top. Had to fight to get the send. Lends itself really well to projecting as with the right beta no sequence feels harder than v3/4.

Would recommend wearing a helmet. The jug about 2/3rds up has a very loose piece and I saw a golf ball sized foothold break off while up there.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Milk Road (5.10d C0)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: P1 - Straightforward to easy aiding
P2 - Odd pitch... Different kind of climbing but enjoyable
P3 - Nice corner crack with great locks and feet
P4 - Long, long, long corner crack. Some rests to be found but definitely need to punch it sometimes.
P5 - OK climbing in a corner to OK climbing on a face to OK climbing in a corner
P6 - Dirty climbing up a ramp, not very nice
P7 - Enjoyable up a chimney to some cracks and face holds. Pretty fun. Maybe hard for 10a given the length and tricky traverse.
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Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Shannon Falls : Chewbacca (5.10-)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Found the route to be ok. There is definitely some fun climbing, but also some less than enjoyable moves.

P1 - Fun easy climbing to a cool crack. Move up the steeper crack. 10a-ish
P2 - Awkward squeeze chimney with pretty good jams and holds. Not very fun. 10b
P3 - Nice hand and finger crack to a block that looks like it's going to come off at some point. Up a slanting crack until you step into a corner. The step into the corner looks scary as you can't see where you are going to get gear. Comm... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Shannon Falls : Local Boys Do Good (5.11a PG13)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: Finally managed to get on this route. Bold and fun.

P1 - Hard getting to the first bolt, slid down the rock a couple of times doing that. After the first bolt it eases off, though there are some places you don't want to fall
P2 - Fun slab climbing! Bolted well enough and pretty enjoyable.
P3 - I'd recommend linking P2 and P3. It's not like you are going to run out of gear! Reduces the fall factor and the difficulty of P3 lies right off the belay. Once you get halfway to the first bolt the climb... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Murrin Park : ... : The Flingus Cling (5.12b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: Very fun climb. Really nice movement and great clipping positions. Very workable and definitely gets easier as the sequences are learned.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Lower Level : Unknown 5.9 (AKA L3) (5.9+ PG13)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: Not a bad route, but not great. Somewhat tentative movement on decent crimps and footholds. There are definitely better climbs nearby. Did not feel like any holds were coming off.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Lower Level : Foe (5.11a)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: One of the nicest routes we climbed in the corridor. Really cool move pulling over the bulge on a crimp, slapping to a decent edge. Definitely get on it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Lower Level : Nightmare on Crude Street (5.10d)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: What a blast climbing up those huge holds! The crux moves on smaller holds are a ton of fun as well. Great climb.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Lower Level : Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch D... (5.11b/c)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: Incredibly fun route. Interesting movement with great crux moves and a high step move that feels very committing (despite the bolt being right under you). Would recommend.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Fern Hill : Good Times (5.11a)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: Crazy fun climb! Great climbing throughout with a finish that is way to much fun.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : The Flake (5.10b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Didn't really enjoy this pitch. The climbing felt quite awkward and surprisingly tricky for 10b. Managed to get up it, but I don't think I'd do it again with such a pleasant option right beside it.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Sphinx'ter Quits (5.8)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jun 18, 2013

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Comments: Surprisingly fun! Neat movement that feels quite secure. Gear appears where you need it even though it doesn't look like it. Well worth doing.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Supervalue (5.10c)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Really really nice route. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it!

The start is a pain as you pretty much have to back clean aggressively or really extend your pieces to avoid heinous rope drag. The start is fun and a touch exciting. The face climbing has cool, well protected movement and the crack and slab are just fun.

Get on it!

Also, yes, you can rap with a 60. Probably can't lower, though.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : South Sixshooter : South Face Angling Crack? (5.10b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: Really enjoyed this start. Went up this so we wouldn't have to wait as we had multiple parties and it sounds a lot better than the 5.6 start. Great pro the whole way and a fun finger section.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Scarface : Scarface (5.11b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Beautiful line with a fun cruxy start and bomber hands the rest of the way. Once you get past the first 6 meters it's pretty much in the bag and fun as hell.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Original Meat Wall : Sinestra (5.11)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: Seriously one of the funnest routes I've ever done. The crack switch is unbelievable and you feel so badass when you do it (once you are established, while you are doing it is scary as hell!). The roof at the top is stellar and it is totally achievable at the grade. I'm psyched to get on this beast again!

Just remember how long it is and bring a tag line! I had to rap as far as I could on an 80m then down aid to the boulder.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Malamute : High Mountain Woody (5.8+)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: Fun, straightforward route. Lot's of rests and nice and long so, it is great for those just starting to plug gear.

Beautiful setting.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : A Pitch In Time (5.10b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: Definitely fun jamming and steeper than most of Squamish. Good gear and shaded nicely.

Surprised this isn't more popular!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : West Ridge (5.4)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 25, 2012

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Comments: Great first route in the bugs. We ran up it our first time up there just bringing a tagline for one rap. Beautiful line and well worth doing despite the technical ease.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Rock On Direct (aka Hard On... (5.10c)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Some tricky finger locks but, a lot of fun! Well worth doing especially if there is a line and you can get up it quick!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Karen's Math (5.10a)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Really good! Traverse was surprising when I got to it but, turned out to be solid.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Calculus Crack (5.8)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Mega classic for the grade. Solid jams the whole way and fun fun fun.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Rambles (5.8-)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Pretty fun and straightforward. Best done as 2 pitches or simul the whole thing.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Olesen Creek Wall : Thriller on the Pillar (5.10b)
By: Matt Hoffmann When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Fun route with interesting sequences that keep you thinking. Bring a lot of pro. It is possible to rap with a 60 but, tie knots in the end and rap to the right.


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