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Member Since: Aug 13, 2010
Last Visit: Oct 4, 2013
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 67 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos 7 | Page Improvments | Comments 8 | Posts 2 | Stars 29 | Ratings 20

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Location: UT : Saint George : Black Rocks
By: Matthew Oliver When: Feb 29, 2012

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Comments: I have not seen anyone mention that this crag is closed from mid March to June 30th every year due to desert wildlife conservation (Desert Tortoise). If you are planning a trip in the spring, count Black Rocks out.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Hue and Cry (5.9+)
By: Matthew Oliver When: Jan 11, 2012

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Comments: The first clip is a pain if you don't side step right. My buddy broke his toe slipping off while clipping it, hence my PG 13 rating. A stick clip would easiely fix this.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Emigration Canyon : Freeze Creek : Donuts And Whatnot (5.10+)
By: Matthew Oliver When: Jun 9, 2011

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Comments: This route was fun until 3/4's of the way up when my fingers were eaten alive by the sharp limestone and all the holds went out the window as I tried to trav over to the anchors. On top of that, no matter where you are clipped, any whipper you take is going to pendulum.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Dogwood Crag : Haven't A Clue (5.8)
By: Matthew Oliver When: Aug 17, 2010

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Comments: I love to do this climb in early June. The water is so high that starting from the water is impossible. Rather I climb the first 20 ft of Take Me to the River, just past the washed part, and trav left to just below the roof. Beware of traffic though, people are not to keen on you using the first bolt of Take Me to the River well the rest is empty, and I have had some one climb it well I was still clipped into the first bolt. Let me just say I was pretty pissed when I got down...


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Cool Katz (5.7+)
By: Matthew Oliver When: Aug 17, 2010

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Comments: Cool Katz is the furthest west route on the north wall of The Green Valley Gap. Not the "northeast" as the description says.


Location: UT : Saint George : Green Valley Gap : Cool Katz (5.7+) : Photo
By: Matthew Oliver When: Aug 17, 2010

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Comments: This pic is missing the shelf at the top and the anchors, but both are easily defined in other pics.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : S-Curves : S-Curve - Upper Wall : ... : Photo
By: Matthew Oliver When: Aug 13, 2010

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Comments: In this pic you can see a slight variation. I took the slab left after the roof to the left set of anchors.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Red Rock : The Red Rock : Third Molar Round-Up (5.8+)
By: Matthew Oliver When: Aug 13, 2010

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Comments: The anchors for this route are about 10 feet to high over a good 5 or 6 foot shelf. It is murder on your rope if you try to top rope it. Honestly there are only about two fun moves at the crux, which is between the second and third bolt. If I did it again I would belay the second from the top and walk off, but I will probably just avoid it. It really isn't worth doing.