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Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : The Fine Line (5.11a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Whew! That first pitch means business! I managed to pull off the onsight, but I would not have wanted to fall on those old rusted bolts. Felt pretty solid 11c to me. Great climbing up through the 4th pitch but then it starts to lose quality. Fantastic outing though. Highly recommend


Location: ID : The Fins : The Discovery Wall : Martini Sector : Martini (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: I enjoyed this route more than Shaken. While both are awesome I thought the moves on this were more engaging.


Location: ID : The Fins : The Head Wall : Clips from the Bong (5.12b)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: Great climb! The slab at the top is no gimmie! Not dirty at all, just a serious change of character from good holds to no holds.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face : The North Face (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: I have been intimidated by this route for several years now and finally got the courage to try it this past weekend. What an amazing line!! There are no 5.12 moves on it, but it feels hard with 60 meters of rope pulling on you. Despite several foot slips, I managed to pull off the onsight!

This climb is totally safe if you are comfortable placing and trusting small gear. DMM offset Peanuts were absolutely money any place that I wanted pro. Next time I climb it, I won't bring a single cam. I us... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Fear Factor (5.11d)
By: Mike Rowley When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: So glad to see this finally posted!! I jumped on this last summer thinking it was Bosch. This thing is super fun!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - South : Euro Beast (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: While this probably is the easiest 12 at the City, there are a couple tricky moves before pulling the lip of the roof. If you are pumped they could feel pretty desperate. Don't be nervous about the high first bolt, the climbing is only 5.8 until you get to the roof. The holds were pretty sharp and I don't think this thing sees too much traffic, so jump on it!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower : Cloud Tower (5.12-)
By: Mike Rowley When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: Great climb! The crux pitch is tricky, but not all that terrible. A few hard moves to great fingers! Pitch 5 might have been my favorite pitch. For a wide/fist crack it was seriously enjoyable! I was happy to have two #4 camalots.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10+)
By: Mike Rowley When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: This is a great climb. Super fun and well protected. My gf and I climbed it in early Feb and the face was in the shade by around noon. Made for a slightly more chilly day than we expected. We did not bring anything besides 15 draws and were totally happy with our choice. Pitch 1 is the only place you could possibly want nuts, but the small runout is on easier terrain. There is nothing harder than 10b anywhere on the climb, so don't be intimidated by the 10+ rating.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - North : Beware of Nesting Egos (5.11b PG13)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Great climb! One of my favorite City routes to date. I felt like the gear was pretty sketch after the flake, but before the first bolt, but the climbing is not too hard there. Fun, Memorable movement, really varied. Highly recommended.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: It would be no problem at all to find people to climb with. Its gonna be really hot in July, but you can climb in the shade and find decent temps. The Bivy is a great place to find partners.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (2) Llama Wall : American Nirvana (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: This route is actually the 2nd bolt line to the RIGHT of blackened. Deceivingly steep and pumpy. Hard to read crux on an onsite, but amazing incut pockets to suss out the sequence from! I def set up camp while looking for my sequence.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Sunshine Dihedral (5.11d)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: As intimidating as the line is, I would not say pg-13 or R. As others have said, gear isn't the best down low but its there. Once you get above the start the entire climb eats small offset nuts. I only placed 3-4 cams the whole route but was able to place nuts anywhere I wanted to. I wasn't concerned about any of the nuts pulling. Its all there, with bomber gear! Get on it!


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : South/Southeast (Right) Fac... : Golden Stairs (5.11c)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: This route is SUPER classic. Possibly the best 5.11 route that I have done. Absolutely phenomenal! Steep, pumpy, engaging.... Get on this beast! Rest up at the 4th bolt, and try to sprint to the chains!


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake
By: Mike Rowley When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: I am working in T or C for a month or two and would REALLY be stoked to check this area out. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to go with me??? I promise I know how to belay, and lead haha. If anyone can swing this, please let me know! I have a house in T or C we can stay in if its too windy to camp.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : 30 Seconds Over Potash (5.8)
By: Mike Rowley When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: Does anyone know what the bolted line to the right of 30 seconds is?? It felt really hard.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (l) Christian Brothers : Christian Brothers - East S... : Dreamin' (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: I second what Palo said back in 06...This would get constant traffic if it wasnt so scary to 11+ and 12- climbers!! Falling between the 4th and 5th bolt could result in an ugly fall, and a fall going to the 2nd bolt on the slab could be an ankle breaker. Still, an unbelievable climb and well worth being a little scared.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (v) Monument Area : Big Ben Tower : Alpen Symphony (5.12a)
By: Mike Rowley When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: Great write up Max! Pitch two was BURLY, and very awkward movement. This entire climb overhangs just a little, but every belay is at a good to great stance! Super fun! Cant wait to get back on it next season.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (e) Western Ship - River Fa... : Caffeine Free (5.10c)
By: Mike Rowley When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: This climb is DEF not .10c. It was listed as .10a in the original Smith Book, but got upgraded to .10b in the new Smith Book. This was a mistake. Caffeine Free is 5.10a.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (e) Western Ship - River Fa... : Solar (5.9)
By: Mike Rowley When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: You can also climb this by climbing Caffeine Free and linking directly into Solar. Climb up and clip the first bolt of the extension of Caffeine Free, then step right into the thin crack. Do it all in one pitch!


Location: CO : Grand Junction Area : Escalante Canyon : Cabin Wall : Rednekk Justus (5.10+) : Photo
By: Mike Rowley When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: Vile on every level?? Selfish? Seems like a good idea to me... especially for an area that does not have a guidebook currently in print. Maybe it's a bit selfish to go into the canyon "armed with a crowbar and a sledge hammer." That also seems a bit more destructive than helpful. Just cuz you know the routes doesn't mean that everyone else does.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Hijinx in the Desert (5.11)
By: Mike Rowley When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: There is no way this thing is 11-. I would say 11+ seems like a decent rating. Makes sense if some stuff broke off it. Took a good whipper trying to pull the roof section. BURLY!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky
By: Mike Rowley When: Oct 28, 2012

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Comments: Does anyone know if this road is passable in a 2WD vehicle? Any road condition reports would be super helpful. Thanks.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (k) The Dihedrals : Crossfire (5.12a/b)
By: Mike Rowley When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: This climb is fun-believable. Amazing climbing on great rock. There is one small flake up high that is gonna come off one of these days, but it shouldnt affect too much. There is DEF 35ft fall potential up high... But they are safe, fun, and super soft. Seems like consensus is .12b on this one.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Space Mission (5.11)
By: Mike Rowley When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: I love that this is listed as .12- in the original guidebook! I would say .11+ feels about right. The stemming at the start is hard, and there are no real rests until you are a few feet below the chains. Great route tho!


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Gilman Tunnels : The Broken Arrows : Right Arrow : Old Punks on Crack (5.10-)
By: Mike Rowley When: May 16, 2012

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Comments: Hmmm... Maybe I am spoiled when it comes to crack climbing, but there was absolutely nothing splitter about this thing. I def agree with the start being the most enjoyable part of the route. If you are uncomfortable with the high bolt, you could get a bomber med size nut in a few feet below the bolt. Crack takes pretty decent pro, but is by no means "splitter." I wouldnt recommend it too highly... unless, like me you are desperate to climb a crack at Gilman. Great way to set up a TR on Hostile T... more >>


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