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Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Central Gorge : ... : Black Chicks in Heat (5.10)
By: Nick Wilder When: May 27, 2016

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Comments: This is the highly offensive route name given by the FA, and believed to be named after this movie.

In general, MP reports the names of routes as given by the FA (until they decide to change it), though there has been lengthy discussion about this, and there is definitely no perfect solution to these situations.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Third Tier : ... : The Solution (5.10c)
By: Nick Wilder When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: I found it reasonable to climb above and to the right of the potato chip without much risk of falling in (as long as the belayer is attentive). Still, it freaked me out a bit!


Location: MN : Blue Mounds State Park (Luv... : Bouldering @ Blue Mounds : Quarry Boulder : Uranus (V-easy)
By: Nick Wilder When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Hey guys, this would probably be better offline, but since this is the first case of this situation, let's have it public.

This website's primary purpose is to help people find and enjoy climbs that they might like. Providing that service requires that climbs be rated properly.

For the same reason, we will not be adding an "unrated" option. That doesn't help people either.

Please give all routes your best guess at a rating. Feel free to contact me directly if you wish to discuss further.

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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Holdout : Equilibrium (V10-11)
By: Nick Wilder When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: This route was apparently chipped and then mortared. It's not clear who did it, and we're not going to use this space for unsubstantiated accusations. Prior comments about this issue have been deleted, as will future ones.

We can (mostly) agree that neither action is condoned by the community.


Location: CO : Independence Pass : Grotto Walls Area : Lower Grotto Wall : Grotto Wall Traverse (5.8)
By: Nick Wilder When: Sep 27, 2015

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Comments: The third pitch is just superb. And beautiful.


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Cree... : Photo
By: Nick Wilder When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: Those are Prana manpris. The might get some funny looks in parts of the country, but I love them for climbing.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Across from The Bihedral ak... : Firestarter (5.9+)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments: The moves from the ground to the little roof 10' up are pretty hard. Much easier after.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Let's **** the Crack Whore (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: The original name had to be altered (to ****) because Google actually threatened to block our site, specifically calling out this page.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Creekside : Los Pinos (The Pines) (5.9-)
By: Nick Wilder When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: The first two pitches are fun. The upper pitches are pretty lousy, and only worthwhile if you want a tiny adventure.


Location: CO : New Feature: Season Charts
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: The incorrect smoothing for Dec and Jan was bugging the crap out of me, and it's finally fixed.

And for those that asked, temperature and precipitation numbers will come soon.

Comparison for Hueco:
OLD:
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco: Old Chart
Hueco: Old Chart


NEW:
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco, new chart
Hueco, new chart




And Josh:
OLD:
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh: Old Chart
Josh: Old Chart


NEW:
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh: New Chart
Josh: New Chart



Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : South Shore : Luther Rock : Detox Wall : Jonesin' (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: The route to the right is entered here as Unknown, and is getting better as it gets cleaner with more traffic.


Location: CO : New Feature for MP: Icons f...
By: Nick Wilder When: Feb 2, 2014

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Comments: Drew, you can force one of them to be first, but you can't sort them anymore. They are sorted automatically using the star ratings, age, popularity, and Topo Photo-ness of the photos.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Sea to Sky Corridor : Chek : ... : Shaggy (5.9)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: Start up in a dirty, eroding gully (go left from the main entrance trail at the parking lot). There's a low bolt for the belayer.

Tricky move to the first bolt, then follow big jugs up to a cruxy sidestep about two-thirds of the way up.

Very steep for the grade. One of the better moderates around the parking lot.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Karen's Math (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 3, 2012

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Comments: I wouldn't call this PG. Perfect pro up to the bolt, then just two moves to the left, over very smooth & safe falling terrain, but it's not that hard anyways. Then step up and a perfect #1 C3 goes in a slot. Two more moves and you're done.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : St. Vitus' Dance (5.9)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 3, 2012

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Comments: Have double Camalots from #1, 2, 3, and 4 was fine (plus some smaller stuff). The wide crack on P3 take a surprising amount of smaller stuff.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Murrin Park : ... : Staples of the Gluten Intol... (5.10b)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 2, 2012

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Comments: I found the crux to be the slick glacier polish up high. To make this more interesting, do the first 2 bolts of Zoe, and finish on this route, which is a nice natural line anyways.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Ridge Runner (5.8)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: I should have no problem at this grade, but I retreated after placing the first (and only possible) piece of gear 10' up and still 10' from the first bolt. TR'd it and was glad I didn't lead it - the top would also be scary. Really fun route though!


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : Dream Dome : Timeless aka New Route Righ... (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: The crux around the 5-6th bolts is quite hard. It's only 2-3 moves, but I think solid 5.10, maybe even 10+ by local standards. I think many people are doing the wrong route - this one is trivial for the first couple bolts.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Over The Rainbow (5.9+)
By: Nick Wilder When: Sep 5, 2011

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Comments: If you like slabby face climbing, this is about as good as it gets. Very consistent 5.8+/9- climbing for 5 long pitches. 4 stars if you like slab. Probably 1 if you want something more interesting. A handful of cams (up to #1 red Camalot) are all you need.


Location: CO : Boulder : Upper Dream Canyon : The Icon : The Mantra (5.11b)
By: Nick Wilder When: Aug 6, 2011

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Comments: I found it fine reaching the first bolt (at 5' 7"), but really struggled at the 5th. That one move is honest 5.11a - which means 5.11d in Boulder Canyon.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Bell Air (5.11b/c)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jul 10, 2011

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Comments: Mossy. Licheny. Rotten rock. But kind of good, if you're in an adventurous mood! I broke a very large rock, took a good fall, and luckily didn't hurt anyone when the microwave-size block hit the trail below. Can get down in two raps. Second is tucked in and hard to see.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Bell Buttress Massif : Bell Buttress - Main Crag : Cosmosis (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jul 10, 2011

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Comments: Done this 5 or 6 times but never the second pitch until today. Very worthwhile! A bit easier, but the pro is not as good. Nice long pitch to near the top. From there, find a rap station to the east; two raps gets you back to the trail.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Tonnere Tower : Sport Land : Stayin' Alive (5.10a)
By: Nick Wilder When: Jun 15, 2011

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Comments: One of the best sport climbs at the grade in BC. Great, continuous moves, especially on the second pitch. Perfect view of Boulder Falls the whole way. Would be a stellar trad climb....


Location: CO : Mountain Project iPhone/And...
By: Nick Wilder When: Apr 26, 2011

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Comments: We appreciate the offers to pay a couple bucks for the app, and certainly a straight donation is a nice gesture. We want MP to be THE climbing web resource, and do that, it needs to be free.

We'd rather you support our sponsors (who support us), and in particular the Dirtbag Deals. That mostly stuff you're probably going to buy anyways at some point, we find it on sale, and then we all benefit when you click through our site first.

Thanks!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part A - Versc... : Stepping Stones (5.8 PG13)
By: Nick Wilder When: Mar 10, 2011

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Comments: Good as one long pitch. Tons of small pro. Would be a great route if all the lichen were removed.


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