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Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock : New York Is Not The City (5.10a)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Aug 24, 2009

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Comments: Great great route, gorgeous sticky rock with all the right holds when you find them. The bolts are well placed (though I never like a high first bolt). Superb view from the top, very satisfying, and the rock makes for superb footholds while being a bit hard on the hands. Oh, and it can deliver some fantastic abrasive scrapes if you eff anything up.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Beachball Crag : His Feet Smell (5.10c)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 22, 2009

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Comments: Def a fun climb, thin rock requires thoughtful placement of hands and feet and a few nice high steps. Used webbing up top around a large rock and a cam on the face of the roof to keep the top rope from slamming you hard to the right should you fall. Cool crag and super cool in the heat.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Beachball Crag : Waterfront (5.6)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 22, 2009

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Comments: A very thoughtful little 5.6, not difficult but you gotta pay attention for the holds as there isn't a ton of positive rock here. Some chossy rock along this wall but this climb is pretty clean, the fallen tree adds atmosphere. We rapped down and used the bolts up top and just TR'd it. Lots of fun for a climb of this rating, right by the water and shady and cool. I'd rate it higher but it's super short.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : JHCOB Wall : Outside Corner (5.7)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: Lots of talk about this climb but it's all well deserved. A classic indeed, one you'll talk about with your friends for weeks after. A note about the walk-off: Make sure you aren't doing it in the dark. It's dangerous with tons of loose rock on the final area of the descent. I slid down on my backside to prevent a fall or ankle injury, only to the demise of one nice pair of Mountain Hardware pants. Still better than an injury...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Narcolepsy Area : Narcolepsy (5.8 R)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: Nice thin face with footwork to be done. What holds you have are crimpy, top rope it or lead at your own peril. More bolts would make this an interesting lead rather than just plain dangerous. The arete is exposed with some great views.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Narcolepsy Area : Dreamscape (5.9+)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: Great climb and excellent footwork exercise (got a friend who gets by on brute force? Bring him here and have some laughs). I agree with Lee that the bolting was irresponsible here. You can easily set up a top-rope by walking around the left. That first bolt is so high that you'd deck pretty hard if you missed the clip (not worth the risk in my opinion. A great little climb though and worth the sketchy approach.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Narcolepsy Area : Dream Slate (5.10a)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 13, 2009

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Comments: Wonderful polished limestone with superb side pulls. Definitely a balance-y climb with a superb view of Outside Corner. Some loose rock though not quite falling out (just a few holds that shake disturbingly and encourage a second choice. Belay isn't great but anchoring would definitely keep you safe and sane.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : Birth Simulator (5.6)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 7, 2009

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Comments: Nice climb for an easy lead, looks simpler from the bottom that it really is (but shoot, most climbs do!)with a few places without major positive holes. Still, a very nice lead for those looking for practice clipping and a scenic warm up for those with more experience.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Challenge Buttress : East Face : Chambered Nautilus (5.10a)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jul 7, 2009

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Comments: Great route! Some nice stemmy movements down below with great high steps. Balancy moves with side pulls that could go all the wrong ways without the right pivots. Lee Gitlin gave a nice bit of beta on this with that undercling being the key to unlock the roof, allowing the feet to get up high so you can clear it. The only downside to this route is it seems too short once you clear the roof. I wanted MORE!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Storm Mountain Picnic Area : Storm Mountain Island : Goodro's Wall (5.10c)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jun 29, 2009

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Comments: Wow what a climb. While I had to hang one point and let my right arm regain sensation the mother bird bailed out her nest, right out between my legs. Scared the crap outta me, but it's a great story! And the face on this is slicker than you can even believe. Great crack with superb jams easily top roped for chickens like me. A classic climb.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Minimum Security (5.10a R)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: I agree with Nate. Climb this one on your best day, super heady with small frictiony foot placement and tiny crimpers if you're lucky. If you have never trusted your feet or aren't sure about the quality of your shoes, this climb could be revelatory for you whether you send it or not.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Penitentiary Wall : Climb and Punishment (5.9-)
By: Rachelle J. Ross When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: This is a classic whether it's short or not! Worth the dicey approach up a steep rock field (make sure you aren't coming down in the dark). The finger jambs are classic and that two handed lip in the middle feels like it's big enough for a picnic by the time you reach it. The right gear makes this route very well protected and a whole lotta fun.


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Goodro's Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Steorts' Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Dead Snag

His Feet Smell 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beachball Crag

New York Is Not The City 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

ID : City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock

Dream Slate 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Narcolepsy Area

Chambered Nautilus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : East Face

Minimum Security 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Penitentiary Wall

Breaking the Law 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beachball Crag

Waterfront 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Beachball Crag

Narcolepsy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Narcolepsy Area

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

New York Is Not The City

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

ID : City of Rocks : Bumblie Rock

Outside Corner

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

UT : Wasatch Range : ... : JHCOB Wall