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Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall : Iconoclast (5.10c)
By: Sam Cannon When: 5 days ago

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Comments: P5 was tough and if 10+ is near your limit the pro getting up the dirty dihedral will feel a bit lackluster and sparse. Very strong moves.

Mainly posting to say we found a bolted anchor at the top of P5, which was good because I had to get to work. We climbed with double 60s to facilitate bailing if the need arose, so I can only say with double 60s there are numerous rap stations on the way down that put us climbers left of where the route started. No hijinx necessary, just straightforward raps... more >>


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Careno Crag : Careno Corners (5.9)
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 19, 2016

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Comments: Would give this route 1 star except for the pitch that is pictured on the page which seemed to be part of a different route.

Pretty dirty climbing with short, fun sections. I had to do a fair amount of gardening on route.

I didn't see this mentioned but after the easy gully I climbed a corner up to a slightly kicked back offwidth-ish slot that protected fine with #1's in the back. It was a fun section and felt about 5.9. We brought a #4 an... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Yellow Wall
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Mike, this is exactly what was needed. I haven't been to this area in a few years and now live in WA, but as I put up the page I guess I'm implicated. Hopefully visiting climbers can respect ongoing and touchy access issues. Once again, thanks for chiming in, and I apologize to the climbing ranger if I came across as rude, you just don't really know who you're dealing with or what their angle is with just a st... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Yellow Wall
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: I'd like to see something official on this. I know there is private land *around* this area, such as the Twin Sisters, but my impression was that staying out of that area specifically you're fine. Other classics such as the Skinner Roof and White Lightning are in this area and I've never heard of them being off limits, and there are no signs signifying as such as of the last time I was there.

Of course climbers should respect landowne... more >>


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : February Buttress : Ground Hog Day (5.6)
By: Sam Cannon When: Jul 31, 2016

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Comments: I'll cast my vote in favor of the 4th pitch, but I was soloing and not worrying about an anchor, gear, or a short pitch that wanders.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Zig Zag Wall : Little Book of Lies (5.8)
By: Sam Cannon When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: Led it up the left corner. Marginal pro sketched me out. Small nuts super useful.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Three O'clock Rock : Silent Running (5.10b)
By: Sam Cannon When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: Pitches 2,3, and 7 are awesome. The whole route is, for a slab climb, very comfortably protected. Appreciated having small cams to #2, especially on p7. P7 is not 10b. Maybe 10a, but felt more 9/9+ to me. Look for right facing dihedral with a single bolt above and that is your line. Hanger and bolt loose on p1 anchors. Awesome line, beautiful setting!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Middle Rabbit Ear : West Face (5.7)
By: Sam Cannon When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: Great route! While I've been here I've climbed a few of the "classics" and think this is a very deserving outing. Steep, exposed, and super fun. I think the route had a few 5.8 moves, YMMV.

One note: 3 raps with doubles 60s, the 2nd rap is ATROCIOUS. The placement is really, really bad and I'd be surprised if you DIDN'T get your rope stuck. The ropes run over a very sharp edge and they get massive pigtails. I had to ultimately climb a wide chimney and scramble some slab to get back up to the an... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Wedge : Shillelagh (5.9+)
By: Sam Cannon When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: I don't know how Alex approached the route, but 5 miles seems off to me based on how I did it and the approach was the most straightforward of the various Organ routes I have done.

Here's some beta that might help future parties. Take the Modoc Road in as far as your car will allow (don't even think about taking a sedan, you need clearance and pretty good suspension), then follow the road for a long ways, swing out wider to the right when the road forks. The Tooth and the Wedge will be very ob... more >>


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Morning Glory Spire : Chimney (5.8)
By: Sam Cannon When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: No animal carcasses, some feces (but avoidable) and really interesting, excellent climbing. I really enjoyed pulling the roof at the end. I thought a triple length sling fully extended would get me up without rope issues moving from the final chimney through the roof, but the rope still pushed in my cam at the lip of the roof. Best to either not protect the last chimney or use enough slings to make a straight fall line.

I really enjoyed this unique route, though some may be turned off by the ev... more >>


Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Clyde Minaret : Southeast Face, Direct Star... (5.10a) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the additional info. If you have any more details about the descent, please add them. I'm going to repeat this route this summer and I badly botched the descent last time.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: Beauty of a shot!


Location: CA : High Sierra : 04 - Ritter and the Minaret... : Clyde Minaret : Southeast Face, Direct Star... (5.10a)
By: Sam Cannon When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: I'm not that invested in it. Feel free to ax it if you'd like.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Left a pair of pink Anasazi 5.10s size 9.5 on the Perch Saturday evening (the 15th of Aug). Will pay for shipping plus $20 to get them back.

I'll delete this post in a week or two to reduce clutter.


Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Mount Moran : CMC Route (5.5) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: Whoa, insanely fast.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Ogden : Snowbasin : Mt. Ogden : The Gray Slabs (5.9)
By: Sam Cannon When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Had a great time climbing this route (another JG gem) yesterday, and wanted to leave a few comments:

While it's not bad, the approach, at least how we did it with just the beta listed here, was more like 20 min or so. Not a biggie, but it's listed as 5. We took the gondola up which puts you above the start of the route and you have to hike the mountainbiking trails down and then bushwhack over to the base.

Also, the route does not start at the lowest point on the slabs; you'll find ... more >>


Location: UT : Uinta Mountains : Hayden Peak : Aces High Tower : Aces High (5.9) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: So you scramble around the initial headwall? Because I led from the VERY bottom and it was 5.9+ with bad rock and subsequently, bad gear. Then I walked over to the base of the main corner and led up to the chains - thankfully I slung every piece and had little ropedrag. Was I off-route for the start? If so the route needs an updated description, as the first section I climbed was a bit dicey.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Blue Collar Crack (5.9) : Photo
By: Sam Cannon When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: My friend is wearing manufactured crack climbing gloves. There are several companies that make them. I'm surprised if this is the first time you've seen them, but I'm guessing your comment was derisive and not inquisitive.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - East : Lost Pioneers (5.10a PG13)
By: Sam Cannon When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: As of 6.12.15 there are bolted anchors at the top below the OW/finger crack. I highly recommend, as others have, doing the OW section, it's awesome, and somewhere in the 9/10a range. There are anchors easily seen at the top of the OW as well.

I brought 1 #4 C4 and was glad to have it.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Upper Breadloaves - West : Aspen Leaf (5.10a)
By: Sam Cannon When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: When you rap you might as well run up Stretch Marks, a stellar, short 5.9.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : The Phantom Menace (5.7+)
By: Sam Cannon When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: It would be very possible to lead this route on gear, and would be quite fun to do so. I'd bring a set of nuts with a few extra mid sized, and a single set of cams up to maybe a #2 C4. You wouldn't use that many, but I think that's what I noticed in the size range.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Rock Canyon : Galaxy Area : Tatooine : Triumphal Arch (5.10c)
By: Sam Cannon When: May 30, 2015

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Comments: Dunno why all the fuss about TR'ing. Just have your partner clean it as you belay straight below the final anchors. It's bolted well enough to where there's never much of a pendulum, much less a Tarzan-death-swing into some other wall.

One of the more unique sport routes I've done in RC. Really enjoyed this one.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Sundial : Sundial Falls (WI3)
By: Sam Cannon When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: 5/4/15 - PAGE EDIT: Name changed from "Frozen In Time" (my creation for lack of a better/established name) to "Sundial Falls" to reflect the new UT Ice Guidebook (thanks Nathan Smith!).


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : Lower Buttress : Surrealistic Pillar Direct (5.10b)
By: Sam Cannon When: Apr 30, 2015

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Comments: What is the actual route? I never traversed anywhere in my attempt, just stayed in the corner on the left and got stymied by a crazy mantel I didn't have the sand to pull. My partner went right just below the roof to pull it up into the tight hands crack.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Sugarloaf : Sugarloaf, East Face : Farley (5.9)
By: Sam Cannon When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: I placed my #4 down low and had to bump my #3's a few times in the second half. You could definitely use 3 #3's and the #4 if you're wanting to sew it up. Fantastic route!


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