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Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Cottontail Tower : Brer Rabbit (5.11b A3+ R) : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jul 5, 2009

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Comments: THe Duck is in there.


Location: AL : Sand Rock : Sun Wall : Dreamscape (5.11c/d)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jun 30, 2009

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Comments: Excellent... cool looking over the top. Fun movement, different techniques.


Location: AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block : Never Believe (5.11b)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jun 30, 2009

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Comments: And make that 11c.


Location: AL : Sand Rock
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jun 29, 2009

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Comments: I just went to Sand Rock for the first time last weekend. Its not pure and isolated, but it is very good climbing. I'll go back.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : North Six Shooter Peak : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jun 20, 2009

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Comments: Thats Bold.
There are chicks on here and they report that shit on the chick-network.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Arches National Park : The Wishbone : North Face (The Wishbone) (5.8 A2+)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jun 18, 2009

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Comments: I'm no Matt P., so I thought those opening moves were pretty sketchy on tiny cams... Flared and soft. I went to the right and free climbed to reach the upper crack which I consider solid C2.
The height of the tower is 100 feet considering how my sixty was not on the ground when equalized.
Use the Primitive trail to reach the tower, not the main trail.
I replaced on pice and added chain. You might want to take a quicklink to replace the locking biner at the top.
Dogs make better pets than cats.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Coyne Crack (5.12a)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: May 21, 2009

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Comments: The scenario you describe for the start is how us midsize hands people feel for 90% of the pitch.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Tusher Canyon : House Of Putterman : Walden's Room (5.10c)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: May 20, 2009

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Comments: Josh Gross and I updated the anchors to modern equipment yesterday. You only need one rope for the raps. Our single sixty barely reached from the top of pitch two, but if you don't think you will reach then you can do a final shorter rap from the anchor that is just off pitch two (You can see the ground from there to know if the rope is down).

I agree with all the ANdy has to say above. I would add that when Josh began removing the old anchor he said "I wonder how long...."> His f... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Apr 9, 2009

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Comments: The rock looks good but it deteriorates a lot. The best stuff is at the bottom.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Long Canyon : Longs Canyon Tower
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 30, 2009

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Comments: Sorry Peter, i dont remember seeing it.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Island In The Sky : Monster Tower : North Ridge (5.11)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 27, 2009

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Comments: Monster Towers anchors are on the schedule to be redone by the ASCA. We are waiting for a permit from the Park Service. All indications are we will have it by Fall. Til then, rappel lightly.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Little Valley : The Bride : Shotgun Wedding (5.11 A1+ R)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 26, 2009

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Comments: The "X" was in mention of the runout in the chimney, which is not an easy chimney by anyones standards.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Fernando (5.11b)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 16, 2009

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Comments: No way on the Mama-mia.... I am a purest. i go with the original albums.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Fernando (5.11b)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 13, 2009

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Comments: There are two kinds of people in this world; those who love ABBA, and those who lie and say they don't.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Spring Canyon : Plumb Tower : Low Hanging Fruit (5.11 C2)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 9, 2009

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Comments: Nicely done Brad.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : Kingfisher : Death Of American Democracy (5.10 A4 X)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 9, 2009

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Comments: Make sure you climb flawlessly and all will go well.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Amazon Tower : Amazon Tower - Original Rou... (5.11a A1+)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Mar 4, 2009

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Comments: I have an opinion on this boys, and it is of course the best one.
The area should be called Anticline Road. Yes there are other ways to reach the Tower, but using the Anticline Road by far makes the most sense. There are other towers and crags being developed out the Anticline as well and having it as a route name would encompass them... Enchanted Mesa, the thing I did with The SAG last year, etc.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Lockhart Basin : Amazon Tower : Amazon Tower - Original Rou... (5.11a A1+)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Feb 23, 2009

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Comments: This is a cool tower. The register on top only had the firsty's in it, though I think Ralph and Nate climbed it.

To find the thing go to the road that loops around the butte about a mile from the end of the Anticline road (this will make sense when you get there. Park 3/4 of the way around the loop and walk south by southwest to the rim. The hand drawn map above shows the tower being at what you could call the 12:00 from the loop road. Actually, its at the 9:00.

Brad B. and I put a new rout up... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Titan : Sundevil Chimney (5.9 A3)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Jan 20, 2009

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Comments: Good job Jesse. ITs leaving shit like that around that creates Access problems. Thank you for removing a problem before it became one.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Kachina Spires : Beyond the 80th Meridian (5.10a C2 R) : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 23, 2008

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Comments: I dont think I'd hang my hat on that blue alien.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Witch : Midnight Rider (5.11+) : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 10, 2008

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Comments: Yeah, thats me. I had surgery a month ago and got to toss the crutches yesterday.
If the 5th piece had blown it would have been a lot worse cus I think I would have hit the ledge right of the belay. You would need a helicopter to get out of there.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 10, 2008

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Comments: Brad, that is awesome. Seriously. I need a lesson in whatever you did here.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Witch : Midnight Rider (5.11+) : Photo
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 10, 2008

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Comments: Some asshole made these boys take a drill and 20 pounds of chain up there to get rid of the tat anchors and 20 year old steel. They got it half right.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Hell Roaring Canyon : The Witch : Midnight Rider (5.11+)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 10, 2008

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Comments: Very good info Brad.
EDIT = I think its safe to call this a serious tower route. THe crux pitch seems easy to protect, but I have proven that what seems like a good cam may not be. The inside of the crack is slightly different in size from the outside, so you have to really pay attention to the placements. It would seem that blue metolius, green aliens, and .5 wildcountry are the same size, but the wildcountry stuff seems to be best.
Pitch 3 is no giveaway... you blow, it might leave a mark.
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Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : The Central Scrutinizer (5.11)
By: Sam Lightner, Jr. When: Dec 9, 2008

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Comments: Yeah, we listened to Zappa's Joes Garage a lot at that time. It was also about this time that Tipper Gore was pushing for the ratings on albums and Zappa and Dee Snyder were the guys who testified to Congress.
The Central Scrutinizer narrates the album and "enforces all the laws that haven't been passed yet."


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