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Total Points: 466
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Page Improvements = 3
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All 532 | Routes 8 | Areas | Photos 72 | Page Improvements | Comments 26 | Posts 299 | Stars 121 | Ratings 6
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Location: FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT ... : FS: C4s, TCUs, CCH Aliens, ... : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: Yes


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Saddle Rocks Area : Saddle Rocks : ... : Us and Them (aka The Route ... (5.9 R)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 7, 2016

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Comments: Lou, way to be... incredibly sexist. Why alienate women from the climbing world? Maybe you don't even realize that you're doing it, but by implying that having "tampex" (I assume you mean tampax) in your climbing pack makes you a wuss (my interpretation of your comment), you are not insulting the person your jab was aimed at but instead you are insulting ALL WOMEN (the people who might actually have "tampex" in their pack). Not especially surprising from someone who says things like "man up for ... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Slhanay (The Squaw) : ... : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: Looks like his feet are stacked. I'm jonesin'!


Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : Urban Assault Wall : Urban Assault (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: Definitely goes free. Not sure where the rumor started that this was awaiting a free ascent. I'm sure plenty of folks have onsighted this route. A fun and worthwhile adventure.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : Childbirth (Area at Arthur'... : Tears of a Clown (5.12b)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: The nut on the first bolt had come undone quite a bit this past week, more off than on. We hand tightened but didn't have a wrench with us.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Arthur's Rock : South Face of Arthur's Rock : Big, Bad Book (5.11b)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: I only did the first pitch, so I will refrain from officially rating this one, but keeping in mind quality of movement, stone, and position, I found the first pitch of this to be of similar quality as its neighbor, Doom Book. 3 stars seems fair to me, as does 5.11b.


Location: CO : Fort Collins : Horsetooth Reservoir : Duncan's Ridge : Out of the Black (5.11)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jun 2, 2015

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Comments: This is definitely a fun route, although to me it falls nowhere near the posted grade of 5.12+. I can see how this route would be harder for shorter climbers, but I'm still skeptical that it would reach 12+ with the proper beta.

I too topped this route out via the left arete, which felt very natural for me, following the path of least resistance. To traverse over and hang from the lip in order to clip the chains seems as though it would be a bit contrived. Using the topout method, the anchors s... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Something Short (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: In my experience the state of the first good handjam on this route serves as a good indicator of the humidity you'll encounter on Spiderfly


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Spiderfly (5.12a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: In my opinion, this thing comes close to rivaling Crime of the Century in terms of quality. Spiderfly is consistently difficult with interesting movement. Its only shortcoming as far as I'm concerned is its "modest" length.

One must befriend the frog that resides in the first good lock if they wish to be granted safe passage. Only then can one become the Spiderfly...


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Smoke Bluffs : ... : Looney Fringe (5.10c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route. I found it more fun than its neighbor "20 min workout"


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Dark Star (5.11d)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: The pins seemed alright to me. However I do agree that backing them up is worthwhile and easy enough to do


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Dogs in Space (5.10a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Fun route with cool moves. Watch out as there is some questionable rock on this thing. Felt pretty tough for 10-


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : The Jagged Wedge (5.10)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: This route has really fun, thoughtful climbing. I think you could probably use a blue and a gold BigBro if you have them. Make sure you don't kick out your #6 as you climb past it.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : The Black Book (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: FA: Peter Croft, Tami Knight

Good fun if you like the techy stuff. Makes a good second pitch for Bullethead East.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Lost Arrow Spire : Lost Arrow Spire Direct (5.8 C2)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 2, 2014

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Comments: CAUTION
There is a large disk shaped block precariously wedged in the top of the fourth pitch chimney, immediately before reaching First Error. Although the leader moves left onto the face before they would encounter the block, be aware of where your haul line is running (duh).


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : On The Road (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: Has anyone else noticed how hollow sounding the right side of the crack is in the thin flared crux bit? A bit alarming but I'd imagine protection placed in that rock has held plenty of falls.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Snakes Head (5.5 X)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: The climbing may not be spectacular but the position and boulder hop seal the deal. Classic.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: I thought it was rough during the day. Or morning rather. We chose to shiver-bivy over descending in the dark. Wish I would've brought a puffy!


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Atlantic : Field of Opportunity (5.7)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 27, 2014

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Comments: This is a great route deserving of at least 3 stars in my opinion. It is one of the best well protected moderates at quartz with lots of quality climbing and an awesome belay perch midway. It felt solid at 5.8 but it's been a while. A variation traverses left under the roof at the top of the second pitch and pulls up an "overhanging handcrack" to top out. The variation probably makes the route a bit harder.


Location: CA : High Sierra : 09 - Palisades and Surround... : Temple Crag : Sun Ribbon Arete (5.10a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: contact pass must have been too much fun in the dark


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Cry of the Poor (5.11a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: This route is super fun. Bring lots of stoppers. Also this route seems to be a funnel for silt after a hard rain.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (z) Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Last Chance (5.10c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Good length and sustained. Could 5.10 fingers in a corner be more fun? Do this climb!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Olesen Creek Wall : Float like a Butterfly, Sti... (5.11c)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: This route is seriously badass. Some may want gear to #1 Camalot. I didn't bring the really small stuff and was wishing I had. Also having runners was handy.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Sea to Sky Corridor : Chek : ... : From Beneath You It Devours... (5.12a)
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Even if this route doesn't get the grade in Bourdon's guidebook it doesn't make it any less fun!


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress : Airation (5.11a) : Photo
By: Shelton Hatfield When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: maybe it's a joke to explain the tat nest dangling in the bottom left of the photo?


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