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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: Maybe this has been said before, but _know_ the descent. Specifically, know where the 2nd rappel is. It is North of the fall-line and may require a little scrambly-ness. Do _not_ go to the rap-chains to the South. They won't get you to the ground. I think they're part of Hatchet crack. I accidentally took those chains down and it landed us in a gully that goes to a steep drop-off. My partner had to bail me out (i.e., give me a belay, etc., because only he was comfortable free-soloing arou... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: My feet were cold at the belays, but I loved every minute of it!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: No, I have to be wrong here. Sun-rise peak is hard to hike, and front-and-center of this photo is a peak that looks trivial to climb. My memory is failing me.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: You can also see in this photo the tracks we made on the way in and where we cached our gear before laying siege on the mountain.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: This was very steep as I recall.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: The dot in the photo is Tyson getting ready to slide down. Of course, he had me walk down ahead of him while we were short-roped. Both of us had to be ready to self-arrest if a slip occurred. Amazingly, I didn't slip; though it would have been so easy to do so in those awkward crampons on such steep terrain.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Again, it's worth pointing out here that we found the route in good condition in the sense that there was lots of snow and ice to keep the blocks bounds together.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: As I recall, the site of this huge overhanging face struck raw fear into my heart as I had no idea how we were going to get to the top of it. Going around to the left of it, the climbing wasn't really all that difficult.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Wasatch Alpine Areas : Pfeifferhorn : North Ridge (5.4 Easy Snow) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Tyson Bradley (shown in the photo here) led the way to the Pfeiff on skis, while I followed behind on lowly snow shoes.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: Not sure anyone will see this comment way down the list, but I believe that, if it hasn't already been said, (I don't think it has), the following bit of beta is very nice and very useful! Dallen (Sunny-D) took me up this route today, and he did a variation of the 4th patch that completely avoids the chimney section. We traversed out to a small crack system that met up with a right facing dihedral. There's plenty of protection the whole way, and I think it's 5.6. Of course, I didn't have to ... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Farmington Crag : Butt Crack (5.5)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: The days of doing stuff on this wall were short-lived and long gone.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: Gabriel, I don't recall chock stones in the wide crack on pitch 4. (My memory is from about 3 or 4 years ago.) If these are new, then maybe it's now easier to protect pitch 4 with stuff other than, say, a big-bro?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Part Time Crack (5.5)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments:
Not sure how helpful this is, but this is looking ...
Not sure how helpful this is, but this is looking down at what I believe is the short 5.8 start. You can see a nice clean place to belay, though like the other start, this one offers poor visibility.



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Part Time Crack (5.5)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 26, 2014

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Comments: This was fun. My wife and I climbed it today. I would say it's closer to 5.4.

We did the easy ramp start, but it was a bush-wack finding it. None of the starts had the advantage that the belayer could see the climber on the real meat of the climb.


This is looking down the ramp start.
This is looking down the ramp start.



This is looking up the ramp start.  Beyond (not vi...
This is looking up the ramp start. Beyond (not visible) is the real meat of the climb.



Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Dead Snag : Jig's Up (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 23, 2014

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Comments: To answer tenesmus's question, (about 9 years later), I think you're looking at the last pitch of North Dihedrals.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: Is the circle left/up of the shaft an aborted drilling location?


Location: Top Roping : Techniques for Solo Topropi...
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 18, 2014

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/breaking...


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : City Creek Canyon : Hadrian's Wall
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: My climbing partner and I returned to this wall today and did the 3 easy routes (the .4, .5 and .6). After having done so, I need to revise my feelings about this wall...

The big problem with this wall is _EROSION_.

I had two holds break on me while on lead, and I can imagine that many holds that didn't break will eventually. For example, there's a really nice hold next to the first anchor on the left that is coming loose.

Normally, none of this would be too big of a concern, because the ro... more >>


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : City Creek Canyon : Hadrian's Wall
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: Climbed on this wall a few days ago. I don't know what to make of the rock quality. It is much more solid than expected, but it looks crumbly. We didn't have any holds break. Some of it is a bit dirty, but it was fun to climb.

It should also be said that Tristan always does a great job of choosing and documenting his routes. If he thought this wall was worth something, then it probably is.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Farmington Crag : Cool Air (5.7) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: Dear Eric,

You were not just my cousin, you were my friend. You will be sorely missed.

--Spencer


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Willow Canyon : Big Willow Cirque : Giggles (5.8) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Aug 1, 2013

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Comments: Smog-tastic!


Location: Fast_Eddie. : Mt. Olympus : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: Cut the rope.


Location: Fast_Eddie. : Mt. Olympus : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: I recall botching that move. If I was on lead, I would have fallen here.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Waterfall Dome : The Bellagio (5.7) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: The piece-of-shit person in this photo is me.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: I'm sure someone has done it that way, because I remember seeing a bolt on the face of that pitch.


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