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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Gate Buttress : Schoolroom Area : Schoolroom (5.6)
By: spencerparkin When: 24 mins ago

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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: 1 day ago

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Comments:
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.
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: 1 day ago

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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 visible) is the real meat of the climb.
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: 4 days ago

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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: 6 days ago

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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: www.mountainproject.com/v/breaking-an-ushba-basic/106804013


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.


Location: OR : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Zebra/ Zion (5.10b) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Is it me, or is there no rope in this photo?!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : The Wave Wall : Wave Wall Arete (V1) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Even if I could climb this, I would never climb on the side of the road for the same reason I would never want to run on the side of the road. You're probably thinking that I'm afraid of getting hit by a car. Well, that too, but the main reason is, I really enjoy breathing fresh air. That's one of the major reasons to visit the mountains: fresh air. You're not going to get that on the side of the road in the overused, overrun BCC. Tail-pipe exhaust and burning break fumes! Yum!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Maybe a screamer is all he had to complete his set of draws. Beggars can't be choosers.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Main Slab : Lifeline (5.7)
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Left a #5 or maybe it was a #6 Metolius nut in this climb today. It is fused in there. I couldn't get it out. Free loot!


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: At the base of Lower Dentures/Sweet Louise we found a bag of anchor hardware. Looked like a bunch of stuff that could be used to bolt new routes and setup fixed anchors. We left it where we found it, but wanted to say something in case that someone forgot it there. Other parties climbed there today. Not sure if they left it there too. Probably worth a lot of money and will probably rust with the coming winter. Don't think it was the original hardware ripped out of geezer wall.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Apogee Pending (5.14a) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Rooooock!!...

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Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Zigzag (5.10d PG13)
By: spencerparkin When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: I don't know exactly what the ethic of the area says about bolts, but I'm willing to bet that if I put any bolts in, (and I wouldn't know how anyway), that I would get scolded by the climbing community.

Climbing bolts are a complicated subject.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Little Cottonwood Canyon : Lizard Head Wall : Zigzag (5.10d PG13)
By: spencerparkin When: Sep 29, 2012

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Comments: My wife belayed me today on a variation of P1. I may not have found the real end of P1, but did find a big horn with some chord slung about it. The protection was thin. The most committing move was a lie-back well above the last piece of protection. I'm going to guess that this variation was about 5.6, maybe 7. I'm glad I didn't get hurt.

I wouldn't mind seeing more sport routes in LCC.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Waterfall Dome : For Whom the Bells Toll (5.7)
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I should also add that when I originally went to look for this route, (without Tristan's help), I ended up crossing what I thought was the right bridge, (but was the wrong bridge), and bush-wacked for about an hour before giving up. It's not the first bridge you come to that you cross. It's a bridge about an hour or maybe 2 up the trail from the start. Did Tristan post a picture of the right bridge?


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Waterfall Dome : For Whom the Bells Toll (5.7) : Photo
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Interestingly, the route becomes almost 2nd class terrain just before the 5.7 moves of the second-to-last pitch.


Location: UT : Wasatch Range : Bell's Canyon : Waterfall Dome : For Whom the Bells Toll (5.7)
By: spencerparkin When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Travis, this is a difficult route to find. Tristan himself guided me to the start of the route, (and the route itself), and it does require quite a bit of bush wacking, but I don't remember it being too bad. After heading generally North-North-East, (if my memory serves), you'll find the granite cliffs, and you simply skirt the edge of them Westward until you find the start. Along the way, you may find an abandoned golf club that marks the start of one of the 5.11 climbs.


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