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Areas = 15
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Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Broughton Bluff : (3) Red Wall : Hard Body (5.11b)
By: Chris Kuttruff When: Jun 5, 2013

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Comments: I think the more time I've spent on this climb, the more I've come to enjoy it. There are some really interesting sequences that become a lot easier once you suss out the beta. The route is fairly sustained and despite looking fairly steep at the crux, is mostly a challenge of endurance and dealing with tenuous balance-testing positions.

A Broughton classic in my book for sure.

Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Carver : Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall : Uncola (5.11c)
By: Chris Kuttruff When: Sep 15, 2012

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Comments: This line is intoxicating. Beautiful, powerful, technical... one of my favorite climbs at carver, or anywhere for that matter

Location: OR : Mt. Hood : Area 51
By: Chris Kuttruff When: Aug 4, 2012

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Comments: elmo, thanks for your comment. Individuals who clean and establish routes (especially in a climate such as Oregon's) work balls hard to provide a safe, enjoyable, environment for the climbing community.

Here are just a few things that go into this:

- Find out about an area (either from friends or exploring)
- read up on access issues, consult other first ascensionists
- "discover" some kind of trail (which often entails clearing space, coming into contact with poison oak, ticks, or whatever ... more >>

Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Broughton Bluff : (5) Bat Wall : Superstition (5.10c)
By: Chris Kuttruff When: Jun 2, 2012

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Comments: Warning! Moderate spoilers may follow...

On P1, A runner on the bolt before the crux bolt (the crux bolt being the one protecting the short traverse under the roof) will definitely help reduce rope drag. The same goes for the cam placement after the crux; I believe there is also a spot for a .5 c4 a bit higher than where the .3 (or #2 c3) would go.

I submit that this is the best 5.10 at Broughton. Feel free to disagree and a lively discussion thread shall ensue :)

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